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The New York Giants are last among NFL teams in pass defense, allowing 309.9 passing yards per game.
The Giants will likely attempt to correct these issues during their Week 11 bye, but opposing passers have had their way with this secondary all season long. The Giants are allowing nearly 17 passing yards per game more than the 31st-ranked pass defense, and haven't been a relevant fantasy D/ST in 2015. Luckily, a lighter slate of opposing quarterbacks awaits the Giants after the bye, but this group will not come highly recommended in fantasy leagues. Nov 19 - 1:10 AM

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The New York Giants will host the NFL's highest scoring offense in Week 10, when the New England Patriots visit MetLife Stadium.

The high-powered New England offense has shredded NFL defenses this season, and doesn't do any favors for opposing teams with just five turnovers in 2015. As if the matchup wasn't bad enough, the Giants D/ST is dead last among NFL defenses in sacks, with just nine on the season. The lack of a formidable pass rush will make slowing Tom Brady even more difficult on Sunday and leaves the Giants D/ST well off the fantasy radar in Week 10.
Nov 11 - 5:32 AM

The New York Giants defense will look to rebound from a disastrous Week 8 performance when they travel to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers on Sunday.

The Giants were torched by New Orleans last week for 608 total yards, including 505 passing yards from Drew Brees. New York is now last among NFL defenses in pass defense, allowing 315.4 yards per game to opposing quarterbacks on the season. This group is also last in the NFL in sacks, which likely has contributed to the struggles in pass coverage for DC Steve Spagnuolo's defense. The Giants D/ST will not be a viable fantasy option in Week 9.
Nov 6 - 4:17 PM

The New York Giants are second among NFL defenses with 11 interceptions in 2015, including six over the last two weeks.

Matt Cassel and Sam Bradford have been the Giants' victims in recent weeks, as the Giants D/ST recorded a trio of interceptions against both quarterbacks. DC Steve Spagnuolo's group will look to keep their opportunistic secondary rolling in Week 8 against New Orleans' Drew Brees, who has thrown just four interceptions this season. The Giants D/ST will be a middling fantasy option this week on the road at New Orleans.
Nov 1 - 2:28 AM

The New York Giants will face Dallas quarterback Matt Cassel this week in his first start of the season.

Dallas has opted for Cassel over Brandon Weeden as they await the return of Tony Romo. In 30 games over the last four seasons, Cassel has thrown 30 touchdowns and 34 interceptions and likely won't be a substantial upgrade over Weeden. The Giants D/ST will be an intriguing streaming option this week at home against their division rival.
Oct 24 - 2:37 AM

The New York Giants are last among NFL teams in pass defense, coughing up 304.2 passing yards per game.

The Giants face the surging Philadelphia passing game on Monday night, as Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford has thrown for 301.5 yards per game over the last two weeks. The Giants' defense is stout against opposing rushers, but their inability to stop opposing quarterbacks leaves them as a middling Week 6 fantasy option.
Oct 17 - 1:36 AM

The New York Giants D/ST hosts the scuffling offense of the San Francisco 49ers in an advantageous Week 5 matchup.

The 49ers offense has scored one touchdown in the last two games and is 31st in the NFL in total yards per game, averaging just 289 yards per contest. The success of the Giants' defense against the run could force San Francisco to lean on quarterback Colin Kaepernick in this game, which would be great for those fantasy teams starting the Giants D/ST. DC Steve Spagnuolo's group will be a top-10 play this week in a plush matchup.
Oct 8 - 4:19 AM

The New York Giants are allowing 335.7 passing yards per game through three weeks, the worst mark in the NFL.

The Giants have yet to hold an opposing passer under 300 yards, as they have allowed big yardage to Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, and even Kirk Cousins so far this season. Week 4 brings a trip to Buffalo for the Giants, and although Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor has yet to crack the 300 yard mark in 2015, he is third among NFL quarterbacks in yards per attempt, at 9.2 yards per throw. The Giants D/ST is a low-tier fantasy option this week on the road.
Oct 2 - 12:38 AM

The New York Giants will face the Washington Redskins and their NFL-leading rushing attack on Thursday night.

The Washington ground game is off to a great start in 2015, highlighted by a 182-yard rushing effort against the St. Louis defense in Week 2. The contributions of rookie Matt Jones have strengthened Jay Gruden's offense, and gives Washington another solid contributor in their backfield along with Alfred Morris. The run defense of the Giants has been stout, however, allowing just 68.0 rushing yards per game through two weeks. Overall, the Giants defense is still below average with pass defense issues, so DC Steve Spagnuolo's group won't be a startable D/ST option in Week 3.
Sep 24 - 2:33 PM

New York Giants DC Steve Spagnuolo feels good about the Giants defense despite a tough Week 1 at Dallas.

The Giants D/ST did well in the turnover department, but coughed up 436 total yards to Tony Romo and the Cowboys. Spagnuolo told the Newark Star-Ledger that he was "very proud" of his defense and that the underneath passing success of the Cowboys was by design. "I'm better off with [underneath stuff]—or we're better off with that, than the other way. We did talk extensively during the week about keeping all receivers inside and in front." The Giants D/ST won't be a consideration in fantasy leagues this week with Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons on the schedule.
Sep 19 - 2:33 AM

Giants RE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) is reportedly looking at an early season return to the field.

Dan Graziano of ESPN reports that the Giants D/ST may get a key weapon back earlier than anticipated, as Pierre-Paul "expects to be able to play" early in the season. The Giants D/ST won't be an advisable start in Week 1 as they travel to Dallas, but this certainly helps the overall outlook of this fantasy defense.
Sep 3 - 11:59 PM

The New York Giants defense recorded just one sack and zero turnovers in their Week 3 preseason contest against the New York Jets.

The Giants D/ST unit is currently being drafted outside the top-20 fantasy defenses, and for good reason. The Giants were 29th in yards allowed per game in 2014, forking over 375.8 yards to opposing offenses each week. Not only is the Giants D/ST worth ignoring in drafts, but they will not be on the Week 1 streaming radar as a trip to Dallas is on the Week 1 schedule.
Aug 30 - 2:02 AM

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FB1Nikita Whitlock
WR11Odell Beckham
2Victor Cruz
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3Dwayne Harris
4Geremy Davis
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Larry Donnell
2Will Tye
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LG1Justin Pugh
C1Weston Richburg
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RT1Marshall Newhouse
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