New York Giants: players who could get less playing time

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Sep 15, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants fullback Henry Hynoski (45) celebrates a touchdown by New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs (not pictured) against the Denver Broncos during the third quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. The Broncos defeated the Giants 41-23. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Henry Hynoski

This has more to do with how football is evolving and how the Giants’ offense has changed since Ben McAdoo took over. We’re seeing fullbacks play less and less now—it’s just how the game is. The pass happy league is eliminating a position and a lot of teams carry hybrid-type fullbacks now, a la Bear Pascoe-types, and Hynoski does not fit that mold.

The Giants still play a little more traditional offense than some other teams, so they actually do need a fullback. But Hynoski is a very limited pass catcher, so he’ll be coming off the field a lot when the Giants go to their three to four wide receiver sets more and more.

He’s a fan favorite and great to watch, and for the amount of fullbacks left in football, he’s one of the better ones in the league. But as the offense continues to get faster and as Eli Manning continues to get comfortable in McAdoo’s scheme, Hynoski will be on the field less and less.

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