Description: Giants running back Andre Williams may only be a handcuff value in 2015.
Insight: Despite rushing for 721 yards and seven touchdowns, a healthy Rashad Jennings gets the lion's share of the early down carries and just acquired Shane Vereen is locked in as the third-down back. That doesn't leave much for Williams unless Jennings gets injured.
Description: Giants running back Shane Vereen is not going to just be a third-down back according to NJ.com.
Insight: Vereen was always a fantasy football favorite, especially in PPR leagues, but last season, Bill Belichick just never gave any running back consistent playing time, and Vereen's fantasy value suffered from that. Vereen is a potential sleeper.
Description: Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz told Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News that he would be 100 percent by late July, early August.
Insight: A combination of a healthy Cruz and talented second-year wideout Odell Beckham Jr. could be one of the best pair of receivers in the league. Hopefully, there will be no setbacks in Cruz's return to the field.
Description: More than one beat reporter has said that Giants newly-acquired running back Shane Vereen will be a big part of the New York offense.
Insight: Vereen obviously has the best hands in the backfield, but he could also get enough rushing attempts to be fantasy worthy in non-PPR leagues as well. We will have to see how the distribution between Rashad Jennings, Vereen and Andre Williams shakes out.
Description: Giants quarterback Eli Manning has a lot of things going for him in 2015 which could help him improve on last season's totals.
Insight: Manning finished 2014 with 4,410 yards, 30 touchdowns and 14 interceptions which was already a solid season. Add in a second year under OC Ben McAdoo, no offseason surgery, the return of Victor Cruz and hopefully a full season with Odell Beckham Jr.
Description: Giants tight end Larry Donnell was spotted at the latest OTA wearing a walking boot on his left foot, according to an nj.com report.
Insight: We await further word. Donnell was a solid TE2 last season with 63 catches for 623 yards and six touchdowns, but most of the damage was done early in the season before the Giants' passing game became "Odell Beckham centric." If Victor Cruz is healthy he'll fall even further.
Description: Coach Tom Coughlin suggested that wide receiver Victor Cruz could miss the beginning of the 2015 season according to the New York Post.
Insight: It is the Giants goal to have him ready, but if he isn't, Odell Beckham proved he can be the team's No. 1 recever. Cruz is trying to return from a patellar tendon tear which is supposedly even tougher to come back from than ACL tears.
Description: The Giants released running back Peyton Hillis.
Insight: Hillis is the definition of a one-hit wonder, rushing for 1,177 yards in 2010 with the Browns and just 1,258 in the four years since then. Hillis has also seen his last two seasons end with concussions.
Description: Giants running back David Wilson had retired from football in August due to a neck injury, but New York officially waived him Wednesday as part of a cap space procedure move.
Insight: Wilson was a first-round of the Giants in 2012. he showed exciting talent as both a kicker returner and a runner, but the 23-year-old will finish with just 115 career carries (504 yards rushing) in two seasons.
Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. won the 2014 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.
Insight: No surprise here. In 12 games, Beckham gained 1,305 yards with 91 catches. He was about the surest thing in daily leagues as he finished the year with nine straight games of at least 90 receiving yards, which tied the NFL record. Beckham will be one of the first 10 receivers taken in fantasy drafts then season barring any injuries. He may even go top five.
Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. capped off a terrific rookie season on Sunday.
Insight: There were a lot of great rookie wide receivers this season; none better than Beckham. He caught 12 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown in Week 17. Beckham played just 12 games and still gained 1,305 yards with 91 catches. He particularly turned it on late with seven touchdowns in the last four games. It is obviously very, very early, but Beckham is poised to be a top-five wide receiver option at the start of next year's fantasy season.
Description: Giants running back Andre Williams scored a touchdown in Week 17 but didn't do much else.
Insight: Williams had a 9-yard touchdown run, but he gained just 43 yards on 15 carries in the entire game versus the Eagles. Williams finished the season with 721 yards, but a yards per carry average below 3.4.
Description: Giants running back Andre Williams rushed for 110 yards on 26 carries.
Insight: That's his second 100-yard game in the last three contests. If he can somehow start to get involved in the passing game he could be a more consistent performance, but we like what we see of his running ability.
Description: Giants quarterback Eli Manning had a great day versus St. Louis at the perfect time for his fantasy owners.
Insight: Manning went 25-of-32 for 391 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. That's six touchdowns and no turnovers over the past two games. Brother Peyton will be hard-pressed to match Sunday's numbers.
Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had a big game in Week 15.
Insight: Sound familar? Beckham had 12 catches for 143 yards and caught all three of Eli Manning's touchdowns. Beckham had 15 targets while the receiver with the second-most targets had just four. Beckham remains a WR1 option.
Description: Giants coach Tom Coughlin hinted that the team could use the "hot-hand" approach at running back.
Insight: Espn's Dan Graziano also stated that Rashad Jennings could be in line for another reduced workload in Week 15. With all this being said, we like Andre Williams a little more this week against Washington. However, owners beware that the Redskins have actually been solid versus the run.
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings (ankle) has been limited in practice all week and is likely a true game-time decision.
Insight: it was originally thought not to be serious, but his lack of practice should have fantasy owners planning to be without him. The Giants aren't playing for anything so won't push him. If Jennings is unable to go, Andre Williams would hold medium value on Sunday.
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings (ankle) is not expected to miss any time, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Insight: It is still too early in the week to ultimately predict Jennings' Week 14 availability, but the injury does not appear to be serious. Monitor his progress throughout the week, and if Jennings is unable to go, Andre Williams would hold solid value on Sunday.
Description: Giants tight end Larry Donnell caught five passes for 55 yards and also had a costly fumble that basically cost New York the game in Jacksonville.
Insight: Donnell fumbled at the beginning of the fourth quarter, and it was returned for a touchdown that gave Jacksonville its first lead of the day. The Jaguars went on to win, 25-24. Despite the big mistake, Donnell remains a TE1 option.
Description: Giants receiver Rueben Randle took a backseat to Odell Beckham Jr.
Insight: After he posted seven catches for 112 yards against the 49ers, he returned to mediocrity catching three balls for 36 yards versus Dallas. As the No. 2 receiver with an inconsistent quarterback, this is to be expected.
Description: Giants tight end Larry Donnell caught his sixth touchdown of the season against the 49ers.
Insight: Donnell caught three passes for 54 yards with the score. He nearly had another touchdown on a fade pattern in the final few minutes of the game. That was the Giants third straight fade pattern called inside the 49ers 5-yard line. Donnell remains a solid TE1.
Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. caught six passes for 93 yards against the 49ers.
Insight: Beckham was behind Rueben Randle in targets, yards, and catches, but there was plenty to go around with Eli Manning's 47 pass attempts. Unfortunately for the wide receivers, the tight end Larry Donnell caught Manning's only touchdown.
Description: Giants receiver Rueben Randle had his best day receiving on Sunday versus the 49ers.
Insight: Just when fantasy owners were likely giving up on Reuben Randle, he posted seven catches for 112 yards. Randle led the Giants with 15 targets. He is a risky FLEX play with upside moving forward.
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings rushed for 59 yards in his return to the field in Week 11.
Insight: Jenning led the Giants in carries with 18 but gained just 59 yards and did not score. Owners still hav to like the fact he was inserted back into the lineup as the top running back. The rest of the Giants runners combined for three rushes.
Description: Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw five interceptions, tying a career-high.
Insight: To his credit, Manning kept chucking passes to try and win despite the terrible stat day. Fantasy owners don't care though because the five picks is negative 10 points. Manning also had 280 yards and a touchdown.
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings (knee) is active for Week 11 versus San Francisco.
Insight: If Jennings proves he is healthy and running well, we feel that coach Tom Coughlin will have a tough time taking out a productive tailback for the unproductive Andre Williams. Expect 15-20 carries.
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings (knee) could be in line for a 60-40 split with Andre Williams, according to The Newark-Star Ledger.
Insight: Yesterday we reported that Jennings would see the majority of the reps, and while it looks like he still will, he may not see the 75 percent of snaps from before his injury. However, if Jennings proves he is healthy and running well, we feel that coach Tom Coughlin will have a tough time taking out a productive tailback. Consider him a borderline RB2, with potential for Week 11.
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings is expected to start and receive a majority of the carries according to The Star-Ledger.
Insight: The Giants saw Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox go down with injuries in Week 10, yet the team did not add a running back to the roster. That likely indicates the Giants don't need one because Jennings will start and get a lot of work. Andre Williams will be the short-yardage back. Jennings is a solid RB2 for Week 11.
Description: Giants QB Eli Manning threw for 283 yards and one touchdown with an interception.
Insight: Manning was mistake-free in the first half and the Giants owned a 17-14 lead after 30 minutes. He turned the ball over twice after the break and the Giants were outscored 24-0. Coincidence, I think not.
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings (knee) practiced with the scout team Thursday and won't rul himself out for Sunday.
Insight: He is not expected to play in Week 10, but we are happy to see him on the practice field in any form. He's eyeing a Week 11 return. In the meantime, Andre Williams will continue to handle to load, with Peyton Hillis mixing in.
Description: Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara left Monday's game against the Colts with a torn biceps.
Insight: He is out for the rest of the game. The Giants are very thin at cornerback with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie playing through back and hamstring injuries and Walter Thurmond III out for the year.
Description: Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle, hamstring) will most likely be a game-time decision Monday against the Colts.
Insight: He played only 15 snaps in Week 7, and with questions regarding DRC's availability, he is clearly not at 100 percent coming off the team's bye week. If he cannot go, T.Y. Hilton and the rest of Indianapolis' receivers could see a boost in production.
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings has already been ruled out for this Monday night game against Indianapolis, but said his goal was to return for Week 10, according to a Newark Star-Ledger report.
Insight: Jennings has missed four weeks with a left knee injury. He's running, but hasn't cut on the knee yet which comes before practicing.
Description: Giants receiver Rueben Randle is expected to see more time in the slot, according to wide receiver coach Sean Ryan.
Insight: This is a good sign for fantasy owners, as Randle has seen close to 10 targets per game, over the past five weeks. Eli Manning loves to utilize his slot receiver, and if Randle does see more time there, his value could be as high as a WR2.
Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham has made an immediate impact since finally getting to play.
Insight: Beckham and Eli Manning have already become a red zone item. Sunday he caught just four balls for 34 yards, but two went for scores. He has three touchdown receptions in three games. Now if he can just start seeing the ball a little more he could become a solid WR2.
Description: New York running back Andre Williams posted mediocre numbers again as the Giants starter and has not taken advantage of his opportunity.
Insight: Williams rushed for 51 yards on 18 carries against the Cowboys. That's 35 carries for 110 yards (3.1 ypc) and no touchdowns over the past two games. Rashad Jennings should have no trouble regaining the starting job when healthy.
Description: Giants running back Andre Williams will start again in Week 7 against the Cowboys.
Insight: Williams rushed for 58 yards on 16 carries against the Eagles last week in his first start in Rashard Jennings' absence. That was relatively disappointing, but the Giants fell behind early and were forced to abandon the running game. Williams hopes to be more involved this week, but Dallas has been an underrated defense to start the year.
Description: The Giants officially placed wide receiver Victor Cruz on injured reserve to end his season.
Insight: Cruz tore his right patellar tendon on Sunday night against the Eagles. He should be ready for training camp next year, but there is a high chance that Cruz will never be the same since the injury is going to affect his cutting ability. Rookie Odell Beckham Jr. will start in place of Cruz.
Description: Giants tight end Larry Donnell had only one catch in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia.
Insight: He made a miraculous juggling catch for a touchdown, only for it to be called back on an offensive holding call. Donnell totaled only six yards and two targets, and should be considered a low-end TE1 for now.
Description: Giants receiver Rueben Randle led the Giants in receiving on Sunday night against the Eagles.
Insight: It was nothing to cry home about, as he totaled five catches for 58 yards. Randle did accumulate nine targets, and with Victor Cruz out for the season, he will be an important piece for New York, moving forward.
Description: Giants QB Eli Manning couldn't get anything going Sunday night against Philadelphia.
Insight: Don't blame this one on Eli, his line failed him miserably. Manning was 13-of-23 for 151 yards and was sacked six times. The Eagles sacked Giants quarterbacks a total of eight times on the night. Manning had played well in the previous three games averaging 244.6 ypg with eight touchdown passes against just one interception.
Description: Giants receiver Victor Cruz went down in a heap after attempting to catch a pass from Eli Manning in the end zone and the early indications are that he has a torn patella tendon, per Michelle Tafoya.
Insight: The Giants will need for rookie Odell Beckham Jr. to step up to replace him opposite Rueben Randle.
Description: ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the Giants do not trust rookie running back Andre Williams in the passing game.
Insight: Williams has not displayed very good hands catching balls. He has also not shown the ability to pass block. That likely means he will not play much on third down, which makes him a much riskier play against the Eagles this Sunday night.
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings left Sunday's game against Atlanta with a left knee sprain, but will have more tests Monday. UPDATE: Jennings has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL and is considered week-to-week.
Insight: According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, he could miss a week or two. but we will know more after Monday's tests. Andre Williams would take his place in the starting spot and would be a viable fantasy option.
Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham (hamstring) is not expected to make his NFL debut this Thursday, but is aiming for Atlanta in Week 5.
Insight: Beckham has begun to practice, but needs more time to be ready. Beckham could eventually see extensive time in three wide receiver sets, but he still only has fantasy value in dynasty leagues.
Description: Giants receiver Victor Cruz was his old self in Week 3, catching five passes for 107 yards.
Insight: Cruz also did the salsa as he scored his first touchdown of the season. Eli Manning and Cruz failed in the first two games to build any kind of chemistry, but Cruz caught five of his six targets on Sunday.
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings rushed 34 times for 176 yards and a touchdown agains the Texans.
Insight: The 34 carries is exactly the same number Jennings had in the first two games combined. Fantasy owners loved the production and amount of carries, but his continued success greatly depends on Eli Manning's continued development in the west coast offense.
Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham (hamstring) is expected to make his NFL debut this Thursday against the Redskins according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.
Insight: Beckham did not practice all week as the Giants have been extra cautious with their first-round pick. Beckham could eventually see extensive time in three wide receiver sets, but he still only has value in dynasty leagues.
Description: Giants receiver Rueben Randle will have a tough time breaking out in 2014.
Insight: He was a hot sleeper during drafts, but does not seem to possess game-breaking abilities. Combined with the fact that New York's offensive line is in shambles and Eli is turning the ball over way too much, Randle will be no more than a WR4/5 early on in the season.
Description: New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz had a much better outing during Week 2 against the Cardinals.
Insight: While Cruz was more productive, the entire Giants team is feeling the effects of a lousy offensive line. Cruz should still see a ton of targets, and be valuable in PPR leagues, however, finding the end zone in 2014 could be an issue. Cruz is no more than a WR3 moving forward.
Description: The Giants have seemed to have found their tight end in Larry Donnell.
Insight: He had seven receptions for 81 yards during Week 2, and has totaled 12 catches for 137 yards a touchdown, thus far. Eli Manning seems to trust him, and with the Giants offensive line struggling, Donnell should continue to see a ton of targets on quick, intermediate targets.
Description: Giants coach Tom Coughlin said rookie receiver Odell Beckham (hamstring) may still be 2-3 weeks away from playing in a game.
Insight: Beckham has been hampered by a hamstring injury since the spring and Jerrel Jernigan hasn't impressed coach Tom Coughlin despite getting most of the reps that would have went to Beckham. With no viable tight end to speak of look for Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle and Rashad Jennings to be heavily targeted early in the season.
Description: Giants QB Eli Manning completed 1-of-4 passes for zero yards in New York's preseason finale on Thursday.
Insight: Manning finishes the preseason 20-of-41 for 188 yards, one touchdown, three fumbles, one fumble lost and five sacks taken. Manning is not a viable quarterback option this season. To say he is confused in new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's offense is an understatement.
Description: Giants head coach Tom Coughlin praised third-year wideout Rueben Randle during his Saturday press conference.
Insight: Randle looked good on Friday against the Jets, running a sharp 15-yard route for a touchdown and displaying great field awareness by catching a 26-yard throw along the sideline. If Eli Manning can ever get a hold of the new offense, Randle could be a great value pickup in a middle round.
Description: Giants rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) will not play in the team's fourth preseason game against the Jets and beat reporter Jordan Raanan says it is "not looking good" for Week 1.
Insight: Beckham has been hampered by a hamstring injury since the spring and he re-injured it during Monday's practice. Jerrel Jernigan hasn't impressed coach Tom Coughlin yet despite getting most of the reps that would have went to Beckham. With no viable tight end to speak of look for Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle and Rashad Jennings to be heavily targeted early in the season.
Description: Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara, who left Saturday's preseason game with a groin injury and is probable for the opener against Detroit.
Insight: Amukamura started all 16 games last season and said he planned to be ready for Week 1. Given the Lions passing game, the Giants need him out there to help keep Calvin Johnson & Co. under control.
Description: Giants rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) left Monday's practice and did not return after appearing to pull up lame, according to a New York Daily News report.
Insight: Beckham may have been held out for the rest of the day as a precaution, but its worth watching the next few days. He's missed valuable practice time which could limit his early season productivity.
Description: According to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News, Giants rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) will practice on an individual basis Monday.
Insight: Beckham has been missing out on valuable practice time he could be using to get acclimated to QB Eli Manning and New York's offense. Jerrel Jernigan has been getting reps in his place in three-receiver sets.
Description: Giants coach Tom Coughlin said running back Peyton Hillis (ankle) will be out for a while, according to Jordan Raanan of nj.com. He's dealing with a sprained ankle/foot.
Insight: The Giants looked to have running back depth at the beginning of camp but have lost David Wilson and Hillis. Hillis' absence may lead to the Giants giving even more responsibilities to rookie Andre Williams to see what he can and can't handle.
Description: Giants rookie running back Andre Williams had seven carries for 48 yards in the preseason opener Sunday night against the Buffalo Bills.
Insight: Williams has been getting first-team goal-line reps since the start of camp and the threat he poses to Rashad Jennings' fantasy value was on display Sunday. ESPN.com's Dan Graziano said that the Giants "already love him as a runner -- and not just at the goal line" and thinks the fact Williams was rotated in with the first-team offense Sunday could be a sign that he's going to have a big role early in the season.
Description: Giants running back David Wilson's doctors have advised him to stop playing football.
Insight: Wilson was placed on season-ending injured reserve Monday. The 23-year-old suffered a neck stinger on July 29 after undergoing spinal fusion surgery last year. Wilson will finish with just 115 career carries in two years.
Description: Giants rookie running back Andre Williams continued to take goal-line snaps during practice Thursday, according to the New York Daily News.
Insight: With David Wilson (neck) iffy to ever play again Rashad Jennings is going to be the workhorse, but Williams could be a real nuisance for fantasy owners. He's been handling first-team goal-line snaps throughout camp.
Description: According to nj.com, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he'll use a running back by committee this season, even with David Wilson out.
Insight: The Giants signed Rashad Jennings, re-signed Peyton Hillis, drafted Andre Williams and brought back second-year back Michael Cox. However, we tend to think the talk of a committee is training camp coach-speak. Jennings has the power to run between the tackles and the hands and pass-protection skills to play on third downs, so he should get the majority of the work. The one thing to be concerned about is Williams vulturing touchdowns, as the rookie has been getting first-team reps on the goal line.
Description: A person with knowledge of Giants running David Wilson's medical condition said Wilson "needs a miracle" to continue his playing career. SOURCE: nj.com
Insight: Wilson left Tuesday's practice with a "neck burner" after undergoing spinal fusion surgery last season. The running back tweeted Wednesday that "everything was fine," but apparently it isn't. He'll be reevaluated on Aug. 4.
Description: Giants running David Wilson (neck) tweeted that he passed all physical examinations and "everything turned out to be fine." He'll be reevaluated on Aug. 4.
Insight: Wilson left practice Tuesday with a "neck burner," which was a cause for concern because he sustained a career-threatening neck injury last season. The Giants aren't going to be able to count on him as anything more than a change-of-pace back behind Rashad Jennings, so there's no reason to draft him.
Description: According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Giants rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will miss at least another week due to his hamstring injury, though an MRI ruled out a tear.
Insight: Beckham is missing out on valuable practice time he could be using to get acclimated to QB Eli Manning and New York's offense. Jerrel Jernigan has been getting reps in his place in three-receiver sets.
Description: According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Giants GM Jerry Reese admitted he's concerned about rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr.'s hamstring injury.
Insight: "He missed part of spring ball with a hamstring and he tweaked it yesterday," Reese said. "Obviously there is a concern." Jerrell Jernigan replaced Beckham in three-receiver sets Wednesday. Rookie receivers usually struggle so Beckham needs all the practice time he can get.
Description: According to Jordan Raanan of nj.com, Daniel Fells has worked as the Giants first-team tight end in the first two days of training camp.
Insight: Fells is competing with Adrien Robinson and Kellen Davis for the starting job. Fells has 92 catches for 1,086 yards and eight touchdowns in 71 career games. The Giants are going to play a lot of three-receiver sets and are a team that still often uses a fullback, so whoever starts at tight end won't be a fantasy option. Brandon Myers, last year's starter, had 47 catches for 522 yards and four touchdowns.
Description: According to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News, rookie Andre Williams worked as the first-team goal-line rusher on the first day of training camp Tuesday. He also handled goal-line duties this spring.
Insight: This could spell doom for the fantasy value of Rashad Jennings because he's already going to be losing some carries to David Wilson on early downs. Jennings' ADP is 44.3 in fantasyfootballcalculator.com mock drafts, 21st among running backs.
Description: According to Tom Rock of Newsday, Giants co-owner John Mara said the team expects David Wilson (neck) to be medically cleared to play this season.
Insight: "We expect him to be playing ... all signs are he'll be ready to go," Mara said. Wilson has burned fantasy owners two years in a row and was terrible in 2013 even before his serious neck injury. He'll be a change-of-pace back and home-run threat behind workhorse Rashad Jennings if he's healthy in 2014.