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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:53:33 -0700
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell is just scratching the surface, according to tight ends coach Kevin M. Gilbride. Some of his mistakes, including fumbles and blocking deficiencies, are simply the product of a player at the low end of his ultimate progression. "He's so green with everything he does," Gilbride said. "He hasn't been playing the position for very long. But he works at it, he tries to get better and it's paid off in the passing game and he's getting better every week in the run game."
Fantasy Tip: Donnell is a tempting play in FantasyScore at $5,000 (or 10.0 percent of the cap). However, he has done next to nothing lately, and is overpriced, even at this level.
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 20:44:36 -0700
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell managed just one reception for six yards in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles, and he was targeted just two times.
Fantasy Tip: Donnell exploded onto the scene against Washington a couple of weeks ago, but just as quickly as he emerged, he has faded. Fantasy owners can safely drop him in all but the deepest of leagues.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 06:25:49 -0700
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell didn't record a catch in the Week 5 game Sunday, Oct. 5, and received one target. The Atlanta Falcons paid extra attention to him in the game.
Fantasy Tip: Donnell is still a solid TE option most weeks on FantasyScore. However, this is proof there will be teams that key in on him. It's up to the rest of the offense to keep defenses honest.
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 13:44:15 -0700
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell was targeted just once in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons, and he did not have any catches or offensive statistics.
Fantasy Tip: There was no known injury to Donnell, so it just appears the Falcons defense did a good job taking him out of the plan. He has been a decent low-end TE1 to this point, but he is still a rookie and is a risky play.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:52:55 -0700
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell is on pace to finish the year with 100 catches, 944 yards and 16 touchdowns. The single-season record for touchdowns by a tight end is currently 17.
Fantasy Tip: Although Donnell's pace is likely to slow now that defenses know that he is big part of the Giants' passing game, his size and athleticism should ensure that Eli Manning will continue to look his way in the red zone. With a salary of $5,900 (11.8% of cap) at FantasyScore in Week 5, Donnell could make a great play against an Atlanta defense that has been one of the worst in the NFL this season.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:06:01 -0700
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell caught six passes on six targets for 40 yards and three touchdowns in the first half of the team's Week 4 game Thursday, Sept. 25.
Fantasy Tip: Donnell was a consistent contributor through the team's first three games, but he is on his way to a monster Week 4 performance. It looks like he is quickly becoming one of Eli Manning's main targets, especially in the red zone. With his size and leaping ability, this could be the first of many big performances for Donnell.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:10:46 -0700
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell is the starting tight end on the team's unofficial depth chart. TEs Daniel Fells and Adrien Robinson are second- and third-string, respectively.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:21:43 -0700
The New York Giants may use a committee approach with their tight ends this season based on different situations, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. "I really think that there'll be a group of guys that'll play that'll help us in different situations and will be matched up according to the circumstance," Coughlin said. "I think that's where it's going to go. I think there's a lot of roles for that spot." TEs Larry Donnell, Adrien Robinson, Daniel Fells and Kellen Davis are expected to make the final roster, but no starter has been named.
Fantasy Tip: None of the tight ends have a lot of fantasy value, and none likely should be drafted in fantasy leagues. Robinson has the most upside and could be a waiver wire pickup during the season if he wins the starting job. Donnell could also have some value if he starts at some point.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:31:35 -0700
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell is leading the positional race so far, according to Dan Graziano, who said Donnell has the surest hands of the group. Daniel Fells' (knee) injury has helped Donnell's cause. He's a good downfield blocker but needs to improve his run blocking at the point of the attack, Graziano said.
Fantasy Tip: This won't be an inspiring group for fantasy purposes. Wait this one out until someone shows he's relevant during the year.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 20:40:16 -0700
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell was on the field for 25 of the 26 offensive plays the team ran in the first half of their second preseason game.
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 20:37:25 -0700
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell was the starting tight end for the Hall of Fame Game. He was followed by TE Daniel Fells and TE Adrien Robinson.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:25:35 -0700
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell is listed as the team's starting tight end on the first unofficial depth chart of training camp.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:41:00 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) is still a possible option for the New York Giants, according Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News. Samuel said the team could consider Finely if TE Adrien Robinson and TE Larry Donnell fail to impress during the preseason.
Fantasy Tip: As often as the Giants throw the ball, whoever ends up securing the starting TE job will be become a potential sleeper at the position.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:06:16 -0700
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he believes the team likely will use several players at tight end this upcoming season since there is no clear candidate for the starting job. Reese indicated he believes TEs Adrien Robinson and Larry Donnell can be dynamic offense players in 2014.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:24:48 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Giants TE Larry Donnell (illness) is expected to be discharged from the hospital later today after being treated for a heat-related issue.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:25:15 -0700
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell (illness) was taken by an ambulance to a local hospital because of a heat-related issue.
Wed, 28 May 2014 11:45:35 -0700
New York Giants TEs Kellen Davis, Larry Donnell, Daniel Fells and Xavier Grimble are all expected to receive time with the first-team offense during offseason workouts and training camp. TE Adrien Robinson is believed to be the leading candidate for the starting tight end job at this point.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:56:21 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Giants TE Larry Donnell (knee) was carted off from practice with a knee issue and is currently undergoing more tests.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:35:41 -0700
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell (undisclosed) was carted off from practice with an undisclosed issue Friday, Aug. 16.
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 18:22:29 -0700
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell saw snaps as the team's fullback in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 10, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He and TE Bear Pascoe worked in the fullback spot with FB Henry Hynoski (knee) sidelined.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 12:29:54 -0800
The New York Giants have signed TE Larry Donnell, OG Stephen Goodin, OT Levy Adcock, OT Matt McCants, DE Matt Broha and FS Laron Scott to futures contracts. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:03:46 -0700
The New York Giants have released DT Marcus Thomas, DE Matt Broha, WR Isaiah Stanback, TE Larry Donnell, LB Jake Muasau, LB Greg Jones II, OT Matt McCants, DE Craig Marshall, WR David Douglas, WR Dan DePalma, OT Selvish Capers, RB Danny Ware and DT Dwayne Hendricks.
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:17:33 -0700
The New York Giants re-signed CBs Michael Coe and Justin Tryon and also signed free-agent OT Joel Reinders (Browns) and TE Larry Donnell to undisclosed deals Tuesday, March 13.