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Three moves I’d love to see the Giants make this offseason.

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Welcome to our fantasy football wish lists where we’re going through each NFL team and listing three things we’d love to see them do this offseason for fantasy reasons (but also real football reasons).

DON’T BRING BACK ELI!!!!

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Obviously the biggest thing the Giants need to do this offseason is get themselves a quarterback and while the New York staff might think Eli Manning still has what it takes to start, I, along with football pundits, the entire fantasy community and Odell Beckham, politely disagree. They also need help elsewhere on offense, primarily centered on the offensive line. Ultimately, the Giants need to come out of this offseason putting Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham in the best position to succeed. Here’s how they can do that.

Get their hands on Case Keenum

Be it via trade or, the far more likely scenario, signing him after the Broncos cut him, getting Keenum back under the tutelage of Pat Shurmur makes all of the sense. Keenum obviously is not the solution at quarterback, nor am I painting him as it, but he’s been better than Eli has the last couple of years. Dump Eli (saving themselves $17 million in caps space mind you) bring in Keenum for cheap and draft Dwayne Haskins number 6 overall. Bill Barnwell suggested this and I’m all for it. As crazy as it might sound, I would trust Beckham in fantasy more with Keenum at the helm than Eli.

Sign Evan Boehm

The Giants want to build a dominate rushing attack and while Barkley can do it all on his own, it would be nice if he had just a little bit of help from his offensive line. While Boehm didn’t start every game for the Colts, he did start four in spell of Ryan Kelly and was a part of a Colts’ offensive line that ranked fourth in run blocking DVOA (per Football Outsiders). Furthermore, he graded out as PFF’s 9th best center from 2018 and he’s only 25 years old. Snagging him would give the Giants a young talented lineman who can play center or guard to help start shoring up one of their biggest offensive weaknesses.

Please get Evan Engram more involved

I was all aboard the Evan Engram hype train last season after he finished TE4 in standard leagues his rookie year. However things didn’t go as planned, partly because of injury and partly because he just wasn’t targeted as heavily as he was his rookie season. As the conductor of the Evan Engram hype train in 2019, I would like the Giants to fix that this year and try to get the ball in Engram’s hands more often. Last year, only George Kittle and Rob Gronkowski averaged more yards per target than Engram and he boasted the fifth best catch percentage among tight ends (min. 45 receptions). Plus, it would be nice to have at least a few more fantasy viable tight ends.