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 - #47 86.58 NYG Questionable 5 years 28 6'0 204 @TeamVic

2015 Outlook: Gamble (high risk)

Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs


Cruz's 2014 season ended abruptly in Week 6 when he tore the patellar tendon in his right knee. The early reports suggest Victor will be ready for Week 1, but I have a tough time believing he will play at a high level early in the year. His value faded over the final 10 games of 2013 when he caught 47 passes for 523 yards and no TDs on 79 targets. Cruz topped 100 yards in two of his six games last season but amassed just 12 catches and 122 yards in the four others. If/when he returns, Victor will need to earn his way up the pecking order in this passing game. As good as his resume looks, Cruz may be a trap for those who invest. His early ADP is 91 overall, making him the 36th WR off the board. I see him as nothing more than a flier with more risk than reward.

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz

Latest Update

Sep-02-15 Giants WR Victor Cruz is 'very much in doubt' for Week 1

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is "very much in doubt" for Week 1. The injury hindering him is a calf injury. It is not his surgically repaired knee or even the same leg. Still, it could come from overcompensating for the injured knee in training camp. He is questionable at best for the season opener. However, he's trending toward doubtful.

Fantasy Analysis:

This is why you shouldn't depend on Cruz and he's being drafted way too high. This is going to continue to happen. History tells us, he'll never be the same again. Currently, he's being drafted as the WR34. He's fallen a tiny bit, but should not be in the top 40. Rueben Randle isn't in the top 60 and is a much better option.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

9/2 - Giants WR Victor Cruz is 'very much in doubt' for Week 1 Injury
9/1 - Giants WR Victor Cruz not sure he'll play Week 1 Injury
8/31 - Giants WR Victor Cruz says the team is just being cautious with him Injury
8/27 - Giants WR Victor Cruz will not play Saturday Injury
8/25 - Giants WR Rueben Randle returns to practice Injury
8/24 - Giants WR Rueben Randle struggling with knee tendinitis Injury
8/22 - Giants WR Victor Cruz still not ready to suit up, suffers minor setback Injury
8/21 - Giants WR Rueben Randle believes their passing offense may be 'close to unstoppable'
8/17 - Giants WR Victor Cruz has no more limitations
8/16 - Giants WR Rueben Randle leaves preseason opener with a knee injury Injury

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
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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