New York Giants

NFC East

Giants GM Dave Gettleman knows "for a fact" that two teams would've taken Daniel Jones before the Giants' 17th pick. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gettleman cites this as the reason for taking him with the sixth pick. Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports those two teams who would've taken him are the Broncos and Redskins. Regardless, Jones is the Giants' quarterback of the future.

The Giants are reportedly close to signing Shepard to a four-year, $41 million extension. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's a major commitment from the Giants, with Shepard expected to assume the No. 1 receiver role vacated by the departed Odell Beckham Jr. With the Giants having added Golden Tate in the offseason, look for Shepard to move to the outside; he's an intriguing boom-or-bust option in upcoming fantasy drafts.

Category: Transactions

Ralph Vacchiano of SNY writes the Giants are serious about bringing Eli Manning back in 2020. (Source: SNY)

Fantasy Impact: Manning is now 38 years old and has seen his play decline drastically over the past several years. Vacchiano adds that the Giants don't love any of the quarterbacks in this draft class, which is why they might retain Manning for both this year and 2020. It's fair to question whether they should've taken a quarterback last season when they held the number two overall pick. As for fantasy purposes, Saquon Barkley is the only Giant worth getting excited about this year. Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard, and Golden Tate will all have roles to play but this isn't an offense worth investing a lot in.

Category: Rumors

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.

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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

The Giants have informed safety Landon Collins that he will not be franchise tagged before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline. He will now become an unrestricted free agent on March 13th. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This had been the expected outcome for several weeks and was all but confirmed when Collins cleared out his locker at the Giants’ facility. Tagging Collins would have cost the Giants $11.15 million for the 2019 season. Collins, a three-time Pro Bowler, expressed his appreciation for the organization that drafted him and thanked his teammates and fans in a statement on Twitter. “I want to thank the Giants organization for believing in me and allowing me to have four great years in NY,” Collins wrote. “I can’t express how great it was to play with my teammates and in one of the greatest cities in the world. I will forever cherish my time in the blue and white and the relationships I have built in the building and in my community. Now on to the next chapter.”

The Associated Press have named Saquon Barkley the 2018 offensive rookie of the year. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Barkley was the favorite for this honor since the moment he was drafted, but he wound up facing fierce competition from Browns QB Baker Mayfield. Barkley was a fantasy monster during his rookie season, compiling 2,028 total yards to go along with 15 touchdowns. He also caught an incredible 91 passes. Barkley will enter 2019 fantasy drafts as a projected top-three pick.

Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas made both of his field goal attempts and all three of his extra point tries in Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Rosas had a fantastic season in his second year with the Giants, making 32 of his 33 field goal attempts and 31 of his 32 extra point tries. He also set a new Giants record when he made a 57-yard field goal earlier in the year.

Category: Game Recaps

The New York Giants D/ST allowed a season-high 36 points in a Week 17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. They recorded four sacks and recovered one fumble.

Fantasy Impact: The New York Giants D/ST had been playing better over the last month after allowing 20 or more points in 12 straight games, but they finished the season by allowing 36 points to a Cowboys team that was resting many of its regular starters in a meaningless game.

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Giants tight end Evan Engram caught five of his eight targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Engram finished the season strong after missing time due to multiple injuries this season. He ends the year with 45 receptions for 577 yards and three touchdowns while playing in 11 games.

Category: Game Recaps

Saints WR Michael Thomas caught five receptions for 29 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas will finish the year with 1,405 yards receiving, a new Saints record. Joe Horn previously held the mark with 1,399 yards back in 2004. Despite being one of the only top Saints' players active, he only put up a pedestrian 5/29/0 line, which is to be expected with Teddy Bridgewater under center. Thomas will look to get going in January when it counts.

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Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday’s season finale against the Cowboys. (Source: Mike Fisher on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Ogletree missed last week with the concussion as well. He finishes his first season in New York with 93 tackles, five interceptions (two returned for TDs), one sack, and eight passes defensed in 13 games. The Giants will also be without wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.(quad), wide receiver Russell Shepard (ankle), tight end Rhett Ellison (concussion) and defensive end Mario Edwards (calf).

Category: Injury Updates

With Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. missing another game on Sunday, fellow wideout Bennie Fowler still start at one of the outside wide receiver spots. (Source: Tom Rock on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The former Broncos reserve wide receiver is getting a chance to audition for another job this offseason, so his starting is more important to him than it is to fantasy owners. Still, for desperate owners in deeper leagues or DFS players looking for a cheap option, Fowler is starting for a team that will likely need to pass the ball to keep up with an explosive Colts offense.

Category: Transactions

Giants tight end Rhett Ellison caught four of his seven targets for 42 yards in the team's 30-27 overtime win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: While Ellison is considered a blocking tight end, he has seen an increased role when fellow tight end Evan Engram has had to miss games, as he did on Sunday. Engram will be questionable with a hamstring injury heading into the team's Week 14 matchup with the Redskins, and Ellison's value will be limited to deeper leagues even if Engram is unable to suit up.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants beat writer Matt Lombardo is reporting QB Kyle Lauletta was arrested early Tuesday morning for an alleged traffic violation in Weekhawken, NJ. (Source: Matt Lombardo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Per reports, Lauletta was arrested on his way to the Giants practice facility on Tuesday morning. Per a witness, Lauletta was blatantly disobeying a police officer's orders while nearly hitting the civil serviceman with his vehicle. If Lauletta is not immediately disciplined by the league or the team, there is a chance he might make an appearance in Week 10 due to the horrendous play of Eli Manning, who has clearly lost it. The Giants have their bye in Week 9 to sort all of this out.

Category: Rumors

Giants beat writer Tom Rock is reporting WR Corey Coleman is officially active for Week 8. (Source: Tom ROck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Coleman, who was recently acquired by the Giants, will play in Week 8. While his role is unknown, it is safe to say he is not fantasy relevant for Week 8.

Category: Rumors

Janoris Jenkins has been the topic of speculation as teams are reportedly "sniffing" around the veteran CB ahead of next week's trade deadline. (Source: Jason La Canfora on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There are several teams in on Jenkins that are in need of CB help. Jenkins has been inconsistent on the field, but he has shown upside as a near shutdown corner.

Category: Rumors

Damon Harrison traded to Lions

Wed, Oct 24th 8:18am EDT
By Dan Harris

The Giants have traded Damon Harrison to the Lions for a fifth-round pick. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If you needed more evidence that the Giants are waving the white flag, you got it. What was already a great matchup for opposing offenses just got better with the loss of Harrison, and he should improve Detroit's run defense, which has struggled for much of the season.

Category: Transactions

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple is being traded to the New Orleans Saints for a 2019 4th-round pick and a 2020 7th-round pick. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the Giants sitting at 1-6 through the first seven weeks and looking at a rebuild, this might not be the last trade they make. Apple left Monday's game against the Falcons with an ankle injury, so keep an eye on his physical once he gets to New Orleans. A former first-round pick who is still just 23 years old, Apple never lived up to his draft potential in New York and will now hope to help a contending Saints team fix their secondary woes.

Category: Transactions

New York Giants running back Wayne Gallman played just five offensive snaps and was absent from the box score in Monday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: As long as running back Saquon Barkley is healthy, Gallman does not have any fantasy value at this point. He can be stashed as an injury handcuff for Barkley owners, but that is about it.

Category: Game Recaps