New York Giants

New York Giants

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NFL Network's Kim Jones is reporting New York Giants running back Shane Vereen is "part" of the team's plans for 2017. They will pay him his $500k roster bonus by Monday's deadline. (Source: Kim Jones on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vereen, who missed most of the 2016 season with a triceps injury, will return to the Giants next season. While only appearing in five games in 2016, Vereen only accumulated 31 rushing attempts for 158 yards and a touchdown as a rusher and caught 11 targets for 94 yards as a receiver. With Rashad Jennings unlikely to be re-signed -- the Giants released him earlier in the offseason -- New York's backfield is shaping up to be a Paul Perkins and Vereen one-two punch. However, it is still early in the offseason and the draft has not even happened yet. New York can still make additions to their running back personnel to bolster their rushing attack before the start of the 2017 campaign.

Category: Transactions


Robbie Gould has signed with the 49ers after one season with the Giants. (Source: Alex Flanagan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 49ers moved on from Phil Dawson and lock up Gould. It's unknown how the 49ers offense will look this season, but Gould could be a sneaky kicking option come draft day.

Category: Transactions


The New York Giants and running back Orleans Darkwa agreed to terms on a one-year deal Thursday. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Giants declined to tender Darkwa, as they did not want to pay him $1.767 million in guaranteed money in 2017, per Ralph Vacchiano. The three-year veteran will likely continue to linger on the bottom of New York's depth chart behind Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen. The Giants are expected to bring in another running back this offseason via the draft or free agency.

Category: Transactions


The New York Giants have re-signed tight end Will Tye to a one-year deal worth $615K. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tye will return to the Giants for 2017, and unless they bring in notable competition this offseason, he will likely enter 2017 as their starting tight end. Earlier in the week, reports said that the team will not re-sign Larry Donnell, leaving the starting tight end job presumably open for Tye. The two-year veteran recorded a 48-395-1 stat line while playing in all 16 games in 2016.

Category: Transactions


ESPN Broncos senior writer Jeff Legwold reports that the Denver Broncos have already expressed interest in free agent wide receiver Victor Cruz. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Cruz was released by the Giants only two days ago, so Cruz should be feeling optimistic that a team is expressing interest in him so quickly. He has a lengthy lower body injury history and appeared to be sap of his explosiveness last season, so it's fair to wonder how much he could contribute with another team.

Category: Rumors


James Kratch of NJ.com believes Tavarres King has "a real shot to carve out a role as a key member of the receiver rotation" for the New York Giants in 2017. (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: King is a relatively unknown commodity in the football world. In three seasons with New York and Tampa Bay, he only appeared in nine games and accumulated a total of four receptions for 63 yards. However, now that the Giants released Victor Cruz, he has the opportunity to showcase his size and speed at the wide receiver position this offseason and work his way into the No. 3 or No. 4 spot on the depth chart. The Giants are young at wideout and could benefit from bringing in a quality veteran via free agency for leadership purposes.

Category: Rumors


James Kratch of NJ.com believes Paul Perkins is the "clear-cut No. 1 running back" on the New York Giants entering the 2017 season. (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: Now that the Giants released Rashad Jennings on Monday, Perkins is in line to start in 2017, barring the team making any personnel changes at running back in the offseason. However, I wouldn't rule out New York bringing in a veteran rusher via free agency, especially with the notable names that will likely be available. Eddie Lacy and LeGarrette Blount are both impending free agents while Adrian Peterson could be on his way out of Minnesota despite currently being under contract. All three of those backs could certainly add quality depth and production to a Giants backfield that struggled to run the football throughout the course of the 2016 campaign.

Category: Rumors


NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the New York Giants will not re-sign tight end, Larry Donnell, this offseason. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: On a day in which the Giants released Victor Cruz and Rashad Jennings, they also announced that they will not re-sign Donnell, who is an impending free agent. Donnell, who showed promise in 2014, has been on the decline since suffering a severe neck injury in 2015. He only accumulated a 15-92-1 stat line in 2016 and was consistently outplayed by fellow tight end Will Tye.

Category: Rumors


The New York Giants have released running back Rashad Jennings on Monday. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jennings is the second veteran cut the Giants made on Monday -- they also released Victor Cruz. Jennings' release will save the Giants $2.5 million in cap space, while Cruz's release saved the team $7.5 million. Jennings, 31, was passed on the running back depth chart at the tail end of 2016 by rookie Paul Perkins, which likely spelled the end of his tenure in New York. Although he is on the wrong side of 30, his career will likely continue with a new club in 2017.

Category: Transactions


Eli Manning completed 23 out of 44 passes for 299 yards with one touchdown, one interception, and lost a fumble in a 38-13 loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Eli Manning on the season had 4,027 yards and 26 touchdowns. Manning was victimized by multiple drops on the part of his receivers throughout the game, but he still turned in a serviceable stat line. He started off the game hot, completing seven of his first 10 throws, and also fired a 41-yard scoring dart to rookie speedster Tavarres King in the third quarter to bring New York to within 14-13 at the time. However, a Giants defense that appeared to have Aaron Rodgers' number for the majority of the first half seemed to deflate after another successful Rodgers' Hail Mary just before intermission, and the game got progressively away from them in the second half. Manning's 13th season thus ends in disappointing fashion, but he did manage to throw for 4,000 yards for the third straight campaign, although his 86.0 QBR was notably his lowest in the last three seasons.

Category: Game Recaps


Sterling Shepard had 63 yards receiving on four receptions in the Giants' 38-13 loss to the Packers in the NFC Wild Card game. Shepard was targeted nine times and had two drops (including a dropped TD pass) in the contest.

Fantasy Impact: Not a great day for the Giants' WRs, including Shepard, who dropped passes from a solid Eli Manning. Despite the somewhat poor performance by Shepard, he will head into 2017 as a solid WR3 with WR2 upside as he continues to acclimate to the NFL. Hopefully, the Giants will make some coaching personnel moves on offense (and OL moves) which will enable them to develop a more effective and consistent unit for 2017 enhancing the fantasy value of the Giants' offensive players including Shepard.

Category: Game Recaps


Odell Beckham managed just 28 yards on four receptions in the Giants' 38-13 loss to the Packers in the NFC Wild Card game on Sunday. Beckham was targeted a team high 11 times but had, at least, two drops on the afternoon including a TD.

Fantasy Impact: Overall, it was a very poor performance for Beckham playing in his first post-season contest. Despite Beckham's rhetoric throughout the week of being ready for the big stage of the playoffs, he came up small on a day when the Giants needed to be perfect on offense. A solid game by Eli Manning was wasted where Beckham and the other Giants' WRs let him down. Beckham will go into the 2017 fantasy season as a top-tier WR and should be the third WR off the board (after Antonio Brown and Julio Jones) despite this huge playoff thud.

Category: Game Recaps


Jerell Adams caught one pass for nine yards in a 24-19 loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Jerell Adams on the season has 16 catches for 122 yards and one touchdown.

Category: Game Recaps


Roger Lewis managed just 18 yards receiving on one reception in the Giants' 27-13 win over Cleveland on Sunday. He was targeted four times by Eli Manning.

Fantasy Impact: Lewis holds no fantasy value and should be ignored in all formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Bobby Rainey did not accumulate any stats for the Giants in their Week 9 win over the Eagles. Once the Giants' starting back when Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen were hurt, Rainey has become the third back on the depth chart thanks to Jennings' return and rookie Paul Perkins' emergence. Rainey totaled five snaps, all on passing plays.

Fantasy Impact: Rainey has seen his snap count trickle in the past four games from 28 to 27 to 12 and now just five. Rainey primarily plays special teams and no longer looks to be featured as a weapon. It would take an injury or a long stretch of poor play from Jennings and Perkins to make him fantasy relevant once again.

Category: Game Recaps


New York Giants K Josh Brown has been placed on the Reserve/ Commissioner Exempt list on Friday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Brown is still allowed at the Giants' facility (team permitting) and that he has three days to appeal his placement on the list. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown was officially placed on the Commissioner Exempt list on Friday one day after learning that he will not travel with the team to London. On the list, Brown will still be paid by the Giants but is considered a frozen commodity until the league and/ or team make a decision on his future stemming from his latest domestic abuse allegations for acts toward his ex-wife, Molly Bown. The troubled kicker should be dropped in all fantasy football formats as his season and career are now in jeopardy.

Category: Rumors


Logan Thomas was released by the Giants today as the team cut down their roster from 75 to 53. The third string QB struggled to show consistency in the preseason and couldn't overcome Ryan Nassib to move up the depth chart. It was unlikely that the Giants would keep three quarterbacks and it was proven with this move. (Source: Josina Anderson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas' own consistency issues prevented him from seriously challenging a seemingly regressed Ryan Nassib for the primary backup QB spot on the team. His run with the Giants is over for now but with Nassib in a contract year, it will be interesting to see what the Giants do next offseason.

Category: Transactions


Ryan Nassib started Thursday night’s game against the New England Patriots with Eli Manning sitting out and the backup QB played into the second half. He finished 16-for-29, good for a 55.2 completion percentage, totaled 210 passing yards, and threw for one touchdown and one interception. He was sacked three times and also got downfield once; rushing for a five yard gain.

Fantasy Impact: Nassib’s game was again up and down but there were a lot more highlights than lowlights tonight. His below average pocket awareness plagued him again on a night where he took three bad sacks and hesitated to pull the trigger on multiple throws downfield. But the good was also there at different points which included a quick slant to Tavarres King that turned into a 59-yard touchdown. Nassib showed enough to keep his roster spot going into a contract year but he might not ever be an NFL starter.

Category: Game Recaps


Andre Williams rumbled for 41 yards on just nine carries in the Giants' pre-season opener against the Dolphins on Friday evening at MetLife Stadium.

Fantasy Impact: Williams holds no fantasy value and should be ignored in fantasy drafts in all formats.

Category: Game Recaps


New York Giants WR Dwayne Harris spoke to the team's official website about improvements they need to make on the offensive side of the football entering the 2016 season this week. "I think we're getting better just throwing the ball down the field more," Harris said. "We're definitely trying to work on throwing the ball down the field, throwing more deep passes. And (we need to get) the run game going. That's one of the key elements in our offense. We got it going later on in the season. We've just got to continue that momentum and keep carrying it in the beginning of this season." (Source: Giants.com)

Fantasy Impact: Harris had the best statistical season of his five-year career in 2015 with the Giants. Harris was primarily a return ace for the better part of his tenure with the Cowboys and was forced into action due to the injuries to New York's receiving corps last year. In 15 games, Harris caught 36 passes for 396 yards four touchdowns to go along with his usual special team's contributions. In 2016 however, Harris will likely take a step back on the depth chart as the Giants added Sterling Shepard in the draft and expecting the on-field return of Victor Cruz to compliment Odell Beckham. Unless injuries once again creep up on New York's receivers, Harris should be kept off of the fantasy radar and on the waiver wire in the upcoming campaign.


Rueben Randle caught four passes for 79 yards and a touchdown in a 35-30 loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Rueben Randle finished the season with 57 catches for 797 yards and eight touchdowns.

Category: Game Recaps


Myles White caught two passes for 34 yards and a touchdown in a 49-17 loss to the Vikings.

Fantasy Impact: Myles White on the season has seven catches for 88 yards and a touchdown.

Category: Game Recaps


Giants FB Nikita Whitlock to IR

Tue, Dec 22nd 5:41pm EST
By Nicky Tapas

NYG

Whitlock injured his knee on Sunday in the Giants' Week 15 loss to the Panthers. Whitlock will be sent to the season-ending IR. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Whitlock holds no fantasy value and should be ignored in all formats.

Category: Injury Updates


Giants TE Daniel Fells was diagnosed with MRSA. He was being treated for an ankle injury when it was discovered he had an infection. This ailment will bring an end to his season. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fells received a few targets the first few games of the regular season, but he wasn't fantasy relevant. His absence should only increase targets received by Larry Donnell, though Donnell hasn't been worthy of a starting spot in the early going.

Category: Injury Updates


Parker had dropped five passes in the team's first two games -- including huge drops in key moments late in the Week 1 and 2 games. No surprise that Tom Coughlin had seen enough. Sadly, prior to Week 1, the Giants released James Jones, who has been great for the Packers, in lieu of Parker. (Source: NY Giants on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While some speculate this news may mean Victor Cruz is getting closer to his return, it is likely solely a result of Parker's poor play. Parker holds no fantasy value.


Corey Washington cut by Giants

Sat, Sep 5th 2:29pm EDT
By Mike Ryan

BUF

Corey Washington was released by the Giants early Saturday morning. (Source: nj.com)

Fantasy Impact: Many expected a leap out of Washington in his second season but his shortcomings were noticeable as a special team player. Washington also injured his shoulder in Tuesdays practice which assisted in him being cut. Washington is now a free agent.


James Jones released by Giants

Sat, Sep 5th 12:25pm EDT
By Mike Ryan

James Jones was notified of his release by the New York Giants early Saturday morning. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Jones, who had impressed during the preseason, was not ultimately selected for the final 53 man roster. Jones is now currently a free agent.


Giants WR Marcus Harris to IR

Fri, Jul 17th 9:52am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

New York Giants WR Marcus Harris has a microfracture in his knee and was placed on the team's IR list. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harris wasn't fantasy relevant this season, and it appears the injury could be of the career-ending variety.

Category: Injury Updates


The New York Giants and wide receiver Kevin Ogletree have parted ways after one season. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Kevin Ogletree played sparingly with the Giants last season recording only 5 catches and 50 yards. Ogletree was originally signed after Victor Cruz went down in week four.

Category: Transactions


Jernigan missed most of 2014 due to injury (foot sprain). The Giants' decision to not re-sign Jernigan was expected. (Source: Ebenezer Samuel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jernigan holds no fantasy value in dynasty or redraft formats.


Peyton Hillis placed on IR

Sat, Nov 15th 12:23pm EST
By Nicky Tapas

Peyton Hillis was placed on IR by the Giants today (concussion). (Source: Art Stapleton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hillis' season, and perhaps his tenure with the Giants, is over. Hillis holds no fantasy value. If anything, this development could increase Andre Williams' backup RB snap count on third downs/passing plays.


Giants fourth string running back Michael Cox broke his leg in the team's loss to Seattle in Week ten.

Fantasy Impact: Cox took a hard hit in the lower part of his leg, and remained on the field for a while. With starting running back Rashad Jennings due back next week, Cox wasn't going to see much of a role anyway. But now the Giants will have to sign an emergency replacement this week.


QB Curtis Painter has been released by the Giants. The Giants will go with Eli Manning and Ryan Nassib at QB. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Painter holds no fantasy value.


WR Mario Manningham has been placed on season-ending IR by the Giants. Manningham was attempting a comeback with the Giants this season after spending the last two seasons with the 49ers. (Source: Newark Star-Ledger/nj.com)

Fantasy Impact: Manningham was a long shot to make the Giants' roster this season. Now that he has been placed on season-ending IR, he holds no fantasy value.


Giants running back David Wilson was placed on Injured Reserve today, ending his season. The burner he suffered in practice last week caused "numbness" in his hands and lower extremities, and his spinal surgeon advised him to quit playing football. Wilson has taken that advice. (Source: New York Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: This is a real shame for Wilson and fans of the NFL. On Monday Wilson said, "I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me, or pity me. I lived my dream. A lot of people only get to dream their dream. I lived that dream." He finished his career with 7 total touchdowns, and set a Giants team record for kickoff return yards in 2012.


Adrien Robinson is currently listed as the 5th tight end on the Giants training camp depth chart. (Source: Dan Graziano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Even though he's an athletic specimen at 6'5, 265 lbs, it looks like it's going to be an uphill battle for Robinson to even get the majority of reps at the position. Little known Larry Donnell is currently atop the Giants depth chart. Tight end for the Giants could prove to be a fantasy wasteland in 2014.


Eli Manning completed 23 out of 44 passes for 299 yards with one touchdown, one interception, and lost a fumble in a 38-13 loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Eli Manning on the season had 4,027 yards and 26 touchdowns. Manning was victimized by multiple drops on the part of his receivers throughout the game, but he still turned in a serviceable stat line. He started off the game hot, completing seven of his first 10 throws, and also fired a 41-yard scoring dart to rookie speedster Tavarres King in the third quarter to bring New York to within 14-13 at the time. However, a Giants defense that appeared to have Aaron Rodgers' number for the majority of the first half seemed to deflate after another successful Rodgers' Hail Mary just before intermission, and the game got progressively away from them in the second half. Manning's 13th season thus ends in disappointing fashion, but he did manage to throw for 4,000 yards for the third straight campaign, although his 86.0 QBR was notably his lowest in the last three seasons.

Category: Game Recaps


Logan Thomas was released by the Giants today as the team cut down their roster from 75 to 53. The third string QB struggled to show consistency in the preseason and couldn't overcome Ryan Nassib to move up the depth chart. It was unlikely that the Giants would keep three quarterbacks and it was proven with this move. (Source: Josina Anderson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas' own consistency issues prevented him from seriously challenging a seemingly regressed Ryan Nassib for the primary backup QB spot on the team. His run with the Giants is over for now but with Nassib in a contract year, it will be interesting to see what the Giants do next offseason.

Category: Transactions


Ryan Nassib started Thursday night’s game against the New England Patriots with Eli Manning sitting out and the backup QB played into the second half. He finished 16-for-29, good for a 55.2 completion percentage, totaled 210 passing yards, and threw for one touchdown and one interception. He was sacked three times and also got downfield once; rushing for a five yard gain.

Fantasy Impact: Nassib’s game was again up and down but there were a lot more highlights than lowlights tonight. His below average pocket awareness plagued him again on a night where he took three bad sacks and hesitated to pull the trigger on multiple throws downfield. But the good was also there at different points which included a quick slant to Tavarres King that turned into a 59-yard touchdown. Nassib showed enough to keep his roster spot going into a contract year but he might not ever be an NFL starter.

Category: Game Recaps


QB Curtis Painter has been released by the Giants. The Giants will go with Eli Manning and Ryan Nassib at QB. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Painter holds no fantasy value.


NFL Network's Kim Jones is reporting New York Giants running back Shane Vereen is "part" of the team's plans for 2017. They will pay him his $500k roster bonus by Monday's deadline. (Source: Kim Jones on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vereen, who missed most of the 2016 season with a triceps injury, will return to the Giants next season. While only appearing in five games in 2016, Vereen only accumulated 31 rushing attempts for 158 yards and a touchdown as a rusher and caught 11 targets for 94 yards as a receiver. With Rashad Jennings unlikely to be re-signed -- the Giants released him earlier in the offseason -- New York's backfield is shaping up to be a Paul Perkins and Vereen one-two punch. However, it is still early in the offseason and the draft has not even happened yet. New York can still make additions to their running back personnel to bolster their rushing attack before the start of the 2017 campaign.

Category: Transactions


The New York Giants and running back Orleans Darkwa agreed to terms on a one-year deal Thursday. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Giants declined to tender Darkwa, as they did not want to pay him $1.767 million in guaranteed money in 2017, per Ralph Vacchiano. The three-year veteran will likely continue to linger on the bottom of New York's depth chart behind Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen. The Giants are expected to bring in another running back this offseason via the draft or free agency.

Category: Transactions


James Kratch of NJ.com believes Paul Perkins is the "clear-cut No. 1 running back" on the New York Giants entering the 2017 season. (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: Now that the Giants released Rashad Jennings on Monday, Perkins is in line to start in 2017, barring the team making any personnel changes at running back in the offseason. However, I wouldn't rule out New York bringing in a veteran rusher via free agency, especially with the notable names that will likely be available. Eddie Lacy and LeGarrette Blount are both impending free agents while Adrian Peterson could be on his way out of Minnesota despite currently being under contract. All three of those backs could certainly add quality depth and production to a Giants backfield that struggled to run the football throughout the course of the 2016 campaign.

Category: Rumors


The New York Giants have released running back Rashad Jennings on Monday. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jennings is the second veteran cut the Giants made on Monday -- they also released Victor Cruz. Jennings' release will save the Giants $2.5 million in cap space, while Cruz's release saved the team $7.5 million. Jennings, 31, was passed on the running back depth chart at the tail end of 2016 by rookie Paul Perkins, which likely spelled the end of his tenure in New York. Although he is on the wrong side of 30, his career will likely continue with a new club in 2017.

Category: Transactions


Bobby Rainey did not accumulate any stats for the Giants in their Week 9 win over the Eagles. Once the Giants' starting back when Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen were hurt, Rainey has become the third back on the depth chart thanks to Jennings' return and rookie Paul Perkins' emergence. Rainey totaled five snaps, all on passing plays.

Fantasy Impact: Rainey has seen his snap count trickle in the past four games from 28 to 27 to 12 and now just five. Rainey primarily plays special teams and no longer looks to be featured as a weapon. It would take an injury or a long stretch of poor play from Jennings and Perkins to make him fantasy relevant once again.

Category: Game Recaps


Andre Williams rumbled for 41 yards on just nine carries in the Giants' pre-season opener against the Dolphins on Friday evening at MetLife Stadium.

Fantasy Impact: Williams holds no fantasy value and should be ignored in fantasy drafts in all formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Giants FB Nikita Whitlock to IR

Tue, Dec 22nd 5:41pm EST
By Nicky Tapas

NYG

Whitlock injured his knee on Sunday in the Giants' Week 15 loss to the Panthers. Whitlock will be sent to the season-ending IR. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Whitlock holds no fantasy value and should be ignored in all formats.

Category: Injury Updates


Peyton Hillis placed on IR

Sat, Nov 15th 12:23pm EST
By Nicky Tapas

Peyton Hillis was placed on IR by the Giants today (concussion). (Source: Art Stapleton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hillis' season, and perhaps his tenure with the Giants, is over. Hillis holds no fantasy value. If anything, this development could increase Andre Williams' backup RB snap count on third downs/passing plays.


Giants fourth string running back Michael Cox broke his leg in the team's loss to Seattle in Week ten.

Fantasy Impact: Cox took a hard hit in the lower part of his leg, and remained on the field for a while. With starting running back Rashad Jennings due back next week, Cox wasn't going to see much of a role anyway. But now the Giants will have to sign an emergency replacement this week.


Giants running back David Wilson was placed on Injured Reserve today, ending his season. The burner he suffered in practice last week caused "numbness" in his hands and lower extremities, and his spinal surgeon advised him to quit playing football. Wilson has taken that advice. (Source: New York Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: This is a real shame for Wilson and fans of the NFL. On Monday Wilson said, "I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me, or pity me. I lived my dream. A lot of people only get to dream their dream. I lived that dream." He finished his career with 7 total touchdowns, and set a Giants team record for kickoff return yards in 2012.


ESPN Broncos senior writer Jeff Legwold reports that the Denver Broncos have already expressed interest in free agent wide receiver Victor Cruz. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Cruz was released by the Giants only two days ago, so Cruz should be feeling optimistic that a team is expressing interest in him so quickly. He has a lengthy lower body injury history and appeared to be sap of his explosiveness last season, so it's fair to wonder how much he could contribute with another team.

Category: Rumors


James Kratch of NJ.com believes Tavarres King has "a real shot to carve out a role as a key member of the receiver rotation" for the New York Giants in 2017. (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: King is a relatively unknown commodity in the football world. In three seasons with New York and Tampa Bay, he only appeared in nine games and accumulated a total of four receptions for 63 yards. However, now that the Giants released Victor Cruz, he has the opportunity to showcase his size and speed at the wide receiver position this offseason and work his way into the No. 3 or No. 4 spot on the depth chart. The Giants are young at wideout and could benefit from bringing in a quality veteran via free agency for leadership purposes.

Category: Rumors


Sterling Shepard had 63 yards receiving on four receptions in the Giants' 38-13 loss to the Packers in the NFC Wild Card game. Shepard was targeted nine times and had two drops (including a dropped TD pass) in the contest.

Fantasy Impact: Not a great day for the Giants' WRs, including Shepard, who dropped passes from a solid Eli Manning. Despite the somewhat poor performance by Shepard, he will head into 2017 as a solid WR3 with WR2 upside as he continues to acclimate to the NFL. Hopefully, the Giants will make some coaching personnel moves on offense (and OL moves) which will enable them to develop a more effective and consistent unit for 2017 enhancing the fantasy value of the Giants' offensive players including Shepard.

Category: Game Recaps


Odell Beckham managed just 28 yards on four receptions in the Giants' 38-13 loss to the Packers in the NFC Wild Card game on Sunday. Beckham was targeted a team high 11 times but had, at least, two drops on the afternoon including a TD.

Fantasy Impact: Overall, it was a very poor performance for Beckham playing in his first post-season contest. Despite Beckham's rhetoric throughout the week of being ready for the big stage of the playoffs, he came up small on a day when the Giants needed to be perfect on offense. A solid game by Eli Manning was wasted where Beckham and the other Giants' WRs let him down. Beckham will go into the 2017 fantasy season as a top-tier WR and should be the third WR off the board (after Antonio Brown and Julio Jones) despite this huge playoff thud.

Category: Game Recaps


Roger Lewis managed just 18 yards receiving on one reception in the Giants' 27-13 win over Cleveland on Sunday. He was targeted four times by Eli Manning.

Fantasy Impact: Lewis holds no fantasy value and should be ignored in all formats.

Category: Game Recaps


New York Giants WR Dwayne Harris spoke to the team's official website about improvements they need to make on the offensive side of the football entering the 2016 season this week. "I think we're getting better just throwing the ball down the field more," Harris said. "We're definitely trying to work on throwing the ball down the field, throwing more deep passes. And (we need to get) the run game going. That's one of the key elements in our offense. We got it going later on in the season. We've just got to continue that momentum and keep carrying it in the beginning of this season." (Source: Giants.com)

Fantasy Impact: Harris had the best statistical season of his five-year career in 2015 with the Giants. Harris was primarily a return ace for the better part of his tenure with the Cowboys and was forced into action due to the injuries to New York's receiving corps last year. In 15 games, Harris caught 36 passes for 396 yards four touchdowns to go along with his usual special team's contributions. In 2016 however, Harris will likely take a step back on the depth chart as the Giants added Sterling Shepard in the draft and expecting the on-field return of Victor Cruz to compliment Odell Beckham. Unless injuries once again creep up on New York's receivers, Harris should be kept off of the fantasy radar and on the waiver wire in the upcoming campaign.


Rueben Randle caught four passes for 79 yards and a touchdown in a 35-30 loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Rueben Randle finished the season with 57 catches for 797 yards and eight touchdowns.

Category: Game Recaps


Myles White caught two passes for 34 yards and a touchdown in a 49-17 loss to the Vikings.

Fantasy Impact: Myles White on the season has seven catches for 88 yards and a touchdown.

Category: Game Recaps


Parker had dropped five passes in the team's first two games -- including huge drops in key moments late in the Week 1 and 2 games. No surprise that Tom Coughlin had seen enough. Sadly, prior to Week 1, the Giants released James Jones, who has been great for the Packers, in lieu of Parker. (Source: NY Giants on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While some speculate this news may mean Victor Cruz is getting closer to his return, it is likely solely a result of Parker's poor play. Parker holds no fantasy value.


Corey Washington cut by Giants

Sat, Sep 5th 2:29pm EDT
By Mike Ryan

BUF

Corey Washington was released by the Giants early Saturday morning. (Source: nj.com)

Fantasy Impact: Many expected a leap out of Washington in his second season but his shortcomings were noticeable as a special team player. Washington also injured his shoulder in Tuesdays practice which assisted in him being cut. Washington is now a free agent.


James Jones released by Giants

Sat, Sep 5th 12:25pm EDT
By Mike Ryan

James Jones was notified of his release by the New York Giants early Saturday morning. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Jones, who had impressed during the preseason, was not ultimately selected for the final 53 man roster. Jones is now currently a free agent.


Giants WR Marcus Harris to IR

Fri, Jul 17th 9:52am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

New York Giants WR Marcus Harris has a microfracture in his knee and was placed on the team's IR list. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harris wasn't fantasy relevant this season, and it appears the injury could be of the career-ending variety.

Category: Injury Updates


The New York Giants and wide receiver Kevin Ogletree have parted ways after one season. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Kevin Ogletree played sparingly with the Giants last season recording only 5 catches and 50 yards. Ogletree was originally signed after Victor Cruz went down in week four.

Category: Transactions


Jernigan missed most of 2014 due to injury (foot sprain). The Giants' decision to not re-sign Jernigan was expected. (Source: Ebenezer Samuel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jernigan holds no fantasy value in dynasty or redraft formats.


WR Mario Manningham has been placed on season-ending IR by the Giants. Manningham was attempting a comeback with the Giants this season after spending the last two seasons with the 49ers. (Source: Newark Star-Ledger/nj.com)

Fantasy Impact: Manningham was a long shot to make the Giants' roster this season. Now that he has been placed on season-ending IR, he holds no fantasy value.


The New York Giants have re-signed tight end Will Tye to a one-year deal worth $615K. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tye will return to the Giants for 2017, and unless they bring in notable competition this offseason, he will likely enter 2017 as their starting tight end. Earlier in the week, reports said that the team will not re-sign Larry Donnell, leaving the starting tight end job presumably open for Tye. The two-year veteran recorded a 48-395-1 stat line while playing in all 16 games in 2016.

Category: Transactions


NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the New York Giants will not re-sign tight end, Larry Donnell, this offseason. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: On a day in which the Giants released Victor Cruz and Rashad Jennings, they also announced that they will not re-sign Donnell, who is an impending free agent. Donnell, who showed promise in 2014, has been on the decline since suffering a severe neck injury in 2015. He only accumulated a 15-92-1 stat line in 2016 and was consistently outplayed by fellow tight end Will Tye.

Category: Rumors


Jerell Adams caught one pass for nine yards in a 24-19 loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Jerell Adams on the season has 16 catches for 122 yards and one touchdown.

Category: Game Recaps


Giants TE Daniel Fells was diagnosed with MRSA. He was being treated for an ankle injury when it was discovered he had an infection. This ailment will bring an end to his season. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fells received a few targets the first few games of the regular season, but he wasn't fantasy relevant. His absence should only increase targets received by Larry Donnell, though Donnell hasn't been worthy of a starting spot in the early going.

Category: Injury Updates


Adrien Robinson is currently listed as the 5th tight end on the Giants training camp depth chart. (Source: Dan Graziano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Even though he's an athletic specimen at 6'5, 265 lbs, it looks like it's going to be an uphill battle for Robinson to even get the majority of reps at the position. Little known Larry Donnell is currently atop the Giants depth chart. Tight end for the Giants could prove to be a fantasy wasteland in 2014.


Robbie Gould has signed with the 49ers after one season with the Giants. (Source: Alex Flanagan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 49ers moved on from Phil Dawson and lock up Gould. It's unknown how the 49ers offense will look this season, but Gould could be a sneaky kicking option come draft day.

Category: Transactions


New York Giants K Josh Brown has been placed on the Reserve/ Commissioner Exempt list on Friday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Brown is still allowed at the Giants' facility (team permitting) and that he has three days to appeal his placement on the list. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown was officially placed on the Commissioner Exempt list on Friday one day after learning that he will not travel with the team to London. On the list, Brown will still be paid by the Giants but is considered a frozen commodity until the league and/ or team make a decision on his future stemming from his latest domestic abuse allegations for acts toward his ex-wife, Molly Bown. The troubled kicker should be dropped in all fantasy football formats as his season and career are now in jeopardy.

Category: Rumors


The New York Giants had five sacks in a 38-13 loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: The New York Giants earned some fantasy points with the five sacks, but got destroyed in the second half by the Packers. The Giants should be a top defense next season.

Category: Game Recaps


The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed defensive back Coty Sensabaugh to a two-year deal on Monday. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sensabaugh played for the Giants in 2016 and accumulated 25 tackles and a forced fumble in 13 games. ESPN's Adam Caplan believes the five-year veteran will compete for a spot on Pittsburgh's defensive nickel package for 2017.

Category: Transactions


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the New York Giants and pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul agreed to terms on a four-year, $62 million deal that could be worth "up to" $66 million with incentives and includes $40 million in guaranteed money. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pierre-Paul, who was franchise tagged last month, agreed to a four-year extension with the Giants Friday. Despite playing in only 12 games in 2016, the veteran pass rusher accumulated 54 tackles, seven sacks, three forced fumbles and a recovery. He will continue to anchor a Giants defensive line that was the strength of their team last season.

Category: Transactions


Romeo Okwara had one tackle and a sack in a 38-13 loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Romeo Okwara on the season had 25 tackles and one sack.

Category: Game Recaps


Kerry Wynn had one tackle and one sack in a 38-13 loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Kerry Wynn on the season had 12 tackles and a half a sack.

Category: Game Recaps


Jonathan Hankins had three tackles and a sack in a 38-13 loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Jonathan Hankins on the season had 43 tackles and three sacks.

Category: Game Recaps


Landon Collins had nine tackles and one sack in a 38-13 loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Landon Collins on the season had 125 tackles and five interceptions.

Category: Game Recaps


Trevin Wade had four tackles and returned a fumble 11 yards for a touchdown to end the game in a 19-10 win over the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Trevin Wade finished the regular season with 26 tackles.

Category: Game Recaps


Leon Hall had two tackles, two assists, and one sack in the Giants' 19-10 win over the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: The sack was Hall's second on the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Damon Harrison had four tackles and one sack in the Giants' 19-10 victory over the Redskins on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Harrison finishes the regular season with 86 tackles and 2.5 sacks. The 86 tackles were third on the team.

Category: Game Recaps


Dominique Rogers-Cromartie had one sack and two interceptions in Sunday's 20-10 Giants victory. His second pick all but sealed the win.

Fantasy Impact: Rogers-Cromartie was a key addition to a surging Giants defense that should be even better next season.

Category: Game Recaps


Devon Kennard had three tackles and one assist in the Giants 24-19 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night. He now has 54 tackles on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Kennard was actually second on the team in tackles with three in a game where all of the Giants defense got involved to support defensive leader Landon Collins

Category: Game Recaps


Olivier Vernon was held without a sack on Thursday night in the Giants 24-19 loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants sack leader applied pressure all night but was not able to add to his team leading sack total of 8.5

Category: Game Recaps


Janoris Jenkins left Sunday's game versus the Lions early in the second quarter after a friendly-fire collision with fellow CB Trevin Wade. Jenkins did not return and went to the locker room where the Giants' training staff conducted tests on his spine and later his internals. Tests came back negative today, indicating that he has no internal damage. (Source: Timothy Rapp via Bleacher Report)

Fantasy Impact: Its still vague as to what Jenkins' diagnosis is and if he will be available on a short week when the Giants visit Philadelphia. Jackrabbit has been playing lights out recently but with Philly's WRs not a huge threat, New York may look to sit their best CB in anticipation with a matchup against Washington's lethal wideouts. If the Giants win Thursday against Philly and the Cowboys beat Detroit than the Redskins game becomes meaningless for NY and could give Jenkins even more time to recuperate.

Category: Injury Updates


Eli Apple had only one tackle and one assist in the Giants 10-7 victory vs. Dallas on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Apple is a big part of a Giants secondary that is playing with a lot of confidence. His numbers don't warrant IDP consideration, but he is one of the players that make the Giants D/ST worthy of a roster spot.

Category: Game Recaps


Jonathan Casillas had five tackles and one sack in a 10-7 win over the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Jonathan Casillas on the season has 85 tackles.

Category: Game Recaps


Kelvin Sheppard had six tackles to tie for the team lead with Landon Collins in the Giants 22-16 win

Fantasy Impact: While Sheppard had a nice game, there are better IDP options likely on your waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps


Robert Thomas had one tackle and a sack in a 21-20 win over the Bengals.

Fantasy Impact: Robert Thomas on the season has three tackles and one sack.

Category: Game Recaps


Andrew Adams had nine tackles and one interception in a 28-23 win over the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Andrew Adams on the season has 29 tackles and one interception.

Category: Game Recaps


Darian Thompson with a foot injury has been ruled out for Sunday's tilt with the Eagles. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Darian Thompson on the season has seven tackles.

Category: Injury Updates


Keenan Robinson finished with seven tackles against the Rams on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Robinson now has 37 tackles on the season and no sacks

Category: Game Recaps


Jay Bromley had one tackle and one sack in a 17-10 win over the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Jay Bromley on the season has 10 tackles and one sack.

Category: Game Recaps


Nat Berhe with a concussion did not practice on Thursday and is questionable for Sunday's tilt with the Packers. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Nat Berhe on the season has 14 tackles.

Category: Injury Updates


The New York Giants and P Brad Wing agreed to terms on a three-year, $6.45 million contract extension on Monday. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Brad Wing is now linked to the Giants until the 2019 season. After one season with the club, he tied their single-season record with punts inside the 20-yardline with 33.

Category: Transactions


Ayers had the only sack of Sam Bradford in the Giants 35-30 Week 17 loss to the Eagles. He finished 2015 with a team-leading total of 9.5 sacks.

Fantasy Impact: No other Giants player had more than 3.0 sacks in 2015 and the Giants defense had only 23 sacks total this season (its lowest total in a 16-game season). Ayers could be valuable as a low-end IDP in 2016 in very deep leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


J.T. Thomas had eight tackles and a half a sack in a 38-35 loss to the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: J.T. Thomas on the season has 44 tackles. He had one of the three sacks scoring some points for the team defense.

Category: Game Recaps


Giants release Damontre Moore

Fri, Dec 11th 4:23pm EST
By Nicky Tapas

DAL

The Giants released DE Damontre Moore on Friday. The 2013 third-round draft pick's departure is believed to be at least in part for a violation of team rules. (Source: Art Stapleton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moore recorded three sacks in 11 games, but he made a series of poor decisions throughout the season leading to costly penalties on, seemingly, a weekly basis. The Giants apparently had enough. Moore holds no value in fantasy formats.


Prince Amukamara with a pectoral injury was a full participant in practice Friday and is expected to return Sunday. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Amukamara should provide a nice boost to the Giants secondary opposite Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Category: Injury Updates


Jasper Brinkley had 12 tackles and a sack in a 27-26 loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Jasper Brinkley on the season has 24 tackles. He helped score points for the Giant defense.

Category: Game Recaps


Craig Dahl gets a sack

Mon, Nov 16th 9:50am EST
By Craig Rosenkrantz

Craig Dahl had seven tackles and a sack in a 27-26 loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Craig Dahl on the season has 33 tackles. He did help score some points for the Giant team defense.

Category: Game Recaps


Trumaine McBride had one pick in a 27-26 loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Trumaine McBride on the season has 21 tackles and three interceptions. He did help score some points for the Giant team defense.

Category: Game Recaps


Jon Beason with an ankle injury was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: This is a blow as the Giants are thin at linebacker and thin on defense overall.

Category: Injury Updates


Brandon Meriweather had seven tackles and a interception in a 27-20 win over the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Meriweather on the season has 41 tackles and two interceptions. He helped score points for the Giant team defense.

Category: Game Recaps


Jayron Hosley had three tackles and one interception in a 27-7 loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Jayron Hosley on the season has 14 tackles and one interception. He helped score points for the Giant team defense.

Category: Game Recaps


Unga turned in a solid performance in Week 3 against the Redskins by leading the Giants with 9 tackles and picking off Kirk Cousins.

Fantasy Impact: The young linebacker is off to a good start to the 2015 season for the Giants. For fantasy purposes, however, he is not on the IDP radar.

Category: Game Recaps


It was confirmed today that safety Bennett Jackson tore his ACL in last night's Giants-Jaguars pre-season game, and will miss the 2015 season. (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: Horrible news. Jackson was a favorite to earn a starting spot at safety and was doubling as insurance as the nickel cornerback. This loss further impacts the Giants' overall D/ST ranking, since their safety situation is now dire. Obviously ignore Jackson in all IDP formats.

Category: Injury Updates


Mark Herzlich left the Giants' second pre-season game early in the first quarter after suffering a hit on a special teams/kickoff play. He was diagnosed with a concussion and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: Herzlich holds no fantasy value as an IDP. He suffered a bad concussion last season so this should be monitored, since an already depleted Giants defense may be down yet another man before Week 1.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


Safety Mykkele Thompson tore his Achilles tendon in the Giants' pre-season opener against the Bengals on Friday night. (Source: NY Giants on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thompson will unfortunately miss the entire 2015 season. He should be ignored in all IDP fantasy formats.

Category: Injury Updates


The Dolphins have signed seven-year vet and former Giant Zack Bowman to a one-year deal. He spent his first six seasons with the Chicago Bears who drafted him in the fifth round. Bowman is an experienced corner who excels at special teams. (Source: Sun Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: Bowman played all 16 games for the Giants last year but only started after Prince Amukamara suffered a season-ending injury. At 6'1" 196 pounds, he provides size that Miami lacks. He should have the opportunity to compete for the spot opposite Brent Grimes. At the very least, he will provide depth with experience at corner, and should provide a special teams upgrade.

Category: Transactions


The Dolphins have signed former Giant, Spencer Paysinger to a one-year deal. Paysinger spent four years with the Giants, and played last year behind Jacquian Williams. (Source: Sun Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: The Dolphins are working to strengthen their linebacker ranks after releasing a number of starters and reserves. Paysinger can play all three linebacker positions and is also a strong contributor on special teams. He has the opportunity to compete for a starting role.

Category: Transactions


Antrel Rolle has officially agreed to a 3 year, $11.25M deal with the Bears. Jason Pierre-Paul now remains the lone defensive Giants starter from Super Bowl 46, exemplifying how quickly things change in the NFL. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rolle's departure further weakens the Giants' secondary and overall defensive unit which had a horrible season in 2014. While Rolle's departure was not surprising considering the cap space issues the Giants are facing, it leaves a hole at the safety position the Giants need to fill.


Eagles sign Walter Thurmond

Wed, Mar 11th 12:58pm EDT
By Dan Dziubczynski

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed cornerback Walter Thurmond to a one year deal. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Thurmond, who played in just two games in 2014 for the Giants due to injury, will go to Philly, where he will be playing with Byron Maxwell. The two formerly played in the same defensive backfield with the Seattle Seahawks. The move also reunites Thurmond with Chip Kelly, who coached Thurmond in college at Oregon. If you are counting, this makes the 10th Oregon player on the Eagles roster. When healthy, Thurmond has been a pretty good slot cornerback, so he'll help the Eagles if he can stay on the field.

Category: Transactions


Jacquian Williams is still suffering from a concussion and has been ruled out for today's game against the Titans. (Source: Pat Hanlon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Yet another blow to a Giants defense that's reeling. Stay far, far away from this unit as a D/ST option.


According to Dan Graziano, "My friend @FieldYates tells me the Giants are placing Robert Ayers, Mathias Kiwanuka and Adam Snyder all on injured reserve." (Source: Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The New York Giants deafense deals with another blow as defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka has been placed on injured reserve. Kiwanuka, who missed last week against the Jaguars, ends the season with 2.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.


Giants' FS Stevie Brown played nearly all the defensive snaps in the first three weeks, but was benched for Quintin Demps in Week 4. Brown only saw four snaps in Week 4 and saw none in Week 5, while Demps got 71 of 72 defensive snaps against Atlanta. (Source: New York Post)

Fantasy Impact: Talk about a demotion. Demps has done so well over the last two weeks in preventing deep completions that he will likely keep the job moving forward. Stevie Brown has no fantasy value, even if Demps gets hurt.


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the New York Giants and pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul agreed to terms on a four-year, $62 million deal that could be worth "up to" $66 million with incentives and includes $40 million in guaranteed money. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pierre-Paul, who was franchise tagged last month, agreed to a four-year extension with the Giants Friday. Despite playing in only 12 games in 2016, the veteran pass rusher accumulated 54 tackles, seven sacks, three forced fumbles and a recovery. He will continue to anchor a Giants defensive line that was the strength of their team last season.

Category: Transactions


Romeo Okwara had one tackle and a sack in a 38-13 loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Romeo Okwara on the season had 25 tackles and one sack.

Category: Game Recaps


Kerry Wynn had one tackle and one sack in a 38-13 loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Kerry Wynn on the season had 12 tackles and a half a sack.

Category: Game Recaps


Jonathan Hankins had three tackles and a sack in a 38-13 loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Jonathan Hankins on the season had 43 tackles and three sacks.

Category: Game Recaps


Damon Harrison had four tackles and one sack in the Giants' 19-10 victory over the Redskins on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Harrison finishes the regular season with 86 tackles and 2.5 sacks. The 86 tackles were third on the team.

Category: Game Recaps


Olivier Vernon was held without a sack on Thursday night in the Giants 24-19 loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants sack leader applied pressure all night but was not able to add to his team leading sack total of 8.5

Category: Game Recaps


Robert Thomas had one tackle and a sack in a 21-20 win over the Bengals.

Fantasy Impact: Robert Thomas on the season has three tackles and one sack.

Category: Game Recaps


Jay Bromley had one tackle and one sack in a 17-10 win over the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Jay Bromley on the season has 10 tackles and one sack.

Category: Game Recaps


Ayers had the only sack of Sam Bradford in the Giants 35-30 Week 17 loss to the Eagles. He finished 2015 with a team-leading total of 9.5 sacks.

Fantasy Impact: No other Giants player had more than 3.0 sacks in 2015 and the Giants defense had only 23 sacks total this season (its lowest total in a 16-game season). Ayers could be valuable as a low-end IDP in 2016 in very deep leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Giants release Damontre Moore

Fri, Dec 11th 4:23pm EST
By Nicky Tapas

DAL

The Giants released DE Damontre Moore on Friday. The 2013 third-round draft pick's departure is believed to be at least in part for a violation of team rules. (Source: Art Stapleton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moore recorded three sacks in 11 games, but he made a series of poor decisions throughout the season leading to costly penalties on, seemingly, a weekly basis. The Giants apparently had enough. Moore holds no value in fantasy formats.


According to Dan Graziano, "My friend @FieldYates tells me the Giants are placing Robert Ayers, Mathias Kiwanuka and Adam Snyder all on injured reserve." (Source: Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The New York Giants deafense deals with another blow as defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka has been placed on injured reserve. Kiwanuka, who missed last week against the Jaguars, ends the season with 2.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.


Devon Kennard had three tackles and one assist in the Giants 24-19 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night. He now has 54 tackles on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Kennard was actually second on the team in tackles with three in a game where all of the Giants defense got involved to support defensive leader Landon Collins

Category: Game Recaps


Jonathan Casillas had five tackles and one sack in a 10-7 win over the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Jonathan Casillas on the season has 85 tackles.

Category: Game Recaps


Kelvin Sheppard had six tackles to tie for the team lead with Landon Collins in the Giants 22-16 win

Fantasy Impact: While Sheppard had a nice game, there are better IDP options likely on your waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps


Keenan Robinson finished with seven tackles against the Rams on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Robinson now has 37 tackles on the season and no sacks

Category: Game Recaps


J.T. Thomas had eight tackles and a half a sack in a 38-35 loss to the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: J.T. Thomas on the season has 44 tackles. He had one of the three sacks scoring some points for the team defense.

Category: Game Recaps


Jasper Brinkley had 12 tackles and a sack in a 27-26 loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Jasper Brinkley on the season has 24 tackles. He helped score points for the Giant defense.

Category: Game Recaps


Jon Beason with an ankle injury was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: This is a blow as the Giants are thin at linebacker and thin on defense overall.

Category: Injury Updates


Unga turned in a solid performance in Week 3 against the Redskins by leading the Giants with 9 tackles and picking off Kirk Cousins.

Fantasy Impact: The young linebacker is off to a good start to the 2015 season for the Giants. For fantasy purposes, however, he is not on the IDP radar.

Category: Game Recaps


Mark Herzlich left the Giants' second pre-season game early in the first quarter after suffering a hit on a special teams/kickoff play. He was diagnosed with a concussion and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: Herzlich holds no fantasy value as an IDP. He suffered a bad concussion last season so this should be monitored, since an already depleted Giants defense may be down yet another man before Week 1.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


The Dolphins have signed former Giant, Spencer Paysinger to a one-year deal. Paysinger spent four years with the Giants, and played last year behind Jacquian Williams. (Source: Sun Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: The Dolphins are working to strengthen their linebacker ranks after releasing a number of starters and reserves. Paysinger can play all three linebacker positions and is also a strong contributor on special teams. He has the opportunity to compete for a starting role.

Category: Transactions


Jacquian Williams is still suffering from a concussion and has been ruled out for today's game against the Titans. (Source: Pat Hanlon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Yet another blow to a Giants defense that's reeling. Stay far, far away from this unit as a D/ST option.


The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed defensive back Coty Sensabaugh to a two-year deal on Monday. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sensabaugh played for the Giants in 2016 and accumulated 25 tackles and a forced fumble in 13 games. ESPN's Adam Caplan believes the five-year veteran will compete for a spot on Pittsburgh's defensive nickel package for 2017.

Category: Transactions


Landon Collins had nine tackles and one sack in a 38-13 loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Landon Collins on the season had 125 tackles and five interceptions.

Category: Game Recaps


Trevin Wade had four tackles and returned a fumble 11 yards for a touchdown to end the game in a 19-10 win over the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Trevin Wade finished the regular season with 26 tackles.

Category: Game Recaps


Leon Hall had two tackles, two assists, and one sack in the Giants' 19-10 win over the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: The sack was Hall's second on the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Dominique Rogers-Cromartie had one sack and two interceptions in Sunday's 20-10 Giants victory. His second pick all but sealed the win.

Fantasy Impact: Rogers-Cromartie was a key addition to a surging Giants defense that should be even better next season.

Category: Game Recaps


Janoris Jenkins left Sunday's game versus the Lions early in the second quarter after a friendly-fire collision with fellow CB Trevin Wade. Jenkins did not return and went to the locker room where the Giants' training staff conducted tests on his spine and later his internals. Tests came back negative today, indicating that he has no internal damage. (Source: Timothy Rapp via Bleacher Report)

Fantasy Impact: Its still vague as to what Jenkins' diagnosis is and if he will be available on a short week when the Giants visit Philadelphia. Jackrabbit has been playing lights out recently but with Philly's WRs not a huge threat, New York may look to sit their best CB in anticipation with a matchup against Washington's lethal wideouts. If the Giants win Thursday against Philly and the Cowboys beat Detroit than the Redskins game becomes meaningless for NY and could give Jenkins even more time to recuperate.

Category: Injury Updates


Eli Apple had only one tackle and one assist in the Giants 10-7 victory vs. Dallas on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Apple is a big part of a Giants secondary that is playing with a lot of confidence. His numbers don't warrant IDP consideration, but he is one of the players that make the Giants D/ST worthy of a roster spot.

Category: Game Recaps


Andrew Adams had nine tackles and one interception in a 28-23 win over the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Andrew Adams on the season has 29 tackles and one interception.

Category: Game Recaps


Darian Thompson with a foot injury has been ruled out for Sunday's tilt with the Eagles. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Darian Thompson on the season has seven tackles.

Category: Injury Updates


Nat Berhe with a concussion did not practice on Thursday and is questionable for Sunday's tilt with the Packers. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Nat Berhe on the season has 14 tackles.

Category: Injury Updates


Prince Amukamara with a pectoral injury was a full participant in practice Friday and is expected to return Sunday. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Amukamara should provide a nice boost to the Giants secondary opposite Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Category: Injury Updates


Craig Dahl gets a sack

Mon, Nov 16th 9:50am EST
By Craig Rosenkrantz

Craig Dahl had seven tackles and a sack in a 27-26 loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Craig Dahl on the season has 33 tackles. He did help score some points for the Giant team defense.

Category: Game Recaps


Trumaine McBride had one pick in a 27-26 loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Trumaine McBride on the season has 21 tackles and three interceptions. He did help score some points for the Giant team defense.

Category: Game Recaps


Brandon Meriweather had seven tackles and a interception in a 27-20 win over the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Meriweather on the season has 41 tackles and two interceptions. He helped score points for the Giant team defense.

Category: Game Recaps


Jayron Hosley had three tackles and one interception in a 27-7 loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Jayron Hosley on the season has 14 tackles and one interception. He helped score points for the Giant team defense.

Category: Game Recaps


It was confirmed today that safety Bennett Jackson tore his ACL in last night's Giants-Jaguars pre-season game, and will miss the 2015 season. (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: Horrible news. Jackson was a favorite to earn a starting spot at safety and was doubling as insurance as the nickel cornerback. This loss further impacts the Giants' overall D/ST ranking, since their safety situation is now dire. Obviously ignore Jackson in all IDP formats.

Category: Injury Updates


Safety Mykkele Thompson tore his Achilles tendon in the Giants' pre-season opener against the Bengals on Friday night. (Source: NY Giants on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thompson will unfortunately miss the entire 2015 season. He should be ignored in all IDP fantasy formats.

Category: Injury Updates


The Dolphins have signed seven-year vet and former Giant Zack Bowman to a one-year deal. He spent his first six seasons with the Chicago Bears who drafted him in the fifth round. Bowman is an experienced corner who excels at special teams. (Source: Sun Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: Bowman played all 16 games for the Giants last year but only started after Prince Amukamara suffered a season-ending injury. At 6'1" 196 pounds, he provides size that Miami lacks. He should have the opportunity to compete for the spot opposite Brent Grimes. At the very least, he will provide depth with experience at corner, and should provide a special teams upgrade.

Category: Transactions


Antrel Rolle has officially agreed to a 3 year, $11.25M deal with the Bears. Jason Pierre-Paul now remains the lone defensive Giants starter from Super Bowl 46, exemplifying how quickly things change in the NFL. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rolle's departure further weakens the Giants' secondary and overall defensive unit which had a horrible season in 2014. While Rolle's departure was not surprising considering the cap space issues the Giants are facing, it leaves a hole at the safety position the Giants need to fill.


Eagles sign Walter Thurmond

Wed, Mar 11th 12:58pm EDT
By Dan Dziubczynski

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed cornerback Walter Thurmond to a one year deal. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Thurmond, who played in just two games in 2014 for the Giants due to injury, will go to Philly, where he will be playing with Byron Maxwell. The two formerly played in the same defensive backfield with the Seattle Seahawks. The move also reunites Thurmond with Chip Kelly, who coached Thurmond in college at Oregon. If you are counting, this makes the 10th Oregon player on the Eagles roster. When healthy, Thurmond has been a pretty good slot cornerback, so he'll help the Eagles if he can stay on the field.

Category: Transactions


Giants' FS Stevie Brown played nearly all the defensive snaps in the first three weeks, but was benched for Quintin Demps in Week 4. Brown only saw four snaps in Week 4 and saw none in Week 5, while Demps got 71 of 72 defensive snaps against Atlanta. (Source: New York Post)

Fantasy Impact: Talk about a demotion. Demps has done so well over the last two weeks in preventing deep completions that he will likely keep the job moving forward. Stevie Brown has no fantasy value, even if Demps gets hurt.