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The tour of New York rolls on with the New York Giants. The G-Men are coming off a disappointing 6-10 season but do not let the under .500 record fool you this team has a very solid passing attack led by Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr.
Manning is usually a frustrating fantasy option as the highs are really high, but the lows are really low. Eli gon’ Eli though and as a fantasy owner you have to take the bad with the good, because more times than not the good outweighs the bad. Manning also has the luxury to throwing to arguably the best wide out in the league in Odell Beckham Jr.
Beckham is a stud and there is not much that needs to be said about his game. If you want to know how good Odell is just type his name into youtube and enjoy. Then pick him if he is available in your draft. The Giants also drafted Sterling Shepard out of Oklahoma this year so he could provide some help in the passing game, but it is too early to tell just how good he is, but he is worth keeping an eye on. Tight end Larry Donnell is also a solid red zone target and can be a matchup dependant starting TE.
The X-factor comes in the form of returning Victor Cruz. The one-time solid fantasy option has battled injuries so it will be interesting to see how if he comes back. One thing you need to know about the Giants is they like to throw the football and that is because they struggle running the ball.
Rashad Jennings is the best running back option but he is nothing more than a RB2/FLEX player and that is all you need to know about the Giants running game.
The Giants also have a relatively easy schedule after the week 8 bye. They have an opportunity to score a lot of points in the offence can stay healthy all year.
QB Eli Manning; WR Odell Beckham Jr; WR Sterling Shepard; WR Victor Cruz; RB Rashad Jennings