|Offense||24th||87.7 (25th)||231.7 (17th)|
|Defense||15th||111.3 (18th)||232.0 (13th)|
|24||Apple, Eli||CB||6-1||203||8/9/1995||3||Ohio State|
|55||Armstrong, Ray-Ray||LB||6-3||235||3/5/1991||6||Miami (FL)|
|26||Barkley, Saquon||RB||6-0||233||2/7/1997||R||Penn State|
|Coley, Stacy||WR||6-0||195||5/13/1994||2||Miami (FL)|
|38||Deayon, Donte'||CB||5-9||159||1/28/1994||2||Boise State|
|99||Edwards, Mario||DE||6-3||280||1/25/1994||4||Florida State|
|88||Engram, Evan||TE||6-3||240||9/2/1994||2||Ole Miss|
|74||Flowers, Ereck||T||6-6||334||4/25/1994||4||Miami (FL)|
|30||Hamilton, Antonio||CB||6-0||190||1/24/1993||3||South Carolina State|
|98||Harrison, Damon||DT||6-3||355||11/29/1988||7||William Penn|
|95||Hill, B.J.||DT||6-3||303||4/20/1995||R||North Carolina State|
|20||Jenkins, Janoris||DB||5-10||190||10/29/1988||7||North Alabama|
|33||Jordan, Mike||CB||6-1||200||10/21/1992||3||Missouri Western State|
|10||Manning, Eli||QB||6-5||218||1/3/1981||15||Ole Miss|
|96||Martin, Kareem||LB||6-6||263||2/19/1992||5||North Carolina|
|90||McIntosh, RJ||DT||6-4||283||6/2/1996||R||Miami (FL)|
|29||Moore, Kam||CB||5-11||200||10/1/1996||R||Boston College|
|35||Riley, Curtis||CB||6-0||203||7/18/1992||4||Fresno State|
|2||Rosas, Aldrick||K||6-3||233||12/30/1994||2||Southern Oregon|
|57||Stupar, Nate||LB||6-2||240||3/14/1988||6||Penn State|
|3||Tanney, Alex||QB||6-3||209||11/11/1987||3||Monmouth (Ill.)|
|54||Vernon, Olivier||LB||6-2||270||10/7/1990||7||Miami (FL)|
|23||Webb, B.W.||DB||5-11||188||5/3/1990||5||William & Mary|
|57||Armbrister, Thurston (IR)||LB||6-2||239||12/25/1992||3||Miami (FL)|
|Beal, Sam (IR)||DB||6-1||180||8/30/1996||R||Western Michigan|
|61||Becton, Nick (IR)||T||6-5||328||2/11/1990||4||Virginia Tech|
|65||Gates, Nick (IR)||G||6-5||312||11/27/1995||R||Nebraska|
|75||Halapio, Jon (IR)||G||6-3||317||6/23/1991||2||Florida|
|60||Sokoli, Kristjan (IR)||DT||6-5||297||9/24/1991||2||Buffalo|
|27||Thompson, Darian (IR)||DB||6-2||211||9/22/1993||3||Boise State|
|47||Unga, Uani' (IR)||LB||6-1||233||12/28/1987||2||Brigham Young|
|79||Williams, Jordan (IR)||LB||6-4||262||3/23/1993||1||Tennessee|
|Williams, Jalen (IR)||WR||6-3||205||//||R||Massachusetts|
|Eligwe, Ukeme||LB||6-2||239||4/27/1994||2||Georgia Southern|
|34||Haley, Grant||DB||5-9||185||1/6/1996||R||Penn State|
|Mihalik, Brian||T||6-9||315||8/21/1992||3||Boston College|
|91||Moss, Avery||LB||6-3||269||9/16/1994||2||Youngstown State|
|27||Pressley, Jhurrell||RB||5-11||198||5/20/1992||1||New Mexico|
|66||Salako, Victor||T||6-6||316||11/4/1993||1||Oklahoma State|
When former Raiders' punter Marquette King signed with the Broncos, it was almost certain Dixon would be traded. Dixon accrued 162 punts over his first two seasons and averaged 45.7 yards per punt with 51 landing inside the 20.
Davis missed the first two games of the 2018 season due to a hamstring injury but appears to have gotten healthy. The depth linebacker will work to suit up against the Texans on Sunday, and serve as a special teams option and backup inside linebacker.
Riley suffered a hamstring injury nearly two weeks ago during practice, but it appears the long recovery time has helped him get back to full strength. Expect Riley, who was operating as the starting free safety in Sunday's practice, to be back for Friday's preseason game against the Lions.
Wynn's one-year deal will keep the Richmond native in New York for at least the 2018 season. Although he serves primarily as a backup, the Giants feel comfortable with the 27-year-old's versatility to play both inside and outside. With a new defensive scheme and switch to an attacking 3-4 defense, New York will need all the help it can get from a deep front seven.
The Giants' 2017 second-rounder made at least one tackle in all but one game for the team as a rookie. The defensive line was one of the lone bright spots for the Giants in 2017, as the unit also includes Jason Pierre-Paul, Damon Harrison and Olivier Vernon. Tomlinson has three years remaining on his contract with the Giants and he projects to once again start at defensive tackle alongside Harrison in 2018.
Although he remains with the Giants organization, Perkins doesn't count on the 90-man roster. Coach Pat Shurmur spoke of the importance of that spot, telling Michael Eisen of the team's official site, "We wanted the roster spot." Only moments before, Shurmur relayed Perkins will require a "significant" amount of time to recover from surgery on his left pectoral. While Perkins focuses on rehab, rookie Saquon Barkley will aim to lock down a workhorse role, despite the presence of free-agent pickup Jonathan Stewart and second-year back Wayne Gallman.
Edwards has missed 18 games in three seasons since Oakland made him a second-round selection in 2015. Even when healthy, the Florida State product hasn't provided the type of impact the team likely expected from him, notching just 5.5 sacks and 71 tackles in 30 games. The Raiders could save over $1.2 million in cap space by letting him go, though the team would likely need to feel very comfortable with offseason defensive end pickups Frostee Rucker and Tank Carradine to do so.
Harrison has been sidelined for the last several practices due to an undisclosed injury. The injury does not appear to be serious given the Giants' willingness to throw him back onto the field this quickly. Harrison ranks as one of the league's best interior defensive linemen and figures to be a catalyst for the Giants' defensive front again in 2018.
Hamilton suffered his injury early on in the first quarter of Sunday's game. His exit leaves the team with three healthy cornerbacks. Look for Janoris Jenkins, Donte Deayon and B.W. Webb to see significant work the rest of the way.
Apple was unable to practice Wednesday and Thursday after suffering the groin injury Sunday night against the Cowboys, so him being unable to play is unsurprising. B.W. Webb and Donte Deayon should see increased roles with Apple sidelined versus Houston.
Armstrong spent his first 10 contests of the regular season in San Francisco, where he racked up 54 tackles (39 solo), one sack, two passes defensed, two interceptions and one forced fumble before being released in late November. The Giants primarily used Armstrong on special teams, but he finally saw more than 20 defensive snaps in each of the team's final two games of the season. If Armstrong is able to make the final roster in 2018, he'd once again provide depth at outside linebacker.
Coley was claimed off of waivers by the Giants on Wednesday after being released by the Vikings earlier in the week. Although he's still likely learning the system, the second-year pro could suit up for the contest considering the Giants would only have four active wideouts without him.
Clay suffered an ankle injury during the team's loss to Dallas, but the reason for his being sidelined during Week 3 remains undisclosed. In Clay's absence, Odell Beckham or Sterling Shepard could see work returning punts against the Texans on Sunday.
Sokoli played only three defensive snaps prior to sustaining the injury. The 26-year-old could also serve as an interior offensive lineman, but his likeliest path to a roster spot remains as a reserve defensive lineman.
Omameh has played in 53 regular-season games (with 44 starts) for the Buccaneers, Bears and Jaguars since going undrafted out of Michigan in 2013. He should be in competition for a starting job at guard after the Giants failed to lure in Andrew Norwell, who was the top available guard in this year's class of free agents.
Barwin's practiced reps escalated throughout the week, as he was limited Thursday and then ultimately able to go through a full session Friday. He will now enter the weekend without an injury designation, so expect the linebacker to be a full go in Houston.
Thomas totaled 27 tackles (16 solo) and one pass defensed in 13 games for the Dolphins last season. The 29-year-old is likely to serve as a veteran depth option in the secondary for the Giants and could also contribute on special teams.
The terms of Greco's deal aren't known, but the Giants saw enough from the veteran guard in his month and a half with the team last season to justify extending his contract. With Weston Richburg and Justin Pugh set to become free agents this offseason, the 32-year-old Greco could merit consideration for a starting role on the interior of the offensive line, though his age likely renders him a stopgap solution. Greco's prior history with new Giants head coach Pat Shurmur, who the veteran played under during previous stints with the Rams and Browns, should help Greco's cause for seeing regular snaps in 2018.
Jenkins left practice due to a family matter earlier this week, but his return to practice Friday seems to indicate that the cornerback's Week 2 status is not in jeopardy. Expect Jenkins to suit up against the Cowboys on Sunday.
Williams was unlikely to make the roster regardless of his injury status. The 25-year-old appeared in just one game for the Giants last season.
The Giants wanted to get Beckham the ball early and often, but quarterback Eli Manning massively struggled to find enough time in the pocket to consistently deliver the receiver a clean pass. Even when Manning did get a chance to lock and load, his accuracy left much to be desired, and Beckham's stat line was one of the biggest victims to be hit. Beckham owners can nonetheless take solace in the fact he ultimately led all Giants wideouts in targets by a comfortable margin, but it's crucial to keep in mind that it could prove difficult for Beckham to realize his massive potential on a weekly basis if he continues to see low-quality looks.
Stupar was released by the Saints Tuesday, but it did not take long for the Giants to scoop him up. The special teams' stud tore his ACL last season, but ultimately fought his way back to earn a spot on the Saints' 53-man roster. While that was ultimately short-lived, he made enough of an impression to earn another shot with the Giants. He will presumably provide depth at linebacker, while focusing primarily on special teams.
Engram limped off the field in the second quarter of Sunday's 27-22 win in Houston and wasn't seen for the remainder of the contest. During post-game media availability, he relayed that he "didn't feel right" and "couldn't go" after picking up the knee injury. If he misses any time, the Giants will turn to Rhett Ellison at tight end.
Wheeler will start over Ereck Flowers, who has struggled in pass protection through two games this season. It'll be a tough matchup Sunday with a pass rush that features J.J. Watt.
Stewart logged just five offensive snaps -- the same amount as fellow backup Wayne Gallman -- Sunday night, and while he outpaced Gallman in carries two to one, Gallman recorded one catch for 11 yards out of the backfield. Regardless, given the high usage of rookie star Saquon Barkley, there doesn't appear to be much of a role for either Stewart or Gallman in the backfield at this time.
Thompson, a 2016 third-round pick, played in all 16 games for the Giants in 2017, recording 61 total tackles and one interception. He cleared waivers when originally released on Sep. 1, but he may find an opportunity with another team should injuries arise once he's back at full health.
Martin was one of five running backs to make the Giants' initial 53-man roster, but he didn't last long once the team needed to clear room for linebacker Nate Stupar, who was recently let go by the Saints. The undrafted rookie will now return to the free-agent market if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Eligwe is taking aim at a 53-man roster spot as a reserve at middle linebacker again after appearing in 14 games in that role last season. The second-year linebacker likely sits in good position to do so, assuming his foot issue is behind him.
The 2015 first-round pick will be replaced by second-year undrafted pro Chad Wheeler. Change was needed on the Giants' offensive front since quarterback Eli Manning was constantly under siege. According to Pro Football Focus, Flowers allowed 11 pressures over the first two games while no other Giants lineman yielded more than five.
Manning was at the mercy of his underwhelming offensive line in this one, frequently throwing check-down after check-down without leading his team to a single point in its first six possessions. The quarterback was ultimately sacked six times before the final whistle and never proved effective moving the ball through the air until garbage time. While his fantasy stock will continue to be buoyed by the impressive talent around him at each skill position, Manning's porous offensive line and terrible pocket presence limit his upside.
Webb is slated to start across from Janoris Jenkins, but the duo will remain busy while attempting to cover Texans receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller, who had a breakout game in Week 2 after returning from a hamstring injury. Expect Donte Deayon and Antonio Hamilton to provide Jenkins and Webb with depth in the secondary.
Since going undrafted in 2016, Russell has bounced around between a few different practice squads, including the likes of Cincinnati and Arizona. He's been unable to earn a spot on an active roster, however, so despite signing with the Giants on Monday, there's a good chance he's a casualty of roster cuts as offseason and preseason activities commence over the next few months.
It looks like Deayon still has some work to do before he is back to being a full participant in practice, but he'll likely be looking to get back on the field as soon as possible given that he is currently sitting on the roster bubble. He'll be working toward being healthy enough to play in Friday's preseason game against the Jets.
Ogletree was one of three Giants to play all 53 defensive snaps and was the only linebacker to do so. Ogletree has been a key piece to a defense that has been solid through the first two weeks, and he'll look to remain steady in his production in order to avoid the inconsistency that plagued him in Los Angeles in 2017.
'Unga, a one-time starter for the Giants back in 2015, spent the entire season on injured reserve with an unknown injury. He'll need to get healthy in order to land another contract.
Beal will require surgery on his injured right shoulder and does not yet have a timetable for return. The rookie cornerback was no guarantee to even make the Giants' 53-man roster, so his absence should not affect the team in any serious way.
Pressley joined the Giants late in the preseason with the team in need of another body in the backfield for their final preseason games. While Pressley won't be on the final roster this year, he is now a candidate to make New York's practice squad if no one else claims him.
Penny played 16 games for the Cardinals as a rookie, but spent the first part of his third season on Arizona's practice squad (as he did in 2016). The Giants' starting fullback, Shane Smith, struggled through two weeks and was subsequently waived Wednesday, so Penny will get a good look at the role. Still, Penny does not project to be fantasy relevant as he'll presumably be used more in a blocking role.
While Gallman appears to be the clear No. 2 in the backfield behind Saquon Barkley, there doesn't appear to be much work available given the rookie's heavy usage Sunday night. Barkley not only rushed the ball 11 times for 28 yards, but he was also targeted 16 times in the passing game and posted a team-high 14 receptions. An expanded opportunity would likely only come for Gallman should Barkley suffer an injury.
While Moore's hamstring wasn't believed to be serious, it still left him sidelined for about a week and a half. The rookie is currently on the roster bubble as a sixth-round pick from this year's draft.
After playing sparingly during his first three seasons in the league, Martin seemed to turn a corner in 2017, ultimately finishing the season with 24 tackles, one sack and three pass breakups over 16 games -- including 10 starts. The 2014 third-rounder has the looks of an up-and-coming outside linebacker who, at the very least, will provide the Giants' linebacking corps with much-needed depth.
Jordan went down last week against the Seahawks. However, his full participation Thursday suggests he isn't in line to miss any time.
Through his first six seasons in the league, Tanney has only made one appearance, which came back with the Titans in 2015. Still, the Giants seem to feel confident in a 30-year-old being the main backup to the 37-year-old Manning. The Giants also have rookie Kyle Lauletta on the depth chart.
Collins finished tied with fellow defensive stars Alec Ogletree and Janoris Jenkins for a team high in tackles, and all three were the only Giants to play every snap on defense. Collins is still considered one of the best safeties in the NFL and is off to a decent start in 2018 with 11 total tackles through the first two weeks.
The Giants will play without their top pass rusher for a third consecutive game to open the season, leaving Connor Barwin (knee) and Lorenzo Carter to fill in at outside linebacker. With starting cornerback Eli Apple (groin) also ruled out, the Houston passing attack sees a favorable matchup become even more friendly.
Simonson spent all of 2017 on injured reserve with the Panthers and wasn't tendered an offer by the club this offseason. The Giants will give him a shot instead, clearing the way for his signing by waiving Aaron Davis with an injury designation.
Becton was placed on injured reserve after injuring his ankle late in the preseason, but he will now be free to find a new home after he and the Giants agreed to an injury settlement. He will likely now pursue a reserve role with another club.
Mihalik was originally considered questionable to play due to some sort of illness. His availability Sunday is a fortunate development for a Lions offensive line that will be without T.J. Lang (foot) and Rick Wagner (ankle).
It's unclear what Armbrister is dealing with. If he reaches an injury settlement with the Giants, Armbrister will be able to sign elsewhere. He'd likely be limited to a special teams role in such a scenario, as the 24-year-old hasn't played an NFL snap since 2016.
Jenkins was released by the Bears this past weekend as they cut their roster down to 53. The defensive tackle has bounced around the league a bit, playing in 59 games with 23 starts for the Saints (2013-16), Seattle Seahawks (2016) and Bears (2017), recording 121 tackles (67 solo), six tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
It's unclear whether Shepard participated in a full capacity just two days after dislocating his finger, but the fact that he was out on the practice field is a great sign for the wideout. Even if he was limited, moving forward, the injury likely isn't anything too serious for Shepard.
Halapio was placed on injured reserve Wednesday and jumped right into surgery. With that, the expectation is that Halapio will be ready for the start of the 2019 season.
Moss filled a situational role as a rookie last season, logging 14 tackles (10 solo), two pass breakups and one forced fumble through 11 games. He'll continue to man that spot, as the Giants could certainly use his contributions in pass defense. However, Moss likely won't get enough snaps behind Olivier Vernon and Connor Barwin to achieve IDP relevance.
Ellison's involvement in the passing game comes as a bit of surprise, regardless of how sparse it was. With Evan Engram in front of him on the depth chart and the likes of Odell Beckham and Saquon Barkey in the offensive mix, Ellison remains a fantasy afterthought.
Rosas benefited from the Giants electing to kick a field goal late in Sunday's game when they were down two scores, giving him a second sub-40-yard field goal on the evening. Rosas is certainly a talented and reliable kicker for New York, but the team's current inability to move the ball on offense could continue to hurt his fantasy value.
Goodson dealt with shin and ankle injuries throughout 2017, eventually landing on injured reserve ahead of the season finale. He finished with 53 tackles and a forced fumble in seven games, despite logging only 374 defensive snaps (53.4 per contest). The Giants traded for Ogletree to stabilize a linebacking corps that's long been problematic, but it doesn't seem the new acquisition will put Goodson out of a starting job. It is possible Goodson will be limited to a two-down role, as Ogletree figures to stay on the field for all three downs. There's also some chance the situation will need to be revisited after the NFL Draft.
Lauletta lost the battle for the backup QB role with the Giants to Alex Tanney. With Tanney operating as the No. 2 and the team relatively healthy, Lauletta is a healthy scratch.
While it wasn't the most efficient outing we've ever seen, fantasy owners need to be happy with the fact that the Giants found many ways to get Barkley the ball, despite New York trailing almost the entire game. In fact, Wayne Gallman was only used to siphon one target away all night, and Barkley ultimately finished the day having paced his team in most receiving categories by a comfortable margin. The rookie's fantasy stock is dampened by the Giants' general inability to move the ball, but Barkley's still being given one of the heaviest workloads among all running backs across the league and will nonetheless remain an elite fantasy option at his position.
He actually had the biggest play from scrimmage of the day, a 37-yard catch from Eli Manning. Latimer is the team's No. 3 receiver, but the No. 5 option in the passing game when you include tight end Evan Engram and tailback Saquon Barkley.
Selected in the third round of this year's draft, Carter was slated to begin his career as a reserve pass rusher until Vernon suffered a high-ankle sprain exactly two weeks ago (Aug. 26, to be precise). As long as Vernon remains in recovery mode, Carter will get the nod on the weak side after accruing 14 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss in 83 games at Georgia.
Mauro, who remains eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games, could possibly have the suspension reduced if he chooses to appeal the decision. Assuming the suspension sticks, the Giants will now be approaching the 2018 season with even more concerns at defensive end, making it increasingly likely the team addresses the position via the upcoming draft.
Gates has a chance to return after Week 8, but the odds of that happening seem slim to none at the moment. The Giants are likely to allocate their midseason injured reserve promotion on a more impactful player. In all likelihood, Gates will have to compete for a roster spot in 2019.