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  1. Articles like this keep me drafting him in the 24th round. Just...can’t...let...go. Corey Coleman brings intrigue to Giants' new-look receiving group. https://nypost.com/2019/07/16/corey-coleman-brings-intrigue-to-giants-new-look-receiving-group/ Fans are understandably fatigued hearing frequent Odell Beckham Jr. dispatches from Cleveland. It remains to be seen if the Giants will dearly miss the sensational receiver once the games begin. For the first time since 2014, it is Life Without Odell and, around the league, dubious glances are sent in the direction of the players left behind in East Rutherford. The front office is all-in on Sterling Shepard, signing him to a four-year contract extension, hoping a Shepard pairing with veteran Golden Tate — signed the day after the Beckham trade went down — is complementary and not, as many insist, duplication. Much of the dynamism is gone without Beckham; the plan is for Eli Manning to spread the ball around without feeling pressure or obligated to keep Odell happy. Key returnees: Sterling Shepard, Corey Coleman, Cody Latimer, Russell Shepard, Bennie Fowler Key additions: Golden Tate, Darius Slayton The rundown: Is there anybody the Giants put on the field able to scare opposing defenses? Is there any player who must be double-teamed? Not really. Sterling Shepard thus far in his career has shown himself to be a solid, but certainly not spectacular, No. 2 starting receiver and he is not an overwhelmingly dangerous deep threat. He is an exceptional leaper and is extremely quick. The addition of Golden Tate imports one of the best yards-after-catch producers in the league. He is a savvy route-runner but, like Shepard, often does his best work operating out of the slot. Thus, the fear of duplication. Of the veterans brought back, Coleman is the most intriguing, given his pedigree (2016 first-round pick of the Browns) and skill set. He showed flashes last season and if he has matured, maybe the Giants have something here. Speedster Darius Slayton, a fifth-round pick from Auburn, looked quite good in the spring but it is tough for rookies to make much of an impact. The Giants' new Odell Beckhams are taking charge Key camp battles: Shepard and Tate are set and Slayton figures to find his way onto the roster. After that, jobs are up for grabs, with Latimer, Shepard and Fowler competing for one or possibly two spots. Coleman should have an edge, based on his talent, but he must continue to show progress and attention to detail, traits that eluded him in Cleveland. The verdict: It remain to be seen if anyone can take the top off a defense with full-blown speed and explosiveness down the field. Shepard and Tate are both 5-foot-10 and that does not translate to great success when paired together as starters. Latimer and Slayton (both 6-foot-2) have some size but it would take a quantum leap of faith to consider either a difference-maker. Coleman is 24; maybe this is the start of a strong second chapter of what thus far has been a disappointing NFL existence. There is no doubt Manning will miss tossing a short slant to Beckham and seeing it result in a 60-yard touchdown eruption. Beckham’s greatness will be missed. However, he was not the most precise route-runner and at times was too amped up to get the best out of himself. This will have to be a group effort.
  2. SIgmund Bloom breathes a little life into the dream of Goodwin’s potential on this week’s On The Couch pod. Imagine a massive week one line versus the hapless Bucs. Not a bad flyer for your GPPs.
  3. In redraft Fitz is getting drafted after Courtland Sutton and Dante Pettis. No thanks. Give me Fitz every time. He’s going in WR 3-4 range and can be a strong WR 2 with a projected volume increase. Read Coach’s comments here: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001032884/article/kingsbury-fitzgerald-a-security-blanket-for-qb-murray?campaign=Twitter_atn
  4. Any truthers still around? As a Giants fan, I stashed him in two deep bench leagues to give me something to follow when training camp begins. Remember: 4.38 40, 6.62 3-cone, 45" vertical, 11'3" broad jump. He has zero pressure on him now. I'll take the 1% chance that he emerges as a fantasy WR3.
  5. We got a two down nose tackle for OBJ. FML. We are now prohibitive favorites to draft Tua with the #1 pick next year.
  6. As of 7:32 Brown is at -200 to be the first WR drafted.
  7. Even the NFL has a line to cross and Hill just found out where it is. He's done.
  8. In fantasy news, Marquise Brown's line is trending positive to be the first WR taken in the draft. Presumably that's a reaction to what is likely to happen with Hill's suspension or expulsion.
  9. Another informative feed from a KCbeat reporter: https://twitter.com/bepryor It is terrible to read what is emerging. The NFL will not be kind to Hill as this story emerges on the biggest night of the offseason.
  10. This is awful. We're moving away from a fantasy football story to a human tragedy story. I feel terrible for his child. Hill needs to be banned from the league and rehabilitated as a person. Apologies to those who hold him in dynasty.
  11. I am getting him everywhere I can. He can compile stats on his way to yet another boring RB2 season while no one is looking. He has consistently cranked out the numbers every year since 2014. Remember when Zero RB was a thing? If your draft evolves this way, nab Miller.
  12. This looks like a soft schedule. Can you imagine a 4-0 start after this debacle of an offseason? It’s not likely, but possible in the range of outcomes. 2019 New York Giants schedule Week 1, Sept 8 At Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m. Week 2, Sept. 15 Vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Week 3, Sept. 22 At Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:05 p.m. Week 4, Sept. 29 Vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. Week 5, Oct. 6 Vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Week 6, Oct. 10 (Thursday night) At New England Patriots, 8:20 p.m. Week 7, Oct. 20 Vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m. Week 8, Oct. 27 At Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. Week 9, Nov. 4 (Monday night) Vs. Dallas Cowboys, 8:15 p.m. Week 10, Nov. 10 At NEW YORK JETS, 1 p.m. Week 11, Nov. 17 BYE Week 12, Nov. 24 At Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Week 13, Dec. 1 Vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. Week 14, Dec. 9 (Monday night) At Philadelphia Eagles, 8:15 p.m. Week 15, Dec. 15 Vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Week 16, Dec. 22 At Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. Week 17, Dec. 29 Vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m.
  13. Anyone buying low? He’s worth a third round rookie pick.