Mario Manningham
Mario Manningham
34-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed by the Giants to a one-year deal in March of 2014.
Mario Manningham: (Calf) Released From IR Tuesday
WRFree Agent
September 30, 2014
The Giants released Manningham (calf) from injured reserve Tuesday, Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Manningham suffered a calf injury late in the preseason, resulting in his placement on IR, but he was on the roster bubble long before then. The 28-year-old missed the first half of last season while recovering from a torn ACL, and he caught just nine of 23 targets for 85 yards in six games with the 49ers when healthy, so it's hard to imagine he'll garner significant interest now that he's a free agent.
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How do Mario Manningham's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
5' 11"
183 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.59 sec
Shuttle Time
4.27 sec
Cone Drill
7.34 sec
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
Broad Jump
117 in
Bench Press
16 reps
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Manningham's stint in San Francisco was an injury-plagued disaster, and he returns to the Giants after catching a miserable nine passes in six games last season. With Victor Cruz, emerging third-year pro Rueben Randle and first round pick Odell Beckham all ahead of him on the depth chart though, Manningham's chances of re-living his glory days are very slim.
In his first 12 games with the 49ers, Manningham was a bit player with only 57 targets and one touchdown. Then he tore his ACL and PCL. Assuming Manningham can return at full speed, he has a chance for a bigger role this year now that Michael Crabtree is out with an Achilles' tear. At 6-0, 185, Manningham is shifty and explosive in open space and dangerous after the catch and down the field. He's slightly built, however, and not suited for going over the middle or catching balls in traffic. Mannigham won't be ready for the start of training camp, but there's a chance he could suit up for Week 1, or shortly thereafter. If that happens, he'll vie for the starting job opposite Anquan Boldin with second-year man A.J. Jenkins and rookie Quinton Patton.
After a highly efficient breakout season in 2010 (10.3 YPT), Manningham fell off the map last year with a meager 6.8 YPT, despite playing in one of the league’s best passing games. That said, a knee injury cost him four games and likely limited him in several more, and, in any event, the poor regular season was largely erased by one of the greatest and most clutch Super Bowl catches of all time. At 6-0, 185, Manningham is slightly built, but very shifty and explosive in open space and has enough speed to beat defenders down the field. Manningham’s focus comes and goes at times, but when he’s on, he’s a dangerous playmaker on the outside. The Giants let Manningham leave as a free agent, and the 49ers swooped him up in March, signing him to a two-year deal with $4.74 million guaranteed. That’s not enough money to guarantee him significant targets in a suddenly crowded receiving corps (Michael Crabtree, Randy Moss, A.J. Jenkins) on a run-first team that also features an elite pass-catching tight end in Vernon Davis. But Jenkins is a rookie, Moss is a wild card and Crabtree’s been a disappointment so far, so there’s opportunity here if Manningham seizes it.
Injuries to Steve Smith and Hakeem Nicks down the stretch gave Manningham a bigger opportunity, and he showed his explosive ability with 15.7 yards per catch and 10.3 yards per target (behind only DeSean Jackson and Mike Wallace among 90-target wideouts). At 6-1, 181, Manningham is tall and skinny, with electrifying moves in the open field and a dangerous playmaker with the ball in his hands. He can beat defenses deep, or take a screen pass, slip a tackle and go to the house. He's not physical and isn't going to see much work in the red zone (just 11 targets), but like a poor-man's DeSean Jackson he can make much of his living from deep (19 catches of 20-plus). Like his teammate Hakeem Nicks, Manningham has had his share of mental lapses, but overall, he's one of the league's best No. 3 receivers and should be heading into his prime in his fourth season.
Manningham proved last year that he’s a dynamic playmaker with the ball in his hands. But his mental lapses and poor focus — along with the emergence of Hakeem Nicks — cost him his starting job midway through the season. At 6-1, 181, Manningham is thin and slightly built, but he has electrifying moves in the open field and the long speed to go the distance on any play. Despite his seven drops (tied for 16th), he managed a very respectable 8.3 yards per target, had two catches of 40 yards or more and scored five touchdowns. Manningham’s not suited to operating between the hash marks, and only eight of his 99 targets came in the red zone all year. At press time, Manningham slots in as the third receiver, and assuming he renews his focus, should have a significant role in the team’s offense again this year.
With the Giants wide receiver position in flux, Manningham has a chance to carve out a significant role with a good camp. While he didn't get much of an opportunity last season, he returns with a year of experience in the system and in the league. Manningham's got the vertical game the Giants are looking for to be Plaxico Burress' replacement, but he'll need to show good discipline and understanding of the offense to supplant Domenik Hixon and hold off Hakeem Nicks and Ramses Barden.
Rookie wideout slipped in the draft due to character issues, but Manningham's got speed and playmaking ability. He's not likely to see many targets this season, barring an injury to Plaxico Burress, but the Giants got a high upside player in the third round.
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Mario Manningham: (Calf) Placed on IR
WRNew York Giants
August 30, 2014
Manninham (calf) has been placed on IR by the Giants, Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News reports.
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Mario Manningham: Leaves with Calf Injury
WRNew York Giants
August 28, 2014
Manningham will not return to Thursday's game due to a calf injury, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.
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WRNew York Giants
May 29, 2014
Manningham (knee) won't participate in OTAs, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.
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Mario Manningham: Signs With Giants
WRNew York Giants
March 18, 2014
The Giants have signed Manningham (knee) to a one-year deal, reports.
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WRFree Agent
March 16, 2014
Manningham is slated to meet with the Giants on Monday, the Daily News reports.
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