Saturday, August 7, 2021

Fantasy Football Projections 2021: New York Giants

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Below you will find our 2021 fantasy football projections for the New York Giants.

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Daniel Jones543.4344383123.9112.7767.8393.21.86273.82
Mike Glennon37.823.42571.660.98715.40.0416.74

Daniel Jones: The offseason was kind to Jones. With the Giants signing Kenny Golladay to a four-year contract as the team's WR1 and drafting Kadarius Toney in the first round, the rest of the team's solid group of pass-catchers -- Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and Evan Engram, etc. -- will have easier opportunities. The upgrades to the receiving corps combined with his sneaky rushing upside gives Jones the potential to outperform his draft-day cost.


Saquon Barkley266.51199.39.0650.5425.52.5257.09
Devontae Booker54234.91.2719.3151.20.760.08
Elijhaa Penny7.717.
Gary Brightwell15.466.20.310.7509.33
Corey Clement4.417.

Saquon Barkley: As a rookie, Barkley was about as good as it gets. Technically, Todd Gurley was better (fantasy's RB1), but Barkley was the RB2 in his rookie season and led the NFL in scrimmage yards (2,028), scored 15 touchdowns and hauled in 91 catches. Injuries have kept him out of 17 of the team's past 19 games (and his rehab this offseason continues to be a major storyline), but if his health cooperates in 2021, he has the skill set to finish as one of the top two or three backs in the league.

Devontae Booker: Even though the team recently added Alfred Morris, Booker is likely the favorite for RB2 duties (and RB1 duties if Barkley isn't ready to go for Week 1).


Kenny Golladay70.7981.15.8000168.26
Sterling Shepard56.9592.83.62.923.50.15112.58
Kadarius Toney36.7439.52.98.859.40.3187.5
Darius Slayton31.2455.831.88.10.0480.23
John Ross11.9159.
Dante Pettis3.7470.40008.95

Kenny Golladay: Golladay exceeded the 1,000-yard milestone in back-to-back seasons (2018 and 2019) with the Lions and led the NFL in receiving touchdowns (11) in 2019. Although 2020 was a lost season due to a hip injury, Golladay had either 100-plus yards or 50-plus yards and a score in the four games he played before sustaining the injury. Signing a four-year deal with the Giants, the QB downgrade from Matthew Stafford to Daniel Jones and a more crowded receiver room limits his ceiling a bit. One other thing to monitor is Golladay's hamstring pull, which is not considered a significant injury.

Sterling Shepard: Shepard missed four games in 2020 and he has now missed four-plus games in three of the past four seasons. Adding Golladay to the receiving corps pushes Shepard down a spot on the depth chart, but he'll likely see the second-most snaps among the team's receivers barring injury.

Kadarius Toney: The Athletic's Dan Duggan expects the "Giants to bring Toney along slowly" and writes that "his offensive snaps will likely begin with specialized packages with the hope that he’ll grow into a bigger role as the season progresses."

Darius Slayton: Excluding the year-over-year drop in touchdowns (eight to three), Slayton's 2020 numbers (50/751) were nearly identical to his rookie numbers (48/740) in 2019. Even if Kadarius Toney is eased in slowly, the first-rounder's presence (along with Golladay's) means that any of the team's receivers outside of Golladay will be difficult to trust barring injury.


Evan Engram50.9531.43.33.3190.13101.07
Kyle Rudolph21.1200.31.500039.58
Kaden Smith2.926.60.30005.91
Levine Toilolo0.98.20.10001.87

Evan Engram: After two injury-plagued seasons, Engram was able to play a full 16-game slate and finished with 63 catches for 654 yards and only one touchdown. Not only was the single touchdown disappointing for fantasy managers, but Engram's YPG (40.9) and Y/R (10.4) were both career lows. While Engram led NYG in targets (109) last season, the addition of Kenny Golladay as the team's top pass-catching option and selection of Kadarius Toney in the first round could lead to less week-to-week consistency in targets for Engram.

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