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  Giants | Eli Manning expects more points    Wed Jun 29, 04:35 PM

New York Giants QB Eli Manning said he expects to offense to score more points in 2016 and believes they will be able to score at least 28 points per game. Manning believes the addition of WR Sterling Shepard and the return of WR Victor Cruz and TE Larry Donnell will help the passing game.

Footballguys view: Manning could be correct in his prediction. Everyone knows that Beckham is a superstar, but adding the rookie Shepard to the mix could pay huge dividends for the offense. The dynamic rookie from Oklahoma is tough to get a bead on. He can make defenders miss with ease in the open field, and Shepard is a threat to score anytime he touches the ball. The added weapons in the passing game should help Manning put up good fantasy numbers in 2016. His current ADP is QB11 (9.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Giants | Orleans Darkwa playing catch-up    Tue Jun 28, 10:21 PM

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) missed the entire spring practice sessions due to a lower leg injury, and that set him back in the pecking order among the team's tailbacks. He is expected to battle RB Andre Williams for the No. 3 job, while RB Bobby Rainey is also in the mix. The team invested a fifth round pick on RB Paul Perkins, so he is expected to make the team, too.

Footballguys view: It's likely to come down to Darkwa vs Williams for a roster spot...and we'd take Darkwa 10 times out of 10. He's a patient runner who could get on the field for the Giants they get inside the 20-yard line. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on the Giants backfield as it's a bit of a mess, but make sure to keep Darkwa on the waiver-wire speed dial just in case.

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Andre Williams player page
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  Giants | Andre Williams fighting for spot?    Tue Jun 28, 04:35 PM

New York Giants RBs Andre Williams and Orleans Darkwa are likely competing with each other for a roster spot, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.

Footballguys view: The Giants backfield is a bit of a mess right now. Rashad Jennings should be the starter, but he should split time with Shane Vereen. Rookie Paul Perkins has a bit of Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) to his game and might find his way onto the field as a change-of-pace back. Williams is a two-down back with build-up power and he's not as sure in short-yardage situations as he needs to be. We'll be watching this entire RB corps closely during camp, but Williams is only relevant for dynasty owners at this time.

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Orleans Darkwa player page


  Giants | NYG unlikely to add Leon Hall    Sun Jun 26, 04:29 PM

Free-agent CB Leon Hall (Bengals) likely will not sign with the New York Giants this offseason.

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  Giants | William Beatty unlikely to return    Sun Jun 26, 04:28 PM

Free-agent OT William Beatty (Giants) likely will not re-sign with the New York Giants this offseason unless he has no other options.

Footballguys view: It looks more likely that Eugene Monroe will be a Giant at this point. Beatty was unable to play in 2015 due to multiple injuries, and the Giants released him, saving over four million dollars. Even though the Giants have depth issues at tackle and Beatty was once a steady starter for them, they seem to have little to no interest in bringing him back at any cost.

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  Giants | Sterling Shepard to provide instant impact    Sun Jun 26, 04:12 PM

New York Giants rookie WR Sterling Shepard appears to be an 'instant-impact player' and was one of the receivers to impress the team during the spring. WR Darius Powe and WR Roger Lewis - a pair of undrafted rookie free agents from California and Bowling Green, respectively - have also caught the coaching staff's eye as well.

Footballguys view: Shepard is basically unobstructed for the #2 job with Victor Cruz still struggling to show that he is even healthy enough to make the team. That leaves Dwayne Harris as the only other experienced receiver on the roster, with second-year UDFA Geremy Davis also in the mix. Powe has terrific measureables at 6'3" 220 with 4.49 speed and top-end quickness metrics, and Lewis is a long-striding deep ball receiver who fell out of the draft more on character concerns than talent deficiencies.

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  Giants | Eugene Monroe would not be given starting job    Sat Jun 25, 10:01 AM

Free-agent OT Eugene Monroe (Ravens) may be a target for the New York Giants, but the Giants would not guarantee him a starting job if he signs with them.

Footballguys view: Ereck Flowers is currently the starting left tackle, and the team sees him as their long-term left tackle so they might be hesitant to move to Flowers to right tackle even though current right tackle Marshall Newhouse is the starter they have less confidence in of the two. Monroe might slot best at right tackle for the Giants, but they could be ok with Newhouse if Monroe won't accept their terms, and Monroe might also be waiting for a left tackle job to come open. This situation could take until the first week or two of camp unfolds before it is resolved.

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  Giants | Owa Odighizuwa shines in spring    Thu Jun 23, 01:25 AM

New York Giants DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa worked on the interior of the defensive line during spring practices, working alongside DT Johnathan Hankins in nickel pass-rushing defenses. His role might be similar to how the team used DE-LB Mathias Kiwanuka.

Footballguys view: Odighizuwa is more of a linear power rusher than a bendy speed rusher, so this makes sense. Jason Pierre-Paul should be back to full speed and much more accustomed to using his fireworks-marred hand, and Olivier Vernon will give him the best running mate at defensive end that he has had in a while. The Giants pass rush is getting closer to the glory days of their Super Bowl seasons.

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  Giants | Logan Thomas added by Giants    Fri Jun 17, 05:19 PM

Miami Dolphins QB Logan Thomas was claimed off waivers by the New York Giants Friday, June 17, according to a source. The team also waived QB B.J. Daniels.

Footballguys view: Thomas has a big arm but little control as a passer. He'll serve as a camp arm behind Eli Manning and Ryan Nassib.

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  Giants | Victor Cruz doing drills again    Thu Jun 16, 11:46 AM

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee, calf) is doing individual drills for the third straight day Thursday, June 16.

Footballguys view: This is three days in a row, which we take as a great sign he might see the field this year. We're not sure what he has left in the tank, though, or how age and the injury might have impacted his skills. He's a depth guy right now, but given that he is also WR70 in recent drafts, he could have tremendous value if he plays well.

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  Giants | Eugene Monroe a target for Giants    Wed Jun 15, 04:18 PM

Free-agent OT Eugene Monroe (Ravens) is expected to receive serious interest from the New York Giants now that he is an unrestricted free agent. The Giants were interested in trading for Monroe but did not want to pick up his salary.

Footballguys view: The Giants offensive line has been a train wreck for years, and it's nice to see GM Jerry Reese finally address it, if this is true. Rookie Erik Flowers was overmatched at left tackle and Marshall Newhouse had issues on the right. The quick-hit offense Ben McAdoo has installed helps overcome that but at some point you need a decent offensive line. Monroe would be an upgrade at either side.

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  Giants | Victor Cruz doing solo work again    Wed Jun 15, 11:40 AM

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf, knee) is doing individual drills again Wednesday, June 15.

Footballguys view: We're cautiously excited here as that is two days in a row! The Giants had no help for Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr (who normally didn't need it anyway) in 2015, so getting Cruz back has potential. That said, he's older and a knee injury might have robbed him of some of the burst and speed. Be cautious with expectations here because he's likely not the same and, three years removed from his last big season, may be well past his prime. If anything, take him late as depth.

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  Giants | Victor Cruz active in practice    Tue Jun 14, 03:51 PM

Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf, knee) ran routes and caught passes during practice Tuesday, June 14. He started small but eventually progressed to full routes.

Footballguys view: Cruz has already said he plans to participate in the start of training camp in late July.

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  Giants | Victor Cruz vows to be ready    Tue Jun 14, 01:44 PM

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) said he will be ready for the start of training camp. 'Come July 28th my plan is to be on the field for the start of training camp,' Cruz said.

Footballguys view: We'd love to see that....but expecting Cruz to return to his old form might be a little far-fetched.

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  Giants | Victor Cruz doing drills    Tue Jun 14, 11:43 AM

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) is doing individual drills at camp, running routes and catching passes Tuesday, June 14.

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  Giants | Sterling Shepard a lock to start?    Tue Jun 14, 02:28 AM

New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard has drawn rave reviews with terrific speed and good hands, and he appears to be a lock to start, in the opinion of beat writer Ralph Vacchiano.

Footballguys view: Shepard is one of our favorite rookie WRs from this draft class. He can cut route sharply and precisely with the savvy of a 10-year veteran. Shepard doesn't have trouble getting open, and he's got natural hands. Even though he's not a big WR (5'10" 194 pounds), Shepard is fearless when running routes over the middle. Fantasy owners should be excited about his upside as the WR2 of the Giants. His current ADP is WR57 (12.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Giants | Minicamp unlikely for Victor Cruz    Sun Jun 12, 03:26 PM

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) is not expected to participate in organized team activities or minicamp this week, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Dan Graziano. The Giants are hoping Cruz will be able to participate in training camp.

Footballguys view: We'll keep hoping that Cruz can get back to salsa dancing in the end zone....but we want to see it first before we consider him any sort of fantasy commodity.

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  Giants | Andre Williams quicker during OTAs    Sun Jun 12, 09:49 AM

New York Giants RB Andre Williams appeared quicker and more fluid after transforming his body in the offseason, and he caught the ball out of the backfield well, according to NJ.com's James Kratch.

Footballguys view: The Giants have a clogged RB corps, and we're not sure the role that Williams is going to play in 2016. Rashad Jennings should be the primary back with Shane Vereen playing a change-of-pace role. Williams would be behind those two, and perhaps even rookie Paul Perkins would work into the mix more. Dynasty wise, this is good news but most re-draft owners won't be adding Williams to the roster.

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  Giants | Victor Cruz hopes to practice during minicamp    Sun Jun 12, 08:38 AM

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) has made significant strides over the past three months and is optimistic he could practice in the individual portions of workouts during minicamp this week.

Footballguys view: Cruz is trying to make yet another comeback, and we're all rooting for him. However, nobody should be counting on Cruz to get back to his old self...including the Giants. Cruz has missed 26 games in the last two seasons trying to come back from a knee injury and a torn calf.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul used to hand    Mon Jun 6, 03:14 PM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) said his right hand will never be completely normal again, but he also said that his hand is normal for him now.

Footballguys view: It's the new normal for Pierre-Paul as he injured his hand last July 4th. He'll wrap it again this year and it shouldn't hinder him that much...especially now that he's used to it.

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  Giants | Victor Cruz shows burst    Mon Jun 6, 02:53 PM

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) performed full speed acceleration drills with a trainer Monday, June 6, and showed some burst in doing so.

Footballguys view: We're hopeful to see Cruz return to his old form eventually. Call us cautiously optimistic. The goal is still for him to return by training camp.

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  Giants | Geremy Davis sees time with starters    Fri Jun 3, 03:07 PM

New York Giants WR Geremy Davis has received snaps with the first-team offense during offseason workouts and is a player the team can rely on, according to head coach Ben McAdoo. There is a chance Davis can be part of the three-receiver sets in 2016 if WR Victor Cruz (calf) is unable to recover from his injury.

Footballguys view: Davis was a sixth-round pick for the Giants in the 2015 NFL draft. Coming out of UCONN, Davis showed well as a route-runner and a player who could make difficult catches over the middle. He's a player we've been monitoring in dynasty leagues.

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  Giants | Darian Thompson inks deal with G-Men    Wed Jun 1, 10:16 PM

The New York Giants and FS Darian Thompson agreed to a four-year deal worth $3.46 million Wednesday, June 1, according to a source. The third-round pick in this year's draft also received a signing bonus of $837,000.

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  Giants | Odell Beckham not at OTAs    Wed Jun 1, 12:33 PM

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. is not present for organized team activities Wednesday, June 1. Head coach Ben McAdoo said the team was aware of the absence and are expecting him back later in the week.

Footballguys view: Sounds like a non-issue here.

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  Giants | Victor Cruz targeting training camp    Tue May 24, 12:50 PM

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) jogged around the practice field Tuesday, May 24, as the team is targeting around training camp for him to return to full participation.

Footballguys view: It's a good sign that he's off to the side doing some work, but we'll believe it when we see it. Cruz is a favorite of everyone, but major injuries could have robbed him of his once-promising future.

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  Giants | Sterling Shepard still impressing    Mon May 23, 02:43 PM

New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard has caught everything so far during offseason activities, according to QB Eli Manning.

Footballguys view: We're not surprised. Shepard is an explosive athlete who has exciting run-after-the-catch ability. In college at Oklahoma, Shepard was known as a precise route-runner and as a player who his QB could rely on. We're expecting him to win the WR2 job for the Giants opposite Odell Beckham Jr. He's a WR5 for fantasy owners with the upside of at least a WR3/flex option in certain matchups.

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  Giants | Victor Cruz taking it slow    Mon May 23, 12:56 PM

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee, calf) and RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) were both working on the side with trainers during practice Monday, May 23. The Giants continue to take it slow with Cruz.

Footballguys view: We can't wait to see Cruz back near full strength...but there's no guarantee that he'll ever be able to be the same player he used to be.

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Orleans Darkwa player page


  Giants | Eli Apple works out of slot    Mon May 23, 12:47 PM

New York Giants CB Eli Apple worked on the outside and at nickel cornerback during organized team activities Monday, May 23. 'It's going to be a challenging transition,' Apple said of working in the slot.

Footballguys view: Apple is a big, physical corner who won't back down from a challenge. Working in the slot may not be his best fit as he's not quite as 'twitchy' as slot corners usually are. It will be interesting to see if the rookie can make plays from that position.

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  Giants | Cooper Taylor had surgery    Mon May 23, 10:58 AM

New York Giants SS Cooper Taylor (abdomen) had surgery to repair a core muscle recently but should be ready for training camp.

Footballguys view: Dealing with injury is nothing new for Taylor. He's struggled to stay healthy during his short pro career, and we'll see if he can battle his way up the depth chart if he's ready by camp.

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  Giants | Will Tye could start    Sun May 22, 01:40 PM

New York Giants TE Will Tye's pass-catching potential and athleticism make him the favorite to start at tight end in 2016 for the Giants, in the opinion of Jordan Raanan of NJ.com. TEs Larry Donnell, Matt LaCosse and Jerell Adams will also be competing.

Footballguys view: Donnell may be listed as the starter on most depth charts right now, but that may not be the case when we get through training camp. Tye emerged last year, and his athleticism combined with solid route-running ability make him a TE2 with upside if he wins the starting job. In the final eight games of his rookie season, Tye was targeted 50 times for 34 receptions, 387 yards and 3 touchdowns.

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  Giants | Victor Cruz limited this offseason    Sun May 15, 05:18 PM

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee, calf) has received limited work during offseason workouts but hopes to be a full participant once training camp begins.

Footballguys view: Not only is Cruz coming back from a major knee injury, but he also has this calf problem that plagued him last year to overcome. We won't feel too excited about his prospects in 2016 until we see him in camp and the preseason. Then, we'll have a better idea about his potential this season. Cruz said he believes he will be ready for the start of the 2016 season.

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  Giants | Minimal impact from Paul Perkins?    Thu May 12, 05:05 PM

New York Giants rookie RB Paul Perkins isn't expected to have much of an impact in his rookie season, in the opinion of Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. Vacchiano anticipates RB Andre Williams to have the first shot at being the short-yardage running back and Jennings' backup, with RB Shane Vereen reprising his pass-catching and third-down role.

Footballguys view: Andre Williams has been sub-impressive so far, so we're not holding our breath. In fact, nobody in this backfield should feel good about their job security. There wasn't a 1000 yard back in the group last season either meaning, again, assume nothing. Perkins won't be someone to plug in early, but he's someone who could get opportunity later in the season.

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  Giants | Rashad Jennings should remain lead back    Thu May 12, 04:55 PM

New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings is expected to be the workhorse running back and receive the majority of carries in 2016, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. Jennings saw 48.3% of the Giants' carries last season, but Vacchiano expects that to increase this season.

Footballguys view: The rest of the group behind him is pretty unimpressive and Jennings still brings a lot to the table, so this isn't a shock. That said, if he gets up to speed quickly, rookie Paul Perkins could see a chunk of carries, especially if Jennings and the other backs struggle.

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  Giants | Uani' Unga goes to IR    Wed May 11, 05:39 PM

New York Giants LB Uani' Unga (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to the Giants' Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, May 11.

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  Giants | Ben Edwards tore ACL    Wed May 11, 12:18 PM

Updating previous reports, New York Giants WR Ben Edwards (knee) is out for the season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered two weeks ago.

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  Giants | Victor Cruz feeling good    Tue May 10, 10:01 PM

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) said Tuesday, May 10, that he feels 'great', and he feels he will be ready for training camp. However, it is uncertain if that means he will be a full participant or limited.

Footballguys view: Everyone wants to see Cruz salsa-dancing again in the end zone. Hopefully he can stay healthy and return to form in 2016.

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  Giants | Ben Edwards placed on IR    Tue May 10, 08:25 PM

New York Giants WR Ben Edwards (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, May 10.


  Giants | Matt Smalley added    Tue May 10, 08:10 PM

Undrafted free-agent DB Matt Smalley (Lafayette) was signed by the New York Giants Tuesday, May 10.


  Giants | Waive Uani' Unga    Tue May 10, 08:02 PM

New York Giants LB Uani' Unga (undisclosed) was waived/injured Tuesday, May 10.


  Giants | Eli Manning impressed with rookie WR    Tue May 10, 01:20 PM

New York Giants QB Eli Manning had nothing but good things to say about rookie WR Sterling Shepard after the two worked together Monday, May 9. 'He's a guy who is shifty and athletic,' Manning said. 'It's tough to say from six routes on air. But I hope he is a young Victor Cruz.' The Giants hope to have a solid trio of WRs Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz and Shepard on the field together in 2016.

Footballguys view: Manning should be impressed with Sterling...one of our favorite WRs from this draft class. Sterling is quick, agile and athletic in the open field. He is savvy as a route-runner and can get open with ease. Sterling can play the slot, but he could win the outside job opposite Beckham Jr. in training camp.

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  Giants | Sterling Shepard in position to star    Tue May 10, 01:10 AM

New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard is in the best position of all of the team's draft picks to make a significant impact.

Footballguys view: Shepard is one of our favorite rookie WRs because he is adept at running clean routes. Most rookies need a lot of work in that area, but Shepard can get open with ease against tight coverage. Head coach Ben McAdoo sees Shepard as a player he can use all over the formation in a variety of roles as a complement to WR Odell Beckham Jr.

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  Giants | Two WRs signed    Mon May 9, 07:10 PM

Free-agent WR Kardon Boone (Colts) and WR Donte Foster (Cowboys) signed with the New York Giants Monday, May 9. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


  Giants | Sterling Shepard contract details    Mon May 9, 05:46 PM

New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard's four-year rookie deal is worth $5.944 million. It comes with $3.693 million guaranteed and a $2.523 million signing bonus.

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  Giants | Three waived Monday    Mon May 9, 05:16 PM

New York Giants WR Ben Edwards (undisclosed) was Waived/Injured Monday, May 9. QB Josh Woodrum and TE Cedrick Lang were also waived.

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  Giants | B.J. Daniels signing with Giants    Mon May 9, 10:18 AM

Free-agent QB B.J. Daniels (Texans) will sign with the New York Giants Monday, May 9.

Footballguys view: Can you say camp arm? We knew you could. Daniels is a big-bodied passer with a strong arm, bad accuracy and decent athleticism.

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  Giants | Miles Shuler cut by Giants    Sat May 7, 06:22 PM

New York Giants WR Miles Shuler was released Saturday, May 7.

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  Giants | Paul Perkins the total package?    Sat May 7, 12:17 AM

New York Giants RB Paul Perkins was called a 'complete back' by the team, and Perkins said he feels he will be used to his full capability.

Footballguys view: Perkins is one of our favorite "sleeper" RBs to watch from this draft class. He's got a game similar to that of Jamaal Charles (Chiefs). Perkins is a speed back who can make defenders miss in the open field. He can also be utilized as an effective receiver out of the backfield. Currently buried on the depth chart with the Giants, Perkins is still a player fantasy owners need to become familiar with.

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  Giants | Sterling Shepard signs rookie deal    Fri May 6, 12:31 PM

New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard, a second-round pick, signed his rookie deal Friday, May 6.

Footballguys view: Shepard should start unless Victor Cruz has actually found his old game again. The Oklahoma product is an outstanding blocker with a nose for the end zone and great game in the air for a sub 6'0" receiver. He's also a great route runner considering he came out of an offense that doesn't stress precise routes.

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  Giants | Eli Apple signs on dotted line    Fri May 6, 12:01 PM

New York Giants CB Eli Apple signed his rookie contract Friday, May 6.

Footballguys view: Apple was almost a member of the Miami Dolphins instead. The Giants got a phone call from the Jets to swap the #10 and #20 picks so the Jets could take Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil, with the Giants getting the Jets second round pick (which turned out to be Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg). The Dolphins would have likely taking Apple in that case. Instead, the Giants and Jerry Reese keep their streak of never trading down going.

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  Giants | Paul Perkins inks rookie pact    Fri May 6, 09:58 AM

New York Giants RB Paul Perkins signed his rookie contract Friday, May 6.

Footballguys view: Perkins will have to cede some work to Shane Vereen on passing downs and Rashad Jennings played well at the end of 2015, but the rookie should have a chance to get the bulk of the carries by the end of the season. He's a late-round flier in redraft and Perkins is going off of the board in the second round of rookie dynasty draft.

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