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Victor Cruz

29-Year-Old Wide Receiver – New York Giants

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The one-time superstar hasn't played since October 2014 when he tore a patellar tendon. After surgery, he was cleared to play but suffered a calf strain in camp. The strain lasted into the season, and...

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2016 ADP:  192.64

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Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  8

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Groin
HT: 6' 0"   WT: 204   DOB: 11/11/1986
College: Massachusetts  Show ContractHide Contract

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Victor Cruz Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $43 million extension on top of his one-year, $2.879 million restricted free agent tender with the Giants in July of 2013.

August 23, 2016  –  Victor Cruz News

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Cruz (groin) will be a full participant at Tuesday's practice, according to coach Ben McAdoo.

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Victor Cruz NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 23 NYG 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 NYG 16 82 1536 9 131 18.7 11.7 25 7 7 4 0 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 12 0 1 1
2012 25 NYG 16 86 1092 10 143 12.7 7.6 12 3 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 NYG 14 73 998 4 122 13.7 8.2 10 3 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2014 27 NYG 6 23 337 1 41 14.7 8.2 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Victor Cruz Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2010 23 NYG 3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 NYG 16 13.0 18.1 15.6 5 96 10 6 4 0 0 1 0 0
2012 25 NYG 16 10.6 16.0 13.3 5 68 19 8 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 NYG 14 8.8 14.1 11.5 5 71 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 NYG 6 6.6 10.5 8.5 4 56 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Proj 29 NYG Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Victor Cruz

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Victor Cruz – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2015

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

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Year Off ST
2013 785 1
2014 331 1
Victor Cruz 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Dal
2 Atl
3 Was
4 @Buf
5 SF
6 @Phi
7 Dal
8 @NO
9 @TB
10 NE
11 @Was
12 NYJ
13 @Mia
14 Car
15 @Min
16 Phi

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Victor Cruz
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 0"
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Weight:   204 lbs
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40-Yard Dash:   4.47 sec
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Shuttle Time:   4.17 sec
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Cone Drill:   6.96 sec
WEAK
Arm Length
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Vertical Jump:   42 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   125 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   16 reps
GOOD
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Victor Cruz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cruz's (groin) roster spot with the Giants may ultimately be influenced by his practice and game availability this week, ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan reports.

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Cruz's groin injury is "no longer an annoyance", the New York Post reports, leading head coach Ben McAdoo to state that the receiver will take part in Monday's practice.

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Cruz (groin) won't suit up for Saturday's preseason game at Buffalo, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports.

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Head coach Ben McAdoo told Ralph Vacchiano of SNY on Thursday that he "wouldn't be surprised" if Cruz (groin) participates in a "speed practice" Friday or Monday.

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Cruz (groin) did not practice Wednesday, NJ.com reports.

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Cruz (groin) is hoped to increase his practice workload Wednesday, ESPN reports.

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Cruz (groin) is working on the side with the Giants' training staff instead of practicing with the team Monday, The Record reports.

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2015

Only three years ago, Cruz was the unlikely toast-of-town superstar returning from a breakout season. Now it's Odell Beckham Jr., and Cruz will serve as the complementary target — assuming he can return to something approximating full health after he tore his patellar tendon in Week 6. At press time, Cruz had been running straight ahead without difficultly, but had yet to make lateral cuts or run routes. Both Cruz and the team are hopeful he'll suit up for Week 1, but whether that happens, and if so at what capacity, are open questions. At 6-0, 204, with 4.47 speed, Cruz has average size and runs well, but it's his unusual quickness and ability to accelerate that made him so dangerous at his peak. A healthy Cruz would likely see most of his work out of the slot with Beckham and Rueben Randle playing outside. In Ben McAdoo's west coast offense, Cruz would still get his looks, but barring an injury to Beckham, Cruz's best-case scenario is being the team's No. 2 receiver and making plays in the middle of the field while the second-year star takes the top off the defense.

2014

A knee injury and a concussion ended Cruz’s season two games early, but he – and the Giants passing game as a whole – were in freefall long before that. In fact, after scoring four times in his first four games, Cruz didn’t score again all season, and three of Cruz’s four 100-yard games also took place in the season’s first quartile. Bad playcalling, terrible offensive line play and a poor season from quarterback Eli Manning were largely responsible for the team’s across-the-board offensive decline, so there’s reason to think the 27-year old Cruz can bounce back so long as the team does. To that end, the Giants jettisoned long-time offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, and brought in former Packers quarterback coach Ben McAdoo. McAdoo plans to install more of a West Coast style offense that should result in quicker-developing plays and more short receptions for Cruz and the other Giant receivers. At 6-0, 204 and with 4.47 40 speed, Cruz has decent size and good speed, and he’s exceptionally quick and dangerous in open space. Last year’s per-play numbers (13.7 YPC, 8.2 YPT) were passable, but Cruz’s ceiling is quite a bit higher should the offense return to something resembling its 2011 peak. To that end, the Giants took speedster Odell Beckham with the 12th overall pick in May. Beckham should see targets right away, but is probably more of a threat to teammate Rueben Randle than Cruz. Cruz had arthroscopic surgery on his knee in December but declared himself 100 percent healthy in April.

2013

On paper, Cruz's second year as a starter was a success. But if you look more closely, he took a big step back. Cruz's YPC plummeted from 18.7 to 12.7, and his YPT followed suit (11.7 to 7.6 – 23rd among the league’s 39 100-target WR). Cruz also tied for the league lead in drops (11) and finished third in drop percentage (7.7.) Still, there's plenty to like here. At 6-0, 204, Cruz has good size for a slot receiver with elite quickness. He's also dangerous after the catch and a very tough cover for opposing defensive backs. Cruz was also effective in the red zone, scoring on six of his 19 targets. With Hakeem Nicks likely to be healthier this year, Cruz will find himself splitting targets more often, but he should also have more room to operate and less pressure to carry the team’s passing game.

2012

Were it not for a season-ending ACL injury to Giants No. 3 WR Domenik Hixon in Week 2, Cruz might still remain a secret to his own team. As it turns out, Cruz got into the mix in Week 3, and had 80 catches for 1,519 yards over his next 14 games. Prorated over a full season, that’s 1,736 yards or what would be the fourth highest total in NFL history. At just 6-0, 204, Cruz isn’t big, but he’s lightning quick in and out of his breaks and knows how to setup defenders instinctively to get open in the slot. He’s also dangerous with the ball in his hands, finishing second in the league in yards-after-the-catch to Wes Welker on 42 less targets. Among the league’s 32 100-target receivers, Cruz was first in both yards per target (11.7) and yards per catch (18.7), and he managed nine scores despite only eight red-zone targets and five looks from inside the 10. Cruz understandably is looking for the Giants to restructure his contract – he made just $450,000 in 2011 – but has vowed not to hold out irrespective of his status on that front. As such, he’ll return to the team as one of Eli Manning’s top targets alongside Hakeem Nicks, who is questionable for Week 1 with a foot injury. Nicks’ status shouldn’t affect Cruz too much – he’ll be both heavily targeted and heavily covered regardless of whether Nicks is on the field early in the year.

2011

Reserve receiver vying for a role on the team.

2010

Long shot to make the team as a reserve wideout.