Fantasy Deconstruction: New York Giants
Until he won a Super Bowl, he was engulfed by the massive shadows of his daddy (
The lack of respect has transcended to fantasy football and has even tainted the perceived value of some his weapons. Did you know that Manning has averaged QB1 numbers over the past four years? Did you know the Giants currently have the sixth best offense in the league even without
It's time to give the gunslinger (I'm talking about Eli for any Plax fans who were confused) and his boys some "Deconstructing" love.
The experts said the Giants passing game would struggle without a true No. 1 WR. Owners stayed away from Manning because of this nega-hype ("Deconstructing" language) and his lack of elite upside. Don't be afraid of Manning or this passing offense.
Manning finished 2008 as the 13th ranked QB with 3,238 passing yards and 21 TDs. This was the fourth straight year Manning finished with 3,000-plus passing yards and 20-plus passing TDs. Impressively, he also cut his INTs in half last year to 10. Careless INTs used to crush Manning's value in leagues that harshly penalized the negative statistic.
He is having no problem adjusting to life without Burress. Manning is currently a Top 10 QB with 747 passing yards and five passing TDs. Despite the lack of a true diva WR1, Manning is clearly gelling with young receiving talents
Listen, this signal caller isn't going to win you a title on his own. Nevertheless, he's a steady and underrated back-end QB1, with a balanced offense, who can surely help you bring home the bragging rights.
As you know, the Chiefs have a weak defense.
I'm such a sellout. I hated the self-proclaimed nickname the Giants RBs
While the artificial "Wind" has left town for Tampa, the Giants still have one of the best RB time shares in the league behind Jacobs and Bradshaw. Did you know Bradshaw has more rushing yards (201) on the season than Jacobs (196)? In fact, Bradshaw looked so good last week against the Bucs, it raises the question: Could Bradshaw end up the more valuable RB this year? Okay, the answer is most likely "No." But it could be close.
Take that surprised look off your face. I will explain. Bradshaw has a 5.7 YPC average and is the primary third down back. Further, he's a home run threat on every touch. Nevertheless, while Jacobs' YPC is sitting at a weak 3.4, he will still receive more carries and the goal line looks. While Jacobs will remain slightly more valuable, I have no doubt Bradshaw will garner more carries as the season progresses. Of course, with Jacobs coming out for an injury once every three series, we know Bradshaw is destined to get his opportunities.
Many people mistake the "Fire" for a scat-type back, but he's far from it. Sure, Bradshaw runs with a great combination of speed and agility, but he also busts through the line with power and fights for every yard at the end of runs. Bradshaw has developed into an excellent flex and potential weak RB2 in the Giants' offense. Try to pry him off another owner by stressing that Jacobs is the primary back and Bradshaw has an ankle injury. Hey, you gotta approach trade talks with a plan.
Jacobs did not look good last week despite his 96 rushing yards. He was caught running east-west behind the line on a few runs and appeared indecisive. In Week Four, he should go over the 100-yard mark against a soft Chiefs' run defense and because Bradshaw may be somewhat limited with an ankle injury.
Big Blue's WRs are shocking the fantasy world.
Don't worry rookie-lovers, I won't leave you without some Nicks nuggets. Nicks flashed some real upside and development towards the end of the preseason. He was clearly going to receive significant playing time before he went down with a foot sprain. Now he has been "Manninghamed." Nicks may return to the field against the Chiefs this week. He will undoubtedly make some big plays for the Giants during the course of the season. Manningham, however, will receive the lion's share of snaps in two wide out sets and limit Nicks' value. Sell high on the fresh meat if he has a long TD catch one week.
Ahh, you patient and lost
Manning will have all day to throw against a Chiefs pass rush that only has three sacks on the season. This time will allow an astute route runner like Smith to have a huge day against the developing CBs he will be lined up against.
This will be a week where Boss shows a little life. Todd Heap ripped the Chiefs apart in Week 1, and