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GIANTS FANTASY RANKINGS: WEEK 3
Five of the seven eligible players, eight including the defense, depreciated from Week 2, including quarterback Eli Manning, wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and running back David Wilson.
Manning fell from No. 10 to No. 12 and received negative rankings from three of the four cited publications while Wilson fell four spots, from No. 23 to No. 27. Wilson is down 11 spots from his No. 17 ranking at the start of the season.
The Giants defense gained the most ground this week, moving up from No. 24 to No. 18. The unit was ranked as high as No. 14 by Yahoo, an 11-point increase from last week.
Also on the rise are kicker Josh Brown and wide receiver Victor Cruz. The two are the only Giants to appreciate in the rankings each of the past two weeks.
Here’s a look at this week’s fantasy rankings. This week’s ranking is listed in parentheses. +/- indicates the difference between this and last week’s rankings.
QB Eli Manning
Average ranking: -2 (12th)
» ESPN -1 (13th), CBSSports -2 (11th), Yahoo! Sports -3 (10th), Fox Sports +1 (12th)
RB David Wilson
Average ranking: -4 (27th)
» ESPN -5 (28th), CBSSports -7 (29th), Yahoo! Sports: -3 (25th), Fox Sports +0 (24th)
WR Victor Cruz
Average ranking: +1 (10th)
» Sources: ESPN +2 (7th), CBSSports -2 (15th), Yahoo! Sports +0 (8th), Fox Sports +5 (9th)
WR Hakeem Nicks
Average ranking: -1 (19th)
» Sources: ESPN +22 (18th), CBSSports +2 (16th), Yahoo! Sports +3 (14th), Fox Sports -5 (23rd)
WR Rueben Randle
Average ranking: -6 (49th)
» Sources: ESPN -10 (56th), CBSSports +0 (47th), Yahoo! Sports -6 (47th), Fox Sports -6 (44th)
TE Brandon Myers
Average ranking: -2 (14th)
» Sources: ESPN -3 (14th), CBSSports -2 (14th), Yahoo! Sports -1 (13th), Fox Sports +0 (14th)
K Josh Brown
Average ranking: +2 (13th)
» Sources: ESPN +1 (9th), CBSSports +7 (11th), Yahoo! Sports -1 (16th), Fox Sports +0 (17th)
Defense/ special teams
Average ranking: +6 (18th)
» Sources: ESPN +6 (23rd), CBSSports +7 (17th), Yahoo! Sports +11 (14th), Fox Sports +0 (17th)
“I think I see us getting a little bit better each week. Is that fast enough? Of course not, but I do see progress. The more the communication goes, the better off we are.” -Coach Tom Coughlin
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