New York Giants 2018 fantasy football preview | Fantasy Focus | ESPN
ESPN fantasy NFL experts Matthew Berry, Field Yates and Stephania Bell preview the 2018 fantasy football value of New York Giants Eli Manning, Saquon Barkley, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram.
The consensus for as long as I can remember has been that the quarterback is the most important player on the team, much less the offense. The Giants may test that theory in 2018.
They have one of the best receivers in the game, Odell Beckham returning from an injury. Their tight end, Evan Engram, just had one of the most productive seasons ever for a rookie. They drafted Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick. They have all the weapons surrounding Eli Manning. But will he be Eli Manning again?
Over the past two seasons Manning has averaged 6.4 Y/A and been below average by nearly every statistical measurement. he was benched for Geno Smith at one point, which was absurd. But it feels a little too much like theyre trying to make it up to him now by building the offense around him fro one more run.
Im hedging a bit on how much Manning matters. I dont think he bounces back to 2015 levels and I have no interest in drafting him in Fantasy. But I also dont think hell be bad enough to hamper the value of Beckham, Engram or Barkley. Its rare when an offense has a top-10 running back, wide receiver and tight end but their quarterback isnt a Fantasy starter. Thats exactly what I expect from the Giants this year.
Rankings expressed below are in terms of expected Fantasy points. This is a part of our actual Fantasy Football rankings but not a direct correlation to my rankings. Things like injury risk, upside, etc. factor into rankings but theyre not being talked about here. This is simply an expectation as the team is currently constructed.
- Category: New York Giants
- Posted on: August 27, 2018, 9:39 am
- Tags: New York Giants, Football News, Fantasy Focus
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