QB Eli Manning - New York Giants

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

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Summary

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. (August 9)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 30, 25, 28, 28, 29, 29, 29, 29, 29, 30, 30, 30, 30, 30, 31, 31, 31, 32, 34
QB Dynasty - 34, 31, 34, 34, 34, 41

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
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 12.0 293.0 459.0 * * * 13.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 14.0 317.0 500.0 * * * 13.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 14.0 320.0 487.0 * * * 12.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 10.0 253.0 386.0 * * * 11.0 * * *

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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: 242
QB: 29

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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