WR Cody Latimer - New York Giants
|6-2, 215||Born: 10-10-1992||College: Indiana||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2014|
Week 12: at Chicago Bears
FBG says: Tough matchup. The Giants passing offense kept them in their last game against the Jets, but four touchdowns and over 300 passing yards from Daniel Jones simply was not enough to get the win. Jones has now thrown for four touchdowns in two of his last three games, but the young quarterback remains mistake-prone with eight interceptions on the season and 10 fumbles in his last four games while also struggling with accuracy throughout his first season in the league. Golden Tate remains a solid option for Jones, but rookie receiver Darius Slayton overshadowed Tate in their last game. Slayton has been relatively involved in the offense for most of the season, especially as of Week 6 when he slid into a full-time role with Sterling Shepard injured. While Slayton has made a case to maintain a role in this offense, his volume should go down once both Shepard and Evan Engram return to the lineup. Both have a chance to return this week, with it looking more likely for Shepard than for Engram as Shepard practiced in full starting early in the week. While the Bears defense may not be playing up to par with their elite level from 2018, they are still a very good unit that has performed admirably against the pass in 2019. This group has given up the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game (PPR scoring) to wide receivers and sixth-fewest to quarterbacks on the season. They have been even better against the pass over the past four weeks as quarterbacks have amassed just three passing touchdowns compared to three interceptions while this group is holding teams to just 221 passing yards per game. All Giants receivers should be at a disadvantage up against this secondary. Where the Bears have struggled this season is rushing the passer, ranking near the middle of the pack in sacks (25) while applying a below-average amount of pressure. They didn't get a single sack last week while the Giants offensive line has allowed one or fewer sacks in three of their last four games. On paper, however, the Bears front seven should easily overwhelm what looks to be an undermanned Giants offensive line that ranks well below average according to Matt Bitonti of Footballguys.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Cody Latimer's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 8 vs DET (3 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Cody Latimer got very few looks on Sunday but made some nice catches. He ran a good comeback pattern early in the game and snagged a deep pass outside with one hand while maintaining control in bounds for a big conversion. Latimer was largely invisible for the rest of the game however. The Giants have too many options ahead of Latimer and this is very unlikely to change as the season progresses, best to leave Latimer on the waiver wire.
2019 Week 7 vs ARI (5 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Cody Latimer caught only short balls and did not feature down the field for the Giants. He was tackled immediately on several of his touches and Jones didn't venture down the field very often. Latimer is a small time role player for the Giants and should not be started in fantasy.
2019 Week 6 vs NE (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Cody Latimer got only one target on Thursday night and really was not a part of the Giants offensive plan. It would have been fair to expect a slight increase in his targets with all the injuries the Giants have but Jones simply didn't look his direction for the most part. Latimer was targeted on a slant play but he wasn't open. Latimer should not be played or owned in most leagues.
2019 Week 4 vs WAS (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Latimer had a long gain on a crossing pattern nullified when he was called for pass interference after running into and pushing the defender covering him in his route stem.
2019 Week 2 vs BUF (5 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Cody Latimer didn't manage much in this game and was forced to leave in the second half due to a concussion he sustained on a big hit. The Giants and Manning struggled to connect downfield and this is something Latimer can excel but it didn't happen on Sunday. Manning missed him on a comeback play where he was wide open. Latimer made a nice grab in traffic on a curl route. His day ended on a sour note however as he took a big hit in the second half. Latimer got the first down on a nice slant play inside on fourth down but the defensive back hit his head awkwardly. Latimer left the game straight away and did not return.
2019 Week 1 vs DAL (8 / 3 / 74 / 0 rec)
Cody Latimer made some explosive plays for the Giants on Sunday and looked like a real threat at times. He made a terrific one handed grab along the sideline, securing it in bounds and getting away from the defense for some extra yards. Latimer did an excellent job keeping the play alive for Manning, getting free in the secondary and giving Manning a massive window to throw into along the sideline for a big play. Manning tried to hook up with Latimer on a few other occasions but the defense did an excellent job in coverage, not leaving much separation. Latimer has upside with his explosive play but the consistency is unlikely to be there as a fantasy option.
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