New York Giants
Coach: Pat Shurmur
OC: Mike Shula
QB: Eli Manning, Daniel Jones, Alex Tanney, Kyle Lauletta, Eric Dungey
RBs: Saquon Barkley, Wayne Gallman, Elijhaa Penny, Paul Perkins, Rod Smith, Jon Hilliman
WRs: Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate, Corey Coleman, Bennie Fowler, Cody Latimer, Alonzo Russell, Brittan Golden, Darius Slayton, Alex Wesley, Reggie White Jr
TEs: Evan Engram, Rhett Ellison, Garrett Dickerson, Scott Simonson, CJ Conrad
2019 Draft (offense only):
Round 1, Pick 6 – QB – Daniel Jones – Duke
Round 5, Pick 171 – WR – Darius Slayton – Auburn
Round 7, Pick 232 – OT – George Asafo-Adjei – Kentucky
2019 Undrafted Free Agents (fantasy offense only):
QB – Eric Dungey – Oregon
RB – Jon Hilliman – Rutgers
WR – Alex Wesley – Northern Colorado
WR – Reggie White Jr – Monmouth
TE – CJ Conrad – Kentucky
Key Offseason Additions (fantasy offense):
WR – Golden Tate
Training Camp Preview: Rookies 7/22, Veterans 7/24
Head coach Pat Shurmur and OC Mike Shula are going into their second season with the Giants. Most of the Giants talk this off-season will be about the decision to trade away Odell Beckham Jr and the selection of quarterback Daniel Jones at #6 overall. We won’t do that here. The Giants believe they put themselves in the best situation for their future, without compromising the present (too much). This team will be built around Saquon Barkley and their young core of pass catchers.
The biggest position to watch in training camp will be the quarterback positon. Eli Manning will be the starter, but for how long? Early camp notes were that Manning was not looking very sharp. He should not be in our redraft plans on draft day, but I’m open to him being usable in 2QB leagues and potentially having some streaming value. Saquon Barkley is too important in the passing game for us to ignore. Eli was QB17 last year and only had Beckham for 12 games. If Eli can hold off Daniel Jones this year, Manning has a solid chance at finishing as a top 20 QB. This is a big If. If the Giants are losing games early and appear to be going nowhere, the team will eventually want to see what they have with their 6th overall pick. Jones is a cheap dynasty buy but should not be drafted in redrafts. Watch him closely in the pre-season before making any quick judgements on the outlook of his career.
We don’t need to talk too much about Saquon Barkley. He is the consensus number one overall pick in redraft leagues. He has no competition behind him. His biggest concern will be about the quarterback play potentially limiting his upside. Without Beckham, do teams commit to stopping Barkley with 8 man boxes? Either way, he will be the teams leading receiver and deliver us a high floor in PPR leagues. His backups are Wayne Gallman, Paul Perkins, Elijhaa Penny, free agent Rod Smith and rookie Jon Hilliman. Keep an eye on Hilliman this pre-season.
Sterling Shepard headlines the receiving group. The team also signed Golden Tate. These two are clearly the best options on the team and will flirt with WR3 numbers this year. Tate might have more receptions but Shepard should score more touchdowns. Because of the quarterback situation, I have been ignoring all Giants receivers. The competition for the 3 and 4 spots will be between Corey Coleman, Bennie Fowler and Cody Latimer. Rookies Darius Slayton and Reggie White Jr will also be in the mix. Both rookies got time with the 1s this off-season. I’m mostly interested to see who Daniel Jones is riffing with in practice and in games. This player could have dynasty and redraft value for us next year.
Evan Engram might be the only other Giant work a shot at ADP. He is usually the 6th TE off the board and has top 5 upside this year, no matter who is playing quarterback. He was very productive the last two years in games that Beckham was out. His overall numbers dipped last year because he missed 5 games, but his fantasy points per game were similar to his stellar rookie season. After Engram, Rhett Ellison is the number two. Jerell Adams, Scott Simonson, Garrett Dickerson and CJ Conrad will compete for the remaining roster spots.
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