Giants Fantasy News

Giants promote Ben McAdoo to head coach

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 3:11pm

Yahoo - [Full Article]

The New York Giants didn't have to look far to find a replacement for Tom Coughlin.

Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo has been promoted to take over the team that has missed the playoffs the past four seasons, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact:

McAdoo was the offensive coordinator for the Giants for the last two seasons, and his offense finished 13th and 6th in points scored. The promotion is good news for Eli Manning, who has thrived under McAdoo.

Tom Coughlin steps down as Giants HC

Monday, January 4, 2016, 3:27pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

After 12 seasons and two Super Bowl titles, Tom Coughlin's time as head coach of the New York Giants has come to an end.

"I met with (Giants owners) John Mara and Steve Tisch this afternoon, and I informed them that it is in the best interest of the organization that I step down as head coach," Coughlin said in a statement released by the team Monday. "I strongly believe the time is right for me and my family, and as I said, the Giants organization."

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say the official designation on the move is that Coughlin stepped down. He had one year remaining on his contract. However, there is little doubt that Coughlin would return to the sidelines if the right opportunity came up. He has said in the past that he felt young for the profession -- Coughlin got his first NFL head coaching gig at 49 -- and intended to keep going. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport also noted that Coughlin could be open to the right possibility. QB Eli Manning has indicated he'd like to stay in the current system so Ben McAdoo, according to a report by NJ.com, is rumored to be the top candidate to replace Coughlin.

Tom Coughlin doesn't address future

Sunday, January 3, 2016, 7:20pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Despite reports suggesting Tom Coughlin will not return to the Giants (6-10) next season, the veteran head coach did not address his future after a 35-30 loss to the Eagles (7-9) on Sunday.

"I'm not going to answer anything about that," he said. "The season just ended."

Speculation about Coughlin's future ramped up when his entire family came to the season finale. Coughlin said that it was simply the first time everyone's schedules worked together, and that this is the time of year they celebrate Christmas and the New Year. When asked if the game had any nostalgia for him, he immediately waved the question away and would not answer.

"I'm going to give myself a little time," Coughlin said after being asked whether or not he personallty made a decision. "I'm sure I'll talk with ownership and I'll go from there."

Fantasy Impact:

A Jay Glazer report on Sunday said Coughlin would resign as the Giants head coach.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Giants WR Dwayne Harris (back, shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Giants WR Dwayne Harris (back, shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Eagles fire head coach Chip Kelly

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 8:01pm

Philly.com - [Full Article]

The Eagles fired head coach Chip Kelly on Tuesday evening.

Owner Jeffrey Lurie made the stunning announcement in a statement released by the team, and he will address reporters on Wednesday.

“We appreciate all the contributions that Chip Kelly made and wish him every success going forward,” Lurie said.

Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will be the interim head coach on Sunday against the New York Giants.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a surprise move because many felt Kelly would at least get next year to make improvements, but he doesn't even make it to Black Monday. Those who cover the team feel Kelly's comments Monday when he said "he's not the GM" may have done him in, because Kelly has not taken a lot of responsibility for the team's struggles this season and does have full control of the roster. Kelly made big moves over the last two years, like trading LeSean McCoy, releasing DeSean Jackson and trading Nick Foles, and a lot of the replacements didn't live up to the hype. That's especially the case for DeMarco Murray, who seemed like a spur of the moment signing after losing out on Frank Gore to the Colts. Murray clearly hasn't been a fit in Kelly's offense. Murray would be a huge cap hit if the Birds released him so it's possible the new coach builds the offense around Murray's strengths a little more. Sam Bradford is a pending free agent and the team needs to address the offensive line as well as the outside wide receivers in the offseason.

Sunday, December 27, 2015, 8:01pm

Giants Inactives
Emmett Cleary OT
Geremy Davis WR
Adam Gettis OG
Jayron Hosley CB
Devon Kennard OLB
Stansly Mapong DE
Cooper Taylor DB

Hakeem Nicks could see more work with no OBJ

Saturday, December 26, 2015, 11:45am

Giants.com - [Full Article]

Odell Beckham Jr.’s bright star has been temporarily eclipsed, but the other Giants receivers are confident they will shine in his absence.

Without him, Eli Manning will look to the other wideouts, including Rueben Randle, Dwayne Harris, Hakeem Nicks, Myles White, and perhaps rookies Geremy Davis and Ben Edwards, who joined the active roster this week.

“We’ll be fine,” the always-calm Manning said. “We’ve got guys; (it’s a) great opportunity for other guys to step up. We’ll run our offense and go about our business. The guys know what they’re doing, guys know the routes, guys know how to get open, and we’ll go about it and make plays.”

Fantasy Impact:

The aforementioned receivers have totaled 97 receptions for 859 yards, and 10 scores, the story said. The article went on to say perhaps the most intriguing receiver in the group is Nicks, the former first-round draft choice who returned to the Giants Nov. 17. He has caught one pass in each of the four games in which he’s played. But without Beckham at his disposal, Manning could look to the player who has caught more of his passes than any other, the story said. It's not the first time we've heard this, as the beat writers mentioned Nicks as a guy who could see a lot more work because Harris is dealing with a shoulder issue.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (illness, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 16.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Giants WR Dwayne Harris (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 16. Harris is worth a look in PPR formats with Odell Beckham sidelined with a suspension.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (illness) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (hamstring) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps. McKinnon could see a large role this week if the Vikings elect to sit Adrian Peterson (assuming the Packers lose to the Cardinals, making the Vikings’ game meaningless). If both backs are out, Matt Asiata could be an every-down running back against the Giants.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Giants WR Dwayne Harris (shoulder) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Harris is worth a look in PPR formats with Odell Beckham sidelined with a suspension.

Odell Beckham's one-game suspension upheld

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 2:13am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The one-game suspension of New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been upheld on appeal, and Beckham will not be permitted to practice with the Giants for the remainder of this week or play in Sunday night's game in Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact:

His absence will adversely affect Eli Manning's upside, but Rueben Randle, Dwayne Harris, Hakeem Nicks and Will Tye get a bump, though we feel best about Randle and Tye at this point.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm

Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (illness) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

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