2016 New York Giants Coaching Tree

Fantasy Football Expert Joe Jefferson dives into the New York Giants' offensive system and which players could provide value for Fantasy owners.

NY Giants

Offensive Coordinator: Mike Sullivan (NYG QB) (New OC in 2016)

Head Coach: Ben McAdoo (NYG OC) (New HC in 2016)

Head Coach Involvement: McAdoo gets an internal promotion after serving as their OC for the last two seasons. McAdoo is a Mike McCarthy disciple. He was a part of the Packers coaching staff for eight years, first as the TE coach and then for two seasons as the QB coach before becoming the Giants OC in 2014. This will continue to be McAdoo’s offense.

Offensive Basis: West Coast Offense here with plenty for two Fantasy relevant WRs and the pass catching RB and TE. Running Back by Committee approach to the backfield.

Where the OC comes from: Sullivan was QB Coach for the Giants last season as well as in 2010-2011. He gained OC experience as OC for Tampa Bay from 2012-2013 before returning.

Giants 2015
2015 RB Reception Total Rank: #10
2015 WR Receptions Total Rank: #12
2015 TE Receptions Total Rank: #11

2015 QB FF Rank: #9
2015 RB FF Rank: #15
2015 WR FF Rank: #6
2015 TE FF Rank: #16

Giants 2014
2014 RB Reception Total Rank: #20
2014 WR Receptions Total Rank: #5
2014 TE Receptions Total Rank: #9

2014 QB FF Rank: #13
2014 RB FF Rank: #26
2014 WR FF Rank: #4
2014 TE FF Rank: #12

2016 Offensive Player Outlook Overall: Eli Manning has Fantasy starter potential again in 2016 because of his stud WR, Odell Beckham, and some emerging targets. I expect increased production from Manning with his new rookie WR, emerging TEs, receiving RB and attacking game plans, mostly due to losing late. Target Eli as a value QB with upside as about the 10th to 12th QB off the board in your drafts. ODB will have another huge year because he is a physical freak and Manning delivers to him so well.

Rashad Jennings is expected to be the starter. He should get more opportunity this year because the team seems more settled heading into 2016 with him in the lead. Jennings could be a value pick in the eighth or ninth rounds of most drafts. I also expect Shane Vereen to get plenty of snaps and some potential PPR upside. Vereen disappointed in 2015 but has looked good in the preseason, so he has upside, especially if Jennings is out. Rookie Paul Perkins has some potential but has not flashed thus far so is barely draftable, IMHO just keep an eye on him as the season progresses. They still have Andre Williams, and he runs hard but does not have good vision or catch the ball well, so they seem to have lost some faith in him. Orleans Darkwa and Will Johnson seem buried for now.

TE Will Tye emerged a bit last season and has some Fantasy potential if he can separate from Larry Donnell to get the majority of the TE targets. Neither is draftable but could become Fantasy relevant later in the season so be aware of them.

Sleeper/Value Players: I like what I’m seeing from rookie Sterling Shepard. He looks like a baller, and he is in a great situation to produce early and often. Target him in the seventh or eighth round of most drafts. Victor Cruz is a big question mark again coming into 2016 but is worth a late round flier if you have the space to kill. I do not expect him to be fully healthy before the regular season begins and even if he avoids the PUP list (requiring him to sit out first six weeks). Monitor this situation because Cruz could provide a much needed WR depth if he returns. Dwayne Harris is a potential value if Cruz is not ready.

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