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