2013 Fantasy Football: Brandon Myers Can Thrive With New York Giants

By Rich Arleo
Brandon Myers - New York Giants
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Tight end Brandon Myers burst onto the fantasy football scene last year with the Oakland Raiders. Now with the New York Giants for the 2013 season, he has a shot at becoming one of the best options at his position.

Myers was known very little around fantasy circles heading into 2012, but after just two games people started noticing. Myers opened the season with a five-catch, 65-yard performance and established himself as a top target for Carson Palmer right out of the gate. After recording 15 catches for just over 200 yards in the first three games, he suffered a concussion that slowed him the next game and kept him out in Week 5.

He recovered and, although he battled a slight shoulder issue all year, saw consistent targets all season long. He scored his first touchdowns in Week 9 and only scored in three games, but he was a top PPR option all season and still finished No. 10 overall among tight ends in standard scoring leagues.

Now, Myers joins the Giants with a much better quarterback in Eli Manning and a better passing offense overall. Throughout Manning’s career, he has always looked towards the tight end. Jeremy Shockey and Kevin Boss had their best years under Manning and he even made guys like Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum into offensive threats for a couple of years. Martellus Bennett bolted after one solid year with the team, and now it’s Myers’ turn to thrive with Manning.

Already a top 10 tight end last season with the Raiders, Myers should be a top target in PPR leagues in 2013 and could even be considered a top 10 option in standard league drafts heading into the year.

Rich Arleo is a fantasy sports expert with Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Rarleo, ‘Like’ him on Facebook and add him to your networks on Google.

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