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, Terminator” doesn’t want to be liability Olivier Vernon hasn’t played yet this
season due to the preseason high ankle sprain he suffered. The New York Giants
linebacker practiced twice last week and has practiced this week. What does he
need to show if he is to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers?“Prove to
myself is the number one priority, but then also showing them [coaches] that I’m
capable of making certain plays that you don’t want to be a liability out
there,” Vernon said. “It’s just basically showing the coaches you’re capable of
making the cuts when you have to or inside stunts and stuff like that.”Defensive
tackle Damon Harrison said Thursday that getting Vernon back would mean
“everything” to the defense.“That’s the terminator. OV can do it all. Can
provide some much needed pass rush, as well as be strong on the edges,” Harrison
said. “I think that’s not a discredit to the other guys. OV is just a different
animal.”Mike Shula’s take on the struggling offenseOn Odell Beckham Jr. not
having any touchdowns yet:“I think that just comes in a natural play of the
game. I don’t think if we try to start forcing the ball to get anybody
touchdowns, I think you run into some risky business, so to speak. I think that
he’s very talented. He’s going to get the ball. He’s going to get us in the end
zone. He’s going to get in the end zone. More importantly, we need to score
more, however we do it. Whether or not it’s Odell, or (RB) Saquon (Barkley),
whoever it is. We just need to get down there number one, and finish drives.
It’s all about scoring points.”On why Eli Manning’s high rate of completions
hasn’t led to more points:“I think that we’re close. It hasn’t been good enough
yet. I know coach has mentioned this, too, I know Eli has mentioned it, we’ve
had some plays that have set us back penalty wise, or a negative play that has
maybe been one of the reasons why we’ve stalled the drives. The completion
percentage is big. Obviously, you want the ball caught every time and thrown to
the right guy. A quarterback’s job is to do three things: throw it to the right
guy, get the ball there on time, and get the ball there accurately. Whether or
not that guy is 20 yards down the field or five yards down the field, just keep
the chains moving forward, and then we feel like if we do that and stay on the
field, with our athletes, we’re going to get the ball in the end zone.”Ray-Ray
Armstrong emergingArmstrong, in theory a backup inside linebacker has played 151
snaps thus far while starter B.J. Goodson has played only 101.“One of the things
with Ray-Ray is, I love the ability and flexibility that guys have as whether
they can come cover back, whether they can blitz off the edge, whether they can
cover in space. I think the way the game has changed is we’ve all seen a change
over the last few years, is the game has become so horizontal, so spread out,
that you have to be able to do those things in space and I think Ray-Ray is
getting an opportunity to play right now,” said defensive coordinator James
Bettcher. “For B.J., he’s just got to keep playing Cheap
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, keep working. I love his mindset, I love his
work ethic, (he’s a) physical guy. We’re not down on B.J., I think Ray-Ray has
played a little bit better to this point, and he’s going to continue to get his
chances.”‘Snacks:’ Defense needs an identityHarrison isn’t yet sure what the
Giants are on defense.“I’m still trying to figure out what we are on defense. I
think we somewhat have established our identity as a team. A tough unit, a
physical unit, but we just don’t complete ballgames in it’s entirety. I think
that’s just something we have to work on.”Around the Inter-GoogleWayne Gallman
reflects on the loss of his old Clemson teammate C.J. Fuller | Newsday"I was
close to C.J., and it's still crazy to believe that it happened," said the
Giants running back.Giants' Pat Shurmur's admitting mistakes not about '2nd
guessing' | 9 random observations | NJ.comToo soon for a must-win game? When are
turnovers coming? Are Giants getting enough yards after catch? Team
identity?Panthers say Reid's return won't be distraction vs. GiantsWide receiver
Torrey Smith chuckled at the notion that Eric Reid's return to the NFL this week
might be a distraction for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday when they host the
New York Giants.Fantasy Football: Last-minute Week 3 start/sit advice The
fantasy season keeps chugging along. With two weeks in the books, we’ve got an
idea how these players are going to be used and we’re starting to get an idea of
what the defensive matchups are going to be. While a lot can change over the
course of the season — and it will — we’re getting useful information for future
fantasy decisions.Here’s some last-minute start/sit advice for Week 3:Running
backStart: David Johnson, Arizona CardinalsOk, so there’s a lot going on here.
First, is one thing I’ve failed to mention over the past couple weeks as a
policy I try to follow: start your studs. Johnson, despite his usage and
production so far, is still a stud. So if you used a top-3 pick on Johnson,
you’re obviously worried through two weeks, but Johnson is (hopefully) talented
enough to succeed despite the offense so far and there’s hope maybe they’ll
start using him in a way that makes sense for arguably the most dynamic running
back in the league.Start: Matt Breida, San Francisco 49ersIn the San Francisco
running back committee, Breida is more of the passing down back and gets more
run when the team is trailing. Well, the 49ers play the Kansas City Chiefs this
week, who have scored at will to start the season. San Francisco will likely be
scored on a bit and will have to throw in order to catch up. Add in that the
Kansas City defense has been the worst in the league against running backs in
the passing game. That’s a much better game script for Breida than Alfred
MorrisSit: Derrick Henry, Tennessee TitansThere was a stretch against the
Houston Texans in Week 2 when Henry lined up as a Wildcat quarterback for three
straight plays. That might have been a better option than whatever Blaine
Gabbert gave them at quarterback. The Titans are either going to roll out
Gabbert again or a not 100 percent Marcus Mariota. Either way, that’s a bad
recipe against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 23 of Henry’s 27 carries this season
have come when the Titans are leading or tied. There are not going to be many
plays against Jacksonville when Tennessee is leading or tied. This should
definitely be a Dion Lewis game for the Titans, unless they just throw Henry at
quarterback again.Sit: Jamaal Williams, Green Bay PackersWilliams was a “start”
here for the first two weeks because he was in a perfect situation. He was a
running back who was going to be in on passing downs on a great offense. But the
production never really came, even though the playing time did. Now the Green
Bay backfield will add Aaron Jones, who is coming back from suspension. We don’t
know how much Jones will play, but it’s likely going to be enough to limit
Williams’s snap count and without production when he was getting that time on
the field, it’s hard to see a path for Williams to be fantasy relevant.Wide
receiverStart: Will Fuller, Houston TexansFuller isn’t the best wide receiver on
the Texans, that’s unquestionably DeAndre Hopkins, but Fuller might be the
receiver who makes Deshaun Watson the most comfortable. With Fuller added to the
lineup in Week 2 http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-kareem-martin-jersey ,
Watson went deep a little more often and found the receiver for eight
receptions, 113 yards, and a touchdown on nine targets. The Giants are third in
DVOA against No. 2 wide receivers through two weeks, but that’s been from Eli
Apple. With Apple likely out, Fuller should see a lot of B.W. Webb and Donte
Deayon, which favors the receiver down the field.Start: DeSean Jackson, Tampa
Bay BuccaneersYou’re probably riding this Ryan Fitzpatrick-DeSean Jackson train
until it breaks down or reaches the part of the track where the rest hasn’t been
built yet and should have never been on that part of the track anyway. Jackson
only has nine receptions this season, but he leads the NFL is receiving yards
through two weeks. No player is getting targeted further down the field, on
average. The good news is the Buccaneers are playing the Pittsburgh Steelers on
Monday night, who have struggled on defense and can allow a big play or three.
Sit: Kelvin Benjamin, Buffalo BillsOpportunity is king in fantasy football and
Benjamin is going to get that as the No. 1 receiver in Buffalo, but the quality
of that opportunity might be so bad, it’s not worth chasing. There are few
positive things to say about the Bills offense through two weeks and they are
set to face a Minnesota Vikings defense that’s quite good. It can be hard doing
these sits because I don’t know what your roster looks like and I never want to
assume you have better options — but you most definitely have better
options.Sit: Mike Williams, Los Angeles ChargersWilliams broke through with a
score last week against the Bills, but it’s hard to see that coming again this
week. The Chargers will face the Rams, who might have the best cornerback duo in
the league right now. The Rams are only allowing 5.9 fantasy points per game to
wide receivers as a group — not per wide receiver鈥?collectively. Through two
weeks the Rams have only allowed 98 yards to opposing wide receivers total. The
second-best team, the Giants (what?), have allowed 191 yards to wide receivers.
Stay very far away from this matchup.Tight endStart: George Kittle, San
Francisco 49ersDon’t let the disappointment of a two-catch, 22-yard day in Week
2 put you off from Kittle. He’s still seeing 24.7 percent of San Francisco’s air
yards, which is fourth among tight ends behind Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, and
Travis Kelce. As we noted before, the 49ers are probably going to have to pass a
bit to catch up on Sunday and it helps that the Chiefs have been one of the
worst team in the league so far defending tight ends, allowing 100.5 yards per
game to the position and the second-most fantasy points. The big game for Kittle
is coming.Sit: Ricky Seals-Jones, Arizona CardinalsArizona’s offense is a mess
and while you’re holding out hope Johnson can overcome, it’s not as simple for
the other parts. Seals-Jones has gotten six targets in each of the first two
games, but has 36 receiving yards total. That’s what happens when the offense is
built around short, ineffective passes. Seals-Jones is going up against a
Chicago Bears defense that is first in DVOA against tight ends through two
weeks. With so many more streamable options at tight end, it’s easy to take a
pass on Seals-Jones even when his talent and role should be producing more than
it has.
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