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80 Victor Cruz WR

New York Giants

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
100%57%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
31219115.916

Player Updates

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Victor Cruz nets his first touchdown in 13 games
by Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

For at least one week, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz silenced his critics. The fifth-year receiver, who was plagued by drops in his first two games, posted a team-best 107 receiving yards in a 30-17 win Week 3 vs. Houston.

Cruz got off to a very promising start, as his first catch late in the first quarter went for 61 yards. Cruz took a slant pass and ran past a few defenders before finally being dragged down at the Texans' 15-yard line. 

Cruz then really put in work to get his first touchdown of the season and put the Giants up 7-0 in the second quarter. Cruz caught a short pass from Eli Manning, stopped on a dime, made a defender miss and then outran another defender to the end zone for a 26-yard touchdown with 3:21 left before halftime. It was his first touchdown in 13 games.

Cruz, who has 18 career 100-yard games (including playoffs), finished with five catches on six targets. The Giants are back in action Thursday at Washington.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1411069335
Victor Cruz not a trustworthy Week 3 receiver
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Victor Cruz asked for and received more targets (10) in Week 2 against the Cardinals and he responded with another mediocre stat line of five catches for 60 yards, including three dropped passes.

He now has just seven catches for 84 yards this season and we're still waiting for our first salsa dance.

The Texans were beat up by James Jones last week at Oakland when he had nine catches for 112 yards and a touchdown on 14 targets, and Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson combined for 18 catches and 139 yards against Houston in Week 1.

But until Cruz starts to play like the receiver we know and love it's hard to trust him as anything more than a No. 3 receiver in deeper leagues.

For a complete list of Week 3 options, read my latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.

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Tom Coughlin wants more from Victor Cruz
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he expects better play from receiver Victor Cruz, who had three drops in the Week 2 loss to the Cardinals. "He agreed with me and he's working toward doing something about that," Coughlin said of his meeting with Cruz.

The Giants host Houston on Sunday. Cruz has seven catches for 84 yards this season and has not scored a touchdown in 12 straight games.

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

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 | CBSSports.com

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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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/8/14DET224200
29/14/14ARI560270
39/21/14HOU5107611
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
49/25/14@ WAS8:25 pm
510/5/14ATL1:00 pm
610/12/14@ PHI8:30 pm
710/19/14@ DAL4:25 pm
Bye: Week 8
911/3/14IND8:30 pm
1011/9/14@ SEA4:25 pm
1111/16/14SF1:00 pm
1211/23/14DAL8:30 pm
1311/30/14@ JAC1:00 pm
1412/7/14@ TEN1:00 pm
1512/14/14WAS1:00 pm
1612/21/14@ STL4:05 pm
1712/28/14PHI1:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2010New York Giants3000---00000
2011New York Giants16782153618.799925959
2012New York Giants161686109212.7801012352
2013New York Giants14127399813.770410345
2014New York Giants331219115.9611416
TOTAL5238253381715.199245116162
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2010New York Giants3000---0000
2011New York Giants167133.03000
2012New York Giants161600---0000
2013New York Giants141200---0000
2014New York Giants3300---0000
TOTAL5238133.03000
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2010New York Giants3000---000
2011New York Giants1632124.01100
2012New York Giants16000---000
2013New York Giants14000---000
2014New York Giants3000---000
TOTAL5232124.01100
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2010New York Giants300.000000.0000
2011New York Giants1622.000000.0000
2012New York Giants1622.000000.0000
2013New York Giants1444.000000.0000
2014New York Giants300.000000.0000
TOTAL5288.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2010New York Giants300000000
2011New York Giants1611010010
2012New York Giants1600000000
2013New York Giants1411000000
2014New York Giants300000000
TOTAL5222010010
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/204
Birthdate:
11/11/1986
Age:
27
Hometown:
Paterson, NJ, USA
School:
Massachusetts
NFL Experience:
5
Awards:
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