Giants Fantasy News

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 1:24pm

New York Daily News - [Full Article]

The expectations for Odell Beckham this season were always absurd, and everybody knew it. No receiver had ever had the kind of start that he did in the NFL last season. It was insane to expect him to do it again.

But it wasn’t out of line to expect more out of Beckham than the Giants have gotten so far.

It’s not that he’s not playing well. He’s certainly still the best receiver on the team and one of the best in all of football. It’s just that heading into the Giants’ game Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers, Beckham’s numbers and performance have seemed almost... normal. Last season, he seemed to alternate between being spectacular and superhuman. This season he’s seemed at times like he’s just one of the guys.

And the Giants sure wanted — and needed — a little more out of Beckham than that.

“I think, in general, we’ve haven’t been as clean (throwing to Beckham) outside the numbers as we’ve liked to be,” offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said. “It’s not the quarterback. It’s not Odell. It’s just a combination of everything, and that’s something we’re working at right now to get better at."

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm

Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 5. Cruz is likely going to miss extended time after a setback with his calf. Rueben Randle will continue to be an undependable yet sometimes productive Sneaky Start in Cruz’s absence.

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm

Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) missed practice again Thursday. Cruz is likely going to miss extended time after a setback with his calf. Rueben Randle will continue to be an undependable Sneaky Start in Cruz’s absence.

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm

Giants TE Jerome Cunningham (knee) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm

49ers TE Vernon Davis (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It looks like Davis may be able to return this week against the Giants.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm

Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) did not practice Wednesday. Cruz is likely going to miss extended time after a setback with his calf. Rueben Randle will continue to be an undependable Sneaky Start in Cruz’s absence.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm

Giants TE Jerome Cunningham (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Odell Beckham could be suspended if he threw punches

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 8:47pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Buffalo Bills are calling New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. a "prima donna" and saying he threw punches at them during Sunday's game.

The Bills don't have to submit a formal complaint or accusation to the NFL about Beckham if they believe he threw punches. And for purposes of discipline, it doesn't matter that Beckham wasn't called for a penalty during the game. The NFL reviews every play of every game for the purposes of potential discipline, and based on that review, NFL VP of Football Operations Merton Hanks can issue a fine or even a suspension. The league acknowledges that its officials can't catch everything that goes on, so a play does not have to have been flagged for a penalty during the game in order to result in discipline.

Fantasy Impact:

The good news for owners, the story pointed out, is a suspension for Beckham is highly unlikely unless the league uncovers something truly egregious. Even then, history indicates that they would start with a series of escalating fines and only resort to suspension once the player has been warned and fined several times. But on-field fighting is an officiating point of emphasis this year, and players have been warned that they can be ejected for doing it.

Karlos Williams has concussion

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 8:59am - [Full Article]

It wasn’t fully recognized by even Karlos Williams himself, but late Monday night the Bills running back wasn’t feeling well. After an examination it was discovered that Williams sustained a concussion in the Bills loss to the Giants Sunday. GM Doug Whaley announced the news Tuesday morning in his weekly appearance on Bills flagship station WGR Sportsradio 550.

Whaley said that Williams is going through the league’s concussion protocol. Williams status for playing on Sunday is certainly up in the air and with starting RB LeSean McCoy also a major question mark for the Titans game, the Bills have just Boobie Dixon and Cierre Wood as healthy running backs.

“We have confidence in the guys that we have in Boobie Dixon and Cierre Wood, who have been here,” said Whaley.

Fantasy Impact:

Whaley admitted they will take a look to see what is out there to find replenish the depth at the position. Former Bills RB Bryce Brown is an available free agent and Whaley admitted that he would be a possibility. The team did not rule out Williams playing this week so it's a situation for owners to keep an eye on.

Dez Update: 'real shot' to play Week 7

Monday, October 5, 2015, 2:01pm

Dallas Morning News - [Full Article]

Dallas Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones appeared on the G Bag Nation on 103.5 KRLD The Fan on Monday.

He said Dez Bryant was examined late last week.

"There's been no setbacks," Jones said. Says there's a "real shot" he could play after Week 6 bye against the New York Giants.

Fantasy Impact:

That continues to be the news out of Dallas in terms of Bryant's status. We reported a story last week saying the team thought he could return during the Week 6 bye and play by Week 7. It's still hard to trust what a player or team says about injuries, and as owners know, reports said Bryant would miss anywhere from four weeks to the rest of the season. If you believe what the Cowboys are saying, it continues to look good for a Bryant return sooner than later.

Monday, October 5, 2015, 10:44am - [Full Article]

While the Giants were taking care of business in Buffalo, tight end Daniel Fells was hospitalized back home.

He spent the weekend addressing a foot infection that required multiple surgeries and will likely end his season, a person with knowledge of the situation told NJ Advance Media.

S. Jones: Dez Bryant 'on target' to return by bye week

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 9:06pm

Dallas Morning News - [Full Article]

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones recently provided the latest rehab update for Randy Gregory [ankle] and Dez Bryant [foot].

"They're doing well," Jones told Ben and Skin Friday afternoon. "We're on the timeline. The goal all along has been to try to get them back by the bye, so far they're on target."

The Cowboys bye comes in Week 6. They travel to New York to take on the Giants in Week 7.

Fantasy Impact:

Despite numerous reports Bryant could miss 8 or 12 weeks or even the season, the Cowboys continue to say Bryant could be back for Week 7 after the team's Week 6 bye. It's been hard to decide who to believe in this injury situation, but if you chose to trust the team, Bryant could be back in a few weeks. We'll continue to monitor.

Steelers cut Josh Scobee, sign Chris Boswell

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 4:23pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

Josh Scobee's miserable fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens cost him his job.

The Steelers cut the veteran kicker on Saturday, less than 48 hours after a pair of late missed field goals by Scobee helped the Ravens rally for a 23-20 overtime victory.

Pittsburgh replaced Scobee on the roster with Chris Boswell, who has spent time with the Houston Texans and New York Giants but has never kicked in a regular season game.

The Steelers acquired Scobee from Jacksonville on Aug. 31 in exchange for a sixth pick in the 2016 draft following injuries to Shaun Suisham and Garrett Hartley in the preseason. Scobee, the leading scorer in Jacksonville history, made just 6 of 10 field goals and also missed an extra point.

Fantasy Impact:

Like all those before him, Boswell should have fantasy value given the talent on the Pittsburgh offense and its ability to move the ball. Of course, the offense takes a bit of a hit with Michael Vick at QB, but Ben Roethlisberger is expected to return which will given everyone a boost. Boswell is at least worth considering if you're in need at the position.

Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:45pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 4. Karlos Williams should see the bulk of the touches with Anthony Dixon backing him up. The Giants are 4th in adjusted fantasy points allowed (aFPA) to running backs, thanks to solid stat lines against Washington and Dallas, two teams that have been successful running the ball this season. The numbers against Washington are a bit misleading since Matt Jones fumbled the ball as he was going into the end zone. The Giants are giving up 3.4 YPC, but we still like Williams in this spot. As for McCoy, it sounds as if he re-injured his hamstring, so he may not be back in Week 5.

Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:45pm

Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf, out) has been ruled out for Week 4. Cruz re-injured his calf as he attempted to return to practice on Wednesday. Rueben Randle is an undependable Sneaky Start with Cruz sidelined.

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