Victor Cruz

An Ode to Victor Cruz

On a warm August night in 2010, undrafted free agent wide receiver Victor Cruz burst onto the New York City scene. The Giants and Jets were facing off in their annual Snoopy Bowl, opening their new shared MetLife Stadium. The physical matchup, which saw Giants quarterback Eli Manning suffer a vicious cut on his forehead…

NFL Week 6 Fantasy Preview: Bengals Offense vs. Bills Defense

The undefeated Cincinnati Bengals travel to Orchard Park, New York, to meet the 3-2 Buffalo Bills in a battle of playoff hopefuls. Dave Archibald looks at the fantasy implications of the Bengals offense vs. Bills defense. Speculation that Buffalo starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor will miss the game with an MCL strain makes the Bengals decided favorites even on the…

Running Back Investment: They Pay These Guys How Much?!

How do NFL teams allocate resources? Dave Archibald has looked at the real price of contract extensions and draft picks on quarterbacks. In this installment, he looks at how teams evaluate running back investment. Historically, running backs have been some of the game’s most glamorous stars, with top backs like Jim Brown, Frank Gifford, and (gulp) O.J. Simpson parlaying their…