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Wide Receiver, New York Giants

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College: Massachusetts
DOB: 1986-11-11 Age: 29

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G GS Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2010 NYG 3 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0 0.0
2011 NYG 16 7 131 82 1,536 18.7 9 1 3 3.0 0 207.9 13.0
2012 NYG 16 - 143 86 1,092 12.7 10 0 0 - 0 169.2 10.6
2013 NYG 14 - 123 73 998 13.7 4 0 0 - 0 123.8 8.8
2014 NYG 6 - 41 23 337 14.7 1 0 0 - 0 39.7 6.6
2015 (Projected) NYG       48 616 12.8 4 0 0 - 0 85.6  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
A season-ending knee injury limited Cruz to six games in 2014, opening the door for Odell Beckham Jr. to explode as the top receiving threat for Eli Manning in the passing game. Although Cruz has maintained throughout the offseason that he will avoid the PUP list and be able to play Week one, kneecap and patellar injuries like the one he sustained tend to limit players about a full calendar year. It also remains to be seen if the knee injury will have lingering effects on Cruz, a player who became to prominence because of his shifty route running and explosive plays. He’s avoided the PUP list at the outset of training camp which is a good sign but keep a close eye on his usage and mobility during pre-season contests. Being ready for Week 1 and being effective Week 1 are two different things.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Odell Beckham Jr.
WR2WR2 Rueben Randle
WR3WR3 Dwayne Harris
WR4WR4 Hakeem Nicks
WR5WR5 Geremy Davis
WR6WR6 Victor Cruz
Giants Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Hakeem Nicks to sign with Giants
2009 first-rounder may see best chance to return to form
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Nov 17, 11:40 am

New York Giants
Mike Garafalo (@MikeGarafalo) on Twitter: "With Victor Cruz headed to IR, the Giants will be re-signing WR Hakeem Nicks, sources say. Here comes his best shot to recapture old form." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We don't expect Nicks to be a top play anytime soon, but if something should befall Odell Beckham, Jr. or the veteran shows signs of a resurgence, he could be relevant.

Injury Victor Cruz to undergo season-ending calf surgery
Missed most of 2014 season with torn patellar tendon
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 16, 4:50 pm

New York Giants
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. (

FFToday'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.

Injury Victor Cruz eyeing a Week 12 return
Calf injury has sidelined him for all but one practice this season
By: Doug Orth | Thu Nov 5, 5:20 pm

New York Giants
Tom Coughlin might not know when to expect Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz back. But Cruz himself has an idea. Via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, Cruz said “after the bye looks like a promising date” for his return. The Giants have two more games before their Nov. 22 bye, and if Cruz’s schedule holds, he could potentially return for the Nov. 29 game against Washington. Cruz has been out of all but part of one practice because of a calf strain, after rehabbing last year’s knee injury. Cruz said he started running today, and that his calf had healed and his latest MRI was clean. (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: The torn patellar tendon that cost Cruz a big chunk of 2014 hasn't been discussed by the local media for weeks, so a clean MRI for his calf strain is good news for the few owners that have held on to him this long. It is unlikely he's going to have much of an impact this season, but it would be good for all parties involved just to get him back on the field in order to see if he can be one of the first athletes in any sport to truly bounce back from a torn patellar tendon.

Victor Cruz: No more pain in calf
Giants offense anxious to get veteran WR back in action
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Oct 20, 11:30 am

New York Giants
Art Stapleton described the situation thusly on Twitter: "Guarded optimism from #Giants on progress for Victor Cruz, per source. No pain in calf. MRI Wednesday. Could gain clearance to run, practice" (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This is great news for Cruz owners who've been hanging onto the onetime fantasy stud WR. Cruz may not be the player he once was, but his explosiveness could serve as a perfect complement to the athletic prowess of No. 1 WR Odell Beckham, Jr. and take some heat off the superstar.

Injury Giants hold wide receiver tryout
Terrelle Pryor among those attending
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Oct 14, 1:43 pm

New York Giants
With Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle struggling with hamstring injuries and Victor Cruz still sidelined with a calf problem, the Giants are on the lookout for wide receivers. Among the players they worked out Wednesday during their weekly tryout were former quarterback Terrelle Pryor, former Jet T.J. Graham and A.J. Jenkins, three individuals with knowledge of the workout told NJ Advance Media. (

FFToday's Take: New York's receiving corps is facing plenty of uncertainty heading into their Week 6 matchup against the Eagles on MNF. Odell Beckham Jr. seems to be slightly more likely to play than Rueben Randle yet the status of each player remains uncertain. Victor Cruz has struggled to return from a calf injury and would likely be limited if able to play. By Monday night Eli Manning may be throwing passes to one of six receivers who attended today's tryout.

Injury Beckham, Randle sustain Week 5 hamstring injuries
Join Cruz as ailing Giants WRs
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 12, 5:20 pm

New York Giants
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. (

FFToday'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.

Injury Victor Cruz receives PRP injection
No timetable for return
By: John Canario | Fri Oct 2, 7:20 pm

New York Giants
Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz had a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection Thursday in his injured left calf. PRP is supposed to promote healing in the affected area. The procedure occurred at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. "Hopefully it's able to make me feel better, and hopefully advance the recovery process in any way, shape, or form," Cruz said. Cruz aggravated a calf strain Wednesday in his first practice back. He lasted three plays after originally hurting the calf last month, admittedly a result of overcompensation following a serious knee injury he suffered last year. The MRI showed that the most recent aggravation of the calf isn't anywhere near as severe as the original injury, according to Cruz. He has yet to appear in a game, preseason or regular season. There remains no timetable for his return, but it does not appear it's on the horizon. Cruz will shut it down at least through this weekend as a result of the procedure. He will be evaluated Monday before a plan is devised. (

FFToday's Take: Cruz probably doesn't even deserve a bench spot at this point. He appears to be a ways away from returning, and Rueben Randle has shown that he is a more than capable WR2 for the Giants.

Injury Victor Cruz has setback with calf injury
Leaves practice Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 30, 12:52 pm

New York Giants
TC on Victor Cruz: "Victor came out and tried to do individuals. He felt the calf again and that's all he did." (New York Giants on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: There was optimism that Cruz (calf) would play this week but the chances of that happening are slim to none after Cruz left practice today. Cruz owners should make other plans for Week 4.

Injury Giants rule DRC and Victor Cruz out
New York thin in the secondary
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Sep 23, 4:20 pm

New York Giants
The New York Giants will be without top cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for Thursday night's game against Washington, and wide receiver Victor Cruz will have to wait at least one more week for his return to the field. (

FFToday's Take: The injury to Dominick Rodgers-Cromartie leaves a defense that has been shredded the past two weeks with huge holes to fill in the secondary. Look for Kirk Cousins to test the Giants pass defense with Jordan Reed, Pierre Garcon and company on Thursday night. Additionally, New York released Preston Parker this week and Victor Cruz remains sidelined leaving the door wide open for Rueben Randle to stake his claim in the passing offense behind Odell Beckham Jr.

Injury Victor Cruz ruled out Sunday vs Falcons
Rueben Randle will again be Giants WR2
By: John Canario | Fri Sep 18, 4:25 pm

New York Giants
Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (calf) will not play Sunday against Atlanta, reports Tom Rock of Newsday. Cruz has yet to practice through the first two weeks of the season, with recent claims suggesting he might not be ready until Week 4. Rueben Randle will start across from Odell Beckham against the Falcons, leaving Preston Parker as the No. 3 wide receiver. (CBS Sports)

FFToday's Take: Randle should be the greatest beneficiary while Cruz remains out, though he frustratingly mustered just 23 yards on three receptions in the Giants' loss to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday. Expect an improvement this week, facing a porous Falcons' defense that gave up 336 yards in week one. Randle is a decent WR3 while Cruz is out.

Injury Victor Cruz to miss practice Thursday
Gaints receiver likely out for Week 1
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Sep 10, 9:56 am

New York Giants
Once again, Giants WR Victor Cruz will not practice today. (Dan Graziano on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Does everyone recall the training camp speculation and analysis that Cruz would be ready and was on track for Week 1? As we've discussed numerous times over the summer, Cruz's knee injury was nasty and difficult to make a quick recovery from. Hopefully you avoided him at his 7th round ADP. He'll likely be inactive this week.

Injury Victor Cruz uncertain for Week 1
Giants WR still nursing calf strain
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 1, 10:40 am

New York Giants
Victor Cruz maintained that it’s “still the goal” to be on the field Week 1, but left the door open for his nagging calf to keep him out in the opener. (New York Daily News)

FFToday's Take: This is bad news for Cruz owners. Right now, nobody knows when they’ll see the Giants star on the field again. Cruz is trying to come back from last year’s torn patellar tendon in his right knee, and has been dealing with the calf injury since mid-August, when he still hoped to playing in multiple preseason games. He's an iffy fantasy option heading into 2015, and fellow WR Rueben Randle seems like the safer bet for consistent numbers.

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DET L 14-35 6 2 24 12.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.4
2 ARI L 14-25 10 5 60 12.0 0 0 0 - 0 6.0
3 HOU W 30-17 6 5 107 21.4 1 0 0 - 0 16.7
4 at WAS W 45-14 10 6 108 18.0 0 0 0 - 0 10.8
5 ATL W 30-20 6 3 22 7.3 0 0 0 - 0 2.2
6 at PHI L 0-27 3 2 16 8.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.6

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DAL L 31-36 8 5 118 23.6 3 0 0 - 0 29.8
2 DEN L 23-41 11 8 118 14.8 0 0 0 - 0 11.8
3 at CAR L 0-38 8 3 25 8.3 0 0 0 - 0 2.5
4 at KC L 7-31 16 10 164 16.4 1 0 0 - 0 22.4
5 PHI L 21-36 12 5 48 9.6 0 0 0 - 0 4.8
6 at CHI L 21-27 5 4 68 17.0 0 0 0 - 0 6.8
7 MIN W 23-7 7 5 50 10.0 0 0 0 - 0 5.0
8 at PHI W 15-7 10 7 86 12.3 0 0 0 - 0 8.6
10 OAK W 24-20 10 3 37 12.3 0 0 0 - 0 3.7
11 GB W 27-13 11 8 110 13.8 0 0 0 - 0 11.0
12 DAL L 21-24 4 2 27 13.5 0 0 0 - 0 2.7
13 at WAS W 24-17 7 6 80 13.3 0 0 0 - 0 8.0
14 at SD L 14-37 6 5 42 8.4 0 0 0 - 0 4.2
15 SEA L 0-23 7 2 25 12.5 0 0 0 - 0 2.5

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