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  • Pat Shurmur: Eli Manning’s our starter

    Pro Football Talk "Another good night for Daniel Jones on Thursday led to another round of questions for Giants head coach Pat Shurmur about when the first-round pick might supplant Eli Manning as the team’s starting quarterback. Shurmur’s answer didn’t vary too..." August 23

  • Predicting This Year's Biggest Fantasy Football Breakout Wide Receivers

    Bleacher Report "As NFL teams have become more pass-heavy, wide receivers have gained value in fantasy football. The increasingly popular "ZeroRB" draft strategy is centered around loading up on high-end receivers. However, many fantasy drafters like to spend early-round picks on..." August 23

  • Pat Shurmur keeps the door open to the possibility of Daniel Jones starting Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Giants co-owner John Mara is rooting for quarterback Eli Manning to play the full season. Mara’s dream scenario could still be derailed when the season starts. Consider the following answer from coach Pat Shurmur, who interrupted this very direct and simple question..." August 23

  • Saquon Barkley peacemaker in Baker Mayfield-Daniel Jones flap

    New York Post "Saquon Barkley played peacemaker this week, as Baker Mayfield reached out to him to help smooth over the comments the Browns quarterback made to GQ magazine that sure made it sound as if Mayfield feels Daniel Jones is not a winner and was drafted too high by the Giants. “Baker..." August 23

  • Daniel Jones Looks Like He Belongs, Eli Manning Doesn't

    The Big Lead "Daniel Jones was impressive once again Thursday night during his third round of preseason action. The rookie quarterback was poised in the pocket and continues to look like a guy who should be starting for the rebuilding New York Giants. Jones went 9-for-11 for 141 yards and..." August 23

  • The New York Giants’ breakout player is ... fullback Elijhaa Penny?

    Big Blue View "A fullback as a breakout player? A fullback? That’s what the New York Giants have in Elijhaa Penny, if you believe SB Nation’s Stephen White. A former NFL player and contributor to SB Nation’s NFL page, White has ben tasked with naming potential..." August 22

  • New York Giants complete WR Da’Mari Scott’s request to be released

    Clutch Points "The New York Giants got thinner at their wide receiver position on Wednesday. As a matter of fact, New York actually granted Da’Mari Scott’s request to be released per Jordan Raanan of ESPN. The second-year wideout asked to be released from the team so he could seek other..." August 22

  • 5 Worst Contracts in the NFL Heading Into 2019

    The Big Lead "Potentially the hardest part of running an NFL team is the cap-maneuvering that it requires. There are a lot of players on an active roster and only so much money to go around. In addition, the pool of NFL players is so much greater than that of any other professional sport and the talent level..." August 22

  • Where the top NFL free agents could sign before Week 1

    Sportsnaut "NFL teams are going to have to cut their rosters down from 90 to 53 ahead of Week 1 of the regular season here soon. That would normally put current free agents on the back burner when it comes to finding new teams. However, the dynamics this summer are a bit..." August 22

  • 5 Starting Quarterbacks That Will Get Benched This Season

    12 Up "The NFL regular season may still be a couple of weeks away, but that doesn't mean there isn't any quarterback speculation. Plenty of starting gunslingers will find their way to the bench this year as they do every season, and these five players in particular will be..." August 22

  • 5 Big NFL Trades That Should Happen Because of Player-Team Disputes

    12 Up "As the 2019 NFL season inches closer, several big names remain in the rumor mill not for a decline in performance, but for holding a grudge against their respective team due to either a medical mishap or contract impasse. With the trade market as active as ever, these five big names..." August 22

  • Giants’ Saquon Barkley unlikely to play in any preseason games

    Clutch Points "Fans for the New York Giants are curious to see if Saquon Barkley sees any playing time during their preseason schedule. There are two weeks remaining in the preseason and the Giants star running back has yet to play in either of their two preseason games to date. According..." August 22

  • Bill Barnwell: Realistic 2019 goals for the NFL's 10 worst teams

    ESPN "Success is relative. A handful of NFL teams would be disappointed by anything short of a Super Bowl LIV win, like the Chiefs, Patriots, Rams and Saints. The second tier of teams would set their minimum at making the playoffs. A third tier might simply want to compete for a playoff..." August 22

  • What to Make of Disappointing NFL Rookie Preseasons

    Bleacher Report "Through two weeks of preseason action, how are this year's rookies handling their first encounters with live NFL games? Some, such as New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, Carolina Panthers edge-rusher Brian Burns and Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery, look..." August 22

  • Top 10 Fantasy Wide Receivers for 2019

    The Big Lead "Wide receivers are the second-most important commodity in fantasy behind running backs. Employing two (and potentially three) high-end receivers is a time-tested strategy to ensure you’re in the mix come playoff time. There’s a whole lot of talent at the position right now, so..." August 21

  • Baker Mayfield reached out to Daniel Jones to clear the air

    Pro Football Talk "Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was unhappy about how comments he made in a GQ interview were perceived as an attack on Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, so Mayfield tried to smooth things over. Mayfield said today that he reached out to Jones to tell him..." August 21

  • Who are the highest paid NFL players? Russell Wilson leads list

    USA Today "Fifty-six NFL players now make at least $15 million a season in average annual salary, according to, a site that tracks NFL player contracts. The highest paid player in the league is currently Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.  He..." August 21

  • Daniel Jones’ calm response to Baker Mayfield is a Giants dream

    New York Post "What did you expect, for Daniel Jones to come out and grab his crotch or race into the field house carrying a Giants’ flag and plant it in defiance at the 50-yard line? Daniel Jones is not Baker Mayfield and the Giants are thankful for that, as it is clear this particular..." August 21

  • Evan Engram Slams Baker Mayfield Following Daniel Jones Comments

    Heavy "Regardless if he has backtracked his comments or not, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has not made any friends in the Big Apple. The damage has been done. After some quotes emerged in a GQ article on Tuesday of Mayfield ripping the New York Giants for selecting Duke..." August 20

  • Baker Mayfield backtracks after Daniel Jones rip-job

    New York Post "Baker Mayfield isn’t standing by his words. The brash Browns quarterback is backtracking after GQ published a story with quotes from Mayfield trashing Daniel Jones, saying he couldn’t believe the Giants drafted Jones at No. 6 while criticizing his lack of winning in..." August 20

  • These 3 silly NFL stories make us want the new season to get here already

    SB Nation "Sixteen more days, folks. As of today, we have 16 days left until the Packers head to Chicago to open up the NFL season on Thursday night. When the ball is placed on the tee and launched into the air, the regular season will have begun. At that moment, all the preseason..." August 20

  • Giants' Pat Shurmur: Baker Mayfield's Daniel Jones Criticism Wasn't 'Original'

    Bleacher Report "Following Baker Mayfield's comments about Daniel Jones, New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur is defending his rookie quarterback.  Per Matt Lombardo of NJ Advanced Media, Shurmur said Mayfield's remarks were "not original..." August 20

  • Fantasy Football 2019: 10 Sleepers Who Could Help You Win Your League

    NESN "Fantasy football drafts are not won in the early rounds. Everyone knows the top names. And not everyone is lucky enough to land Saquon Barkeley, Patrick Mahomes or Julio Jones. But, you just might be able to land the next breakout superstar in the middle rounds of your..." August 20

  • Baker Mayfield 'Cannot Believe' Giants Drafted Daniel Jones: 'Blows My Mind'

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Browns star Baker Mayfield was among those who were stunned when the New York Giants selected former Duke Blue Devils quarterback Daniel Jones sixth overall in the 2019 NFL draft. "I cannot believe the Giants took Daniel Jones,"..." August 20

  • NY Daily News Got Ripped Apart For Take On Eli Manning Being “Most Important Giant Ever”

    Total Pro Sports "There are a lot of takes that can be said about the 2019 New York Giants, and most of them surround the quarterback situation as the team gets set to start Eli Manning for the upcoming season. New York Daily News decided to throw their take out there, and it was a controversial one..." August 19

  • Who's Hot After Week 2 of the NFL Preseason?

    The Big Lead "Two weeks of the preseason are in the books – time to decide who’s really worthy of making it to an NFL roster and who isn’t. 1. Jarrett Stidham – QB, New England Patriots With the chance that this could be Tom Brady’s final..." August 19

  • NFL Rumors: Playoff Expansion Considered by Players, Owners in CBA Negotiations

    Bleacher Report "The NFL and NFLPA have reportedly expressed openness to expanding the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams in new collective bargaining agreement talks. Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of reported Monday the two sides are considering the change to offset the loss of..." August 19

  • The best fantasy football team name puns for 2019

    SB Nation "It’s fantasy football season! There are plenty of resources to research which players to draft for your team, but not many suggestions for actual team names. That’s where we come in, with 50 team names free for you to use. I’ve taken the liberty of splitting..." August 19

  • Giants’ Golden Tate in concussion protocol

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Giants might get an early look at how the starting offense will function without wide receiver Golden Tate during his four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s PED policy during the first four games of the regular season. Tate suffered a head injury during..." August 19

  • Giants WR Sterling Shepard will be ready to play Week 1

    New York Post "Even Sterling Shepard didn’t expect this much progress this soon. The Giants’ new No. 1 wide receiver hoped his fractured left thumb wouldn’t keep him out of the regular season opener Sept. 8 against the Cowboys. But three weeks ago, after he suffered the injury on..." August 19

  • Sterling Shepard sheds non-contact jersey

    Pro Football Talk "Sterling Shepard no longer is wearing the yellow non-contact jersey, having ditched it for Sunday’s practice. It is another step in Shepard’s return from a fractured left thumb, even if the Giants receiver didn’t think it was a big deal. “I..." August 18

  • Giants reportedly not planning to have open QB competition despite Daniel Jones’ preseason success

    Sporting News "Eli Manning will be the Giants' quarterback. New York rookie Daniel Jones has exceeded expectations in the preseason, but the team is still not planning to have an open competition, according to a report from SNY, which cites unidentified sources inside the..." August 18

  • Daniel Jones & Eli Manning Are Now Dressing, Talking, Looking, & Acting The Same

    Total Pro Sports "When the New York Giants shocked the sports world and selected Daniel Jones with the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft, they were likely hoping to get a guy who get them multiple Super Bowl wins just like Eli Manning. So far, they’ve got a guy who seems to be a direct clone of Eli..." August 18

  • Giants Still Eyeing Daniel Jones Redshirt

    SNY TV "Daniel Jones was impressive again, for the second time in two preseason games, so of course Pat Shurmur got the question again: With the way Jones is playing, is there any way he could compete to take Eli Manning's job by Opening Day? Then came Shurmur's familiar dance, where..." August 17

  • Pat Shurmur is coaching with urgency Giants desperately need

    New York Post "What do you think fans who root for and athletes who play for the Bills and Redskins think when they look ahead to the first month of the regular season and see a game on the schedule at the Giants? “That is a road game we can win.” How do you suspect the..." August 17

  • Should The Giants Start Eli Manning or Daniel Jones?

    Yardbarker "Is there a good reason why the New York Giants shouldn’t start Daniel Jones in Week 1? I can’t think of one. General manager Dave Gettleman was ripped for selecting the Duke quarterback sixth overall, when most analysts believed he would have been available when the..." August 17

  • Pat Shurmur Confirms Giants' Plan to Start Eli Manning over Daniel Jones Week 1

    New York Daily News "Pat Shurmur insisted Friday night that he is on the same page with co-owner John Mara about the Giants’ plans and hopes for their quarterback situation. Mara said on Tuesday that Manning will be the Week 1 starter and added “I hope Eli has a great year and Daniel never..." August 17

  • Daniel Jones showed why Giants fell in love with him

    New York Post "The Kid is human. Daniel Jones is human after all. But it can’t be denied that he’s a pretty darn good-looking quarterback prospect too. “He’s making good progress,” Pat Shurmur said after Giants 32, Bears 13, “and as he goes..." August 17

  • 2019 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Don't-want-to-draft list goes with big names at running back, quarterback

    CBS Sports "Here's some simple draft advice: don't draft players you don't buy into.  Simple philosophy, right? Fantasy Football is about building and maintaining a team with players you believe in. Why louse it up with players who you just don't think are going to be..." August 16

  • Saquon Barkley won’t play tonight

    Pro Football Talk "Giants coach Pat Shurmur said “we’ll just have to see” when asked earlier this week if Saquon Barkleywould play in the preseason. Now, we know the star running back won’t play in tonight’s preseason game. That’s the report from Kim Jones of the..." August 16

  • Saquon Barkley pays tribute to Kobe Bryant with 'Mamba Mentality' cleats

    Yardbarker "Saquon Barkley has the potential to one day be considered among the NFL’s greats, and the New York Giants running back certainly has the right mindset to make it happen. On that note, check out the cleats Barkley is sporting these days, with an ode to..." August 16

  • The best statistical game by an NFL rookie quarterback in each season since 2010

    SB Nation "Rookie quarterbacks don’t always play right away in the NFL. When they do, the results can often be a mixed bag. They quickly learn the NFL isn’t like college. Defenses are much faster, windows close quicker, and blitzes get way more creative. There are still those select..." August 16

  • The top fantasy football tight ends to draft in 2019

    Washington Post "Here are my 2019 tight end rankings, with notes on the top 20 plus 20 more listed, as of Aug. 14. It’s important to bear in mind that things can change rapidly during training camp and the preseason, particularly in the event of injuries and/or personnel moves. Thus I’ve..." August 16

  • Predicting 4 Fantasy Football Studs in 2019

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is one of the most volatile and unpredictable sports leagues in existence. An injury or surprise rise at one key position can heavily affect several others, both on a play-to-play basis and from week to week. This is why it can be difficult to predict which players will become..." August 16

  • Who will be the next quarterback to win his first Super Bowl?

    SB Nation "Many believe Dan Marino is the greatest quarterback to never win a Super Bowl. While he still made it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl wins are tied to quarterbacks more than any other position. And getting that championship is a huge boon to a quarterback’s..." August 16

  • Jets can look to Eli Manning for Sam Darnold hope

    New York Post "Yep. The dateline isn’t fake. And it isn’t from out in the suburbs, where the Mets are playing the Braves. This is preseason football, and I am here. And there is only one reason to be here. Because Sam Darnold is also here. And, well, we’d all better get..." August 15

  • Fantasy Football Red Flags You Need to Avoid in 2019

    Bleacher Report "The onset of the NFL preseason walks hand in hand with the endless wave of fantasy football drafts.  As information and deep dives become more widely available, the competition only stiffens when live drafts begin. Positional breakdowns, breakouts, sleepers, busts,..." August 15

  • The bottom 10: Worst starting running backs in the NFL today

    Sportsnaut "At a time when two of the NFL’s best running backs are holding for new contracts, a growing consensus builds surrounding the devaluation of the position. It’s a trend seen across the league with running back-by-committee becoming a more common approach. When some of the..." August 15

  • Who will be the NFL’s highest-paid player in 2023?

    SB Nation "You don’t have to be an elite NFL quarterback to become the highest-paid player in league history. You just have to be pretty good — and fairly young. Over the past decade, players like Joe Flacco, Matthew Stafford, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Derek..." August 15

  • Saquon Barkley’s fantasy god status doesn’t mean the Giants will be good

    New York Daily News "Saquon Barkley is the consensus No. 1 pick across every popular fantasy football league and format, according to FantasyPros. Fantasy owners with the top pick in their drafts should bank on a strong season. Giant fans shouldn’t. Even without Odell Beckham Jr. (or Golden..." August 15