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Larry Donnell | Tight End

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 265
College: Grambling State
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Larry Donnell caught 5-of-7 targets for 38 yards in the Giants' Week 4 win over the Bills.
Donnell was second to Odell Beckham (12) in targets Sunday, but he still managed to do very little with his looks. Donnell is merely a middling TE2, who doesn't score many touchdowns. He'll get the 49ers at home in Week 5. Oct 4 - 6:25 PM

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Larry Donnell caught 3-of-6 targets for 32 yards in New York's Week 3 win over the Redskins.

One of Donnell's missed connections was a drop on third down in the red zone. The 6-foot-6 tight end heard footsteps. The owner of a 10/81/1 line through three games, Donnell is barely on the TE2 radar.
Sep 25 - 12:41 AM

Larry Donnell caught 4-of-6 targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in New York's Week 2 loss to the Falcons.

Donnell's score came against tight coverage in the end zone. Donnell is a sure-handed safety valve for Eli Manning, but doesn't get nearly enough volume to make him a weekly top-16 option at tight end.
Sep 20 - 7:09 PM

Larry Donnell had three catches for 21 yards in Week 1 against the Cowboys.

The Giants surprisingly went with Daniel Fells as their starter. Donnell had four targets and wasn't a factor in the red-zone. He isn't more than a touchdown-dependent TE2 for Week 2.
Sep 14 - 1:33 AM

The Newark Star-Ledger's Jordan Raanan thinks TE Larry Donnell will be "sneaky productive" with Victor Cruz (calf) out.

Donnell works similar parts of the field as Cruz, and increased attention on Odell Beckham could open up the middle of the field for the tight end. Donnell averaged over six targets a game with Beckham healthy last season. He is a decent DFS play this week.
Sep 12 - 12:31 PM

Larry Donnell has recovered from his offseason Achilles' injury.

He battled Achilles' tendinitis for most of the spring and into the early part of camp. Donnell is now practicing fully and played 18 snaps in the Giants' preseason opener. Donnell appears on this year's Rotoworld Shy-Away Top 40, a list that can be accessed at the link below.
Aug 20 - 10:48 AM

Larry Donnell has yet to practice at Giants camp while battling Achilles' tendinitis.

Giants OC Ben McAdoo said Wednesday that Donnell is "not quite there yet." Donnell is out of his walking boot, but hasn't been cleared for full football activities. The Giants still don't seem concerned with Donnell's Week 1 status.
Aug 5 - 1:19 PM

Larry Donnell has shed his walking boot after dealing with Achilles' tendinitis this spring.

He's resumed training in Alabama and is expected to be a full-go when the Giants open training camp this week. Per beat writer Jordan Raanan, Donnell's Achilles' injury stems from college, which may be concerning in that it has never gone away. In his first year as an NFL starter, Donnell ranked as the fantasy TE12, catching six touchdown passes but finishing the season slow.
Jul 26 - 4:31 PM

Larry Donnell is dealing with Achilles' tendinitis in his left foot.

There was concern when Donnell was spotted in a walking boot Monday, but the Giants are nonplussed. Per coach Tom Coughlin, it's something Donnell has dealt with since college. Perhaps he'll miss some more practices over the next two months, but he should be ready to rock for training camp.
Jun 1 - 1:47 PM

Larry Donnell was spotted with his left foot in a walking boot Monday.

It's a new injury for Donnell, who was watching OTAs from the sideline. We'll have more details once coach Tom Coughlin addresses the media. For now, there's no reason to believe Donnell is battling a serious issue.
Jun 1 - 12:19 PM

Larry Donnell focused on improving his blocking technique over the offseason.

Donnell came out of nowhere last season to solidify the Giants' tight end spot, flashing signs of dominance as a pass catcher in the red zone. But his blocking -- 63rd out of 67 qualifying TEs at PFF -- was a big weakness, leading to decreased playing time down the stretch. Donnell spent all offseason working on his hand placement in hopes of earning more snaps and being an every-down contributor.
May 29 - 12:08 PM

Giants re-signed exclusive rights free agent TE Larry Donnell to a one-year, $585,000 contract.

He'll be a restricted free agent next spring. The Giants are reportedly super-high on Donnell for the future. He had a breakout 2014 in OC Ben McAdoo's quick-hitting passing game, posting a 63-623-6 receiving line. Going on age 27, Donnell would do well to improve on those stats in 2015 while battling Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle for complementary targets behind Odell Beckham.
Mar 4 - 3:38 PM

ESPN New York reports the Giants "really like" Larry Donnell and "believe he's in the midst of developing into a very good" tight end.

Donnell struggled down the stretch last season, averaging just three catches with one touchdown over his final eight games. He's viewed as the long-term option at tight end and should remain a red-zone threat in OC Ben McAdoo's scheme. Donnell is a good bet to improve on his 63/623/6 line.
Feb 14 - 6:14 PM

The Giants are almost certain to retain exclusive rights free agent Larry Donnell.

All the Giants have to do is tender Donnell for one year at $585,000 to keep him. They'll obviously do so for a player that established himself as a pass-catching weapon at the tight end spot, recording 63-623-6 in his first year as a starter. Donnell's fantasy outlook for 2015 won't be overly bright however, as Odell Beckham, Victor Cruz (if healthy) and Rueben Randle project to dominate targets.
Jan 5 - 11:22 AM

Larry Donnell caught two passes for 26 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Eagles.

Donnell came from off the pace to win the Giants' camp battle for the starting tight end job. But he immediately flashed starting ability, going 5-56-1 in Week 1 and finishing his breakout second season with 63-623-6. The Giants reportedly see "LD" as their long-term option at tight end, which will put him on the back-end TE1 radar in 2015. Just realize he'll have to share targets with Odell Beckham, Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:25:00 PM

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