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Fantasy Football As A Giants Fan

I’ve got just a few rules when it comes to fantasy football.

1. Don’t talk about it with people who don’t play.
2. Don’t let it ruin my normal enjoyment of football.
3. Don’t draft any Eagles, Cowboys or Redskins.
4. Ever.
5. Not even a kicker.

LeSean McCoy sitting there at number 10? Hell no! I’ll take Steven Jackson or Matt Forte. Dez Bryant? Not a chance. I’ll take Brandon Marshall.

It hurts my chances I suppose, but would you take McCoy? Really?! Are you crazy?! What happens when he plays the Giants? If I had him I’d have to root for him which means I’d be rooting for the Eagles which means I’d be rooting AGAINST the Giants which means I’d have a whole lot of NY tshirts, sweatshirts and hats to send to goodwill. I simply can’t.

Here are the Giants who will make the best additions and where I think they’re worth it:

David Wilson
Maybe you’re in a league where people grab quarterbacks too early. Good for you! Let that happen and shore up 2 or 3 running backs and a couple of wide receivers before you go QB. David Wilson is a solid starter for most leagues and a worthy grab in your second or third round.

Victor Cruz
His fantasy stats dipped in 2012 with Nicks hurt and Eli all over the place. Still, he’s in that second tier of fantasy receivers in the range of Larry Fitzgerald and Wes Welker. I good choice for your second starter.

Hakeem Nicks
He’s fallen because nobody is sure if he can make it through a season (or a game!) without getting injured, but when he is healthy he’s a killer. Eli loves him in the redzone, loves him on the sideline, loves him going over the middle, loves him going deep. I’d take him as a later option, but not before Eric Decker. But I wouldn’t be surprised if he winds up having a return-to-form year.

Brandon Myers
The only thing that will limit Myers will be his blocking. If Coughlin doesn’t like it, he won’t be on the field as much as he was for the Raiders last year. Still, Myers is the 9th or 10th best TE and I would take him before Antonio Gates, but after Owen Daniels and Greg Olsen.

Eli Manning
He’s maddening to fantasy players. 500 yards and 3 tds one week. 190 yards, 2 picks and no tds the next. He’s not a starter in fantasy, but as a bye week replacement with a good matchup, he’s a good choice. Take him late and after your starter. But remember my rules. Even in a world where the only QBs left were RG3, Romo and Eli… I’d still take Eli.

Josh Brown
Tynes was a very solid fantasy kicker mostly because the Giants kick tons and tons of field goals following tons and tons of struggling in the redzone. Brown is maybe the 7th, 8th or 9th best kicker choice for your team.

Go get em fantasy owners!


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