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Victor Cruz | Wide Receiver

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 204
College: Massachusetts
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Victor Cruz (calf) is not practicing Wednesday.
It'd probably be best to just temporarily suspend blurbs on Cruz until he does practice. Dwayne Harris handled slot duties for the Giants Week 4. Oct 7 - 11:21 AM

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Victor Cruz had a PRP injection in his injured calf.

"PRP" stands for platelet-rich plasma. According to sports doctor David J. Chao, it usually takes about 2-6 weeks for the injection to kick in. Obviously that clouds his status for Week 5 and beyond. The Giants brought in Wes Welker for a tryout this week and have hinted at using Shane Vereen as a wide receiver. Both of those measures suggest the G-Men aren't counting on getting Cruz back anytime soon. Cruz should have been cut from fantasy rosters weeks ago.
Oct 2 - 12:56 PM

Giants coach Tom Coughlin confirmed Victor Cruz (calf) will miss Week 4 against the Bills.

Coughlin said there is no timetable for his return. Cruz aggravated the calf strain which has held him out since early in training camp. With Cruz out indefinitely, the Giants may look to bring in a slot receiver. Coughlin said Wes Welker looked "very quick" in his workout with the team on Tuesday.
Oct 1 - 11:08 AM

According to the NY Daily News, Victor Cruz (calf) "may not be back on the field for awhile."

The Daily News passes along "dwindling optimism" about Cruz's chances of playing Sunday at Buffalo following Wednesday's in-practice setback. Multiple Giants players indicated after the session that Cruz didn't look right. Coming off a ruptured patellar tendon and a lengthy calf strain, Cruz's odds of making any statistical noise this season are in serious doubt.
Sep 30 - 10:14 PM

Victor Cruz experienced a setback with his calf injury at Wednesday's practice.

"Victor came out and tried to do individuals," coach Tom Coughlin said. "He felt the calf again and that's all he did." Cruz was expected to go through a limited practice Wednesday, but was only able to do light individual drills. With this latest setback, consider Cruz extremely questionable for Week 4 against the Bills.
Sep 30 - 1:53 PM

Victor Cruz (calf) is practicing on a limited basis Wednesday.

Coach Tom Coughlin said they'll "gradually increase" Cruz's reps throughout the week. He's expected to make his season debut against the Bills on Sunday. Cruz may be behind Rueben Randle in two-wide sets, but the Giants run plenty of three-wide personnel. His snaps should increase throughout the season.
Sep 30 - 11:13 AM

Victor Cruz (calf) said he will play Week 4 against the Bills.

Tom Coughlin said the same thing on Friday. Cruz is unlikely to be the same player coming off a knee injury and a lingering calf issue, but he should have a decent workload right out of the gate. He is worth adding in PPR formats.
Sep 27 - 9:29 PM

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he has "been told" Victor Cruz (calf) will play Week 4.

Coughlin said Cruz will test the calf all weekend. If he escapes without setbacks, Cruz should play against the Bills next week. It is questionable how effective Cruz can be coming off a devastating knee injury and a lingering calf concern, but he should see a decent target load right out of the gate as Preston Parker, the Giants' former slot receiver, was cut last week. Cruz is worth adding in PPR formats.
Sep 26 - 9:38 AM

Coach Tom Coughlin said Friday the Giants are hoping Victor Cruz (calf) will practice ahead of Week 4.

The Giants play the Bills next week, and could use Cruz's presence in the slot after having to cut drop machine Preston Parker. "He's improving," Coughlin said of Cruz. "He'll be running all weekend. We'll see next week if we can get him on the practice field." While we don't have high fantasy hopes for Cruz, he's worth adding in PPR leagues as a potential bye-week sub.
Sep 25 - 2:35 PM

Victor Cruz (calf) has been ruled out for Thursday night's Week 3 game against the Redskins.

As expected. He's aiming for a Week 4 return with 10 days to prepare. Odell Beckham is expected to see increased snaps out of the slot Thursday night.
Sep 23 - 1:49 PM

Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) ran and participated in agility drills at Giants practice Tuesday.

Cruz is not going to play on Thursday night, but it looks more and more like he will be ready Week 4. The Giants showed their confidence in his recovery by releasing Preston Parker on Tuesday.
Sep 22 - 12:36 PM

Victor Cruz (calf) did not practice Monday.

He won't be on the field for Thursday night's NFC East matchup with the Redskins. Cruz hopes to return in Week 4, but he needs to practice as soon as possible.
Sep 21 - 7:04 PM

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Victor Cruz (calf) has begun running on grass.

Cruz had been limited to underwater treadmill workouts. This is a step in the right direction, but Cruz is still highly unlikely to play on Thursday night against the Redskins. Cruz hopes to return Week 4.
Sep 21 - 11:35 AM

Giants declared WR Victor Cruz, TE Daniel Fells, MLB Jon Beason, DE Owa Odighizuwa, DL Markus Kuhn, OT Bobby Hart and S Cooper Taylor inactive for Week 2 against the Falcons.

Cruz is expected to return in Week 4. Fells' absence makes Larry Donnell a slightly safer WR2. Beason's absence is a boost for Falcons RB Tevin Coleman.
Sep 20 - 11:30 AM

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo considers Week 4 Victor Cruz's (calf) likely return date.

Cruz also says he expects to return in two weeks. Currently limited to running on a treadmill, Cruz should be considered highly questionable for Week 4. With Preston Parker struggling in the slot, Dwayne Harris will get more looks in three-wide sets.
Sep 19 - 5:34 PM

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