Giants Fantasy News

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 5. Kirk Cousins gets another start after a nightmarish performance against the Giants in Week 4. Unfortunately, he has to face the Seahawks as they come off of their bye.

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Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

Giants WR Odell Beckham (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 5. He could find himself playing starter-type snaps since the Giants run a lot of three-WR sets under new OC Ben McAdoo, though he isn’t much of a fantasy option at this point.

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 5. Jones will be fine to face the Giants.

Falcons WR Roddy White: "I will score this weekend."

Friday, October 3, 2014, 9:57am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Falcons WR Roddy White enters Sunday's game with 14 catches for 187 yards and two touchdowns. In five career games against the Giants, including one postseason contest, he has yet to score a touchdown.

Does that bother him?

"No," White said. "I will score this weekend."

Fantasy Impact:

The article also states that White is feeling better, which allowed him to begin practicing on Wednesday for the first time this season. White is currently our #20 WR in standard formats in a not-so-great matchup with the Giants, who are #8 in WR aFPA.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) was ruled out for Week 5. Kirk Cousins gets another start after a nightmarish performance against the Giants in Week 4.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Giants WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Beckham is tentatively expected to return in Week 5 if he can make it through a full practice regimen this week. He could find himself playing starter-type snaps since the Giants run a lot of three-WR sets under new OC Ben McAdoo.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Hester should be fine to face the Giants. He’ll be a Sneaky Start if Harry Douglas (foot) misses another game.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Jones should be fine to face the Giants.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:31pm

Giants WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Beckham is tentatively expected to return in Week 5 if he can make it through a full practice regimen this week. He could find himself playing starter-type snaps since the Giants run a lot of three-WR sets under new OC Ben McAdoo.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 3:03pm

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

Redskins coach Jay Gruden has been impressed with the way quarterback Robert Griffin III has worked to rehab his injured ankle but a little over two weeks after the injury Gruden still doesn’t have a good idea of when Griffin might be able to play again.

“He’s doing a great job. For whatever injury he has, he’s probably going to recover quicker than the normal human being, faster than anyone, probably,” said Gruden. “So it won’t surprise me when he comes back, I’m sure he’ll be quicker than normal. He’s doing everything he can to get right but what that timetable is, I have no idea. Only his body will know and the trainers.”

Fantasy Impact:

Kirk Cousins will have a tough schedule ahead, starting this week with Seattle. After lighting up the Eagles, Cousins struggled last week against the Giants and may not be etched in stone as the team's starter when RGIII returns.

Monday, September 29, 2014, 1:06pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

All signs appear to be pointing toward WR Odell Beckham Jr. making his Giants debut on Sunday against the Falcons.

Watching the team's 2014 pick work at practice is becoming commonplace around the facility. Beckham warmed up with his team and ran routes at (almost) full speed again on Monday.

There is a chance he could be listed as a full participant once the injury report comes out this afternoon, which has not happened yet this season.

Fantasy Impact:

The story goes on to say that Beckham playing would certainly be uplifting for an offense that already appears to be putting things together. Beckham's speed and hands will be a game-changer, though it wouldn't be a surprise to see Ben McAdoo work him back in slowly.

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:59pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

With Giants TE Larry Donnell quickly establishing himself as a legitimate receiving threat and WR Odell Beckham eyeing a return this week, WR Victor Cruz is going to have more open space than ever.

"I love it," Cruz said. "I love the opportunity; I got the ball twice from the backfield already. Just the chance to give me the ball and operate in some space, and do some good things in that area. It is just another way that coach (Ben) McAdoo has been able to give me the ball and be positive."

For Cruz, who currently leads the Giants in targets (32), receiving yards (299) and yards per reception (16.6), the development is obviously welcome. He will start seeing some of the same looks as he did in 2012, back when he wasn't the most important receiver for the defense to key on.

Fantasy Impact:

The Giants are trying to find different way to get Cruz the ball but especially free in space, and Cruz coming out of the backfield is the latest wrinkle. Perhaps this whole Giant offense is starting to find its way. The Giants have a couple of nice passing matchups in the next two weeks which will certainly help: Atlanta in Week 5 and then the Eagles in Week 6.

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:26am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

In Thursday night’s debacle against the New York Giants, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins reverted to the turnover-prone form that he displayed in limited action during the first two seasons of his career.

Cousins posted a career-worst five turnovers (four interceptions, one fumble lost) while throwing for just one touchdown. In 11 game appearances since his rookie year in 2012 – six of them starts – Cousins has recorded 15 interceptions and three lost fumbles to go with 14 touchdown passes. He has thrown multiple interceptions in four of those games.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden called Cousins’ penchant for turning the ball over worrisome, but said the young quarterback was hardly the sole problem in Thursday’s game.

“It’s worrisome, [but] you have to take the game for what it is. We lost the game, he didn’t play very well, he threw four picks, we understand that, and a fumble, but he didn’t have a lot of help, either,” Gruden said. “There weren’t a lot of people – the defense didn’t help him out, the offensive line didn’t help him out, the receivers didn’t help him out. There’s a lot of other factors that we could have had better game, a better outing, if other people were helping more. It’s not just Kirk. Kirk, his mistakes are magnified obviously, but there are other guys who had mistakes that were equally important and devastating to the football game. We just have to continue to work to get better, and we will, but we’re not going to hold Kirk’s head under the water right now. We’re going to keep him composed and getting better, and he’s going to be fine next week.”

Fantasy Impact:

Cousins lit up the Eagles defense but coming into a short week had completely different results against an equally bad Giants defense. Things don't get much easier in terms of matchups outside of the Cowboys in Week 8 - the Skins will face four top-half defenses in terms of allowing fantasy points to QBs: Seahawks Week 5, Cardinals Week 6, Titans Week 7 and Vikings Week 9 leading up to the Week 10 bye.

Redskins TE Niles Paul knocked out of game with apparent concussion

Friday, September 26, 2014, 1:10am

NBC Sports - [Full Article]

Late in the first half of Thursday night’s game, Washington tight end Niles Paul caught a pass and then was crunched between a pair of Giants defenders. A helmet-to-helmet hit from safety Will Demps drew a flag — and also knocked Paul out of the game.

He laid on the ground for several minutes before being walked slowly to the locker room.

Fantasy Impact:

Paul was on his way to a nice game, posting 3-60 on four targets before the hit. He'll have to navigate his way through the NFL's concussion protocol, but the benefit of playing in the Thursday night game is that he'll have a few extra days to do so. Jordan Reed is considered questionable for Week 5, so Logan Paulsen is currently holding down the fort at the tight end position.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:25pm

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