2016 Outlook: Beckham proved his rookie season was no fluke, ranking seventh in the league in targets (157), eighth in receptions (96), fifth in receiving yards (1,450) and tied for fourth in touchdowns (13) last season. That left him fifth in the league in fantasy points, and he might have placed second had it not been for the one-game suspension he earned after his contentious matchup with Josh Norman. Beckham is still only 23, but he is as heavily targeted and as dangerous after the catch as anyone in the league. He should be off the board early in the first round of your draft.
2016 Outlook: Jennings was labeled the Giants' starter but spent most of last season in a four-man committee before finally being unleashed down the stretch. During the first 13 weeks, he averaged 21.9 snaps and 9.7 carries per game and was 43rd among running backs in fantasy points. During the final four weeks, though, he averaged 35.5 snaps and 19.8 carries and ranked third. Jennings is now 31 and might not be able to handle a workhorse role for a full season. But he remains the most talented RB on a good offensive team, which should allow him to post flexworthy stats.
2016 Outlook: Shepard lacks high-end speed and is only 5-10 with short arms, so he isn't the most physically intimidating receiver around. But the Oklahoma product more than makes up for it with great hands, quickness and excellent route-running, which is why the Giants drafted him in the second round. Shepard figures to work all over the formation for the G-Men this season. The Giants had a third receiver on the field on 91 percent of pass plays last season, so Shepard is all but locked into a massive role as a rookie. He will also contribute as a returner, which adds a bit of value to his fantasy r'sum'.
2016 Outlook: Viewed one way, Manning is a testament to steadiness: He hasn't missed a game since his rookie year. Viewed another way, Manning is maddeningly inconsistent: He posted seven top-10 fantasy weeks last season but finished worse than 22nd among QBs five times. That makes it tough to rely on him as a clear QB1, especially considering he has put up only four top-10 fantasy seasons during his 12-year career. But two of those finishes came after Ben McAdoo took over the offense two years ago. Now McAdoo is the head coach, and he and Manning have a clear rhythm: Manning has ranked among the top seven QBs in attempts, completions and yards during McAdoo's time with the Giants, and only Tom Brady eclipsed Manning's 35 TD passes last season. Taking everything into account, Manning is a borderline QB1.
2016 Outlook: The Giants made a lot of big moves during the offsea.son, but one of the most important ones went largely unnoticed. They re-signed Brown, whose 93.1 percent field goal conversion rate trailed only that of Stephen Gostkowski and Adam Vinatieri over the past two seasons. During that span, Brown nailed all seven of his tries from at least 50 yards. He was the only kicker who was perfect from that distance (minimum five attempts), and his eight top-10 weeks in 2015 was tied for second. He is one of the league's best kickers and works in a quality offense, meaning you should look to steal him in the final round of your draft.
2016 Outlook: The Giants nabbed the 5-11, 210-pound scat back in the fifth round of the draft. Although Perkins might not have the size or strength needed for an every-down role at the NFL level, he showed impressive elusiveness at UCLA. According to Pro Football Focus, he forced 73 missed tackles as a rusher last season, which trailed only Derrick Henry among FBS backs. Rashad Jennings is 31 and has trouble staying healthy, so Perkins could end up starting a few games as a rookie.
2016 Outlook: After four seasons as the passing-down specialist in New England, Vereen signed with the Giants and assumed the same role. He performed admirably even though there wasn't a significant amount of fantasy value for him to accrue. He didn't run the ball much but averaged a respectable 4.3 yards per carry. He was busy in passing situations, though, as New York called pass on 84 percent of his 400 snaps. Vereen finished among the top six backs in targets, receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. He will have a similar job in 2016 and is worth flex consideration in PPR leagues.
2016 Outlook: For Cruz, 2011 seems like ages ago. Back then, in his first year on the active roster, he finished as the No. 4 wide receiver in fantasy football. But he hasn't played a game since October 2014, when he tore his patellar tendon against the Eagles. Last year his comeback was derailed by a calf injury, and he missed the whole season. If healthy, Cruz has a shot to work the slot in Ben McAdoo's three-WR scheme, but he is no longer the Giants' top receiver and shouldn't be expected to reach his pre-injury form. Cruz has a WR3 ceiling, but he is too risky an investment before the final rounds of your draft.
2016 Outlook: His Baby Gates nickname might be a bit optimis.tic, but Tye was a pleasant surprise as a rookie. Undrafted in 2015, Tye filled in after Larry Donnell hurt his neck and caught 42 of 61 targets for 464 yards and three TDs. He flashed impressive athletic ability--hence the nickname--and showed potential as a pass-catching specialist, but Tye struggled with drops and was dreadful as a run blocker. Those issues could limit his playing time, especially with Donnell cleared to play. But if Tye can claim the starting job, he'll become an intriguing sleeper.