|Offense||22nd||96.8 (25th)||217.4 (18th)|
|Defense||30th||120.8 (26th)||252.4 (30th)|
|89||Adams, Jerell||TE||6-5||254||12/31/1992||2||South Carolina|
|55||Armstrong, Ray-Ray||OLB||6-3||220||3/5/1991||5||Miami (Fla.)|
|61||Becton, Nick||T||6-6||322||2/11/1990||4||Virginia Tech|
|29||Berhe, Nat||FS||5-11||195||7/6/1991||4||San Diego State|
|86||Bundy, Marquis||WR||6-4||215||8/5/1994||2||New Mexico|
|25||Dixon, Brandon||DB||5-11||203||4/26/1990||2||Northwest Missouri 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.)|
|98||Harrison, Damon||DT||6-3||341||11/29/1988||6||William Penn|
|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|
|71||Mama, Damien||G||6-3||342||6/27/1995||R||Southern California|
|10||Manning, Eli||QB||6-5||220||1/3/1981||14||Ole Miss|
|23||Morris, Darryl||DB||5-10||186||9/4/1990||5||Texas State|
|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|
|36||Murphy, Ryan||DB||6-1||214||10/14/1992||1||Oregon State|
|78||Okwara, Romeo||DE||6-4||271||6/17/1995||2||Notre Dame|
|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|
|84||Sharp, Hunter||WR||5-11||198||4/25/1994||1||Utah 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|
|52||Casillas, Jonathan (IR)||OLB||6-1||226||6/3/1987||9||Wisconsin|
|21||Collins, Landon (IR)||SS||6-0||218||1/10/1994||3||Alabama|
|38||Deayon, Donte' (IR)||DB||5-9||163||1/28/1994||1||Boise State|
|65||Dunker, Jessamen (IR)||T||6-4||315||1/18/1993||R||Tennessee State|
|76||Fluker, D.J. (IR)||G||6-5||345||3/13/1991||5||Alabama|
|93||Goodson, B.J. (IR)||MLB||6-1||241||5/29/1993||2||Clemson|
|58||Grant, Curtis (IR)||LB||6-2||249||12/28/1992||1||Ohio 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|
|20||Jenkins, Janoris (IR)||CB||5-10||190||10/29/1988||6||North Alabama|
|82||Johnson, Keeon (IR)||WR||6-3||216||12/31/1994||R||Virginia|
|12||King, Tavarres (IR)||WR||6-1||192||7/14/1990||3||Georgia|
|15||Marshall, Brandon (IR)||WR||6-5||232||3/23/1984||12||UCF|
|80||Powe, Darius (IR)||WR||6-2||218||3/15/1994||1||California|
|67||Pugh, Justin (IR)||T||6-5||311||8/15/1990||5||Syracuse|
|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|
|45||Skinner, Deontae (IR)||LB||6-1||241||12/18/1990||3||Mississippi State|
|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|
|Scott, Tim||DB||5-11||195||1/25/1993||1||North Carolina|
|McKinnon, Jeremiah||DB||5-10||192||6/29/1993||1||Florida International|
|24||Apple, Eli||CB||6-1||201||8/9/1995||2||Ohio State|
With Landon Collins (ankle) doubtful and Nat Berhe (hamstring) already ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, the Giants were in desperate need of additional safety help. As a result, Murphy will likely dress in Week 15, though he probably won't see an abundance of snaps on defense.
As expected, Smith has yielded backup duty to Davis Webb, but interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo was noncommittal during the week about an appearance for the rookie signal caller. No matter how the QB situation plays out Week 17, Smith may have played his last snap for any squad based in New York City due to his status as a unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
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.
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.
Perkins' stint as a viable starter has likely come and gone. Wayne Gallman is probably the team's leading running back, though the team could re-sign Orleans Darkwa or add competition via the draft or free agency.
Cockrell, who was traded from the Steelers to the Giants just before the start of the regular season, became a starting cornerback in New York and took on additional responsibility after a season-ending injury to Janoris Jenkins (ankle). Cockrell had recorded just two total interceptions throughout his first three years in the league, so a trio of picks in 2017 was a solid development. He'll become an unrestricted free agent in 2018, but the Giants may elect to re-sign the corner.
Harrison is one of the league's premier run-stopping interior linemen and a reliable source of tackles from that spot. Just don't expect many sacks from him as his career-high is 2.5.
Apple drew the ire of teammates and others within the organization for his antics in the locker room and his declining play on the field in 2017, culminating in the Giants suspending him for the season-ending victory over the Redskins on Sunday. While it would appear Apple has many fences to mend if he's to remain with the Giants next season, the front-office and coaching staff turnover could help his case for sticking around. Newly hired general manager Dave Gettleman told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he planned to meet with Apple on Wednesday, presumably to discuss the cornerback's future with the team.
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 both 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.
Darkwa received 20 carries for just the third time this season and responded with 7.7 yards per carry and a career high in rushing yardage. The bulk of his damage came on just the second offensive play of the game, when he went 75 yards for a touchdown to give his side a lead it would never relinquish. Darkwa was ineffective in several games this season and ceded touches to Wayne Gallman at times, but he did record career highs in virtually every rushing category. He will be an unrestricted free agent after this season and could command some attention on the market from teams in need of backfield depth.
Jenkins was spotted in a walking boot following the Giants' loss to the Redskins on Thursday after aggravating the ankle injury that has been bothering him for the better part of two months. Though he's only missed two games this season -- one of which was due to a team-imposed suspension -- Jenkins' play has been impacted by the injury, which compromises his ability to cut and change direction. Even if Jenkins opts to forgo surgery and play the Giants' final five games of the season, he'll likely require surgery for the ankle at some point during the offseason.
Etta-Tawo, who went undrafted out of Syracuse last spring, ended the year on the Giants' practice squad. He'll compete for slotting at the bottom of the depth chart this offseason.
Jerry will be replaced by John Greco at left guard for the remainder of Sunday's game.
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.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, a superior athlete is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a major surgery. Beckham worked out in the weight room Wednesday sans boot as he seeks to regain full mobility in his left ankle, according to Kimberly Jones of NFL Network. Once he achieves that step, Beckham will turn his focus to balance and strength. Considering where he stands, he should be running on all cylinders by the start of the offseason program in April.
Although he avoided any fractures in his ribs, Engram was held out of practice all week and seemingly never stood much chance to play in the season finale. Rhett Ellison and Jerell Adams will take over at tight end this weekend, while Engram finishes his campaign with one of the better stat lines by a rookie tight end in recent memory, though he needed 115 targets to get to 64 catches for 722 yards and six scores. While clearly locked in as a big part of the Giants' future, Engram will have a tough time wrangling 7.7 targets per game next season unless the team deals with another onslaught of injuries to its receiving corps. His projected 2018 value is difficult to gauge, as the Giants will enter the offseason without a clear starting quarterback for the first time since 2004.
Although he managed to stay injury-free, Thompon's second season in the league was a relative disappointment. Not only was tackling an issue -- Thompson missed 13 tackles throughout the season per Pro Football Focus -- but he didn't fare very well in pass coverage either. However, it's fair to view 2017 as his rookie season since Thompson missed most of the 2016 campaign with a sprained foot. This time around, the Boise State product won't have an injury to worry about as he begins preparations for the 2018 campaign.
While the sack total was modest, Pierre-Paul is one of the best tackling defensive ends in the league, and he played all 16 games for the first time since 2014.
Jones makes his return to a reserve role Sunday.
Morris was most recently released by the Colts in early October, and the veteran defensive back has appeared in 48 NFL games with three different teams. With Eli Apple's status this week in doubt while he is away from the team, and Janoris Jenkins potentially needing season-ending surgery, the Giants are dealing with serious depth issues in the secondary, and Morris should add some insurance to the banged-up unit.
Lewis was set for a big role had he been able to get on the field as the Giants were thin at receiver, but they opted to hold him out. Lewis' role with the team is unclear heading into 2018 with Odell Beckham set to return and Sterling Shepard guaranteed a prominent role.
Adams, who played 746 defensive snaps at safety during his rookie campaign in 2016, was primarily used on special teams throughout his second year in the league with the Giants. He'll likely battle for a spot on the team's roster once again in 2018 as he looks to provide depth at safety behind Landon Collins (forearm) and Darian Thompson.
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.
Flowers was questionable entering Sunday's game after being limited due to his groin throughout the week. Look for Chad Wheeler to see the start at left tackle in place of Flowers.
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.
Geno Smith got one start when Ben McAdoo benched Eli Manning, but Manning got his job back, and the Giants never turned to Webb. Webb should be in the mix for a backup spot in 2018, but it's hard to see him competing for the starting job with no experience.
Manning averaged a paltry 4.7 yards per attempt and completed just 36 percent of his passes, but opportunistic touchdowns on the first two drives were enough to earn a win in the finale. The veteran certainly didn't benefit from numerous injuries to the skill positions and poor offensive line play this season, but he finished with his lowest yardage total since 2008 and his lowest touchdown output in any full season in his NFL career. Manning has two years left on his current contract, but the organization's actions earlier this season -- and comments from the player himself -- have led to speculation that he could soon be on the way out. Even if a mid-season regime change could keep him around next year, it is clear that Manning's time as the Giants' option under center is nearly up.
Deayon broke his right forearm in last Thursday's loss to the Redskins, so this move was a mere formality. The rookie cornerback was one of four players placed on injured reserve by the Giants on Monday.
Severin originally signed with the Giants in training camp but didn't survive final roster cuts ahead of the season opener. However, he returned to the team in December by way of signing with the Giants' practice squad and will now again aim to carve out a depth role at receiver this offseason.
'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 exited last Thursday's loss to the Redskins, and while the specifics of the injury remain undisclosed, his 2017 season is over. Akeem Ayers should serve as the primary reserve weak-side linebacker, but the Giants may need to do some additional shuffling, given that they have placed six linebackers on IR this season.
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.
Powe fractured his foot while making his NFL debut Sunday against the Cowboys, a game in which the undrafted rookie secured two of four targets for 13 yards. With his season all but over, Powe will now look to recover in time for the start of offseason workouts next spring.
Bromley has been a rotational defensive tackle this season, averaging just 1.4 tackles per game this season. If he's unable to return, Robert Thomas will fill in for a bulk of the depth snaps.
Gallman received the largest rushing workload of his young career and responded by comfortably notching a new personal best in yardage on the ground. He was curiously uninvolved in the passing game -- he was targeted just once after racking up 19 catches over the last three weeks -- but that can largely be attributed to the Giants playing with a lead for much of the game. With Orleans Darkway set to hit the free agent market, Gallman could enter next season as the top backfield option in Gotham. However, due to plenty of uncertainty under center and along the offensive line, it remains to be seen how valuable that role would actually be from a fantasy perspective.
Scott was trying to make it as a reserve safety behind Landon Collins and Darian Thompson. He'll be eligible to sign elsewhere if he clears waivers.
Berhe was considered questionable to play with a hamstring injury that prevented him from playing last week against the Eagles. Berhe hasn't played a defensive snap in four games, though, and thus isn't close to being in the IDP conversation.
He was promoted from the practice squad for the game and will likely vie for a spot on it in 2018.
Casillas' neck stinger worsened during the Giants' Thanksgiving Day loss to the Redskins, then sidelined him for the Week 13 loss to the Raiders. With Casillas evidently not making much notable progress in recent days, the Giants decided to shut the linebacker down for the season. He'll finish the 2017 campaign with 35 tackles (25 solo) and one pass breakup across eight contests. Casillas will become a free agent this offseason and may have played his last game with the Giants.
Grant was carted off the field of last Thursday's loss to the Redskins with the knee injury. Kelvin Sheppard or the recently claimed Ray-Ray Armstrong should be in line for backup duties at strong-side linebacker going forward.
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 didn't practice all week and never seemed especially likely to play. Injuries to Odell Beckham (ankle) and Brandon Marshall (ankle) left the 2016 second-round pick with an opportunity to front the Giants' receiving corps, but his own injury issues limited Shepard to 11 appearances. Shepard finishes with an efficient stat line of 59 catches for 731 yards and two touchdowns on 84 targets -- good for a 8.7 YPT and 70 percent catch rate -- albeit with 57 percent of his yardage occurring in three games. Shepard was clearly a better player this season than in his rookie campaign, but he nonetheless figures to serve as only the second or third option in the passing game next year. Whoever ends up playing quarterback for the team will have the privilege of throwing to Shepard, Evan Engram (ribs), Beckham and Marshall.
It was fully expected that Collins would be placed on IR after fracturing his right forearm in Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Cardinals, but it wasn't known whether or not he would opt for surgery to address the injury. The procedure likely lengthens Collins' recovery timetable and could impact his availability for Organized Team Activities, but he should be fully healthy for the start of training camp next summer. Andrew Adams is expected to start at safety in Collins' place in the season finale against the Redskins.
It's unclear what the future holds for Vereen as he's a free agent this offseason and turns 29 in March. Usually, third-down backs (think Danny Woodhead, Darren Sproles) age better than workhorses, so there might be some demand for Vereen's services. Wherever he lands, it can hardly be worse than the offense in which he played in 2017.
Raymond primarily served as a kick and punt returner with both teams, and was unable to carve out much of an offensive role. The 23-year-old fumbled five times in 2017 (one lost), and will need to improve his ball security in order to have a chance at a roster spot next season.
McKinnon landed on the Cowboys' injured reserve list prior to his rookie campaign in 2016, so the 24-year-old out of Florida International has yet to play a down in the NFL. He'll look to catch on with another team in hopes of providing depth in the secondary.
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, who missed four consecutive games during the first half of the season due to an ankle injury, amassed less than 46 tackles in a season for the first time since his rookie year with the Dolphins in 2012. Vernon remains under contract with the Giants through 2020, so he figures to once again start at defensive end in 2018 across from Jason Pierre-Paul.
New York has lost five linebackers to injured reserve this season, so Mathews' addition will strengthen the team's numbers at that position. It's unlikely that Mathews will be called upon for significant snaps on defense if he's active for Sunday's season finale against the Redskins.
Becton has been on the Chiefs' practice squad since late October after being let go by the Lions at roster cutdowns in September. The 27-year-old is likely to serve as a depth option in his new team's offensive line rotation.
O'Malley spent less than a month on the Bills' practice squad earlier this season and was waived by the Raiders at roster cutdowns in September. Starting tight end Evan Engram (ribs) won't play Sunday against the Redskins, but O'Malley is unlikely to serve as more than a depth option.
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's sophomore campaign was hindered by a knee sprain that left him sidelined for a solid chunk of the season, as he ultimately missed 10 games before returning for the finale against Washington. The reserve defensive end will be on the last year of his rookie contract in 2018 and should once again provide depth behind Olivier Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul.
Sheppard, who was released by the Bears prior to the start of the 2017 regular season, re-joined the Giants in early November after appearing in all 16 games with the team in 2016. The middle linebacker notched a pair of interceptions in the Giants' season finale against the Redskins, but it remains to be seen if he'll remain in New York throughout 2018 as he's set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Kennard's services were used on both defense and special teams by the Giants for the fourth consecutive season, though his 41 tackles marked a career low in a single campaign. The 26-year-old outside linebacker will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so he may find himself somewhere other than New York in 2018.
King enjoyed his moment in the sun with a pair of touchdown catches in a Week 15 loss to the Eagles, but he came out of the game and hasn't practiced since. The 2013 fifth-round pick may have to compete for a roster spot next season, as he had just four career catches entering 2017 and only caught 18 of his 37 targets for 240 yards (6.5 YPT) this year. With Sterling Shepard (neck) and Evan Engram (ribs) also unavailable, the Giants are expected to deploy Roger Lewis, Travis Rudolph and Hunter Sharp in three-wide formations Sunday. Lewis could add to his streak of three straight games with double-digit targets.
With Evan Engram firmly entrenched as the team's starter, Adams will vie for a backup job again next preseason.
Halapio was brought up to the Giants' active roster in October and has operated as a backup for the team since then. His start Thursday is coming as a result of D.J. Fluker (toe) being doubtful for the game.
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.
Plagued by back problems since early November, Pugh hadn't played in more than a month and wasn't showing the requisite progress to get back on the field for any of the Giants' final three games. On a fortunate note, Pugh won't require surgery to address the back issue, with doctors prescribing a regimen of rest and rehab for the offensive lineman following a second opinion. Pugh, the Giants' first-round pick in 2013, will become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career this offseason.
Fluker injured his toe earlier this month and sat out last Thursday's loss to the Redskins. Jon Halapio will likely continue to start in his stead at left guard until Justin Pugh (back) is able to return.
Dixon will make his third consecutive start since getting promoted to the active roster in late November. In his first two contests, he posted eight tackles, four pass breakups and one forced fumble.
Goodson has been dealing with persistent lower-body injuries throughout the season, missing eight games and playing only 75 percent or more snaps in three of the seven contests in which he's suited up. The 2-13 Giants won't ask Goodson to play through the pain in a meaningless season finale Sunday against the Redskins, so the middle linebacker will turn his focus to getting healthy heading into the team's offseason program. Goodson wraps up the 2017 campaign with 53 tackles (37 solo), two pass breakups and a forced fumble.
In Week 5, Marshall suffered a severe enough injury to his left ankle to require season-ending surgery, which was performed to stabilize the region. Per his comments Thursday, he's been tackling his rehabilitation with a certain ferocity, including "living in the weight room ... to get better, faster and stronger." The 33-year-old wide receiver is also intent on suiting up for two more years after playing less than 13 games in a given season for the first time in his 12-year career.
Rodgers-Cromartie, who tied his career high with six interceptions in 2016, failed to record a single pick this season as he experienced a slightly reduced role at cornerback for the Giants. He'll be 32 years old in April, so a position change to free safety could be in store for the veteran in what will be the final season of his contract with New York, Dan Duggan of NJ.com reports.