New York Giants

NFC East

Daniel Jones has been named the starting QB by the New York Giants and will make his regular-season debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The writing was on the wall when Jones was selected No. 6 overall in this year’s draft, though his rise to starter over Eli Manning took just two games. Manning has thrown for 556 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions as the Giants sit 0-2. This likely signals the passing of the torch in New York, and after an impressive preseason, Jones has a chance to make an immediate impact for a flailing franchise. He’s worth a pickup across almost all league sizes and formats.

Giants wide receiver Cody Latimer left Sunday's game with a head injury and is in the league's concussion protocol, according to Giants beat reporter Patricia Traina. (Source: Patricia Traina on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Latimer was banged up coming into Sunday's game due to a calf injury and caught three passes for 30 yards prior to leaving with a concussion.

Category: Injury Updates

Giants wide receiver TJ Jones caught three of his four targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 2 loss to the Bills.

Fantasy Impact: Jones flashed at times on Sunday while getting additional playing time due to Golden Tate and Sterline Shepard both being out. He is unlikely to offer consistent production barring further injuries, however.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants running back Wayne Gallman did not receive any carries and had zero catches on one target in Sunday's loss to the Bills.

Fantasy Impact: Gallman is the handcuff to Saquon Barkley but does not offer any fantasy value other than that at this point. Barkley owners can stash him in case of injury, but that is about it.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas made two extra points and missed his only field goal attempt in Sunday's loss to the Bills. He had made 20 consecutive field goals dating back to last year.

Fantasy Impact: Rosas had an excellent season in 2018 and had made 20 consecutive field goal attempts dating back to last October, but he missed his second attempt of the new season on Sunday. His value this year will rely on what is expected to be an inconsistent New York Giants offense.

Category: Game Recaps

The New York Giants D/ST allowed 28 points in Sunday's loss to the Buffalo Bills, recording three sacks and allowing 388 total yards without forcing a turnover.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants D/ST has yet to force a turnover this season while allowing 63 points through the first two weeks of the season. They are starting several young players and new faces who could round into form as the season goes on, but this unit currently looks like one of the worst in the league through two weeks. Things will not get any easier when they face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants wide receiver Bennie Fowler caught five of his 10 targets for 51 yards and added 20 yards on one rushing attempt in Sunday's loss to the Bills.

Fantasy Impact: Despite only hauling in half of his targets, Fowler was New York's leading receiver on Sunday and took advantage of both Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate being out of the lineup. With the Giants likely getting Shepard back next week and Tate back in two more games, Fowler is unlikely to have a large role going forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants quarterback Eli Manning completed 26 of 45 passes for 250 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions in Sunday's loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Impact: Manning was not very good on Sunday, and the calls for Daniel Jones to start in New York are not going to get any quieter, especially if the Giants continue to lose. The Giants will take on the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay next week, but Manning should only be started in deeper two-quarterback leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants tight end Evan Engram caught six of his eight targets for 48 yards in Sunday's loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners were hoping for some additional production from Engram with both Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard out of the lineup, but the Giants struggled with consistency on offense. Through two games to start the season, Engram has 17 catches on 22 targets for 164 yards and a touchdown.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants running back Saquon Barkley rushed 18 times for 107 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 28 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bills. The touchdown was his first of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Barkley looked like his usual explosive self on Sunday, but a lackluster performance by the Giants as a team limited his opportunities. Still, as long as he is regularly seeing 20 or more touches as he did on Sunday, he should be one of the more valuable running backs in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard has been ruled out for the team's Week 2 matchup against the Buffalo Bills due to a concussion, according to a report from Jordan Raanan. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Giants are already without Golden Tate as he will be serving his second game of a four-game suspension, and now they will be without Shepard for at least this week. Look for Evan Engram to see more targets in New York, although it might be hard to top the 14 he saw in Week 1. Cody Latimer is questionable, but if he plays he will join Bennie Fowler, Russell Shepard, and TJ Jones as the active wide receivers for Sunday.

Jabrill Peppers had seven total tackles in Sunday’s 35-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Peppers was a force to be reckoned with on Sunday. He is a must-start every week, especially with leagues that require starting a S spot.

Category: Game Recaps

The Giants are placing running back Rod Smith on injured reserve with an adductor injury, according to a report from Dan Duggan on Twitter. (Source: Dan Duggan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith had been on the roster bubble in New York as he battled for the third running back job, but his placement on injured reserve allows the team to retain his rights while he gets healthy.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Second-year quarterback Kyle Lauletta was released by the New York Giants on Saturday, according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero on Twitter. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lauletta was a fourth-round draft pick last season but was on the roster bubble after the Giants selected Daniel Jones in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Category: Transactions

Running back Jonathan Hilliman was cut by the New York Giants on Saturday as they continue to trim their roster down ahead of Sunday's deadline. (Source: Dan Duggan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hilliman had been competing for the third running back job in New York with Paul Perkins and Rod Smith but will now be placed on waivers. If he goes unclaimed, he is a potential practice squad candidate for the Giants.

Category: Transactions

Giants running back Paul Perkins rushed 11 times for 54 yards and caught two passes for negative yardage in Thursday's preseason finale against the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Perkins is on the roster bubble in New York but closed out the preseason with a strong performance on Thursday. He could be the favorite for the number three running back spot in New York, but it's also possible that Rod Smith or Jonathan Hilliman end up with the job.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants wide receiver Golden Tate played in Thursday's preseason finale against the New England Patriots, catching two passes for 37 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Tate played on Thursday because he is suspended for the first four weeks of the regular season, so the Giants wanted to get him some work before a month off. When he returns, he should be starting either on the outside or in the slot for New York and could be among their team leaders in targets by the end of the season.

Category: Game Recaps

The Giants announced on Friday that wide receiver Corey Coleman tore his ACL during Thursday's practice. He is out for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Coleman is a former first-round pick of the Browns who was with the Bills and Patriots before latching on with the Giants last season. He was a favorite to win the No. 3 wideout role in New York heading into the season, while also potentially returning some punts and kicks.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports the Browns have acquired Odell Beckham Jr. from the Giants. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wow. It was reported earlier today that the Giants would move Beckham in the right deal but it still felt unlikely. Adam Schefter of ESPN adds the Giants will receive a first round pick, a third round pick, and safety Jabril Peppers. Beckham will remain an elite wide receiver in Cleveland, and this certainly helps the entire Browns offense. Baker Mayfield in particular will be an exciting quarterback pick this draft season.

Category: Transactions

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported on Twitter Friday morning that the Giants have agreed to a trade that will send veteran pass-rusher Olivier Vernon to the Browns in exchange for guard Kevin Zeitler. The Giants are also sending pick 132 (fourth round) and getting 155 back. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: There were reports in recent days that the Giants were shopping their veteran pass-rusher because they didn’t want to pay his hefty salary. Vernon, who is entering the third year of a five-year contract, is set to make $15.250 million in base salary and count for $19.5 million against the cap in 2019. Zeitler’s salary is $10 million. Vernon recorded seven sacks in 11 games during the 2018 season and was named to the Pro Bowl.

Category: Transactions