Data as of January 28, 2022.
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Team president John Mara said the Giants haven't given up on Jones, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. "We've done everything possible to screw this kid up since he's been here," Mara said Wednesday. "we certainly have not given up on Daniel Jones."
Analysis: That said, Jones may be looking at a make-or-break season in Year 4, even if the Giants do end up exercising his fifth-year option before the May 2 deadline this spring. He'll have to adjust to a new coaching staff, again, but it does at least seem Jones will be healthy for the start of the offseason program, considering he's been lifting, running and throwing since at least Jan. 10 (after missing the end of the season wit ha neck injury). Also working in his favor is a talented group of skill-position players, though all of the key guys are coming off injury-plagued seasons, and the offensive line remains a question. Mara ruled out the possibility fo trading for Deshaun Watson and said the Giants need to give Jones more help before making an "intelligent evaluation" on his future, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
January 26, 2022 10:37 AM EST
Beckham corralled six of eight targets for 69 yards in Sunday's 30-27 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp (9-183-1) stole the offensive headlines for the Rams, but Beckham turned in his second consecutive solid playoff performance. The polarizing wideout has settled in nicely as the Rams' first option behind Kupp, utilizing his newfound red-zone abilities (six touchdowns over last nine games) to keep his fantasy value afloat in a reduced role. Beckham's value shouldn't change much heading into the championship round, as he should have decent upside against a 49ers squad that is reeling at the cornerback position.
January 23, 2022 5:30 PM EST
Beckham caught all four of his targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 34-11 wild-card win over the Cardinals. He also completed a 40-yard pass.
Analysis: Beckham was incorporated early on, starting Los Angeles' second series with a 17-yard catch before hauling in a four-yard jump ball in the back corner of the end zone to cap the drive. After setting up a touchdown with a 31-yard gain his next time out, Beckham began the second half by catching a lateral and slinging the ball across field to Cam Akers for a big gain. With his array of skills on showcase, Beckham enjoyed Monday's lopsided victory and will strive to remain a key contributor in this weekend's NFC divisional-round matchup versus the Buccaneers.
January 17, 2022 9:00 PM EST
Engram caught 46 of 73 targets for 408 yards and three TDs in 2021.
Analysis: The 23rd overall pick in 2017, Engram has been a disappointment in New York, though his modest production in 2021 can hardly be blamed on him. He'll be a free agent after the season, and he's likely to ply his wares elsewhere in 2022. There's still a ton of physical talent here (4.42 40), but Engram's focus has been inconsistent, and he's not much of a blocker.
January 11, 2022 1:06 AM EST
Smith was arrested Monday in King County, Wash. on suspicion of DUI, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. "Geno is fully cooperative with the investigation. I hope that an open mind can be kept by all as the facts are ascertained," Smith's attorney Jon Fox said in a statement regarding the incident.
Analysis: Smith was arrested at 2:10 a.m. local time and released from a King County correctional facility at 9:27 a.m. on his personal recognizance. Head coach Pete Carroll relayed that Smith was present at the Seahawks facility later Monday to take part in end-of-season meetings, so the team will presumably leave it to the NFL to decide whether the 31-year-old quarterback is subject to fine or suspension. Smith, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, appeared in four games (three starts) during his first season in Seattle, completing 65 of 95 attempts for 702 yards and a 5:1 TD:INT to go with 42 rushing yards and one score on the ground.
January 10, 2022 5:58 PM EST