Player News - Giants

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The New York Daily News reports impending free agent Jason Pierre-Paul's Giants future is up in the air.

Pierre-Paul is done for the season after undergoing sports-hernia surgery. It's possible he won't be back with the Giants after playing out this year on the franchise tag. Pierre-Paul graded as one of PFF's top 4-3 ends, but six of his seven sacks came against Cleveland and Chicago in the two weeks before he went down. Pierre-Paul is likely going to be targeting Olivier Vernon money (five years, $85M). He would cost the Giants $15.7 million to tag in 2017.
Dec 8 - 10:31 AM

The New York Giants' defense will be without DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hernia) for the remainder of the season.

This development will be a blow to the Giants' pass rush that had shown improvement with 18 sacks since a Week 8 bye. JPP chipped in with 5.5 sacks in Weeks 11 and 12 before suffering the injury during the first half in Week 13, and his only hope for a potential return is if the Giants roll to the NFC Championship game. Romeo Okwara and Kerry Wynn filled-in after Pierre-Paul's departure. The Giants D/ST will not be an advisable fantasy start on Sunday night at home against Dallas.
Dec 7 - 1:37 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul will miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing sports-hernia surgery Tuesday morning.

ESPN's Ed Werder reported on Tuesday that JPP's initial diagnosis didn't reveal a sports hernia, but that obviously wasn't the case. Dr. William Meyers performed the operation on Tuesday, and Pierre-Paul is likely out for the remainder of the season unless the Giants make it to the conference championship or Super Bowl. Romeo Okwara and Kerry Wynn will fill in in his absence.
Dec 7 - 9:25 AM

According to ESPN's Ed Werder, Jason Pierre-Paul's preliminary diagnosis did not reveal a sports hernia.

Pierre-Paul is set to visit Dr. William Meyers Tuesday in Philadelphia. Meyers' expertise is sports hernia surgery, so it was natural to assume Pierre-Paul had suffered a hernia himself. Though the initial diagnosis didn't show that, Pierre-Paul will get official word from Meyers on Tuesday. Even if Pierre-Paul doesn't go under the knife, he's still expected to miss "a few weeks," according to beat writer Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.com.
Dec 6 - 11:43 AM

Jason Pierre-Paul (groin) is traveling to Philadelphia Tuesday to visit Dr. William Meyers.

It's obviously not a good sign for his availability this week or going forward. Dr. Meyers specializes in sports hernia surgery. Maybe Meyers will give Pierre-Paul some good news, but we're not counting on it. JPP injured his groin late in the first half of Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh and did not return.
Dec 6 - 11:17 AM

Giants coach Ben McAdoo blamed an inconsistent offense for Victor Cruz's quiet Week 13.

Cruz said he plans to talk to McAdoo after being held without a target against the Steelers. "Victor, like everybody else, including myself, wants to be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem," McAdoo said. "So my door is always open for any of these guys that want to come in and have a conversation." The offense has been bad recently, but Cruz is likely more upset about his snaps being cut than the lack of targets. The veteran ended up playing three fewer plays than undrafted rookie Roger Lewis. With the Giants looking for answers in the passing game, it is possible Cruz will see his role diminish even further.
Dec 6 - 9:03 AM

Victor Cruz plans to talk to coach Ben McAdoo about his role after playing just 26-of-60 snaps in Sunday's loss.

"We'll take it from there," Cruz said. "But I'm not angry. I'm not a disgruntled employee. I'm not like, 'Screw this.' I'm a team guy first and I just want to make sure that everybody's interests are at heart." The simple truth is that, now 30 and coming off a major injury, Cruz is no longer a good player. He'll continue to be phased out as the Giants try to nail down a Wild Card spot.
Source: NJ.com
Dec 5 - 1:45 PM

ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan reports "there was optimism" about Jason Pierre-Paul's groin injury on Sunday night.

Pierre-Paul left Week 13 against the Steelers late in the second quarter and never returned. The defensive end said after the game the injury "doesn’t concern me at all." We should know more following a Monday MRI.
Dec 5 - 9:18 AM

Victor Cruz played 26-of-60 (43%) snaps Week 13 against the Steelers.

He actually was in on three fewer plays than undrafted rookie Roger Lewis. An every-snap player early in the season, Cruz has played less than 75% of the snaps in four of his last five games and has three catches total the last four games. He can be left on the wire.
Dec 5 - 8:27 AM

Sterling Shepard pulled in four-of-eight targets for 21 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Giants' Week 13 loss to the Steelers.

Shepard was the intended receiver on Eli Manning’s second interception of the game, at least that’s what it looked like. The Giants were going for it on fourth-and-13 and Manning had to throw up a prayer when he couldn’t find an open receiver. Shepard came down with a one-yard touchdown on the Giants’ last possession, beating William Gay in man coverage on the play. He’s now second among rookie receivers with six touchdowns this season. Shepard should be viewed as a back-end WR3 next week against the Cowboys.
Dec 4 - 9:08 PM

Victor Cruz wasn't targeted Sunday in the Giants' Week 13 loss to the Steelers.

Cruz played just 26-of-60 offensive snaps and clearly wasn’t a factor. He’s caught a combined three passes over his last four games and hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 1. Cruz will be well off the fantasy map for next week’s matchup against the division-leading Cowboys.
Dec 4 - 9:05 PM

Will Tye grabbed two catches for 22 yards on four targets Sunday in the Giants' Week 13 loss to the Steelers.

Tye was targeted on fourth-and-one from the three-yard line but couldn’t reel it in. He’s averaged just 15.7 yards over his last three contests and won’t be worth streaming against the Cowboys in Week 14.
Dec 4 - 9:03 PM

Paul Perkins totaled 38 yards on seven carries Sunday in the Giants' Week 13 loss to the Steelers.

Perkins was given one more carry than Rashad Jennings but was not involved in the passing game. Roughly half of his yards came on an 18-yard scramble early in the third quarter. Perkins’ role in in the Giants' offense continues to increase, but he’s still not getting enough work to warrant any real fantasy consideration. He’s merely a bench stash.
Dec 4 - 9:02 PM

Odell Beckham nabbed 10-of-16 targets for 100 yards Sunday in the Giants' Week 13 loss to the Steelers.

Somehow Beckham was targeted just once in the first half. He made up for it by drawing 15 targets after halftime, but his lack of involvement in the early portion of the game was puzzling to say the least. Beckham salvaged the day with a big fourth quarter, producing 47 yards on five catches over the final 15 minutes. OBJ now has over 1,000 yards receiving, making him the fourth player in NFL history to reach that mark in each of his first three seasons. Beckham will be a no-brainer WR1 against Dallas in Week 14.
Dec 4 - 8:18 PM

Rashad Jennings rushed six times for 19 yards and caught all six of his targets for 34 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Giants' Week 13 loss to the Steelers.

Jennings did nothing on the ground and was actually given one less carry than Paul Perkins. However, he played a substantial role in the passing game by providing a season-high six catches. Jennings scored his only touchdown on a 13-yard screen pass from Eli Manning about midway through the third quarter. He was fortunate the play held up as Ereck Flowers was clearly guilty of holding. Jennings’ six carries were a season-low. With Perkins cutting into his workload, Jennings won’t be more than an RB3 next week against the Cowboys.
Dec 4 - 8:15 PM


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