Fantasy Football News & Views
Giants | Jon Halapio healthy Mon Jun 17, 07:57 PM
New York Giants C Jon Halapio (ankle) said he feeling completely recovered from the fractured ankle he suffered last season.Link to story
Giants | NYG could carry two QBs on roster Sun Jun 16, 11:16 AM
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.Link to story
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Giants | DeAndre Baker inks rookie pact Fri Jun 14, 02:07 PM
New York Giants first-round CB DeAndre Baker (Georgia) signed his four-year rookie contract with the team Friday, June 14. The deal also includes a fifth-year team option. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.Link to story
Giants | Dexter Lawrence officially in the fold Fri Jun 14, 02:02 PM
New York Giants first-round DT Dexter Lawrence (Clemson) signed his four-year rookie contract with the team Friday, June 14. The deal also includes a fifth-year team option. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Lawrence will be a force on early downs right away, although the team traded away a similar player in Damon Harrison for a fifth-round pick last year.|
Giants | Jacob Thieneman cut from IR Fri Jun 14, 02:45 AM
New York Giants DB Jacob Thieneman (undisclosed) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list on Thursday, June 13.Link to story
Giants | Evan Engram could be used as deep threat Wed Jun 12, 09:17 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: We'll see if that comes to fruition, but Engram is certainly capable of that if asked. Last year, the Giants did not utilize him in that way. In 11 games last season, Engram ran 308 routes but his air-yards-per-target average was only 5.25 yards (23rd in the league). By comparison, Rob Gronkowski (12.14 yards, 1st) and Travis Kelce (9.16, 9th) were used much differently. We'll see if the Giants want to use that deep part of Engram's game more often in 2019.|
Evan Engram player page
Giants | Open QB competition with Giants? Tue Jun 11, 12:45 PM
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.'
|Footballguys view: The word out of Giants camp is that Manning looks like he's done. Jones may not be a world-beater at this point in his career, but he may be a better option than a fading Manning. We'll see if Jones can overtake Manning during training camp and the preseason.|
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Giants | Evan Engram hurt hamstring Tue Jun 11, 11:52 AM
Updating previous reports, New York Giants TE Evan Engram (hamstring) is recovering from a hamstring injury, according to head coach Pat Shurmur.
|Footballguys view: Engram should be ready by training camp, and the Giants are wisely being cautious with their starting tight end. He missed time last year due to a hamstring injury, so monitor his health status in August closely. In 11 games last season, Engram finished as the No. 13 fantasy tight end. This season, Engram is going off the board at TE6 (6.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Evan Engram player page
Giants | Darius Slayton running with first-team Tue Jun 11, 11:18 AM
New York Giants WR Darius Slayton is running with the first-team offense Tuesday, June 11.
|Footballguys view: Slayton may have been a value pick for the Giants when they picked him up in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL draft. During his college career at Auburn, Slayton was known as a big-play specialist with six touchdowns of 50-yards or more since 2017. Slayton has blazing speed but needs to be more refined as a route runner. He also needs enhanced concentration as Slayton suffered from drops at times. Slayton is getting some first-team work but at this time is still behind guys like Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate on the depth chart. We'll see if Slayton can continue to impress in training camp and the preseason.|
Giants | Limited work for Kyle Lauletta Sun Jun 9, 09:06 PM
New York Giants QB Kyle Lauletta (knee) saw his first action of OTAs Tuesday, June 4, attempting three passes with the first-team offense during 7-on-7 drills.
|Footballguys view: Lauletta, a fourth-round pick in 2018, had a knee cleanup earlier this offseason. He's got a slim chance of making the 53-man roster since the Giants used the No. 6 overall pick on Daniel Jones this year. We'll see if Lauletta can impress enough (and stay healthy) to earn a spot on the Giants practice squad.|
Giants | Daniel Jones happy with first minicamp Sun Jun 9, 03:03 PM
New York Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones is pleased with the progress he made in his first NFL minicamp since being selected with the sixth overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. 'I think I improved every day,' Jones said. 'That's the goal. I did some things better, did some things not as good, it's about me being consistent, and I'm learning a lot. Trying to learn as much as I can.' Jones will be able to officially start his competition for the backup job behind Eli Manning at training camp in roughly six weeks.
|Footballguys view: Some reports had Jones decisively better than Eli Manning in minicamp, even going as far as to say that he should start over Manning this year. He is generating more positive buzz than expected after his selection at #6 was widely panned.|
Giants | Evan Engram not battling lingering injuries Sun Jun 9, 10:25 AM
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.
|Footballguys view: Engram was a big part of the passing game when Odell Beckham was out last year, but that was before the team added Golden Tate, and when Eli Manning was the starting quarterback. He's worth consideration in the TE6-8 range, but his situation is difficult to gauge without seeing how he riffs with #6 pick Daniel Jones.|
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Giants | Sterling Shepard the go-to target? Sat Jun 8, 10:14 PM
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard averaged 7.7 targets in four games without Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. last year compared to 6.1 targets in 12 games with Beckham, and Jordan Raanan of ESPNNewYork.com believes Shepard will the the No. 1 option in the passing attack ahead of WR Golden Tate in 2019.
|Footballguys view: It's hard to say who will be the most reliable fantasy option out of Shepard, Tate, and Evan Engram, and could change from game to game. We'll be monitoring the development of Daniel Jones closely, because the #6 pick could be taking over the quarterback job from Eli Manning this year, and maybe sooner than later.|
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Giants | Eric Dungey sidelined Fri Jun 7, 06:05 PM
New York Giants QB Eric Dungey (undisclosed) did not participate in practice this week because of an undisclosed injury.Link to story
Giants | Daniel Jones already making push to start? Fri Jun 7, 02:38 PM
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones reportedly outplayed Eli Manning during the team's recent minicamp, and it wasn't really close, in the opinion of Bleacher Report's Mike Tanier, who stated Jones was 'sharper, more accurate and more willing and able to challenge the defense with difficult downfield throws.'
|Footballguys view: The Giants are irrationally committed to Manning, but once Jones superior play, even at this early point in his career, becomes apparent, they might have to make the rational move. Jones starting won't be great for the Giants fantasy prospects, but it will still likely be better than Manning taking the field.|
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Giants | Jeremiah Harris cut from IR Fri Jun 7, 02:50 AM
New York Giants OLB Jeremiah Harris (undisclosed) was released from IR with an injury settlement Thursday, June 6.
|Footballguys view: Harris caught on as a undrafted free agent for the Giants, but his injury ended his chances of making the team this year. The team signed former Steelers draft pick Keion Adams in his place. Adams will be trying to make the team as an edge rushing outside linebacker, just as Harris was.|
Giants | Nate Solder taking it day by day Thu Jun 6, 12:14 PM
New York Giants OT Nate Solder (ankle) is hoping to be back on the field for training camp as he recovers from ankle surgery in May. 'Am I 100 percent sure?' Solder asked Thursday, June 6 in response to a reporter's question. 'Are you 100 percent sure you'll be there? It's hard to say. I'm on a great path right now and I'm taking it day by day.'
|Footballguys view: Solder had a down season last year with the Giants in his first season with the team. He needs to get healthy and get better on the field, no matter if Eli Manning or Daniel Jones is back there throwing passes. No timetable has been set for the veteran left tackle, but expect to see him eased into action during training camp when he's ready.|
Giants | Jeremiah Harris to IR Thu Jun 6, 02:32 AM
New York Giants OLB Jeremiah Harris (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to the team's Reserve/Injured list on Wednesday, June 5.Link to story
Giants | Sterling Shepard misses practice Wed Jun 5, 06:41 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: It sounds like a non-issue here. With Odell Beckham gone, Shepard will have the best opportunity of his career to emerge as a No. 1 receiver for the Giants. Shepard has a current ADP of WR40 (9.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Sterling Shepard player page
Giants | No practice for Evan Engram Tue Jun 4, 01:56 PM
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (unspecified) did not practice Tuesday, June 4. Head coach Pat Shurmur said Engram was 'just a little sore.'
|Footballguys view: Engram is just getting some rest here. He should continue to be a big part of the Giants passing attack. If the team made the switch to rookie QB Daniel Jones at some time this year, Engram should be a favorite as he gets open over the middle and presents a big target. Engram has a current ADP of TE7 (6.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Evan Engram player page
Giants | Keion Adams signs with Giants Tue Jun 4, 10:31 AM
Free-agent LB Keion Adams (Steelers) signed an undisclosed deal with the New York Giants Tuesday, June 4. OLB Jeremiah Harris (undisclosed) was waived/injured.Link to story
Giants | Saquon Barkley wants the ball Sun Jun 2, 09:22 PM
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.'
|Footballguys view: Give him the damn ball! Barkley is built to be a workhorse and can take any touch to the house. As a rookie in 2018, Barkley had 261 carries for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns -- plus, he caught 91 receptions for 721 yards and four touchdowns. His 2,028 yards from scrimmage led the NFL and there's a chance for more in 2019. He's a top-3 pick in any format and an easy consideration for the No. 1 overall pick in your fantasy league.|
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Giants | Corey Ballentine returns to practice Tue May 28, 01:58 PM
New York Giants CB Corey Ballentine (gluteus) participated in team drills for the first time Tuesday, May 28 since sustaining a gunshot wound a month earlier hours after he was drafted.Link to story
Giants | Markus Golden eyeing bounce-back year Sun May 26, 02:06 PM
New York Giants LB Markus Golden is eyeing a big bounce-back season after being hampered by a knee injury and ineffectiveness over his last two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. 'I come in thinking I'm gonna hunt,'' Golden told the New York Post. 'I'm hunting, every play, any time I'm on the field, every third down, first down, I'm hunting. When you think like that and work like that in practice every day, the results got to come. That's what I always believed. It always worked out for me to just work my butt off every day and don't worry about nothing else, it's gonna come.''Link to story
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Giants | Markus Golden back on the field Sat May 25, 09:11 PM
New York Giants LB Markus Golden (ankle) was able to participate in the start of OTAs.Link to story
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Giants | Corey Ballentine making progress Thu May 23, 11:27 PM
New York Giants CB Corey Ballentine (gluteus) was able to participate in individual drills during OTAs Thursday, May 23.Link to story
Giants | Paul Perkins healthy Thu May 23, 10:04 AM
New York Giants RB Paul Perkins (pectoral) said he's back to full health after missing last season with a pectoral injury. He impressed the coaching staff with his work in the first two days of organized team activities.
|Footballguys view: Perkins is most certainly in a make-or-break season in 2019. In the two seasons he has played, the 2016 fifth-round pick has averaged only 3.6 yards per carry. That's got to improve if he wants to win a spot on the depth chart behind Saquon Barkley. Perkins will be competing with guys like Rod Smith and Wayne Gallman for that role.|
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Giants | Two linemen should be ready for camp Mon May 20, 07:53 PM
New York Giants OT Nate Solder (ankle) and OT Mike Remmers (back) should be ready for the start of training camp.Link to story
Giants | Corey Ballentine sidelined for now Mon May 20, 07:51 PM
New York Giants CB Corey Ballentine (gluteus) did not participate in practice Monday, May 20. Head coach Pat Shurmur said he hopes Ballentine will be able to practice before training camp.Link to story
Giants | Kyle Lauletta had offseason knee procedure Mon May 20, 03:25 PM
New York Giants QB Kyle Lauletta (knee) underwent a 'knee cleanup' earlier this offseason. He did 'very little' at practice Monday, May 20, but should be back at full strength soon, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.
|Footballguys view: Lauletta was a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft but did little to impress last year in practice, training camp or the preseason. The Giants selected QB Daniel Jones from Duke with the No.6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft and he's clearly the quarterback of the future. With Eli Manning the starter (for now), it's going to be difficult for Lauletta to make the team.|
Giants | Sam Beal running with ones Mon May 20, 11:45 AM
New York Giants CB Sam Beal is running with the first-team defense in organized team activities Monday, May 20.Link to story
Giants | Daniel Jones impressing teammate Fri May 17, 12:59 PM
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.'
|Footballguys view: The pick of Jones has been poked fun at plenty by those on social networking and in the media. Jones could quiet all the doubters with strong play for the Giants when he's ready to start. It's just OTAs but this is a good sign. It doesn't mean Jones was the right pick or he'll be great or anything like that. Jones is athletic as a runner but inconsistent as a passer. We'll see if he can clean up his game and actually push Eli Manning for the starting job in the near future.|
Giants | Nate Solder has surgery Fri May 17, 11:16 AM
New York Giants OT Nate Solder (ankle) had surgery to remove bone spurs from his ankle, but he's expected to return by training camp.Link to story
Giants | Corey Ballentine signs rookie deal Thu May 16, 09:31 AM
New York Giants sixth-round pick CB Corey Ballentine signed an undisclosed four-year deal Thursday, May 16.Link to story
Giants | NYG cut two Wed May 15, 02:52 AM
New York Giants PK Joey Slye was released Tuesday, May 14; DB Jacob Thieneman was waived/injured.Link to story
Giants | Corey Ballentine back with team Mon May 13, 08:54 PM
New York Giants CB Corey Ballentine (gluteus) reported to the team Monday, May 13, and participated in some activities.Link to story
Giants | Freedom Akinmoladun inks deal with NY Giants Mon May 13, 04:00 PM
Undrafted rookie free-agent DL Freedom Akinmoladun (Nebraska) signed an undisclosed contract with the New York Giants on Monday, May 13.Link to story
Giants | Two NYG picks sign Mon May 13, 11:49 AM
New York Giants fifth-round picks WR Darius Slayton and LB Ryan Connelly signed undisclosed four-year deals Monday, May 13.
|Footballguys view: Slayton can get by the defense in the blink of an eye. He ran a 4.39 second 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine earlier this year and that speed certainly stands out on film. Slayton does have issues with drops and concentration that will need to be cleaned up if he wants to play up to his potential as a pro. He's a size/speed prospect we'll monitor in deep dynasty formats.|
Giants | John Jenkins re-ups with NYG Mon May 13, 11:46 AM
Free-agent DL John Jenkins (Giants) re-signed with the New York Giants Monday, May 13. Terms weren't disclosed.Link to story
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Giants | Mike Remmers joins Giants Sat May 11, 03:52 PM
Free-agent OT Mike Remmers (Vikings) agreed to terms with the New York Giants Saturday, May 11. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Remmers only made it two years into a modest five year deal with the Vikings. He'll be a depth signing for an improved Giants offensive line.|
Giants | Robert Martin placed on waivers Thu May 9, 12:07 PM
New York Giants RB Robert Martin was waived Thursday, May 9.Link to story
Giants | Jon Halapio cleared Wed May 8, 03:57 PM
New York Giants C Jon Halapio (leg) said he has been cleared to practice after breaking his leg during the 2018 season. He is considered the leading candidate to start at center.Link to story
Giants | Rod Smith joins Giants Wed May 8, 03:15 PM
Free-agent RB Rod Smith (Cowboys) signed with the New York Giants Wednesday, May 8. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Smith has spent almost all of his pro career with the Cowboys. He stays in the NFC East, but now with the Giants he will compete to be the primary backup behind Saquon Barkley. With only guys like Wayne Gallman or Paul Perkins to contend with, Smith might climb the depth chart.|
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Giants | Jay Ajayi a possible fit with NYG? Wed May 8, 02:34 AM
The New York Giants could be interested in free-agent RB Jay Ajayi (Eagles) as a possible backup to RB Saquon Barkley, in the opinion of SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.
|Footballguys view: Starting on Wednesday, signed free agents do not count against the compensatory pick forumla. That means we should see Ajayi find a new home in the near future. The Giants have superstar Saquon Barkley as their starter, but behind him they could use some veteran depth. Currently, Wayne Gallman is penciled in as the primary backup behind Barkley. The Giants also signed former Dallas Cowboys RB Rod Smith on Wednesday.|
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Giants | Daniel Jones had odd request at combine Tue May 7, 09:23 AM
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones was asked to work out as a tight end by an unnamed team at the NFL Scouting Combine because they didn't think he was good enough to be a starting quarterback.
|Footballguys view: Jones has his struggles as a quarterback but the Giants are going to give him plenty of opportunity to be their franchise guy. If you hated the Jones pick, then this story is only going to make you smile (or infuriate you if you're a Giants fan). If you know Jones is a work in progress, then this story is just an interesting footnote. Only time will tell whether or not the Giants made a mistake with their no.6 overall pick.|
Giants | Joey Slye catches on with NY Giants Mon May 6, 04:04 PM
Free-agent PK Joey Slye signed an undisclosed contract with the New York Giants on Monday, May 6, after participating in their rookie minicamp over the weekend.Link to story
Giants | NYG adds one, waives three Mon May 6, 01:41 PM
Undrafted free-agent OG Austin Droogsma (Florida State) was signed Monday, May 6, by the New York Giants to an undisclosed contract. LB Ukeme Eligwe, DE Myles Humphrey and CB Michael Hunter were waived.Link to story
Giants | Nate Harvey placed on IR Sun May 5, 04:24 PM
New York Giants DE Nate Harvey (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Sunday, May 5.Link to story
Giants | NYG signs two players Sun May 5, 04:21 PM
Free-agent DE Alex Jenkins (Saints) and undrafted free-agent CB Tenny Adewusi (Delaware) signed with the New York Giants Sunday, May 5. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.Link to story
Giants | Ryan Anderson signed after tryout Sun May 5, 01:41 PM
Free-agent P Ryan Anderson was signed Sunday, May 5, by the New York Giants after appearing at a tryout during rookie minicamp last week.Link to story