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Tom Coughlin agrees with Giants GM, but defends Eli Manning
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Giants coach Tom Coughlin agreed Thursday with general manager Jerry Reese's assessment that the offense needs to be more aggressive. However, while Reese put the onus on quarterback Eli Manning, Coughlin felt the supporting cast could play a bigger role in helping the offense be more productive. 

"We’d like to see the ball in the end zone more, however it gets there," Coughlin said, per NJ.com. "We do realize that when you’re playing some of the people we’re playing, you’ve got to give yourself more chances to be able to do that ... You’ve got to protect the passer, you’ve got to kind of do all of the things that we tried to structure in order to do. We’ve gotten good numbers out of the quarterback position. We need even better and we need more production out of the people that are involved in handling the ball – the runners, the catchers, etc."

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Giants GM wants Eli Manning, offense 'to be more aggressive'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Giants head into Week 9 even in turnover differential and quarterback Eli Manning has thrown just five interceptions, including none in his last three games. Though, general manager Jerry Reese indicated he would like to see the offense take a few more chances following a 3-4 start.

"As an offense, we need to be more aggressive. I think at times, we're a little bit almost too cautious what we do offensively," Reese said, per NJ.com. "You know, this is the National Football League. You have to go out there, man, you have to win the game. You can't think something is going to fall in your lap. You have to go out and take the games. I think we have to be more aggressive offensively.

"I appreciate Eli taking care of the ball and not turning it over. Of course, that correlates to wins a lot of the time. But you can't be too cautious. You have to throw the ball downfield and you have to score points in this game to win."

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An encouraging performance for Eli Manning
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Playing his first game without star wide receiver Victor Cruz, who's out for the season with a torn patella tendon, Giants quarterback Eli Manning still managed to bounce back from arguably his worst game of the season with one of his best Week 7 at Dallas, completing 21 of 33 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns.

It was his fifth game in six with multiple touchdown passes and his second with at least three. And he did it against a defense that had generally kept quarterbacks out of the end zone, recording nearly as many interceptions (seven) as it had allowed touchdown passes (eight) prior to Week 7.

Though two of his touchdown passes went to rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham, who wasn't even available to him the first four weeks, Manning did a nice job of spreading the ball around. None of the touchdowns went to his two leading receivers, Larry Donnell and Rueben Randle.

Judging by this performance, Manning knows how to make use of the weapons the Giants have and doesn't need Cruz to remain successful in Fantasy. His bad games can be really bad, but his good games have been frequent enough for you to give him another shot when he returns from a bye Week 9 against Indianapolis.

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Giants' Eli Manning tosses three scores Week 7
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Giants quarterback Eli Manning tossed three touchdowns Week 7 against the Cowboys.

Manning completed 21 of 33 attempts, gaining 248 yards. He threw three touchdowns, and did not turn the ball over. Manning was able to find success against a Cowboys' defense that shut down the Seahawks Week 6. He was consistently able to throw from a clean pocket, and did not take a sack. Manning averaged a solid 7.5 yards per completion during the contest. Odell Beckham Jr. wound up being Manning's go-to target in the red zone, hauling in two scores during the game. 

The Giants are on a bye Week 8.  

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Wait to see how Eli Manning adapts
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Though Giants quarterback Eli Manning was a mess from the beginning Week 6 at Philadelphia, losing top wide receiver Victor Cruz in the third quarter probably didn't help. Cruz suffered a season-ending injury, so Manning will have to find a way without him. And given his track record of extreme highs and lows, it's dangerous to assume he will right away.

He has other weapons, of course. Rueben Randle has actually been the Giants' most-targeted receiver this year, ahead of even Cruz, and Odell Beckham is a first-rounder who missed the first four weeks with a hamstring injury. Tight end Larry Donnell has had some big games as well, though he hasn't been involved as much recently.

It's just that with quarterback being as deep as it is, you really don't need to gamble on Manning until we see how he adjusts. It's not like his matchup Week 7 at Dallas is so great. The Cowboys rank a modest 12th against the pass, but because of all their interceptions, they've allowed the fourth-fewest Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks.

Manning was off to a nice start this season and may prove he's just as effective without Cruz as with him. But you want to let him actually prove it.

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2004New York Giants971979548.210435.29526913/8311455.4
2005New York Giants161655729452.837626.7578241728/18449875.9
2006New York Giants161652230157.732446.2155241825/18633877.0
2007New York Giants161652929756.133366.3160232027/21736673.9
2008New York Giants161647928960.332386.7648211027/17432486.4
2009New York Giants161650931762.340217.9074271430/216601293.1
2010New York Giants161653933962.940027.4292312516/11757785.3
2011New York Giants161658935961.049338.3899291628/199671892.9
2012New York Giants161653632159.939487.3780261519/136501087.2
2013New York Giants161655131757.538186.9370182739/28154769.4
2014New York Giants7722514664.915736.996114513/8817296.8
2004New York Giants976355.815002
2005New York Giants161629802.814106
2006New York Giants161625210.89005
2007New York Giants161629692.418109
2008New York Giants161620100.513104
2009New York Giants161617653.814004
2010New York Giants161632702.216004
2011New York Giants161635150.412102
2012New York Giants161620301.513002
2013New York Giants161618362.014003
2014New York Giants778162.011102
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2004New York Giants900.000000.0000
2005New York Giants1600.000000.0000
2006New York Giants1600.000000.0000
2007New York Giants1622.000000.0000
2008New York Giants1600.000000.0000
2009New York Giants1600.000000.0000
2010New York Giants1600.000000.0000
2011New York Giants1600.000000.0000
2012New York Giants1600.000000.0000
2013New York Giants1600.000000.0000
2014New York Giants700.000000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2004New York Giants931000000
2005New York Giants1692000000
2006New York Giants1692010010
2007New York Giants16137040040
2008New York Giants1652000000
2009New York Giants16138010010
2010New York Giants1675020020
2011New York Giants1684030030
2012New York Giants1651020020
2013New York Giants1672010010
2014New York Giants710000000
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