Sunday, August 12, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football Projecctions: New York Giants

In addition to viewing our 2018 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the New York Giants.



Eli Manning574.1364.6410525.314.414.825.20.63.5235.72
Passing on Sam Darnold (or another first-round quarterback) in the draft, the Giants will surround Manning with better (and healthier) talent in 2018. The Giants lacked (the threat of) a running game, had one of the league's worst offensive lines and their receiving corps was decimated by injuries. With healthy receivers, a stud rookie running back and an improved offensive line, Manning will have a chance to bounce back in 2018 after finishing outside the top-20 fantasy quarterbacks in back-to-back seasons.
Davis Webb2.91.7190.

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Running Backs


Saquon Barkley3041337.69.744.6334.52.21.8235.01
Over the past two years, a rookie running back -- Ezekiel Elliott (2016) and Kareem Hunt (2017) -- has led the NFL in rushing. Could Barkley extend the rookie streak to three straight? Arguably the most talented back to enter the league since Adrian Peterson, Barkley has a rare combination of size (233 pounds) and athleticism (4.4 forty and 41-inch vertical) with elite college production (3,801 YFS and 43 TDs over past two seasons).
Wayne Gallman61.7265.31.912.3750.50.547.43
Given the team's multiple offensive woes in 2017, Gallman had a highly respectable rookie season -- 111/476 (4.29 YPC) rushing and 34/193/1 receiving. Gallman's 4.29 YPC was a half-yard better than the rest of the team (3.79 YPC), but like with Stewart, Gallman will spend most of 2018 watching Barkley from the sidelines.
Jonathan Stewart60.3217.12.17.955.30.30.440.84
Stewart has had a productive NFL career, but his primary role on this roster will be that of mentor for rookie Saquon Barkley with a few short-yardage and goal-line opportunities mixed in.

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Wide Receivers


Odell Beckham91.91240.710.
As much as he may do things to frustrate the front office and organization off the field and/or on the sidelines, there are few players as talented as Beckham Jr. on the field. Last season was lost to injury, but OBJ had more than 90 catches, 1,300 yards and double-digit touchdowns in each of his first three NFL seasons.
Sterling Shepard71.6830.66.14.511.300.3120.19
Even though he missed five games, Shepard posted a career high in receiving yards (731) and set a career high in receptions on a per-game basis (5.36). Shepard will have an opportunity to post full-season career highs as the team's WR2.
Cody Latimer30.5372.12.70000.452.61
A massive disappointment as a second-round pick in 2014, Latimer posted career highs of 18 catches for 287 yards and two touchdowns last year. (Latimer had just 16 catches in his first three seasons combined.) That said, Latimer gets a fresh start in New York with the potential to be the team's WR3. With ODB, Shepard, Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram all ahead of him for opportunities, however, it would take multiple injuries for him to be fantasy-relevant in most league formats.
Roger Lewis19.6231.31.60000.132.53
Lewis posted a 36/416/2 line in 2017 and will compete with Latimer for opportunities in three-WR sets. Like with Latimer, Lewis won't have much fantasy relevance without an injury to OBJ and/or Shepard.
Travis Rudolph3.847.50.20000.15.75
Kevin Norwood1.516.50.100002.25

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Tight Ends


Evan Engram58.4680.46.10000.1104.44
Rookie tight ends typically struggle, but Engram had a highly productive rookie season (64/722/6, TE5). Based on talent, Engram could take another step forward in 2018, but he may not see as much volume (115 targets) in 2018 with better health from Odell Beckham and the team's receivers along with the addition of rookie Saquon Barkley.
Rhett Ellison15.8150.10.9000020.41
Jerell Adams7.365.70.40000.18.77

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