QB Eli Manning - New York Giants
|6-4, 218||Born: 1-3-1981||College: Mississippi||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2004|
Week 15: vs Tennessee Titans
FBG says: Neutral matchup. The big news for the Giants passing offense last week was the late Friday scratch of Odell Beckham Jr, who had been absent from the injury report for the past six weeks. Reports indicate Beckham's bruised quad is improving, but he will certainly be worth monitoring leading into Sunday. Eli Manning was just fine without Beckham last week, but that was primarily due to the Giants' success on the ground from Saquon Barkley. Sterling Shepard led the team in targets while Manning spread the ball out to seven different players with Evan Engram leading the pack in receiving yards. There have been no reliable Giants offensive weapons outside of Barkley and Beckham this season, but Evan Engram has been battling injury all season as he returned from a two-week absence last week. If Engram is healthy, he may warrant a heavier share of targets--especially in the unlikely case that Beckham remained inactive this week. Otherwise, look to Beckham and Barkley to continue as focal points for this passing offense. The Titans passing defense has looked better in recent weeks against suspect competition, including the likes of Cody Kessler and Josh McCown in their last two games. While this unit has been susceptible to some big games this season, they have done a decent job at limiting opposing quarterbacks to reasonable numbers due to solid enough play from their secondary and a strong pass rush from this defensive line. Adoree Jackson has been their best cornerback in coverage, and he should see most snaps against Beckham (if he plays). Beckham should have the advantage in this matchup, however, as Jackson has rarely shut down an opposing receiver this season. Saquon Barkley should be in for a significant challenge though, as the Titans have a very effective linebacker group that has excelled in pass coverage. Impressive play from young linebackers Jayon Brown and Rashaan Evans combined with the veteran Wesley Woodyard have helped lead to the Titans giving up a league-low 26 receiving yards per game to opposing running backs.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Eli Manning's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 14 vs WAS (14 / 22 / 197 / 3 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning was very efficient on Sunday against the Redskins and had a lot of opportunity with the football as the Giants defense kept getting the ball back for the offense. Manning had a few questionable decisions with forced passes and he could have been picked off on a few occasions but generally played at a high level for most of this game. He floated a deep ball perfectly for Corey Coleman along the sideline who couldn't come up with the ball as he dove to the ground. He later came back to Coleman and connected on an over the shoulder pass play deep to set up the Giants in the redzone. Manning tried to hit Sterling Shepard in the back of the endzone on a pass over the middle but it was overthrown. His next trip to the endzone he found Shepard wide open in the corner of the endzone after the reciever got lost in man coverage. Manning struck again shortly after with an excellent pass on the run from a rollout play in the endzone. Manning could have been picked off shortly after but Shepard managed to break up the pass attempt. His final touchdown came on another play action rollout, firing a quick ball with perfect ball placement to Russell Shepard who was wide open. Manning left the game shortly after as the Giants had amassed a big lead.
2018 Week 13 vs CHI (19 / 35 / 170 / 1 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning wasn't very productive on Sunday against the Bears and struggled throughout to keep the Giants in this game despite a lot of help from his defense and running game. Manning started off the game with a questionable decision to fire a pass deep to Beckham who was double covered. The defense doubled Beckham a lot and the Giants passing game struggled to move the ball when he wasn't involved regularly. Manning had a poor interception, throwing to a spot on an in breaking pattern but the defensive back read the play and stepped in front to pick it off. A lot of balls were batted down at the line or incomplete due to tight coverage, the bears secondary played very well. Manning was almost picked off again on a deep crossing middle route as the defender undercut it but they couldn't quite catch it. The Giants got a pass interference call on a high endzone pass to Beckham which set them up well for a touchdown. Manning faced a heavy rush on a 4th down redzone call but saw Beckham unravel and became wide open as he heaved a high pass in the direction for the easy score. The Giants had the lead at this point and decided to rely heavily on Barkley/ the running game to try and close out the game. Manning really struggled to close this game out with penalties/sacks but the Giants found a way eventually.
2018 Week 12 vs PHI (26 / 37 / 297 / 1 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Manning's stats were acceptable in this game, but there was a lot more there against a weak pass defense. He had time to throw on most dropbacks, but looked frozen in the headlights when he didn't. The Giants focused on short passing and Manning only took a few shots downfield to Odell Beckham. He did make a few third and long plays and made good throws on extended plays when he wasn't pressured. Manning missed a two point throw to Elijhaa Penny, a potential touchdown to Saquon Barkley in tight coverage, and threw an interception at the goal line into double coverage intended for Beckham to limit his fantasy upside. He did use his full array of receivers and overcame some offensive penalties, but stalled out too often in the second half as the Giants were nursing a lead. On the final scoring drive, it's possible Odell Beckham was held in the end zone on what could have been a go-ahead score to further hold down Manning's fantasy output. He is still competent under ideal conditions, but rarely adds value heading into a tough matchup with the Bears.
2018 Week 11 vs TB (17 / 18 / 231 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning took a backseat to Barkley and the Giants rushing attack on Sunday as he only had 18 attempts passing the football. The Giants took a lead early and grinded out the game with Barkley very well. Manning was able to take advantage of this in a big way as play action proved very successful. His offensive line also played much better this week and gave him ample time to survey the field. Barkley kept the Buccaneers honest and made life a lot easier for his quarterback. He started off the game strong with a play action deep pass to Beckham, placing the ball perfectly over the shoulder near the sideline. Manning finished this drive off with another play action rollout play to Barkley in the flat, who was wide open. Manning's only incompletion wasn't even his fault as Barkley dropped a tough but catchable ball down the sideline. Manning was content to throw strikes down the field when possibleand to keep handing it off to Barkley who was running riot against the defense. He found Beckham open in the endzone on a corner route, placing the ball in a very tight window so his receiver could come down in bounds with the ball. Manning was very efficient and accurate on Sunday but owes a lot of credit to Barkley and the Giants offensive line.
2018 Week 10 vs SF (19 / 31 / 188 / 3 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
The biggest difference for Eli Manning in the road win against the 49ers and much of the lost 2018 season was pocket pressure. The Giants anchored at the line of scrimmage and allowed Manning time to survey the field on most drop backs. Also, Manning was rolled from the pocket as an additional measure to find space for the aging quarterback. While the connection with Odell Beckham was strong (11 targets, two touchdowns), Manning also missed two noteworthy throws to Beckham for even more production. Manning overthrew Beckham on a third down play in the red zone. Later, Beckham got behind the defense and Manning's underthrow allowed the defenders to catch up to the play and tip the pass away. Manning was at his best on the ultimate game-winning touchdown drive, however, with stick throws to Saquon Barkley, forcing a defensive pass interference penalty against Beckham, and a touchdown to Sterling Shepard as the Giants pulled out the victory. The Buccaneers offers a quality matchup to repeat the optimistic performance next week.
2018 Week 8 vs WAS (30 / 47 / 316 / 1 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning did not play well in this game on Sunday and the same struggles continue to plague this offense. Manning was under heavy pressure, took a lot of time in the pocket and was sacked on many occasions. His lack of mobility cost him as Redskins swarmed him in the pocket when he couldn't find an open reciever quickly. Many drives were cut short and too difficult due to the sacks that were occuring up front. Manning wasn't very productive even when he was afforded time in the pocket. With the constant pressure and absensce of a running game on the day, Manning got rid of the ball quickly. The Giants were also behind the Redskins for almost the entire game so the run/pass ratio was very unbalanced in favour of the pass. Manning had a lot of short balls that failed to be converted on third down. When he did push the ball downfield, he actually had a bit of success. Manning found Beckham open on a bomb play down the sideline, perfectly placing the ball in front. Unfortunately, he threw a terrible interception in the redzone shortly after. Manning forced a ball into a tight window, was off with his accuracy and the ball ended up in the hands of a Redskins defensive back. He located Shepard wide open on a post route down the field but the ball was knocked out after Shepard failed to secure the pass in time. Manning made another bad decision to go deep on a prayer long ball that was easily picked off by the safety. He could have been picked off for the third time as a ball was heading right towards a Redskin player but he dropped the easy pick. Manning made some explosive plays down the field in this game but sacks and turnovers erased any positive influence he had. His only touchdown came in garbage time on a short out route to Engram, extending just enough inside the pylon for the score.
2018 Week 7 vs ATL (27 / 38 / 399 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 7 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning had to contend with an undermanned and outmatched offensive line that afforded him little protection but did his utmost to make the best of it. The game script became obvious early on, with Manning peppering Odell Beckham Jr. with passes, the highlight of which was a beautiful 26-yard connection on a deep crossing route that was perfectly thrown in stride. Manning appeared a little skittish in the pocket at times - no doubt his pass protection a factor - and often checked the ball down to Saquon Barkley rather than challenge the Falcons downfield. When Manning did go downfield, it produced chunk plays as the Atlanta secondary were unable to deal with the speed and quickness of Beckham and Sterling Shepard. Manning missed some throws that he was visibly frustrated with, including not pulling the trigger to Beckham on the goal line when he had a couple of yards of separation in the flat, as well as a pass thrown too high intended for Beckham - in space - at the back of the end zone. Manning had to rely on his gunslinger mentality in the latter stages as the game got away from New York on the scoreboard. After getting fortunate on a pair of throws that could have been intercepted, Manning finished the game on a high note with a touchdown pass in the red zone. The play saw Manning, after a bout of poor time management in the game's final seconds, toss a pass to the back line of the end zone to Beckham, who deftly handled it while dragging both feet in bounds.
2018 Week 6 vs PHI (24 / 43 / 281 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning started off his performance with an interception on a bad ball short over the middle. The pass was on the wrong shoulder, tipped into the air and picked off by a nearby Eagle defender. Manning struggled immensely in this game with his accuracy, decision making and was under heavy fire from the Eagle front four. The Giants pass protection was not adequate enough and Manning rushed many passes and took several big sacks that ended drives. He almost turned the ball over inside his own 5 yard line, not seeing the pressure off the blind side and the hit caused the ball to become loose but was recovered by an offensive lineman. It appeared as though Manning took more shots downfield to appease everybody but he had almost no success. He was throwing inaccurate balls into well covered receivers that had no realistic chance of being completed. Manning threw a lot of short balls also that failed to pick up many yards as the Eagle defenders were quick to make the tackle. The Giants had a solid rushing threat in Barkley but the passing game was not able to take advantage of this. The Eagles also amassed a big lead relatively early in this game which forced the Giants into passing mode. Manning's only real success throwing the ball came on screen plays to Barkley that he was able to break for big gains down the field. He continued to throwballs into very tight spaces and things quickly unravelled for the Giants. He connected with Latimer late in the game on a deep go route but the game was effectively over at that point as the lead was insurmountable. Last gasp effort touchdown attempts to Beckham fell incomplete and the Giants need to do a lot of self analysis after this game as the season is slipping away.
2018 Week 5 vs CAR (22 / 36 / 326 / 2 / 2 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning played well for most of this game but unfortunately committed some very costly turnovers in the second half which hurt the Giants and his fantasy day. Manning did not have any major issues with pass protection this week as the Giants offensive line gave him enough time to survey the field for the most part. Barkley and the running game was somewhat inconsistent on the ground but gave some relief. Manning's accuracy was pin point for a lot of this game, save for a few throws downfield. He hit Beckham on slants over the middle with perfect in stride passes to secure first downs inbetween a lot of traffic. Manning could have been picked off with a deep attempt but his receiver turned into a defensive back and broke up the pass. He hit Beckham in the endzone on a deep go route between zone coverage but a spectacular breakup at the last second prevented the score. He then had two interceptions which were very poorly timed and just bad balls. Manning was behind on a pass to Beckham and it was picked off. His second turnover was a wildly inaccurate ball that seemed to get away from him and was easily intercepted by the safety. Manning did manage to shake this off and lead a drive to take the lead however. He hooked up with Beckham for a big play on a simple go pattern, placing it just in front where Beckham had separation. He got his second touchdown pass on a flare pattern to Barkley, allowing the rookie to use his explosion to just get into the endzone. Manning played well at times, had a few suspect passes and fell short but this offense at least was more explosive and broke 30 points.
2018 Week 4 vs NO (31 / 41 / 255 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning's up and down season in 2018 was down again as the Giants struggled to move the ball throughout this game. Manning started off well, leading a drive into the endzone in the first quarter. He hit Shepard on the outside with a perfectly placed pass away from the defender for the score. Things started to unravel in the passing game after that drive unfortunately for the Giants. The Giants pass protection was poor inside and allowed significant pressure up the middle very frequently, which bothered Manning. He was forced into rushing a lot of progression reads and kept most of his passes very short. The Giants passing game struggled to push the ball down the field and Manning checked most of his passes down which resulted in very short gains. This lead to failed third down conversions, the Giants punting a lot and very mediocre offensive production. Manning targeted Beckham a lot, tried to give him room to run after the catch but he was tackled quickly for the most part. Barkley was another solid option, setting up screens and providing relief when possible. Manning tried to hit Barkley in the endzone on a fade pattern but the defender had it covered the entire time. He almost threw an interception trying to force another pass in the redzone outside but it fell incomplete. Manning had to eat several big sacks on third down and some of these negative plays put the Giants in a very difficult situation to convert. He floated a nice pass into the arms of Shepard as the game was winding down on a corner route which was nice but the game was decided at that point. Manning and the Giants failed to test the Saints defense deep and were very conservative throughout. The offensive line woes continue to plague the interior of the unit and it doesn't seem like the Giants know how to address these issues.
2018 Week 3 vs HOU (25 / 29 / 297 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning was given time in the pocket for the most part in this game and played at a high level. He was sacked occasionally as the right side of the offensive line is the clear weakness in this unit but the pass protection was much improved overall. Manning was confident, accurate and well timed play calling allowed him to execute the offense. He was throwing strikes down the field for first downs, getting first downs and keeping the Giants moving. Manning was not afraid to throw into tight coverage and trusted his teammate to come away with the ball. Though his athletic ability leaves some to be desired, his rollouts and play action worked well and kept the defense guessing. Instant pressure off the right side from Watt forced Manning to swallow some sacks but he was able to make up for this. His first touchdown came on a go route to Ellison in the redzone. Ellison got enough separation at the line and Manning fired the ball in quickly to secure the score. Manning's second touchdown pass came late in the game as he was patient in the redzone. Shepard settled down just over the goal line on a short in breaking route and Manning found the soft spot in the zone coverage. This kind of performance will buy Manning a week of freedom as he redemmed the entire Giants offense after last week. It will be interesting to see if he can keep this up.
2018 Week 2 vs DAL (33 / 44 / 279 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 4 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning had a subpar performance on Sunday night and almost everybody deserves some of the blame for the pedestrian effort that was on full display. Eli had very little time in the pocket on obvious passing situations once again. Flowers gave up pressure from the right side very quick and Eli looked nervous throughout the game. This lead to many rushed decisions and poorly thrown balls that had no chance at reaching its intended target. Manning tried to escape the pressure at times and rollout but he had no chance to evade the rush from far more athletic players. He rarely looked downfield due to the pressure and few big plays were made for the Giants. Manning checked the ball down very often to Barkley and kept things close to the line of scrimmage which doesn't play to the full strengths of guys like Beckham jr. He got a passing touchdown late in the game but it can definitely be considered garbage time. It looked like Dallas didn't seem too bothered as Engram ran free down the field and was wide open for the score, This was too little, too late however. The big sacks he took stalled too many drives, made life difficult for everyone else and the Giants were never able to fix the protection issues.
2018 Week 1 vs JAX (23 / 37 / 224 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning played well for the most part in this game but was under heavy pressure, particularly from his right side. The Giants moved Flowers to right tackle but he didn't fare any better in his new role, giving up pressure often and quickly at times. Manning didn't trust his protection at times and this lead to some erratic throws throughout the game. Manning had a nice rollout play deep to Engram but this was negated by a hold up front. He displayed excellent chemistry with Beckham as always. The pair hooked up all over the field and kept the Jaguars guessing. Manning got a lot of flags downfield as he looked to take advantage of one on one coverage when he saw it. Beckham and Engram drew defensive penalties as they ran downfield and many of these flags kept Giant's drives alive which lead to points. He looked to Beckham often and showed no hesitation trying bombs downfield. Manning overthrew a wide open reciever as they were running in the endzone, placing the ball 1/2 yards ahead which could have easily been a touchdown. He got hit more as the game progressed and threw several erratic balls to escape pressure. Unfortunately for him, one of these was tipped at the line of scrimmage and picked off by the Jaguars defense for a touchdown. Manning showed accuracy and play making ability in this game and can still play at a high level. However, his protection could be an issue yet again this season. Barkley wasn't able to get going much in this game either so the workload fell on Manning's shoulders, which is a tough task against this Jaguars defense.
Latest NewsGiants | Three scores for Eli Manning (Sun Dec 9, 08:04 PM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning completed 14 of his 22 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns in a 40-16 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 14. Our View: Everything came easy for the Giants in this game, but it was so easy that Manning's attempts stayed low and ceiling was low with that number. Even without Odell Beckham, Manning was a plus for anyone that used him as a QB2/Superflex. If Beckham can play, we'll consider him in that role next week against the Titans.
link to story Giants | Eli Manning to remain the starter for now (Mon Dec 3, 12:44 PM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning will start again in Week 14 versus the Washington Redskins, according to head coach Pat Shurmur, who added there is a 'good chance' Kyle Lauletta will be his backup again this week. Our View: The Giants won against the Bears on Sunday but Manning did not play well. The team will one day want to see what Lauletta has but may not make a quarterback change until they are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
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