The gauntlet has been thrown down.
The Giants broadcast and print crew has finally decided to engage in the ultimate contest of football knowledge (and good fortune): Fantasy Football!
Each week Bob Papa, Howard Cross, Roman Oben, Paul Dottino, Jeff Feagles, Anita Marks, John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Dan Salomone and the man crunching all the numbers, Dave Melroy, will go head to head to prove who is the best (and luckiest) fantasy football player around.
Dollar values are assigned to each player based up on their ranking on NFL.com – and our players choose their team while maintaining a $40 budget.
Tune into Big Blue Kickoff Live every weekday morning from 9:30-10:30 to talk Giants Football and track this year’s New York Giants fantasy football league.
|MELROYS MADNESS -||Team Awesome (Paul Dottino)|
|Andrew Luck $3||Tom Brady 11|
|Bryce Brown $1||Gore 8|
|Trent Richardson $20||Wells 1|
|Wes Welker $4||Bryant 8|
|Andre Johnson $6||Wayne 1|
|Vernon Davis $6||Gresham 9|
|PAPAS PROVOLONES -||YOU CAN’T TEACH HEIGHT (JOHN S)|
|Tony Romo $9||$7 Matthew Stafford|
|Reggie Bush $1||$22 Arian Foster|
|Michael Turner $1||$1 Stevan Ridley|
|Julio Jones $10||$8 Dez Bryant|
|Dez Bryant $8||$1 Reggie Wayne|
|Aaron Hernandez $7||$1 Greg Olson|
|SIR LANCELOT (Medow)||The Taxi Squad (Salomone)|
|QB – Tony Romo – $9||QB – Andrew Luck $3|
|RB – Darren Sproles – $1||RB – Arian Foster $22|
|RB – Benjarvis Green Ellis – $1||RB – Knowshon Moreno $1|
|WR – Calvin Johnson – $16||WR – Julio Jones $10|
|WR – Dez Bryant – $8||WR – Reggie Wayne $1|
|TE – Greg Olsen – $1||TE – Kyle Rudolph $3|
|Use2Punt4Cash (Feagles)||Sprollin’InTheDeep (Anita)|
|Rogers 20||Matt Ryan $ 15|
|Gore 8||T Richardson $20|
|Bryce Brown 1||Bryce Brown $1|
|D Bryant 8||R Wayne $1|
|J Nelson 1||Jordy Nelson $1|
|Pettigrew 1||G Olsen $1|
|The Howard Cross 87’s – 86||The Roman Soldiers|
|QB Brees $18||Andrew Luck $3|
|RB Gore $8||Beenie Wells $1|
|RB Moreno $1||Michael Bush $1|
|WR Edelman $1||Andre Johnnson $6|
|WR Steve Smith $1||Roddy White $15|
|TE Vernon Davis $6||Jason Witten $13|
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The views expressed in this article are not of the New York Football Giants but those of an independent Fantasy Expert.
Moreno looked like a former first round pick last week at Arrow Stadium, running the ball 20 times for 85 yards while adding four receptions for 26 yards. Although the Broncos face the best rush defense in the league this week, Tampa Bay also ranks 32nd in the league defending the pass, which will make for an interesting matchup with Peyton Manning at quarterback. The Broncos offense should be able to get the play-action going early and open up plenty of opportunities for Moreno and the entire Denver offense.
Andy Dalton QB Bengals, last week: 210 passing yards, 3 TDs
Dalton has nine touchdowns in his past three games played. Through that three-game span, the red rifle hasn’t turned the ball over once and has yet to throw an interception in over a month (since Week 9 vs Denver). With the San Diego Chargers pass defense ranking 20th in the NFL (243 yards up per game) and his new favorite red zone target, Mohamed Sanu 4 Td’s in last 3 games), the Bengals should have no trouble putting up points against an average Chargers defense.
Aaron Hernandez TE Patriots, last week: 36 receiving yards
Though Hernandez has had a disappointing year due to lingering injuries, this week against the Dolphins could be one where the starting tight end could have his breakout performance of the year. The last game he played in Miami last season was a memorable one, catching seven passes for 103 yards and a touchdown. Tom Brady had 517 passing yards and four touchdowns. No Rob Gronkowski this week only betters a good situation to begin with at the tight end position for Hernandez owners. Read more »
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Cornerback Jayron Hosley was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round this past April. Throughout the season, the Virginia Tech product and Florida native provides an inside look into his journey of making it in the NFL. This week’s post begins coming off the Giants’ dominant win over the Packers (where Hosley had three tackles and broke up a pass) before taking on the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.
It was a good win last week against Green Bay. They were a hot team, but we knew what we had to do. We had to go out there with a competitive team like the Packers and play ball. This week we’re just trying to pick up where we left off and keep that same energy going — and even turn it up more.
This was a “focus” week. You have to go out there and focus in on your keys and work hard. It’s one of those grind-it-out weeks to come back on a Monday night with a win. It’s not a typical schedule, but we need to still play at that level like any other game.
We’ve had some primetime games this year, but not Monday Night Football. It’s definitely a different feeling. Playing on a Monday night, everyone is watching you. It’s a big game. It’s a division rival. It’s a nationally televised game. So there is always going to be a lot riding on a primetime game, but it’s more important as far as our season. We take it seriously, and we’re up for the challenge.
Washington is another hot team stringing together some wins. You’ve seen the first game we played Robert Griffin III. We know what he can do. This game is all about getting back to the basics and seeing what we need to change from last game against those guys and what to work on. We’re seeing what they’ve done these past couple games in order to kind of counter that and just contain him as much as we can and go out there and play our ball. That’s basically it. It’s not so much what they’re doing, but it’s what we’re doing and what we can do.
You can also follow Jayron on Twitter @hosley_jayron
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The New York Giants (7-4, 3-2 away) hit the road to take on the Washington Redskins (5-6, 2-3 home) in primetime this week. Here is a look at a few milestones that Giants players could hit on Monday Night Football or in the coming weeks:
QB Eli Manning: 47 completions away from breaking Phil Simms’ team record of 2,576.
WR Hakeem Nicks: Seven receptions away from 250 career receptions.
RB Ahmad Bradshaw: 50 rushing yards away from 4,000 career rushing yards; Three rushing touchdowns away from surpassing Ron Johnson (33) on the Giants all-time rushing touchdowns list and tying Frank Gifford for seventh on the Giants’ all-time list.
DE Osi Umenyiora: One sack away from 75.0 career sacks.
DE Justin Tuck: 1.5 sacks away from 50.0 career sacks; Three tackles away from 400 career tackles.
DE Jason Pierre-Paul: 2.5 sacks away from 30.0 career sacks.
MONDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN
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Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora
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