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Victor Cruz vs. Cowboys -

While fellow top receivers like Calvin Johnson, Jordy Nelson and Roddy White could fall victim to a short workweek because their teams are headed for the playoffs, second year standout Victor Cruz and the Giants will be fighting for their playoff lives, on Sunday Night against the Cowboys. While Cruz had a couple of average games against the Cowboys and Redskins in recent weeks, he came back with a huge performance against the Jets totaling 164 yards and a touchdown on a mire three receptions.

Once again, Cruz helped in creating his own luck, as he flashed his trademark reflexes after catching a routine first down reception, and quickly turned his head and hips up field, positioning himself to break tackles and run down the side line for a 99-yard touchdown. As I’ve pointed out repeatedly this year, Cruz’s quick movements can get him in trouble as at times, as he will turn his body up field (mainly taking his eyes off the football) before he’s hauled the football to his chest, but the upside of this, is his 99-yard touchdown, or his first big score of the year against the Eagles, week three.

While I’m concerned some of Cruz’s comments to the media at times, he’s clearly one of the bright young play makers in football and is a possible low end WR-1 next summer, if he should secure a starting job opposite Hakeem Nicks.

As for this week, Cruz is a must start WR-1 and is capable of going off for a huge game at any time. With everything on the line, don’t expect the Giants to take their foot off the peddle until the victory is official.

Last Updated – Dec. 26th

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1 Victor Cruz Cowboys
2 Larry Fitzgerald Seahawks
3 Mike Wallace @ Browns
4 Steve Smith @ Saints
5 A.J. Green Ravens
6 Hakeem Nicks Cowboys
7 Wes Welker Bills
8 Calvin Johnson** @ Packers
9 Roddy White** Buccaneers
10 Jordy Nelson** Lions
11 Brandon Marshall Jets
12 Julio Jones** Buccaneers
13 Antonio Brown @ Browns
14 Percy Harvin Bears
15 Demaryius Thomas Chiefs
16 Jeremy Maclin Redskins
17 Torrey Smith @ Bengals
18 Laurent Robinson @ Giants
19 Dez Bryant @ Giants
20 Miles Austin @ Giants
21 Marques Colston** Panthers
22 Malcom Floyd @ Raiders
23 Dwayne Bowe @ Broncos
24 DeSean Jackson Redskins
25 Reggie Wayne @ Jaguars
26 Michael Crabtree** @ Rams
27 Darrius Heyward-Bey Chargers
28 Denarius Moore Chargers
29 Steve Johnson (I) @ Patriots
30 Mario Manningham (I) Cowboys
31 Santana Moss @ Eagles
32 Jabar Gaffney @ Eagles
33 Anquan Boldin @ Bengals
34 Nate Washington @ Texans
35 Brandon Lloyd 49ers
36 Santonio Holmes @ Dolphins
37 Plaxico Burress @ Dolphins
38 Vincent Jackson (I) @ Raiders
39 Nate Burleson** @ Packers
40 Early Doucet Seahawks
41 James Jones Lions
42 Titus Young @ Packers
43 Donald Driver** Lions
44 Lance Moore Panthers

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