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New York Giants: Stock Up, Stock Down for Key Players After Week 3

Ryan SimonCorrespondent IIOctober 16, 2016

New York Giants: Stock Up, Stock Down for Key Players After Week 3

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    The stock for pretty much everyone on the New York Giants is up right now. We don't have to cover every single person on the Giants, so let's hit some of them.

    The stock may be down for a certain running back or two, but everyone else is in pretty good shape.

    They went on the road and got a win that will help them down the road. The NFC East isn't a joke, so every "W" goes a long way.

Stock Up: Andre Brown

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    Talk about making the most of your opportunities, Andre Brown was amazing on Week 3.

    He carried the ball 20 times, rushed for 113 yards and punched it in twice for two touchdowns.

    He fought hard to get those extra yards when they weren't really there, and he very well may be the starting running back for the New York Giants sooner rather than later. 

Stock Down: Ahmad Bradshaw

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    He didn't play Week 3, and Andre Brown played out of his mind...Ahmad Bradshaw is in some trouble.

    He was cleared to practice, so hopefully he logs some carries this coming week, but to say his starting job is in jeopardy?

    Why would any coach want to mess with what Brown is doing right now? 

    Looks like Bradshaw is on the receiving end of what he did to Brandon Jacobs a few yards back...

    Oh, and David Wilson will pretty much be a ghost for the foreseeable future. He only carried the ball once Week 3...and he lost two yards.  

Stock Up: Ramses Barden

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    Who needs Hakeem Nicks and Domenik Hixon when you have Ramses Barden?

    That was clearly a joke, but he did play very well Week 3. 

    He stepped in and made some great plays, which clearly drove his stock up.

    Barden recorded nine receptions for 138 yards. He was a very pleasant surprise on Week 3. 

Stock Up: Martellus Bennett

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    Martellus Bennett is straight up ballin'. 

    Eli Manning threw it to him seven times Week 3, and Bennett caught six of those passes for 73 yards and a touchdown. 

    He's exactly what the New York Giants need in their passing attack. Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz are great receivers, but they're not big guys.

    If Bennett can continue this kind of play with his frame, with the way the rest of the Giants offense is clicking right now...yikes. 

Stock Up: New York Giants Defense

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    The New York Giants defense gave Cam Newton absolute nightmares on Week 3. 

    They sacked him twice and held him to 16 completed passes! 

    Newton also threw three interceptions, which were returned for a net gain of 61 yards total. Then, there was the whole forced two and recovered two fumbles thing.

    All in all, the G-Men's defense was dominant Week 3. This is definitely something I could get used to seeing going forward. 

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