Victor Cruz, WR, Giants: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Victor Cruz, WR, Giants

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #42 106.65 NYG Questionable 5 years 28 6'0 204 @TeamVic

There is no 2015 profile for this player yet. Here is his 2014 profile:

2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last season, the UMass alum (famous for his end zone tango) saw a dip in production as he only reached the end zone four times in 2013 after compiling 19 scores over the previous two seasons. The 27-year-old receiver is entering the second year of a $46 million contract that runs through 2018. Cruz missed two games last season with a knee injury, but has declared himself 100-percent for OTAs. He is expected to fill a similar role as Randall Cobb in Ben McAdoo's offense (formerly with Packers since 2006), which should make him an elite fantasy performer (especially in PPR leagues). Over the past three seasons, Cruz is averaging 80 catches for 1,208 yards (78 YPG) and 15 YPC. He sits on the fringe of WR1 status based on ADP data (WR14, 38.37). Cruz finished last season as the 29th-best fantasy WR (fourth in 2011 & 13th in 2012). Some improvements from his quarterback and the team's offensive line would give him more time to get downfield and make plays. He should have no problems meeting WR2 expectations.

Editor's note: Cruz hasn't been himself in a long time. His draft position is still very kind considering his poor stats, but that speaks to his immense talent and potential. He is a very risky WR2 with an offense that has done him no favors as of late.

Last updated on Jul-15-2014 by Rob Warner

Latest Update

May-28-15 Giants WR Victor Cruz says he's at 'about 80 percent'

Giants' slot receiver Victor Cruz (knee) continues to get better with each passing day. Now he is beginning to feel really good and is getting close to full strength. "I'm about 80 percent there. I think it's just a matter of continuing to build the strength for the last leg of it," Cruz said. "I've been running some routes for about two weeks now, and there's been no pain, no swelling or anything like that, which are all good signs."

Fantasy Analysis:

Well here is our daily Cruz update. The fact that there are so many updates on Cruz should show just how much upside he has and just how bad his patellar tendon injury was. I'm very interested to see how he looks when he actually is a full-go on the field. For now it's just a matter of being patient. Cruz could have a huge year with Odell Beckham Jr drawing attention, however, that all hinges on Cruz's injured knee.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

5/28 - Giants WR Victor Cruz says he's at 'about 80 percent' Injury
5/27 - Giants WR Victor Cruz says he's still on track for Week 1 Injury
5/13 - The Giants have 'zero doubts' that WR Victor Cruz will be ready for Week 1 Injury
5/12 - Giants WR Victor Cruz says he's at about 75-80 percent Injury
5/4 - Giants GM Jerry Reese says WR Victor Cruz is at 'about 85-90 percent' Injury

2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
3.09 #9 World Ranked Player - Should have a bounce back year with a new OC. Eli trusts him. PPR Machine.
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
3.10 Draft Sharks - Cruz's TD total last year was a fluke. He scored just 4 times after totaling 19 TDs across the previous 2 seasons. I think that jumps back up to 7-9 in 2014. I like Cruz's fit in new OC Ben McAdoo's offense.
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