Giants Fantasy News

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Giants WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Beckham won’t play in Week 3. With Jerrel Jernigan out for the year, Preston Parker and Corey Washington will keep Beckham's spot in the lineup warm until his hamstring fully heals. Washington seems to have more upside, but Parker played ahead of him in Week 2.

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Giants WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) won't play in Week 3

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:48pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Despite some signs of progress last week, and the fact that Odell Beckham was one of the first people on the practice field today, the team's 2014 first-round pick is still a long way from seeing game snaps.

Tom Coughlin said Beckham won't significantly deviate from his practice routine this week, which means there's a zero percent chance he's seen on Sunday against the Texans. Before the season opener, Coughlin said that Beckham (hamstring) could be out "another three or four weeks," which led to some hope that Beckham may start working his way back this week.

That is not the case.

Fantasy Impact:

With Jerrel Jernigan out for the year, Preston Parker and Corey Washington will keep Beckham's spot in the lineup warm until his hamstring fully heals. Washington seems to have more upside, but Parker played ahead of him in Week 2.

Giants put WR Jerrel Jernigan on IR

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6:14pm

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The struggling New York Giants have a fresh reason to push for first-round draft pick Odell Beckham's return from a nagging hamstring injury.

The team announced Tuesday that wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a dreaded mid-foot sprain. He will wear a protective boot and rehab the foot.

A third-round draft pick in 2011, Jernigan started alongside Victor Cruz and Reuben Randle in a three-wide receiver alignment against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2.

Fantasy Impact:

Jernigan looked like a huge sleeper candidate in 2014 until the team drafted Beckham. Then Jernigan was back in the picture with Beckham unable to get on the field much of camp. But now, it's another blow to the Giants offense. Although Jernigan closed out the 2013 season in impressive fashion with 237 yards over the final three games, he managed just 40 yards on nine targets as Eli Manning's No. 3 receiver this month. A free agent in 2015, he's a good bet to seek greener pastures, the story said. Corey Washington could get more action if Beckham can't go this week.

Arians: Andre Ellington will be 'fine' after bye week

Monday, September 15, 2014, 9:07pm

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Despite being responsible for three of the Cardinals 10 longest plays Sunday against the New York Giants, running back Andre Ellington is still in pain, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said.

“It’s uncomfortable but he’s getting it up pretty good,” Arians added during his Monday press conference.

“By after the bye week, he’ll be fine,” Arians said.

Fantasy Impact:

The story says the soreness in Ellington’s left foot has gone down considerably from last Monday, according to Arians. The plan is to give Ellington off Wednesday and have him practice Thursday and Friday to prep for the 49ers in Week 3. The Cards bye week is Week 4, and we heard all along Ellington just needs to rest the foot because the issue can't get any worse. Hopefully the bye week does just that.

Monday, September 15, 2014, 4:06pm

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Giants wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan was said to have sustained a mid-foot sprain in the Giants loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Jernigan's injury wasn't disclosed, but it explains the increase in snaps for Preston Parker late in the contest. Parker had one catch for 29 yards on two targets in the second half.

The Giants are already short on receivers. Rookie Odell Beckham Jr. remains sidelined by a hamstring injury, although coach Tom Coughlin noted the training staff is "claiming he's getting better."

Fantasy Impact:

Jernigan was starting alongside Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle as the Giants were using three-wide-receiver sets on a majority of their plays in the first two games. Rookie Corey Washington and Parker are Coughlin's other options moving forward if Jernigan is sidelined.

Carson Palmer unsure when he'll return

Monday, September 15, 2014, 9:59am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Cardinals said all last week that they expected quarterback Carson Palmer to play against the Giants even though he was only practicing in a limited fashion because of a shoulder injury.

On Sunday, Palmer said that wasn’t quite accurate because he was never close to playing in Week 2 because of the nerve issue he’s dealing with in the shoulder. Palmer said that he isn’t sure when he’ll be able to return to the lineup because doctors don’t know how long it will take for the issue to resolve itself.

“They said my shoulder was stretched out and I landed on the nerve, shut the nerve down,” Palmer said, via the Arizona Republic. “It’s just one of those things you’ve just go to wait and hope it wakes up. There’s no, ‘it needs 48 hours. It needs six days, it needs 12 days. You just don’t know.”

Fantasy Impact:

Drew Stanton would get the call if Palmer can't go in Week 3, a tough divisional matchup against the 49ers. With a bye in Week 4, it's very possible Palmer again sits in Week 3 and then comes back Week 5. Stanton didn't turn the ball over but didn't look overly impressive either, throwing for 167 yards. Stanton brings down the value a bit of WRs Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald in what was already a tough matchup against San Francisco.

RGIII has dislocated ankle

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:52pm

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Washington QB Robert Griffin III has a dislocated left ankle, an injury that will sideline the Washington Redskins star quarterback indefinitely.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced the diagnosis following Washington's 41-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Griffin suffered the injury while rolling to his right toward the sideline in the first quarter. Although he was not touched on the play, Griffin fell awkwardly out of bounds and was carted to the locker room.

After his leg was placed in a splint, Griffin waved, saluted and gave a thumbs-up signal to the crowd as he was carted along the sideline and down the players' tunnel.

Fantasy Impact:

Pro Football Talk is reporting Griffin could only miss 4-5 weeks. Griffin was replaced by Kirk Cousins, who passed for 250 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Griffin is less than two years removed from reconstructive knee surgery and visibly struggled in his recovery from the operation last season. Cousins immediately becomes an interesting story for the Skins. RGIII had mostly struggled to this point and there was some talk that Cousins was a much better fit for Gruden's offense. It looks like we'll get to find out... For those struggling at QB, Cousins makes for a potential solid pickup and a safe backup if that's what owners are in the market for. Cousins steps right in to a very favorable Week 3 matchup against the Eagles, but it's followed up with tougher games against the Giants, Seahawks, Cardinals and Titans. If Cousins plays well over this stretch and Washington wins games, it's very like RG3 is not rushed back.

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1:35pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

In desperate need of good news, here's some for the Giants and WR Victor Cruz. The Giants top wide receiver appears likely to avoid what some consider the NFL's top cornerback.

Arizona's Patrick Peterson is a Pro Bowl and All-Pro player. And while he has in the past slipped inside to guard receivers in the slot -- where Cruz resides on a regular basis -- he's unlikely to do it on Sunday when the Giants welcome the Arizona Cardinals in their home opener.

When asked about it this week, Peterson told Cardinals reporters that Cruz was "an inside guy." He then went on to explain that he didn't expect to move around until Arizona plays the 49ers and top wide receiver Michael Crabtree.

"Now next week when we play San Francisco, not to jump ahead, when we get to those guys, that's when you'll start to see a little matching up, here and there," Peterson said.

Fantasy Impact:

The Giants had trouble getting Cruz the ball in the opener. He had two receptions 24 yards on Monday night in Detroit, and expressed a need the following day to get the ball earlier and more often, even if he did drop a pair of passes. Both he and Rueben Randle didn't appear on the same page as Eli Manning several times when Manning changed the play. The bad news is Peterson will be on someone, perhaps Randle, on Sunday afternoon.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (ribs, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 2. Newton is good to go for a date with a historically inept Lions pass defense. Detroit did a pretty good job against Eli Manning and Co. on Monday night, but that’s not saying much at this point.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 2. The team was happy with his progress early in the week and with the limited practice on Friday, it seems likely that he’ll play against the Giants. The Cardinals play early on Sunday.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Giants WR Odell Beckham (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 2. Jerrel Jernigan will once again see starter’s snaps in the Giants three-WR attack.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 12:45pm

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Giants beat writer Dan Graziano: He's still not much of a blocker, which means he won't be on the field for every snap, but if you're hard up for a tight end, you can expect Larry Donnell to be the one who keeps catching passes from Eli Manning. The Giants view Donnell as their best pass-catching tight end, and he should be a significant part of the target game plan this week against an Arizona defense that's been vulnerable to tight end production since last year.

Fantasy Impact:

Graziano is right. Donnell played 52 of 60 snaps last week and the Cardinals have struggled to stop opposing tight ends.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (right shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Palmer should be fine to face the Giants.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Giants WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Beckham looks doubtful at this point to face the Cardinals. Jerrel Jernigan will continue to hold some value, but the Giants’ passing game is a mess right now.

Giants WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) does not want to 'rush' recovery

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 10:42pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

For the first time in weeks, Giants first-round pick Odell Beckham Jr. was catching punts at practice on Wednesday. He was seen running more last week despite a hamstring problem that ruined his summer.

Beckham feels "good." Not fully healthy, not capable of participating in practice or, heaven forbid, a game. But at least the hamstring and his health are "good."

By the way, there still remains no timetable on his return.

"I feel good. I feel good," Beckham said Wednesday as the Giants prepared for the second game of the season, which will almost certainly be without the much-needed playmaker. "It is just something that takes time. It's not there yet. So we don"t want to rush it back again."

Fantasy Impact:

It sounds as if Beckham will miss at least another week. Jerrel Jernigan will continue to start.