2018 Fantasy Football - New York Giants - Team Moves





By Chet Gresham - @ChetGresham
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Each offseason brings change to NFL rosters, and those changes often have fantasy implications. Below, I lay out the changes at the skill positions and how those moves impact the fantasy status of the new roster.


2017
    QB: Eli Manning, Geno Smith
    RB: Wayne Gallman, Orleans Darkwa, Shane Vereen, Paul Perkins
    WR: Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Roger Lewis
    TE: Evan Engram, Rhett Ellison


2018
    QB: Eli Manning, Davis Webb, Kyle Lauletta
    RB: Saquon Barkley, Wayne Gallman, Jonathan Stewart, Paul Perkins, Terrell Watson
    WR: Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Roger Lewis, Cody Latimer, Travis Rudolph
    TE: Evan Engram, Rhett Ellison




Pre-Draft Offseason:

The Giants' best move so far has been getting Odell Beckham Jr. back healthy and keeping him on the team. A full season of Beckham Jr. will go a long way to make up for deficiencies at the quarterback position. After that, there hasn't been much movement to speak of. The Giants did let Orleans Darkwa walk and signed Jonathan Stewart, who is a Gettleman alumnus, but Darkwa is likely better than Stewart at this point in their careers and there is a good chance the team will grab a running back at some point in the 2018 NFL Draft.



Post-Draft Update

Saquon Barkley was the best running back in the 2018 NFL Draft, and despite my belief that it was a bad pick for the Giants, there is no debate that he will be a top fantasy back if he stays healthy. The Giants throw the ball to their running backs a bunch, ranking sixth in running back targets last season, 11th the year before and eight before that. Now, add in a receiving back of Barkley's talent, and his 70 to 90 receptions are in the bag. Add in Pat Shurmur as head coach, and you aren't losing any targets to running backs, as he is a proponent of the practice. With a lackluster run-blocking offensive line, Barkley may have trouble with his yards per carry to start his career, but he is dynamic enough in the receiving game to make up for any trouble there, plus the Giants did him a big favor with their second-round pick of guard Will Hernandez out of UTEP. Hernandez may not make this group great, but he'll do a lot to help bring it some stability.

The Giants didn't draft a quarterback until the 108th-overall pick, but they did get a player with extreme accuracy in college and one who could likely do well with the great weapons in New York at the moment. Lauletta is still a longshot to become a top quarterback in this league, but he has the tools to get the ball to stud players and let them do the heavy lifting.



2018 Fantasy Outlook:

Stud: Saquon Barkley, Odell Beckham Jr.

Solid: Evan Engram

Sleeper: Cody Latimer

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