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WR Victor Cruz - New York Giants

6-0, 200Born: 11-11-1986College: MassachusettsDrafted: ---

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Cruz suffered a torn patellar tendon in his knee against the Eagles and is likely out for the season

Week 8: bye week

Recent Stats and Projections

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4 at WAS 0 0 0 10 6 108 0 0
5 vs ATL 0 0 0 6 3 22 0 0
6 at PHI 0 0 0 3 2 16 0 0

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs ATL (6 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)

Victor Cruz had a quiet performance on Sunday as Eli Manning got his other teammates more involved in the passing game. Manning spread the ball very well and did not allow Atlanta to focus on any one defender. Cruz got his hands on some short passes and picked up a few first downs when called upon. Cruz was targeted deep by Manning on a fade route near the goal line but an excellent pass break up by the Atlanta secondary caused the ball to fall incomplete. Cruz did have a very impressive grab on a short pass to the outside, using only his finger tips to secure a fastball from Manning. The Giants featured the running game a lot in this game which did not help Cruz's fantasy production. Manning did not have to rely on Cruz for first downs either as the entire offense was clicking. Cruz may become somewhat of a role player in this offense if Beckham and Donnell continue to emerge as big talents for Manning to throw to.

2014 Week 6 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

Victor Cruz only managed two catches in this game as he ultimately had to leave with an injury. Cruz failed to make an impression in this game and couldn't overcome the bad situation the Giants found themselves in. The pass protection was not good enough and Manning went down often before he had an opportunity to look at players like Cruz. Cruz got in breaking route early in the game and had another short catch in the redzone but got tackled short of the goal line. Cruz' biggest opportunity came on a corner pattern in the endzone. Cruz got open towards the corner and Manning found with a well thrown pass but the pass bounced off his hands as Cruz looked to have sustained an injury on the play. Cruz did not see the field much in the second half as a result and may miss the rest of the season, which would leave a hole in this offense for a younger Giants receiver to attempt to fill.

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Latest News

Giants | Victor Cruz to have lengthy rehab (Fri Oct 17, 04:28 PM) - New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) will rehab at the team's facility for the next two to three months and believes he will need four to eight months to recover from his surgery.

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Giants | Victor Cruz to IR (Tue Oct 14, 06:03 PM) - New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) was officially placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Giants | Victor Cruz's career in jeopardy? (Tue Oct 14, 02:09 PM) - New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) won't ever be the same after his season-ending knee injury, according to Dr. David Chao. “He can return to 100 percent, but it (his knee) is a car in a car accident,” said Chao, a former NFL team physician. “Never brand new when fixed.” There is no timetable for Cruz's rehab, and there is no prognosis for the rest of his career. His injury could rob him of his explosiveness and change-of-direction ability. A handful of NFL players have returned from this type of injury, but none of them discovered their elite form. A torn patellar tendon can't be fixed arthroscopically, so it needs a massive open procedure that will require lengthy and painful rehab. Cruz will need to rebuild the muscles around the tendon, and it'll likely be six months before he can even try to run again.

Our View: These type of injuries are brutal for a player's recovery. Everybody loves Cruz, and we all hope he can return to his salsa-dancing ways. Unfortunately, that may not be the case. Keep an eye on his recovery and return next year.
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Giants | Victor Cruz has surgery (Mon Oct 13, 07:04 PM) - New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) underwent successful season-ending patellar tendon surgery on his right knee Monday, Oct. 13.

Our View: Cruz is done for the year, but early prognosis has him ready to come back by the start of next season. It's a good time to buy low in dynasty leagues.
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Giants | Victor Cruz undergoing surgery (Mon Oct 13, 02:54 PM) - Updating previous reports, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair his torn patellar tendon.

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Schedule

8--- BYE WEEK ---
9vs Indianapolis Colts
10@ Seattle Seahawks
11vs San Francisco 49ers
12vs Dallas Cowboys
13@ Jacksonville Jaguars
14@ Tennessee Titans
15vs Washington Redskins
16@ St. Louis Rams
17vs Philadelphia Eagles