Manning completed 19 of 39 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to Seattle. Facing an elite defense with his three primary pass-catching weapons out, Manning did about as well as could be expected. He was only sacked once and wasn't intercepted, but the 36-year-old did lose a key fumble in the fourth quarter that led to a Seattle touchdown. Hopefully a Week 8 bye and the return of Sterling Shepard from an ankle injury in Week 9 will help ease Manning's woes, but fantasy owners should not be looking for much production here.
Manning completed 11 of 19 pass attempts for 128 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 23-10 victory over the Broncos. It was an impressive yet odd night for Manning, who was playing in his first game without any of Odell Beckham (ankle), Brandon Marshall (ankle) or Sterling Shepard (ankle). Not only was he able to pull off the stunning upset on the road against one of the better defensive units in the league, but Manning did it while only completing two passes to wide receivers. However, even if his passing volume rises back to normal levels once Shepard reinserts himself back into the lineup, Manning's fantasy upside figures to remain limited going forward as the Giants look to lean on their strong defense and emerging run game in the absence of effective pass catchers. He'll particularly be hard to trust in Week 7 when Seattle comes to town.
Manning had X-rays taken on his neck following Sunday's loss to the Chargers, though they came back negative, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News reports. Manning absorbed a hard hit from Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa on the last series of the game and was subsequently kneed in the head by teammate Ereck Flowers in the pileup. Fortunately, the quarterback didn't sustain a concussion as his postgame medical evaluation seems to have been more of a precaution than anything else. In fact, Manning himself said he was "fine," according to James Kratch of NJ Advance Media. While it wouldn't be that big of a surprise to see Manning open the week on the injury report, it doesn't seem like his availability for Week 6 against the Broncos is in any danger.
Manning completed 21 of 36 passes for 225 yards, two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 27-22 loss to the Chargers. When one considers Manning lost Odell Beckham (left leg), Brandon Marshall (ankle), Sterling Shepard (ankle) and Dwayne Harris (broken foot) throughout the afternoon, his final line is fair enough. Having said that, Manning was sacked five times, which was likely due to a lack of open receivers as the corps dwindled in capable players. The Giants have two games remaining before a bye in Week 8, so his receiving corps will seemingly be lacking in any sort of depth for the foreseeable future, especially with Beckham in line for surgery. Manning's prospects will be hurt further next Sunday against a staunch Broncos squad coming off their own bye week.
Manning completed 30 of 49 passes for 288 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 25-23 loss to the Buccaneers. He also rushed for 22 yards and another score on three carries. After a slow start, Manning kickstarted the Giants with a rare 14-yard scoring scamper, his first touchdown on the ground since 2014. He also hooked up with Wayne Gallman and Rhett Ellison on scoring throws of four and two yards, respectively, and had to endure several temporary exits on the part of top target Odell Beckham throughout the game due to finger and ankle issues. He encouragingly spread the ball around, finding Evan Engram and Brandon Marshall on six occasions apiece and connecting with Sterling Shepard for five receptions as well. Although the Giants remain winless, Manning has been much better in the last pair of contests as opposed to the first two, throwing for 654 yards and generating five touchdowns versus two interceptions over that span. He'll look to lead his team to their first win when they take on the Chargers in Week 5.
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|10||11/12||@San Francisco 49ers||29||23.29|
|11||11/19||Kansas City Chiefs||28||22.71|
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