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Breaking Down The Rookies For The Giants So Far

NFL: New York Giants at Detroit Lions

We are about halfway through the 2014 NFL regular season, so now would be a good time to take a look at the rookie production for the franchise. There were some pretty high expectations for this draft class, but for the most part, they have been pretty average. They will need more production out of the first-year players in the 2nd stay in playoff contention.

The star of the class was supposed to be Odell Beckham Jr., but he got off to a slow start with a hamstring injury. In fact, he was unable to play in the 1st 4 games, but he has shown some signs of talent in the 3 games he has suited up for. He only has a total of 10 catches for 106 yards, but his 3 touchdowns certainly show that he can bring stability in the red zone.

In the 2nd round, New York took center Weston Richburg. The New York Giants immediately switched him to left guard, and he has handled the switch relatively well. Sure, he has had some ups and downs, but he is already one of their best interior linemen.

Andre Williams has probably had the most impact in fantasy football this year out of all the rookies, but that is mostly out of necessity for an injured New York Giants team. Even though he is getting a good amount of carries each week, he is averaging just over 3 yards per carry. Not only that, but he has failed to get involved in the passing game as much as they would like. Once Rashad Jennings is healthy again, there is a pretty good chance that Williams will be relegated to the bench.

Those three rookies are the only guys to receive significant playing time so far this year. If Beckham can stay healthy and productive, they could have a gem at wide receiver. That might be the type of weapon they need to stay in the playoff race all season long.

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