|Offense||25th||89.8 (25th)||217.8 (18th)|
|Defense||31st||132.6 (30th)||267.8 (30th)|
|89||Adams, Jerell||TE||6-5||254||12/31/1992||2||South Carolina|
|24||Apple, Eli||CB||6-1||201||8/9/1995||2||Ohio State|
|29||Berhe, Nat||FS||5-11||195||7/6/1991||4||San Diego State|
|38||Deayon, Donte||DB||5-9||163||1/28/1994||1||Boise State|
|85||Ellison, Rhett||TE||6-5||255||10/3/1988||6||Southern California|
|88||Engram, Evan||TE||6-3||240||9/2/1994||R||Ole Miss|
|74||Flowers, Ereck||T||6-6||325||4/25/1994||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|58||Grant, Curtis||LB||6-2||249||12/28/1992||1||Ohio State|
|53||Harris, Nigel||MLB||6-0||230||12/7/1994||R||South Florida|
|98||Harrison, Damon||DT||6-3||341||11/29/1988||6||William Penn|
|68||Hart, Bobby||T||6-4||316||8/21/1994||3||Florida State|
|20||Jenkins, Janoris||CB||5-10||190||10/29/1988||6||North Alabama|
|77||Jerry, John||G||6-5||335||6/14/1986||8||Ole Miss|
|69||Jones, Brett||C||6-2||312||7/29/1991||3||Regina (Canada)|
|59||Kennard, Devon||OLB||6-4||256||6/24/1991||4||Southern California|
|18||Lewis, Roger||WR||6-0||203||11/27/1993||2||Bowling Green|
|10||Manning, Eli||QB||6-5||220||1/3/1981||14||Ole Miss|
|91||Moss, Avery||DE||6-3||271||9/16/1994||R||Youngstown State|
|46||Munson, Calvin||MLB||6-0||241||12/27/1994||R||San Diego State|
|90||Pierre-Paul, Jason||DE||6-5||275||1/1/1989||8||South Florida|
|83||Raymond, Kalif||WR||5-9||160||8/8/1994||2||Holy Cross|
|41||Rodgers-Cromartie, Dominique||CB||6-2||203||4/7/1986||10||Tennessee State|
|2||Rosas, Aldrick||K||6-2||221||12/30/1994||1||Southern Oregon|
|19||Rudolph, Travis||WR||6-0||190||9/15/1995||R||Florida State|
|45||Skinner, Deontae||LB||6-1||241||12/18/1990||3||Mississippi State|
|3||Smith, Geno||QB||6-3||221||10/10/1990||5||West Virginia|
|43||Smith, Shane||TE||6-1||241||8/21/1993||R||San Jose State|
|27||Thompson, Darian||FS||6-2||208||9/22/1993||2||Boise State|
|54||Vernon, Olivier||DE||6-2||262||10/7/1990||6||Miami (Fla.)|
|63||Wheeler, Chad||T||6-7||312||1/19/1994||R||Southern California|
|64||Banks, Josh (IR)||DT||6-3||290||6/13/1994||R||Wake Forest|
|13||Beckham, Odell (IR)||WR||5-11||198||11/5/1992||4||LSU|
|65||Dunker, Jessamen (IR)||T||6-4||315||1/18/1993||R||Tennessee State|
|17||Harris, Dwayne (IR)||WR||5-11||206||9/16/1987||7||East Carolina|
|44||Herzlich, Mark (IR)||OLB||6-5||236||9/1/1987||7||Boston College|
|82||Johnson, Keeon (IR)||WR||6-3||216||12/31/1994||R||Virginia|
|15||Marshall, Brandon (IR)||WR||6-5||232||3/23/1984||12||UCF|
|83||Norwood, Kevin (IR)||WR||6-2||212||9/23/1989||3||Alabama|
|78||Okwara, Romeo (IR)||DE||6-4||271||6/17/1995||2||Notre Dame|
|70||Richburg, Weston (IR)||C||6-4||300||7/9/1991||4||Colorado State|
|57||Robinson, Keenan (IR)||OLB||6-3||245||7/7/1989||6||Texas|
|71||Schwan, Evan (IR)||DE||6-6||261||6/28/1994||R||Penn State|
|55||Thomas, J.T. (IR)||OLB||6-1||230||8/15/1988||7||West Virginia|
|47||Unga, Uani' (IR)||LB||6-1||233||12/28/1987||2||Brigham Young|
|Williams, Jalen (IR)||WR||6-3||205||//||R||Massachusetts|
|97||Williams, Ishaq (IR)||DE||6-4||253||2/22/1993||1||Notre Dame|
|Becton, Nick||T||6-6||322||2/11/1990||4||Virginia Tech|
|86||Bundy, Marquis||WR||6-4||215||8/5/1994||2||New Mexico|
|Dixon, Brandon||DB||5-11||203||4/26/1990||2||Northwest Missouri State|
|36||Murphy, Ryan||DB||6-1||214||10/14/1992||1||Oregon State|
Picks that have signed are:
Fourth-round guard Terry Poole, fourth-round guard Mark Glowinski, sixth-round defensive end Obum Gwacham, fifth-round cornerback Tye Smith, sixth-round center Kristjan Sokoli and seventh-round safety Ryan Murphy.
Smith and Johnson vied for the job throughout the offseason and preseason, with the latter even earning a start at one point. However, Smith must have proved the health of his right knee enough to earn the trust of the coaching staff. Although Eli Manning has started 199 consecutive regular-season games, Smith will now be called upon in garbage time or in the event of an injury. Rounding out the QB depth chart is 2017 second-round pick Davis Webb.
Though Wynn was able to shake off the knee injury ahead of the Week 10 contest, he looks bound to see a role reduction with Olivier Vernon (ankle) returning from a four-game absence. Wynn should still be included in the team's defensive end rotation, but he'll likely pick up snaps only when Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul require a breather.
With Johnathan Hankins on the way out, the Giants had a need for a big defensive tackle. Tomlinson is certainly that at 6-foot-3, 310 pounds, but he also did well with his athletic testing at the Combine. He likely won't be an IDP factor, but Tomlinson should be a good replacement for Hankins as a run stopper.
LaCosse had been active for the Giants' previous three games but did not record a reception. The 25-year-old could end up on the team's practice squad if he clears waivers.
He's the fourth string back for now behind Orleans Darkwa, Wayne Gallman and Shane Vereen.
Cockrell wasn't seeming likely to make the final roster, so it's smart for the Steelers to get something in return, rather than release him. With the Giants, Cockrell will provide depth behind starters Janoris Jenkins and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
Thomas suffered some sort of groin injury this past Monday against the Lions. His absence should open up more snaps for Keenan Robinson and Curtis Grant.
Harrison was carted off the field after sustaining an ankle injury in Sunday's loss to the 49ers. Robert Thomas would be the most likely candidate to fill in at defensive tackle should Harrison ultimately be unable to go in Week 11.
Apple went down with an ankle injury in mid-August and has been slowed down by it since. However, he finally appears to be recovered from the issue. The 22-year-old recorded 51 tackles, one forced fumble, one interception and seven passes defended in his rookie season, and will look to improve on those numbers this year.
Facing one of the most porous run defenses in the league, Darkwa was able to post a healthy average of five yards per carry while leading the team in backfield touches for the fourth consecutive game. The Giants unexpectedly trailed throughout, however, preventing him from receiving a more generous workload. Darkwa continues to make the most of his increased opportunity and has now produced at least 72 scrimmage yards in four of the last five outings. He should continue to shoulder the majority of the load next week against the Chiefs.
Capi suffered a hamstring injury in Week 7 and was subsequently waived by the team. He reverted to to the Giants' IR after he cleared waivers, but he and the team have since reached an injury settlement. Capi is now free to find a new opportunity once his health allows him to do so.
As was the case with fellow cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie earlier this season, Jenkins' suspension lasted all of one game, with the Giants' top cover man sitting out the blowout loss to the Rams on Sunday. It's expected that Jenkins will step back into a starting role Week 10 against the 49ers, likely resulting in reduced responsibilities for Ross Cockrell, who logged a season-high 64 defensive snaps in the game against Los Angeles.
Jerry was held out of Wednesday's practice entirely due to the mouth issue, but the day off looks to have been all he needed. Expect Jerry to be active for Sunday's home contest against the Seahawks.
The Giants are dealing with more significant injuries at linebacker than defensive end heading into their Week 10 matchup with the 49ers, so Williams was deemed an expendable member of the roster. Though he's now been waived by the Giants twice this season, Williams could rejoin the club's practice squad if he goes unclaimed off waivers.
In addition to Beckham, the Giants now use an IR spot for fellow receiver Dwayne Harris (foot), who is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday. This opened up roster spots for Tavarres King and Travis Rudolph. It's expected that Brandon Marshall (ankle) will soon join Beckham and Harris on IR after undergoing his own season-ending surgery Tuesday, leaving Sterling Shepard (ankle) as the Giants' new unquestioned top receiver. Those absences are also likely to open up starting roles for holdover Roger Lewis and King, who were both listed as members of the first team along with Shepard on the Giants' unofficial depth chart heading into Sunday's game against the Broncos, according to Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record. Tight end Evan Engram, who boasts enough speed to line up out wide, could also benefit from increased targets with the losses of Beckham, Marshall and Harris creating a major void in the Giants' passing attack.
Engram averaged just 5.2 yards per catch in this one, but he salvaged his day from a fantasy perspective with a nine-yard touchdown grab just before half time. The rookie has surpassed 62 receiving yards just twice this season, but he now has five touchdowns to his name after scoring in four straight games. Engram's fantasy value continues to grow as he serves as the team's top red zone threat, and he'll look to keep it going next week against the Chiefs.
Harris was one of two of the team's linebackers to come out of Sunday's loss to the Rams with an injury, though his was evidently more severe than Keenan Robinson's (quadriceps). The Giants signed Deontae Skinner from the Raiders' practice squad to add depth at linebacker with Harris ruled out for the season.
Thompson was supposed to be the Giants' starting free safety last season, but a foot injury limited the rookie to only two contests. Now healthy, Thompson is looking to make 2017 a bounce-back campaign after spending last season studying the defense on the sideline. However, backup Andrew Adams was impressive during OTAs and could give Thompson a run for his money during training camp.
Pierre-Paul has been inconsistent this season, but his average of 4.5 tackles per game is good for a defensive end. Still, fantasy owners would likely appreciate a surge of sacks from Pierre-Paul, and he'll have a good opportunity to do that against 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard, who has been sacked on nine percent of his dropbacks, ranking 28th in the league.
Jones makes his return to a reserve role Sunday.
Adams notched 46 tackles, five passes defensed and one interception over 14 games last season as a replacement for Darian Thompson, who missed almost the entire year with a foot injury. However, with Thompson back to full health, it appears as if he is the favorite to claim the starting free safety role. While Adams is a dark horse, it's tough to rule out the 24-year-old completely, making this training camp battle quite intriguing.
Assuming he plays, the rookie will make his career debut in Sunday's game against the Eagles. Williams came into the league as a linebacker, but he will be playing defensive end for the foreseeable future. He figures to help provide depth at the position.
Thomas was limited on Wednesday with the calf injury, but after a full session Thursday, the reserve defensive lineman should be ready to go for Sunday's matchup with the Rams.
Webb, a rookie third-round pick out of California, has yet to make his NFL debut. So long as starter Eli Manning and top backup Geno Smith both remain healthy, Webb is unlikely to dress on game days.
Manning completed a superb 76 percent of his passes and finished with his third-highest yardage total of the season. He completed touchdown passes to Evan Engram and Roger Lewis, giving him multiple scores for the second straight week. Manning has yet to put together a consistent run of strong form this season and has 14 touchdowns compared to 10 turnovers, but he's played more effectively of late and will go up against a beatable Chiefs defense in Week 11.
'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.
Harris' placement on IR comes as no surprise after the receiver was ruled out for the season due to a fractured foot he sustained in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. Harris is set to undergo surgery Tuesday, with the expectation being that he'll be ready to go for the start of the 2018 campaign.
Skinner had landed with the Raiders' practice squad after the Giants waived him earlier this season. With three linebackers on the Giants' active roster nursing injuries and Nigel Harris (ribs) moving to injured reserve, Skinner will be brought back to address depth at the position. Unless all of Jonathan Casillas (neck), Keenan Robinson (quadriceps) and B.J. Goodson (ankle) are ruled out for the Week 10 game against the 49ers, don't expect Skinner to see significant snaps on defense.
Richburg's absence for the remainder of the campaign means Brett Jones should start at center for the Giants the rest of the way. He will attempt to recover and return to the field for 2018.
Hart missed Week 3 after hurting his ankle in Week 2. However, after fitting in limited practice sessions Thursday and Friday, he appears to be good to go moving forward.
Powe was waived off injured reserve by the Giants at the close of the preseason with a hamstring injury. If the 23-year-old ever joins the 53-man roster, he could potentially have a solid chance to contribute given the season-ending injuries sustained by three Giants receivers Sunday.
Bromley is in line to be the top defensive tackle for the Giants, so putting him back into the game would be unnecessary. Knee sprains can be tricky, but it's a good sign that he was listed as questionable to return instead of out. Bromley's next opportunity to take the field will be Thursday in New England, the last preseason contest.
The Giants signed Rudolph after losing three wideouts to season-ending injuries in the Week 5 loss to the Chargers, but despite those absences, the Florida State product hasn't been able to carve out much of a role within the offense. He's caught three of seven targets for 32 yards while dressing for the past three contests, production that wasn't good enough for the Giants to keep him active Sunday as the No. 5 wideout.
Gallman was once again Orleans Darkwa's backup, and Paul Perkins played only on special teams.
Berhe did not practice Wednesday, but the calf injury doesn't look to be anything too serious following Thursday's session. Look for Berhe to be a full go Sunday against the Rams.
Bundy was initially brought onto the team to add depth to a banged up receiver corps. He caught seven passes for 103 yards this preseason, but the Giants picked Tavarres King (ankle) and Dwayne Harris (upper body) as their depth receivers instead. At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, expect Bundy to be a prime candidate for the practice squad.
The Giants had already ruled out three linebackers (Keenan Robinson, B.J. Goodson and Devon Kennard) due to injury earlier this week, so Casillas' return from a three-game absence comes at a fortunate time. Despite seeing hefty snap counts in his first five appearances of the season, Casillas only managed 19 tackles and no turnovers, limiting his IDP utility as a result.
Robinson suffered a quad injury in Week 9's loss to the Rams, bringing his season to a sudden halt. The veteran linebacker missed the first two games of the season with a concussion but then went on to play in the next six contests (three starts) -- recording 32 tackles (20 solo) in the process. Look for Jonathan Casillas to take on a larger role for the remainder of the season with Robinson sidelined.
Shepard was the most heavily-targeted Giant by a comfortable margin while leading the team in catches and posting a new career high in receiving yardage. He returned from a three-week absence last week and produced at an acceptable level, but he doubled his output in this favorable matchup and seems to be embracing his new role as the team's top wideout. Shepard faces a significant opportunity to shine over the second half of the season and will look to exploit a beatable Chiefs defense in Week 11.
Normally one of the team's top tacklers, Collins didn't record even an assist, and we have to imagine his ankle injury was a factor. Check back on his practice status this week, but when healthy, Collins is one of the elite IDPs at the safety spot.
Vereen's role had shrunk the last few games, but he saw more snaps Sunday and got back involved as a pass catcher. As a third-down back, his ceiling is limited, especially in this offense.
Norwood was not considered a likely candidate to make the final roster before sustaining the injury. He will remain on the team's IR for the remainder of the season unless the two parties reach an injury settlement.
The Giants appear to be doing some shuffling around at this point in the season in order to get a closer look at some of the talent that's within the organization. Raymond signed with New York's practice squad for the second time this season two weeks ago and will now get an opportunity to join the team's wide receiver corps.
Dunker was waived with an injury designation Wednesday due to the foot injury he suffered in the opening days of training camp.
After only playing 15 defensive snaps in 14 games last season, Herzlich has been battling for a share of the snaps with Devon Kennard. If he cannot prove himself, though, he'll likely return to being a specialist.
Vernon was making his return following a four-game absence due to an ankle injury. He also recorded four tackles (three solo) to go along with third quarter pick. The 27-year-old saw a healthy workload in his return, playing 54 of a potential 61 defensive snaps.
With the Chiefs dealing with a couple of injuries on the offensive line, they'll bring in Becton to add some insurance and depth, though they won't add him to the 53-man roster just yet. Becton spent the offseason with the Lions before being released at the start of the regular season.
The Giants continue to revamp their linebacking corps as Ayers is the third addition in the past two weeks. The veteran linebacker most recently played with the Colts last season, recording 21 tackles and two sacks across 16 games. Ayers could play a sizeable defensive role with his new team right out of the gate given the long list of injuries with which the Giants are currently dealing.
Okwara sprained his knee in practice last week. It appears that his timetable for recovery is relatively long, as the team has opted to place him on the IR. He was played sparingly on defense, so his absence shouldn't affect the Giants' current production.
The extent of injury is relatively unknown at this point. In the meantime, Curtis Grant should witness a spike in usage on special teams.
The details surrounding Kennard's quadriceps injury aren't clear. His participation in practice Thursday and Friday will be more indicative of his availability for Sunday's game against the Niners.
King and Roger Lewis are the co-No. 2 receivers opposite Sterling Shepard right now, but both are distant seconds, and also well behind tight end Evan Engram in the pecking order.
After landing on the Giants' injury report Thursday, Adams closed out the week with back-to-back limited sessions. The preceding wasn't exactly enough to forecast inactive status in Week 17, but the offense will nonetheless roll with Will Tye as the obvious No. 1 tight end. Due to the team's liberal use of TEs, though, Larry Donnell will likely earn some snaps as well Sunday.
Halapio will join the 53-man roster to provide some additional depth on the interior of the offensive line with Weston Richburg (concussion) at risk of missing Sunday's game against the Chargers. It's not expected that Halapio would be a candidate to start at center in that contest, as backup Brett Jones is the more likely player to enter the lineup in Richburg's stead if necessary. The 26-year-old Halapio, a sixth-round pick of the Patriots in 2014, has yet to make an NFL appearance.
The rookie has been limited to just six special teams snaps through the Giants' first four games, but his availability isn't insignificant with starting defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle) unavailable. Even so, Kerry Wynn is in line to start in Vernon's stead, so Moss is just expected to act as insurance along the defensive line and probably won't be in store for a significant workload.
Pugh is expected to miss an extended time with this ailment. This injury makes the Giants' offensive front awfully skimp, as they're missing their center, Weston Richburg (concussion) as well. Expect D.J. Fluker to slot into the left guard position.
Rookie first-round pick Evan Engram is the long-term heir to the starting role at the position and is likely to see more targets in Week 1. Ellison has made his greatest impact as a run and pass blocker throughout his career, hauling in no more than 19 receptions or one touchdown in any of his previous five seasons as a member of the Vikings.
Fluker will start at left guard Sunday because Justin Pugh (back) has been ruled out.
Rosas' 34-yard miss on New York's opening drive of the second half was fifth failed field goal on 15 attempts this season. Although he's made all 14 of his extra points, his poor field-goal conversion rate, as well as the Giants' offensive struggles, have limited Rosas to 44 points through nine appearances.
Goodson will miss his third consecutive game Sunday and his fifth of the season. The second-year pro averaged six tackles in the last four games he's suited up for, but there's no clear timeline for when he'll be available again. One thing's for sure, and that is he'll need to practice in some fashion before getting on the game field. Expect Calvin Munson (quadricepts) to fill the middle linebacker role Sunday.
Though he'll turn 34 years old in March and faces a lengthy rehab from the surgery, Marshall's comments suggest he's already preparing for a 13th NFL season. He'll enter the final year of his contract with the Giants in 2018 and may need to prove he's healthy in training camp in order to avoid being cut by the team leading up to the season.
The Giants aren't practicing Tuesday due to taking a pair of days off following their trip out west this weekend, but the cornerback should be on the practice field Wednesday. Expect Rodgers-Cromartie to be a full go in Sunday's game against the Seahawks.