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New York Giants

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Roger Lewis sits out Week 17

Tue, Jan 2nd 9:46am EST
By Mark Leipold


Roger Lewis did not participate in the Giants' Week 17 win over the Redskins. He will have surgery to repair a bone spur injury that has been nagging him late in the season.

Fantasy Impact: Lewis will likely fade back into irrelevance anyway, as the Giants should open 2018 with Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, and Evan Engram as the focal points in the passing game. There won't likely be room for a fourth option to be fantasy-relevant. Expect Lewis to be a role player that is not usable in fantasy leagues.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps

Rhett Ellison caught five passes for 63 yards in a 18-10 win over the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Rhett Ellison finished the season with 24 catches for 235 yards and two touchdowns. This was his best game of the season and if the Giants keep him he would be the back up tight end behind Evan Engram next season.

Category: Game Recaps

Eli Manning completed 10 out of 28 passes for 132 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He also ran three times for negative four yards and was sacked two times in a 18-10 win over the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Eli Manning finished the season with 3,468 yards passing and 19 touchdowns. Manning averaged a paltry 4.7 yards per attempt and completed just 36 percent of his passes, but opportunistic touchdowns on the first two drives were enough to earn a win in the finale. The veteran certainly didn't benefit from numerous injuries to the skill positions and poor offensive line play this season, but he finished with his lowest yardage total since 2008 and his lowest touchdown output in any full season in his NFL career. Manning has two years left on his current contract, but the organization's actions earlier this season and comments from the player himself have led to speculation that he could soon be on the way out. Even if a mid-season regime change could keep him around next year, it is clear that Manning's time as the Giants' option under center is nearly up.

Category: Game Recaps

The New York Giants D/ST scored 13 fantasy points, their third highest of the season, in their 18-10 victory over Washington. In addition to holding Washington to just 10 points, the stingy Giants' defense grabbed three INTs from QB Kirk Cousin and sacked him three times.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants' defense had an uneven season to say the least, looking stout and dominate like 2016's squad at times and downright pitiful in other moments. Going into 2018, it will be interesting to see whether a new GM and head coach can get this unit back to its high standards.

Category: Game Recaps

Shane Vereen saw a limited role this week after not having any touches last week against Arizona. Vereen carried the ball three times and gained 14 yards, being held without a reception.

Fantasy Impact: Vereen may have played his last game as a Giant, as his impact all year was minimal and didn't add any jolt to a Giants' offense that sputtered all season. Vereen still can be a solid third down back somewhere but the peak of his effectiveness may have passed.

Category: Game Recaps

Orleans Darkwa ended the year on a high note in the Giants' 18-10 victory over Washington. The Tulane product ran the ball 20 times for 154 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: A great deal of Darkwa's fantasy points came on a huge 75-yard TD run on the second play from scrimmage, which saw the starting back find a crease, break through arm tackles and outpace the Washington defense on the way to the end zone. Darkwa finishes a breakout 2017 with five touchdowns and over 700 yards. A free agent this offseason and probably the most consistent back on the Giants' roster, Darkwa is capable of being a starter wherever he winds up. But injury concerns over the past few seasons could hold him back. He should be a mid-round selection in 2018 fantasy drafts.

Category: Game Recaps

Wayne Gallman finished out the year strong for New York, as the rookie runner ran with more consistency than starter Orleans Darkwa. Gallman carried the ball 15 times and gained 89 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Gallman looked decisive, elusive and powerful on Sunday, which could point to him getting the starting role in 2018 with Orleans Darkwa a free agent. Despite one 75 yard run, Darkwa was unable to find much else on the ground, as opposed to the quicker and faster Gallman. Gallman's athleticism and vision should be enough to get him a crack at the RB1 position next season.

Category: Game Recaps

Sterling Shepard caught five of eight targets for 45 yards on Sunday against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Shepard also apparently injured his neck in the game, though there is no word on the severity just yet. If the injury is significant in any way, he's likely to miss next week's game against the Redskins. If he does play, he should make a decent start, as usual.

Category: Game Recaps

Jerell Adams caught four passes for 31 yards in a 23-0 loss to the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Jerell Adams on the season has eight catches for 92 yards. This was his best game of the season and could see targets next week if Evan Engram doesn't play in the season finale against the Redskins.

Category: Game Recaps

Evan Engram caught one pass for 12 yards in a 23-0 loss to the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Evan Engram on the season has 64 catches for 722 yards and six touchdowns. Initially, Engram was deemed questionable to return with an abdominal issue, but the Giants changed course when declaring him out, instead calling it a rib concern. With his departure, the offense is down to three tight ends in Rhett Ellison, Jerell Adams and Shane Smith. Looking ahead, Engram's status will be one to monitor closely for the regular-season finale against the Redskins.

Category: Game Recaps

Tavarres King with a concussion has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Tavarres King on the season has 18 catches for 240 yards and three touchdowns. With the Giants thin at wide out look for Eli Manning to target Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard, and Roger Lewis more.

Category: Injury Updates

In what turned out to be a pitiful day for the Giants' special teams unit, Aldrick Rosas managed just one FG (for 28-yards) on two attempts in the Giants' Week 15 loss to the Eagles 34-29. Rosas also missed an extra point on the afternoon, managing to convert only two of three PAT attempts.

Fantasy Impact: Rosas remains irrelevant for fantasy purposes as we head into Week 16 and should be ignored in all formats.

Category: Game Recaps

Paul Perkins did not see a single snap or touch of the football in New York's loss against Dallas on Sunday. After getting a few snaps for the first time in weeks last Sunday against Oakland, Perkins moved back to special team duties.

Fantasy Impact: Even with starter Orleans Darkwa limited, Perkins did not see any snaps on offense. Clearly the UCLA product, once thought of as the Giants' primary back, has fallen out of favor with the team for the time being.

Category: Game Recaps

Geno Smith completed 21 out of 34 passes for 212 yards and one touchdown. He also ran for 13 yards on three carries, was sacked three times, and lost two fumbles in a 24-17 loss to the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Geno Smith will mostly likely start next week at home against the Dallas Cowboys.

Category: Game Recaps

Travis Rudolph hauled in 32-yards on three receptions (targeted six times) in the Giants' sleep-inducing 24-7 loss to Seattle in Week 7. Rudolph, sadly, led Giants' WRs with this 32-yard output.

Fantasy Impact: Lets face it folks, this offense is an absolute disaster of epic proportions. While some will say it is due to Odell Beckham's and Brandon Marshall's season-ending injuries (combined with Sterling Shepard's current injury), this offense was a disaster before any of them were hurt. It's a lost season for the Giants in 2017. Owners should look to Shepard and Evan Engram as the lone fantasy contributors from the Giants for the remainder of the 2017 season. Mercifully, the Giants are bye in Week 8, so we won't be subjected to having to witness this zombie-like offense until November 5th at the hands of the LA Rams, at which time fans will be treated to a plethora of 3rd and long 2-yard screen passes and inside handoffs that go for negative yardage.

Category: Game Recaps

New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall (ankle) told the media he's not ready to retire. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Marshall, whose 2017 season came to an early end this week after undergoing ankle surgery, is expected to return to the team in 2018. The 33-year-old wideout compiled a dismal 18-154-0 stat line through five games in 2017.

Category: Injury Updates

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo confirmed Odell Beckham Jr. will miss the remainder of the season. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Giants have now lost their two starting wide receivers for the rest of the season from ankle injuries. Sterling Shepard, who is banged up himself, Evan Engram and Roger Lewis will see their fantasy values boosted.

Category: Injury Updates

NFL Network's Kim Jones is reporting New York Giants DB Janoris Jenkins (ankle) is officially active for Week 3. (Source: Kim Jones on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Jenkins active, he'll likely blanket Eagles wideout Alshon Jeffery for most of the day. However, since he is coming off an ankle injury, he may not be 100 percent, which works in Jeffery's favor. Sill, I'd temper expectations for Jeffery in this one. He is a risky mid-tier WR2, who could be TD-dependent, for Week 3.

Category: Injury Updates

Will Tye claimed by Jets

Sun, Sep 3rd 12:12pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino


ESPN's Field Yates is reporting the New York Jets have claimed Will Tye off waivers from the New York Giants. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tye was claimed by the Jets to add depth to a questionable tight end depth chart until Austin Seferian-Jenkins returns from his suspension in Week 3. However, since Seferian-Jenkins has never played more than nine games in a season, Tye could wind up seeing a significant role on his new club at different points in the year. From a fantasy perspective, however, he has minimal value and should remain on the waiver wire.

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