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WR Victor Cruz - New York Giants

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

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Summary

Victor Cruz' career is going in the wrong direction. After bursting onto the scene in his second year with a 1,536-yard performance, Cruz overtook Hakeem Nicks as the Giants most valuable receiver. In his third season Cruz caught 86 passes for 1,092 yards and 10 touchdowns. Last year, armed with a new contract, Cruz failed to break 1,000 yards and missed the final two games after a knee scope. Fortunately, things are looking up. Ben McAdoo is bringing his up tempo version of the West Coast offense from Green Bay, and Cruz is slated to play the same role that Randall Cobb held with the Packers. Cruz is one of the league's most dangerous inside (slot) receivers and his precise route-running and reliable hands argue for continued success as long as Eli Manning can recapture his accuracy. (May 25)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 14, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 14, 15, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 17, 18, 18, 20, 21
Overall Redraft - 37, 22, 27, 28, 31, 32, 33, 33, 34, 34, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 42, 42, 44, 44, 44, 47, 51, 52
WR Redraft PPR - 14, 8, 9, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 14, 15, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 19, 20, 21, 21
Overall Redraft PPR - 34, 21, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 33, 33, 33, 34, 34, 37, 38, 40, 42, 42, 44, 45, 50, 51
WR Dynasty - 17, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23
Overall Dynasty - 31, 25, 26, 28, 32, 35, 35

Stats and Projections

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2011 NYG 16 1 3 0 159 82 1536 9
2012 NYG 16 0 0 0 143 86 1092 10
2013 NYG 14 0 0 0 122 73 998 4 1
2014 PROJ-Dodds 14 0 * * 81 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 0 * * 82 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 93 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 86 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 40
WR: 16
Overall-PPR: 39
WR-PPR: 16

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Latest News

Giants | Receivers inconsistent (Tue Aug 19, 11:19 AM) - New York Giants WRs Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle, Jerrel Jernigan and Mario Manningham have not made many big plays this preseason. Cruz initially caught a long play-action pass Saturday, Aug. 16, but dropped it. Randle has one catch for 12 yards in three games. Jernigan has not carried over his momentum from late last season, per head coach Tom Coughlin, and also dropped a throw from Eli Manning Saturday. Corey Washington has three touchdowns but received fewer first-string practice reps than Manningham in first-string practice reps Monday, Aug. 18.

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Giants | Victor Cruz not concerned about offense (Tue Aug 19, 11:16 AM) - New York Giants WR Victor Cruz said he's not concerned about the offense's struggles 'mainly because we have not shown a lot. We haven't given a lot of plays or tipped out hand on a lot of things that we have shown yet. It is still pretty base stuff, but we just have to do a better job of executing.'

Our View: Cruz is right that teams aren't going to show core strategies in the preseason, but the overall sagging nature of the Giants franchise for over a season running now is still troubling. Cruz has WR1 upside, but the Giants offense and Eli Manning explains why he is there for you in the fourth.
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