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Height/Weight: 6-0/204 | Birthdate: 11/11/1986 | Birthplace: Paterson, NJ, USA | Team: New York | College: Massachusetts | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 100/7 | Average Draft Position: 54.88
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Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) remains on schedule


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said Wednesday his injured knee is about 80 percent healed and he remains on schedule to play in Week 1, reports the New York Post.

Cruz has been able to run routes and cut on his surgically-repaired knee, but he did not participate in team drills Wednesday. Cruz missed the final 10 games of the 2014 season after he tore his patellar tendon.


Giants WR Victor Cruz begins cutting on his knee


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz continues to make progress from knee surgery after beginning to make cuts on his surgically-repaired knee, reports NJ.com.

"We got [to cutting]," Cruz said. "We started running some intermediate routes on air and stuff like that. It's feeling good. It's feeling good so far. I think I'm 75-80 percent right now. It's just a matter of building it."

Cruz missed the final 10 games of the season after he tore his patellar tendon. He previously said he intends to be ready for Week 1, but he said he still needs to build up confidence his knee.

"More running on air, continuing to build on that foundation, continuing to build more mental confidence on my knee and what it can do and take it from there," Cruz said.


GM: Giants WR Victor Cruz at '85-90 percent'


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/4/2015) Giants general manager Jerry Reese said that star wide receiver Victor Cruz was at "85, close to 90 percent" as he attempts to get back on the field after a devastating knee injury, per the team's website. 

Cruz tore his patellar tendon in week six of the 2014 season, causing him to miss the rest of the year, and has been undergoing intense rehab to get back on the field. Cruz said he will be ready for Week 1, but Reese said the team is taking things slowly to avoid any potential setbacks. 


Giants WR Victor Cruz has no doubts he'll be ready for season opener


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is confident he'll be healthy enough to play in the team's season opener, reports NFL.com.

"There's zero doubts that I'll be playing in that first game," he said.

Cruz is attempting to comeback from a surgically-repaired knee and general manger Jerry Reese said the team is pleased with Cruz's progress.

"He looked good, he's running pretty good, right now and he's scheduled to be back ready for the opener for us," Reese said. "But until you get out there and turn it loose, you never know what a guy is going to do. But he looks great right now."

Cruz added that he intends to return to the same player he was before he suffered the knee injury.

"I do feel like I can continue to be the same guy that I was before," he said.

During his rehab, Cruz has been able to do some straight-line running, but has not been cutting on his knee, reports The Record


Giants' Victor Cruz calls knee rehab one of most difficult things in his life


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Although Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is making progress from his surgically-repaired knee, he said the rehab has been difficult to deal with, reports the New York Daily News.

"[This rehab] is definitely is one of the most difficult things I've had to go through in my life," Cruz said. "Still currently going through it. It's not easy to come back from something like this and to work every day."

Despite the grueling nature of the rehab, Cruz is optimistic he will make a full recovery from a torn patellar tendon in his right knee.

"I think the mental aspect was early and then it'll be late," Cruz said. "Early meaning when it first happened, thinking you probably won't be able to even run again, and 'late' when you are able to run and jump and mentally being able to connect to your knee, saying that you can do all these things and not being afraid to do it. I think that's both sides of it."


Giants WR Victor Cruz progresses to running on field


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has progressed from light running on an anti-gravity machine to jogging on the field, according to NJ.com. Cruz, who is coming back from a torn patellar tendon in his right knee, posted a picture on his Instagram account of him jogging at the Giants practice facility Thursday.

Giants won't rush WR Victor Cruz back to the field


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Although Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is hopeful that wide receiver Victor Cruz will be ready by training camp, the team will not rush him back, reports ESPN.

"I shouldn't say this, because medically I really don't have a definite answer, but by training camp hopefully, even if it's just to bring him," Coughlin said. "We're not going to just throw him to the wind. He'll work his way through. But I hope that would be the target."

Cruz tore his patellar tendon in week six of the 2014 season, causing him to miss the rest of the year. Coughlin is hopeful that he'll return to be the player that he was before the injury.

"I think he'll be the player that he was, and hopefully better," Coughlin said of Cruz. "But as far as when, I would be careful of what I would say there. Hopefully it's the first game. But if it isn't, you know we've done that one before. We just went through it. But I'm hoping it would be."

The former undrafted free agent has tallied 264 receptions for 3,963 yards and 24 touchdowns.


Giants' Coughlin: WR Victor Cruz looks 'really good'


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is encouraged that wide receiver Victor Cruz can return to form, according to the NY Daily News. Cruz suffered a torn patellar tendon that forced him to miss 10 games last season.

“I think he will be back to the player that he was and hopefully better. Victor looks really good, he’s starting to run, I was in the field house watching him rehab, he’s coming along well.” … As for when Cruz will be back at practice, full-time, Coughlin added, “I don’t know. I shouldn’t say this, because medically I really do not have a definite answer, but by training camp, hopefully. He will work his way through.”

Through his five years in the NFL, Cruz has 264 receptions for 3,963 yards and 24 touchdowns.


No timetable on return for Giants WR Victor Cruz


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Although Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is cautiously optimistic about the return of wide receiver Victor Cruz, he seems to be lowering his expectations, according to the New York Post.

“I think he’ll be the player that he was, and hopefully better,” Coughlin said during the NFC coaches’ breakfast at the Arizona Biltmore. “But as far as when, I would be careful. Hopefully, it’s the first [regular-season] game. But if it isn’t, we’ve done that before. We just went through it.”

Cruz suffered a nasty patellar tendon injury in 2014. Coughlin liked what he saw in last week's workout for the wideout, stating that he hopes to have Cruz available at the start of training camp. But they won't rush him back.

“You’re not just going to throw him to the wind,” Coughlin said. “He’ll work his way through.”

The 28-year-old was signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Over his five-year career, he has tallied 264 receptions for 3,963 yards and 24 touchdowns.


Coughlin: Victor Cruz 'looks good, light, and just started running'


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(3/25/2015) Giants coach Tom Coughlin said the goal for receiver Victor Cruz is to participate in training camp and be ready for the season opener, reports the New York Post. Cruz "looks good, light and just started running," Coughlin said.

Cruz is coming back from a torn patella tendon suffered last October.


Giants WR Victor Cruz 'very confident' he can return to form


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(3/4/2015) Giants receiver Victor Cruz, who tore his patella tendon last October, told the New York Post his knee is "feeling better every day." He has begun running on a machine that allows him to use partial body weight, the paper said.

"I just want to get back out there and get back to 100 percent," Cruz said. "I’m very confident I can get back to where I was.”

Cruz said he understands GM Jerry Reese's recent comment that the team can't count on Cruz regaining his Pro Bowl form. He knows he has a lot to prove.

“I’m extremely anxious to run for real and make those cuts you need to make when you’re healthy,” Cruz said. “I’m a competitor and want to start that process now. I’ll be out there soon enough.”

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GM Jerry Reese: Giants can't rely on Victor Cruz recovery for 2015


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Giants general manager Jerry Reese told reporters that the team can't rely on wideout Victor Cruz being fully recovered in time for the 2015 season. Reese noted that doing so wouldn't be responsible for the front office, and that as a result, they'll look to improve at the position this offseason, according to ESPN.

"When a guy has a big injury like Victor had, you can't put all your eggs in his basket," Reese said. "Our doctors say he looks good. I see him down in the training room, working out with our trainers and our medical people, and he looks good. But his game is quickness. And until you get out there and move around, you never really know how he's going to recovery from that. We're hoping and praying that he'll come back 100 percent and be the Victor Cruz that we know, but you can't put 100 percent in that basket."

Cruz tore his patella tendon in October against the Eagles. He was limited to 23 catches for 337 and one touchdown in six games in 2014. Coach Tom Coughlin told reporters that Cruz should start running soon, and that he remains "where he needs to be" in his recovery process.


Giants coach Coughlin: Victor Cruz should begin running soon


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Giants coach Tom Coughlin told reporters during Thursday's combine press conference that wideout Victor Cruz is where he's supposed to be in the rehab process, and noted that he should begin running shortly, per the team's official website.

Cruz tore his patella tendon in October against the Eagles. He was limited to 23 catches for 337 and one touchdown in six games in 2014.


Giants put WR Victor Cruz on injured reserve


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(10/14/2014) As expected, the Giants placed wideout Victor Cruz on season-ending injured reserve. He tore his patella tendon in Sunday's loss at Philadelphia.

Victor Cruz injuries gives others chance to emerge


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/13/2014) It's official. Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has a torn patellar tendon in his right knee and will have season-ending surgery, leaving quarterback Eli Manning without his favorite target.

Or at least one of his favorites.

Turns out Cruz wasn't even the Giants' most-targeted receiver through the first six games. Rueben Randle was and becomes the clear No. 1 with Cruz out. He again led the way in targets with nine Week 6 at Philadelphia. He had a modest 58 yards on five catches, but let's not forget Manning threw for only 151.

Odell Beckham probably gets the biggest bump with Cruz's injury. Playing only his second game after missing the first four with a hamstring injury, he was targeted four times in Week 6, catching two passes for 28 yards. But he was on the field for 88 percent of the Giants snaps and showed his playmaking ability in Week 5, even scoring a touchdown. On a day when the Giants don't face a defense playing at its best, Beckham could impress.

Tight end Larry Donnell could get back to being a bigger part of the game plan with Cruz down. After catching 25 passes for 236 yards in the Giants' first four games, he has just one catch for 6 yards in their last two. He's probably already owned in your league, as is Randle, but Cruz's injury is enough incentive to stick with him a little longer.


Giants coach confirms knee surgery for Victor Cruz


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2014) Giants coach Tom Coughlin confirmed to reporters Monday wide receiver Victor Cruz will have knee surgery after suffering a torn patellar tendon in his right knee Sunday against the Eagles. Coughlin added he was "not sure" if Cruz's surgery has been scheduled.

Although Cruz is expected to miss the rest of the season, Coughlin did not provide a timetable for Cruz's recovery. Though, he was optimistic about Cruz bouncing back.

"Knowing Victor, he'll jump into that rehab as hard as he can go," Coughlin said.


Giants' Victor Cruz transferred to NY hospital for further evaluation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2014) Giants receiver Victor Cruz has been transferred from a Philadelphia hospital to Hospital for Special Surgery in New York for further evaluation, the team announced, per the NFL Network. Cruz tore the patellar tendon in his right knee in the third quarter of Sunday night's game at Philadelphia. The injury is expected to keep him sidelined for the remainder of the season.

Giants say Victor Cruz tore his patellar tendon


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(10/12/2014) Giants receiver Victor Cruz tore the patellar tendon in his right knee in the third quarter of Sunday night's game at Philadelpia, the Giants announced. Cruz likely is done for the season.

Victor Cruz carted off with knee injury


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(10/12/2014) Giants receiver Victor Cruz suffered an apparently serious knee injury trying to make a touchdown catch in the third quarter against the Eagles. The ball fell incomplete, and Cruz went down holding his right knee.

Cruz had to be carried to the cart. He was sobbing as he was taken off the field, ESPN reported.


Odell Beckham not major threat to Giants duo


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/9/2014) After missing the first four games because of a hamstring injury, rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham made an impact in his NFL debut Week 5 against Atlanta, catching four passes for 44 yards and a touchdown.

But he played only about half as many snaps as starting duo Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle, and all but one of his five targets came on back-to-back drives in the second half.

Though neither Cruz nor Randle was at his best in that game, their targets were the same as usual. Cruz had six for the third time in five games, and Randle had 10 for the third straight game. And that was with quarterback Eli Manning throwing only 30 times. He's often closer to 40.

Beckham felt good after Week 5, and coach Tom Coughlin said the Giants will push him harder going forward. But especially against an Eagles team used to playing in shootouts, ranking 29th against the pass and allowing the most Fantasy points per game to wide receivers, it shouldn't make Cruz or Randle any less startable in Week 6.

Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank Cruz in their top 13. Randle is out of their top 24, but I'd probably start him, too.


Victor Cruz, Larry Donnell give way to new targets


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/5/2014) Wide receiver Victor Cruz and tight end Larry Donnell had been quarterback Eli Manning's favorite targets during his resurgence the last few weeks, the former coming off back-to-back 100-yard games and the latter coming off a three-touchdown performance Week 4 at Washington. But both became afterthoughts Week 5 against Atlanta as Manning worked other receivers into the mix.

Preston Parker led the way with 61 yards on three catches, but the ones hogging all the looks were Odell Beckham, who was making his NFL debut after missing the first four games with a hamstring injury, and Rueben Randle, who led the team with 10 targets. Each scored a touchdown in the contest.

Of course, neither had even 50 yards through the air on a day when Manning threw for just 200, but they were more involved than Cruz, who had three catches for 22 yards, and Donnell, who went without a catch. Cruz at least had the targets, finishing second behind Randle with six.

All it really means for Fantasy owners is that, particularly with Beckham getting involved, Cruz and Donnell may not be as reliable as you presumed coming into the week. You're probably starting them anyway, but not without considering your alternatives.

Given the abundance of targets on an offense that doesn't figure to be particularly pass-heavy, the problem is knowing who will step up when. If you believe Donnell's story, he sat himself for his three-touchdown performance against the Redskins only to start himself in this one. 


Giants WR Victor Cruz's 100-yard streak ends at two games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz fell way short of recording a third straight 100-yard game during a 30-20 win Week 5 vs. Atlanta. After totaling 215 receiving yards over the previous two games, Cruz was held to three catches for 22 yards Sunday.

He was targeted six times and his longest reception went 12 yards. Sunday was Cruz's lowest output since totaling two catches for 24 yards in the season opener.

The Giants are back in action Week 6 at Philadelphia.


Victor Cruz leads the way


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz may not have reached the end zone Thursday, but he still played a big role.

Cruz led the Giants with 108 receiving yards during the contest. He was Eli Manning's big play threat, as three of his receptions resulted in at least 20 yard gains. Cruz was targeted 10 times, which tied for the most among all receivers. The team opted to go to the tight ends in the red zone, meaning Cruz had to take a backseat to some other players.

Cruz will look for more Week 5 against the Falcons. 


Receivers could go against the norm Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Generally speaking, skill positions players are hard to rely on when facing Thursday night matchups. Through three weeks, only one player has topped 100 yards receiving on Thursday this season, compared to 29 in 45 other games. That pattern continued last season, as only 10 of the league's 208 100-yard receiving performances came during the 17 Thursday games a year ago.

That being said, this Thursday's game has all of the makings of an outlier, as the Redskins and Giants look set for a shootout. Neither team boasts a particularly strong pass defense, with both ranking among the league's seven worst in yards per attempt allowed. That is why you will find Pierre Garcon and Victor Cruz ranked among the top-15 at wide receiver in both Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard's rankings for Week 4.

Cruz has enjoyed solid success against Washington in his career, averaging 71.8 yards per game in five matchups. Garcon was mostly held in check in two games against the Giants a year ago, hauling in 15 combined passes for just 117 yards, but Fantasy owners have to consider him a must-start option after the rapport he showed with new starter Kirk Cousins a week ago. Especially with DeSean Jackson's availability in question with a shoulder injury. 

If Jackson plays, he could be a nice option, as he shrugged off the shoulder injury with five receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown last week. Rueben Randle just might find himself the odd-man-out this week, however, and is more of a flex start. 


Victor Cruz nets his first touchdown in 13 games


by Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer
(9/21/2014) For at least one week, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz silenced his critics. The fifth-year receiver, who was plagued by drops in his first two games, posted a team-best 107 receiving yards in a 30-17 win Week 3 vs. Houston.

Cruz got off to a very promising start, as his first catch late in the first quarter went for 61 yards. Cruz took a slant pass and ran past a few defenders before finally being dragged down at the Texans' 15-yard line. 

Cruz then really put in work to get his first touchdown of the season and put the Giants up 7-0 in the second quarter. Cruz caught a short pass from Eli Manning, stopped on a dime, made a defender miss and then outran another defender to the end zone for a 26-yard touchdown with 3:21 left before halftime. It was his first touchdown in 13 games.

Cruz, who has 18 career 100-yard games (including playoffs), finished with five catches on six targets. The Giants are back in action Thursday at Washington.