NFL Network reports the Giants will cut K Aldrick Rosas “soon.” Rosas followed being a lackluster FG kicker with an off-season arrest for an alleged hit-and-run. Make sure you avoid him in best-ball drafts. Keep an eye on free-agent K Stephen Gostkowski, with the Giants now employing former Patriots coach Joe Judge as HC.
Giants K Aldrick Rosas was arrested on Tuesday and charged with a hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license. He reportedly T-boned another vehicle when he ran a red light at about 100 mph -- and then fled the scene. Authorities believe alcohol was involved. Rosas figures to draw a suspension from the league for this, and the Giants might just opt to release him. Avoid him in upcoming fantasy drafts.
The forecast for today's Dolphins-Giants game calls for sustained winds of 20 mph with gusts of 25+. That's enough to impact the deep-passing and kicking games. Give slight downgrades to the QBs and Ks in this game. And the downfield prowess of WRs like DeVante Parker and Darius Slayton figures to be compromised.
The forecast for Thursday night's game between the Giants and Patriots calls for rain and wind gusts of 30+ mph. That's enough to impact the passing and kicking games. Hopefully you're not relying on anything in New York's passing game. We nudged QB Tom Brady and WRs Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon down the Week 6 Rankings -- but they all still sit safely inside starter territory in this pristine matchup. Try to avoid both Ks in this game.
The Giants have released K Mike Nugent. So Aldrick Rosas has won the team's kicking job. The Southern Oregon alum banged home all 8 of his FG attempts this preseason, including 47, 48 and 52 yarders. We'd go with a more proven K in fantasy lineups to open the year, but Rosas could emerge as a spot-start option.
The Giants have signed K Mike Nugent. He'll compete with Aldrick Rosas for the job. The G-Men have produced a top-5 fantasy K in 2 of the last 5 seasons, so the winner will be on the radar. But you should avoid the situation until we know who that will be.