Elküldve: 2019 Júl. 27 Szomb., 4:20 am Hozzászólás témája: Let’s look at a few things worth paying attention
/>Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBig Blue Viewa New York Giants communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibraryGiantsOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015 George Asafo-Adjei NFL Draft , Week 17Filed under:New York Giants NewsOTA storylines: What will we be keying on as Giants begin OTAs?New,72commentsLet’s look at a few things worth paying attention toEDTShareTweetShareShareOTA storylines: What will we be keying on as Giants begin OTAs?Pat ShurmurSarah Stier-USA TODAY SportsThe New York Giants hold their first OTA on Monday morning, and media has access to practice and a select handful of players.Here are five storylines to follow during the OTAs.Daniel Jones and Eli ManningCoach Pat Shurmur said Manning had “no reaction” when he was told the Giants were drafting Jones. You know, though, that he had one. Good, bad, indifferent, he had one.If he is made available to media on Monday, Manning will be asked a plethora of questions about Jones. His reaction to the selection, how he sees his role, the idea of being a mentor, is it uncomfortable knowing Jones was drafted to succeed him, how the two are getting along. Most likely, he will answer all of the questions without making any waves.That, simply, is Manning.The two will also be closely watched during practice. How do they interact? Does Jones ask questions? Does Manning offer help?Guaranteed, we will all be tired of the Manning-Jones topic soon enough.Offensive line alignmentWhen the Giants signed Mike Remmers you figured that there were, perhaps, two competitions for starting spots on the offensive line. Right tackle, where Remmers would appear to be a prohibitive favorite over Chad Wheeler. Center, where Jon Halapio will probably get the job over Spencer Pulley.What, though, will the absence of left tackle Nate Solder (ankle surgery) for spring practices do? The guess here is Wheeler aligns at left tackle and preps to be the Giants’ swing tackle, backing up both Solder and Remmers. If it’s not Wheeler, I honestly have no idea. I don’t see a better left tackle option on the current roster.How are the puppies coming along?Referring to all of the young cornerbacks on the roster George Asafo-Adjei Buffalo Bills Jersey , Giants GM Dave Gettleman said at the draft that veteran Janoris Jenkins has some “puppies to train.”We get our first look at those puppies lined up against veteran wide receivers on Monday.There will be a couple of things to watch. How they do, of course. Also, how they are aligned. Will DeAndre Baker work with the first team? Julian Love? Will we see Corey Ballentine practice? What will Sam Beal look like?Will any UDFAs step forwardEvery tear a few undrafted free agents shine in the spring. Some go on to make the roster and become key contributors. Most fade into oblivion after a brief moment in the sun.Which UDFAs will emerge this year? There are certainly some interesting ones on the roster. Defensive end Jake Ceresna, out of the CFL. Long-snapper/linebacker Jack Carlock from DIII LIU Post. Guard Austin Droogsma, who never played college football. Punter Ryan Anderson. Monmouth wide receiver Reggie White Jr. Kentucky tight end C.J. Conrad. Eric Dungey, the former Syracuse quarterback being looked at for a quarterback/tight end role. Who will emerge? Which undrafted guys make the roster? We start to get some clues about that on Monday.The passing attackOne practice in May isn’t going to give us an answer, but the question is how that part of the offense will develop with Odell Beckham Jr. now an ex-Giant. We get our first glimpse Monday morning.Fantasy Football Friday: Start/sit for Week 2 The people have spoken (via a vote last week). You like this column, or at least the idea of this column being written the way it is. So we’ll keep going with it.Week 1 can be tricky in Fantasy Football because we’re just projecting what we think usage is going to be for the season. Week 2 can be trickier because we now have a bit of actual evidence how these players are going to be used, but also don’t want to overreact to just one week. However, there are a few indicators and trends we can use to predict usage — mainly playing time and opportunity. So with that, here’s start/sit for Week 2.One quick note before we really get going: we started an Instagram page: _bigblueview. Go follow it, first of all, and for those who liked the idea of a last minute start/sit session on Sunday mornings, we can maybe do it there if there’s enough interest in it. Let us know.Running backStart: Jamaal Williams, Green Bay PackersWilliams was a start last week, but only put up 4.7 points in both PPR and non-PPR scoring — sorry. But the process of getting there wasn’t as bad as the point total looked. The Packers didn’t have a a great game script to run the ball since they were down big until the fourth quarter. But on 17 running plays, Williams got the carry on 15 of them. He also added two targets, both of which were on the first drive of the game. Williams played on 62 percent of the offensive snaps on Sunday night. Minnesota is a tough defense to face, but Williams should continue to be a big part of the game plan and the Packers should have a better gauge on how to use the run to protect Aaron Rodgers.Start: Adrian Peterson, Washington RedskinsAdrian Peterson was a miss as a “sit” last week, but on Sunday he showed up as a Peterson we’ve literally never seen before. Part of the reason I was down of Peterson was because of his running style that typically needs a fullback and the quarterback under center. BUT, seven of Peterson’s 26 carries against the Cardinals came from shotgun. In 2017, Peterson ran nine times from shotgun all season. In 2016, it was just eight. Being able to run from shotgun opens up more opportunities for Peterson to run against light boxes and opens up the rest of the offense. Peterson also added 70 receiving yards on two catches, just the third time in his career he reached 70 receiving yards in a game. Now we shouldn’t expect that type of output every week Infant Christopher Slayton Jersey , but Peterson adapting to the usage of a more modern day running back could be a huge plus.Sit: Devonta Freeman, Atlanta FalconsFreeman hurt his knee in the opening game against the Philadelphia Eagles and he still hasn’t practiced. Even if Freeman does play, he’s likely to see a significant time share with Tevin Coleman. So take the injury, the split backfield, an add in that the Falcons are facing a Panthers defense that allowed the third-fewest fantasy points per game to running backs last year and held a fully healthy Ezekiel Elliott to a RB14 finish in Week 1. Freeman should again be a consistent presence in your lineup, but it’s safest to look for another option this week.Sit: Marshawn Lynch, Oakland RaidersLynch finished as a usable RB2 (RB19), but that was mostly aided by his first quarter touchdown. He received just 11 carries and only played on 34.3 percent of the snaps. Jalen Richard played on 52.9 percent and was the main running back when the Raiders were trailing. Oakland will travel to Denver and play at altitude, which should already put them at a disadvantage. Lynch will also be going against a Denver defense that allowed just 64 yards rushing against the Seahawks in Week 1. It’s also not out of line to expect the Raiders to be trailing often, which would take away from Lynch’s time on the field.Wide receiverStart: Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia EaglesIn Week 1, Agholor received the honorary Jarvis Landry High Volume/No Yards Award. Agholor had eight catches on 10 targets, but just 33 receiving yards with a 5.3 aDOT. The volume is great, the results are awful. But Agholor had a 10.2 aDOT last season and he’s likely to see that number more often than whatever happened in Week 1. The Eagles will also be facing a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that allowed the Saints to throw all over them and is already hurt in the secondary. With similar volume and more depth on his targets, Agholor should be a consistent play.Start: Robert Woods, Los Angeles RamsWoods had a disappointing three catches for 37 yards on Monday night, but he had nine targets and an aDOT of 18.2, which was the sixth-highest among receivers with at least five targets in Week 1. Woods the intended target on 50 percent of the Rams’ air yards, which was the seventh-highest rate in the league behind Julio Jones, Odell Beckham Jr., Adam Thielen, A.J. Green, Devin Funchess, and Allen Robinson. Air yards is a sticky stat for receivers and can help predict future production. Brandin Cooks was the expected deep threat for the Rams — he still had a 10.2 aDOT — but Woods was the one working downfield more often on Monday night. It’s also likely Cooks draws Patrick Peterson against Arizona, which would leave Woods free against the rest of the secondary.Sit: Chris Hogan Christopher Slayton Jersey Draft , New England PatriotsThe Patriots aren’t exactly deep at wide receiver, which could be a problem on most days, but especially so when going up the cornerback duo of Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hogan will probably see at least a good portion of his routes come from the slot, which may put him on D.J. Hayden, but that’s not much help. Against a tough matchup like this, the Patriots tend to rely on the running backs and Rob Gronkowski for pass targets — James White led the team with nine targets in Week 1 and Gronk was second with eight. Hogan managed just one catch for 11 yards on five targets. Sit: Amari Cooper, Oakland RaidersMaybe someday we’ll have a real concrete answer to why the Oakland Raiders don’t use Amari Cooper often, but for now we’re just left to wonder. Against the Rams, Derek Carr threw 40 passes. Only three of them went to Cooper and just one was caught. One of the problems is so often Carr wants to get the ball out as quickly as possible — his 2.46 average time to throw was the fourth-quickest among quarterbacks in Week 1 — which makes it hard to develop anything down the field on the outside. Carr will be quick to dump off passes to the running back (Jalen Richard had 11 targets) and the tight end (more on that in a bit). Against the Broncos, Carr is going to feel the pressure and this offense doesn’t allow the receivers to be his safety net. That’s even before we talk about how Cooper is probably be covered by Chris Harris Jr. for most of the game and if he’s not, it’s Bradley Roby who has worked his way into an impressive cornerback himself. For the most part you’re just going to want to fade the Oakland offense...Tight endStart: Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders...except for Jared Cook. Look, it wasn’t my intention to break down half the Raiders offense here, but here we are. Cook was targeted 12 times on Monday night for nine catches and 180 yards, all of which led the team. When it wasn’t Richard, Cook was Carr’s go-to when trouble arose — or if he felt like trouble might arise. Now Cook is going to be facing a Broncos defense that allowed Will Dissly to go for 105 yards and a touchdown. Denver’s struggles against tight ends aren’t really new, either — they allowed the third most fantasy points per game to tight ends last season.Sit: Eric Ebron, Indianapolis ColtsEbron came out of his Colts debut with a decent statline — four catches for 51 yards and a touchdown on five targets — but the process to get there isn’t exactly something that’s going to keep him consistent week-to-week in fantasy. First, he only played 45 percent of the Colts’ offensive snaps and he was just fifth on the team in targets. He got the one touchdown, but that’s basically what you’re hoping for if you’re starting him. You’d also hope for the sake of Andrew Luck that the Colts aren’t planning on having him throw 53 times per game, which would cut down on Ebron’s volume.
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