New York Giants: Predicting the Stat Lines for the Offensive Starters in 2012

Doug Rush@Doug_RushSenior Analyst IMay 25, 2012

New York Giants: Predicting the Stat Lines for the Offensive Starters in 2012

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    The New York Giants have begun their organized team activities in preparation for the upcoming 2012 season.

    The team recently suffered a setback as star wide receiver Hakeem Nicks broke his right foot on Thursday. He will need surgery to repair it, and it will take about 12 weeks for Nicks to recover.

    That will put Nicks right around mid-August in getting back at full strength for the Giants and, hopefully, ready for the regular season.

    The Giants' offense in 2011 was the ninth-ranked overall unit in the NFL, scoring 394 points in the regular season—24.6 points per game.

    How will the Giants offense fare in the 2012 season?

    Here's predicting the offensive starters' stat lines for next year.

Eli Manning

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    2011: 359 out of 589, 4,933 yards, 29 touchdowns, 16 interceptions, 92.9 quarterback rating

    Manning is only getting better.

    With some new weapons added to the offense, he should have an even better 2012 campaign.

    Prediction for 2012: 392 for 580, 4,902 yards, 34 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, 100.1 quarterback rating

Ahmad Bradshaw

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    2011: 171 carries, 659 yards, nine touchdowns, 34 catches, 267 yards, two touchdowns

    Bradshaw was hampered by injuries, which is why his rushing totals were down. He still found the end zone 11 times and, if he stays healthy, should find it more in 2012 as the Giants' featured running back.

    Prediction for 2012: 289 carries, 1,023 yards, seven touchdowns, 44 catches, 301 yards, three touchdowns

David Wilson

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    2011: N/A, 1st round draft pick of 2012

    Wilson will take the carries of the departed Brandon Jacobs. He should get more of an expanded role in the offense sharing carries along side of Ahmad Bradshaw.

    Prediction for 2012: 150 carries, 630 yards, four touchdowns, 23 catches, 200 yards, one touchdown

Hakeem Nicks

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    2011: 76 catches, 1,192 yards, seven touchdowns

    How will Hakeem Nicks recover from the broken foot that he suffered on Thursday?

    Will he be able to be the explosive and dynamic receiver he has been for the last three years?

    Prediction for 2012: 65 catches, 1,022 yards, six touchdowns

Victor Cruz

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    2011: 82 catches, 1,536 yards, nine touchdowns

    Cruz broke out on the scene for the Giants in 2011 and was a play-maker all season, With Nicks' injury, Cruz is the primary target until Nicks is 100 percent healthy.

    Prediction for 2012: 91 catches, 1,670 yards, 12 touchdowns

Rueben Randle

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    2011: N/A, 2nd round draft pick of 2012

    Randle will take over the spot vacated by Mario Manningham.

    Scouts have said that Randle is "NFL-ready" and could end up being one of the better rookies that produces in 2012.

    Prediction for 2012: 48 catches, 878 yards, five touchdowns

Martellus Bennett

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    2011: 17 catches, 144 yards, no touchdowns

    Bennett fled the Cowboys in hopes of a starting job, which he will get a chance to accomplish with the Giants. This year will be the chance to see if Bennett was either underrated as a talent or a backup in the league.

    Prediction for 2012: 34 catches, 432 yards, three touchdowns

Adrien Robinson

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    2011: N/A, 4th round draft pick of 2012

    Robinson could end up emerging as the star tight end for the Giants, as people say he's the "JPP of tight ends."

    If Robinson can be anything like, Eli Manning has found a new favorite target—especially in the red zone.

    Prediction for 2012: 50 catches, 712 yards, eight touchdowns