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Giants Morning Report: Rotoworld jumps on the Eli Manning bandwagon

New York Giants headlines for Wednesday, 7/15.

Eli Manning has a great arm, but his legs? Not so much, according to brother Peyton.
Eli Manning has a great arm, but his legs? Not so much, according to brother Peyton.
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Good morning, Giants fans! Here are your Wednesday morning headlines.

Rotoworld's Giants to target in Fantasy Football

Believe it or not, training camp will be underway in les than three weeks. And while the regular season will be a highly anticipated one, another season that will be as well is fantasy football season. For the Giants, the obvious top name is Odell Beckham Jr. Outside of the dynamic wide receiver, what Giants are worth taking a look at for your fantasy team? Rotoworld takes a look at the Giants offense, and thinks Eli Manning will outplay his draft position in Year 2 of the Ben McAdoo offense.

Manning's protection is a concern after LT Will Beatty tore his pectoral in May. Still, the quick-hitting nature of McAdoo's offense is designed in part to mitigate protection woes by getting the ball out fast. Eli's current Average Draft Position is the QB12 (ninth round) in season-long re-draft leagues. He usually lasts until the 10th and 11th rounds of best-ball MFL10s. Last year's overall QB10, I think Manning has a chance to be a top 5-7 fantasy passer this season.

BBV's Keane Macadaeg offered similar advice about Manning recently.

You probably don't want Eli Manning on your track team

Eli Manning, by most lists and rankings, is regarded as one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. With two Super Bowl rings to his name, as well as a very good supporting cast of receivers and running backs, Manning could have another great season. However, if there's one area of the game where Eli hasn't been particularly strong, it's the speed department. Manning is a pure pocket passer, and his brother, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, shared a comical anecdote at the Manning Passing Academy about his younger brother when they participated in the Tulane Football Camp.

"I remember Eli was a 7th-grader at the camp, the youngest kid at the camp. He's the only guy who ran his 40 wearing his helmet. I don't know why he had his helmet on," said Peyton. "I remember he ran a 6.2, (that) was the time that I heard -- a humbling moment for Eli."

Developmental league coming?

Former Giants coach Jim Fassel dropped a golden nugget during an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, saying that a developmental spring league could be in place as soon as next year.