Fantasy Football Stock: Down
Coming off another Super Bowl victory, many fantasy football owners expected Eli Manning to take his game to an elite level.
If we learned anything from last night, it was that Manning has not taken that step. I know it was only one game, but Manning looked like the same player we have seen his entire career.
He's good, but he is not an elite fantasy football quarterback yet.
Another thing to look at over the next couple of weeks is to see how the loss of Mario Manningham affects Manning's play this year. Manning has always had great No. 3 wide receivers to throw to in his career, whether it has been Manningham or Steve Smith. The New York Giants are missing components in their offense this year and it could be holding Manning back from taking his game to the next level.
Manning had a chance to become a top five fantasy quarterback in 2012, but it looks like he is going to still be in that second tier.