Mario Manningham | San Francisco 49ers | WR
Height: 5-11 Weight: 183 | Born: 5/25/1986
2012 Experience: 5th Year
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Fantasy Football Outlook: Yeah, yeah the guy made a great catch in the Super Bowl, but I can’t tell you how many freaking times he made bone headed plays, or failed to sit down well on a route and provide Eli Manning a good target to throw at.
Manningham was a player I had ranked as a low end WR2 last summer, but as the season started and I watched film on him; it was clear he hadn’t shown much improvement as a route runner.
No surprise, Victor Cruz took over as the real No.2 on this team (although most of his production came from the slot) as Manningham struggled on the field and with health problems.
Current ADP trends are showing Manningham and Randy Moss going over Michael Crabtree and I think that’s a mistake. This will be Crabtree’s first healthy offseason and as a 49ers fan, I don’t think my coaching staff is stupid enough to start both Manningham and Moss at the same time.
Both have speed (if Moss can still flash it) but neither is a better route runner than Crabtree and the fourth-year receiver is built to be more of a possession receiver than a burner like the other two.
Look for Manningham to be the likely odd man out and play in the slot, if Moss plays well in camp. Even if he’s a start Manningham holds no higher value than a WR4 in this offense.
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2012 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auction Values
To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for Mario Manningham here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.
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Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
Look to Mario Manningham as a sleeper receiver for the 2011 fantasy season, because he should be inline to start opposite Hakeem Nicks in the Giants’ offense. Veteran Steve Smith is a free agent and, even if the Giants re-sign him he’s expected to be placed on the PUP list to begin the season. Manningham finished the 2010 season strong with three straight 100 yard games.
With 60 receptions, 944 yards and nine touchdowns, Manningham has clearly continued to mature in his first three years, and that was only starting eight games last year. I wouldn’t be surprised if Manningham finds a way to duplicate the touchdowns and go over 1,100 yards if given the starting job for the full season.
Heading into the summer Manningham’s ADP value on Mock Draft Central lists him as the 40th best (95.48 average pick) receiver to take in standard leagues and the 43rd receiver taken in PPR leagues. Clearly, Manningham’s value makes him worth a stash in any league if he does win a starting job so keep an eye out for this receiver in the back end of your draft.
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Mario Manningham came on strong to start the 2009 season but eventually lost his starting job to Hakeem Nicks. Look for the talented third year receiver to be a solid third option for Eli Manning this season.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Mario Manningham was nonexistent in his rookie season but by year two he was a starter to begin the season. Manningham made the most of his opportunity and has some solid days in the Giants’ offense during the season.
Unfortunately for Manningham the Giants drafted Hakeem Nicks in the first round of the draft in 2009. By the middle of the season Nicks was ready to be a starter opposite Steve Smith and Manningham lost his job.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: As long as Manningham is healthy coming into your draft, I still think he makes for a decent stash away player in deep leagues. The Giants have a good quarterback in Eli Manning and Manningham has proven to have success as a starter.
If something should happen to Smith or Nicks, Manningham would be a viable starter for your team as a starter in this offense. In only his third year in the league, Manningham still has a chance to have a bright future.
– Good Quarterback – Offense
– Will Probably Be Teams No.3 Receiver
– Needs To Start To Be Useful