QB Eli Manning - New York Giants
|6-4, 218||Born: 1-3-1981||College: Mississippi||Drafted: Round 1, pick 1|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 24): Manning is having his worst season in a long time, failing to make a difference in fantasy lineups except when Odell Beckham has a hall of fame level game. With his bye and then Philadelphia up the next two weeks, he's not an essential hold in typical leagues.
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Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 7 vs LA (24 / 37 / 196 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning had a mediocre performance and stat line on Sunday against the Rams. Manning never truly got the Giants going on offense and there were very few big plays down the field. He had to contend with a poor running game as usual but also had difficult field position for a lot of this game as the Rams were able to pin them in their own endzone frequently. The pass protection was average as he had enough time to survey the field quickly but occasionally the pass rush got to him during his dropback. Manning made just enough plays to secure the win however, with the connection to Beckham proving too good to ignore. Manning connected with Beckham jr on a terrific sideline pass out of his own endzone, placing the ball high and only where his receiver could get to it while also changing their field position. He also showed trust to Beckham on a deep high ball towards the sideline into coverage. Manning was a little late with his pass but threw it high and Beckham managed to secure the ball despite close contention from the Rams secondary. He was otherwise unimpressive in this game and the passing game for the Giants still leaves a lot to be desired after this somewhat flat performance. Manning never made the big mistake and was turnover free, which is probably the best thing you can say about his performance in this game.
2016 Week 6 vs BAL (32 / 46 / 403 / 3 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning played a great game on Sunday as he got back on track with his explosive throws downfield to Beckham jr. Manning did start slow however and did not really get going until late in the second quarter. Manning was throwing passes behind receivers and forced a few balls that should not have been thrown. He finally connected with Lewis on a corner route, buying some time in the pocket before floating a perfect pass behind the defense for his first touchdown. Manning then threw two silly interceptions, one was as time expired at end of first half towards the sideline. His second turnover was a risky ball on the outside to Shepard who fell down and the defender was easily able to pick it off uncontested. Manning was not afraid of throwing over the middle on 4th down and came up several times in the clutch. He began to pick apart the Ravens secondary as he connected with Beckham jr on a double move pattern on the outside. Beckham had large separation from his man and Manning's pass was nicely in stride which allowed his receiver to take it all the way into the endzone. His last touchdown came on a 4th and 1 call on their final drive. Manning fired a pass inside on a slant to Beckham jr again who simply outran the entire defense down the field untouched. Manning got back to basics with explosive plays downfield and made the most out of his incredibly talented receiver on Sunday. He threw with confidence, had just enough pass protection to look downfield and kept the Giants alive with this clutch win.
2016 Week 5 vs GB (18 / 35 / 199 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning gave another mediocre performance on Sunday night and left a lot of plays on the field. Manning started the game off with a nice slant pattern to Beckham jr. for a first down but was rarely able to keep drives alive with any consistency. His accuracy was poor for most of the game and he missed several receivers for potentially big plays. Beckham jr had broken free and was running down the sideline but Manning fired way too high which led to an incompletion. Manning was under a lot of pressure as both of his tackles were playing poorly and gave up pressure very quickly. He was nervous in the pocket, took a lot of hits and this pressure also led to many other incomplete passes. Manning failed to get any receiver other than Beckham involved in the first half as he rarely targeted Shepard/Cruz throughout the game. He threw a poorly underthrown pass deep on the sideline to Cruz that easily could have been picked off. He also misfired on a seam route to Tye who had broken free through the secondary. Manning also struggled in the redzone and on third down, which clearly hurt his fantasy numbers. He got a late score to Beckham on a pass to the very back of the endzone that was almost overthrown. Beckham made a terrific catch and bailed out his quarterback as he managed to keep both feet in bounds. Manning had sloppy accuracy, mechanics and looked skittish in the pocket. His offensive line was porous for most of the game however, and the running game was virtually non-existent.
2016 Week 4 vs MIN (25 / 45 / 261 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning had gave a lacklustre performance on Monday night against the Vikings. He struggled to string first downs together and rarely entered the redzone. Manning also tried numerous times to hit the big play down the field but could never connect with one of his receivers. Manning threw a lot of short passes which connected for the most part but the Vikings defense was sharp and made solid tackles after each grab. He also looked skittish in the pocket and seemed to panic when he felt the rush. This resulted in a lot of incompletions as he threw uncatchable balls to avoid getting sacked. Manning tried to connect with Beckham jr. on a go route vs the blitz in the second half but there was major miscommunication between the two. Beckham broke inside while Manning threw a fade pattern which the defensive back easily intercepted. Manning should have been picked off a second time as time was expiring as he forced a pass in the direction of a Viking linebacker who couldn't handle the ball. His play was ineffective for most of the game and really looked out of sync with his receivers. The Viking secondary had very good coverage which made for some tight windows. Manning did have sufficient pass protection to make some plays, however.
2016 Week 3 vs WAS (25 / 38 / 350 / 1 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning's day was filled with plenty yardage but too many turnovers. He started the game out playing clean and efficient as the first drive resulted in a touchdown. It was initially a three and out but a muffed punt gave Eli a chance to capitalize. His accuracy was sharp as he connected with 3 receivers before taking it in for a one yard score. He then followed that up with another touchdown on the next drive connecting with rookie Sterling Shepard. Eli put the ball right on target for a skinny post route over the top of the defender. After these highlights most of Eli's day was bogged down with penalties that stalled drives. He got everyone involved throughout the day but the yardage doesn't have much to show in relation to points. Eli's two fourth quarter interceptions closed the door on any opportunity to win this game. The Giants actually had one last shot with a little less than two minutes to go but on the second throw from Eli was picked. A bad read on an underneath route allowed the linebacker to cut underneath and intercept Eli's throw. When the Giants needed Eli the most he came up empty today regardless of the massive yardage he threw this game.
2016 Week 2 vs NO (32 / 41 / 368 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / -4 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning had an extremely efficient day passing against the Saints and was almost mistake free. Manning got excellent pass protection for most of the game though the running game was not stellar by any means. The Saints were thin at cornerback due to injuries and the Giants took full advantage of this. Manning and his receivers had their way working up and down the field for a lot of this game, taking advantage of many mismatches. Manning saw a lot of separation between his receivers and the defense which led to a lot of first downs. Manning drew several defensive pass interference calls by throwing deep to Beckham jr. and wasn't afraid to throw downfield. Manning got into the redzone early but twice was unable to score as his receivers couldn't come up with the ball when he threw it up for contention. Manning had excellent chemistry with Beckham jr. with key first downs being picked up on short routes outside. Manning also rolled out of the pocket twice and hooked up with Beckham while throwing on the run. He did turn the ball over on a questionable fumble call that was reviewed and upheld as he was sacked in the pocket. Manning and the offense struggled heavily in the redzone however and turnovers also killed many drives. Manning almost hit Cruz in the endzone for a score on an out route but the ball was tipped at the line. Despite the low score on the scoreboard, yards were not a problem for him to pick up as he fired passes over the middle into tight windows. Manning and Cruz sealed the victory on his final pass. Manning lobbed a high ball deep down the sideline and Cruz wrestled the ball away at its highest point to give the Giants the win. Not an impressive game in the stat sheet but Manning was decisive, accurate and moved the ball with ease for most of the game. Manning also should have had a touchdown pass to Beckham jr. late in the game on a perfect fade pass but the ball was dropped.
2016 Week 1 vs DAL (19 / 28 / 207 / 3 / 1 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning was on form on Sunday evening against Dallas and looked extremely comfortable in this offense for most of the game. Manning got great production on the ground from his rushing attack to keep defenses honest and his offensive line blocked very well for him in obvious passing situations. Manning got off to a slightly shaky start early as he failed to hit Beckham jr. over the middle and went 3 and out. Manning fired back on the next drive however and really lit up the Dallas secondary. Manning found Beckham jr deep on a fade route down the sideline, placing the ball perfectly in stride for his receiver to run after the catch. Manning then did an excellent job of seeing the field in the redzone as he spotted receiver Donnell was open almost straight away on a seam route for the score. Manning's second touchdown was a brilliant catch by rookie receiver Shepard on another fade route in the redzone. Manning's pass was slightly underthrown to the back of the endzone but his receiver made an an excellent play on the ball to secure it despite a defender in very close proximity. Manning's only turnover was a very silly interception to the outside. Manning was pressured in the pocket and rushed a throw to receiver Shepard on a curl route without properly scanning his target area. The Dallas cornerback was waiting in the receivers place and easily snagged the pick. Manning made the most out of the times he was afforded excellent pass protection by surveying the field and hitting receivers on deep in breaking patterns for first downs. Manning missed Beckham jr. on an out rout in the redzone, placing the ball too high for his receiver which allowed the defender to push him out of bounds before he could secure two feet in bounds. Manning shrugged this off however on the very next play, as he patiently waited in the pocket before spotting receiver Cruz running free in the back of the endzone on a crosser pattern for his third touchdown.
Latest NewsGiants | Eli Manning has decent outing (Sun Oct 23, 12:42 PM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning went 24-for-37 for 196 yards against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 7. Our View: Manning had a massive Week 6, but he and Odell Beckham were kept quiet in England while the secondary carried the team with four interceptions. Manning has been one of the most disappointing fantasy quarterbacks this year and he's not an essential hold heading into his bye.
link to story Giants | Eli Manning finally has big line (Sun Oct 16, 06:52 PM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning completed 32 of his 46 pass attempts for 403 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 6 game against the Baltimore Ravens. Our View: Manning was having a rough day at halftime and only Odell Beckham's huge plays in the second half lit a fire under his fantasy stats. He goes to Los Angeles and has a matchup that could be good, but the Rams defensive line might get healthier. Manning will remain a boom/bust option in Week 7.
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