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Eli Manning

34-Year-Old Quarterback – New York Giants

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Manning turned in one of his best statistical seasons in his first year directing offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's west coast offense in 2014. Manning lost star wideout Victor Cruz to a season-endin...

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2015 ADP:  99.22

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HT: 6' 4"   WT: 218   DOB: 1/3/1981  College: Mississippi  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Eli Manning Contract Information:

Agreed to a contract extension with the Giants in September of 2015. The deal is for four years and $84 million.

November 15, 2015  –  Eli Manning News

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Manning completed 24-of-44 passes for 361 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's dramatic 27-26 loss to New England.

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Eli Manning NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2008 27 16 289 479 60.3% 3238 21 10 6.8 - - - - - 20 10 0.5 1 - -
2009 28 16 317 509 62.3% 4021 27 14 7.9 60 12 - - - 17 65 3.8 0 - -
2010 29 NYG 16 339 539 62.9% 4002 31 25 7.4 57 7 4 2 0 32 70 2.2 0 7 5
2011 30 NYG 16 359 589 61.0% 4933 29 16 8.4 65 16 8 3 3 35 15 0.4 1 8 4
2012 31 NYG 16 321 536 59.9% 3948 26 15 7.4 50 10 3 1 1 20 30 1.5 0 5 1
2013 32 NYG 16 317 551 57.5% 3818 18 27 6.9 51 7 3 2 1 18 36 2.0 0 7 2
2014 33 NYG 16 379 601 63.1% 4410 30 14 7.3 52 10 5 3 1 12 31 2.6 1 7 4
2015 34 NYG 10 248 384 64.6% 2700 21 6 7.0 31 7 3 3 1 14 57 4.1 0 6 2
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Eli Manning Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2008 27 16 13.8 13.8 13.8 86.4 202 4.4 2.1 - - - - 6 - -
2009 28 16 17.2 17.2 17.2 93.1 251 5.3 2.8 - 74 30 18 0 0 0
2010 29 NYG 16 18.2 18.2 18.2 85.3 250 5.8 4.6 16 76 0 0 2 0 0
2011 30 NYG 16 20.1 20.1 20.1 92.9 308 4.9 2.7 28 81 35 20 1 0 0
2012 31 NYG 16 16.6 16.6 16.6 87.2 247 4.9 2.8 19 85 38 12 3 1 0
2013 32 NYG 16 14.3 14.3 14.3 69.4 239 3.3 4.9 39 57 14 4 0 0 0
2014 33 NYG 16 19.1 19.1 19.1 92.1 276 5.0 2.3 28 104 49 22 1 1 1
2015 34 NYG 10 19.8 19.8 19.8 96.9 270 5.5 1.6 15 60 26 9 1 0 0
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Offensive Snaps in 2015

Eli Manning was on the field for 692 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.


Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Eli Manning was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 947 0
2014 1054 0
2015 692 0
Eli Manning 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Passing Pass Distance Rushing Fumbles Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Dal 62 0 20 36 55.6% 193 0 0 5.4 1 0 1 8 8.0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0
2 Atl 71 0 27 40 67.5% 292 2 0 7.3 3 1 2 23 11.5 0 2 1 5 1 0 1 0 0
3 Was 67 0 23 32 71.9% 279 2 0 8.7 5 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0
4 @Buf 70 0 20 35 57.1% 212 3 1 6.1 3 1 3 -2 -0.7 0 1 0 6 3 0 0 0 0
5 SF 79 0 41 54 75.9% 441 3 1 8.2 4 1 1 11 11.0 0 0 0 9 2 2 0 0 0
6 @Phi 68 0 24 38 63.2% 189 1 2 5.0 0 0 1 12 12.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 Dal 53 0 13 24 54.2% 170 0 0 7.1 3 1 4 -4 -1.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
8 @NO 73 0 30 41 73.2% 350 6 0 8.5 6 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 9 8 3 0 0 0
9 @TB 74 0 26 40 65.0% 213 2 2 5.3 1 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 0 7 3 1 0 0 0
10 NE 75 0 24 44 54.5% 361 2 0 8.2 5 1 1 10 10.0 0 1 1 10 5 2 0 0 0
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @Was
13 NYJ
14 @Mia
15 Car
16 @Min
17 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 Eli Manning  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Quarterbacks
Height:   6' 4"
Weight:   218 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.90 sec
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Eli Manning: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Manning completed 26 of 40 passes for 213 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.

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Manning completed 30-of-41 passes for 350 yards and a career-high six touchdowns in Sunday's 52-49 loss to the Saints.

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Manning completed 13-of-24 passes for 170 yards and no touchdowns in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Cowboys.

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Manning completed 24-of-38 passes for 189 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Monday night's loss to the Eagles.

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Manning completed 41 of 54 passes for 441 yards (8.2 YPA), three touchdowns and an interception.

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Manning completed 20-of-35 passes for 212 yards and three touchdowns Sunday against the Bills. He also threw an interception and fumbled once, though the Giants recovered.

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Manning completed 23 of 32 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 32-21 win over the Redskins.

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Manning went 27-for-40 for 292 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's game against the Falcons. He added 23 yards on two carries and lost a fumble in the 24-20 loss.

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Manning completed 20 of 36 passes for 193 yards in Sunday's 27-26 loss to the Cowboys.

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Manning and the Giants have agreed to a contract extension, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports. The deal is for four years and $84 million, according to's Ian Rapoport.

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Manning appeared to be on the decline heading into last year, but -- thanks in no small part to Odell Beckham -- he turned things around and had his best season since 2011, throwing 30 touchdown passes and posting a 92.1 quarterback rating -- the third-best mark of his career. Manning's new deal includes a no-trade clause, and thus it will keep him in New York through the 2019 season.
Manning worked with baseball coaches on his throwing motion this offseason and tried a variety of other new techniques to strengthen his arm, ESPN reports.

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Although the Giants are standing by Manning as their starting quarterback, he's showing some serious signs of decline as he heads into his age-33 season. His throwing velocity has noticeably dropped over the last two years, and it's possible that permanent athletic deterioration is the issue. The hope is that the velocity drop was largely due to an ankle issue he dealt with last year, one that was repaired by arthroscopic surgery in April. Still, it's hard to buy Manning as anything more than a mid- or low-end QB2, even after the Giants added wide receiver Odell Beckham with the 12th overall pick. At 5-foot-11, 198 pounds, Beckham doesn't have the sort of big catch radius that Manning needs to account for his worsening accuracy, and Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle haven't established themselves as reliable red-zone options.


Manning has been up and down over the past few seasons, but he's shown a high enough ceiling to warrant consideration once the top-10 options are off the board. Manning's biggest issue has been accuracy; it's already difficult to complete passes in Giants Stadium, but his 59.9 percent completion rate from 2012 needs to improve. So does Manning's interception total – he has averaged 17 during his eight years as a starter. With a healthy and talented group of skill- position players – Hakeem Nicks should be 100 percent after getting his knee fixed, Victor Cruz has re-signed and second-year man Rueben Randle showed promise as a rookie – and a potentially explosive running back in second-year man David Wilson, Manning could be set for a rebound year. The quarterback will need to limit the disastrous games, however. Manning had five games with at least two interceptions in 2012, but he also turned in five games with at least three touchdowns, including two with four and one with five. Manning's streaky play makes him a volatile choice, but that variance might be something beneficial if you pair him with a steadier backup.


Manning has been an above average starting quarterback since at least 2009, but it was not until 2011 - his eighth year in the NFL - that he actually arrived. He was particularly sharp in clutch situations as the MVP of the Super Bowl-winning Giants, but his all-around numbers jumped to a new level in 2011, too. His 4,933 yards were more than 900 more than his previous career high of 4,021, his YPA of 8.4 was half of a yard more than his previous career high of 7.9 and his 30 total touchdowns (one rushing) were the second-highest total of his career. With the selection of LSU receiver Rueben Randle in the second round of the draft, free-agent wide receiver Mario Manningham’s exit to San Francisco is not much of a concern, though Hakeem Nicks’ broken foot – which occurred just before press time – could be, should Nicks not be ready for Week 1. Moreover, Manning is unlikely to attempt 589 passes again in 2012 – as the Giants regular-season defense and running game will almost certainty be better – and reduced volume would cost him some yardage at the very least.


Manning has been a nice bargain for his fantasy owners the last two years, emerging as a cheap but effective fantasy starter after spending most of his career as a backup-type. After failing to post a figure any better than 6.8 yards per attempt in his first five seasons, Manning finished 2009 with an average of 7.9 and last year with an average of 7.4. That increased efficiency allowed him to finish those two seasons above 4,000 yards while posting successive career highs of 27 touchdowns in 2009 and 31 in 2010. Of course, last year’s TDs came with a league-leading 25 interceptions, but an inordinate number of those were on tipped passes, and that number will almost certainly decline significantly. If Steve Smith recovers from his microfracture knee surgery, Manning will once again have a loaded group of receivers, with Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham and even rookie Jerrel Jernigan providing big-play potential. In any case, it seems as if this improved version of Manning is here to stay, and he should continue to be a solid option at quarterback.


After becoming the league’s highest paid QB during the summer of 2009, Manning performed like one with his best season by far when measured by fantasy performance or any other reasonable criteria. The team wasn’t good, though, which helped Manning rack up yardage. The running game was very inconsistent with the offensive line looking mediocre for long stretches and with Brandon Jacobs seeming uninterested and slowed by myriad minor injuries. Manning’s got production out of a very inexperienced cast of wideouts. Steve Smith became a poorman’s Reggie Wayne, and Hakeem Nicks looks like a future star. Alas, the Giants are looking to make more of a commitment to running and defense. So consider last year’s level of fantasy achievement a ceiling not likely to repeat, irrespective of his ability. While Manning has not yet peaked as a player, his yardage level is likely to regress to the 3800 range. Combine that with fewer TDs due to our presumption of a stronger running game, and Manning becomes the marginal starter/ideal backup he was heading into 2009.


He had his best year in terms of QB rating, but it was still a modest 86.4. The YPA was sub par at 6.8. The TD rate also mediocre, and he didn’t toss a single one to a wideout after Plaxico Burress shot himself Thanksgiving weekend. The Giants at press time have decided to forgo a veteran solution to Burress’s departure. The draft picks are promising, of course. Hakeem Nicks (North Carolina) has Anquan Boldin-type skills. Frankenstein Ramses Barden (Cal Poly) has Burress-type size. And Travis Beckum is a receiving TE/H-Back who can provide the receiving skills run-blocking-titan Kevin Boss lacks. But Manning is never going to take a quantum leap and become a Peyton-type of player. He now is all he’ll ever be: a good-enough NFL QB with little explosiveness to entice fantasy owners unless he’s surrounded by premium skill talent, which he is not. Plus, the Giants have a very good defense and will not need to play too aggressively, especially with their great running game (even with the loss of Derrick Ward to the Bucs) and rock-solid offensive line. You can get away with Manning as a starter at times in deeper, 12-team leagues as long as you are very strong at WR and RB, as you should be because Manning will not require anything higher than a late, mid-round pick. He’s a useful selection here because you know he will not lose his job, and he’s unlikely to get hurt, because, like his brother, he rarely takes sacks, and the Giants also rarely allow clean rushers to break through. Ideally, though, you want to back him up right away with a QB with higher upside because this Manning will not be a significant factor in any fantasy championship.


He was a great game manager in the playoffs, the antithesis of what he was in the regular season, when he finished near the bottom in interception percentage – 20 picks in 529 attempts. Manning is the toughest call in the QB class this year. The numbers say forget him and that the postseason was a fluke that only proved he could avoid mistakes and make a couple of big plays when his defense is carrying the day. And that profile never won anyone a fantasy championship. But so much about playing the position is mental. And Manning now is a champion. If it only takes confidence to unlock natural talent then Manning is primed for takeoff. But since NFL scouts are so bad at figuring out who can play the position, what does being a No. 1-overall pick at QB really mean? Probably a lot less than we think. On the plus side, he was sacked only 27 times in 529 attempts. The Giants have a good offensive line. The receivers are top notch, with Plaxico Burress now upper echelon even when hampered by an ankle injury that is now fully healed. There are a bevy of other weapons, too, including a multi-dimensional stable of capable running backs. And the Giants are very aggressive in throwing the ball, at least during the regular season. They grade above average on first downs in the first half of games and in throwing inside the red zone. Manning is a solid option if you opt for our preferred strategy of being among the last teams to take a starter and the first to take a backup in 12-team leagues. That means drafting Manning about the eighth or ninth round. If the glitz of the Super Bowl win has blown his cover or if you're drafting with Giants fans, don't sweat it. There's not enough evidence here to justify a reach.


Despite the 24 TD passes in each of the last two years, his upside appears limited. Almost any QB who’s great peaked before the 40-start mark of his career. Manning attempted 69 percent of his passes of 10 yards or less. And you know he has a strong arm because he obviously passed all those silly scouting combine drills with flying colors. Should Manning throw deeper more often? From 11-to-20 yards, he had a 58 QB rating and completed 42 percent of these throws. He also had seven interceptions on just 36 throws 21-to-30 yards from scrimmage. He did very well on throws of more than 30 yards, but good luck if that’s your offensive bread and butter. You can’t call Manning a choker because he’s the same in the fourth quarter of close games as he is overall: mediocre. Same for the last two minutes of a half. The only stat we can find supporting a bullish stance on Manning is 11 TD passes in 22 attempts inside the opponent’s 10 yard line. When viewed within the context of all the other signs of mediocrity, this screams sample-size fluke and may even justify adjusting those 2007 TD projections downward. The bulls see Manning’s 24 TD passes as a floor. They shrug off the loss of Tiki Barber and expect second-year pro Sinorice Moss to stay healthy this year and show the explosive playmaking he flashed at the University of Miami. They buy into Plaxico Burress as a dominant, king-making receiver. And they cross their fingers on Jeremy Shockey’s health. All of this is needed for Eli to step into the class of the fantasy elite. We’d say the chance is one-in-three, at best.


Who is Eli? The QB who made great strides the first half of ’05 or the mediocre signal caller he became in the second half? After a 14-5 TD/INT ratio the first eight games (84 QB rating), he finished 10/12 (69 QB rating). Things then got much, much worse in the home playoff loss to the Panthers. Manning’s struggles seem certain to give Tom Coughlin a rationale for being more conservative to start the year. Fantasy owners have learned not to trust Coughlin with their QBs. In ’05, the Giants were 26th in first down pass percentage, 15th in overall pass percentage and 15th in red-zone pass percentage. Manning was average in converting red-zone passes into TDs despite the emergence of Jeremy Shockey into a major weapon and addition of Plaxico Burress, who, admittedly, is a streaky talent. So why count on him? The weapons are plenty, with the dynamic Tiki Barber catching the ball out of the backfield. We also like the addition of Sinorice Moss as a slot receiver, which should increase the already very good 30 passing plays of more than 25 yards. The 90.5 QB rating on 69 late/close throws gives us hope that Manning will ultimately respond and continue his early ’05 development path. He’s proven he can handle the blitz, with an 88.5 QB rating and 13 TDs against it last year (168 attempts). The 87.5 QB rating on 116 11-to-20 yard throws shows the arm strength is there. But he must improve his accuracy, which was sub-par last year with 17.1 percent poor throws, many on easy, shorter ones where he often looked like he had the yips.


After a rocky start against some very tough defenses, Manning seemed to turn the corner against the Steelers in Week 15. In that game, Manning completed 16-of-23 passes for 182 yards (7.9 YPA) and two touchdowns with just one interception and nearly led the depleted Giants to a win against the AFC’s top playoff seed. Manning’s numbers over the final two games weren’t pretty (5.4 YPA), but he threw for three touchdowns in a Week 17 win over Dallas and cemented his status as the team’s leader. Manning has good, but not exceptional, arm strength, nice touch on his passes and good pocket awareness. He’ll also have a decent stable of receivers now that the Giants signed Plaxico Burress to fit in among Amani Toomer, Jeremy Shockey and Tiki Barber coming out of the backfield. And if the speedy Tim Carter can recover from a hip injury, or if Jamaar Taylor can take the next step, Manning should have more than enough skill players in place for a productive second season. The Giants need to do a better job of pass protection, but the signing of free-agent right tackle Kareem McKenzie and the return to health of second-year right guard Chris Snee should help on that front.


Eli is no Peyton (who tossed an impressive 26 TDs his rookie year), and in any event, he’ll likely begin the season on the sidelines behind the recently acquired Kurt Warner. Were Manning able to beat out Warner in training camp, quality receiving options like Jeremy Shockey, Amani Toomer and Tiki Barber out of the backfield would help. But the Giants’ line specialized in “look out” blocks last year, and coach Tom Coughlin has never created an offensive environment conducive to success for fantasy QBs.