College: Mississippi | 15 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 218 lbs
Birth Date: 1/3/1981
2019 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
Manning had a decent season as the starter for the Giants once again. His numbers were a little better than the past few years, throwing for more than 4,000 yards while scoring 22 total touchdowns to 11 interceptions. He was 16ht overall in fantasy quarterback scoring and posted these numbers without Odell Beckham for some of the season. But even with that said about last year, Manning's status going forward is a bit up in the air. He is 38 years old and his play has slipped some in recent years. He is not guaranteed a starting job. Manning has 26 or more touchdowns seven of the past 10 years and 4,000 yards seven of nine seasons. Manning has a good arm and is an accurate quarterback. He still makes some bad decisions but has improved in that are a little throughout his career. Manning also is durable, playing all but a game the last 14 seasons.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Manning played a little better last year, but still is a stretch for fantasy teams this coming season. He is erratic at this stage of his career and not a dependable fantasy option anymore. Consider him a low-end No. 2, capable of some spot starts in the right matchup. He could throw for around 3,000 yards with 20 touchdowns.
Beckham was fifth among all receivers with 124 targets (10.3 per-game), and fourth with 20 red zone targets after 12 games last season, before a quad injury sidelined him for the Giants final four contests. But any concerns regarding Beckhams absence should be offset by this impressive achievement: of the 18 wide receivers that accumulated 1,000+ yards, he was the only one that accomplished it despite playing in fewer than 14 games (12). A legitimate argument can be made that he has not received enough credit for his production during the decline in Eli Mannings abilities, but Beckham will now benefit from the March trade that rescued him from an unfavorable environment. Baker Mayfield has the accuracy and aggressiveness to reinstitute Beckhams preeminence as a downfield threat, and Beckham should flourish in a promising offense that will be designed by the tandem of Freddie Kitchens and Todd Monken. He should deliver numbers that are comparable to the first three years of his career when he exploded onto the landscape by generating 4,122 yards and 35 touchdowns. That should supply an incentive to secure him late in Round 1 of drafts, which is slightly above his current ADP.
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New York Giants QB Eli Manning turned 38 in January, making him the third-oldest quarterback in the league. However, he appears to have no designs on retiring anytime soon. 'You take it year by year. I've been blessed going into my 16th year. That's been a blessing in itself. I love what I'm doing. I love the work that goes into it. You never know when it's going to be your last year or when it's going to be the end for you, so you try to take advantage of the years you're here and enjoy every moment. ... I'm not rushing into retirement. ... I still love being around the guys and the teammates and playing this game. I'm going to play it for as long as I think I can hang with these guys,' Manning said.
New York Giants veteran quarterback Eli Manning told NFL.com that he doesn't believe the Giants have a quarterback competition going on right now. Manning intends to help rookie Daniel Jones transition to the NFL, but he doesn't feel that Jones is a threat to his starting job at this point. It's hard to tell if Manning fully believes this or not, especially with reports coming in that Jones has looked like the better player in offseason practices. Regardless of who ends up starting, though, the Giants' don't have a quarterback on their roster who will be a viable option in re-draft leagues in 2019.
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said he does not believes he is in a competition with QB Daniel Jones for the starting job. 'I mean no, I don't feel like it's a competition,' Manning said. 'I feel like I've got to do my job and I've got to compete every day and try to get better every day. That's the way it's been my whole life and that's just the way I've always approached practice every day to improve, to earn my place on the team, to earn the respect of the teammates and do it each year.' Manning said he has no problem helping Jones improve.
Fantasy Spin: Manning likely will be the starter Week 1 but could lose the job to Jones if the team is eliminated from playoff contention. Fantasy players probably should avoid the Giants quarterback situation this season.
The New York Giants may decide to carry only two quarterbacks on their 2019 roster if the coaching staff is convinced that QB Daniel Jones would be able to capably fill in for QB Eli Manning when called upon. Previously, it had been believed that Kyle Lauletta and Alex Tanney would be fighting for the No. 3 quarterback spot on the roster but there's a possibility that neither player will make the team. If the Giants opt to keep three QBs, Tanney is believed to have a slight edge over Lauletta.
Fantasy Spin: Both Manning and Jones should be regarded as low-end QB3s for now, especially following the departure of Odell Beckham Jr., although Jones has added value in dynasty formats. Tanney and Lauletta possess no fantasy value.
New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday, June 11, that rookie QB Daniel Jones is very much in contention to start Week 1 and is 'constantly' weighing scenarios. 'We're gonna play the very best player. I know we're dancing around the words here, but right now Eli (Manning) is getting ready to have a great year and Daniel is getting ready to play.' Shurmur said. 'We'll just see what happens.'
Fantasy Spin: As previously stated, neither looks to be a great fantasy option, in large part due to the uncertainty and the departure of No. 1 WR Odell Beckham Jr. Regard both as low-end QB3s for now.
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones reportedly outplayed Eli Manning during the team's recent minicamp, and it wasn't really close, in the opinion of Bleacher Report's Mike Tanier, who stated Jones was 'sharper, more accurate and more willing and able to challenge the defense with difficult downfield throws.'
New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder (ankle) isn't 100 percent sure yet if he'll be ready to go when training camp starts this summer. Even if Solder isn't ready to go initially, he should be good to go for Week 1, barring any setbacks in camp. He'll be tasked with protecting the blind side of either veteran Eli Manning this year or rookie Daniel Jones.
New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder (ankle) will miss spring workouts after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to clean out his ankle after he dealt with bone spurs. The surgery isn't considered serious and Solder will be back for training camp. Solder was the highest paid left tackle in the league in 2018 and underwhelmed in his first season with the Giants after coming over from New England. The Giants need Solder to be much better this year, protecting either Eli Manning or rookie Daniel Jones.
New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman called quarterback Eli Manning while the team drafted Duke QB Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick in the first round on Thursday night to reiterate that Manning is expected to remain the starter in 2019. "It's your job to win games and keep this guy off the field," head coach Pat Shurmur told Manning. Gettleman mentioned that Jones could sit on the sidelines for multiple years before he becomes the starter. There have been mixed reviews on Jones, as some scouts like him and others think he is a "pedestrian talent" and a "backup." Jones obviously won't have any redraft value in 2019 fantasy drafts, and Manning will be an uninspiring QB2.
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is expected to be the team's starter entering the 2019 season, an arrangement that head coach Pat Shurmur indicated was the goal with Manning's job being to win enough games to keep rookie QB Daniel Jones off the field.
Fantasy Spin: If this sounds familiar it's because you heard it from every GM that drafted a QB last season, and yet all those rookies were starting sooner than later. Sure, Manning is almost guaranteed to start in Week 1, but with the G-Men likely to struggle it might not take long for the organization to decide it's time to look to the future. Whatever nominal value Manning might've had is all but gone with Jones' arrival.
The New York Giants selected Duke quarterback Daniel Jones at No. 6 overall in the 2019 NFL draft. We knew that the Giants would be looking for Eli Manning's successor in this draft, we just weren't sure that they'd go with a QB with their first of two picks in the first round. Jones is the second signal-caller off the board in the first round after Kyler Murray went first overall. He'll sit and learn behind Manning in his first year and could see some starts eventually, depending on how Manning looks. Jones will have a ton of dynasty appeal, but don't expect him to give you much in redraft leagues in his rookie season.
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner projected to be selected at No. 1 overall by the Cardinals, visited with the New York Giants on Thursday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The Washington Redskins are next on the list for Murray to visit, and they'll host him next week. The Giants are comfortable with Eli Manning under center again in 2019, but they know they need to find his heir apparent. The Giants have the No. 6 overall pick in this month's draft.
Missouri quarterback Drew Lock has visits scheduled this week with the Washington Redskins and New York Giants. The Giants also spent time with Lock during his school's Pro Day and own the No. 6 and No. 17 picks in the first round. It's no secret that they are looking for Eli Manning's successor, and Lock could be that guy in the first round. Washington is also looking for more QB help despite trading for Case Keenum in the offseason. Alex Smith (leg) still isn't a lock to return to the league after a gruesome leg injury last season.
The New York Giants would love to find the successor to quarterback Eli Manning in this year's draft, but they aren't sure if they are enamored with Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins enough to take him at sixth overall. Trading for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen might be another option, but the team also isn't kidding about bringing back Manning for the 2020 season. The team's brass don't think he's quite done and saw enough out of him in the second half of last year to stick with him. Even if the Giants pass on a signal-caller with their first pick, they could land one later in the draft. The 38-year-old Manning looks to be limping to the finish line and will also be without Odell Beckham Jr. next season. He'll be an uninspiring QB2 for fantasy.
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is heading into the final season of his contract in 2019 but could remain with the team through 2020, a possibility that Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch recently said they were open to.
Fantasy Spin: Manning hasn't thrown for more than 26 touchdowns or been a top-16 fantasy QB since 2015, and now his top weapon -- WR Odell Beckham -- has been traded. Stay even further away from Manning in fantasy this coming summer, and also don't be shocked if this is a bit of smokescreen and the Giants come away with their QB of future in the coming draft.
New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said the team would like to find quarterback Eli Manning's successor "sooner than later" and would prefer to have the QB spend a year learning behind Manning. With 2019 likely to be Manning's last with the Giants and possibly in his career, that means the Giants will need to draft a young signal-caller this year. New York has the sixth overall pick in the first round, but it's unclear if they'd go after Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins or Oklahoma's Kyler Murray if either are available.
The New York Giants brass met with Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins on Tuesday night, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Head coach Pat Shurmur, offensive coordinator Mike Shula, vice president of player evaluation Chris Mara, director of college scouting Chris Pettit and assistant general manager Kevin Abrams were in attendance. The Giants have the sixth overall pick in the draft and will need an eventual replacement for Eli Manning. Haskins is a big-armed pocket quarterback, but he could probably use a year of grooming before taking over the starting job in the NFL.
New York Giants general manager David Gettleman said that quarterback Eli Manning, who will make a base salary of $11.5 million in 2019, isn't going anywhere. The veteran quarterback is due a $5 million roster bonus on Monday. "This narrative Eli is overpaid and can't play is a crock," Gettleman told reporters Monday during a teleconference. The 38-year-old will count $23.2 million against the salary cap this year and is coming off a season where he was sacked a career-high 47 times behind a bad offensive line. Manning and the offensive line looked better down the stretch, as he threw 13 touchdowns and five interceptions in an eight-game span. Still, Manning is showing his age with diminished arm strength and lost his best aerial weapon when the Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns last week. Manning will be a low-upside, mediocre QB2 in 2019.
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is scheduled to receive a $5 million roster bonus if he is on the roster Saturday, March 16, and the Giants plan on paying that bonus at this point, according to sources.
Fantasy Spin: It appears that Manning will be the starting quarterback for at least one more season but will not have many weapons to work with in the passing game. He should be avoided in all fantasy leagues in 2019.
Updating ongoing reports, New York Giants QB Eli Manning will return to the franchise in 2019, head coach Pat Shurmur said Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the NFL Scouting Combine. 'Well, I think Eli can help us win games, and he proved when the players around him starting playing better that he can play at a very high level and help us win games, so at this point I want Eli back,' Shurmur said. 'He's back.'
Fantasy Spin: While Shurmur may feel this one, one has to question whether general manager Dave Gettleman will indeed be in agreement when push comes to shove. Cutting Manning would save $17 million against the 2019 salary cap, but there are not any clearly better options available at this time. Presuming Shurmur's words ring true, Eli is a low-end QB2 in 2019. In all likelihood, Manning will begin the year starting under center but give way to a rookie passer at some point in the season.