QB Eli Manning - New York Giants

6-4, 218Born: 1-3-1981College: MississippiDrafted: Round 1, pick 2004

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Week 7: vs Arizona Cardinals

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FBG says: Good matchup. The New York Giants' passing attack has been hampered by injuries or suspensions all season in 2019. The Giants have yet to play a game with their full complement of pass-catchers available through six games this year. Running back Saquon Barkley, who plays a significant role in New York's passing attack, suffered an ankle injury four weeks ago and has been out ever since. Barkley is hoping to return to action this weekend against the Cardinals, providing a strong safety blanket for rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. Additionally, Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram are hoping to return to action after missing last week's Thursday night matchup with the New York Giants. The return of these three pass-catchers, as well as Golden Tate, will surely bolster the Giants' passing attack against one of the NFL's weakest pass defenses. Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones has regressed since his eye-popping NFL debut as a starter against the Tampa Bay Buccanneers. While expectations for Jones were low entering his rookie season, he will surely improve once he finally gets to play a full game with all of his offensive weapons healthy and at his disposal. Look for the Giants' passing attack to improve here in week seven against the Arizona Cardinals, one of the NFL's weakest pass defenses. The Arizona Cardinals enter week seven as the only defense that has yet to force an interception in 2019. The Cardinals' 16 passing touchdowns allowed also ranks dead-last in the NFL through six games. As a whole, the Cardinals' pass defense is arguably the league's worst, and they will welcome cornerback Patrick Peterson back to the lineup with open arms here against the New York Giants. Peterson returns to the fold after serving a six-game suspension for failing an offseason drug test over the summer. Peterson has historically been one of the NFL's better cornerbacks, and his return will strengthen a weak secondary that has been unable to generate a single turnover through the air this season. Alongside Peterson, safety Budda Baker ranks as the Cardinals' best overall defender against the pass. One of Baker's biggest strengths defensively is his versatility; he can line up and cover multiple positions one-on-one or drop deep and play in zone coverage without skipping a beat. At linebacker, the Cardinals are exceptionally weak in coverage. Both Jordan Hicks and Haason Reddick have been exposed in coverage week-in and week-out. The Cardinals have kept just one starting tight end from finding the end zone through six games this season, in large part thanks to the inadequate coverage from their linebacking duo. Along the defensive line, Chandler Jones and Terrell Suggs have impressed on the edge, but there has been little support on the interior. Jones and Suggs have each tallied five sacks so far this season, but no other player on their roster has more than two so far in 2019. The return of Patrick Peterson should strengthen one of the NFL's weakest secondaries. However, the issues with Arizona's pass defense are much more serious than one single cornerback position, and Peterson's impact will not be enough to nullify the Cardinals' deficiencies defending the pass.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
3 at TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 vs WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 vs MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 at NE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 vs ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 vs ARI PROJ-Tremblay * 0 0 * * * 0 * * * *
7 vs ARI PROJ-Bloom * 0 0 * * * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Eli Manning's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs BUF (26 / 45 / 250 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)

Eli Manning was dealing with a short handed receiving corps as the Giants already thing unit was missing some starters. This was evident throughout the game as Manning was forced to hold the ball when he was afforded good pass protection. He broke the pocket and bought some time also but frequently had to throw the ball away so still his receivers struggled to get separation. Manning mostly played it safe with short throws underneath and rarely tested the Bills deep. When he was afforded protection and the receiver was open, he made the throw but these were often minimal gains. The play big never happened. Manning hit Fowler along the sideline with a very accurate throw but it was slightly late which allowed the defender to deliver a big hit that knocked the ball free. A bizarre tipped ball lead to an interception as the Buffalo defender caught it via a deflection. Manning eventually scored on a great throw but even better catch in the endzone. He put it up high and away from the defender, his receiver made a great play to keep his feet in bounds. Manning began to force balls as the game continued as the Giants were behind on the scoreboard. He overthrew Fowler deep and was picked off towards the end on an absolute prayer of a ball that was clearly forced. Manning could have been picked off a few other times in the game as a Bill undercut the route on one occasion. Manning's pass protection was adequate, his receivers just really struggled to gain separation. There appears to be a lack of talent at this position with a heavy reliance on unproven young players. When Shepard returns and Tate joins, perhaps Manning could see his numbers improve. Daniel Jones is waiting behind him however and it seems inevitable that he'll be replaced at some stage in the season.

2019 Week 1 vs DAL (30 / 44 / 306 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)

Eli Manning made a lot of good throws in this game and kept his team moving the chains for the most part but the Giants weren't able to finish several drives which ended up costing them. Manning was accurate and decisive from the pocket. He knew where to go with the ball and had Barkley to keep the Dallas defense honest. His offensive line looked much improved compared to last year and he had enough time to survey the field on most of his attempts. Manning looked to Engram throughout this game to move the ball and he him with a quick seam route to convert in the first quarter. He finished this drive with a rollout play to the left which completely caught the Cowboys off guard as Engram was alone in the flat for an easy score. Manning had a few balls that fluttered into the air or were off target that could have been picked off but he got away with them. Manning made two errors in short situations that really hurt the Giants. He was called for intentional grounding on 3rd and 1 after a great drive stalled near the redzone. Manning later attempted a rollout and scramble for first down on 4th & 1 but he looked extremely slow and was tackled well short of the marker. He did manage to stay on his feet on one miraculous play, picking himself back up and hitting Latimer deep along the sideline after a potential sack was evaded. The Giants passing game was predictable, with so few proven weapons to threaten Dallas with. He almost hit Shepard on a slant in redzone for a touchdown but the coverage was just good enough to break up the play. Overall, Manning had to pass too much to keep up with Dallas, it forced them into several bad situations and they lacked the consistency on offense to score most drives. Barkley was somewhat under utilized and the pass protection has been improved so there is hope that the Giants can be marginally better this year but it might be only a matter of time before Jones is inserted into the starting line up.

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Schedule

7vs Arizona Cardinals
8@ Detroit Lions
9vs Dallas Cowboys
10@ New York Jets
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ Chicago Bears
13vs Green Bay Packers
14@ Philadelphia Eagles
15vs Miami Dolphins
16@ Washington Redskins
17vs Philadelphia Eagles