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New York Giants Player Notes
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Odell Beckham Jr., WR9/24/2014 1:41:00 PM
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.
Victor Cruz, WR9/21/2014 5:50:00 PM
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.
Rashad Jennings, RB9/21/2014 5:45:00 PM
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.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR9/21/2014 11:15:00 AM
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.
Jon Beason, LB9/19/2014 3:58:00 PM
Description: New York linebacker Jon Beason left Sunday's game against Arizona due to a toe injury and is out for Week 3 against Houston.
Insight: He missed most of the preseason due to a torn ligament and fractured bone in his toe. He's out indefinitely.
Rueben Randle, WR9/16/2014 4:01:00 PM
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.
Victor Cruz, WR9/16/2014 3:57:00 PM
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.
Larry Donnell, TE9/16/2014 3:51:00 PM
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.
Rashad Jennings, RB9/14/2014 4:35:00 PM
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings totaled 109 yards from scrimmage but fumbled the ball at a critical point late in the fourth quarter.
Insight: He should ask David Wilson what coach Tom Coughlin does to backs who leave the ball on the turf. Jennings is averaging 102.5 total yards per game.
Eli Manning, QB9/14/2014 4:34:00 PM
Description: Giants QB Eli Manning threw for 277 yards and two scores, but continues to give up the football.
Insight: Today it was two interceptions. By the way, the last time Eli and his Giants won a game in September was Week 3 of 2012.
Jon Beason, LB9/14/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: New York linebacker Jon Beason left the game against Arizona due to a toe injury.
Insight: He missed most of the preseason due to a torn ligament and fractured bone in his toe and if this is a recurrence then he could be out for a while.
Steve Weatherford, P9/12/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Giants punter Steve Weatherford will try to play through injury, according to a New York Daily News report.
Insight: Weatherford has a ligament tear in an ankle, but is expected to continue to punt. He averaged 40.2 yards on five punts in the opener (his career average is 44.3 y/p).
Odell Beckham Jr., WR9/12/2014 1:55:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 2.
Insight: Beckham has been hampered by a hamstring injury since the spring. At this point he'll have to show something on the field before we recommend stashing him in anything but keeper leagues.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR9/1/2014 4:35:00 PM
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.
Mario Manningham, WR8/30/2014 3:36:00 PM
Description: Giants placed wide receiver Mario Manningham (calf) and kick returner Trindon Holliday (hamstring) on injured reserve thus ending their seasons.
Insight: There was a good chance that the former Super Bowl hero was not going to make the final 53-man roster anyway. Holliday missed all of Giants' camp with a hamstring injury.
Eli Manning, QB8/28/2014 8:29:00 PM
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.
Rueben Randle, WR8/23/2014 5:43:00 PM
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.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR8/19/2014 8:49:00 PM
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.
Prince Amukamara, CB8/19/2014 10:54:00 AM
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.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR8/19/2014 10:48:00 AM
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.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR8/14/2014 3:28:00 PM
Description: Giants rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) will not play in Saturday's game versus Indianapolis.
Insight: Beckham is expected to be ready for the Jets. He's missed valuable practice time which could limit his early season productivity.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR8/10/2014 7:46:00 PM
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.
Peyton Hillis, RB8/6/2014 3:25:00 PM
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.
Andre Williams, RB8/4/2014 7:44:00 PM
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.
David Wilson, RB8/4/2014 7:38:00 PM
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.
Bennett Jackson, CB8/2/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Giants rookie cornerback Bennett Jackson suffered an injured ankle which coach Tom Coghlin called "significant," according to Ralph Vacchiano of the NY Daily News.
Insight: Missing that much time could force the sixth-round pick to the practice squad.
Andre Williams, RB8/1/2014 8:24:00 PM
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.
Rashad Jennings, RB7/31/2014 9:48:00 PM
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.
David Wilson, RB7/31/2014 9:22:00 PM
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.
David Wilson, RB7/30/2014 8:25:00 PM
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.
David Wilson, RB7/29/2014 4:04:00 PM
Description: Giants running David Wilson (neck) left Tuesday's practice with a "neck burner," according to Paul Schwartz of the NY Post.
Insight: Anything that involves Wilson's neck area is of concern because of his past history so we await further word.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR7/28/2014 10:43:00 PM
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.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR7/23/2014 4:50:00 PM
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.
Daniel Fells, TE7/23/2014 4:14:00 PM
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.
Rashad Jennings, RB7/22/2014 8:26:00 PM
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.
David Wilson, RB7/21/2014 4:14:00 PM
Description: Giants running David Wilson (neck) tweeted he's been medically "cleared for everything."
Insight: Wilson will likely be a change-of-pace back and home-run threat behind workhorse Rashad Jennings.
David Wilson, RB7/17/2014 1:58:00 PM
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.
Jon Beason, LB6/13/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: New York linebacker Jon Beason will miss time with a torn ligament in his right foot. SOURCE: New York Daily News
Insight: He also has a fractured sesamoid bone. These injuries usually take up to three months to heal from so it's a longshot that Beason will be ready for Week 1 against the Lions.
Jon Beason, LB6/12/2014 2:50:00 PM
Description: Giants linebacker Jon Beason was carted off the field Thursday with a right foot injury, according to a nj.com report.
Insight: He was acquired by New York in a trade with Carolina last season. Beason is expected to be the defensive captain and the heart of the defense, so any long-term injury would be devastating.
Eli Manning, QB6/10/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Giants QB Eli Manning has been a full participant in OTAs and again said he feels 100 percent healthy, according to a New York Daily news report.
Insight: Manning had ankle surgery two months ago. We don't expect the ankle to be an issue, but the Giants have installed a new offense this year under new OC Ben McAdoo which will take a while to learn, so Manning may get off to a slow start.
David Wilson, RB6/4/2014 12:09:00 PM
Description: Giants running back David Wilson (neck) has not yet been medically cleared to participate in training camp after an MRI and exam Wednesday morning. Source: Mike Garafolo, FOX Sports 1.
Insight: Garafolo reported that Wilson will have another checkup before the start of camp, at which point the Giants are hoping he is medically cleared to play. It's a frustrating situation for Wilson and hopeful fantasy owners alike as the once-promising back averaged only 3.3 yards per carry and lost two fumbles in five games before his season-ending injury.
Will Hill, S6/2/2014 12:57:00 PM
Description: Giants safety Will Hill has been waiver.
Insight: Hill was suspended three times since entering the league in 2012. That includs a six-game suspension for 2014 due to a violation of the substance abuse policy. He has plenty of talent, but the Giants have found him simply too undependable to build around.
Josh Freeman, QB5/30/2014 8:57:00 PM
Description: The Giants cut QB Josh Freeman on Friday.
Insight: Freeman didn't even make it to training camp with New York. He's experienced a rapid downfall that began in Week 15 of 2012. Including that game, he's completed 48.8 percent of his passes and recorded a 4/13 TD/INT ratio in his last seven NFL games.
David Wilson, RB5/28/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Giants running back David Wilson (neck) is participating in OTAs.
Insight: The Giants expect Wilson to have full-contact clearance by training camp. Wilson averaged just 3.3 ypc and lost two fumbles in five games before suffering a season-ending neck injury. New York signed Rashad Jennings away from Oakland as insurance for Wilson.
Eli Manning, QB5/13/2014 6:38:00 PM
Description: According to the New York Daily News, Giants QB Eli Manning said he feels 100 percent healthy, even though "the trainers tell me I'm not."
Insight: Manning had ankle surgery a month ago. Giants GM Jerry Reese said two weeks ago that Manning is "out for the spring," but Manning said his goal is to be ready for the team's first OTA on May 28.
Will Hill, S4/22/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Giants safety Will Hill may be on the way out after apparently failing another drug test, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Hill will appeal, but according to the report it won't matter as the team is "livid." He's looking at a 6-8 game suspension if his appeal fails.
Josh Freeman, QB4/16/2014 12:38:00 PM
Description: The Giants have agreed to terms with Josh Freeman on a one-year contract, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.
Insight: Freeman will compete with Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib for the backup job. Freeman had an abysmal .429 completion percentage, 761 yards, two touchdowns and four picks in four starts last year (0-4). He was released by the Buccaneers and only made one start with the Vikings, a Monday Night disaster against the G-Men in which he went 20-of-53 for 190 yards.
Eli Manning, QB4/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
Description: New York QB Eli Manning had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Thursday. He expects to be able to run again in approximately six weeks.
Insight: Manning hurt his ankle in Week 17 and has felt discomfort since. We're still waiting for Manning to find his form from 2011 (4,933 yards, 29 TDs).
David Wilson, RB4/4/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he expects running back David Wilson (neck surgery) to play in 2014, according to New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano.
Insight: The Giants protected themselves by signing Rashad Jennings and still have Peyton Hillis on the roster. Don't be surprised if they draft an RB in the mid-to-late rounds.
Mario Manningham, WR3/18/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Mario Manningham has returned to the Giants on a one-year deal.
Insight: Injuries limited Manningham to only six games last season. Manningham is probably best known for the sideline catch he made against the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. The 27-year-old hasn't been a fantasy option since 2010 when he racked up 944 yards and nine touchdowns for the G-Men.
Walter Thurmond, CB3/16/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Cornerback Walter Thurmond has reached a one-year deal with the Giants. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL.com
Insight: The Legion of Boom has lost another member. In 12 games for Seattle last season, Thurmond racked up 33 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one interception. New York gave up 6.3 yards per passing attempt last season which was actually among the best in the league. Thurmond is likely to start alongside Prince Amukamara in the Giants' secondary.
Jon Beason, LB3/12/2014 2:38:00 PM
Description: Linebacker Jon Beason will re-sign with the Giants. SOURCE: Aditi Kinkhabwala, NFL Network
Insight: He was acquired by New York in a trade with Carolina last season. Beason has made three Pro Bowl appearances since entering the league in 2007.
Peyton Hillis, RB3/11/2014 6:08:00 PM
Description: The Giants have agreed to re-sign backup running back Peyton Hillis. SOURCE: Ralph Vacchiano, New York Daily News
Insight: It's a two-year deal worth $1.8 million. Hillis was mostly a nonfactor last season, producing just 247 yards in seven appearances. At 6-foot-1 and 245 pounds, Hillis does carry some vulture potential. It will be interesting to see who the Giants give the rock to around the goal line next season.
Rashad Jennings, RB3/11/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Rashad Jennings is set to join the New York Giants. SOURCE: Dan Graziano, ESPN
Insight: For Jennings, this will be his third team in as many seasons. He took over the starting job in Oakland last season but it's unknown what Jennings' role will be with David Wilson and Peyton Hillis also vying for carries. New York will have a crowded backfield in 2014.
David Wilson, RB1/9/2014 9:05:00 PM
Description: Giants running back David Wilson is scheduled to undergo neck surgery on January 16th. SOURCE: Ralph Vacchiano, New York Daily News
Insight: The Giants know the operation is serious so they're not banking on him to be healthy for Week 1. Wilson has collected 504 rushing yards and five touchdowns in his first two years in the league.
Brandon Jacobs, RB1/3/2014 9:10:00 AM
Description: Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has announced his retirement.
Insight: Jacobs has been slow to recover from a knee injury and has not been a factor since 2011. His best season was in 2008 when he rushed for 1,089 yards and 15 touchdowns. The Giants are still hoping that David Wilson can play in 2014.
Jerrel Jernigan, WR12/29/2013 6:39:00 PM
Description: Giants wideout Jerrel Jernigan was the team's go-to receiver again in Week 17.
Insight: He recorded six catches for 90 yards and a score in New York's 20-6 victory over the Redskins. Jerrigan also added 57 yards rushing with 49 coming on a touchdown at the end of the third quarter. Jerrigan could play a pivotal role in the Giants' passing attack next season if Hakeem Nicks leaves in free agency as he's expected to.
Hakeem Nicks, WR12/29/2013 2:38:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks left Sunday's game against Washington with an ankle injury. His return is questionable.
Insight: The Giants aren't playing for anything and Nicks likely won't be back with the team so there isn't much incentive for him to return. He caught two balls for 50 yards in the first half.
Rueben Randle, WR12/29/2013 2:29:00 PM
Description: New York wideout Rueben Randle left Sunday's game against the Redskins with a knee injury and will not return.
Insight: He had been questionable heading into the game with a bad knee. With Victor Cruz out for the season and Randle now sidelined, we expect a heavy dose of Jerrel Jernigan.
Rueben Randle, WR12/29/2013 11:29:00 AM
Description: New York wideout Rueben Randle is active for Sunday's season finale against Washington.
Insight: He had been questionable with a knee injury. With Victor Cruz out for the season, Randle should see plenty of targets in Week 17. He had three catches for 20 yards against the Redskins earlier this month.
Rueben Randle, WR12/27/2013 1:00:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Rueben Randle (knee) practiced Friday, according to Jordan Raanan of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Insight: Randle's knee "flared up" and caused him to miss practice the last two days, but he insisted Thursday that he'll play in Week 17 against the Redskins. The second-year receiver has 41 catches, 611 yards and six scores this season. He saw nine targets in Week 16 with Victor Cruz out but only had four catches for 40 yards. Fantasy owners shouldn't trust any Giants receivers in Week 17.
David Wilson, RB12/26/2013 6:15:00 PM
Description: From the looks of it, injured Giants halfback David Wilson has his work cut out for him if he wants to resume his career in the NFL. SOURCE: New York Daily News
Insight: Wilson is having trouble getting clearance following his latest neck injury and some doctors are recommending that he retire. Injuries and poor play have limited the 2012 first round pick to just 115 rushing attempts in his first two seasons.
Andre Brown, RB12/26/2013 2:50:00 PM
Description: Giants running back Andre Brown (concussion) returned to practice on Thursday, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
Insight: Brown took a shot to the head in overtime against Detroit this past week and ended up losing a fumble on the play. He should be the primary ball carrier Sunday with Peyton Hillis as his backup.
Peyton Hillis, RB12/25/2013 4:46:00 PM
Description: Peyton Hillis has passed his concussion tests, according to Paul Schwartz of the NY Post.
Insight: Hillis should resume his role as backup to Andre Brown. Hillis has little to no fantasy value as long as Brown is over his head trauma.
Andre Brown, RB12/22/2013 7:53:00 PM
Description: Giants running back Andre Brown has been diagnosed with a concussion, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Brown took a shot to the head in overtime against Detroit and ended up losing a fumble on the play. The call was upheld even though the replay showed Brown appeared to be down. He was carted to the locker room soon thereafter and his status for Week 17 is now in question. New York may have to sign Tiki Barber out of retirement.
Andre Brown, RB12/22/2013 7:33:00 PM
Description: Giants running back Andre Brown was carted to the locker room to be checked for a concussion Sunday against the Lions.
Insight: Brown took a shot to the head in overtime and ended up losing a fumble on the play. The call was upheld even though the replay showed Brown appeared to be down. He's done for the day.
Victor Cruz, WR12/19/2013 3:42:00 PM
Description: New York receiver Victor Cruz will miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: He had an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee. Sunday against Detroit will be the first game Cruz has missed in three NFL seasons. He'll finish the year with 73 catches, four touchdowns and 998 receiving yards.
Victor Cruz, WR12/16/2013 10:43:00 AM
Description: According to a New York Daily News report, Giants receiver Victor Cruz (concussion, sprained knee) could miss the final two games of the season
Insight: If true, Cruz will finish the season two yards short of his third consecutive 1,000-yard season. The Giants have little to play for and probably won't take any chances with their best offensive weapon.
Victor Cruz, WR12/15/2013 3:37:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Victor Cruz is done for the day against the Seahawks with a concussion and a knee sprain, according to NFL.com.
Insight: Cruz started off the season with three 100-yard efforts and four touchdowns in the first four games, but hasn't done much since. Sunday, he collect two balls for 25 yards before the injury.
Victor Cruz, WR12/15/2013 3:26:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Victor Cruz went to the locker room in the third quarter to be checked out for a concussion.
Insight: Cruz started off the season with three 100-yard efforts and four touchdowns in the first four games, but hasn't done much since. Sunday, he collect two balls for 25 yards before the injury.
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE12/13/2013 8:14:00 PM
Description: New York defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will be out against Sunday against the Seahawks.
Insight: Pierre-Paul's shoulder isn't improving and at this point, he might be better off sitting out the rest of the season. He hasn't played since Week 12 against the Cowboys.
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE12/6/2013 1:53:00 PM
Description: The Giants are going to again be without defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul Sunday against San Diego.
Insight: Pierre-Paul is battling a shoulder injury. It's the second game Pierre-Paul has missed in four NFL seasons. Pierre-Paul recorded 16.5 sacks two seasons ago but is only on pace for three in 2013. Still, he's a good pass rusher and his absence should help Philip Rivers and the Chargers passing offense.
Hakeem Nicks, WR12/1/2013 7:17:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks (abdomen) is active Sunday night against the Redskins.
Insight: Nicks was a surprise inactive last Sunday against Dallas but he practiced in full on Friday. The receiver has yet to hit paydirt this season.
Brandon Jacobs, RB11/29/2013 4:09:00 PM
Description: Brandon Jacobs won't be available Sunday when the Giants take on the Redskins.
Insight: He's out with a knee injury. With Jacobs sidelined, Andre Brown is firmly entrenched as a fantasy RB2.
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE11/29/2013 3:18:00 PM
Description: The Giants are going to be without defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul Sunday against the Redskins.
Insight: Pierre-Paul is battling a shoulder injury. It's the first game Pierre-Paul has missed in four NFL seasons. Pierre-Paul recorded 16.5 sacks two seasons ago but is only on pace for three in 2013.
Hakeem Nicks, WR11/27/2013 4:49:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks (abdomen) was limited in practice on Wednesday, according to espnny.com.
Insight: Nicks got in a couple of limited practice sessions last week but was a surprise inactive Sunday at Dallas. He's on pace for 63 catches and 930 yards but hasn't hit paydirt yet.
Jim Cordle, C11/25/2013 2:38:00 PM
Description: Giants center Jim Cord;e has a partially torn patellar tendon in his left knee, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
Insight: It might cost him a game, but he should be able to play through it. Make Cordle questionable for Week 13.
Hakeem Nicks, WR11/24/2013 2:58:00 PM
Description: New York wideout Hakeem Nicks won't play Sunday against the Cowboys.
Insight: Nicks is out with a strained abdominal muscle. Rueben Randle (29 catches, 460 yards, 6 TD) will be a must-start in fantasy leagues as long as Nicks is out of the lineup.
Hakeem Nicks, WR11/24/2013 12:07:00 PM
Description: Hakeem Nicks' status appears to be in doubt for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Nicks' groin injury makes him a huge question mark. If Nicks does sit out, it should mean more targets for Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle. Keep in mind, Nicks has played all season without scoring a touchdown.
Hakeem Nicks, WR11/21/2013 1:38:00 PM
Description: According to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News, Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks (groin) was back on the practice field Thursday.
Insight: Nicks missed practice Wednesday. The receiver has racked up 620 yards this year but hasn't found the end zone yet. If he plays, he'll be a flex option this week against the Cowboys.
Brandon Jacobs, RB11/21/2013 1:35:00 PM
Description: New York running back Brandon Jacobs (knee) was back on the practice field Thursday.
Insight: Andre Brown will get the majority of the workload, but Jacobs could steal some red zone and goal line carries.
Hakeem Nicks, WR11/20/2013 9:26:00 PM
Description: According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks' groin injury is not considered serious.
Insight: Nicks missed practice Wednesday. The receiver has racked up 620 yards this year but hasn't found the end zone yet. If he plays, he'll be a flex option this week against the Cowboys.
Hakeem Nicks, WR11/20/2013 4:29:00 PM
Description: New York receiver Hakeem Nicks didn't practice on Wednesday. SOURCE: Dan Graziano, ESPN
Insight: He's dealing with some sort of groin issue. Nicks has racked up 620 yards this year but hasn't found the end zone yet. If he plays, he'll be a flex option this week against the Cowboys.
Victor Cruz, WR11/17/2013 7:19:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Victor Cruz had his first 100-yard game since Week 4 Sunday against Green Bay.
Insight: Cruz started off the season with three 100-yard efforts and four touchdowns in the first four games but averaged 57.8 yards and didn't have a touchdown over the last five games.
Andre Brown, RB11/10/2013 6:58:00 PM
Description: New York halfback Andre Brown got a huge workload Sunday in his first game back from a broken leg.
Insight: Brown produced 115 yards on 30 carries. He even added a touchdown from a yard out late in the third quarter. New York's backfield conundrum may finally be solved. If Brown is still available, be sure to put in a waiver claim for him next week.
Peyton Hillis, RB11/10/2013 1:54:00 PM
Description: Even with Andre Brown returning from a broken leg, Peyton Hillis has been tabbed as the starter for New York's game Sunday against Oakland. SOURCE: Ralph Vacchiano, New York Daily News
Insight: The distinction of starter doesn't necessarily mean that Hillis will receive more carries. As bad as the Raiders' secondary is, their run defense has been solid. Even in a week with four teams on bye, Hillis and Brown are unlikely to draw much fantasy interest.
Victor Cruz, WR11/10/2013 11:41:00 AM
Description: New York wideout Victor Cruz is officially active for Sunday's contest against Oakland.
Insight: Cruz's status was in question earlier this week after sitting out Wednesday's practice with a neck injury. He returned to the field for Thursday and Friday's practice sessions, however, and should be a top-ten wideout this week versus a porous Raiders secondary.
Brandon Jacobs, RB11/10/2013 11:32:00 AM
Description: New York running back Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) is officially inactive for Sunday's game with Oakland.
Insight: Peyton Hilliis and just activated Andre Brown were going to get all the rushing attempts anyway, so this shouldn't change any lineups.
Victor Cruz, WR11/8/2013 12:38:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Victor Cruz (neck) returned to a full practice Friday, according to Jordan Raanan of NJ.com.
Insight: Cruz wore a red non-contact jersey at practiceThursday, but not on Friday. As long as he doesn't suffer a setback, Cruz will be active in Week 10 against the Raiders and is a must-start against a secondary that just allowed seven passing touchdowns to the Eagles.
Andre Brown, RB11/8/2013 12:33:00 PM
Description: Giants running back Andre Brown (broken leg and on reserve/designated for return list) is expected to share time with Peyton Hillis in Week 10.
Insight: Brown says he feels "great" and is "ready to go." Meanwhile Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) missed Friday's practice. It will be interesting to see what kind of wokload distribution the team comes up with and which, if any, of the backs can be fantasy worthy assets. Our guess is a pretty even split with Hillis slightly ahead of Brown.
Victor Cruz, WR11/7/2013 4:47:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Victor Cruz (neck) returned to a limited practice Thursday, according to Jordan Raanan of NJ.com.
Insight: Cruz wore a red non-contact jersey at practice but should take contact Friday, coach Tom Coughlin said. As long as he doesn't suffer a setback, Cruz will be active in Week 10 against the Raiders and is a must-start against a secondary that just allowed seven passing touchdowns to the Eagles.
David Wilson, RB11/7/2013 4:17:00 PM
Description: The Giants placed David Wilson (neck) on injured reserve Thursday, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.
Insight: The Giants released a statement saying that Wilson had made "significant" progress in his recovery from a herniated disc in his neck, but evidently they didn't think the running back would be able to return this season. Wilson is expected to avoid surgery and will enter a make-or-break year in 2014 after disappointing in each of the last two seasons.
Peyton Hillis, RB11/6/2013 5:16:00 PM
Description: Giants coach Tom Coughlin says he will go into Week 10 against the Raiders with a "set plan" at running back, according to NJ.com.
Insight: Andre Brown will return from his fractured leg Sunday, but NJ.com expects Peyton Hillis to be the primary running back option with Brown and Brandon Jacobs mixed in. Coughlin isn't ready to turn Brown loose. "He’s ready to help," Coughlin said. "But there is a big difference between game day and practice." Brown should be owned in all leagues but shouldn't be started Sunday, while Hillis is a desperation flex option.
Victor Cruz, WR11/6/2013 11:46:00 AM
Description: Giants receiver Victor Cruz won't practice on Wednesday. SOURCE: Jordan Raanan, NJ.com
Insight: He's still battling a neck injury. It's a little concerning because Cruz is coming off a bye and had all of last week to recover. If he can't go Sunday versus the Raiders, Reuben Randle may have to be in the WR2/flex discussion.
David Wilson, RB11/4/2013 8:42:00 PM
Description: Even though the Giants released a statement Monday regarding David Wilson's excellent progress in his recovery from a neck injury, it doesn't appear that he's close to returning. SOURCE: Giants.com
Insight: The good news is, it doesn't look like Wilson will need surgery. He's week-to-week. Andre Brown should take over as the lead back after the team's bye.
David Wilson, RB11/4/2013 11:08:00 AM
Description: Giants running back David Wilson will have another MRI this week to compare with the one he got right after his neck injury. The results will determine whether he plays again this season. SOURCE: ESPN New York
Insight: With Andre Brown scheduled back and Peyton Hillis and Brandon Jacobs on the roster, the Giants have weathered the injury storm winning their last two games. Things are looking up for the offense.
Andre Brown, RB10/28/2013 5:41:00 PM
Description: Giants running back Andre Brown (broken leg and on reserve/designated for return list) says he'll play in Week 10 against the Raiders. SOURCE: Ralph Vacchiano, NY Daily News.
Insight: Brown says he feels "great" and is "ready to go." While Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) also is expected to return in Week 10, Brown should be the workhorse. Peyton Hillis, who is on his last legs, managed to produce 166 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown on 46 touches the last two games, so Brown will be a definite starting fantasy option in Week 10. New York has a bye in Week 9.
Josh Brown, K10/27/2013 7:13:00 PM
Description: Giants kicker Josh Brown booted five field goals in Sunday's win over the Eagles.
Insight: Three of his kicks went for 40 yards or more. Brown hasn't missed a kick since Week 4 against the Chiefs.
Victor Cruz, WR10/27/2013 3:25:00 PM
Description: New York wideout Victor Cruz has returned to Sunday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: He left earlier with a neck injury but it wasn't serious. The Giants hold a 15-0 advantage in the fourth quarter and will probably be looking to run out the clock. Cruz has five grabs for 64 yards.
Victor Cruz, WR10/27/2013 3:12:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Victor Cruz exited Sunday's game against the Eagles after hurting his neck.
Insight: He went to the locker room for X-rays. With only a quarter left to go, he's a longshot to return. Cruz had five catches for 64 yards before the injury.
Brandon Jacobs, RB10/27/2013 11:32:00 AM
Description: New York running back Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) is officially inactive for Sunday's game with Philadelphia.
Insight: Peyton Hilliis will be the primary back against the Eagles after posting 81 yards from scrimmage and a TD Monday night versus Minnesota. He's worthy of a start, particularly in a week with six teams on a bye.
Brandon Jacobs, RB10/25/2013 4:41:00 PM
Description: New York running back Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Insight: Peyton Hilliis will be the primary back against the Eagles after posting 81 yards from scrimmage and a TD Monday night versus Minnesota. He's a flex consideration this week.
Brandon Jacobs, RB10/25/2013 10:12:00 AM
Description: New York running back Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and it appears unlikely that he'll be ready for Week 8 against Philadelphia.
Insight: Peyton Hilliis would be the primary back against the Eagles after posting 81 yards from scrimmage and a TD Monday night versus Minnesota. Even if Jacobs makes it back onto the field, expect him to share time with Hillis and Michael Cox.
Brandon Jacobs, RB10/24/2013 11:31:00 AM
Description: New York running back Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) didn't play Monday night against the Vikings and wasn't promising anything for Week 8, according to a New York Daily News report.
Insight: Even if Jacobs makes it back onto the field, expect him to share time with Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox. He's a low-end RB2 at best.
Hakeem Nicks, WR10/23/2013 10:06:00 PM
Description: Dan Graziano of ESPN.com notices that Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks can't get any separation from defenders this sesaon, likely because his legs are not the same due to multiple injuries the past few years.
Insight: Nicks dropped three passes, including a touchdown, Monday against the Vikings, but his trouble separating is the bigger concern. He's had to out-fight defenders to make most of his catches and has just 27 receptions on 56 targets (48.2%). That includes six catches on 18 targets the last two games. However, Nicks had nine catches for 142 yards on 12 targets in Week 5 against the Eagles, his opponent this Sunday. With six teams on bye, Nicks is a WR3 this week.
Brandon Jacobs, RB10/22/2013 11:13:00 AM
Description: New York tailback Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) didn't play Monday night against the Vikings and will likely be a game-time decision in Week 8.
Insight: Even if Jacobs makes it back onto the field, expect him to share time with Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox. He's a low-end RB2 at best.
Peyton Hillis, RB10/22/2013 11:10:00 AM
Description: Giants running back Peyton Hillis was suddenly pushed into a primary role Monday night just days after signing with the team, when Brandon Jacobs couldn't play.
Insight: Hillis ran the ball 18 times for 36 yards and a score and caught five balls for 45 yards. it would be better for all if he doesn't see that big a workload and the hope is that Jacobs returns to be the primary ball carrier with Hillis the third-down receiving back.
Hakeem Nicks, WR10/22/2013 11:05:00 AM
Description: Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks had a finger x-ray after Monday night's game.
Insight: Nicks dropped a few passes and this could have been the cause. It isn't likely to keep him out of the next game against Philadelphia, but if he keeps dropping passes fantasy owners will have to consider not starting him down the road.
Brandon Jacobs, RB10/21/2013 7:10:00 PM
Description: New York halfback Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) won't play Monday night against the Vikings.
Insight: Jacobs will hand over the backfield duties to Michael Cox, who is making his first career start. Veteran Peyton Hillis should also be in the mix for carries. The Giants are second-to-last in the NFL in rushing yards per game this season (67.8).
Corey Webster, 10/21/2013 10:41:00 AM
Description: Giants cornerback Corey Webster (groin) is probable for Monday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: Webster's return to the lineup comes at a good time with the Giants facing Greg Jennings, Jerome Simpson and talented rookie Cordarrelle Patterson.
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE10/21/2013 10:36:00 AM
Description: Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is questionable for Monday's game against Minnesota due to illness.
Insight: Saturday's missed practice session was the second in a row and he'll be a true game-time decision. He has 15 tackles and one sack this season and apparently isn't the same guy who posted 16.5 sacks and 93 tackles in 2011.
Andre Brown, RB10/17/2013 2:32:00 PM
Description: Giants running back Andre Brown (broken leg and on reserve/designated for return list) has begun practicing this week.
Insight: The Giants have a bye in Week 9 and Brown could return for Week 10. Given the state of the Giants running game, he should step in and be the workhorse option. If Brown is available and you have space on your roster, now is the time to stash him.
Peyton Hillis, RB10/16/2013 11:17:00 AM
Description: The journey continues for running back Peyton Hillis. The Giants will be Hillis' fourth team in the last three seasons. SOURCE: Mike Garafolo, Fox Sports 1
Insight: The G-Men are looking for as much depth as they can get at running back with David Wilson (neck injury) out for the foreseeable future. Hillis hasn't been the same player since making the cover of Madden in 2011 (896 yards in 26 games). The curse strikes again.
David Wilson, RB10/14/2013 10:01:00 PM
Description: It looks like New York halfback David Wilson will avoid season-ending surgery on his injured neck. SOURCE: Mike Garafolo, Fox Sports 1
Insight: There's an outside chance he'll be able to play next week against the Vikings though it's probably a longshot. Brandon Jacobs had a good game in his absence last Thursday (106 rushing yards) and he could be worth a start again in Week 7.
David Wilson, RB10/11/2013 4:35:00 PM
Description: Giants running back David Wilson said that doctors fear he has spinal stenosis and is worried that his neck injury is season-ending. SOURCE: Ralph Vacchiano, New York Daily News
Insight: Spinal stenosis could be a long-term concern for Wilson. He'll have a second opinion on his neck and spine Monday. Brandon Jacobs ran better than he has in years Thursday at Chicago, putting up 106 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries, and would be the starter for the rest of the season if Wilson is out.
David Wilson, RB10/9/2013 10:21:00 PM
Description: New York running back David Wilson's neck injury is disc-related and should keep him out for "several weeks." SOURCE: New York Daily News
Insight: That leaves the backfield chores to Brandon Jacobs and Da'Rell Scott. Wilson was doing poorly before the injury (just 146 yards on 44 touches) so this shouldn't affect many fantasy rosters.
David Wilson, RB10/9/2013 8:22:00 PM
Description: Giants halfback David Wilson may miss multiple games with his injured neck. SOURCE: Art Stapleton, Bergen Record
Insight: He's already been ruled out for Thursday's contest and now his status for next week's game against the Vikings is also in question. Neither of Wilson's backups, Da'Rell Scott or Brandon Jacobs, have much fantasy appeal.
David Wilson, RB10/8/2013 2:00:00 PM
Description: New York running back David Wilson will miss Thursday's game against Chicago due to his neck injury, according to coach Tom Coughlin.
Insight: Wilson left Sunday's game early and now says that he feels tingling in his neck. The Giants re-signed Da'Rell Scott on Monday and he along with Brandon jacobs will make up the Giants' patchwork backfield.
David Wilson, RB10/7/2013 8:09:00 PM
Description: New York running back David Wilson missed practice on Monday and isn't expected to play Thursday night against Chicago. SOURCE: Ralph Vacchiano, New York Daily News
Insight: Wilson left Sunday's game early and now says that he feels tingling in his neck. The Giants re-signed Da'Rell Scott on Monday in case Wilson can't play.
Da'Rel Scott, RB10/7/2013 8:03:00 PM
Description: The Giants re-signed halfback Da'Rell Scott on Monday. SOURCE: Mike Garafolo, Fox Sports 1
Insight: He was waived a little less than a week ago. Scott should see a decent workload this week if David Wilson (neck injury) can't play against the Bears.
David Wilson, RB10/6/2013 6:57:00 PM
Description: Giants starting running back David Wilson (neck) tweeted that he left Sunday's game as a precaution.
Insight: Wilson rushed for 19 yards and his first touchdown of the season Sunday against the Eagles but had to leave with a neck injury. The running back claims he'll back back in Week 6, but that might be tough since the Giants play Thursday against the Bears.
Hakeem Nicks, WR10/6/2013 5:38:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks caught nine of his 12 targets for 142 yards Sunday against the Eagles.
Insight: Despite getting shut out in Week 3 and catching three passes for 33 yards last week, Nicks is averaging 74.4 receiving yards and 4.2 receptions per game this season. However, he's yet to catch a touchdown while Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle have combined for six.
David Wilson, RB10/6/2013 3:08:00 PM
Description: Giants starting running back David Wilson will not return to Sunday's game against the Eagles due to a neck injury.
Insight: Wilson has rushed for 19 yards and his first touchdown of the season. Brandon Jacobs will likely see the majority of the snaps at running back the rest of the way.
David Wilson, RB10/6/2013 2:12:00 PM
Description: Giants starting running back David Wilson is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Eagles due to a neck injury, reports the Newark Star-Ledger.
Insight: Wilson has rushed for 19 yards and his first touchdown of the season. Brandon Jacobs would see the majority of the snaps at running back if Wilson cannot return.
David Wilson, RB10/6/2013 1:48:00 PM
Description: Giants starting running back David Wilson left the field in the second quarter for an undiclosed reason.
Insight: Wilson has rushed for 19 yards and his first touchdown of the season. We await further word.
Jon Beason, LB10/4/2013 8:56:00 PM
Description: The trade sending linebacker Jon Beason from the Panthers to the Giants is official.
Insight: Beason was traded for a late-round draft pick in 2014. The 28-year-old is a three-time Pro Bowler but he hasn't been the same in recent years after an Achilles injury and microfracture knee surgery.