2022 New York Giants Odds, Schedule, & Fantasy Football Team Preview
It’s been over a decade since the Giants won a playoff game, but the 2022 iteration of the franchise would settle for a playoff appearance. Especially following an overhaul of their coaching staff and front office over the offseason. In this article, we’ll explore the impacts of these storylines on sports betting and fantasy football drafts, so that we can profit from the various betting and daily fantasy sites this season.
Using RotoGrinders NFL 2022 projections, we’ll preview all 32 NFL Teams this summer and uncover all the best bets and league-winning picks we can find. Among the questions we will look at to answer in this article:
- New York Giants Betting Odds: Is there any potential value on Giants’ futures bets or is this just another lost season?
- Team Overview: Can the arrival of head coach Brian Daboll from Buffalo revive a once miserable Giants offense despite a potential black hole at the quarterback position?
- Fantasy Football Drafts: Can Saquon Barkley regain his pre-injury form to pay off his late second round ADP? Who to target at the wide receiver position?
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2022 New York Giants Schedule, Lines, and Best Bets
Projected Odds, derived & modified from data originally published by Sean Koerner here.
Win Total and Total Games Favored:
7 (105) / 6 Games Favored ( 0 Big Favorites / 3 Big Dogs)
It’s always difficult to rationalize locking up a portion of your betting bankroll for an entire season, but if you were interested in futures betting the Giants or any of their players, Saquon Barkley at +2000 on PointsBet to win Comeback Player of the Year appears to be the most intriguing value considering how unlikely the Giants are to surpass both the Cowboys and the Eagles in the division or even compete for a Wild Card spot. If Barkley is as healthy as he has let on in media interviews, it’s certainly possible he regains his workhorse role of years past and becomes a truly elite option rushing and receiving out of the backfield once again.
New York Giants Props
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Favorite Prop: Saquon Barkley OVER 875.5 rush yards
Continuing with the Barkley revival narrative, this prop is significantly below the RotoGrinder’s current season-long projection of 979 rushing yards, leaving it with enough expected value to pair on PrizePicks with another prop of your choosing. With no real competition in the backfield, the only thing that could potentially hold Barkley back from reaching the over would be an injury that forces him to miss multiple games.
New York Giants Fantasy Football Projections
Team Rankings and Ratings
Offense Ranks: Rank 26/ Average Rush / Below Average Pass/ Rank 24 Points For)
Defense Ranks: Rank 21/ Average Rush / Below Average pass / Rank 23 Points Allowed)
Opponent Strength – Rushing: 8 difficult vs. rush. 5 soft vs. rush.
Opponent Strength – Passing: 5 difficult vs. pass. 6 soft vs. pass.
It certainly isn’t shocking to see the Giants fall in the bottom-third of the NFL in rankings on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. If their defense remains a weak spot, and the pace of the Giants’ offense resembles anything close to the Bills under Brian Daboll, the Giants could be a daily fantasy gold mine for opposing team stacks. That’s not to say the Giants couldn’t exceed expectations on offense and become a regular stacking option on a weekly basis themselves, as well.
New York Giants Top Fantasy Football Plays & Picks
Noteworthy Depth Chart
QB: Daniel Jones – Underdog Rank: 169 (ADP 158 / -6.51% ADP Gap)
RB: Saquon Barkley – Underdog Rank: 20 (ADP 18 / -10% ADP Gap)
RB: Matt Breida – Underdog Rank: 238 (ADP 247 / 3.78% ADP Gap)
WR: Kadarius Toney – Underdog Rank: 75 (ADP 88 / 17.33% ADP Gap)
WR: Kenny Golladay – Underdog Rank: 118 (ADP 120 / 1.69% ADP Gap)
WR: Sterling Shepard – Underdog Rank: 224 (ADP 243 – 8.48% ADP Gap)
TE: Ricky Seals-Jones – Underdog Rank: 219 (ADP 273 / 24.66% ADP Gap)
Daniel Jones began the offseason by having his fifth-year rookie option declined by the Giants, setting the stage for a prove-it season for the former top-10 draft pick. Jones has just 21 touchdown passes in his previous 25 starts, but it wouldn’t be fair to place the entire blame on him considering the anemic play calling he’s had to endure with former offensive coordinators like Jason Garrett at the helm. Jones theoretically still has the athleticism and pedigree that once made him a highly sought-after prospect, so the hope for his fantasy outlook would be Brian Daboll reviving a once miserable offensive scheme and enabling Jones to return value on his ADP as a QB2/3 in Superflex leagues and best ball formats this upcoming season.
Saquon Barkley has already been thoroughly discussed in this article, and as mentioned, he’ll look to rebound from a season where he managed to accrue just 3.7 yards per carry. He was also consistently outplayed by former Giants backup running back, Devontae Booker, who was cut by the team earlier in the offseason. Barkley is still just 25 years old and is now another year removed from the ACL surgery that cost him most of the 2020 season, so if he can resemble something close to the elite athlete he was coming out of college, he’ll have the opportunity and workload to potentially finish as a RB1 in fantasy come seasons end.
Kenny Golladay is coming off an injury-riddled 521-yard, zero-TD season after signing a four-year, $72 million contract prior to the 2021 season. Golladay has a worse ADP gap to UnderDog ranking than teammate Kadarius Toney, but with reports that Toney has done little to endear himself to the new organizational regime, it wouldn’t be that farfetched to see Golladay assume the WR1 role in this new-look Giants offense. If that’s the case, Golladay could be a league-winning contributor at his current 10th-round ADP if he manages to stay healthy and resemble a fraction of the player he had been as a member of the Detroit Lions.
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