A True Sleeper
If Will Tye wasn't on your radar this time last season, you weren't alone. Coming out of Stony Brook University, Tye wasn't invited to the NFL Combine and went undrafted. He eventually signed with the Giants as a rookie free agent, but was considered a long shot to make the 53-man roster. A strong preseason changed the narrative, and Tye secured a roster spot playing behind returning starter Larry Donnell. Tye didn't see the field much in the early going, but started seeing regular snaps in the Giants 5th game of the season. His real opportunity came when Larry Donnell was lost for the season eight games into the schedule.
- Weeks 1-3 -- 0 targets per game, 0 catches per game, 0 yards per game, 0 TDs per game
- Weeks 4-8 (with Donnell) -- 2.4 targets per game, 1.5 catches per game, 17.5 yards per game, 0 TDs per game
- Weeks 9-17 (without Donnell) -- 6.3 targets per game, 4.3 catches per game, 48.4 yards per game, 0.4 TDs per game