| Victor Cruz to undergo season-ending calf surgery -- Mon Nov 16 4:50 pm --|
Missed most of 2014 season with torn patellar tendon
|Victor Cruz will not play this season. The Giants wideout, who missed a majority of the 2014 season with a torn patellar tendon, announced Monday that he was undergoing calf surgery.
Before the 2015 campaign started, and even before the calf injury, we noted that the Cruz-Odell Beckham tag team this season was a pipe dream. A torn patellar tendon is a brutal, grueling injury that can have ripple effects throughout the lower body. While the Giants maintain that the two are not related, it's hard to imagine this calf injury surfacing out of thin air. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: Cruz was always a longshot to contribute this season given how few players have come anywhere close to their usual levels following patellar tendon tears. There is no more guaranteed money left on Cruz's contract, which makes it very possible for the Giants to part ways with him if they choose to do so. In the meantime, Dwayne Harris will occupy his usual spot in the slot and remain a decent WR4/WR5 option in fantasy leagues.
| OBJ misses practice Friday, gametime decision -- Fri Oct 16 11:45 am --|
Giants vs. Eagles Monday night
|If Odell Beckham Jr. is unable to practice at all, does that preclude him from playing Monday night? Said Coughlin: "Does it preclude? No." (Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Beckham tweaked his hamstring in Week 5 and has yet to practice this week. With the Giants playing Monday night, fantasy owners that have to make a call on Sunday morning should play it safe and the star WR out of linueps. Rueben Randle (hamstring) was able to practice Friday. Dwayne Harris would likely see increased opportunities if OBJ sits.
| Beckham, Randle sustain Week 5 hamstring injuries -- Mon Oct 12 5:20 pm --|
Join Cruz as ailing Giants WRs
|The Giants saw their top two receivers - Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle - suffer hamstring injuries during Sunday night's win over the 49ers. Beckham returned to the game, while Randle did not, and both told reporters in the locker room they did not think their respective injuries were serious.
Victor Cruz was expected to be re-evaluated Monday, 10 days after his PRP injection into his injured calf, and the one-year anniversary of his torn patellar tendon. But Coughlin said he did not have any update, nor did he know Cruz was supposed to meet with doctors. (NJ.com)|
FF Today's Take: At the moment, the Giants are down to rookie Geremy Davis, Dwayne Harris and Myles White in terms of healthy receivers. Although Beckham returned to the game, he looked extremely tentative while New York was completing its game-winning drive. If Beckham and Randle are both held out of next Monday night's game against the Eagles, it is entirely possible that Harris and TE Larry Donnell end up as Eli Manning's top targets in that contest.