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Giants Week 17 fantasy rankings

Posted by Joe Kania on December 29, 2013 – 11:00 am

Where are the Giants ranked?

Giants Lions Football

Tom Coughlin, Jerrell JerniganLooking for a last-minute fantasy add before Sunday’s action begins? The Giants defense may be what your team needs to get over the hump in Week 17.

At No. 18, the unit is the Giants’ highest-ranked group or player heading into the final week of the regular season. In week 16, the team’s defense picked up 15 points and finished No. 6 among the league. It has been ranked inside the top 20 for six of the past seven weeks and finished with 15 or more points four times this season.

Also moving up in this week’s rankings is wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan. With Victor Cruz sidelined with a knee injury, Jernigan has stepped in at the slot and excelled. He scored a career-high 6.7 points in Week 15 before setting another career mark (15) the following week.

Jernigan’s 15 points in Week 16 were the eight-most of any receiver in the league.

After two down weeks in a row, quarterback Eli Manning climbed two spots, from No. 24 to No. 22. Receivers Hakeem Nicks and Rueben Randle, along with tight end Brandon Myers, also moved up from last week’s rankings.

Here’s a look at this week’s fantasy rankings: 

QB Eli Manning

Average ranking: 22nd

Sources: ESPN +3 (25th), CBSSports +0 (24th), Yahoo! Sports +5 (21st), Fox Sports +3 (17th)

» Week 15: 25th

» Week 14 by ESPN: 24th

» Week 13: 16th

» Week 12: 12th

» Week 11: 19th

» Week 10: 14th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 14th

» Week 7: 12th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 13th

» Week 4: 19th

» Week 3: 12th

» Week 2: 10th

» Week 1: 14th

 

RB Andre Brown

Average ranking: 27th

Sources: ESPN +3 (21st), CBSSports +14 (19th), Yahoo! Sports -1 (29th), Fox Sports +3 (13th)

» Week 15: 14th

» Week 14 by ESPN: 10th

» Week 13: 7th

» Week 12: 10th

» Week 11: 10th

» Week 10: 30th

 

WR Hakeem Nicks

Average ranking: 37th

Sources: ESPN +5 (36th), CBSSports,-4 (45th), Yahoo! Sports +o (35th), Fox Sports -4 (31st)

» Week 15: 42nd

» Week 14 by ESPN: 41st

» Week 13: 38th

» Week 12: 26th

» Week 11: 30th

» Week 10: 22nd

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 23rd

» Week 7: 20th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 22nd

» Week 4: 27th

» Week 3: 19th

» Week 2: 18th

» Week 1: 19th

 

WR Rueben Randle

Average ranking: 43rd

Sources: ESPN +4 (32nd), CBSSports -2 (N/R; T-49th), Yahoo! Sports -10 (42nd), Fox Sports +3 (47th)

» Week 15: 51st

» Week 14 by ESPN: 38th

» Week 13: 35th

» Week 12: 26th

» Week 11: 36th

» Week 10: 36th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 24th

» Week 7: 30th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 51st

» Week 4: 51st

» Week 3: 49th

» Week 2: 43rd

» Week 1: 47th

 

WR Jerrel Jernigan

Average ranking: 47th

Sources: ESPN (50th), CBSSports (33rd), Yahoo! Sports (52nd), Fox Sports, (N/R)

 

TE Brandon Myers

Average ranking: 19th

Sources: ESPN +8 (17th), CBSSports +8 (17th), Yahoo! Sports -2 (23rd), Fox Sports, +2 (17th)

» Week 15: 21st

» Week 14 by ESPN: 19th

» Week 13: 24th

» Week 12: 24th

» Week 11: 26th

» Week 10: 20th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 20th

» Week 7: 15th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 15th

» Week 4: 14th

» Week 3: 14th

» Week 2: 12th

» Week 1: 14th

 

K Josh Brown

Average ranking: 22nd

Sources: ESPN +11 (20th), CBSSports +4 (19th), Yahoo! Sports +1 (26th), Fox Sports +0 (N/R; T-21st)

» Week 15: 24th

» Week 14 by ESPN: 21st

» Week 13: 20th

» Week 12: 15th

» Week 11: 18th

» Week 10: 15th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 21st

» Week 7: 22nd

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 18th

» Week 4: 18th

» Week 3: 13th

» Week 2: 15th

» Week 1: 15th

 

Defense/ special teams

Average ranking: 18th

Sources: ESPN +8 (12th), CBSSports +4 (19th), Yahoo! Sports +0 (22nd), Fox Sports -3 (19th)

» Week 15: 22nd

» Week 14 by ESPN: 13th

» Week 13: 14th

» Week 12: 12th

» Week 11: 12th

» Week 10: 11th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 20th

» Week 7: 22nd

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 23rd

» Week 4: 25th

» Week 3: 25th

» Week 2: 24th

» Week 1: 14th


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What they’re saying: Giants vs. Seahawks

Posted by Joe Kania on December 16, 2013 – 3:00 pm

Giants react after dropping to Seattle at home. 

Tom Coughlin

“I expected a great effort today. I think defensively and with our special teams, we got it. Offensively we did not – there’s no way to sugarcoat it. A pathetic offensive performance – we didn’t block anybody, we didn’t make any plays, we didn’t create any opportunities for ourselves. I told the players who prepared and gave great effort that I appreciated what they did, and I told those that were obvious they had not, that I felt sorry for them because they’re missing the whole point.” -Coach Tom Coughlin

“Coach Coughlin can’t take any of this blame. Like I said, personally, I won’t allow that. He can’t take any of this blame. Coaches coach and they did a phenomenal job getting us prepared for this. We had a great week of practice. Everything that we saw out there from their offense, we went over with our coaches, defensive coordinator, assistant coaches, so forth and so on, and they did an exceptional job preparing us for today. Coach Coughlin, he’s a coach, but he can’t coach heart, he can’t make a play or have heart, he can’t make a player have passion about this game, and that’s what we were lacking out there today. Like I said, coach can say what he wants, but personally, I won’t allow him to take that because coaches coach and the players play the game.” -S Antrel Rolle

“You go into this game and you know you’re out of the playoffs, but you kind of look forward to the opportunity to compete and go against a good defense and try to go out there and enjoy those three hours of playing football and doing something you love and competing and trying to have some good plays, but it’s not fun when you get dominated like that, when you get beat and you can’t get anything going offensively and obviously struggle and throw interceptions and have bad plays. So that’s not enjoyable and it’s tough to deal with.” -QB Eli Manning

“A good football team came out today.  We didn’t get anything going on the offensive side of the ball.  The defense played really good.  It’s just a game we need to go back and look at film and critique ourselves and try to come out and fight another week.” -WR Hakeem Nicks   


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Saturday morning headlines

Posted by Joe Kania on December 14, 2013 – 10:04 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Focus is on stopping Seahawks’ run game

» Five players to watch vs. Seahawks

» 10 keys to victory vs. Seahawks

» Who’s playing, who’s not?

» Fact or Fiction: Week 15 predictions

» Experts make picks for Giants-Seahawks

Read more…

 

SATURDAY MORNING HEADLINES

 

QUOTABLES

“I’ve definitely been pleased with my overall success but it’s about team. It’s about team success, it’s about how we go out there and establish ourselves as a unit. Personal accolades have never really been high on my priority list, it’s all about wins and losses for me.” -S Antrel Rolle

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Dez Bryant: ‘There are things I can’t control’
EAGLES: Nothing is off-limits with Evan Mathis
REDSKINS: Mike Shanahan’s Friday press conference


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Giants Week 15 fantasy rankings

Posted by Joe Kania on December 13, 2013 – 2:00 pm

Giants fall in fantasy rankings with Seahawks coming to town.

Victor Cruz

Eli ManningThe fantasy experts predict that quarterback Eli Manning, wide receivers Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Rueben Randle and kicker Josh Brown will all have their worst fantasy games of the season on Sunday when the Giants take on the Seahawks at MetLife Stadium.

All five players earned season-low rankings and two, Manning and Brown, went unranked by multiple sources. But the player to drop the farthest this week was Cruz.

If any Giant has been a consistent fantasy player this season, it’s been Cruz. He has been ranked in the top 10 among the league’s receivers five times this season and is the team’s leading fantasy scorer with 119.3 points but both ESPN and Yahoo warned fantasy owners not to start Cruz against Seattle.

“I actually think the matchup this weekend makes it easy on Cruz owners,” ESPN’s Christopher Harris said. “He hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 4, that’s a much-quoted stat. I haven’t had him outside of my top 15 wide receivers for this season — he’s 25 for me this week.”

Cruz’s average ranking for Week 15 is No. 28, nearly doubling down on his previous season-low of 15. He was ranked as low as No. 40 by CBS.

“I love the Salsa King and I’m one of his biggest apologists but I have to sit him this week,” Yahoo’s Brandon Funston said. “You mentioned the scoring drought, that’s nine straight games without a touchdown. Only once during that span has he gone for double-digit fantasy points so things are not going well.”

Hakeem Nicks

With a stingy group of cornerbacks on deck, Nicks and Randle also fell.

Despite scoring a season-high 13.5 points in the Giants’ Week 14 loss to San Diego, Nicks fell one spot, from No. 41 to No. 42. Randle, who had jumped Nicks in last week’s rankings, also fell, from No. 38 to No. 51.

Randle’s ranking tied season-lows set in Weeks 4 and 5 while Nicks, who had been ranked as high as No. 18, set a new season-low for the second straight week.

Manning (No. 25) was ranked No. 24 by ESPN in Week 14 but had never been ranked lower than No. 20 by all four sources. He went unranked by ESPN, which listed 27 quarterbacks, and CBS, which listed 25.

The only source to rank Brown this week was Yahoo, which listed him at No. 25. His average ranking for Week 15 is No. 24 but it didn’t hurt that he finished in a tied for 16th by FOX, which only listed 15 kickers.

Here’s a look at this week’s fantasy rankings: 

QB Eli Manning

Average ranking: 25th

Sources: ESPN (N/R; T-28), CBSSports (N/R; T-25), Yahoo! Sports (25th), Fox Sports (23rd)

» Week 14 by ESPN: 24th

» Week 13: 16th

» Week 12: 12th

» Week 11: 19th

» Week 10: 14th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 14th

» Week 7: 12th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 13th

» Week 4: 19th

» Week 3: 12th

» Week 2: 10th

» Week 1: 14th

 

RB Andre Brown

Average ranking: 14th

Sources: ESPN (14th), CBSSports (19th), Yahoo! Sports (12th), Fox Sports (9th)

» Week 14 by ESPN: 10th

» Week 13: 7th

» Week 12: 10th

» Week 11: 10th

» Week 10: 30th

 

WR Victor Cruz

Average ranking: 28th

Sources: ESPN (24th), CBSSports (40th), Yahoo! Sports (26th), Fox Sports (20th)

» Week 14 by ESPN: 14th

» Week 13: 13th

» Week 12: 9th

» Week 11: 15th

» Week 10: 12th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 8th

» Week 7: 6th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 6th

» Week 4: 11th

» Week 3: 10th

» Week 2: 11th

» Week 1: 12th

 

WR Hakeem Nicks

Average ranking: 42nd

Sources: ESPN (44th), CBSSports, (43rd), Yahoo! Sports (42nd), Fox Sports (37th)

» Week 14 by ESPN: 41st

» Week 13: 38th

» Week 12: 26th

» Week 11: 30th

» Week 10: 22nd

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 23rd

» Week 7: 20th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 22nd

» Week 4: 27th

» Week 3: 19th

» Week 2: 18th

» Week 1: 19th

 

WR Rueben Randle

Average ranking: 51st

Sources: ESPN (50th), CBSSports (N/R; T-49th), Yahoo! Sports (54th), Fox Sports (49th)

» Week 14 by ESPN: 38th

» Week 13: 35th

» Week 12: 26th

» Week 11: 36th

» Week 10: 36th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 24th

» Week 7: 30th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 51st

» Week 4: 51st

» Week 3: 49th

» Week 2: 43rd

» Week 1: 47th

 

TE Brandon Myers

Average ranking: 21st

Sources: ESPN (21st), CBSSports (20th), Yahoo! Sports (24th), Fox Sports, (19th)

» Week 14 by ESPN: 19th

» Week 13: 24th

» Week 12: 24th

» Week 11: 26th

» Week 10: 20th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 20th

» Week 7: 15th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 15th

» Week 4: 14th

» Week 3: 14th

» Week 2: 12th

» Week 1: 14th

 

K Josh Brown

Average ranking: 24th

Sources: ESPN (N/R; T-27th), CBSSports (25th), Yahoo! Sports (N/R; T-27th), Fox Sports (N/R; T-16th)

» Week 14 by ESPN: 21st

» Week 13: 20th

» Week 12: 15th

» Week 11: 18th

» Week 10: 15th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 21st

» Week 7: 22nd

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 18th

» Week 4: 18th

» Week 3: 13th

» Week 2: 15th

» Week 1: 15th

 

Defense/ special teams

Average ranking: 22nd

Sources: ESPN (25th), CBSSports (23rd), Yahoo! Sports (22nd), Fox Sports (N/R; T-16th)

» Week 14 by ESPN: 13th

» Week 13: 14th

» Week 12: 12th

» Week 11: 12th

» Week 10: 11th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 20th

» Week 7: 22nd

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 23rd

» Week 4: 25th

» Week 3: 25th

» Week 2: 24th

» Week 1: 14th


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Giants Week 14 fantasy results

Posted by Joe Kania on December 11, 2013 – 1:21 pm

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was the Giants’ top-scoring fantasy player in Week 14.

Hakeem Nicks

There were high expectations for Hakeem Nicks heading into the 2013 season.

He was ranked as the No. 18 fantasy wide receiver in the league by ESPN in their preseason fantasy rankings and many expected, in a contract year, that 2013 might be one of Nicks’ best years with Big Blue.

That hasn’t happened.

Nicks averages just 5.6 fantasy points per game and has a grand total of 78.9 points on the season, the 48th-most in the league. Teammates Rueben Randle and Victor Cruz both have more points on the season with 91.6 and 119.3, respectively.

WEEK 14 FANTASY RANKINGS

But despite his struggles, Nicks strung together one of his best games yet in Week 14 as the Giants fell, 37-14, to San Diego.

He scored 13.5 points, the 16th-most in the league, catching five balls for 135 yards. Nicks fell just .7 points of his season high, 14.2 points, that he set back in Week 5 against the Eagles. The only other game where surpassed 10 points was Week 1 (11.4).

“Each week I strap it up and I am ready to go,” Nicks said after the loss. “I had a lot more opportunities today and I wanted to take advantage of it.”

He also hauled in a 43-yard Hail Mary at the end of the first half and to to his surprise, didn’t land in the end zone. Had he crossed the goal line, it would have been his first score of the season.

“I knew I was going to get it,” said Nicks. “I thought I was in the end zone until I got up and everybody was just looking at me. I was thinking why isn’t anyone celebrating?”

Despite Nicks’ efforts, the Giants’ loss eliminated the team from playoff contention. He has three more games in a Giants uniform before his rookie contract expires.

“It’s difficult but it’s reality,” Nicks said. “Only thing we can do now is control playing these last three games to really show what we are made of. I don’t like it by a stretch, but it’s reality like I said and we have to face it.”

GIANTS WEEK 14 FANTASY RESULTS

QB Eli Manning,  10.48 points

Among quarterbacks: No. 27 (-6)

» Week 13: 11.4 points

» Week 12: 14.96 points

» Week 11: 13.46 points

» Week 10: 7.3 points

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 9.74 points

» Week 7: 12.5 points

» Week 6: 7.56 points

» Week 5: 15.36 points

» Week 4: 15.36 points

» Week 3: 4.16 points

» Week 2: 10.48 points

» Week 1: 28.8 points

 

RB Andre Brown,  7.6 points

Among running backs: No. 36 (-28)

» Week 13: 17.8 points

» Week 12: 15.8 points

» Week 11: 9.3 points

» Week 10: 17.9

Week 9: Bye

 

RB Peyton Hillis, 7.1 points

Among running backs: No. 38

» Week 13: 5.1 points

» Week 12: 0 points

» Week 11: 0 points

» Week 10: .1 points

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 8.5 points

» Week 7: 14.1 points

» Week 6: 0 points

» Week 5: 0 points

» Week 4: 0 point

» Week 3: 0 points

» Week 2: 0 points

» Week 1: 0 points

 

RB Brandon Jacobs, 0 points

Among running backs: N/A

» Week 13: 0 points

» Week 12: 7.5 points

» Week 11: 6.9 points

» Week 10: 0 points

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 0 points

» Week 7: 0 points

» Week 6: 23.4 points

» Week 5: 1.7 points

» Week 4: 1 point

» Week 3: 0.2 points

» Week 2: 6.4 points

» Week 1: 0 points

 

WR Victor Cruz, 4.2 points

Among wide receivers: No. 54 (+28)

» Week 13: 8 points

» Week 12: .7 points

» Week 11: 11 points

» Week 10: 3.7 points

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 8.6 points

» Week 7: 5 points

» Week 6: 6.8 points

» Week 5: 11.8 points

» Week 4: 22.4 points

» Week 3: 2.5 points

» Week 2: 11.8 points

» Week 1: 29.8 points

 

WR Rueben Randle, 2.7 points

Among wide receivers: No. 66 (-33)

» Week 13: 6.4 points

» Week 12: 6.4 points

» Week 11: 9.7 points

» Week 10: 11 points

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 0 points

» Week 7: 8 points

» Week 6: 13.5 points

» Week 5: 21.6 points

» Week 4: .7 points

» Week 3: 4 points

» Week 2: 1.4 point

» Week 1: 10.1 points

 

WR Hakeem Nicks, 13.5 points

Among wide receivers: No. 16

» Week 13: 3.4 points

» Week 12: 0 points

» Week 11: 5 points

» Week 10: 4.9

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 5.1 points

» Week 7: 2.8 points

» Week 6: 7 points

» Week 5: 14.2 points

» Week 4: 3.3 points

» Week 3: 0 points

» Week 2: 8.30 points

» Week 1: 11.4 points

 

TE Brandon Myers, 8.6 points

Among tight ends: No. 12 (-2)

» Week 13: 12.1 points

» Week 12: 9.9 points

» Week 11: 3.2 points

» Week 10: 0 points

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 4.2 points

» Week 7: 1.5 points

» Week 6: 0 points

» Week 5: 3.5 points

» Week 4: 0 points

» Week 3: 3.3 points

» Week 2: 7.4 points

» Week 1: 12.6 points

 

K Josh Brown, 2 points

Among kickers: No. 30 (-14)

» Week 13: 6 points

» Week 12: 7 points

» Week 11: 9 points

» Week 10: 6 points

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 15 points

» Week 7: 11 points

» Week 6: 3 points

» Week 5: 3 points

» Week 4: 1 point

» Week 3: 0 points

» Week 2: 11 points

» Week 1: 7 points

 

Defense, 0 points

League ranking: No. 26 (-12)

» Week 13: 8 points

» Week 12: 7 points

» Week 11: 16 points

» Week 10: 15 points

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 17 points

» Week 7: 11 points

» Week 6: 0 points

» Week 5: -3 points

» Week 4: 6 points

» Week 3: 1 point

» Week 2: -2 points

» Week 1: 4 points

*Point totals via NFL.com


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What they’re saying: Giants vs. Chargers

Posted by Joe Kania on December 9, 2013 – 2:00 pm

Giants react after losing to San Diego. 

Tom Coughlin

“I just told the team and anybody in listening distance that the major disappointment here today is to have a chance to get into a game where both teams are 5-7 and have a chance to win a ballgame and try to regain some respectability. We had played pretty well five or six weeks in a row and then we came in here today and the first half was just a very, very poor performance. We turned the ball over twice, they scored twice. They missed a field goal. Of course, we were off-sides and gave them another opportunity to make it. They made that. They scored late on us when we didn’t make a call downstairs that we thought was a fumble. We let the clock run down to two minutes, then they challenged and got the ball back. The first half was a major disappointment. I didn’t think we tackled well. We certainly didn’t stop the run. They were very high percentage on third downs the entire game. We came out in the second half and got a turnover on the first play and put it in the endzone. It looked like we were sparked, the way we came out of the locker room after halftime, but it was short-lived. They’ve come by their reputation for time of possession honestly. They have a very good scheme in terms of rushing the ball and throwing the ball at a high percentage and also throwing the ball down the field. They made the big play on us passing in the first half for a touchdown. Although we were in position, we didn’t make any plays

in the redzone. A couple of times we got into third down and distances but we weren’t able to stop them. Then in the second half, right there at the end we were trying to drive to score. We got the ball back with the turnover which wasn’t a turnover, then we turn it over at the end of the game and don’t give ourselves a chance to go down and score. Very, very disappointing loss for us. We have a three game schedule to go. We have three games to work as hard as we can, prepare as hard as we can and see if we can regain some of the respectability we lost today.” -Coach Tom Coughlin

“It’s been tough. Obviously today we got down and you try to compete and make some things happen but I haven’t analyzed the whole season but you just try to go game by game and try to make adjustments to get better. After the season we’ll look at it and try to figure that part out but we still have three games to go to try to make some adjustments and get better.” -QB Eli Manning

“We didn’t play together. We had spots where we played decently but then there were some spots where they made some huge plays on third down in the game and they were able to capitalize on some short fields and get some points up early. You can’t expect to continue to start as slow as we did today and last week and come back from that especially against good football teams like the one we played today. We just didn’t play well enough.” -DE Justin Tuck

“It’s difficult but it’s reality. Only thing we can do now is control playing these last three games to really show what we are made of. I don’t like it by a stretch, but it’s reality like I said and we have to face it.” -WR Hakeem Nicks


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Monday morning headlines

Posted by Joe Kania on December 9, 2013 – 9:03 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Instant Analysis: Chargers 37, Giants 14

» Turnovers derail Giants in loss to San Diego

» Hakeem Nicks’ big plays weren’t enough

» Photos: Giants vs. Chargers

» Watch: Brandon Myers five-yard touchdown

Read more…

 

MONDAY MORNING HEADLINES

 

QUOTABLES

“Well there’s a lot to play for. There’s pride to play for. There’s the fact that we’re competitors, we play for the New York Giants and we’re expected to go as hard as we can. We created our own situation here. No one else did but us, so it’s our responsibility to finish.” -Coach Tom Coughlin

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Five things to watch: Cowboys vs. Bears

EAGLES: Eagles vs. Lions highlights

REDSKINS: Redskins vs. Chiefs highlights


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Daily Blitz (11/15): Giants Week 11 fantasy rankings

Posted by Joe Kania on November 15, 2013 – 11:36 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Experts make picks for Giants vs. Packers

» Unfamiliar roster faces Giants on Sunday

» Increased role for rookie Damontre Moore?

» Andre Brown aims for repeat performance

Read more..

 

GIANTS WEEK 11 FANTASY RANKINGS

Andre BrownAndre Brown made a believer of the fantasy experts in his season debut against the Raiders on Sunday.

Brown picked up 115 yards and a touchdown on a career-high 30 carries and jumped 20 spots in the fantasy rankings, from No. 30 to No. 10. He scored 17.9 fantasy points, the most of any Giants running back this season, and finished as the league’s No. 5 running back.

“He’s going to be a top 20 running back for me because I don’t see another running back in that backfield getting that many carries,” ESPN’s Eric Karabell said.  “He’s 39 rushing yards away from the team lead and he’s played in one game. Think about that for a minute. Going forward they’ve got Green Bay coming up, I’m going to rank him ahead of Ray Rice and ahead of Trent Richardson. These guys are doing nothing, Andre Brown is a good player. If I knew he was going to get that many touches I would have ranked him higher. Yes — he is a top 20 running back this week and for the rest of the season.”

WEEK 10 FANTASY RESULTS

Brown is the only Giant ranked in the top 10 but the team’s defense is not far behind. The unit earned an average ranking of No. 12, one spot down from last week, but was ranked as high as No. 5 by Karabell and ESPN.

Jason Pierre-Paul“I’d say the Giants are a good streaming defense,” Karaball said. “But they’ve also gotten a lot of luck with the quarterbacks they’ve played. Scott Tolzien will be starting his first NFL game on Sunday and I have to believe he will be good for at least two interceptions and maybe a fumble or two.”

The team’s defense finished No. 3 in the league with 15 points scored in Week 10.

But several Giants are moving in the opposite direction. Quarterback Eli Manning fell five sports, from No. 14 to No. 19, and was ranked as low as No. 23 by ESPN. Wide receiver Victor Cruz also fell, from No. 12 to No. 15. Cruz had been ranked as high as No. 6 in Weeks 5 and 6 but remains out of the top 10 for the second week in a row.

CBS Sports’ three-man panel apparently had mixed emotions about Josh Brown. He was ranked as the league’s No. 2 kicker by one member but received a No. 23 ranking by another. Brown earned an average ranking of No. 18.

Here’s a look at this week’s fantasy rankings. This week’s ranking is listed in parentheses. +/- indicates the difference between this week’s rankings and last week’s.

 

QB Eli Manning

Average ranking: 19th

Sources: ESPN -6 (23rd), CBSSports -6 (19th), Yahoo! Sports -7 (19th), Fox Sports -4 (16th)

» Week 10: 14th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 14th

» Week 7: 12th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 13th

» Week 4: 19th

» Week 3: 12th

» Week 2: 10th

» Week 1: 14th

 

RB Andre Brown

Average ranking: 10th

Sources: ESPN +18 (12th), CBSSports +15 (12th), Yahoo! Sports +19 (10th), Fox Sports +19 (16th)

» Week 10: 30th

 

RB Peyton Hillis

Average ranking: 50th

Sources: ESPN -14 (T-54th), CBSSports -17 (47th), Yahoo! Sports -12 (51st), Fox Sports -16 (48th)

» Week 10: 35th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 29th

 

RB Brandon Jacobs

Average ranking: N/R

Sources: ESPN (N/R), CBSSports (N/R), Yahoo! Sports (N/R), Fox Sports (N/R)

» Week 10: 46th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 43rd

» Week 7: 19th

 

WR Victor Cruz

Average ranking: 15th

Sources: ESPN -2 (12th), CBSSports -9 (22nd), Yahoo! Sports +1 (12th), Fox Sports -5 (14th)

» Week 10: 12th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 8th

» Week 7: 6th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 6th

» Week 4: 11th

» Week 3: 10th

» Week 2: 11th

» Week 1: 12th

 

WR Hakeem Nicks

Average ranking: 30th

Sources: ESPN -7 (28th), CBSSports, -14 (34th), Yahoo! Sports -8 (32nd), Fox Sports -4 (26th)

» Week 10: 22nd

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 23rd

» Week 7: 20th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 22nd

» Week 4: 27th

» Week 3: 19th

» Week 2: 18th

» Week 1: 19th

 

WR Rueben Randle

Average ranking: 36th

Sources: ESPN +3 (36th), CBSSports +2 (36th), Yahoo! Sports -3 (33rd), Fox Sports +4 (39th)

» Week 10: 36th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 24th

» Week 7: 30th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 51st

» Week 4: 51st

» Week 3: 49th

» Week 2: 43rd

» Week 1: 47th

 

TE Brandon Myers

Average ranking: 26th

Sources: ESPN -15 (30th), CBSSports -3 (T-25th), Yahoo! Sports -5 (29th), Fox Sports, -2 (20th)

» Week 10: 20th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 20th

» Week 7: 15th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 15th

» Week 4: 14th

» Week 3: 14th

» Week 2: 12th

» Week 1: 14th

 

K Josh Brown

Average ranking: 18th

Sources: ESPN -2 (18th), CBSSports -4 (12th), Yahoo! Sports -4 (22nd), Fox Sports -2 (T-21st))

» Week 10: 15th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 21st

» Week 7: 22nd

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 18th

» Week 4: 18th

» Week 3: 13th

» Week 2: 15th

» Week 1: 15th

 

Defense/ special teams

Average ranking: 12th

Sources: ESPN +9 (5th), CBSSports -12 (19th), Yahoo! Sports -1 (9th), Fox Sports +2 (14th)

» Week 10: 11th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 20th

» Week 7: 22nd

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 23rd

» Week 4: 25th

» Week 3: 25th

» Week 2: 24th

» Week 1: 14th

 

QUOTABLES

“As long as we’re winning, I don’t care (how many carries I have). I’m playing right now. I’m playing good ball. We’re playing good ball. As long as we’re doing that… I’ll let them manage that and what have you, but I’m just going to go out there and play ball.” -RB Andre Brown

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Two sticky situations facing Dallas during bye week

EAGLES: Friday morning headlines

REDSKINS: Darrel Young plays Santa’s elf

 

REPORTER QUICK-HITS

The Star-Ledger reports: Giants links

ESPN reports: Daily countdown prediction

The New York Daily News reports: Jacobs, Brown could be powerful 1-2 punch


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Daily Blitz (10/8): Giants Week 5 fantasy results

Posted by Giants.com on October 8, 2013 – 10:11 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Upon Further Review: Coach defends Eli

» Quotes: Spencer Paysinger, Victor Cruz

» Experts discuss where Giants go from here

» Giants vs. Eagles timeline

» Latest injury report (10/7)

Read more…

 

GIANTS WEEK 5 FANTASY RESULTS

Wide receiver Rueben Randle had a breakout game in Week 5 against the Eagles, earning 21.6 fantasy points and finishing as the league’s No. 5 receiver.

Randle’s 21.6 points were the most he has scored since tallying 10.1 in Week 1 against the Cowboys. He and Victor Cruz are the only two Giants to finish among the top five players in the league after Cruz did it in Weeks 1 and 4.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: RUEBEN RANDLE

Fellow receiver Hakeem Nicks also posted a season-high against the Eagles with 14.2 points and finished as the league’s No. 13 wide out while Cruz added 11.8 points to his already impressive fantasy resume.

Moving in the opposite direction is the Giants defense, which scored -3 points. The unit finished No. 28, dead last with four teams receiving byes.

Here’s a look at how the Giants fared in Week 5. Fantasy points are listed following the player’s name:

Eli Manning, Connor Barwin

 

QB Eli Manning, 15.36 points

Among quarterbacks: No. 16 (+10)

» Week 4: 15.36 points

» Week 3: 4.16 points

» Week 2: 10.48 points

» Week 1: 28.8 points

 

RB David Wilson, 7.6 points

Among running backs: No. 25 (+7)

» Week 4: 6.3 points

» Week 3: 3.9 points

» Week 2: 1.7 points

» Week 1: -2.1 points

 

WR Victor Cruz, 11.8 points

Among wide receivers: No. 43 (-40)

» Week 4: 22.4 points

» Week 3: 2.5 points

» Week 2: 11.8 points

» Week 1: 29.8 points

Rueben Randle

 

WR Hakeem Nicks, 14.2 points

Among wide receivers: No. 13 (+48)

» Week 4: 3.3 points

» Week 3: 0 points

» Week 2: 8.30 points

» Week 1: 11.4 points

 

WR Rueben Randle, 21.6 points

Among wide receivers: No. 5 (+108)

» Week 4: .7 points

» Week 3: 4 points

» Week 2: 1.4 point

» Week 1: 10.1 points

 

TE Brandon Myers, 3.5 points

Among tight ends: No.26 (+22)

» Week 4: 0 points

Jason Pierre-Paul

» Week 3: 3.3 points

» Week 2: 7.4 points

» Week 1: 12.6

 

K Josh Brown, 3 points

Among kickers: No. 27 (+3)

» Week 4: 1 point

» Week 3: 0 points

» Week 2: 11 points

» Week 1: 7 points

 

Defense: -3 points

League ranking: No. 28 (-7)

» Week 4: 6 points

» Week 3: 1 point

» Week 2: -2 points

» Week 1: 4 points

*Point totals via NFL.com

 

QUOTABLES

“It’s a team game, and yes, the head coach is the guy that’s responsible for the losses, and the players need to be there for each other in all circumstances and in this one, criticizing the quarterback for the outcome for everything there at the end of the game really is not right.” -Coach Tom Coughlin

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Should Cowboys have let Broncos score?

EAGLES: Vick expected to miss Sunday’s game

REDSKINS: Redskins morning clips (10/7)

 

REPORTER QUICK-HITS

The Star-Ledger reports: Giants links

ESPN NY reports: Giants to re-sign Da’Rel Scott

The New York Daily News reports: Five keys to fixing the season


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Daily Blitz (10/4): Giants fantasy rankings: Week 5

Posted by Giants.com on October 4, 2013 – 11:52 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Dave Diehl cleared to play Sunday

» Insider: Breaking down the Eagles

» Jim Cordle and O-line subs look to improve

» Spencer Paysinger set to play former coach

» Victor Cruz putting up big numbers

Read more…

 

GIANTS FANTASY RANKINGS: WEEK 5

Victor Cruz, Dunta RobinsonVictor Cruz finished as the league’s No. 3 receiver in Week 4, the second time he has finished in the top three, and breaks into the top 10 for the first time this season in this week’s fantasy rankings.

Cruz comes in at No. 6 and was ranked as high as No. 4 by ESPN. He moved up five spots from his No. 11 ranking in Week 4.

WEEK 4 FANTASY RESULTS

The fantasy experts expect David Wilson to have his best game yet against the Eagles on Sunday. He is ranked as the No. 16 running back, a season-high, and moved up 13 spots from his ranking last week. Wilson entered the season ranked No. 17 but has fallen every week since.

The Eagles allow the 19.2 fantasy points per game to standard running backs, according to fantasy football insider James Morris, and Wilson is expected to carry an increased workload after the Giants cut running back Da’Rel Scott earlier in the week.

Quarterback Eli Manning moved up six spots, from No. 19 to No. 13, and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks moved up five spots, from No. 27 to No. 22.

Tight end Brandon Myers was the only Giant to fall in this week’s rankings, dropping one spot from No. 14 to No. 15.

Here’s a look at this week’s fantasy rankings. This week’s ranking is listed in parentheses. +/- indicated the difference between this week’ rankings and last week’s.

 

QB Eli Manning

Average ranking: 13th

Sources: ESPN +1 (16th), CBSSports +11 (11th), Yahoo! Sports +10 (11th), Fox Sports +3 (13th)

» Week 4: 19th

» Week 3: 12th

» Week 2: 10th

» Week 1: 14th

 

RB David Wilson

Average ranking: 16th

Sources: ESPN +1 (21st), CBSSports +22 (13th), Yahoo! Sports: +17 (13th), Fox Sports +4 (17th)

» Week 4: 29th

» Week 3: 27th

» Week 2: 23rd

» Week 1: 17th

 

WR Victor Cruz

Average ranking: 6th

Sources: ESPN +6 (4th), CBSSports +6 (6th), Yahoo! Sports +7 (6th), Fox Sports +2 (6th)

» Week 4: 11th

» Week 3: 10th

» Week 2: 11th

» Week 1: 12th

 

WR Hakeem Nicks

Average ranking: 22nd

Sources: ESPN +3 (23rd), CBSSports, +11 (21st), Yahoo! Sports +0 (24th), Fox Sports +6 (18th)

» Week 4: 27th

» Week 3: 19th

» Week 2: 18th

» Week 1: 19th

 

WR Rueben Randle

Average ranking: 51st

Sources: ESPN +0 (T-56th), CBSSports +2 (47th), Yahoo! Sports +1 (46th), Fox Sports -6 (54th)

» Week 4: 51st

» Week 3: 49th

» Week 2: 43rd

» Week 1: 47th

 

TE Brandon Myers

Average ranking: 15th

Sources: ESPN -1 (15th), CBSSports +0 (17th), Yahoo! Sports -2 (14th), Fox Sports +-1(15th)

» Week 4: 14th

» Week 3: 14th

» Week 2: 12th

» Week 1: 14th

 

K Josh Brown

Average ranking: 18th

Sources: ESPN -14 (T-23rd), CBSSports +8 (11th), Yahoo! Sports +2 (18th), Fox Sports +4 (19th)

» Week 4: 18th

» Week 3: 13th

» Week 2: 15th

» Week 1: 15th

 

Defense/ special teams

Average ranking: 23rd

Sources: ESPN -1 (28th), CBSSports +6 (19th), Yahoo! Sports +2 (21st), Fox Sports +2 (T-21st)

» Week 4: 25th

» Week 3: 25th

» Week 2: 24th

» Week 1: 14th

 

QUOTABLES

“Our offensive line is a thick-skinned group and we’re the guys that, no matter what happens, no matter what’s said, we’re going to be a group that comes out fighting. Me coming back, I’m not a miracle worker. Everything’s not going to be perfect, everything’s not going to be fixed. I just know that I’m going to bring my leadership, I’m going to bring energy, I’m going to fight each and every play, I’m going to do whatever I can to bring the best out of my teammates, just like they do for me.” T Dave Diehl

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Can the Cowboys succeed without running?

EAGLES: Eagles still respect the Giants pass rush

REDSKINS: Friday Conversation: Pierre Garcon

 

REPORTER QUICK-HITS

The Star-Ledger reports: Giants links

ESPN NY reports: Trust in Tom Coughlin to save season

The New York Daily News reports: Kevin Gilbride staying the course


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