Victor Cruz, WR, Giants: Fantasy Football Outlook

 
 
 
 
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Victor Cruz, WR, Giants

Position ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR NYG Injured Reserve 6 years 28 6'0 204 @TeamVic

2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Jul-15-2014 by Rob Warner

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.

Latest Update

May-04-15 Giants GM Jerry Reese says WR Victor Cruz is at 'about 85-90 percent'

Giants' general manager said today that Victor Cruz was at "about 85-90 percent" in his recovery from surgery on his injured patellar tendon. There is still no concrete timeline for Cruz's return.

Fantasy Analysis:

Cruz was already a fantasy star on the decline before a catastrophic knee injury last season. There have been talks that he may never return to full health. Still, with Odell Beckham and Rueben Randle now on the outside, Cruz could see a major resurgence in production if he manages to get healthy.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

5/4 - Giants GM Jerry Reese says WR Victor Cruz is at 'about 85-90 percent' Injury
4/25 - Giants WR Victor Cruz 'on track for opener' but 'still no certainties' Injury
4/25 - Giants WR/KR Dwayne Harris excited to get more of an opportunity as a wideout
4/24 - Giants WR Victor Cruz attends workout with teammates at Duke University Injury
4/15 - Report: The Giants are not sure if WR Victor Cruz (knee) will make a full recovery Injury
4/10 - Giants WR Victor Cruz spotted jogging for the first time since knee surgery Injury

2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
7/21/2014
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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