Fantasy Football: Draft These Five New York Giants

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Sep 25, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws the ball for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

2. Eli Manning

Well this may be a surprise to most fantasy football players, but Eli Manning can finally be called a consistent fantasy option. Manning ranked in the top 10 for fantasy quarterbacks last season. The sky is the limit for him this time around. His stock is flying up the charts with players like Cruz, Beckham, Vereen, Rueben Randle, and Larry Donnell to dump the ball off to.

Despite the first couple of games of the Giants’ 2014 season, Manning lit it up for his fantasy owners. He greatly reduced his interceptions and threw for 30 touchdowns. He actually had a rushing touchdown in a game against the Washington Redskins last year. Manning is turning out to be a very valuable asset in all forms.

The great thing about Manning is that he can be drafted late just like Cruz. The quarterback position in my opinion is something that should come second or third in a fantasy draft. Wasting a pick early in the draft on a sure-fire quarterback really limits your options.

Instead the game plan should be to stack up your entire team and then draft Manning to be your starting or backup quarterback. He could be used in a trade or purely based on favorable matchups. One thing that is for sure is that Manning is almost guaranteed to produce.

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