Player News - Giants

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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

Rashad Jennings rattled off 28 yards on nine rushes in Saturday’s preseason loss to the Jets.

He also scored a one-yard touchdown. Jennings out-touched Andre Williams nine to two, a noticeable improvement from last week when Williams had three carries to Jennings’ one. If Jennings wants to fend off Williams and Shane Vereen, he’ll have to do better than the paltry 3.8 yards per carry he averaged last season.
Aug 29 - 10:29 PM

Shane Vereen netted nine yards on three carries while also grabbing three catches for 30 yards in Saturday’s preseason loss to the Jets.

Most of Vereen’s receiving output came on a 19-yard catch that was aided by great edge blocking. Vereen certainly has the chops to be a useful fantasy contributor but his inconsistent usage makes him a tough sell at his current ninth-round ADP. For fantasy purposes, he’s the least appealing of the Giants’ three primary backfield options.
Aug 29 - 10:12 PM

Odell Beckham bounced back from last week's poor showing by catching five balls for 31 yards in Saturday’s preseason game against the Jets.

Beckham was held without a catch in last week’s win over the Jaguars. He was much better this week, snagging five of his six targets and nearly making an insane one-handed grab over Darrelle Revis, though he couldn’t quite keep his feet inbounds. Beckham even contributed a solid block on a 19-yard reception by Shane Vereen. Beckham looks ready to roll. Last year’s Rookie of the Year is a consensus WR1.
Aug 29 - 9:41 PM

Eli Manning completed 12-of-16 passes for 91 yards and one interception in Saturday’s preseason dress rehearsal against the Jets.

He was also sacked twice for six yards. Antonio Cromartie anticipated Manning’s last pass of the night and took it all the way back for an easy pick-six. He was looking for James Jones on the play. It wasn’t one of Eli’s better outings, but at least he got on the same page with Odell Beckham (five catches for 31 yards) after missing him five times in last week’s win over the Jaguars. The 12-year veteran will finish the preseason 20-of-39 for 158 yards and no touchdowns.
Aug 29 - 9:37 PM

ESPN's Dan Graziano believes Andre Williams has "the best shot" at getting the goal-line work for the Giants.

Williams was pretty unimpressive as a rookie, but if he had success with anything, it was capitalization near the goal line with six touchdowns. He worked on his all-around game in the offseason, and Rashad Jennings has failed to stand out much this summer. Jennings and Shane Vereen will have roles, but Williams could have the most important one in the red zone. He makes for a fine dart-throw at the running back spot currently going in the 12th round of drafts.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 28 - 9:09 AM

NJ.com reports Odell Beckham has been dominating "every practice."

It shouldn't come as a surprise, but Beckham isn't resting on his laurels after his freak-of-nature rookie season. Some regression is inevitable, but Beckham is an elite WR1, and a legitimate threat to finish as the No. 1 overall receiver.
Aug 27 - 10:35 PM

Giants S Nat Berhe will undergo calf surgery on Friday, and is out indefinitely.

NorthJersey.com reports Berhe will either be sent to I.R., or I.R./return. Berhe had a bead on a starting job opposite Landon Collins before his calf started acting up in OTAs. The Giants are left with Brandon Meriweather, Jeromy Miles, and Cooper Taylor behind rookie box safety Collins. It's a sorry unit.
Aug 27 - 6:15 PM

Victor Cruz (calf) will miss Saturday's preseason game against the Jets.

It means Cruz will miss the entire preseason. Coming back from a devastating knee injury, Cruz remains on track for Week 1. He's in the WR3 conversation.
Aug 27 - 2:09 PM

Giants S Nat Berhe suffered a setback with his injured calf.

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano said the team is not optimistic about the injury. Berhe tore a muscle in his calf in early August. He was expected to compete for the starting safety job opposite Landon Collins.
Aug 27 - 12:16 PM

Giants C Weston Richburg is dealing with an ongoing knee issue.

Richburg was removed from Saturday’s preseason game due to the injury. He also needed a pain-killing injection earlier this month. Richburg isn’t in danger of missing regular-season games, but his status is worth monitoring.
Aug 26 - 7:21 PM

Giants SS Landon Collins said he’s over his MCL sprain.

"I feel great," Collins said. "I’m ready to get back on the field." Collins was expected to practice Tuesday, but was held out. The Giants expect Collins to be fully healthy for Week 1.
Aug 26 - 7:12 PM

Rueben Randle (knee) resumed practicing on Tuesday.

He took part in team drills. Randle had been sidelined since the Giants' first preseason game on August 14. It's unclear if he'll play in this week's regular season dress rehearsal. Randle is locked into three-receiver sets with Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham.
Aug 25 - 3:14 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger now has WR James Jones making the final roster.

Jordan Raanan left Jones off his 53-man projection last week, but he said Jones proved "there was something left in those legs" over the last week. Jones caught five passes for 83 yards in the second preseason game.
Aug 25 - 1:44 PM

Victor Cruz confirmed he is dealing with inflammation in his calf.

Cruz said he should be good to go by the season opener, but any missed time is concerning coming off a devastating knee injury. Coach Tom Coughlin said he would like to get Cruz involved in the third preseason game, but that appears unlikely.
Aug 25 - 12:55 PM


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