QB Eli Manning - New York Giants
|6-4, 218||Born: 1-3-1981||College: Mississippi||Drafted: Round 1, pick 1|
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2017 Week 10 vs SF (28 / 37 / 273 / 2 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning had a respectable stat line for fantasy owners but it wasn't representative of his effectiveness throughout the game. Manning's second touchdown came in garbage time on the final drive as the game was out of hand. He forced a lot of passes into tight windows due to the close coverage that the 49ers had on the Giants receivers for a lot of this game. Manning generally moved the ball well between the 20's but several miscues and poor redzone efficiency hampered the entire offensive production. He threw a lot of curl/comeback routes and patterns over the middle to keep the chains moving. Manning lost the ball in the first half with a bizarre play that looked like he tried to throw the ball away at the last second as he was going down but ended up fumbling it instead. He did manage to connect with King/Shepard several times downfield on fade/corner routes, placing the ball where only his receiver could get it. Manning also overthrew Shepard deep along the sideline, and missed Engram over the middle which almost caused another turnover on a tipped ball. His second touchdown came on a simple hook route to Lewis who turned around vs soft coverage and hauled in the catch for the meaningless score.
2017 Week 9 vs LAR (20 / 36 / 220 / 2 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning had an average performance with several missed opportunities in the passing game. The Giants had decent production on the ground against the Rams but Manning struggled to connect with his receivers down the field. He fumbled early in the first half, getting hit in the pocket and then losing the ball in the process. He made quick decisions and had poise in the pocket but his accuracy/decision-making let him down at times. Manning should have been picked on a throw downfield but the safety failed to come up with the ball. He was later picked off on a slant play, simply throwing the ball into a receiver who was well covered. Manning showed patience and had a nice touchdown pass to receiver King in the first half. King unravelled in the back of the endzone and Manning had just enough time to survey his targets. He missed many downfield throws however, and easily could have had a second touchdown to King if he didn't overthrow him so much. Manning hooked up with Engram and Shepard down the field for big plays in the second half but the Giants were not in a position to realistically win the game at that point. He finished his day with a well thrown fade pass to Engram, placing the ball high and away from the defender for the second score. Other than some redzone trips and the odd completion down the field, Manning did not play particularly well. He overthrew too many open receivers and ball security was an issue.
2017 Week 7 vs SEA (19 / 39 / 134 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning was not able to carry the Giants offense on Sunday against the Seahawks. Manning's accuracy was poor at times and he threw many incompletions when the game was competitive. The passing game was very conservative as a lot of short balls underneath were thrown to the running backs. Manning faced a lot of pressure up front and this resulted in many hurried decisions. He had a shot at connecting with King deep down the field on a go route but the pass was underthrown slightly. Manning's only touchdown came in the first half on a play action boot play in the redzone. He scrambled outside of the pocket and hit Engram in the endzone for the score on a drag route. Manning fired a lot of balls into the ground when he had to give up on the play due to pressure. He missed several open receivers on slants/short routes with passes that were behind/in front of the receiver. Engram was clearly the focal point of the offense as Manning relied on the young tight end when a conversion was needed. He was stripped of the football and sacked deep in the Giants own half which put an end to the Giants hopes of winning the game. Manning's last few attempts in garbage time were reckless and he should have been picked off over the middle on a bad ball but the safety dropped it. He continues to struggle with a depleted offense and the running game was mediocre which further hampered his efforts.
2017 Week 6 vs DEN (11 / 19 / 128 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
li Manning didn't have to throw the ball much against Denver and didn't even crack 20 attempts. The Giants had the lead almost the entire game and played ball control to ensure the victory. Manning played a "caretaker" role, did not commit any turnovers as the Giants played it safe. As he was missing many receivers and with a reshuffled offensive line, the Giants did not throw many passes downfield. Manning kept it short, throwing slants and curls to pick up first downs but not forcing anything. He took sacks, threw the ball away and avoided the big mistake. His accuracy was not perfect as his ball location on a few passes was off target. A high ball to Rudolph was tipped into the air and could have resulted in a pick. Manning's only touchdown pass came on a rollout pass short to the right in the redzone. He scrambled right and hit Engram who was able to extend for the score. The Giants running game took over in the second half and they were able to come away with the win.
2017 Week 5 vs LAC (21 / 36 / 225 / 2 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning did not play well on Sunday against the Chargers. He had many issues to contend with, including a flurry of injuries late in the game but he had a low completion percentage and turned the ball over at crucial moments in the game. Manning was hurried a lot in this game and had to eat many sacks in the pocket as his tackles struggled. He overthrew Beckham in the first half which should have been a touchdown as the defender was nowhere near the play. Manning connected over the middle well for the most part, with slants and in breaking routes with play action but struggled to connect down the field. He tested the chargers deep occasionally but the passes were generally off target. He also forced a lot of passes into tight windows that led to easy break ups. He finally got going in the second half as he found Lewis in the endzone. Manning floated the pass perfectly away from the corner on a deep go route and Lewis was able to haul it in along the sideline for the score. Manning had another impressive touchdown pass to Beckham, evading a blitzer off the edge before throwing down the field to a wide open Beckham after an out and up route. He fell apart late in the game however. On the second last drive, he fumbled the ball deep in Giant territory after a sack. He then began to lead the Giants down the field for a chance to take the game but forced a bad ball over the middle that was intercepted easily. Manning lost all his star power on offense late in the game, which clearly hampered the final two drives. His tackles gave up a lot of pressure also to the Chargers defensive line. The touchdown passes were incredible plays but there were so many mistakes and poor decisions in the rest of the game that lead to another Giants loss.
2017 Week 4 vs TB (30 / 49 / 288 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 22 / 1 rush)
Eli Manning had an efficient game on Sunday against the Bucs defense as he had to carry this offense once again. His pass protection was average, which is definitely an improvement for the Giants compared with earlier in the season. He was firing quick passes over the middle a lot too, which helped out his tackles as they did not have to protect for very long at times. Manning had no problem testing the Bucs deep but this had mixed results. He tried to fit a few balls into Beckham down the field but these were well covered or overthrown by a considerable amount. Manning showed good chemistry with young tight end Engram on several plays and hooked up with the rookie on a well timed corner route ball towards the sideline. Though Manning's chemistry with Marshall was shaky at times this season, the two did manage to connect on some broken plays where Manning had to scramble. He kept the Giants offense moving with slants and in breaking patterns for the most part and showed good accuracy with these balls. Manning had several passes dropped but always kept going back to the open receiver and never lost faith. He saw a big opening in the redzone on a scramble to the right side and even managed to get all the way over the goal line for a rushing touchdown. Manning's second touchdown came on a simple pass in the flat to rookie Gallman, who was left relatively uncovered in the redzone. He also threw a perfect bomb to Beckham in the fourth quarter on an in&up route, placing the ball just in stride where only Beckham could get it. His second touchdown pass came on a drag route in the endzone, Manning bought some time in the pocket and eventually found Ellison wide open over the middle.
2017 Week 3 vs PHI (35 / 47 / 366 / 3 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning played at a high level for most of this game and was unfortunate not to come away with the win. He was far more accurate in this game and the Giants finally were able to score more than 20 points. The offensive line got nothing done in the running game but they provided Manning enough time to survey the field for the most part. The Eagles secondary had trouble covering the Giants receivers, especially towards the end of the game and Manning was able to take advantage of this. Manning used quick passes a lot to keep the pass rush at bay, hitting a lot of slant/in breaking routes to beat off coverage. He kept the Giants moving well between the 20's but two failed 4th conversions really hampered the offensive production in the first half. Manning's first interception was on a prayer deep ball to Marshall that the defender picked off as the pass was overthrown. The second interception came on a pass thrown slightly behind his intended receiver on a slant, leading to a tipped ball that was easily picked off by the defense. Manning really should have had a touchdown in the second quarter to Shepard. Shepard was denied the first attempt as he was ruled mere inches shy of the goal line. Manning's second ball to Shepard was initially caught in the back of the endzone but subsequently lost as he went to the ground, resulting in an incomplete pass. Manning and the Giants began to turn things up in the fourth quarter and finally got in the endzone with a brilliant catch by Beckham. Beckham had to wait for a delayed ball but managed to keep both his feet in bounds to secure the score. Manning found Beckham again on a fade route, placing the ball in a good position but another spectacular one handed catch by Beckham helped the Giants get their second touchdown. Manning found the endzone again on an explosive catch& run by Shepard over the middle. Shepard hauled in a mid slant play and simply ran away from the entire Eagle defense for his score. Manning almost hit Beckham again on a deep ball and did get a pass interference call but sloppy play/penalties by the Giants led to a field goal, which ultimately cost them the game.
2017 Week 2 vs DET (22 / 32 / 239 / 1 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
The Giants were not fooling themselves coming into this week's game, and their early play calling seemed to reflect their reticence to hang Eli Manning out to dry. A max protection look on the first dropback saw Manning hesitate and ultimately take a sack, a cruel sign of things to come. With the running backs consistently being stoned for little or no gain, it would fall on Manning's shoulders to move the offense. Once again, however, pass protection let him down time and time again. Left tackle Ereck Flowers in particular was a revolving door and at times was beaten instantly by stud pass rusher Ezekiel Ansah. When given time, Manning looked a little jumpy, but he settled as the game wore on. Ben McAdoo began calling more bootlegs and play action passes to give his quarterback additional time to survey the field. With the offense in some semblance of a rhythm, Manning tossed his only touchdown pass of the game to tight end Evan Engram. The formation, which saw Engram lined up as a lead blocker, fooled the Lions defenders. Off play action, Engram shot up the seam and gave Manning an easy pitch and catch throw. Not long after, a target for his rookie tight end would result in an interception. The pass was not ideally placed on a shallow cross, and Engram had to reach back for it, tipping it into the air in the process. It wasn't all on Manning; at times, receivers ñ in particular Brandon Marshall ñ let him down. A perfectly thrown pass down the right sideline to Marshall was dropped, while several receivers were unable to gain separation. Manning was criticised by his head coach after the game for taking a delay of game penalty on a crucial fourth-and-goal play, and it proved to be costly as the Giants had to settle for a field goal. Offensive ineptitude continues to haunt the Giants, and Manning's confidence has clearly been hit by the lack of protection and rhythm.
2017 Week 1 vs DAL (29 / 38 / 220 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning did not play well on Sunday night in Dallas but he had very little support, especially from his offensive line. The Cowboys did not blitz the Giants much and were able to get consistent pressure by only sending 4 men. This gave Manning and his receivers a hard time in the passing game. The much maligned Giants offensive line was as porous as ever and Manning had to rush through his progressions a lot. He failed to find open receivers a lot of the time and this offense seemed lost without Beckham as the focal point. The offense went 3 and out a lot and were rarely in Cowboy territory. Mannings accuracy was also inconsistent and generally poor, he missed many open receivers over the middle. He threw behind Marshall on a slant play over the middle and did not give his receivers much room to work with after having to adjust to some off target balls. Manning rarely had the time to look downfield and the Giants attempted few deep balls. His interception came on a bad decision to threw into a tight window on a slant route as the Cowboy defender undercut the route. The Giants were very rarely in the redzone and the entire passing game got a lot of garbage yards on the final drive when the game was effectively over. Manning has to get better protection from his offensive line and he needs to improve his accuracy if this Giants offense is to show any life this season.
Latest NewsGiants | Eli Manning finishes with 205 yards (Sun Nov 19, 05:36 PM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning went 19-for-35 for 205 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 11. link to story Giants | Eli Manning tosses pair of TDs (Sun Nov 12, 10:41 PM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning completed 28 of his 37 pass attempts for 273 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers. link to story Giants | Eli Manning not being benched (Sun Nov 12, 10:28 AM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning will continue to be the starting quarterback for the Giants for the foreseeable future, according to sources. link to story Giants | Eli Manning may be benched eventually (Mon Nov 6, 05:52 PM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning is the Giants' starting quarterback, for now, but head coach Ben McAdoo didn't rule out the possibility of giving QB Geno Smith or QB Davis Webb a chance at some point this season. Smith came in for a couple snaps in New York's Week 9 blowout loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Our View: Manning could be on his way out at some point this year. The Giants selected Webb in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft with an idea that he could be a developmental prospect. Webb is a 'toolsy' QB with size (6'5" 230 pounds) and arm strength, but he played in a Cal offense that didn't ask him to throw downfield much (65 percent of his completions less than 10 yards from the line of scrimmage). He's drawn comparisons to Brock Osweiler (Broncos) and Nick Foles (Eagles) by some in the scouting community.
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