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Giants' Xavier McKinney: Perks up in second half of season
McKinney ended the regular season with 116 tackles (78 solo), including a half-sack, along with 11 pass defenses (three interceptions) over 17 contests.
McKinney didn't miss a defensive snap for New York this season after being limited to just nine games last year due to a hand injury. The fourth-year safety posted a modest 43 tackles without a pick over the first eight weeks of the campaign but picked up the pace considerably after that, tallying 73 stops and three interceptions across his final nine games. McKinney chose a good time to put up career-best totals in tackles and passes defended, as he'll be looking for a nice payday in the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. The Giants will likely look to bring him back, but the price could be steeper than they're willing to go.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Xavier McKinney: Posts double-digit stops vs. Eagles
McKinney recorded 10 tackles (seven solo), including a half-sack, in Monday's Week 16 loss to Philadelphia.
McKinney tied for the team lead in tackles on Christmas Day, finishing with his fifth double-digit effort of the campaign. All of the those big performances have come over his past seven contests, a span in which the fourth-year safety has considerably grown his IDP appeal in fantasy. McKinney's big game Monday pushed his season total to 104 stops, marking the first triple-digit tackle campaign of his career.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Xavier McKinney: Comes up big in Week 12 win
McKinney totaled 10 tackles (four solo) and intercepted a pass in Sunday's 10-7 victory versus the Patriots.
McKinney led New York in stops in the win, finishing with double-digit tackles for the fourth straight week. His biggest contribution, however, was a fourth-quarter interception of Bailey Zappe at midfield. McKinney returned the pickoff 18 yards, helping to set up a Randy Bullock field goal that provided the winning margin for the Giants. The interception was the first of the season for McKinney, and combined with his recent stellar production as a tackler, it gives him plenty of momentum heading into the team's Week 13 bye.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Xavier McKinney: Logs double-digit tackles again
McKinney recorded 12 tackles (eight solo) during the Giants' 31-19 win over the Commanders on Sunday.
McKinney had another productive performance for the Giants, as he finished second on the team in tackles. The 2020 second-round pick has now logged double-digit tackles in three straight games, bringing his season total to 75 (57 solo).... See More ... See Less
Giants' Xavier McKinney: Looking good for Week 11
McKinney (ribs) was a full participant at practice Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
McKinney presumably sustained an injury to his ribs during Sunday's game at Dallas, but it doesn't seem to be serious enough to hold him out of any game action. He should play a near every-down role at Washington.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Xavier McKinney: Limited with injury to ribs
McKinney (ribs) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday.
McKinney likely hurt his ribs during Sunday's Week 10 loss to the Cowboys, though he played every snap in that contest, as he has for all 10 of New York's games this season. The extent of the fourth-year safety's injury, and his chances of playing this Sunday versus Washington, should become clearer as Week 11 prep progresses. McKinney has been a nice asset in IDP fantasy leagues of late, posting back-to-back weeks with 10 tackles.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Xavier McKinney: Posts double-digit tackles again
McKinney registered 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's Week 10 loss to the Cowboys.
McKinney finished second on New York in stops in the blowout loss, reaching the double-digit tackle mark for the second straight week. That's a noticeable uptick in his output, as he totaled just eight stops over Weeks 7 and 8 combined. McKinney should be able to maintain a solid fantasy floor if he can continue to make an impact as a tackler, though he hasn't picked off a pass over his past 19 games after recording five interceptions in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Xavier McKinney: Team's top tackler Week 9
McKinney registered 10 tackles (seven solo) in a loss to Las Vegas on Sunday.
McKinney led New York in stops on a day when the team fell behind early and never posed much of a threat. The safety finished with his first double-digit tackle total of the campaign and logged twice as many stops as he did last week versus the Jets. McKinney has yet to notch a pickoff this year, but he's been an every-down starter and has tallied at least five tackles in six of his nine games.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Xavier McKinney: Secures seven stops Sunday
McKinney logged seven tackles (six solo) and a defensed pass Sunday in a Week 2 win over Arizona.
McKinney ranked third on the Giants in stops Sunday, though he also missed on multiple tackle attempts. The fourth-year safety has yet to sit out a defensive snap this season, and he's totaled 11 tackles (seven solo) and three pass defenses through two contests.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Xavier McKinney: Logs four tackles in loss
McKinney recorded four tackles (one solo) and two passes defended in Sunday's 40-0 loss to the Cowboys.
McKinney was on the field for all 55 defensive plays for the Giants, as well as seven special teams snaps (29 percent). It was a rough outing overall in New York, but the safety showed he is a key cog for the team's defense going forward.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Xavier McKinney: Logs limited action in preseason
McKinney played in one of the Giants' three exhibition games, logging 21 snaps on defense against Carolina in Week 2.
McKinney made one tackle in the exhibition Week 2 game while spending most of his time on the sideline. As is par for the course, New York elected to use the preseason slate primarily to evaluate players lower on the depth chart. McKinney is locked in as the Giants' starter at free safety for the coming campaign.... See More ... See Less
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