New York Giants' roster power rankings: Rating the Giants from 1-53, Week 8

Alex Trautwig

Ranking the New York Giants' roster from top to bottom.

Here are this week's New York Giants' roster power rankings. If you haven't seen these before we are ranking the roster from 1-53. The most important factor in these rankings is this season's performance, though a player's career body of work is also a factor.

1. Eli Manning -- More fourth-quarter heroics for Manning. of course, those followed him giving Giants' fans indigestion first. LW: 1

2. Victor Cruz -- Jason Pierre-Paul was exactly right. Thank God for Victor Cruz. LW: 3

3. Ahmad Bradshaw -- Arguments with Tom Coughlin aside, Bradshaw's toughness typifies what the giants are all about. LW: 2

4. Jason Pierre-Paul -- The numbers aren't huge for JPP, but the last two weeks have been much more like what we expect from the Giants best defensive player. LW: 5

5. Hakeem Nicks -- His impact the past two weeks may not entirely justify this spot, I know. This, however, is me saying simply that Nicks is one of the top five players on this team and his talent means he belongs here.

6. Linval Joseph -- Yes, I think Joseph's performance thus far justifies moving him this high. LW: 7

7. Will Beatty -- Not his best week, but Beatty has been terrific overall. LW: 4

8. Michael Boley -- Pro Football Focus gave Boley a negative score (-1.5) for Sunday. I thought Boley made several excellent plays.

9. Antrel Rolle -- A quiet game for Rolle on Sunday. LW: 6

10. Chris Snee -- Playing better than he has in a couple of seasons. LW: 8

11. Martellus Bennett -- Five catches on Sunday. Apologies to Kevin Boss and Jake Ballard, but Bennett is the best tight end the Giants have had since Jeremy Shockey. LW: 9

12. Lawrence Tynes -- He hasn't missed inside 40 yards all season. LW: 20

13. Justin Tuck -- In Wall Street terms, this is a market correction. I had him way too low last week. LW: 27

14. Prince Amukamara -- Regardless of what you think of his work Sunday he has been the Giants best cornerback. LW: 18

15. Domenik Hixon -- He has been very good this season, better than expected as the third wide receiver. LW: 11

16. Henry Hynoski -- Kelsey isn't the only Giants' fan who loves him. LW: 17

17. David Baas -- Sunday was a tough day for Baas, but he has been much better this season than last. LW: 16

18. Kevin Boothe -- Has had a couple of good weeks in a row after a rocky start to the season. LW: 22

19. Osi Umenyiora -- A sack Sunday, but am I the only one wonders if Umenyiora has lost a little bit? LW: 21

20. Chase Blackburn -- A mixed bag of a performance for Blackburn on Sunday. A good second half, an awful first half. LW: 23

21. Stevie Brown -- Another big interception for Brown, who is playing better than anyone (except probably for Jerry Reese) expected him to. LW: 24

22. Sean Locklear -- Another market correction. I think I have had Locklear too high in recent weeks. LW: 13

23. Andre Brown -- A touchdown and a terrific, and important, catch-and-run for a first down on a screen pass. Nice to see Brown back and helping the Giants' offense. LW: 30

24. Mathias Kiwanuka -- A fairly quiet game Sunday for Kiwanuka. LW: 26

25. Corey Webster -- Corey, oh Corey! What have you done to the C-Web Giants' fans used to know? Is Webster's hamstring really this much of an issue? LW: 25

26. Jayron Hosley -- Honestly, I'm not sure where to put Hosley. LW: 29

27. Steve Weatherford -- It doesn't seem like he has been quite as good this season as he was last year. LW: 28

28. Rocky Bernard -- He was tremendous earlier in the season, but we haven't seen him for a while now. LW: 14

29. Kenny Phillips -- He's not playing, which means he's sliding. LW: 15

30. David Wilson -- No snaps on offense, zero impact Sunday against the Redskins. LW: 19

31. Bear Pascoe -- LW: 35

32. Markus Kuhn -- You have to give the rookie seventh-round pick some props. He has a long way to go, but his brute strength and athleticism are earning him snaps. He played 40 of 'em (57 percent) on Sunday. That number will likely go down as Chris Canty gets healthier and Rocky Bernard -- hopefully -- returns. LW: 38

33. Jacquian Williams -- Missed Sunday, but he has been a valuable part of the defense. LW: 33

34. Ramses Barden -- Only two snaps on Sunday. Barden can play, but as long as Nicks and Hixon are playing his opportunities will be limited. LW: 32

35. Reuben Randle -- One fair catch as a punt returner and no snaps on offense. His primary function Sunday was corralling David Wilson before he made any huge mistakes returning kickoffs. LW: 31

36. Keith Rivers -- Played the Jacquian Williams role on Sunday, getting 36 snaps (51 percent of the defensive plays). LW: 43

37. Chris Canty -- Saw his first action of the season on Sunday, playing 25 snaps and playing well. He will move up these rankings quickly if he stays healthy. LW: Unranked

38. David Diehl -- Played only six snaps. Honestly, it's tough to put a guy who has been a part of so much success this low, but when he inevitably goes back into the lineup this will change. LW: 36

39. Zak DeOssie -- Holding steady. LW: 39

40. Spencer Paysinger -- Even with Jacquain Williams out of the lineup, Paysinger did not play a snap on defense. LW: 35

41. Marvin Austin -- Got five snaps on defense and actually made a pair of tackles. He is a work in progress. LW: 42

42. Adrian Tracy -- After being a factor against the San Francisco 49ers Tracy was back to being purely a special-teamer on Sunday. LW: 37

43. Michael Coe -- When I saw No. 37 on the field (three defensive snaps) it took me a minute to remember who that was. LW: 41

44. Justin Tryon -- No defensive snaps on Sunday. LW: 40

45. Mark Herzlich -- LW: 44

46. Tyler Sash -- LW: 45

47. David Carr -- LW: 46

48. Jim Cordle -- LW: 48

49. Mitch Petrus -- LW: 49

50. James Brewer -- LW: 50

51. Jerrel Jernigan -- LW: 51

52. Adrien Robinson -- LW: 52

53. Adewale Ojomo -- LW: 53

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