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Victor Cruz

27-Year-Old Wide Receiver – New York Giants

2014 Receiving Stats

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7

Yds

84

TD

0

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12.0

Tar

16

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 ...

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2014 ADP:  36.43

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Bye Week:  8

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.

September 14, 2014  –  Victor Cruz News

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Cruz had five catches on 10 targets for 60 yards Sunday against the Cardinals.

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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 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2014 27 NYG 2 7 84 0 16 12.0 5.3 2 0 0 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 2 4.2 7.7 6.0 4 42 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Victor Cruz – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

127

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Victor Cruz was on the field for 127 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Victor Cruz was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 905 1
2013 785 1
2014 127 0
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
4 @Was
5 Atl
6 @Phi
7 @Dal
8 BYE Bye Week
9 Ind
10 @Sea
11 SF
12 Dal
13 @Jax
14 @Ten
15 Was
16 @StL
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 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
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Victor Cruz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cruz caught two passes for 24 yards on six targets in Monday's game against the Lions. He also dropped a few catchable passes.

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Cruz (knee) didn't take part in Monday's practice, NJ.com reports.

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The absence was merely a maintenance day following the arthroscopic surgery on his left knee that spurred an early end to Cruz's 2013 season. Although he's expected to return Tuesday, he has yet to be targeted through two preseason tilts as he prepares for a bounce-back campaign.
Cruz's skill set is particularly well-suited to coordinator Ben McAdoo's new West Coast offense, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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Cruz's role under new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo looks similar to what Randall Cobb did for the Packers last season, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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Cruz indicates at this stage that the knee he injured this past December is 100 percent, ESPN.com reports.

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With Hakeem Nicks no longer in the team's wideout mix, the Giants will be counting on a healthy Cruz returning to top form in 2014, after a 2013 campaign in which he recorded 73 catches for 998 yards in 14 contests, while seeing his TD output decrease from the 10 that he recorded in 2012 to just four.
Cruz says he's fully recovered, after having his knee scoped in late December, the New York Daily News reports.

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Cruz appears to be near full strength, but the real news here are his targeted aspirations regarding his role in the offense of ex-Packers QB coach Ben McAdoo. Similar to Randall Cobb in the sense that he could see a few snaps in the backfield, Cruz wishes to be a dynamic but also a deep threat out of the slot position. If this vision comes to fruition, Cruz could be headed for a fantasy turnaround in 2014.
Cruz finished the 2013 season with 73 catches on 122 targets for 998 yards and four scores, three of which he caught in Week 1 against the Cowboys.

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Cruz underwent an arthroscopic debridement to repair his left knee on Thursday, Newsday reports.

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Meanwhile, Cruz, who suffered a concussion in Week 15, has cleared the NFL's concussion protocols, but his knee procedure will end his 2013 season, which sets the stage for Jerrel Jernigan to assume the Giants' slot receiver duties down the stretch.

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2014

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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.