Fantasy Football Today - fantasy football rankings, cheatsheets, and information
A Fantasy Football Community!




Create An Account  |  Advertise  |  Contact      





 Stats > Victor Cruz  
 
Wide Receiver, New York Giants

Want Custom Fantasy Scoring?
You are not logged in. You must be logged in and create a league profile to apply custom fantasy scoring to the stat, projection and ranking pages. Login or Register

College: Massachusetts
DOB: 1986-11-11 Age: 28

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2010 NYG 3 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0 0.0
2011 NYG 16 7 131 82 1,536 18.7 9 207.9 13.0
2012 NYG 16 1 143 86 1,092 12.7 10 169.2 10.6
2012 (Projected) NYG       84 1,299 15.5 10 189.9  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
Expected to be given his first extensive playing time and be utilized primarily as a slot receiver in 2011, Cruz burst onto the scene during a Week 3 road game against Philadelphia catching three passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns. By season’s end, Cruz had supplanted Mario Manningham in the starting lineup and had amassed 82 receptions for 1,536 yards and nine touchdowns, finishing the year as the 4th ranked fantasy wide receiver. Those are lofty heights for a former undrafted free agent who had failed to catch a single pass during his first two years in the league. So, the question is whether Cruz can replicate his 2011 success in 2012? With no realistic threats to his playing time, Cruz has an opportunity to match his touchdown production from last season but the odds of him topping 1,500 yards again are remote. Cruz was a big play machine last year, using his speed and elusive to register several long touchdown passes including receptions of 99, 74, 74, 72 and 68 yards. Think that’s happening again? Dream on. While Cruz is unlikely to match his 2011 production, he should be in for another big year with the Giants continuing to be a pass first offense and with fellow starting wide receiver Hakeem Nicks unlikely to be 100% healthy by opening day after breaking his right foot in May. That should mean plenty of targets for Cruz and plenty of fantasy production in 2012. Add it all up and Cruz shapes up as a potential top five fantasy wide receiver but comes with more risk than any other player listed in the top 10 at his position.
Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Odell Beckham Jr.
WR2WR2 Rueben Randle
WR3WR3 Victor Cruz
WR4WR4 Preston Parker
WR5WR5 Corey Washington
WR6WR6 James Jones
WR7WR7 Dwayne Harris
WR8WR8 Geremy Davis
Giants Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Victor Cruz uncertain for Week 1     -- Tue Sep 1 10:40 am --

Giants WR still nursing calf strain
Victor Cruz maintained that it’s “still the goal” to be on the field Week 1, but left the door open for his nagging calf to keep him out in the opener. (New York Daily News)

FF Today's Take: This is bad news for Cruz owners. Right now, nobody knows when they’ll see the Giants star on the field again. Cruz is trying to come back from last year’s torn patellar tendon in his right knee, and has been dealing with the calf injury since mid-August, when he still hoped to playing in multiple preseason games. He's an iffy fantasy option heading into 2015, and fellow WR Rueben Randle seems like the safer bet for consistent numbers.
Victor Cruz working way back     -- Wed Aug 12 3:44 pm --

Wide receiver participates in individual drills
Receiver Victor Cruz participated in individual drills but spent team drills on the sideline. He's coming back from a torn patellar tendon suffered last October, and the Giants are being cautious. "It's tough, but you have to understand the bigger picture," Cruz said. "Coach doesn't want anything crazy to happen, and you have to understand that." (NFL.com)

FF Today's Take: It looks like Cruz may not play in the team's first preseason game if the Giants play it cautious with their recovering receiver. With Odell Beckham Jr. taking over as the team's top option, Cruz will be brought along slowly. If he continues to progress from week to week, this passing attack could make him a top thirty fantasy receiver in 2015.
Injury Cruz thinks he'll avoid PUP list to start camp     -- Tue Jul 7 3:41 pm --

"I don’t think PUP will be an option"
Victor Cruz has maintained all offseason that he expects to be ready to go for training camp after tearing his patellar tendon last season and said on Tuesday that everyone with a say in the matter also feels confident that Cruz will avoid the physically unable to perform list when the team reports to training camp. (ProFootballTalk)

FF Today's Take: Cruz's injury is a nasty one for an athlete, especially a wide receiver and it will be a nice milestone if he's able to avoid the PUP list. Ultimately how he performs in camp will give us a better idea of his availability in Week 1.
Injury Cruz expected to be limited at the start of camp     -- Thu Jun 18 6:20 pm --

Believes he'll be "around 100 percent" in late July/early August
Victor Cruz (patellar tear) agrees with Giants HC Tom Coughlin; he expects to be cleared for limited practice at start of training camp. (Paul Schwartz on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: If ever there was a report that should draw an eyebrow raise or eye-roll, this is that one. Patellar tears are arguably the most difficult injuries for a football player to come back from, so the notion that Cruz is going to be "around 100 percent" (as he told the New York Daily News earlier Thursday) less than a year after the injury is highly improbable. It is unlikely Cruz is going to be anything better than a fantasy WR4 in 2015.
Rueben Randle poised for big year?     -- Thu Jun 11 4:30 pm --

Eli believes WR can be a "dominant" player
A year ago, before (Rueben Randle) finished with a flourish, he was benched for the first quarter of two games. “It was a personal issue,” Randle said. “It just caused me to be late here a couple of times. It’s over with now. I’m past it. At one time in the season people thought me and Coach [Coughlin] had a beef going on, which is not the case.” “I think Rueben’ll have a big year,” Eli Manning said. “I think Rueben can be a great receiver, a dominant receiver. I think he has it in him. You’ve definitely seen him from Day 1 to Day Now, just the maturity level is definitely improved, he’s all in, he’s been here working, he’s been here off days, and so I've been impressed with his commitment.” (New York Post)

FF Today's Take: This has the makings of a preseason fluff piece, but it would be a mistake to discount a player that went for 6-132-1 and 6-158 over the final two games of last season. With Odell Beckham Jr. likely to command double teams this year and Victor Cruz no sure thing to be what he once was, Randle could be ready to fulfill the promise that many owners believed he was going to deliver on a year or two ago.

Fatal error: Call to undefined function SearchPlayer() in /home/fftoday/public_html/stats/playerprofile.php on line 1181