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2013 Team Outlook: New York Giants

A fantasy football preview of the New York Giants this season. Profiled players include Eli Manning, Ryan Nassib, David Carr, Peyton Hillis, and Andre Brown.

Nicks battled through multiple injuries in 2012 to play in parts of 2013, but he was never fully healthy and it showed. He wasn't 100% all year and put up the worst numbers of his short career. Nicks has worked hard in the off season to go into 2013 healthy and so far he's looking good. Look for Nicks to go back to his old ways and you can expect at least 75 receptions for at least 1000 yards and at least 8 touchdowns. If he can somehow stay healthy all year, expect him to surpass all those projections with ease and be a #1 receiver on someone's fantasy team.

Over the past 3 years Eli Manning has had a different g- to TE each season, and each season he has done the best he could. This year will be another new TE, Brandon Myers, formerly of the Oakland Raiders. Last season (despite playing with below average QBs), Myers put up career numbers, catching 79 passes for 806 yards and 4 touchdowns as the g- to guy in the Raiders' weak offense. It will be interesting to see if he can match or eclipse those numbers playing with a much better QB, but also sharing the load with a better receiving corps. Don't be surprised to see him put up comparable numbers this season.

After a long stint using Lawrence Tynes as their kicker, the Giants let him walk as a free agent and have brought in Josh Brown to take over the kicking duties. Brown has been a solid kicker over the years and will benefit from playing on one of the higher scoring offenses in the league. Last season Tynes finished the season scoring the 2nd most points in the league, so drafting Brown as one of the higher kickers makes sense.

The Giants' defense played well below average last season, giving up the 2nd most yards and finishing 22nd in sacks. The bright spot was they did finish 3rd in the NFL in turnovers. The Giants' D should be improved this season, regardless they still shouldn't be considered a top fantasy defense.

 
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