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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 - 74, 54
WR Redraft PPR - 74, 54, 60
WR Dynasty - 105, 80

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 * * 32 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 14 0 * * 12 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 50 * * *
2016 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 45 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 194
WR: 70
Overall-PPR: 195
WR-PPR: 70

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Latest News

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.

Our 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 | 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.

Our 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.

Our 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.

Our 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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