New York Giants Rumors: Victor Cruz Ready To Play Yet?

New York Giants rumors about Victor Cruz haven’t been very good lately. The most recent Giants rumors have come out the evening before the team plays the Dallas Cowboys on the road. A report from Yahoo! Sports states that Cruz is out for Week 1. His calf injury reportedly won’t allow him to play against the Cowboys, giving several other Giants receivers a chance to put up some big numbers.

One player that could see a big increase in targets is receiver Rueben Randle. He will be on the field more often for the Giants in Week 1, but that has not always yielded great numbers for the veteran. Randle will still be behind Odell Beckham Jr. and tight end Larry Donnell when it comes to play calls, but he will certainly get a chance to improve upon his numbers from last season. During the 2014 NFL season, Randle caught 71 passes for 938 yards and three touchdowns.

New York Giants rumors have been centered upon Victor Cruz for a while now. He went down during the past NFL season after tearing a patellar tendon in his right knee. Cruz underwent surgery to repair it, and has been working to get back on the field since then. In his absence, though, Beckham took over as the favorite target of Giants quarterback Eli Manning, giving fans a glimpse of how the season could go, even if Cruz gets healthy.

When it comes to fantasy football, the Giants will likely be able to put up a lot of passing yards on a Cowboys defense that has a hard time stopping receivers. Odell Beckham Jr. is in line for a lot of targets on Sunday, with Rueben Randle and Larry Donnell likely also in line to have a shot or two at the end zone. For fantasy owners that rotate quarterbacks, this might be a prime opportunity to get Eli Manning into that starting quarterback slot, because he could have some big numbers in Week 1.

The big problem for Victor Cruz is that he is going to have to prove what he can do on the field again. That will require regaining the trust of Manning and the coaching staff. As New York Giants rumors indicate, though, he isn’t going to get that opportunity in Week 1 action. For now, Cruz will be listed as week-to-week, with the potential to appear on injury reports until the training staff says he is ready to play again.

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