Giants Fantasy News
Giants say 'the jury is still out' on Rueben Randle
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 10:46am
The 6-2 Rueben Randle, who led the Giants with six receiving TDs in 2013, seems Nicks’ heir, but he has a history of miscommunicating with Manning. GM Jerry Reese gave Randle a lukewarm endorsement last month, saying that “the jury is still out” on him.
The story refers to Randle's inability (at times) to get on the same page with his QB, mainly on the option routes in the Giants' offense. Randle still projects to start, so his early ADP is in the late 6th round.
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Victor Cruz says his knee is fully healthy
Monday, March 3, 2014, 5:50pm
Giants WR Victor Cruz, who had season-ending knee surgery in December, said that his knee is fully healthy now, and he started lifting in the gym a week-and-a-half ago. He’s focused on weight training now, he said, but he’s hoping to hit the field and run routes by the end of March.
If he can get (and stay) healthy, Cruz should have a bounce back season under new OC Ben McAdoo. In the article, Cruz compared himself to Randall Cobb, who has been very productive in the slot since entering the league.
Giants believe Rueben Randle will make 'significant jump'
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 8:32pm
The team's brass is confident that Rueben Randle will make a "significant jump" in his third season, which would seem to suggest Nicks won't be back. Reese also said Jerrel Jernigan finally looked like the player he selected in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Hakeem Nicks is likely to leave via free agency, so Randle (and Jerrel Jernigan) should see a big bump in snaps. Randle was the #28 WR through the first 11 weeks, but faded down the stretch (12-151 in the final six weeks). The Giants passing game is likely to bounce back, and if Randle is getting starter’s snaps, he’s a good bet to produce. Jernigan racked up 19 catches for 237 yards and two TDs in the final three games, making him the #2 WR in fantasy in that span.
'No reason' to believe David Wilson won't play in 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014, 10:57am
Giants beat writer Dan Graziano on RB David Wilson: "A source close to the situation told me this week that Wilson is recovering very well from his neck surgery, lifting weights and working out and that there's 'no reason to believe he won't be playing' in 2014."
Giants want to play an 'up-tempo, attacking-style' offense
Thursday, January 23, 2014, 10:10am
“I’m for all [going] up-tempo, getting a lot of catches, making a lot of plays,” he said. “That’s what I want to do — that’s kind of right up my alley. I’m excited to hear that, and I’m excited to get in there and learn the offense and get it going.”
If Nicks leaves, Jernigan and Randle would likely see an uptick in snaps and targets. For his part, Jernigan was the #2 WR over the final three weeks of the season. It's a small sample, but it underlines his upside when he gets a good amount of playing time. As for the offense, Eli Manning has the experience to push the tempo and make adjustments at the line of scrimmage. The Giants offense should be better in 2014.
G-Men hire Packers assistant Ben McAdoo as OC
Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 7:51pm
The Giants have hired former Green Bay quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo as their next offensive coordinator, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.
McAdoo comes highly recommended by Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and it sounds like multiple teams heeded that advice. McAdoo had an interview with the Dolphins today and was on his way to Baltimore next
McAdoo is a Mike McCarthy disciple so expect to see a similar philosophy as he takes over the Giants' offense.
David Wilson to have neck surgery on Jan. 16
Thursday, January 9, 2014, 4:41pm
Here are the details on David Wilson's surgery: He'll have a fusion of the vertebrae to repair the herniated disc in his neck on Jan. 16.
Wilson is expected to return to football, though the Giants aren't counting on him to be their starter in 2014.
Friday, January 3, 2014, 4:24pm
Friday, January 3, 2014, 1:20pm
RB Brandon Jacobs has retired from the NFL.
After 9 years in this whirlwind business they call the NFL, I am proud to announce that I am hanging up my cleats. I've had an amazing run and I appreciate all of the support from the fans through the good and the bad. The New York Giants are a great organization and I am proud to have been a part of it for so long. I love my coaches and my teammates and will miss them as well as the game itself but I am healing well from my surgery and I look forward to running around with my kids for years to come!
Jacobs' swan song was a 22-carry, 106-yard, two-TD performance against the Bears in Week 6.
Giants OC Kevin Gilbride retires
Thursday, January 2, 2014, 5:54pm
Giants OC Kevin Gilbride has announced that he's retiring at the age of 62.
He's apparently been talking about retirement for a while, but this announcement was likely accelerated by the Giants' offensive woes this season.
Giants interested in re-signing Andre Brown
Thursday, January 2, 2014, 10:55am
Giants RB Andre Brown, who had almost 600 all purpose yards in eight games, is an impending free agent who has been measured about his future plans. After being involved in more than a dozen league transactions already, cut and signed by five different teams, Brown knows not to get his hopes up.
As he left the facility on Monday, though, he told The Star-Ledger he would be willing to get a deal done with the Giants as soon as possible. According to a person familiar with the situation, the team has already expressed interest in retaining the running back for next season.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 9:38pm
Four people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports that Vikings QB Josh Freeman was late for numerous meetings in his roughly three months with the Vikings. A third player said Freeman often was among the last players to the facility.
One of Freeman's agents, Erik Burkhardt, said "anything about meetings or missing anything is false."
Freeman was thrown in the fire against the Giants where he played poorly and also suffered concussion symptoms. Former HC Leslie Frazier couldn't go back once Freeman was healthy, particularly because the consensus in the locker room was Matt Cassel should have kept the job after he led the Vikings to their first win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 29, three weeks before Freeman's debut. However, playing Freeman too soon was a big part of why Frazier was fired this week.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 8:21pm
Manning wouldn't have been able to play this week, according to the tweet. Manning should be fine, but it's a fitting ending to what was a brutal season.
Monday, December 30, 2013, 8:13pm
Kevin Gilbride's seven-year run as Giants offensive coordinator appears to be days away from coming to an end.
There are high-ranking officials in the Giants organization that believe Gilbride will be fired, according to a source with knowledge of the organization's thinking. And the belief is that unless something surprising occurs in organizational meetings over the next week, the Giants will have a new offensive coordinator next season.
It may take some time before the move is made official. The Giants are in the process of an organization evaluation that head coach Tom Coughlin said could stretch into next week.
This is due to reports of a disconnect between the WRs and QB Eli Manning which resulted in Manning throwing 27 interceptions this season. According to the story, the source said it's unlikely Coughlin will put his job on the line for Gilbride.
Monday, December 30, 2013, 1:09pm
Brandon Jacobs says he's undecided about playing next year, but he'll need four months of recovery time from his knee surgery.