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80 Victor Cruz WR

New York Giants

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Victor Cruz now without a touchdown in 12 straight games
by Michael Hurcomb |

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz had more of an impact on offense Week 2 against the Cardinals after a disappointing two-catch, 24-yard outing in the season opener. However, he still left some plays on the field during a 25-14 loss Sunday.

Cruz was pretty non-existent in the passing game early Week 2. His first intended pass on the opening drive was intercepted, and he didn't get his first catch until there was less than 4 minutes left in the second half. But he would have three catches on his team's final drive before halftime.

Cruz was targeted a team-high 10 times Sunday, included six in the second half. He was even targeted on a 26-yard pass into the end zone, but he didn't get a chance to make the play as Patrick Peterson was called for pass interference, which set up a 1-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Fells.

Unfortunately, Cruz had three unofficial drops in the second half, which could have resulted in three first-down catches had he made the plays. He finished with five catches for 60 yards, which included a long reception of 27 yards.

Cruz's scoreless streak has reached 12 games dating back to last season. The Giants are back in action Week 3 against Houston. 

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Victor Cruz says he needs more opportunities
by Larry Hartstein |

Giants receiver Victor Cruz was not involved in the offense early in Monday's 35-14 loss to the Lions. He finished with six targets, catching two passes for 24 yards.

"In order for us to be successful, I think there needs to be an increased number of targets in my direction," Cruz told the New York Daily News.

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Victor Cruz does little in Week 1 defeat
by Igor Mello |

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz wasn't much of a factor in a Week 1 loss to the Lions at Ford Field.

Cruz was held without a target in the first quarter and finished the first half with one catch for 4 yards and two targets. He came down with a 20-yard grab in traffic in the third quarter for his only reception of the second half. He was targeted six times and finished with two catches for 24 yards in a 35-14 defeat.

Cruz will be seeking more looks come Week 2 at home against Arizona. 415 of his 998 receiving yards came at home last season. He hasn't scored at MetLife Stadium since Week 17 of the 2012 season.

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Victor Cruz hoping to benefit from new fast-paced offense
by Igor Mello |

Giants receiver Victor Cruz may work well with the team's new fast-paced West Coast offense. He'll get a chance to put that to the test Monday night against the Lions.

Cruz cracked the 100-yard mark just four times last season. In a Week 16 meeting last season, he was limited to two catches for 25 yards and seven targets. Although Eli Manning showed some struggles with the new offense in the preseason, Cruz is his go-to target. Outside of Rueben Randle, Manning doesn't have much else to work with the aerial attack.

Wide receivers against the Lions averaged 26.88 Fantasy points per game in standard leagues, which was second-to-last in the league, only ahead of Philadelphia.

The matchup shouldn't be incredibly difficult for Cruz, and you certainly didn't draft him to have him on your bench for Week 1. He should be viewed as a solid starting option in the majority of Fantasy formats against the Lions.

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Victor Cruz aiming for 100 catches in 'pass-happy' offense
by Larry Hartstein |

Giants receiver Victor Cruz believes he can catch 100 passes in Ben McAdoo's version of the West Coast offense. The scheme features a lot of quick, short throws; that should benefit Cruz, who usually lines up in the slot.

"If there is any offense to do it in, it’s definitely this one," he told the New York Daily News. "It’s definitely a little bit more pass happy than the offense we’ve had in the past. I think I’m a guy that’s capable, so hopefully we can get that done hopefully. Obviously, that comes with wins and all that good stuff."

Cruz caught a career-high 86 passes in 2012.

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Punt Returns
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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
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2011New York Giants1622.000000.0000
2012New York Giants1622.000000.0000
2013New York Giants1444.000000.0000
2014New York Giants200.000000.0000
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2011New York Giants1611010010
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2013New York Giants1411000000
2014New York Giants200000000
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