Guest of the League
2018 GSI Playoff Challenge
One and Done League - FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1


College: Mississippi | 14 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 1/3/1981
2018 Bye Week: 9

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB

Free Agent

Fantasy Week
No Playoff Match Up
Player Notes
Apr 18 2:20pm ET

ESPN's Todd McShay said it's looking like the New York Giants are dead set on selecting Penn State running back Saquon Barkley at second overall if the Browns pass on him. "It feels inevitable that Saquon Barkley is going to be a NY Giant," McShay said. People in the Giants organization believe in Barkley, and the team may be committed to becoming a physical, run-first team, with Barkley being the face of the franchise for the next 10 years. Some scouts believe that Barkley is a better all-around back than Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, which is really saying something. Even after the G-Men signed Jonathan Stewart in free agency, Barkley would likely become a three-down back immediately in New York if they were to draft him. A strong running game would certainly help take pressure off a declining and aging Eli Manning. Barkley would be a strong early-round fantasy target if he were to land with the Giants.

Apr 18 2:00pm ET

According to a story published on, Roc Nation, the group which is representing Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, doesn't want him to play for the Cleveland Browns, instead hoping he goes to the New York Giants at No. 2 overall. The story goes on to state that Roc Nation asked Barkley to demand the Browns not take him, similar to what Eli Manning did to the Los Angeles (then San Diego) Chargers back in 2004. Barkley, for his part, has never considered the request, even going so far as to tell friends about a vision he has. Barkley is thinking about how he would be remembered as a generational athlete if he were to be able to bring a Super Bowl championship to Cleveland. As of now, it appears likely the Browns will take a quarterback with the first overall pick in the draft, meaning Barkley would have to slip to fourth for the Browns to have a shot at him.

Apr 10 11:50pm ET

Beyond the 2018 season, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning's future is uncertain. "This league, it's one year at a time. That's kind of how it goes. I need to go out there and play well this year, and that's all I'm looking forward to," Manning said. The team's brass hasn't said anything regarding Manning other than that he will enter the 2018 season as the starter, and he'll count $22.2 million against the salary cap this season. The 37-year-old can become a free agent after next season, but it appears he has interest in playing beyond that. The Giants have Davis Webb waiting in the wings, and it's widely believed that they'll select a signal caller with the second overall pick in this month's draft. Manning completed only 61.6 percent of his passes last year with 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, but he could bounce back nicely with Odell Beckham Jr. healthy. Still, Manning is more of an underwhelming fantasy backup at this stage of his career.

Mar 18 9:53pm ET

New York Giants QB Eli Manning earned a $5 million roster bonus Sunday, March 18, according to a source.

Mar 1 5:13am ET

New York Giants QB Eli Manning still has 'years' left as a starting quarterback in the NFL, according to head coach Pat Shurmur.

Feb 28 3:10pm ET

New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said that quarterback Eli Manning has "years" left as a starter in the NFL. Manning was a failure in 2017, posting under 4,000 yards passing for the first time since 2013, and he had 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 15 games. However, it didn't help that his top two receivers -- Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall -- suffered season-ending ankle injuries early in the year. With a better offensive line and running game and healthy receivers, Manning should post better numbers, although he's still probably only in QB2 territory for fantasy owners at age 37.

Feb 13 1:30pm ET

The New York Giants have hired Mike Shula as their new offensive coordinator, according to sources. Shula was an offensive assistant when David Gettleman was the general manager in Carolina, so this makes sense. Shula could take a back seat to new head coach Pat Shurmur in terms of play calling, however. New York's biggest task will be to help quarterback Eli Manning rebound from a tough 2017 season and get the running game going.

Feb 3 12:13pm ET

New York Giants QB Eli Manning has reportedly been assured from new head coach Pat Shurmur that he will be the starting quarterback in 2018.

Feb 3 11:30am ET

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning believes he will be the Giants' starting quarterback in 2018. Manning's beliefs stem from coach Pat Shurmur reportedly assuring Manning he will be the starter in 2018. This would be a surprising move as the 37-year-old is coming off one of the worst seasons in his career and the Giants possess the second overall pick in the 2018 draft. There is a possibility for Manning to be a bridge quarterback if the Giants decide to select a quarterback with their first-round pick.

Feb 2 3:20pm ET

University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield considers the Giants an "ideal situation." "Throwing the ball to Engram, Shep and Odell wouldn't be too bad," said the Heisman Trophy winner. "Being there, that's a big-time franchise. The spotlight, I think I thrive on that. I think that would be an ideal situation." Mayfield was planning to sit down with the Giants at last week's Senior Bowl, but that meeting never materialized. Eli Manning will likely remain the starter in 2018, though there is still a good chance the Giants will end up drafting a quarterback with the No. 2 pick.

Feb 2 3:00pm ET

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has been told by general manager Dave Gettleman and new head coach Pat Shurmur that he'll be back as the starter in 2018. The 37-year-old Manning struggled mightily in 2017, but to be fair he lost his two best receivers -- Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall -- to season-ending ankle injuries early in the year. Manning may only play for a couple more seasons, and he said he'd have no issues with the team selecting a quarterback in the draft with the second overall pick. A bounce-back season wouldn't be surprising for Manning in 2018, but at his age, his arm strength has deteriorated, and his fantasy ceiling certainly isn't as high as it once was.

Feb 2 2:23pm ET

New York Giants QB Eli Manning said he would not have a problem with the Giants if they decide to select a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Jan 26 5:59pm ET

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has an opportunity to prove himself to a new coach and general manager this season, and general manager Dave Gettleman echoed new head coach Pat Shurmur's Friday vote of confidence in Manning. "I still saw a quarterback that knew what he was doing, that had plenty of arm talent and can win games," said Gettleman, referring to his 2017 tape study of Manning. Manning's yards-per-attempt averages have dropped steadily in the past four years (7.3 in 2015 down to 6.1 last season), but he appears to have the backing of both the Giants new GM and head coach. After attending Friday's presser, long-time beat reporter Ralph Vacchiano came away believing, "it's clear the Eli Manning era with the Giants isn't nearly as close to its end as it seemed two months ago."

Jan 26 11:43am ET

New York Giants QB Eli Manning 'has years left,' according to head coach Pat Shurmur, who says he's excited to work with him.

Jan 26 11:30am ET

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has "years left", according to new head coach Pat Shumur. The 37-year-old is coming off of a weak 2017 season, but Shumur said that he is looking forward to working with Manning.

Jan 25 9:50am ET

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said he will "take the best player" with the No. 2 overall pick. The Giants have been widely expected to take a quarterback with the second overall pick, but Gettleman is leaving every option on the table. "We're gonna set ourselves up so we can take the best player available," Gettleman said, "and if the best player available is a quarterback, that's what we're gonna do." The GM has already thrown his support behind Eli Manning, but the 37-year-old is nearing the end of his career. The Giants have to look to the future at the position, and this pick is probably their best shot a securing that future.

Jan 22 6:40pm ET

The New York Giants announced earlier today that Pat Shurmur has been named the 18th head coach in team history. Shurmur interviewed on January 6 with team president John Mara, general manager Dave Gettleman, and others. The Giants will look for Shurmur to not only win now with Eli Manning at the helm, but also teach a perceived early draft pick what it takes to play quarterback in the NFL.

Jan 21 1:33pm ET

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman reaffirmed his desire for QB Eli Manning to return to the team next season during a meeting with him earlier this month, according to sources. Gettleman also told Manning that the team will continue to scout the quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft and compare them to QB Davis Webb.

Jan 21 1:30pm ET

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was benched in Week 13, but Giants GM Dave Gettleman "reaffirmed his desire" for Manning to return as the team's starting quarterback in 2018. Gettleman said he had a "great" meeting with Manning earlier this month. Among the topics they discussed were remaking the offensive line while also taking steps to improve the running game. Despite the vote of confidence, Gettleman told Manning the team's personnel department will "dig in" on evaluating the upcoming quarterback class while taking a deeper look at third-round rookie Davis Webb. Pat Shurmur also had good things to say about Manning when he interviewed for the Giants' head-coaching job.

Jan 16 1:20pm ET

The Cleveland Browns are interviewing former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo for their vacant offensive coordinator position on Tuesday. McAdoo's tenure with the Giants didn't end well as he went 2-10 this past season and caught fire for benching longtime starting quarterback Eli Manning. Despite the rough season, McAdoo has had plenty of success as a play-caller in the NFL, leading the Giants to the sixth-most points in the league in 2015 when he was their offensive coordinator. McAdoo, along with former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey and former Texans quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan have all been linked to the job opening.

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Week 7SEA8.701939134100010
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Week 10@SFO19.652837273200010
Week 11KAN10.751935205005000
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Week 14DAL11.403146228100002
Week 15PHI31.703757434300001
Week 16@ARI7.652745263005012
Week 17WAS8.60102813210-4001