New York Giants

New York Giants

NFC East

Jerell Adams caught one pass for 38 yards in a 24-10 loss to the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Jerell Adams won't have much of a fantasy impact as he is the third string tight end.

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Rhett Ellison caught two passes for 21 yards in a 24-10 loss to the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Rhett Ellison so far on the season has three catches for 30 yards. He appears to be an option at tight end, but Evan Engram is the number one option.

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Evan Engram caught four passes for 49 yards and one touchdown in a 24-10 loss to the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Engram so far on the season has eight catches for 93 yards and one touchdown. Engram led the Giants across the board in the receiving, also scoring the team's lone touchdown thus far with an 18-yard catch during the second quarter. Despite tipping a pass that was intercepted on the next drive, Ingram will be pleased by finding the end zone and aim to stay steadily involved in Week 3 versus the Eagles.

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Eli Manning completed 22 out of 32 passes for 239 yards with one touchdown and one interception and was sacked five times against the Lions on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Manning on the season so far has 439 yards passing with one touchdown. Manning was regularly put under pressure, culminating in him being sacked five times. Despite the return of star wideout Odell Beckham, New York's passing attack accounted for just one play of over 20 yards. While Manning's interception only came after rookie Evan Engram tipped a pass, the rookie was on the receiving end of the Giants' lone touchdown thus far this season -- an 18-yard connection with Manning during the second quarter. Following two atrocious offensive performances, Manning and company are tasked with righting the ship at the division-rival Eagles in Week 3.

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Aldrick Rosas had just one FG (25 yards) and one extra point in the Giants' 24-10 loss to the Lions in Week 2. Despite his accuracy and strong leg, Rosas simply did not have many opportunities to put points on the board in Week 2 with the Giants offense continuing to struggle.

Fantasy Impact: Until the Giants offense begins to resemble the offense of an NFL team, Rosas is best left on the waiver wire since his FG and XP opportunities will be few and far between.

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Sterling Shepard managed just 23 yards on two receptions in the Giants' rancid 24-10 loss to the Lions on Monday night. He added seven yards on the ground, on two carries, in this latest Giants egg. Shepard was targeted just four times in what was another very questionable Giants game plan, particularly after the Lions took a two-TD lead in the fourth quarter.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the low productivity in Week 2, Shepard still remains a decent WR3/Flex option in deeper formats. He managed to outperform Brandon Marshall and appears to be the Giants' most reliable WR option after Odell Beckham. The Giants face the Eagles in Week 3 and game flow will likely dictate that the Giants take to the air later in this game which could result in numerous targets to Shepard.

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Brandon Marshall, unable to get on the same page with Eli Manning so far in 2017, managed just one lone catch for 17 yards in the Giants' 24-10 loss to the Lions in Week 2. Marshall had a huge second-down drop late in the game which would have gone for at least 30 yards. The drop eventually resulted in a punt on fourth down which iced the game for the Lions when Jamal Agnew took the punt 88-yards for a touchdown. Marshall also whiffed on a target from Eli Manning in the end zone in the fourth quarter.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants offense, including Marshall, looks totally clueless out there so far in 2017. Targeted just five times in this week's disaster, Marshall's fantasy value is trending downward. Marshall will be very hard to trust as a Flex option in 12-team formats for the Giants' Week 3 game in Philadelphia. He should be relegated to the bench in 10-team and 12-team formats at this point.

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Odell Beckham, active in Week 2 coming off a preseason high ankle sprain, managed just 36 yards on four receptions in the Giants' uninspired 24-10 loss to the Lions on Monday night. Beckham, clearly not 100%, was targeted just five times by Eli Manning who continued to deal with a collapsing pocket and struggling OL.

Fantasy Impact: There will be better days for Beckham as he continues to recover from the lingering ankle issue. Provided there were no setbacks, Beckham should be close to 100% in Week 3 as the Giants travel to take on the Eagles. A bigger concern to Beckham's 2017 fantasy productivity than the lingering injury is the dreaded Giants OL which has been horrific so far. It gets no easier for the Giants OL in Week 3 when they face a tough Eagles DL. If the OL continues to struggle, Beckham's performance could take a hit with Eli Manning literally running for his life on most passing plays. That said, Beckham remains a top-tier WR1 in all formats.

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The New York Giants D/ST managed more fantasy points than last week but still didn't look as good as they did all last year. They gave up 24 points, including a punt return TD, but managed three sacks and a fumble recovery.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants defense got pressure on the QB in spurts and forced its first turnover of the season but it was clear it was missing its top CB, Janoris Jenkins, both in run support on the edge and in pass defense. It's a solid unit still and has a chance to rebound against a solid but unspectacular Eagles unit next Sunday.

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Shane Vereen showed his versatility both in carrying and catching the ball despite the Giants' crushing loss to the Detroit Lions. Vereen had the most carries, six, and gained 28 yards rushing. The Cal product also caught three passes for 27 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Vereen is a solid weapon and might be the Giants' most effective rusher despite the O-Line's issues. However, the other passing targets around him and ineffectiveness of the Giants' offense makes him hard to be seen as much more than depth on deep PPR teams.

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Paul Perkins could not get it going for the Giants' running game for the second week in a row. Perkins only had seven carries but managed a paltry 10 yards. He added two receptions for 12 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Perkins has split carries with other backs on the Giants' roster but its clear that the same offensive line as last year just isn't getting it done. Perkins has the quickness to make defenders miss but he can only do so much when most of the first contact comes before he can get past the line of scrimmage.

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Roger Lewis, targeted six times by Eli Manning, had four receptions for 54 yards in the Giants' ugly Week 1 loss to Dallas.

Fantasy Impact: Lewis was used more consistently in Week 1 due to Odell Beckham's absence as a result of his ankle injury. Despite his Week 1 usage, Lewis holds little fantasy value in all but the deepest of formats while Beckham remains sidelined.

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Will Tye claimed by Jets

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

NYJ

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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Wayne Gallman showcased his dual-threat ability in the second half against the Cleveland Browns. The rookie from Clemson finished with 22 yards on five carries, two receptions for 20 yards, and one fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Gallman showed improvement from preseason game one to two and even debuted a new number, going from 30 to 22. The rookie is in a crowded backfield however and could find himself behind several veterans. He will have a chance to improve his stock throughout preseason but needs to perform without mistakes, such as the botched hand-off he had that led to a turnover late in the game.

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New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith (knee) told the media he believes he is "100 percent healthy." (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith, who is recovering from a torn ACL, "thinks he could be cleared in full right now to play if needed." Smith will likely compete with Josh Johnson in training camp and the preseason for the role of Eli Manning's primary backup for 2017. However, since the Giants selected Davis Webb in April's draft, neither Johnson or Smith's roster spots are safe. Expect one of the veterans to be released prior to the start of the regular season.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Indianapolis Colts and free agent defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins have agreed to terms on a three-year deal worth "up to" $30 million that includes $15.9 million in guaranteed money. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hankins, formerly of the Giants and the highest graded free agent still available, signed with the Colts on Thursday. While playing in all 16 games for only the second time in his career in 2016, Hankins accumulated 44 total tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble. He'll improve a Colts run defense that finished 25th in the NFL last season.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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