2013 Fantasy Football Rankings: WRs Hakeem Nicks & Victor Cruz Still in Top 15

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
2013 Fantasy Football Rankings: WRs Hakeem Nicks & Victor Cruz Still in Top 15
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Hard To Let Either Of These Receivers Leave New York. They Helped The Giants Win A Championship.

One of the bigger stories of the offseason is the potential holdouts of the Giants' star receivers Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz. Both are looking for new contracts and the Giants can only use the franchise tag on one of them next offseason, should they choose to go in that direction.

As mandatory OTAs rolled around in June, Nicks returned to practice and told the press the reason for his absence in May wasn’t related to his contract situation. If that’s true, it’s a huge relief for dynasty owners (I happen to be one of them) who were a little concerned he would come into another season not in peak condition.

As for Cruz, we didn’t see him during the teams OTAs but he did sign his RFA tender in June so hopefully we will see him in camp sometimes in July or at the latest by the third week of August.

It will be a wait-and-see approach on both receivers until they officially report to training camp, but assuming they get back before the third pre-season game, I have little doubts they both produce at low-end WR1 or WR2 value. New York will likely try to run the football a little more this season, but it remains to be seen if David Wilson can hold up to the pounding he will take as a starting tailback for a full 16-game schedule.

Andre Brown proved he could get the job done when Ahmad Bradshaw was out with foot and neck injuries. He also showed us he can’t stay healthy, as has been the problem with Brown over his short career.

Then you have a defense that struggled last season. The loss of Osi Umenyiora to the Atlanta Falcons and Jason Pierre-Paul rehabbing from back surgery won’t help their cause to play shutdown defense.

Add it up and it sure looks like the game scripts will tilt towards the team leaning on Eli Manning and his Pro Bowl receivers to help the team come from behind and win games in an offense-friendly NFC Eastern Division.

If you can land one of these two receivers as your WR2, consider that terrific value in any fantasy scoring format.

1

Calvin Johnson, DET

2

A.J. Green, CIN

3

Brandon Marshall, CHI

4

Dez Bryant, DAL

5

Julio Jones, ATL

6

Demaryius Thomas, DEN

7

Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ

8

Andre Johnson, HOU

9

Roddy White, ATL

10

Vincent Jackson, TB

11

Victor Cruz, NYG

12

Jordy Nelson, GB

13

Percy Harvin, SEA

14

Randall Cobb, GB

15

Hakeem Nicks, NYG

16

Mike Wallace, MIA

17

Marques Colston, NO

18

Reggie Wayne, IND

19

Dwayne Bowe, KC

20

Steve Smith, CAR

21

Eric Decker, DEN

22

Antonio Brown, PIT

23

Torrey Smith, BAL

24

Danny Amendola, NE

25

Wes Welker, DEN

26

Miles Austin, DAL

27

Cecil Shorts, JAX

28

Lance Moore, NO

29

Tavon Austin, STL

30

James Jones, GB

31

Vincent Brown, SD

32

Pierre Garcon, WAS

33

Stevie Johnson, BUF

34

DeSean Jackson, PHI

35

Greg Jennings, MIN

36

Mike Williams, TB

37

Anquan Boldin, SF

38

Kenny Britt, TEN

39

Josh Gordon, CLE (S)

40

Denarius Moore, OAK

41

Danario Alexander, SD

42

Kendall Wright, TEN

43

T.Y. Hilton, IND

44

Michael Floyd, ARZ

45

Jeremy Maclin, PHI

46

Sidney Rice, SEA

47

Greg Little, CLE

48

Alshon Jeffery, CHI

49

Justin Blackmon, JAX (S)

50

Emmanuel Sanders, PIT

51

DeAndre Hopkins, HOU

52

Darrius Heyward-Bey, IND

53

Cordarrelle Patterson, MIN

54

Chris Givens, STL

55

Nate Burleson, DET

56

Rueben Randle, NYG

57

Robert Woods, BUF

58

Santonio Holmes, NYJ (I)

59

Golden Tate, SEA

60

Ryan Broyles, DET (I)

61

Stedman Bailey, STL

62

Aaron Dobson, NE

63

Markus Wheaton, PIT

64

Brian Hartline, MIA

65

Brandon Lloyd, FA

66

A.J. Jenkins, SF

67

Marvin Jones, CIN

68

Brian Quick, STL

69

Mohamed Sanu, CIN

70

Keenan Allen, SD

71

Malcom Floyd, SD

72

Jeremy Kerley, NYJ

73

Justin Hunter, TEN

74

Donald Jones, NE

75

Quinton Patton, SF

2013 Fantasy Rankings: QB | RB | TE | K | D/ST

Load More Stories

Follow New York Giants from B/R on Facebook

Follow New York Giants from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Out of Bounds

New York Giants

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.