The Giants selected rookie receiver Kadarius Toney at No. 20 overall in the first round from Florida, and he will look to make an impact in a crowded receiving corps in 2021. Toney is worth drafting with a late-round flier in all seasonal Fantasy leagues, and he's a second-round selection in rookie-only drafts for Dynasty formats. Toney might not make a huge Fantasy impact as a rookie since the Giants have Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton at receiver, and Toney will likely open the season fourth on the depth chart. But Toney will eventually take over for Shepard in the slot, although that might not happen until 2022. He's a tremendous playmaker, and hopefully Toney can connect with quarterback Daniel Jones right away. If that happens, Toney can be a star.
Toney has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The report notes that Toney, who the Giants selected 20th overall in the 2021 draft, is currently following NFL COVID protocols by isolating. While the wide receiver is away from the team -- whose rookies reported for training camp Wednesday -- he'll participate in meetings remotely.
Toney is likely to be brought along slowly by the Giants to start the coming campaign, according to Dan Duggan of The Athletic. Toney was selected by the team 20th overall in this year's draft, and as a rookie he'll contend for touches with free-agent acquisition Kenny Golladay, as well as returning veterans Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton. While Toney's superb playmaking ability could have him contributing on special teams as a returner out of the gate, he'll likely be eased into the offense in specialized packages. As the University of Florida standout grows into a more polished route runner as the season rolls along, however, an increase in his offensive role is a plausible expectation.
The Giants selected Toney in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, 20th overall. The Giants traded back from their original 11th overall pick, and at their new spot they reeled in Toney to add some speed and yards-after-the-catch ability at receiver. Toney broke out late at Florida and probably can't offer much in the way of polished route running, but he's supremely explosive and in the meantime his ability to turn short catches into big yardage could earn his way into playing time early on in the 2021 season. The problem as of the draft's first round is that Toney projects to run routes primarily where Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram do already, so ideally the Giants would move one or both so that Toney can draw targets inside while Kenny Golladay and Darius Slayton run routes on the outside.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/16||@Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
|4||10/03||@New Orleans Saints||16||22.00|
|6||10/17||Los Angeles Rams||1||16.67|
|8||11/01||@Kansas City Chiefs||2||18.47|
|9||11/07||Las Vegas Raiders||23||24.25|
|11||11/22||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|14||12/12||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||20.25|
|18||01/09||Washington Football Team||5||19.35|