QB Eli Manning is starting to get the hang of the New Y...

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

QB Eli Manning is starting to get the hang of the New York Giants newly installed up-tempo offense.

It helped that the 11th-year quarterback got a chance to go in for a third series in the Giants' 17-13 win over the Buffalo Bills in the preseason-opening Hall of Fame Game on Sunday night.

After Manning ended the Giants' second series by losing a fumble on a sack, he bounced back by methodically engineering a 12-play, 80-yard drive capped by rookie Andre Williams' 3-yard touchdown run.

"Yeah, it was big for our offense to get something going, get a few first downs, get in a good rhythm," Manning said. "I'm glad we had that one last opportunity."

Fantasy Impact: 

According to the broadcast, that drive was mostly against Bills second-teamers. But after a slow start, Manning and the offense needed something to build on. Manning's stock has fallen and he's ranked 21st on our list, so he's not getting drafted in a lot of 10-team leagues. He's certainly a candidate to at least be a committee QB option and be a pickup off the waiver wire when the season starts.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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