Complete 2014 Projections

The default order for player projections is based on ESPN.com's recommended draft rankings, which take into account projected total points as well as upside and risk.

Position: ALL | QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST | K | FLEX
     
PROJECTED 2014 SEASON STATS
1. Victor Cruz, NYG WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics1237399813.74000115
2014 Projections12880104213.07000144
2014 Outlook: One positive takeaway from Cruz's disappointing 2013 campaign: His fantasy floor is actually quite high. A depleted Giants WR corps, a late-season injury and all those Eli Manning interceptions meant that Mr. Salsa didn't get to do a single TD dance after Week 4. Not surprisingly, he posted only one double-digit fantasy game over that same span. And yet Cruz ranked among the top 25 WRs in yards (998), targets (121) and receptions (73) -- and was only three points from breaking into the top 25 in fantasy points (115, 28th). The Giants' new West Coast scheme is a perfect fit for Cruz's skill set. He'll be dancing again in no time.
2. Rashad Jennings, NYG RBYEARRUSHYDSAVGTDRECYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics1637334.56362920127
2014 Projections2179604.47312180155
2014 Outlook: At 6-foot-1 and 231 pounds, Jennings should fit into the Andre Brown role in the Giants' offense. He broke out with Oakland in the second half of 2013, flashing a bit of speed to go with hulking short-yardage talent. But the key variable in New York's backfield is David Wilson, a player with all-world quickness and sprinting ability. If Wilson can excel in his return from neck surgery, Jennings becomes an ancillary piece, more of a goal-line specialist. If not, Jennings is a candidate for 250 carries, though rookie Andre Williams will be in the mix as well. We're not sure Jennings is talented enough to be a long-term backfield solution, but he could find his way toward fantasy usefulness in 2014.
3. Rueben Randle, NYG WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics804161114.9600091
2014 Projections874367515.7500095
2014 Outlook: Over a six-game midseason stretch, Randle tallied nearly 300 yards and 6 TDs. This unexpected outburst -- which accounted for nearly half of his 2013 yards and all of his scores -- hinted at Randle's fantasy upside. But the remaining six games hinted at his inconsistency. As year three begins, Randle will get first dibs on taking over the Hakeem Nicks role in the Giants' offense, but he must learn an entirely different playbook first and beat No. 1 draft selection Odell Beckham for the starting role opposite Victor Cruz. New offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo is installing a West Coast system, so Randle owners should expect more ups and downs in 2014.
4. Andre Williams, NYG RBYEARRUSHYDSAVGTDRECYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics----------------
2014 Projections954154.43745059
2014 Outlook: While Williams' bowling-ball physique (5-11, 230) promises a punishing running style, he has precious little wiggle and doesn't catch passes. His NFL comparables are BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Shonn Greene. Players who fit this profile occasionally find themselves in valuable fantasy roles, but that's usually when they become TD makers for prolific offenses. If David Wilson's neck problems prohibit him from playing in 2014, Williams -- along with Peyton Hillis -- would be in the mix behind Rashad Jennings. But since Jennings is a 231-pound dude himself, it's unlikely that Williams would steal many TDs.
5. Eli Manning, NYG QBYEARC/AYDSTDINTRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics317/5513818182718360162
2014 Projections340/5503912251620270222
2014 Outlook: The number 27 still stings Manning owners, but how many of those interceptions were Eli's fault? By the BDR metric, only three -- yes, three -- were actually due to a bad Manning decision. The rest were largely attributed to receiver mistakes, bad luck or tipped passes. Manning does throw a ton of vertical passes (197, tied for fourth), and he still has a highly talented group of pass catchers to work with in new O-coordinator Ben McAdoo's West Coast scheme. If the Giants' offensive line holds up and Manning's interception luck improves, Eli could once again be a viable high-end QB2.
6. Odell Beckham, NYG WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics------------------
2014 Projections683758615.84315081
2014 Outlook: Beckham is a throwback triple threat, as Giants GM Jerry Reese noted that the LSU first-rounder can score touchdowns on receptions, kick returns and punt returns. A home run hitter of this caliber doesn't come around often and could go a long way toward improving New York's mediocre vertical passing game (9.6 ypa, ranked 26th). The biggest impediment could be having to make the transition to offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's West Coast scheme, which is a change in style from the vertical passing system Beckham played in at LSU.
7. Peyton Hillis, NYG RBYEARRUSHYDSAVGTDRECYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics732473.421396039
2014 Projections461603.51861028
8. Jerrel Jernigan, NYG WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics442932911.32257151
2014 Projections473138612.53326056
9. Michael Cox, NYG RBYEARRUSHYDSAVGTDRECYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics22432.0031204
2014 Projections000.000000
10. Giants D/ST D/STYEARSCKINTFRTDPAYAPTS
2013 Statistics34171233835316104
2014 Projections34161114165345100
2014 Outlook: The Giants finished fifth in net yards per pass attempt (5.95) and sixth in yards per rush allowed (3.8) last year. But this unit was dreadful during an 0'6 start and showed signs of life only when it got to face Josh Freeman, Matt Barkley, Terrelle Pryor and Scott Tolzien in successive games. GM Jerry Reese obviously wasn't fooled. He dropped big bucks on free agent CBs Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond and re-signed S Stevie Brown. This has the makings of a very good secondary, and it had better be. The linebackers are a question mark for the third consecutive year, and Jason Pierre-Paul has had only 8' sacks since his breakout season in 2011.
11. Josh Brown, NYG KYEAR1-3940-4950+TOTXPPTS
2013 Statistics15/167/81/223/2631/31106
2014 Projections16/187/91/324/3035/35110
12. Ryan Nassib, NYG QBYEARC/AYDSTDINTRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics0/00000000
2014 Projections0/00000000
13. Larry Donnell, NYG TEYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics633110.300003
2014 Projections0000.000000
14. Kellen Davis, NYG TEYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics433210.710009
2014 Projections0000.000000
15. Adrien Robinson, NYG TEYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics0000.000000
2014 Projections0000.000000