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Giants news, 8/17: Joe Walton, Daniel Jones, more

New York Giants headlines for Tuesday

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Good morning, New York Giants fans!

Giants mourn passing of former tight end Joe Walton - Giants.com

Walton played tight end with the Giants from 1961-1963, helping the team advance to the NFL Championship Game all three years and catching 95 passes from Y.A. Tittle. He later became a wide receivers coach with the Giants and head coach of the New York Jets.

Cosell Coaching Tape: 2020 Daniel Jones - Fantasy Points

An intriguingly specific look at Jones’ third-down throws of six or more yards. The major takeaways:

Jones has shown the ability on 3rd and long to make timing and anticipation throws with precise ball placement from the pocket.

Jones was often not comfortable in the pocket on 3rd down. His feet were at times unsettled and there were too many snaps in which he did not set and plant his back foot — he was playing too fast physically.

What positively stood out was Jones was decisive with his reads and throws versus man-to-man coverage: cover 1, 2 man, 1 robber.

One area Jones must improve in 2021 is his consistency throwing with better lower body balance and a firm base. Both his velocity and his ball placement were negatively impacted when he was lacking in those mechanics

Fantasy Football draft prep 2021: 12 bounceback candidates - CBS Sports

Evan Engram, TE, Giants

Age as of Week 1: 27

What went wrong in 2020: In the season when he finally played 16 games, Engram totaled only two touchdowns, set a career-low with 10.4 yards per catch, and posted second-worst career numbers in drops (eight) and catch rate (57.8%).

What’s gotta go right in 2021: The Giants rebuilt their passing game by adding big-bodied receiver Kenny Golladay, shifty rookie Kadarius Toney and veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph in free agency. Think those additions say anything about how the coaching staff feels about Engram?! His chances of being impactful in Fantasy might be better if he were on a different team.

Odds of a bounce back to a top-12 tight end: 10%. You have to assume Engram’s target share and playing time are going to slide as long as Golladay and Rudolph stay healthy. That means the contract-year tight end has to play mistake-free and become more efficient than he’s ever been if he’s going to find his way to, say, 600 yards and five touchdowns.

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