Giants Fantasy Rankings, Projections, Analysis for Every Player
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Sterling Shepard, Eli Manning
- See our experts' fantasy rankings, projections and analysis for every relevant New York Giants player.
Saquon Barkley is the heart of the Giants offense, but the situation under center is still less than ideal.
What should we expect from everyone else in 2019?
Our analysts rank all their key players by scoring format, project their season-long stat lines and analyze their overall outlooks heading into the season.
Giants Fantasy Rankings, Projections
Eli Manning, QB
- Pass: 220 comp | 342 att | 64.2 comp% | 2,455 yds | 13.5 TDs | 7.8 INTs
- Rush: 10 car | 18 yds | 0.4 TDs
Daniel Jones, QB
- Pass: 128 comp | 213 att | 60.2 comp% | 1,457 yds | 8.4 TDs | 6.4 INTs
- Rush: 32 car | 139 yds | 1.1 TDs
Saquon Barkley, RB
- Rush: 268 car | 1,246 yds | 10.2 TDs
- Rec: 81 catches | 662 yds | 3.3 TDs
Wayne Gallman, RB
- Rush: 48 car | 197 yds | 1 TDs
- Rec: 12 catches | 82 yds | 0.3 TDs
Sterling Shepard, WR
- Rec: 59.1 catches | 752 yds | 4.3 TDs
Golden Tate, WR
- Rec: 52.3 catches | 626 yds | 3.3 TDs
Evan Engram, TE
- Rec: 64 catches | 777 yds | 5 TDs
Note: Projections as of August 22.
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Giants Fantasy Outlooks
Chris Raybon breaks down offensive coordinator Mike Shula’s playcalling tendencies to forecast who will benefit most.
- Both Sterling Shepard (7.8 vs. 8.3) and Golden Tate (7.8 vs. 8.2) have averaged more yards per target from the outside than in the slot, though Shepard has yet to score a TD outside of the slot in his career. In terms of fantasy points per target, Sterling Shepard drops from 1.84 in the slot to 1.61 outside in PPR and 1.16 to 1.00 in standard. Golden Tate goes from 1.78 inside to 1.80 outside in PPR and 1.03 in the slot to 1.10 outside in standard.
- Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports that the Giants spent a lot of time in 12 personnel (1 RB, 2 TE, 2 WR) in camp, which should be a positive: Compared to 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE, 3 WR), New York’s performance when targeting wide receivers in 12 had the edge in yards per attempt (8.9-8.1) and fantasy points points per attempt (1.66-1.44 PPR, 1.10-0.81 standard). Saquon Barkley & Co. averaged 5.2 yards per carry and a 5.5% TD rate in 11, but 4.9 yards per carry and a 1.8% TD rate in 12.
- In Shurmur and Shula’s first year they essentially turned Evan Engram into a running back. His average depth of target was 5.8, down from 8.8 in 2017, and it was 5.5 in games without Odell Beckham. “True” YAC takes roughly 84 targets to stabilize, meaning Engram’s true YAC is 5.7 and you would have expected him to average 9.8 rather than 12.8 YPC last season. He averaged 5.5 receptions without Beckham last season, which would have netted 53.9 yards, and increases of 1.54 and 0.14 PPR and standard points. That would have lifted him from TE7 and TE5 in PPR and left him as the TE7 in standard. If Engram stayed true to 4.1 receptions per game, he’d average just 40.2 yards, a loss of 1.23 fantasy points per game, which would have caused no drop-off from TE7 in PPR points per game, but a drop from TE7 to TE10 in standard.