NY Giants fans dream of drafting Big Blue players in fantasy football. What could be better than watching their favorite guys blossom for both their No. 1 NFL team and fantasy squad each weekend? Since Saquon Barkley’s rookie season in 2018, though, Giants offensive skill players have been ruining weekends.
The last two seasons under the tutelage of Joe Judge, Jason Garrett and Freddie Kitchens, the Giants offense has been ghastly. All of the Giants offensive skill players over the last two campaigns have been virtually unplayable in fantasy due to offensive ineffectiveness and a historic injury rate.
With Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka expected to fix the Giants offensive woes, Giants offensive skill position players have tremendous value once again. With Daboll and Kafka at the helm, the Giants will be blending the Bills and Chiefs offenses, the leagues two most pass heavy offenses, offering Giants pass catchers tons of opportunities to be fantasy producers in 2022. Here are the five New York Giants players who could be fantasy football stars in 2022.
5. WR Kadarius Toney
It’s undeniable that Kadarius Toney has more talent than 99 percent of NFL wide receivers. His 2022 season will be determined by one thing, health. In 2021, Toney missed seven games due to various injuries to his hamstring, ankle, quad, abdomen and shoulder.
When he was on the field a season ago, Toney demonstrated his immense talent. In his strongest three game stretch last season, Toney had nine catches for 78 yards against the Saints, including multiple highlight reel catches, and followed that up by recording 13 catches for 189 yards against the Dallas Cowboys. The following week Toney carried the Giants offense downfield, hauling in three balls for 36 yards on the first possession against the eventual Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams. Toney’s fantasy value comes from his ability to make guys miss with the ball in his hands. He is also explosive after the catch, as he demonstrated in this three game stretch, with around 50 percent of his yards coming after the catch.
In training camp this summer, Toney has been balling out, making ridiculous catches, that should make fantasy owners salivate over drafting him.
Toney is also being used in the backfield, similar to how Kafka’s Chiefs used Tyreek Hill, which adds to his fantasy value. It is clear that the coaching staff intends to get Toney the ball often this season and this will make him a dynamite fantasy draft pick.