Week 14 Fantasy Football Dark Horse Sleeper: WR Victor Cruz

By Adam McGill
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When fantasy football drafts were going on around the country many owners drafted New York Giants WR Victor Cruz to be a number one wideout. He hauled in 19 touchdowns through his first two seasons in the league and hauled in over 1,000 yards in both season.

New York’s offense, in general, has struggled this season, and Cruz has been no different. He is on pace to have another 1,000-yard season, but the fact that he has nay caught four touchdowns has been a major letdown for fantasy owners. The Pro Bowl wideout has not put up WR1 numbers this year and has recently found himself on the bench in many formats.

The team seems to have turned a corner recently, though. They have posted an impressive 5-1 record in the last six games and have averaged 22.3 points per game over that stretch. The running game has given QB Eli Manning more room to work, which in turn has only allowed Cruz to get more targets downfield.

Cruz may not be having the season everyone expected him to have, but he is slowly start to produce again. He has racked up 80 receiving yards or more in three of the last five games and should only get better as the season moves forward.

This weekend Cruz has a great matchup versus a soft San Diego Chargers secondary. The unit has given up 23 passing touchdowns this year and are currently 28th in the league (268.8 yards/game) against the pass. San Diego will have a tough time covering Cruz one-on-one and the wideout will certainly get loose a couple times.

After weeks of frustrating play, Cruz will finally be worth plugging in this Sunday. He will get tons of targets and should easily go over the 80-yard mark.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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