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The New York Giants will face the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17 in their first game without former coach Chip Kelly.
Kelly was fired by the Eagles on Tuesday, and OC Pat Shurmur will fill-in as head coach on Sunday when Philadelphia travels to MetLife Stadium to face the Giants. It is doubtful that any significant changes will be installed in the Philadelphia offense in such a short time frame, but the Giants D/ST won't be worth starting in fantasy leagues either way in Week 17, as the group allows a league-worst 419.3 total yards per game. Thu, Dec 31, 2015 12:07:00 AM

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The Giants will host the Carolina Panthers in Week 15, who will be playing without leading rusher Jonathan Stewart (foot).

The Panthers have ruled Stewart out for Week 15, leaving a combination of Fozzy Whittaker, Cameron Artis-Payne, and Mike Tolbert to handle the rushing duties for the NFL's second-best running team. The Giants have struggled defensively this season but have been better against the run than pass, so Carolina could opt to lean on QB Cam Newton on Sunday to keep their undefeated season alive. No matter which way the Panthers move the ball, the Giants D/ST will not be on the fantasy radar in Week 15.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 03:57:00 AM

The New York Giants have allowed opposing passers to throw for an average of 334.7 yards per game in their past three contests.

The Giants are last in the NFL in pass defense this season, and have shown no improvement in recent weeks against the likes of Ryan Fitzpatrick and Kirk Cousins. Week 14 brings a date with Miami and QB Ryan Tannehill, who has completed just 61.4 percent of his pass attempts in 2015. The Dolphins have averaged only 254.0 total yards of offense over the last three weeks, but the struggles of the Giants D/ST prevent the group from being a startable fantasy option despite the decent matchup.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 03:53:00 AM

The Giants are last among NFL teams in sacks and pass defense through 11 weeks.

The issues for the Giants defense have gotten even worse over the last five weeks, as this unit has recorded just three sacks and allowed 347.0 yards per game to opposing quarterbacks in that span. The Giants D/ST is far from the fantasy radar in a "home" game against the New York Jets this week.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 03:40:00 AM

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.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 01:10:00 AM

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.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 05:32:00 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.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 04:17:00 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.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 02:28:00 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.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 02:37:00 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.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 01:36:00 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.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 04:19:00 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.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 12:38:00 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.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 02:33:00 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.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 02:33:00 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.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 11:59:00 PM

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3RB1Shane Vereen
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5Matt LaCosse
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4Dillon Farrell
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