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The Giants have hired Brian Daboll as their new HC. Daboll has been a hot name in coaching circles for a couple of years and was reportedly also drawing strong interest from the Dolphins. The 46-year-old has worked his way through 3 different colleges and 6 different NFL teams to get here. He most recently served as Buffalo's OC and play caller for the past 4 seasons. The Bills struggled in those first 2 years but ranked top 5 in total yards and points in the last 2. Daboll, of course, won't have a Josh Allen in New York. QB Daniel Jones remains a big question mark. But Daboll does have skill-position talent in RB Saquon Barkley and WRs Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney. New York's offensive line still needs a lot of work. Daboll's arrival at least adds upside to this offense.

The Giants fired HC Joe Judge. He becomes the 3rd straight Giants HC to last 2 seasons or fewer. Judge went 10-23 over the past 2 years but was strapped with a bad offensive line, an inconsistent QB and an oft-injured RB. GM Dave Gettleman is retiring, so it'll be a brand new regime in New York.

The Giants are expected to bring back HC Joe Judge and QB Daniel Jones for the 2022 season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. It's a head scratcher considering that duo has had very little success. The Giants are 10-20 since Judge took over in 2020, while Jones' play has been consistently inconsistent since arriving as the 6th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. If the Giants indeed stick with these guys for 2022, it'll be tough to get excited about the offense for fantasy purposes.

Giants QB Daniel Jones strained his neck early in last week's game vs. the Eagles, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. Jones played the rest of that one but is now considered "week to week" and is expected to miss at least 1 game, Pelissero adds. That sets QB Mike Glennon up to start Sunday's game vs. the Dolphins. The 31-year-old went 16 of 25 for 196 yards, 1 TD and 2 INTs in relief of Jones back in Week 5 vs. Dallas. He made 5 starts for the Jaguars last year, mustering just 6.0 yards per attempt with 7 TDs and 5 INTs. Glennon is a bottom-barrel QB2 and likely to be a downgrade for New York's offense.

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Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is active for today’s game vs. the Eagles. He was limited in practice this week and listed as questionable, but Barkley got out of last week’s game without a setback and should be in better shape today.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is expected to play vs. the Eagles today. Barkley was limited in practice all week and listed as questionable, but there was never much doubt about his availability for this one after he made it out of last week's loss to the Bucs without a setback.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Eagles. He's fully expected to play after getting out of last week's game without a setback. Barkley carried just 6 times in that loss to the Bucs but caught all 6 of his targets. His role should grow in his 2nd game back from the ankle injury.

The Giants fired OC Jason Garrett. His squad ranked 31st in both total yards and points in 2020. This year's Giants currently sit 23rd in yards and 25th in points. Garrett was strapped with an uneven QB, a bad offensive line and lots of skill-position injuries -- but his offense never showed the slightest hint of creativity. Freddie Kitchens is expected to take over as interim OC, according to The New York Post's Ryan Dunleavy. Kitchens struggled as Browns HC in 2019 but did spark the offense after taking over as OC midway through the 2018 campaign. We don't expect a big rebound from the Giants the rest of the way, but Kitchens can only be an upgrade over Garrett.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is active for tonight's game against the Bucs. He was limited in practice all week, and it's unclear how big a role he's ready for in his first action since Week 5. But if you were waiting on Barkley, get him into fantasy lineups. RB Devontae Booker (hip) is also active for the G-Men.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is expected to play Monday night against the Bucs, barring a setback. Barkley is officially questionable, so we'll confirm his status when inactives come out Monday evening. But it sounds like you'll be in luck if you've been waiting for Barkley in your Week 11 fantasy football lineup.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game vs. the Bucs. He was limited in all 3 practices this week. All signs point to Barkley returning for this one, but it's evidently not a lock. RB Devontae Booker (hip) is also listed as questionable.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) remained limited in Friday's practice. He's trending toward a return on Monday night vs. the Bucs, but we'll get another update on Barkley tomorrow.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) got in a limited practice on Thursday. The New York media expects him to return for Monday night's game vs. the Bucs, but we'll continue to keep an eye on his progress over the next couple of days.

The New York Daily News' Pat Leonard believes Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is "trending toward" a return vs. the Bucs next Monday night. Barkley was out on the field Monday for the team's post-bye-week practice. He'll be 5 weeks removed from the ankle injury come next Monday. We'll track his practice participation this week.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. He’ll get a Week 10 bye and hopefully be ready to go come Week 11. Devontae Booker gets another start this weekend and is a solid RB2 in fantasy lineups.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley returned to the team on Friday morning after it was deemed that his initial COVID test was a false positive, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports. So we can put that concern to bed. But Barkley's Week 9 status remains uncertain due to his ankle injury. We'll have a better idea of his status this afternoon.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley remains on the COVID list and did not practice on Thursday. His first 2 rapid COVID tests came back positive, but a PCR test later came back negative. Barkley is scheduled for re-tests later today and tomorrow. It seems like there's a good chance he's off the COVID list in time for Sunday's game vs. the Raiders, but it remains uncertain if his injured ankle will let him play. Missing Wednesday and Thursday's practices certainly doesn't help.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Giants RB Saquon Barkley tested negative for COVID on Wednesday's re-check. According to Schefter, 13 members of the team who tested positive Tuesday were re-tested, and RBs coach Burton Burns came back as the only positive. That would seem to indicate Barkley is back on track to play. We'll see whether he requires a 2nd negative test to officially be cleared or whether there are any further developments to this situation. Of course, we'll also need to watch to make sure Barkley's sprained ankle is ready for action against the Raiders this Sunday.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley has tested positive for COVID, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Barkley has been vaccinated, so he could still play Sunday against the Raiders if he remains symptom-free and tests negative twice before then. If he passes there, Barkley seems to be on track to return from his ankle sprain. If Barkley's out again, Devontae Booker would retain the starting gig.

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