Team Preview: New York Giants
Continuing our series on Team Previews of all 32 Teams, we move to the 2nd place team from NFC East from 2020 the New York Giants.
The G-Men scored the 2nd fewest points in 2020 while throwing for the 4th fewest passing yards. They rushed for the 14th fewest rushing yards on their way to a 6-10 record. Vegas currently has their Win Total at 7 games.
Daniel Jones: Jones had a season that he will want to forget in 2020. His 12.9 points per game ranked 30th at the position. The good news is, he can’t do any worse. He gets Saquon Barkley back, and the team added Kenny Golladay via free agency, as well as Kyle Rudolph. They also used their first round pick on wideout Kadarius Toney. Jones also had an abysmal touchdown rate of 2.5% which ranked 37th. That is guaranteed to come up, and Jones could actually be a decent late-round quarterback option due to positive regression, improved talent and consistent points from rushing.
Saquon Barkley: After tearing his ACL in week 2 of the 2020 season, Barkley now carries the injury-prone tag and many fantasy players won’t touch him. Just remember Adrian Peterson, Le’Veon Bell, and Dalvin Cook are all examples of RBs who blew out their knees only to finish top 5 following those injuries, and I expect Barkley to do the same.
Kenny Golladay: After only playing in 5 games in 2020, Golladay signed a 4-year deal with New York and traded in Matt Stafford for Daniel Jones. I see this as a downgrade. Not only because of the downgrade in QB, but also better surrounding talent. I wouldn’t be surprised if Golladay finishes outside the Top 24 WRs.
Slayton / Shepard / Toney: If I’m low on Kenny, that can’t be good for the rest of the WR core. The only one I have some interest in drafting is Shepard due to his consistency of averaging around 14 points per game over the past couple seasons.
Evan Engram: Like Jones, 2020 was a season to forget for the former 1st round pick. He finished as the TE15 even though he played all 16 games, something he rarely does. Unfortunately I don’t see things getting any better with the additions of Golladay and Toney. His only saving grace could be positive regression in the TD department. He only hit pay dirt once in 2020. I expect another mid-TE2 season for Engram.