QB Eli Manning - New York Giants

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

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Week 14: at Philadelphia Eagles

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. The New York Giants turned over the keys to their offense to Daniel Jones early in the season with one eye on the future. Now, as Daniel Jones deals with an ankle injury, Eli Manning is expected to take back over the starting role under center for the Giants. In limited action earlier this season, Manning's metaphoric gas tank appeared to be running dry. Now, in Week 14 a high-volume passing-attack will look to salvage respectable passing totals for Eli Manning; however, with a depleted receiving corps, the outlook is bleak. Last weekend, the Giants fielded a receiving corps consisting of just a single Week 1 starter, Sterling Shepard, at their disposal. All of the previously-injured personnel remain on the injury report ahead of Week 14, with their status in jeopardy. Without Evan Engram and Golden Tate, unheralded pass-catchers like Darius Slayton and Kaden Smith have risen to prominence through the air for New York; however, the lack of chemistry and talent in this unit makes them one of the weakest in the NFL. With Eli Manning under center, even if the Giants' receiving corps nears full-strength in Week 14, it is exceedingly unlikely that they will be able to capitalize on Philadelphia's weakness at the back-end of their defense. Although Philadelphia's pass-defense saw a momentary improvement against the pass when Jalen Mills returned to action in a form unlike anything he had previously shown in his career, the unit came crashing back down to earth in last week's loss to the Miami Dolphins. On the whole, the unit grades as a slightly-below average group, allowing a sub-par 22-to-10 touchdown-to-interception ratio to go alongside a 6.4 net yards per attempt total that ranks 19th in the league. The strength of this defense is along the defensive line, where Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox produce the bulk of the team's pass-rushing production. Elsewhere, however, they get little support, as the team's linebackers offer little support and their secondary grades as one of the league's worst. Ronald Darby was exposed play after play last weekend when DeVante Parker erupted for nearly 160 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jalen Mills has also struggled in recent weeks after playing at an incredible level early in his 2019 campaign. Mills has been one of the league's most-criticized and exploited cornerbacks throughout his young career and, unfortunately for the Eagles, after a brief stint of strong play, it is looking like he is returning to his old ways. Philadelphia's pass defending talent, or lack thereof, resembles that of a bottom-rung unit in the NFL, and it would not come as a surprise to see their numbers trend back in that direction down the stretch. However, it may have little implication on their Week 14 clash with the Giants' struggling passing attack.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
12 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 vs GB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 at PHI PROJ-Dodds * 23 37 * * * 1 * * * *
14 at PHI PROJ-Tremblay * 23 38 * * * 3 * * * *
14 at PHI PROJ-Bloom * 20 35 * * * 0 * * * *

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.

Recent Game Summaries

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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Giants | Eli Manning expected to start on MNF (Thu Dec 5, 02:48 AM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning is 'very likely' to start against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, Dec. 9, according to head coach Pat Shurmur.

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Schedule

14@ Philadelphia Eagles
15vs Miami Dolphins
16@ Washington Redskins
17vs Philadelphia Eagles