Week 13 FF Roster Advice & The Rise Of Victor Cruz (Podcast)
What started out as a “fluky” breakout season for Victor Cruz has turned into a full-blown top five fantasy performance this year, as the Giants “No.3 receiver” is on fire of late. With Mario Mannigham possibly out for the season, it’s well past the time for all fantasy annalists and owners to consider Cruz a legit WR-1 option for the rest of the season.
On Friday, Packers corner back coach Joe Whitt went as far as to say that Cruz has passed Hakeem Nicks as the Giants top receiver.
In light of Whitt’s complimentary words, it will be interesting to see how the Packers game plan for Cruz this week, as we will find out if he’s up to the challenge of teams strategizeing against him a legit No.1 receiver.
With the Giants facing such a competitive schedule going forward, Eli Manning will be forced to throw the football, trying to lead his teams back to victory, late in games. Don’t expect Cruz to go away any time soon, as he could end up the top-scoring receiver for fantasy, if Calvin Johnson should suffer an injury, at some point.
Check out the podcast on this page for more injury updates, and player advice as we head into what is likely to be the final regular-season week, in most leagues.