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Victor Cruz | Wide Receiver | #80

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 204
College: Massachusetts
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The New York Daily News's Ralph Vacchiano would put a "healthy bet" on Victor Cruz catching fewer than 50 passes this season.
It's a reminder that even with Cruz (knee, calf) back to 100 percent, we can't assume he's going to be the player he was two years ago before all the injuries. Cruz has played all of 1.5 games with Odell Beckham since OBJ came into the league, and over all the missed time Beckham has since developed into the league's top receiver. Sterling Shepard was drafted to be the No. 2, and new coach Ben McAdoo is expected to feature the backs and tight ends more in the pass game. Cruz isn't even worth drafting in regular-sized fantasy leagues. Jul 26 - 10:36 PM

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Victor Cruz (calf, knee) is "ready to go" for the start of training camp.

Cruz was limited to individual drills at minicamp. The Giants will monitor his reps early, but he’s close to fully recovered. Cruz should get most of his preseason snaps in the slot, with rookie Sterling Shepard starting opposite Odell Beckham.
Jul 24 - 10:02 AM

The New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano reports the Giants are optimistic Victor Cruz "can return to his old form."

Vacchiano warned to buy into that optimism "at your own risk" before adding anything the Giants get from Cruz this season "would be a bonus." Cruz has not played a snap since October of 2014 and barely got in any work during the offseason program. Even if he is able to stay healthy, he will be at best the No. 3 option in the passing game behind Odell Beckham and rookie Sterling Shepard. Cruz is a low-upside fantasy gamble.
Jul 23 - 1:53 PM

Victor Cruz (calf, knee) returned to practice on Tuesday.

It's a big step for Cruz, who wasn't expected back until training camp. Cruz jogged at Monday's session but advanced to running and catching passes on Tuesday. He returned to the sideline for team drills but should be a full-go by training camp. Rookie Sterling Shepard is expected to start opposite Odell Beckham. Cruz is penciled in as the Giants' third receiver.
Jun 14 - 12:14 PM

Victor Cruz (calf, knee) is optimistic he'll be able to practice at next week's minicamp.

This conflicts with a previous report that suggested Cruz would be out until training camp. Cruz hasn't practiced since November but is hoping to take part in individual drills next week. "I ran some routes this past Friday, some full speed routes and everything went well," said Cruz. "They might throw me out there with the wolves a little bit so we'll see how it goes." Cruz should have an extremely light workload if he practices next week.
Jun 12 - 9:21 AM

Victor Cruz (calf, knee) isn’t expected to be cleared for minicamp.

The Giants aren’t taking any chances with Cruz after multiple 2015 setbacks. Cruz remains questionable for the start of training camp.
Jun 11 - 8:04 PM

Giants coach Ben McAdoo said the team wants Victor Cruz (calf, knee) to focus on training camp.

"Right now, we're looking for him to get back here, and he's working to get back, for training camp," McAdoo said. "That's the goal. Small steps." Cruz has declared himself 100 percent, but he is being held out of the offseason program as a precaution. Any contributions Cruz makes this season will be a bonus.
Source: ESPN
May 24 - 12:47 PM

Victor Cruz (calf, knee) is working on a side field at Giants OTAs.

Cruz continues his long journey back from serious calf and knee problems and still isn't ready for team drills with the Giants opening OTAs on Monday. It's possible he'll work with the offense at some point this week, but it's another reminder just how fragile he's become. Both by the team and in fantasy, anything that Cruz does in the box score this year should be considered a bonus.
May 23 - 11:26 AM

Victor Cruz (calf, knee) has been limited at voluntary workouts.

Cruz said he was healthy last month, but hasn’t been fully cleared to practice. The Giants are moving him slowly after multiple 2015 setbacks. Cruz is on track for OTAs/training camp.
May 14 - 9:10 PM

Victor Cruz (calf, knee) still expects to be "full go" for training camp.

Cruz also said he "should" be ready for Week 1. Cruz has previously declared his health 100 percent, so he's just being overly cautious. With the possibility of a setback seemingly high, the Giants have zero reason to rush Cruz before camp.
May 10 - 1:46 PM

Victor Cruz did not participate in the first day of voluntary minicamp Tuesday.

Coach Ben McAdoo said Cruz is ready to practice, but the team wants to take it slow. Cruz called himself "100 percent" last week. He should be a full-go for OTAs.
Apr 26 - 1:05 PM

Victor Cruz (calf, knee) said he is "100 percent."

"I feel good," Cruz said. "No injuries, no ailments, nothing hurts, no pain." GM Jerry Reese said this week he expects Cruz to be a full-go for training camp, and it looks like Cruz agrees. Still, Cruz was optimistic about his recovery last season, and he did not manage a single snap. Anything Cruz offers on the field in 2016 will be a bonus.
Apr 23 - 10:40 AM

Giants GM Jerry Reese expects Victor Cruz (calf) to be "full go" for training camp, but admits that whatever the team gets from him in 2016 will be a "bonus."

Going on 30, Cruz hasn't appeared in an NFL game for 18 months. He could have easily lost his roster spot this offseason, but the Giants have zero depth at receiver. It's hard to see Cruz providing more than WR5 value in fantasy.
Apr 21 - 12:16 PM

Victor Cruz (calf) has been making progress in his rehab.

Cruz recently posted an Instagram video that showed him running and box jumping at full speed. It's modest progress, but there's now a chance he will be ready for the offseason program. Cruz hasn't played a regular season snap since October 2014.
Source: NJ.com
Apr 7 - 5:08 PM

Victor Cruz has agreed to slash his 2016 $7.9 million base salary to $1.3 million.

It was Cruz's only option. He can make another $4.2 million through playing time incentives, and supposedly even recoup the remaining $2.4 million. We're guessing it would be through extremely-difficult-to-achieve accomplishments, like winning league MVP. Going on 30, injuries have limited Cruz to six games over the past two seasons.
Mar 9 - 8:38 PM