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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:19:25 -0700
New York Giants WRs Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle, Jerrel Jernigan and Mario Manningham have not made many big plays this preseason. Cruz initially caught a long play-action pass Saturday, Aug. 16, but dropped it. Randle has one catch for 12 yards in three games. Jernigan has not carried over his momentum from late last season, per head coach Tom Coughlin, and also dropped a throw from Eli Manning Saturday. Corey Washington has three touchdowns but received fewer first-string practice reps than Manningham in first-string practice reps Monday, Aug. 18.
Fantasy Tip: Add in Odell Beckham Jr.'s injury, and there's little reason to believe in this offense right now. At least this may make them cheaper fantasy options.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:16:40 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz said he's not concerned about the offense's struggles "mainly because we have not shown a lot. We haven't given a lot of plays or tipped out hand on a lot of things that we have shown yet. It is still pretty base stuff, but we just have to do a better job of executing."
Fantasy Tip: Anybody could say this is the case in preseason play. Eli Manning directing a timing-based, West Coast offense is an interesting but risky proposition. Fantasy players could do worse for a QB2. As for Cruz, he's still a fine WR2 in all formats who'll get his thanks to his big-play ability.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:20:33 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz is using the preseason to work on his technique and to make sure his routes are crisp, instead of focusing on the statistical side of the game.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz heads into the regular season as a solid WR2 option. Hakeem Nicks is gone and Cruz figures to play mostly in the slot. If he can stay healthy, he should return to WR1 status.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:02:23 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) was seen limping following a collision in one-on-one drills at practice Tuesday, Aug. 12.
Fantasy Tip: Keep an eye on his status in the coming days to make sure Cruz is just dealing with a bruise and not something that will linger into the season.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:01:47 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) simply had a maintenance day while missing practice Monday, Aug. 11, according to a source.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:44:00 -0700
New York Giants WRs Victor Cruz (undisclosed), Jerrel Jernigan (undisclosed), FB John Conner (concussion), RB Peyton Hillis (ankle, foot), DT Mike Patterson (shoulder) and WR Marcus Harris all missed practice Monday, Aug. 11.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:29:16 -0700
New York Giants WR Trindon Holliday, WR Odell Beckham Jr., WR Victor Cruz and WR Rueben Randle all are returning punts in practice Tuesday, July 22.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:23:13 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz said he is at an eight out of 10 in comfort with the new offense.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz still has plenty of time to get completely up to speed with the team's new offense. Regular practice time and preseason games should help everyone on the offensive side of the ball feel more comfortable with the new offense.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:33:39 -0700
New York Giants rookie WR Odell Beckham Jr. is viewed as an outside receiver despite standing just 5-foot-11, and he might push WR Rueben Randle for the No. 2 job opposite WR Victor Cruz.
Fantasy Tip: Beckham is a Top 60 fantasy receiver heading into the season, and he obviously has quite a bit of upside. He is worth nabbing in the area of Rounds 12-16 on draft day in most fantasy formats.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:17:45 -0700
New York Giants WR Rueben Randle, CB Walter Thurmond, WR Trindon Holliday and WR Victor Cruz worked at punt returners during organized team activities Thursday, June 5.
Tue, 20 May 2014 09:25:56 -0700
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. said he watched a lot of WR Victor Cruz in 2013 and has tried to model his game after Cruz.
Fri, 09 May 2014 10:23:22 -0700
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to play on the outside with WR Rueben Randle, according to Giants general manager Jerry Reese. WR Victor Cruz will play out of the slot. Reese also noted the return of WR Mario Manningham to the offense.
Fantasy Tip: It is presumed that Beckham will battle Manningham for a starting job in training camp and the preseason. Should he win the job, the electric rookie is a WR4 in standard formats.
Thu, 08 May 2014 18:23:28 -0700
The New York Giants selected Louisiana State WR Odell Beckham Jr. with the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: They decided to go with a complementary weapon for Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle. Eli Manning is still a sound fantasy backup who has a bit more potential if New York can protect him a bit better. Beckham is a better long-term prospect than for 2014, but he's a capable reserve fantasy catcher due to his speed. Maybe Ben McAdoo will use him creatively.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:27:57 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz said he would like the team to target a wide receiver in the NFL draft. "A (big-play receiver) is something we need in this offense to be successful," Cruz continued. "An outside guy that can do the job and that can help fuel all the other receivers in the locker room and put some fire up under them to get them where they have to be."
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:23:04 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) said he is 100 percent healthy and will not be limited during offseason workouts.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:28:16 -0700
Former New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said in a radio interview this week that it is "ludicrous" to say QB Eli Manning is declining. "There's been no deterioration of his arm strength, there's been no lack of preparation and effort," Gilbride said. "I think he's going to be fine as soon as they solidify the offensive line. They certainly made a move to do that by bringing in three interior offensive linemen and as soon as they get somebody that's going to be productive for them as an outside receiver. WR Victor Cruz is terrific, but they need somebody that when they go to match up, bump and run (and) go win for them."
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:20:43 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz said he is completely recovered from the knee surgery he had in December. He has been working on weight training for now but hopes to start running routes by the end of March.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:18:13 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz said he believes he could be used like the Green Bay Packers use WR Randall Cobb, because offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo worked with the Packers in 2013. "I do see myself as a Randall Cobb," Cruz said. "Hopefully I can sneak in that backfield for a couple plays. I don't know how effective that will be. But we'll definitely see where it takes us. But we'll see. I'm excited to be all over the field this year."
Fantasy Tip: Cruz likely will be a starting wide receiver in all leagues next season, and any rushing stats he could provide would be an extra bonus.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 05:47:13 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz has been lobbying for free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks to re-sign with the team.
Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:22:16 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz said he is very excited about the addition of offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo because he believes McAdoo will make the offense extremely explosive.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:28:38 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) said the rehab from his knee injury is going well and that his knee is responding to treatment.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz had a solid 2013 season but could do better next season under a new offensive coordinator. He should be considered a starting wide receivers in drafts next season.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:12:14 -0800
With the hiring of offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, the New York Giants are admitting that they will change up their offensive approach to be more successful in 2014. "We're going to try to compromise the system with what we have here," head coach Tom Coughlin said. "However, there will be change, and that change will be very positive and very well-received by our team and players. And if our players are scrambling around to learn a new system -- good. That's another fire in their rear end." The new offensive scheme should help WR Victor Cruz, and it'll require QB Eli Manning to go through his progressions quickly and deliver the ball to playmakers in space.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:53:17 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) said his rehab is going well, and he is happy that his injury came at the end of the season so he could still be out with his team the following year.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:05:56 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz is hoping that the team hires former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan as their next offensive coordinator.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 07:46:49 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (concussion, knee) said he'll be ready for offseason training activities. He's off crutches and doing weight work.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:32:47 -0800
The New York Giants have declared TE Adrien Robinson, LB Allen Bradford, OT Brandon Mosley, OG Eric Herman, DL Jason Pierre-Paul, QB Ryan Nassib, WR Victor Cruz inactive for Week 17.
Sat, 28 Dec 2013 07:31:03 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz said he wants to work in the offseason to eliminate any disconnect with QB Eli Manning. "This year I'll make it a point to get with Eli a little bit more … and get the receiving corps together as much as we can, to kind of build that more," Cruz said.
"That's one thing we lacked … that continuity from a receiver standpoint with our quarterback. And I want to build that earlier this year. We've got to set some time apart and get the receivers down with Eli whenever he's ready and kind of just schedule it right so we can just build, not only on the field, but off the field."
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:49:58 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 26, and has been ruled out for Week 17.
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 13:34:11 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:46:12 -0800
The New York Giants have declared LB Allen Bradford, SS Cooper Taylor, OT David Diehl, DL Jason Pierre-Paul, RB Peyton Hillis, QB Ryan Nassib, WR Victor Cruz inactive for Week 16.
Sat, 21 Dec 2013 07:27:08 -0800
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said WR Victor Cruz (knee, concussion) should be ready for the offseason program in 2014. "[The need for surgery was] very unfortunate," Coughlin said Friday. "Victor was having a good year. It would have been great to have him for these last two games, but we're very confident that the swiftness with which the procedure was done should give him an outstanding opportunity in the offseason to be stronger than ever."
Sat, 21 Dec 2013 06:30:11 -0800
New York Giants WR Rueben Randle wants to show he can be an NFL starter with WR Victor Cruz (knee) out. "I am trying," Randle said. "I don't know if I have [shown that yet] or not. That is definitely the case that I am trying to prove."
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:14:16 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (concussion, knee) did pass his concussion tests earlier this week.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:34:20 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday, Dec. 19, to remove cartilage. The procedure isn't believed to be serious, but he's unlikely to play again this season.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:38:10 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday, Dec. 19. Cruz is done for the season.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:30:22 -0800
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee, concussion) has been ruled out for the team's Week 16 game.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:33:58 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee, concussion) got a second opinion on his injured knee, and the team may announce the results later Thursday, Dec. 19.
Fantasy Tip: At this point, plan on going without Cruz, as it sounds like whatever the news is may not be good.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:33:55 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (concussion, knee) is not participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 19.
Fantasy Tip: With Cruz missing practice again, it is becoming even less likely he will play. Hakeem Nicks, Jerrel Jernigan, and Rueben Randle would all likely see more work as a result.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:26:47 -0800
The New York Giants may consider placing WR Victor Cruz (knee, concussion) on Injured Reserve because of his knee injury and concussion. If he is placed on IR, WR Rueben Randle likely would become the No. 2 wide receiver with WR Jerrel Jernigan being the No. 3 wide receiver.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:24:27 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee, concussion) is not practicing Wednesday, Dec. 18, and head coach Tom Coughlin said Cruz's knee "will probably prevent (Cruz) from doing anything." The Giants are more concerned with his knee than his concussion.
Fantasy Tip: It's looking like a long shot that Cruz will play this weekend against the Detroit Lions. Upgrade Reuben Randle and Hakeem Nicks in your weekly rankings. Randle has more upside for championship week.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:21:37 -0800
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said WR Victor Cruz (concussion, knee) likely will not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18, because of a knee injury and a concussion.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:46:50 -0800
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he had no update on WR Victor Cruz (concussion, knee) Monday, Dec. 16.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 19:45:28 -0800
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (concussion, knee) was unable to return to the Week 15 game against the Seattle Seahawks due to a concussion and knee injury. Head coach Tom Coughlin was uncertain if Cruz would be able to return for the final two regular season games.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 12:38:47 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (concussion, knee) left the Week 15 game with a concussion and a sprained knee. He will not return.
Fantasy Tip: This could end his season. Monitor his status through the week.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 12:21:15 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (head) is being examined in the locker room for a possible concussion suffered during Week 15's game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:00:52 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (neck) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is probable for Week 10.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz looks like he is good to go for Week 10, and is a must start in all formats.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:46:12 -0800
The New York Giants are being cautious with WR Victor Cruz (neck), who practiced on a limited basis in a non-contact jersey Thursday, Nov. 7. Cruz is hoping to return to a full practice Friday, Nov. 8. On a scale of 1 to 10, "I'm at a cool nine-and-a-half right now," Cruz said. "I feel good. I just want to get another good day of practice in and hopefully I'll be at a 10 right after that." Cruz has 47 catches for 677 yards and four touchdowns through eight weeks.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz looks like he'll be fine for the juicy matchup against the Oakland Raiders in Week 10. He should be in your starting lineup if he's playing.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 09:47:29 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (neck) was participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 7, and moving around good on the field in a red non-contact jersey.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:49:26 -0800
Updating a previous report, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said the team hopes WR Victor Cruz (neck) will be able to practice Thursday, Nov. 7. Coughlin said he believes Cruz could have practiced Wednesday, Nov. 6, if the team needed him to take part.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 08:02:43 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (neck) will not practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Fantasy Tip: The team said he's sitting out for precautionary reasons. It sounds like he'll be good to go in Week 10.