Eli Manning - QBPosted 6/16/19 8:16am ET
The New York Giants may decide to carry only two quarterbacks on their 2019 roster if the coaching staff is convinced that QB Daniel Jones would be able to capably fill in for QB Eli Manning when called upon. Previously, it had been believed that Kyle Lauletta and Alex Tanney would be fighting for the No. 3 quarterback spot on the roster but there's a possibility that neither player will make the team. If the Giants opt to keep three QBs, Tanney is believed to have a slight edge over Lauletta.
Huddle Up: Both Manning and Jones should be regarded as low-end QB3s for now, especially following the departure of Odell Beckham Jr., although Jones has added value in dynasty formats. Tanney and Lauletta possess no fantasy value.
Evan Engram - TEPosted 6/12/19 6:17pm ET
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (hamstring) could be used more as a deep threat this season following the departure of WR Odell Beckham Jr. (Browns). Last season head coach Pat Shurmur set Engram out in motion, and even used him a few times to rush the ball. He has been sidelined due to a hamstring pull during offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: The third-year tight end should be over his hamstring issue by training camp and the preseason. Engram's best production came in his rookie season of 2017 when he was healthy and Beckham was injured. He could be in line for a giant bounce-back season if he is able to stay on the field, something he was unable to do in 2018.
Darius Slayton - WRPosted 6/11/19 8:18am ET
New York Giants WR Darius Slayton is running with the first-team offense Tuesday, June 11.
Huddle Up: Slayton is a burner and one to watch in training camp for a potential WR5 flyer.
Evan Engram - TEPosted 6/11/19 8:52am ET
Updating previous reports, New York Giants TE Evan Engram (hamstring) is recovering from a hamstring injury, according to head coach Pat Shurmur.
Huddle Up: Engram regressed last year after a promising rookie campaign. The murky quarterback situation doesn't figure to give him a lot of upside this year, but he's a solid midrange option at the position.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 6/11/19 9:45am ET
New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday, June 11, that rookie QB Daniel Jones is very much in contention to start Week 1 and is 'constantly' weighing scenarios. 'We're gonna play the very best player. I know we're dancing around the words here, but right now Eli (Manning) is getting ready to have a great year and Daniel is getting ready to play.' Shurmur said. 'We'll just see what happens.'
Huddle Up: As previously stated, neither looks to be a great fantasy option, in large part due to the uncertainty and the departure of No. 1 WR Odell Beckham Jr. Regard both as low-end QB3s for now.
Evan Engram - TEPosted 6/9/19 7:25am ET
New York Giants TE Evan Engram said the organization was being cautious by holding him out of the team's recent minicamp. He claimed that there are no injuries lingering from last season.
Huddle Up: Engram was limited to 11 games in 2018 due to hamstring and knee injuries but racked up at least 75 receiving yards in each of his final four contests. If healthy, he should be viewed as a midrange TE1, especially considering that he should see an increase in targets following the departure of WR Odell Beckham Jr.
Sterling Shepard - WRPosted 6/5/19 3:41pm ET
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (wrist) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 5, because of a wrist injury, but head coach Pat Shurmur said Shepard will be fine.
Huddle Up: Shepard likely will have a bigger role in the passing game with Odell Beckham Jr. no longer on the roster. He has been a solid fantasy option over the last few years and can be a No. 3 receiver in most leagues.
Evan Engram - TEPosted 6/4/19 10:56am ET
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (unspecified) did not practice Tuesday, June 4. Head coach Pat Shurmur said Engram was 'just a little sore.'
Huddle Up: Engram is now one of the veterans of the Giants' pass-catching corps, and with Odell Beckham Jr. now gone, he could see a bump in targets. He's a mid-level TE1.
Odell Beckham - WRPosted 6/3/19 3:44pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. reported to the team Monday, June 3, for the start of the mandatory minicamp this week, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Beckham missed most of the offseason workouts but should receive plenty of work with Baker Mayfield this week. He continues to be one of the best receivers in the NFL and should be a first- or second-round pick in fantasy leagues.
Saquon Barkley - RBPosted 6/2/19 6:22pm ET
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley said he is not worried about his workload. 'I don't think any number is too high for me,' Barkley said. 'Whether it's 350 touches, 400 touches or less touches.'
Huddle Up: Barkley tallied 352 total touches as a rookie, leading the NFL with 2,028 total yards from scrimmage and scoring 15 times. As the unquestioned centerpiece of the offense, he should probably be the No. 1 pick in all fantasy formats in 2019.
Odell Beckham - WRPosted 6/1/19 12:22pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. indicated that he will participate in the mandatory minicamp next week.
Huddle Up: Beckham has skipped a majority of the offseason workouts but is expected to be on the field with the rest of the team at minicamp. He will be in a new offense with the Browns but should continue to be one of the top receivers in the NFL. He likely will be selected in one of the first two rounds of all drafts.
Odell Beckham - WRPosted 5/31/19 9:20am ET
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. is missing 'a lot' while absent from organized team activities, according to head coach Freddie Kitchens.
Huddle Up: It's a soft complaint, but it's notable that Kitchens is making the public outcry. Either way, OBJ is an elite WR1 in fantasy. Where he slots in, however, is up for debate. He is a lot of flash and a lot of injury risk in a new setup.
Daniel Jones - QBPosted 5/17/19 9:59am ET
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones has impressed teammate TE Evan Engram. in OTAs so far. 'He's picking up [the offense] really fast,' Engram said Thursday, May 16.. 'They've been trying to throw some stuff at him, and he's handled it really well.'
Huddle Up: There's increased talk that Jones could be ready to start the season opener if needed, but veteran Eli Manning is expected to be under center for his 15th straight Week 1 start. Neither Giants QB, though, projects as anything more than a QB3 for the time being.
Odell Beckham - WRPosted 5/14/19 5:11am ET
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to report to the team's first organized team activities practice Tuesday, May 14.
Huddle Up: OBJ is an elite WR1 in fantasy, but the uncertainty of his new surroundings may keep him from being a top-three target in fantasy.
Daniel Jones - QBPosted 5/3/19 10:48am ET
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones said Friday, May 3, he has spoken once with QB Eli Manning since he was drafted April 25, and is looking forward to further building a relationship with the veteran quarterback. We both want the same thing,' Jones said. 'We want the Giants to win football games and that's the goal of everyone here. I'm certainly going to let that be known that that's my goal. However that happens, whatever the plan is, I'm here to do that. I understand my role is to learn from him and I'll certainly be focused on improving myself every day and making sure I'm improving, but at the end of the day we want to win. If that's the mindset, we'll be good.'
Huddle Up: Even as the sixth-overall pick, Jones has little fantasy value with Manning expected to start at least the majority of the team's games in 2019, but highly drafted rookie QBs almost unilaterally have been called to action sooner than expected in recent seasons.
Daniel Jones - QBPosted 4/25/19 5:59pm ET
Duke QB Daniel Jones was selected by the New York Giants with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Jones likely will sit behind Eli Manning for a season but could see some playing time if the Giants are eliminated from the playoff push late in the season. He could be an option in keeper leagues but can be avoided in most standard leagues.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 4/25/19 10:11pm ET
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is expected to be the team's starter entering the 2019 season, an arrangement that head coach Pat Shurmur indicated was the goal with Manning's job being to win enough games to keep rookie QB Daniel Jones off the field.
Huddle Up: If this sounds familiar it's because you heard it from every GM that drafted a QB last season, and yet all those rookies were starting sooner than later. Sure, Manning is almost guaranteed to start in Week 1, but with the G-Men likely to struggle it might not take long for the organization to decide it's time to look to the future. Whatever nominal value Manning might've had is all but gone with Jones' arrival.
Saquon Barkley - RBPosted 4/18/19 9:17am ET
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley said Thursday, April 18, he fails to understand the critics who said the Giants should've selected a quarterback over him in the 2018 NFL Draft. 'If a Rookie of the Year (award) doesn't sway that mindset I don't know what will,' Barkley said.
Huddle Up: The criticism certainly didn't come from Barkley's fantasy owners as the rookie dazzled to the tune of 2,028 scrimmage yards and 15 touchdowns last season. And even if the Giants somehow bypass on drafting a QB again this spring, Barkley is the leading candidate to be the first pick in fantasy drafts this summer.
Sterling Shepard - WRPosted 4/13/19 7:07pm ET
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard said he is ready to be a leader in the locker room and on the field in 2019.
Huddle Up: With Odell Beckham Jr. out of the picture, Shepard and Golden Tate figure to be the go-to weapons for Eli Manning next season. Whether or not Manning's play can allow either player to produce consistent numbers remain to be seen, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see Shepard emerge as a WR3.
Sterling Shepard - WRPosted 4/10/19 2:16pm ET
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard received a four-year, $41 million contract extension Wednesday, April 10, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Shepard is New York's No. 1 wideout with Odell Beckham gone. He's put together three reasonable successful campaigns and is looking to attain a career year in his new role. As such, expect him to finish in WR2 range if he stays healthy.
Sterling Shepard - WRPosted 4/4/19 7:00pm ET
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard is expected to see more snaps on the outside in 2019 with WR Golden Tate playing mainly in the slot.
Huddle Up: While Odell Beckham Jr. is out of the picture, Shepard will now have to contend with Tate for targets while learning a new role. Throw in the suspect play of Eli Manning, and Shepard is best viewed as a WR4.
Evan Engram - TEPosted 4/4/19 7:13pm ET
New York Giants TE Evan Engram caught 38 passes for 413 yards in the 11 games he played with Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr., and he has 71 catches for 886 yards in the 15 games he has played without Beckham.
Huddle Up: With Beckham out of the picture entirely, Engram should enjoy a steady role in the passing attack all season long. Injuries are a bit of a concern, but he's worth selecting as a TE1.
Odell Beckham - WRPosted 4/1/19 9:44am ET
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. reported to the team for the first day of offseason workouts Monday, April 1.
Huddle Up: In what has probably been a surprise to many, Beckham didn't seem to immediately embrace his trade from the Giants last month, so there was some question as to whether or not he would take his time to make an impression on his new employer. Owners should expect OBJ to get comfortable sometime before training camp, and if he does, he could be poised for a banner season with the best quarterback and supporting cast he's had in his career.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 3/31/19 9:21am ET
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is heading into the final season of his contract in 2019 but could remain with the team through 2020, a possibility that Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch recently said they were open to.
Huddle Up: Manning hasn't thrown for more than 26 touchdowns or been a top-16 fantasy QB since 2015, and now his top weapon -- WR Odell Beckham -- has been traded. Stay even further away from Manning in fantasy this coming summer, and also don't be shocked if this is a bit of smokescreen and the Giants come away with their QB of future in the coming draft.
Odell Beckham - WRPosted 3/27/19 2:32pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to show up for the start of Cleveland's offseason program Monday, April 1. Beckham had planned to end his offseason by April 15 before being traded to the Browns.
Huddle Up: It's important for Beckham, Baker Mayfield and the organization to get started on the right foot. Beckham will need to show up earlier than he anticipated, but the excitement is palpable between him and the Browns. Despite the presence of former college teammate Jarvis Landry, Beckham projects as a top WR1 in all formats.
Cody Latimer - WRPosted 3/17/19 9:25pm ET
New York Giants WR Cody Latimer announced on his official Instagram account on Sunday, March 17 that he is returning to the team on a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Latimer posted 11 grabs for 190 yards and a touchdwon last season before missing 10 games due to a hamstring injury. With Odell Beckham Jr. moving on to Cleveland, there is a chance Latimer could see a larger role depending upon the other draft picks and personnel moves the team chooses to make. Still, he has had chances to make a splash before and hasn't really answered the bell.
Odell Beckham - WRPosted 3/13/19 1:21pm ET
Updating previous reports, the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants finalized the trade to send WR Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns on Wednesday, March 13.
Huddle Up: Beckham, as previously mentioned, remains a No. 1 receiver in fantasy but could encounter a lower volume of targets. His big-play nature should help off-set any limitations in this area.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 3/13/19 8:43pm ET
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is scheduled to receive a $5 million roster bonus if he is on the roster Saturday, March 16, and the Giants plan on paying that bonus at this point, according to sources.
Huddle Up: It appears that Manning will be the starting quarterback for at least one more season but will not have many weapons to work with in the passing game. He should be avoided in all fantasy leagues in 2019.
Odell Beckham - WRPosted 3/12/19 5:07pm ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. was traded to the Cleveland Browns Tuesday, March 12, in exchange for a 2019 first-round pick, the Browns' second third-round pick in 2019 and SS Jabrill Peppers according to a source.
Huddle Up: It actually happened. The Giants traded their star receiver. Sterling Shepard takes over as the No. 1 wide receiver in the Big Apple. More opportunities are coming for Corey Coleman, Evan Engram and more, but one can logically deduce that the Giants will sign or draft another wide receiver. For now, view Shepard as a fantasy WR2.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 2/27/19 10:36am ET
Updating ongoing reports, New York Giants QB Eli Manning will return to the franchise in 2019, head coach Pat Shurmur said Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the NFL Scouting Combine. 'Well, I think Eli can help us win games, and he proved when the players around him starting playing better that he can play at a very high level and help us win games, so at this point I want Eli back,' Shurmur said. 'He's back.'
Huddle Up: While Shurmur may feel this one, one has to question whether general manager Dave Gettleman will indeed be in agreement when push comes to shove. Cutting Manning would save $17 million against the 2019 salary cap, but there are not any clearly better options available at this time. Presuming Shurmur's words ring true, Eli is a low-end QB2 in 2019. In all likelihood, Manning will begin the year starting under center but give way to a rookie passer at some point in the season.
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