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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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Friday morning headlines

Posted by Joe Kania on December 20, 2013 – 10:18 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

» Victor Cruz undergoes knee procedure

» Insider: Detroit Lions scouting report

» Infographic: NYG-DET stat comparison

» Latest Giants injury report (12/19)

» First & 10 teaser: Andre Brown

» Papa’s Perspective: Moving forwards

Read more…

 

FRIDAY MORNING HEADLINES

 

QUOTABLES

“I think there’s a responsibility to our team to play your best, be your best. There always is. That’s what we’re in this business for, to do the very best we can and not listen to what people tell you about why you’re playing and the questions that you get asked in this situation. It’s our responsibility to play as well as we can, the competitiveness of it, the pride that goes with it, what kind of statement do you make as a man in terms of you living up to your responsibilities and the example you set for others. There’s an awful lot to play for.” -Coach Tom Coughlin 

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Tony Romo: Cowboys ‘feel fortunate’
EAGLES: Friday morning headlines
REDSKINS: Mike Shanahan on preparation for Dallas

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

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Wednesday morning headlines

Posted by Joe Kania on December 18, 2013 – 10:10 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

» Giants place Corey Webster on IR

» Inside the Numbers: Playing in a dome

» Power Rankings: Week 15 wrap-up

» Upon Further Review: Strength of the team

» NFC East Roundup: Week 15

» Shaun O’Hara grades Giants’ performance

Read more…

 

WEDNESDAY MORNING HEADLINES

 

QUOTABLES

“Sure, everyone knows that the offense is struggling, but like I said, this team wins and loses as a team, and there will never be any division in this locker room. We have no shot if that takes place, and I don’t think that yesterday (Sunday) there were any signs of that. I just think there was a sign of trying to challenge guys to go out there and play better. For me, I think that’s one of the hardest things to do as a leader, to go out there and challenge guys when you think they can go out there and play better. In the same right, you’re going out there and challenging yourself, so I don’t think at any point yesterday with anything that was said that there was any finger pointing I just think it was guys trying to get guys riled up to go play better. That’s pretty much it.” -DE Justin Tuck

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Dez’s emotions, playoff picture
EAGLES: Nick Foles knows QB job is different
REDSKINS: Redskins film review: Kirk Cousins

 

TWEET OF THE DAY


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Monday morning headlines

Posted by Joe Kania on December 16, 2013 – 9:55 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

» Manning, offense held scoreless in loss

» Postgame notes and stats

» Improved pass rush doesn’t translate to win

» Instant Analysis: Seahawks 23, Giants 0

» Mundy and Paysinger called on against Seahawks’ offense

Read more…

 

MONDAY MORNING HEADLINES

 

QUOTABLES

“I thought we had a couple of good games, but when you can single out certain moments, you know you’re not doing very well offensively. I thought when we played at Philadelphia, offensively we were moving the ball up and down the field and had to settle for a bunch of field goals, but at least I felt we were driving the ball. There have been times when we were able to move it. Obviously today, every time we had a little spark or got a first down, we followed it up with a bad play or a negative play right after.” -QB Eli Manning

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Cowboys vs. Packers highlights
EAGLES: Eagles vs. Vikings highlights
REDSKINS: Redskins vs. Falcons highlights


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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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Tuesday morning headlines

Posted by Joe Kania on December 10, 2013 – 9:46 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 analyze Giants after Sunday loss

» Upon Further Review: A lot to play for

» Quotes: Coach Coughlin, Cruz

» Postgame notes and stats

» Postgame quotes

» Giants vs. Chargers highlights

Read more…

 

TUESDAY MORNING HEADLINES

 

QUOTABLES

“You obviously go as hard as you can each week and then you assess the season when the season is over, so each one of these games is a critical game for us. It’s a critical game for our team, for our franchise, for all of us and so we certainly will throw everything we have into these individual games and then we’ll assess the entire season when the time comes.” -Coach Tom Coughlin

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION


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Monday morning headlines

Posted by Joe Kania on November 25, 2013 – 10:07 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: Cowboys 24, Giants 21

» Eli eyed last opportunity in loss to Dallas

» Postgame notes and stats

» Ground attack kept Giants in game vs. Cowboys

» Randle gets start in place of Nicks

Read more…

 

MONDAY MORNING HEADLINES

 

QUOTABLES

“I was proud with the way we responded late in the game. We needed to get some touchdowns, and we did. Brandon Myers on a big fourth down conversion and he scores, then obviously late in the game, we know we’ve got to score and hit Victor Cruz on a big third down down the middle. We get the touchdown and get the two-point conversion. I’m proud of the way we responded and offensively came through and came up big when we needed to. We just didn’t quite get enough.” -QB Eli Manning

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Jason Garrett postgame press conference

EAGLES: Top 11 Instagram photos of 2013

REDSKINS: Fred Davis could contribute Monday night


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Giants Week 11 fantasy results

Posted by Joe Kania on November 20, 2013 – 5:59 pm

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

» Coaching Confidential: Prepping for Cowboys

» Giants injury report (11/20)

» JPP named Defensive Player of the Week

» 10 things to know about Giants-Cowboys

Read more…

 

GIANTS WEEK 11 FANTASY RESULTS

Antrel RolleIn its first six games, the Giants’ defense scored a combined six points and the team began the season with an 0-6 record. In each of those six weeks the unit failed to finish among the top 20 in the league in fantasy points scored.

But In Week 7, following a scoreless outing in a Week 6 loss to Chicago, the unit put up 11 and won its first game.

Two weeks later it scored a season-high 17 points and in Week 11 the unit scored 16, finished as the league’s No. 4 defense and won its fourth consecutive contest.

WEEK 11 FANTASY RANKINGS

“We’ve put the blinders on,” defensive end Justin Tuck said after the Giants’ Week 11 victory over Green Bay. “We’re not listening to the good, the bad or the ugly. We’re studying our butts off, we’re doing more meeting time, all the things that we were maybe lacking before. But for me personally, it’s fun. When you’re out there having fun it shows and right now we’re out there having fun. Again, the defense played pretty well and we’re just trying to continue that.”

The team also picked up its first defensive touchdown on the season when defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul brought an interception back 24 yards for a touchdown. 

HIGHLIGHTS: GIANTS VS. PACKERS 

The Giants’ defense earned an average ranking of No. 12 in Week 11 but was ranked as high as No. 5 by ESPN.

Quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Victor Cruz are also on the rise. Manning moved up three spots, from No. 24 to No. 21, after scoring 13.46 fantasy points and Cruz catapulted from No. 49 to No. 20 with 11 points.

Running back Andre Brown finished as the league’s No. 5 running back in fantasy points scored in his season debut and remains in the top 20 after picking up 9.3 points against Green Bay.

Here’s a look at how the Giants fared in Week 11. Fantasy points are listed following the player’s name:

 

Eli Manning

QB Eli Manning, 13.46 points

Among quarterbacks: No. 21 (+3)

» 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

 

Andre BrownRB Andre Brown, 9.3 points

Among running backs: No. 18 (-13)

» Week 10: 17.9

Week 9: Bye

 

RB Brandon Jacobs, 6.9 points

Among running backs: No. 31

» 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

 

Victor CruzWR Victor Cruz, 11 points

Among wide receivers: No. 20 (+29)

» 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

 

Hakeem Nicks, Tramon WilliamsWR Hakeem Nicks, 5 points

Among wide receivers: No. 46 (-8)

» 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

 

Rueben RandleWR Rueben Randle, 9.7 points

Among wide receivers: No. 23 (-4)

» 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

 

Brandon Myers, M.D. JenningsTE Brandon Myers, 3.2 points

Among tight ends: No. 29 (+19)

» 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

 

Josh BrownK Josh Brown, 9 points

Among kickers: No. 16 (+3)

» 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

 

Jason Pierre-PaulDefense, 16 points

League ranking: No. 4 (-1)

» 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

 

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RB Peyton Hillis, 0 points

Among running backs: No. 67 (-22)

» 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

*Point totals via NFL.com

 

QUOTABLES

“Everybody definitely realizes how important this game is.  With every division game, it’s very important because we’re fighting to make the playoffs.  Everyone was in there, we all watched film as a unit.  Offense watched it with the offense and defense watched it with their players and special teams came and watched.  Even though we had the day off, everyone still sees how important this game is to us and we have to go out there and make sure we’re flying around, executing all our assignments and playing smart and fast football.” -RB Andre Brown

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Ware says he’ll play Sunday

EAGLES: Chip Kelly explains the art of two-gapping

REDSKINS: Inside the locker room with Santana Moss

 

REPORTER QUICK-HITS

The Star-Ledger reports: Giants links

ESPN reports: NFL Nation buzz

The New York Daily News reports: Justin Tuck looking like old self


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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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