2013 new york giants Fantasy Preview
Outside of Lawrence Tynes, the Giants didn't have a single player finish in the top 10 in fantasy points among the top positions in 2012. Quarterback Eli Manning (15th - 232.92 points) was the top overall scorer, while Victor Cruz (13th, 169.20 points) and Ahmad Bradshaw (18th, 156.00 points) also made an impact - albeit inconsistent - for fantasy leaguers. Bradshaw was released by the team during the offseason. Hakeem Nicks, who was ranked among the top players at his position heading into 2012, was bothered by knee issues throughout the season and couldn't even break the top 50 wideouts based on points. He'll be a risk-reward No. 2 wideout in most 2013 drafts. Cruz and Nicks are likely to be the first two members of the G-Men to be taken in most leagues, but David Wilson is also a player to watch. With Bradshaw out of the mix, he'll be a popular target in drafts.
QB - GIANTS
The G-Men didn't make a glut of fantasy-relevant moves, but one stands out - that's the addition of Brandon Myers. Coming off a season that saw him post career bests across the board with the Oakland Raiders, Myers should be considered a No. 1 fantasy tight end in 2013. Veteran Louis Murphy won't make much of an impact in a crowded core of wide receivers. Josh Brown, who posted solid numbers in limited time last season, has starting value in fantasy land in the Big Apple. On the defensive side of the football, the team added veterans DT Cullen Jenkins, DT Mike Patterson and LB Dan Connor. The big loss was DE Osi Umenyiora, who went to the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent.
Wilson is without question the biggest sleeper on the Giants' roster. He will share some of the work with Andre Brown, who is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after fracturing his leg in New York's preseason finale. But for now, Wilson could turn into an excellent draft bargain if he can avoid injuries. The biggest risk-reward player in this offensive attack is Nicks - he has the tools to be a No. 1 fantasy wideout and is in a contract year, but his proneness to injuries - especially last season - is hard to overlook. He'll have middle-round value in most drafts.
|QB||Eli Manning||David Carr||Ryan Nassib||Curtis Painter|
|RB||David Wilson||Andre Brown||Da'Rel Scott||Ryan Torain|
|WR||Victor Cruz||Hakeem Nicks||Rueben Randle||Louis Murphy|
|TE||Brandon Myers||Bear Pascoe||Adrien Robinson||Larry Donnell|
( ) Projected Round