• Terry McLaurin: 8 receptions, 105 yards, 1 touchdown
• Saquon Barkley: 18 carries, 63 yards, 1 touchdown, 5 receptions, 18 receiving yards
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Daniel Bellinger’s return: The Giants rookie tight end returned after having eye surgery and took on a bigger role than prior to the injury.
- The Giants started the season with Bellinger playing on early downs, Chris Myarick playing in two-tight end sets and Tanner Hudson playing on third downs.
- Bellinger took those third downs in Week 6 but lost them again in Week 7 prior to the injury.
- Lawrence Cager was elevated from the practice squad in Bellinger’s absence and largely took Bellinger’s role.
- The Giants cut Hudson earlier in the week, which was a good sign Bellinger would have a role in the offense. Cager was inactive, which was an even better sign.
- New York also largely replaced Myarick’s role with Nick Vannett. Vannett had been with the Saints for the first half of the season and was seeing over 50% of New Orleans’ snaps as recently as Week 8.
- Bellinger left the field for only two plays and saw five targets in his return. He caught all five for 24 yards.
- The Giants play the Vikings and Colts in Weeks 16 and 17, respectively. With the number of injuries to tight ends in recent weeks and today, it’s possible Bellinger is a fantasy starter by that point thanks to his volume of snaps, potential for targets and the matchups.
Logan Thomas sees fewer snaps: Thomas saw fewer snaps than in recent weeks, and it could be a continuing trend.
- He played 70% of snaps in 11 personnel, which is only slightly less than in recent weeks.
- His decline largely occurred in 12 personnel, where he played only 20% of snaps. He was playing 60% in the last month and was still over 50% last week.
- These are mostly rushing downs, but it still leaves him with fewer routes overall.
- Thomas had a good game two weeks ago against the Texans with 65 yards, but he’s been held to 20 yards or less in six of his past seven games.
- He is probably not an option in fantasy leagues anymore this year unless he dramatically improves.
- He’s under contract for two more seasons, but it wouldn’t be surprising if he is a cap casualty in March.
• Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.
• Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.
• Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.