Eli Manning, QB, Giants: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Eli Manning, QB, Giants

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
QB - #14 168.17 NYG Probable 11 years 33 6'4 218

2014 Outlook: Quality Backup

Last updated on Jul-15-2014 by Rob Warner

Peyton's little brother posted the worst season of his 10-year career in 2013, as he finished with 18 touchdowns and 27 interceptions. Eli completed 58-percent of passes for 3,818 yards (238 YPG) and only topped 20 fantasy points in one game (Week 1). He hasn't missed a game over the past nine seasons, but turned 33 in January and is coming off ankle surgery in April (recovery bears watching in training camp). The Giants' passing game has a new offensive coordinator in Ben McAdoo (Packers' QB coach the past two seasons) who is apparently installing a quick-hitting passing game that could bode well for Manning, considering his lack of mobility behind one of the weaker offensive lines in the NFL (ranked 28th overall by Pro Football Focus and 31st in pass-blocking). Veteran WR Hakeem Nicks (now in Indy) will be replaced by rookie Odell Beckham Jr. (first-round pick from LSU) and the the G-Men's tight end situation is a major question mark with Adrien Robinson (no catches over his first two seasons) currently sitting atop the depth chart. Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle and Jerrel Jernigan return and the free agent acquisition of RB Rashad Jennings (36 receptions in 2013) could also assist the younger Manning's return to fantasy relevance. The aging signal-caller is best drafted as a backup since he's likely to rebound with a solid group of receiving options at his disposal.

Editor's note: At his best, Manning can be a capable fantasy backup on your roster or even sneak into the starting lineup when the matchup is in his favor. Turnovers remain a primary concern.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/23 - Giants WR Victor Cruz: new offense is 'pass happy'
7/22 - Giants QB Eli Manning 'a little nervous' in new offense
7/22 - Giants WR Victor Cruz not yet totally comfortable with offense
7/19 - Giants WR Odell Beckham might be a decoy often this year
7/13 - Giants QB Eli Manning says he feels 'reenergized' in new offense

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
8.11 FFToolbox - Ben Standig 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
12.10 Gridiron Experts - This one hurt. Zach got me. It's almost as if he listened to me on Boston radio Saturday morning talking about Dobson being a nice sleeper for the Pats. I wasn't too crazy about many of the position players available here, so I'll just grab my top-rated player. Eli has been a consistent fantasy starter for years. He only has to be good for me for one week.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
11.11 World Fantasy Rankings #4 - I used to avoid Eli Manning in drafts but as he has gotten older, I have come around to his FF potential. He was lackluster without a healthy Nicks last year but that will not be a problem in 2013. If David Wilson is the explosive player we think he will be, it should open up more passing lanes and play action passes downfield for Manning. You may even get a few cheap long TD's from Eli "dumpers" to Wilson, much like Jamaal Charles has done in KC.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
11.01 FantasySharks 
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