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Victor Cruz | Wide Receiver | #80

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 204
College: Massachusetts
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Victor Cruz said he "absolutely" wants to be back with the Giants in 2017.
"This is family," Cruz said. "This is home. I don't know anywhere else. I don't want to know anywhere else." Cruz made a remarkable comeback from a torn patellar tendon, but he didn't make much of an on-field impact. The Giants can save $7.5 million by releasing Cruz. It seems like a no-brainer move. The G-Men badly need to find an upgrade outside opposite Odell Beckham. Jan 9 - 12:02 PM
Source: SNY

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Victor Cruz caught 3-of-4 targets for 30 yards in the Giants' Wild Card loss to the Packers.

Cruz returned from his ruptured patellar tendon this season, but he simply wasn't the same. Although he mixed in a few big plays -- Cruz did haul in ten catches of 20-plus yards -- Cruz didn't hit pay dirt after Week 1 and cleared 50 yards just once after the first month of the season. 30-year-old Cruz will likely be released this offseason. Sterling Shepard has solidified the slot, but the Giants need to upgrade at boundary receiver opposite Odell Beckham.
Jan 8 - 8:36 PM

Victor Cruz caught 8-of-13 targets for 84 yards in Week 16 against the Eagles.

It was a narrative street for Cruz, who was playing in his first game at Philadelphia since injuring his knee. Cruz was peppered on underneath targets with Eli Manning struggling to throw downfield. He benefitted from the Giants' pass-heavy attack in the second half. Cruz remains no higher than the No. 3 pass-game option.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 12:23:00 AM

Victor Cruz caught 1-of-2 targets for 29 yards in the Giants' Week 15 win over the Lions.

He didn't see a single target after halftime. Cruz has been targeted four times or fewer in each of the past five games and has completely fallen off the map as the Np. 4 option in this pass game. Cruz isn't a Week 16 fantasy play.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 04:54:00 PM

Victor Cruz had one catch for four yards in Week 14.

Cruz remained an afterthought after not getting targeted last week. He hasn’t scored touchdown since Week 1.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 11:50:00 PM

Giants coach Ben McAdoo blamed an inconsistent offense for Victor Cruz's quiet Week 13.

Cruz said he plans to talk to McAdoo after being held without a target against the Steelers. "Victor, like everybody else, including myself, wants to be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem," McAdoo said. "So my door is always open for any of these guys that want to come in and have a conversation." The offense has been bad recently, but Cruz is likely more upset about his snaps being cut than the lack of targets. The veteran ended up playing three fewer plays than undrafted rookie Roger Lewis. With the Giants looking for answers in the passing game, it is possible Cruz will see his role diminish even further.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 09:03:00 AM

Victor Cruz plans to talk to coach Ben McAdoo about his role after playing just 26-of-60 snaps in Sunday's loss.

"We'll take it from there," Cruz said. "But I'm not angry. I'm not a disgruntled employee. I'm not like, 'Screw this.' I'm a team guy first and I just want to make sure that everybody's interests are at heart." The simple truth is that, now 30 and coming off a major injury, Cruz is no longer a good player. He'll continue to be phased out as the Giants try to nail down a Wild Card spot.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 01:45:00 PM

Victor Cruz played 26-of-60 (43%) snaps Week 13 against the Steelers.

He actually was in on three fewer plays than undrafted rookie Roger Lewis. An every-snap player early in the season, Cruz has played less than 75% of the snaps in four of his last five games and has three catches total the last four games. He can be left on the wire.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 08:27:00 AM

Victor Cruz wasn't targeted Sunday in the Giants' Week 13 loss to the Steelers.

Cruz played just 26-of-60 offensive snaps and clearly wasn’t a factor. He’s caught a combined three passes over his last four games and hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 1. Cruz will be well off the fantasy map for next week’s matchup against the division-leading Cowboys.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 09:05:00 PM

Victor Cruz caught 1-of-5 targets for 37 yards in the Giants' Week 12 win over the Browns.

Former star Cruz has two catches over his past two games.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 05:54:00 PM

Victor Cruz caught 1-of-2 targets for 48 yards in the Giants' Week 11 win over the Bears.

Cruz's grab came on a broken play. Cruz hasn't been fantasy relevant as the Giants' No. 3 receiver.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 06:07:00 PM

Victor Cruz (ankle) has been removed from the Week 11 injury report.

He's ready to go against the Bears after missing last Monday night's win over the Bengals. Cruz has provided no upside all season. His return will send overmatched Roger Lewis and speedster Tavarres King back to the bench.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 01:35:00 PM

Victor Cruz (ankle) practiced again on Thursday.

He remained "limited." Cruz is going to play this week barring a setback, but he is not an exciting fantasy play even in a good matchup.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Victor Cruz (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It's an upgrade after Cruz didn't practice last week. Cruz has a concerning history of setbacks, but is tentatively on track to return for Sunday's game.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 04:22:00 PM

Victor Cruz (ankle) is inactive for Week 10 against the Bengals.

As expected. In his place, Roger Lewis figures to fill in as the No. 3 receiver. Also inactive for the Giants are LG Justin Pugh, CB Leon Hall, QB Josh Johnson, OT Will Beatty, DE Kerry Wynn, and LB Deontae Skinner.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 07:06:00 PM