New York Giants running back Eric Gray has been relegated to special teams duty so far in his NFL career but he could see some opportunities on offense in Week 3 due to the absence of starter Saquon Barkley (ankle). Veteran Matt Breida is expected to get the start and Gary Brightwell may mix in as well. The Giants could opt to script a few plays to get the rookie Gray into the open field where he can show off his shiftiness. Keep an eye on how the Giants use the fifth-rounder against San Francisco on Thursday Night Football. He is currently not worth rostering unless you play in a dynasty league.
Sep 20, 2023 9:45 PM EST
New York Giants rookie running back Eric Gray didn't get much work in the backfield during training camp this summer, but that could change if the Giants seek a change of pace if Saquon Barkley (ankle) misses any time after spraining his right ankle in the Week 2 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Gray impressed as a punt returner on Sunday, picking up 14 yards in the fourth quarter to help set the offense up with good field position. The 23-year-old is shifty in the open field and could be a weapon in the passing game. However, he could be a liability in pass protection in his first NFL season, which could limit the amount of touches he gets behind Matt Breida if Barkley misses time. The fifth-rounder dressed for the first two games, but all 20 of his snaps so far have come on special teams.
Sep 19, 2023 3:22 PM EST
New York Giants rookie running back Eric Gray tallied seven carries for 11 yards but also garnered a lot of work in the passing game, finishing with four catches for 48 yards in Saturday's preseason finale. The fifth-round pick showed shiftiness in the open field after taking a swing pass from quarterback Tommy Devito late in the second quarter. Starter Saquon Barkley and presumptive backup Matt Breida did not play. Jashaun Corbin was the first running back to receive a carry in the game. Gray is the favorite to be the leading kickoff returner and could open the season as the third back on the depth chart.
Aug 27, 2023 9:40 AM EST
New York Giants rookie running back Eric Gray tallied five carries for 16 yards and a touchdown in the team's 21-19 win against the Carolina Panthers Friday night. His score came on a 9-yard burst up the middle late in the second quarter. Gray received the only running back carries in the first half, although veteran Matt Breida started the game. Saquon Barkley did not play. The fifth-round pick also handled both punt and kickoff return duty for the G-Men. It appears that Gray is third on the depth chart right now but things could change as the regular season progresses. He's not yet worth rostering in standard-sized redraft leagues.
Aug 18, 2023 10:27 PM EST