Victor Cruz, WR, Giants
|WR - #81||108.87||NYG||Probable||5 years||28||6'0||204||@TeamVic|
2015 Outlook: Gamble (high risk)Last updated on Jun-21-2015 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
Giants' wide receiver Victor Cruz has somewhat surprisingly entered training camp on the active roster. His recovery has been rapid after tearing his patellar tendon last October. Not only is he on the active roster, he sent a message at camp today. According to Giants Beat's Rick Laughland, Cruz showed up today in Michael Jordan No. 45 jersey to signify his comeback. "The return was definitely on my mind," Cruz said. "When Jordan came back wearing the four-five, he wasn't playing with people, so that is kind of the symbolism."Fantasy Analysis:
All signs point to the fact that Cruz has made some sort of miracle recovery. Still, it's hard not to be very hesitant to have any faith in his knee and long-term durability over the course of a full season. He's currently being drafted as the WR42 according to his current ADP, which is much higher than it was this time last month. As his draft stock rises, his value rises. The risk is still greater than the likely reward. He has value if he drops, otherwise pass on him.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/30 - Giants WR Victor Cruz on the active roster and letting everybody know
7/28 - Prince Amukamara says Giants WR Victor Cruz 'looks faster now than he did before'
7/21 - Giants hoping to finalize a contract extension with QB Eli Manning soon
7/8 - Giants WR Victor Cruz is expected to play in at least one game this preseason
7/7 - Giants WR Victor Cruz expects to be ready for training camp
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2014 Mock Draft Results
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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