QB Eli Manning - New York Giants

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

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

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 15 vs MIA (20 / 28 / 283 / 2 / 3 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Eli Manning was competent and dangerous on Sunday against Miami, though his three interceptions certainly drag down his performance a bit. He was very patient in the pocket, had good pass protection and picked apart Miami when given time. On several occasions, Manning could really take his time and allow his receivers to unravel. He was looking downfield a lot in this game and made several big throws that changed field position quickly. Manning hit tight end Smith with a well placed ball on a seam route and didn't stop there. He found Tate on another seam route deep. Tate managed to tip the ball to himself, avoided the safety who had taken a poor tackle angle and ran free into the endzone for a big touchdown. Unfortunately Manning displayed terrible accuracy and decision making throwing a ball right to a Miami defender who easily picked it off on a curl route. He was picked off again as time was expiring in the first half, simply heaving a 'Hail Mary' pass deep. Manning shook this off and took advantage of some decent time in the pocket by hitting Slayton who was wide open on a deep out after play action. He was allowed to survey the endzone later on and connected with Slayton in the back of the endzone who had escaped coverage over time. Manning's final pick came on another woeful decision to heave the ball over the middle in an effort to escape pressure but this ball was easily intercepted. He almost had a third touchdown as he threw a perfect pass deep to Shepard on a corner route but his receiver just could not stretch out the ball over the goal line in time and it was out of bounds at the 1 yard line. Save for the turnovers, Manning played at a high level and gave the Giants an excellent opportunity to win the game.

2019 Week 14 vs PHI (15 / 30 / 203 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / -1 / 0 rush)

Eli Manning returned to the spotlight with a bang in the first half but faded over time. He hit Slayton inside on a slant play and his receiver was able to pivot outside and outrun the defender to the pylon for a big score. Manning found Slayton again deep over the shoulder on a go route, fitting the ball in perfectly in stride and in bounds. He showed some willingness to move out of the pocket and made some nice throws on the run, though his movement speed leaves a lot to be desired. Manning had an unfortunate mishandling of a snap in the redzone which stalled the drive. He almost hit Tate in the endzone on a post but the pass was too late. Manning was generally on target and on time with his passes in the first half. Slayton broke completely free from the secondary and he hit him in stride for his second explosive touchdown pass. The Giants tried a flea flicker play but it quickly became a mess and Manning quickly offloaded it to Barkley to prevent a sack. Manning and the Giants couldn't execute towards the end of the game, penalties and unforced errors with ball handling dragged their performance down. Manning acquitted himself well all things considering and gave Slayton incredible value. If Manning is to play again, he is a low end #2 player.

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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