QB Eli Manning - New York Giants
|6-4, 218||Born: 1-3-1981||College: Mississippi||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2004|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): Manning doesn't look like an NFL starting quality quarterback right now and the lack of alternatives is probably the only thing keeping him in the starting lineup. He has a good matchup against the Falcons this week but has lost the trust of fantasy teams.
General News (Tue Oct 16): was the subject of a question posed Tuesday, Oct. 16, to team owner John Mara at the league's fall meetings. "When you're 1-5, it generally means everybody has to play better," Mara told NFL Network. Mara added, though, that he will leave it up to the team's coaches as to whether a quarterback change is needed.
Week 7: at Atlanta Falcons
FBG says: matchup.
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 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 | Co-owner: Eli Manning decision up to coaches (Tue Oct 16, 12:20 PM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning was the subject of a question posed Tuesday, Oct. 16, to team owner John Mara at the league's fall meetings. 'When you're 1-5, it generally means everybody has to play better,' Mara told NFL Network. Mara added, though, that he will leave it up to the team's coaches as to whether a quarterback change is needed. Our View: Manning has become 'Captain Checkdown' this season for the Giants. They could turn to rookie Kyle Lauletta eventually but for now they stick with the two-time Super Bowl Champion. Against a bad Falcons defense on Monday night in Week 7, Manning could look better than he has in most other games this year.
link to story Giants | Eli Manning gets vote of confidence (Fri Oct 12, 01:22 PM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning will remain the team's starter, head coach Pat Shurmur said Friday, Oct. 12. 'We believe in Eli,' Shurmur said. Our View: Kyle Lauletta is still worth an add in 2QB/Superflex leagues with Manning's putrid performance fresh in our minds.
link to story Giants | Rough night for Eli Manning (Thu Oct 11, 11:57 PM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning completed 24 of his 43 passes for 281 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in a 34-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6. He was also sacked four times. Our View: Manning feasted on this matchup last year, but was unable to take advantage this year. He might not be starting by the time the teams meet again, but he could still be a decent streamer next week against the Falcons because of the matchup.
link to story Giants | Eli Manning posts 326 yards, two TDs (Sun Oct 7, 08:15 PM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning completed 22-of-36 passes for 326 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 5 loss against the Carolina Panthers. Our View: Manning finally got the downfield passing game going against the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to win because of a huge last second field goal. He'll have a streamable matchup on Thursday against Philadelphia.
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