QB Eli Manning - New York Giants
|6-4, 218||Born: 1-3-1981||College: Mississippi||Drafted: Round 1, pick 1|
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2014 Week 14 vs TEN (26 / 42 / 260 / 1 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning played well in against the Titans on Sunday but didn't produce monster numbers despite the score. The Giants ran the ball very well against a porous Titan run defense and took the ball out of Eli Manning's hands often. The game was also out of reach for the Titans by the fourth quarter and the Giants did not push for extra points. Manning was decisive and sharp early in the game. Manning identified a lot of favourable matchups in one on one situations and picked up many first downs with quick passes. The Titan defensive backs played off coverage often and the Giants receivers took advantage of this. Manning and Beckham hooked up frequently in this game and this was key in keeping drives alive, often taking advantage of one to one man coverage. Manning stepped up in the pocket in the first half and fired a perfectly thrown pass deep to Beckham who was just able to haul in the pass ahead of the defender in close coverage. Manning then fired a touchdown pass on a post route to Beckham in the redzone, fitting the ball perfectly in stride before the safety could get there. Manning was careful with the football in the first half but had one terrible interception on a bizarre decision. Manning escaped the pocket and tried to flip a ball over a defenders head to the outside for Donnell but threw off his back foot and it was picked off easily by the defender for the return touchdown. Manning almost had another interception late as he threw a seam route to Donnell in the redzone which was tipped into the air but the pass fell incomplete before the defender could complete the catch. Manning almost connected with Beckham again on a streak pattern but the pass was slightly underthrown and easily taken care of by the Titan defender. Manning had a lot of help on Sunday with Beckham and the running game taking care of a lot of yards. His production was mediocre but he has never been a consistently elite fantasy quarterback and this is unlikely to change in the future.
2014 Week 15 vs WAS (23 / 34 / 250 / 3 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning played a highly efficient game on Sunday against the Redskins. Manning showed off his excellent rapport with Beckham jr. as the two continue to have great success in the passing game. Manning did not have much of a running game to work with on Sunday but did not need it. Instead, he focused most of his targets on Beckham jr and spread the rest of his targets more evenly amongst the rest of his team. Manning looked to Beckham very often to pick up first downs and when he was given a chance to look down the field. Manning showed no fear and threw into tight coverage often against the Redskins. Manning found Ogletree with a nice strike inside to get things going in the first quarter, showing good patience and accuracy. Manning hit Beckham just over the goal line for his first touchdown pass on a fade pattern, throwing it high and away from the defender where only Beckham could reach it. Manning's second touchdown came as he found Beckham jr again over the middle on a slant pattern. Manning took advantage of the soft coverage and found Beckham jr quickly who did the rest as he exploded through the middle of the defense for the big play. Manning found Beckham wide open in the endzone on a streak pattern in the second half but the play was negated by a holding call on the right tackle. Beckham did drop a well thrown touchdown pass from Manning in the fourth quarter but made up for it on the very next play. Beckham was wide open on a slant pattern inside and Manning easily found the receiver for his third score. Manning was not afraid to throw into tight coverage throughout the game and kept many drives alive with accurate throws downfield on third down. The connection with Beckham was a huge reason for his success as Beckham's talent has brought this passing game back to life and improved Manning's stock as a fantasy quarterback.
2014 Week 16 vs STL (25 / 32 / 391 / 3 / 0 pass, 3 / -3 / 0 rush)
Eli Manning was in almost perfect form on Sunday as he tore apart the Rams defense and put up impressive stats. Manning started the game off with a bang as he escaped the pocket to avoid pressure and found Randle deep down the field for a big gain. Manning showed trust in Randle as he threw a high ball that allowed Randle to jump and fight for the pass. Manning scored his first touchdown later in the half on a simple out play to Beckham jr. Beckham was wide open in the endzone after a pick play that left the defender confused and Manning fired a perfect pass to the outside resulting in the easy touchdown. Manning continued to test the Rams defense downfield as he found Donnell on a deep pass against the sideline, placing it where only Donnell could make a play on it. Manning's second touchdown pass came on a quick out pattern to Randle in the redzone. Manning released the pass quickly after the snap and Randle did most of the work as he evaded the first tackle attempt and outstretched the ball just inside the pylon for the score. Manning showed great accuracy and patience with his deep passes and was not afraid to throw down the field. Manning hit another big play for a touchdown on a streak pattern inside to Beckham after a double move completely freed up the receiver and he walked into the endzone untouched. Manning showed great pocket awareness on in this play to avoid the rush and step aside to escape the Rams defensive line. Manning helped finish the game off late in the fourth quarter with a perfectly thrown in stride slant pass to Randle as time was expiring. Manning could have found Beckham in the endzone again late in the fourth quarter but his pass was off target. Manning picked apart the Rams pass defense and was highly successful with his deep ball. The Rams couldn't stop the big play and found it very difficult to slow down Beckham jr. Manning's rapport with Beckham jr was as excellent as always and fantasy owners will have to respect the production both players have amassed this season despite the team's poor record.
Latest NewsGiants | Eli Manning probable (Fri Dec 12, 02:21 PM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and is probable for Week 15. Our View: There was a report about a back issue for Manning earlier this week, but he still looks like a viable high ceiling streamer option against the abysmal Washington pass defense.
link to story Giants | Eli Manning limited in practice (Thu Dec 11, 03:12 PM) - Updating a previous report, New York Giants QB Eli Manning (back) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 11. Our View: Manning had been doing OK in the offense but when things completely fell apart he began to struggle. At best right now he is a solid QB2, and as long as Odell Beckham Jr. (a WR1 in his own right) is healthy, he's at least got one weapon.
link to story Giants | Eli Manning practicing (Thu Dec 11, 12:27 PM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning (back) is participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 11. link to story Giants | Eli Manning says he is not injured (Wed Dec 10, 01:54 PM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning (back) said he is not injured right now. Manning was listed as limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10, with a back issue. Our View: Um, okay. He's not on the injury report for no reason. Manning should be good to go for the sweet Week 15 matchup against Washington's hapless defense.
link to story Giants | Eli Manning to be limited in practice (Wed Dec 10, 11:13 AM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning (back) will be listed as limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10, as he deals with a back issue. Our View: The team is just being cautious with Manning here. He should have a nice game against a hapless Washington defense on Sunday.
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