QB Eli Manning - New York Giants

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

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Eli Manning has had a tumultuous few years in New York, as former head coach Ben McAdoo unceremoniously benched the two-time Super Bowl winner before reinstating him, a position he held throughout 2018 in Pat Shurmur's first season at the helm. The Giants 5-11 record last year and Manning's mediocre performance led most to expect a changing of the guard in 2019. General manager Dave Gettleman downplayed a potential switch, until the first day of the NFL draft when he shockingly used the sixth overall draft choice on Duke quarterback Daniel Jones. Teams don't use top-10 picks on quarterbacks that aren't expected to start, sooner or later. The question for Manning is whether he plays well enough to hold onto the starting job this season. It's hard to believe Manning has been a top-10 fantasy quarterback six times, although that also means he's fallen out of the top-10 nine times. He hasn't been fantasy relevant since 2015 (4,436 yards and 35 touchdowns), but he's also not completely inept. Manning completed a career-best 66% of passes last year and threw for 4,299 yards. The problem is he threw only 21 touchdowns in 576 attempts, in spite of having Odell Beckham and Saquon Barkley at his disposal. The good news for Manning is Daniel Jones, sixth pick or not, is probably not ready to take over an NFL huddle. If the Giants get off to a strong start, expect Manning to deliver another middle-of-the-pack fantasy QB2 season. He'll be useful in two-QB leagues but his lack of No. 1 upside means you should look elsewhere on draft day. (May 2)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 29, 27, 27, 27, 27, 28, 28, 28, 28, 28, 29, 29, 30, 30, 31, 35
QB Dynasty - 34, 31, 34, 34, 36, 40, 41

Stats and Projections

2016 NYG 16 377 598 4027 26 16 22 -9 0 4
2017 NYG 15 352 571 3468 19 13 12 26 1 5
2018 NYG 16 380 576 4299 21 11 15 20 1 4
2019 PROJ-Dodds 14.6 341.0 529.0 * * * 16.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.0 336.0 530.0 * * * 14.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 375.0 575.0 * * * 15.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 14.0 350.0 541.0 * * * 15.0 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

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

Average Draft Position

Overall: 239
QB: 32

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Latest News

Giants | NYG could carry two QBs on roster (Sun Jun 16, 11:16 AM) - The New York Giants may decide to carry only two quarterbacks on their 2019 roster if the coaching staff is convinced that QB Daniel Jones would be able to capably fill in for QB Eli Manning when called upon. Previously, it had been believed that Kyle Lauletta and Alex Tanney would be fighting for the No. 3 quarterback spot on the roster but there's a possibility that neither player will make the team. If the Giants opt to keep three QBs, Tanney is believed to have a slight edge over Lauletta.

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Giants | Open QB competition with Giants? (Tue Jun 11, 12:45 PM) - New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday, June 11, that rookie QB Daniel Jones is very much in contention to start Week 1 and is 'constantly' weighing scenarios. 'We're gonna play the very best player. I know we're dancing around the words here, but right now Eli (Manning) is getting ready to have a great year and Daniel is getting ready to play.' Shurmur said. 'We'll just see what happens.'

Our View: The word out of Giants camp is that Manning looks like he's done. Jones may not be a world-beater at this point in his career, but he may be a better option than a fading Manning. We'll see if Jones can overtake Manning during training camp and the preseason.
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Giants | Daniel Jones already making push to start? (Fri Jun 7, 02:38 PM) - New York Giants QB Daniel Jones reportedly outplayed Eli Manning during the team's recent minicamp, and it wasn't really close, in the opinion of Bleacher Report's Mike Tanier, who stated Jones was 'sharper, more accurate and more willing and able to challenge the defense with difficult downfield throws.'

Our View: The Giants are irrationally committed to Manning, but once Jones superior play, even at this early point in his career, becomes apparent, they might have to make the rational move. Jones starting won't be great for the Giants fantasy prospects, but it will still likely be better than Manning taking the field.
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2019 Schedule

1@ Dallas Cowboys
2vs Buffalo Bills
3@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4vs Washington Redskins
5vs Minnesota Vikings
6@ New England Patriots
7vs Arizona Cardinals
8@ Detroit Lions
9vs Dallas Cowboys
10@ New York Jets
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ Chicago Bears
13vs Green Bay Packers
14@ Philadelphia Eagles
15vs Miami Dolphins
16@ Washington Redskins
17vs Philadelphia Eagles