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  • Latest On Giants' Offensive Line

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    The Giants selecting John Michael Schmitz in Round 2, making the Minnesota product the first pure center drafted this year, points to four positions along their offensive line being solidified. Schmitz earning the starting snapper gig would mean he accompanies Andrew Thomas, Evan Neal and Mark Glowinski on New York’s O-line. With Glowinski stationed at […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants John Michael Schmitz Andrew Thomas
  • Giants Looking Into Potential DeAndre Hopkins Acquisition

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    The list of expected suitors for DeAndre Hopkins is fairly well-known at this point, but other teams will no doubt at least kick the tires on the idea of signing the All-Pro wideout. The Giants are a member of that group. Hopkins has officially been released by the Cardinals, leaving him free to sign anywhere on the […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants DeAndre Hopkins
  • Saquon Barkley Remains Explosive Despite Injuries

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    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley proved in 2022 that he still had explosive abilities despite dealing with the injury bug in previous years. Barkley racked up 1,312 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on 295 carries, posting the third-best per-carry average (4.4) of his career and his best mark since 2019. Despite lengthy a lengthy lower-body injury history, he finished with the second-most gains of 10-plus yards over expected (17) and six runs of 20-plus mph last year. There's a chance the 26-year-old could hold out this summer as he seeks a long-term contract extension, but as long as he plays for the G-Men this year, he should be considered a top-five fantasy RB with some injury risk.

    May 30 · Source via New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Latest On Giants' Saquon Barkley Talks

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    Not much has taken place between the Giants and Saquon Barkley since the draft. The franchise-tagged running back has until July 17 to come to an agreement on a multi-year extension. Doing so would lock in the Giants’ most productive offensive player from last season, but the risks of a big-ticket contract compared to the $10.1MM franchise […]

    May 30 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Daniel Jones Impressed With Darren Waller

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    New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has enjoyed getting to know new tight end Darren Waller at organized team activities this spring. "But he's like a true 6-foot-6. He's a true 250, 260 (pounds) and can fly and can run, can run all the routes. He's just an impressive athlete. And, yeah, he's just been locked in. You can tell it's important to him. He's put a lot of effort into learning stuff and getting caught up and it has been fun working with him," Jones said. Waller became one of the best tight ends in the league in his time with the Raiders, but since his best year in 2020, he has slowed down a bit. Meanwhile, Jones threw for a career-high 3,205 yards with a 67.2% completion rate in 2022. Waller is still a very solid midrange TE1 target in fantasy, but fantasy managers shouldn't reach for him heading into his first year in the Big Apple.

    May 29 · Source via New York Giants Darren Waller Daniel Jones
  • Gary Brightwell Could Be Buried On Depth Chart

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    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is the team's unquestioned workhorse back. He played 80 percent of the offensive snaps last year. Matt Breida was a speedy complement to Barkley who also worked well in tandem with the star runner in multi-back packages. He's the favorite to be the backup again. Gary Brightwell had a team-high 4.5 yards per carry on 31 carries in 2022, but he's expected to be challenged for the No. 3 role by rookie Eric Gray, who brings a reputation as a "balanced, agile runner with darting quickness and steady pass-catching skills." If Gray impresses during training camp this summer, the 24-year-old Brightwell could find himself No. 4 on the team's RB depth chart to open the year.

    May 27 · Source via New York Giants Gary Brightwell
  • Darren Waller Enjoying Time In New York

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    New York Giants tight end Darren Waller appears to be adjusting to life on his new team. He also seems to have embraced playing under head coach Brian Daboll. "They value our opinions here," said Waller at OTAs on Thursday. "As a player, I feel like a lot of places I've gone, you're told to do things a certain way, and you do those things. But here it's like, they ask a lot of questions. They want to know what you're thinking." The 30-year-old finished the 2020 campaign with 1,196 receiving yards and nine touchdowns off 107 catches, making him one of the top tight ends in the league. However, he's battled injuries since then and hasn't been nearly as impactful. That said, Waller has proven his worth to fantasy managers in the past, so he could easily surpass his ADP projections as a member of the Giants.

    May 26 · Source via New York Giants Darren Waller
  • Sterling Shepard Running Routes

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    New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (knee) ran some routes in 7-on-7 work during organized team activities on Thursday and looked good. The Bergen Record's Art Stapleton thinks the speculation about Shepard not making the team this summer is very premature, and he isn't counting him out if he's healthy. The Giants beefed up their receiver depth this offseason through free agency and the draft, adding Parris Campbell, Isaiah Hodgins and rookie Jalin Hyatt, but the 30-year-old will compete for slot snaps with Campbell and Wan'Dale Robinson, who is also coming off a serious injury. Shepard tore his ACL in 2022 and has played in just 10 games the last two years due to devastating injuries, so he does face an uphill battle to regain valuable playing time.

    May 26 · Source via New York Giants Sterling Shepard
  • Eric Gray Should Be No. 3 Running Back

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    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is the team's unquestioned lead back, with Matt Breida expected to once again serve as his primary backup in 2023. But rookie Eric Gray, a fifth-round pick (172nd overall) this year, should supplant Gary Brightwell for the No. 3 job this year. Obviously, there will be limited opportunities for Gray in that role, barring injuries ahead of him on the depth chart, so he's unlikely to be very productive in his rookie season. The 23-year-old Oklahoma product will have the potential for a bigger role in the future if Barkley and Breida move on, though, so he's worth a late-round flier in deeper dynasty/keeper fantasy drafts.

    May 25 · Source via New York Giants Eric Gray
  • Jalin Hyatt May Not Have Substantial Role

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    The Athletic's Dan Duggan writes that New York Giants rookie wide receiver Jalin Hyatt, who was taken in the third round (73rd overall) of this year's draft, may struggle to find a substantial role in the offense immediately due to the team's crowded receivers room and the need for him to develop his all-around skill set. However, the 21-year-old should be featured as a deep threat from Day 1. Hyatt will likely have sporadic production in his first NFL season, but he'll receive a huge boost if his big-play ability translates to the next level. Darius Slayton and Isaiah Hodgins are the favorites to start on the outside for the Giants in 2023, so Hyatt will likely need an injury to one of them in order to see more consistent playing time.

    May 25 · Source via New York Giants Jalin Hyatt
  • Matt Breida Has The Advantage For Backup Job

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    New York Giants running back Matt Breida was a speedy complement to starter Saquon Barkley, and he also worked well in tandem with the star runner in multi-back packages last year. Gary Brightwell had a group-high 4.5 yards per carry on his 31 rushes for 141 yards. Both Breida and Brightwell played their backup parts well last year, but The Athletic's Charlotte Carroll writes that Breida feels like a safe No. 2 option given his usage in 2022. Rookie fifth-rounder Eric Gray adds a needed injection of youth to the RB room, and he led the Big 12 in yards per carry (6.4) during his senior season. According to The Athletic's Dane Brugler, Gray brings a reputation as a "balanced, agile runner with darting quickness and steady pass-catching skills." Breida should be the handcuff for those that take Barkley early in fantasy drafts.

    May 24 · Source via New York Giants Matt Breida
  • Parris Campbell Likely To Get First Shot In The Slot

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    Given New York Giants wide receivers Wan'Dale Robinson's and Sterling Shepard's season-ending injuries in 2022, newcomer Parris Campbell, who is coming off the best season of his career with 63 catches and 623 yards with the Indianapolis Colts, will likely get the first shot as the team's primary slot option in 2023. The Giants probably lack a true No. 1 on the outside, but The Athletic's Charlotte Carroll is sticking with Darius Slayton and Isaiah Hodgins as the top outside options. Most of Campbell's career has been defined by injuries, but he's a former second-rounder with plenty of speed, and most of his experience in Indy came out of the slot. The 25-year-old's fantasy ceiling will depend on Robinson's and Shepard's recoveries from their respective injuries.

    May 24 · Source via New York Giants Parris Campbell
  • Deonte Banks Agrees To Contract With Giants

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    On Friday, the Giants signed cornerback Deonte Banks to a four-year, $13.6 million, fully guaranteed contract. After playing at Maryland, the rookie was selected in the first round, No. 24 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft. In his four seasons as a Terrapin, he totaled 61 tackles and two interceptions. However, Banks' experience should get him on the field plenty this season, potentially even starting immediately opposite Adoree' Jackson.

    May 20 · Source via NFL Draft New York Giants Deonte Banks
  • Jalin Hyatt Signs Rookie Deal

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    New York Giants wide receiver Jalin Hyatt signed his four-year rookie deal that is worth $5.625 million on Monday. The Giants took Hyatt in the third round of this year's NFL draft. The 21-year-old speedster from the University of Tennessee injured his hamstring at the scouting combine, but he should be healthy enough to be available for training camp at the end of July. Hyatt has gained some weight recently and should challenge Darius Slayton and Isaiah Hodgins for playing time on the outside immediately in 2023. Still, New York also has wideouts Parris Campbell, Sterling Shepard and Wan'Dale Robinson, so it could be tough for Hyatt to carve out consistent production for fantasy managers in Year 1 in the NFL.

    May 15 · Source via NFL Draft New York Giants Jalin Hyatt
  • Deonte Banks Could Make Impact From Day 1

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    New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll constantly reiterates that training camp this summer will be a competition for starting spots, but rookie cornerback Deonte Banks could have the biggest impact from Day 1. The first-rounder will likely be the starter opposite top corner Adoree' Jackson. Jackson isn't signed beyond next year, though, so Banks could quickly become the face of the position group in New York. He will compete with Cor'Dale Flott, Aaron Robinson and Nick McCloud this summer. Given the team's first-round investment and Banks' man-coverage abilities, it's expected that he will be starting right away in his first NFL campaign.

    May 10 · Source via NFL Draft New York Giants Deonte Banks Nick McCloud Aaron Robinson
  • Saquon Barkley, Giants Don't Appear Close On Long-Term Extension

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    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley does not appear close to signing a long-term extension with his team, according to reports. The Giants signed him to the franchise tag this offseason but Barkley has yet to sign, setting him up for a possible holdout in training camp. According to a report on FOX Sports, there is not a good chance that Barkley is the team's long-term starting running back. The Giants used a fifth-round pick on Eric Gray in the 2023 NFL draft as a contingency plan in case Barkley is playing elsewhere. Of course, these things can change in a hurry but for now, it sounds as if the Giants are dug in unless Barkley lowers his salary demands.

    May 9 · Source via New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Giants Agree To Four-Year Extension With Dexter Lawrence

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    The New York Giants and All-Pro defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence agreed to a four-year, $90 million contract extension on Thursday, according to sources. The deal includes $60 million guaranteed. The deal makes Lawrence the third-highest-paid defensive tackle in the NFL. The former first-round pick (17th overall) in 2019 out of Clemson made his first Pro Bowl in 2022 by recording a career-high 68 tackles (35 solo), a career-high 7.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss, 28 QB hits, three passes defensed and two forced fumbles in 16 regular season starts in his fourth NFL campaign. The 25-year-old will once again be a key defensive player for the G-Men in 2023 as they look to get back into the playoffs for the second straight year.

    May 4 · Source via New York Giants Dexter Lawrence
  • Jalin Hyatt Looking To Beef Up

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    New York Giants rookie wide receiver Jalin Hyatt said he's around 180 pounds right now and would like to get to and play at around 190 pounds in his first season in the NFL in 2023. Hyatt also isn't worried that a little more weight will mean less speed. "Nah. That speed's gonna stay with me. I was born with it," Hyatt said. The Giants selected the 21-year-old pass-catcher in the third round of this year's draft to help beef up their receiving corps. Because of his high-end speed, Hyatt is expected to work mostly as a downfield threat to stretch opposing defenses out. Hyatt certainly has an opportunity in his first NFL season, but the G-Men also have Wan'Dale Robinson, Isaiah Hodgins, Darius Slayton and Parris Campbell in the fold at receiver, so it's likely that Hyatt will be inconsistent in his production for fantasy managers in single-year leagues.

    May 4 · Source via NFL Draft New York Giants Jalin Hyatt
  • Saquon Barkley Likely To Be With Giants In 2023

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    After the New York Giants didn't address the running back position until the fifth round of last week's NFL draft when they took Eric Gray 172nd overall out of the University of Oklahoma, ESPN New York's Jordan Raanan writes that it's more certain than ever that Saquon Barkley will play for the team in 2023, whether it's on a new contract or not. The Giants and Barkley are expected to "reconvene" this week to see if it makes sense to reopen negotiations on a new deal. In the meantime, Barkley is staying away from offseason workouts and hasn't signed his franchise tag. It remains to be seen if the two sides will be able to work out a long-term extension, but regardless, Barkley will be a high-end RB1 after his big season in 2022.

    May 3 · Source via New York Giants Saquon Barkley
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