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Victor Cruz

28-Year-Old Wide Receiver – New York Giants

2014 Receiving Stats

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23

Yds

337

TD

1

Avg

14.7

Tar

41

2015 Receiving Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 retu...

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2015 ADP:  87.56

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  11

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Calf
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 31, 2015  –  Victor Cruz News

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Cruz (calf) will not practice this week, and his status for Week 1 is in jeopardy, Newsday reports.

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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
2015 Proj 28 NYG Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Victor Cruz

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
2015 Proj 28 NYG Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Victor Cruz

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Victor Cruz – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

331

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Victor Cruz was on the field for 331 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

1

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Victor Cruz was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 905 1
2013 785 1
2014 331 1
Victor Cruz 2014 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 @Det 57 0 2 24 0 6 12.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Ari 70 0 5 60 0 10 12.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Hou 69 1 5 107 1 6 21.4 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Was 71 0 6 108 0 10 18.0 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 Atl 64 0 3 22 0 6 7.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Phi 0 0 2 16 0 3 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
7 @Dal
8 Ind
9 @Sea
10 SF
11 Dal
12 @Jax
13 @Ten
14 Was
15 @StL
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  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 0"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   204 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.47 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.17 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.96 sec
WEAK
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   42 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   125 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   16 reps
GOOD

Victor Cruz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cruz (calf) told reporters he expects to be ready for the Giants' regular season opener in Dallas on Sept. 13, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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Coach Tom Coughlin relayed Sunday that the Giants have no injury update on the status of Cruz (knee/calf).

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We don't expect Cruz to be a consideration for Thursday's preseason finale against the Patriots, so it may not be until the Giants' practices leading up to Week 1 that we get a clearer read on the wideout's regular season playing status.
Cruz (knee/calf) won't play Saturday against the Jets, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.

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Cruz (knee/calf) said he is still dealing with some inflammation in his calf, but he expects to be ready for Week 1, Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports.

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Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Tuesday that he is not sure when Cruz (knee/calf) will return to practice, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.

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Cruz (knee) won't play in Saturday's preseason game versus the Jaguars, Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports.

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Cruz, who is dealing with a minor calf strain, is unlikely to play Saturday against the Jaguars, the Giants' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.