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WR Victor Cruz - New York Giants

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

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Summary

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different outcome. It's fair to say many fantasy owners are insane when it comes to counting on Victor Cruz. All kidding aside, Cruz is three years removed from his last dominant season, and has missed 26 games in the last two seasons trying to come back from a knee injury and a torn calf. In May Cruz declared himself 100% healthy and vowed to be a full participant in training camp. If he follows through on his promise, Cruz could end up pairing with Beckham to be one of the league's top duos. That said, the Giants added Sterling Shepard in the draft who profiles as a future NFL starter in his own right. If Cruz isn't healthy, he may lose his spot to the rookie and never regain it. The good news is fantasy owners are snake bitten by Cruz after two failed seasons and his ADP represents all upside for the time being. (May 21)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 75, 55
WR Redraft PPR - 74, 55
WR Dynasty - 96, 80, 86

Stats and Projections

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2013 NYG 14 0 0 0 122 73 998 4 1
2014 NYG 6 0 0 0 41 23 337 1
2016 PROJ-Dodds 14 1 * * 34 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 14 0 * * 13 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 50 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 196
WR: 71
Overall-PPR: 188
WR-PPR: 71

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Latest News

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.

Our 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 | 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.

Our 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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