News: Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul brushed off concerns raised by head coach Tom Coughlin that he was overweight last year. He also paid no mind to concerns about his effort, saying he put pressure on the quarterback "24/7." "My numbers didn't show for it but whenever I stepped on that field everybody knew that Jason Pierre-Paul was dominating that tackle or that tight end or playing the running game," he said according to the New York Daily News. When it came to his weight, "[i]t never bothered me. People I know, they got mad and upset, but there's nothing to get upset about. He's my head coach. He saw in his eyes that I was overweight. But today, standing here today, I'm the same size I was last year."
Analysis: Pierre-Paul's production plummeted in 2012 as he had 20 fewer tackles and 10 fewer sacks than he did in 2011. Still, he's got plenty of potential in the Giants' defense and a kick in the pants from Coughlin could push him to get in shape and perform better. We'd roll the dice on him as a Top 15 Fantasy DL worth a mid-round pick.
News: Giants coach Tom Coughlin seemed unhappy with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul's weight. He reported overweight to camp and never shed the weight during last season. He was big when he came to camp, Coughlin said according to the New York Post. Theres not a lot of body fat [with Pierre-Paul], yes, but still ...
Analysis: Pierre-Paul's production plummeted in 2012 as he had 20 fewer tackles and 10 fewer sacks than he did in 2011. Still, he's got plenty of potential in the Giants' defense and a kick in the pants from Coughlin could push him to get in shape and perform better. We'd roll the dice on him as a Top 15 Fantasy DL worth a mid-round pick.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul had four tackles in Sunday's 33-14 loss the Ravens. It marked the sixth straight week Pierre-Paul has failed to record a sack.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul now has 61 tackles, 6 1/2 sacks, and an interception this season, a major departure from his 86 tackles and 16 1/2 sacks in 2011. A talented force at defensive end, Pierre-Paul should still get the start in most formats, despite the down numbers. The Giants face the Eagles in Week 17.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul finished with two solo tackles and no sacks Week 15 at Atlanta. It was the fifth straight game Pierre-Paul was held without a quarterback sack.
Analysis: It's unfortunate for JPP owners, but teams are just getting better at keeping Pierre-Paul from taking down their quarterback. Perhaps if other New York pass rushers were more effectively lately, then JPP wouldn't be in such a slump, but that's not the case. It's still worth starting Pierre-Paul in Fantasy IDP formats on talent alone.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul (back) was cleared to play Week 15 at Atlanta. He was listed as probable on the injury report.
Analysis: JPP has been dealing with this injury for a few weeks, but he has yet to miss a game. He is one of the league's most explosive defensive ends and a viable Fantasy start in all IDP formats.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul was able to practice in full on Friday after sitting out earlier in the week due to a back injury. He is being considered as probable for Week 15 against the Falcons.
Analysis: After a breakout campaign a year ago, Pierre-Paul has just 6.5 sacks this season but remains a viable option in Fantasy with his 55 tackles and one defensive touchdown. Since it looks as though he will play in Week 15, keep the 23-year-old active in the majority of IDP formats.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul tallied six tackles, including five solo stops, during New York's 52-27 win over New Orleans in Week 14. Pierre-Paul dismissed a back issue to remain active Sunday and posted his highest tackle total in his past four games.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul may have experienced a rebound with his tackle production, but was unable to halt his streak of consecutive outings without a sack as it extended to four games. He still has 6.5 sacks on the season and is worthy of keeping active in all Fantasy IDP formats for his potential.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul is active for Week 14 against New Orleans as he continues to distance himself from a lingering back issue. Pierre-Paul was considered probable on the injury report after practicing in full throughout the past week.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul was able to stay active for last week's game at Washington after being listed as questionable, and retained that status Sunday. He will attempt to halt a three-game stretch without a sack -- his longest of the season -- and is worthy of starting in all Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul was listed as probable on the team's injury report with a back issue. Pierre-Paul, who has amassed 6.5 sacks on the season, was able to practice in full throughout the past week and is not expected to miss any playing time.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul was able to stay active for last week's game at Washington after being listed as questionable, and will likely have the same status Sunday. He will attempt to halt a three-game stretch without a sack -- his longest of the season -- and is worthy of starting in all Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul (back) is active for the Week 13 Monday night game at Washington. Pierre-Paul had been listed on the injury report as questionable with his back injury, but is able to suit up against the NFC East rivals.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul wasn't practicing Saturday and that led many to believe he would be inactive against the Redskins. JPP put that thought to bed and is ready to face the division foes. Pierre-Paul is having a fine year and can be active in all IDP formats.
News: Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was unable to practice Saturday for the second consecutive day due to his back issues, reports the New York Daily News. Pierre-Paul is considered questionable for the Week 13 Monday night game against the Redskins.
Analysis: The Giants could have labeled Pierre-Paul doubtful for the game against the Redskins but the veteran defender will do everything he can to get back on the field against the NFC East rivals. Fantasy owners should pay attention, however, because he's a solid start in all IDP formats, when healthy. Owners may want to seek healthier alternatives considering the Giants don't play until Monday.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul turned in another solid performance during Sunday's game against the Packers in Week 12. Pierre-Paul registered three tackles (one solo) and recovered a fumble in the second quarter of a 38-10 victory.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul has been back to his play-making ways as of late and has picked up a sack and a fumble recovery through his last three games. He has 46 tackles, including 6.5 sacks on the year and should be viewed as a must-start IDP option in all formats heading into Week 13 at Washington.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul totaled five tackles (three solo) Week 10 at Cincinnati. However, it was the first time in five games Pierre-Paul failed to record a sack.
Analysis: After a slow start to the season, JPP has been his normal playmaking self since mid-October. His impact was marginalized Week 10, but we expect JPP to have more productive weeks than not. He remains a must-start Fantasy IDP player.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul got to the quarterback again during the Week 9 defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pierre-Paul recorded his 6 1/2 sack of the year as he took down Ben Roethlisberger and added eight tackles, six solos.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul has at least one sack in four straight games and five total over that span for the Giants. He's also returned an interception for a touchdown on the year and has 100 percent ownership in Fantasy IDP formats. Pierre-Paul is a must-start IDP player each and every week.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul was a man to be reckoned with in Week 8 against the Cowboys. He finished with four tackles (three solo), a sack and an interception in the 29-24 win. He picked off quarterback Tony Romo in the second quarter and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown. It was the first interception and score of his career.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul now has 5.5 sacks on the year and should reach double digits for the second straight campaign. There are few in the NFL better at getting after the quarterback than the 23-year-old so keep Pierre-Paul active in all Fantasy IDP formats heading into Week 9 against the Steelers.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul totaled four tackles (three solo) and one sack Week 7 vs. Washington. He also had one forced fumble. Pierre-Paul has 4 1/2 sacks in seven games.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul might not be on the same pace he was last season, but he now has three sacks in his last two games, so he seems to be improving. JPP remains a must-start Fantasy IDP option.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul posted two sacks and three tackles during New York's 26-3 win over San Francisco in Week 6. It was the first time Pierre-Paul finished with multiple sacks as he entered the game with just 1.5 sacks on the season.
Analysis: After registering a career-high 16.5 sacks last season, Pierre-Paul has taken a slow approach to the new year but Sunday's effort could jump-start his production. He had five games with two sacks last season and should remain active in all Fantasy IDP formats for his vast potential.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul totaled two tackles (one solo) and one pass defense Week 5 vs. Cleveland. Pierre-Paul has totaled 19 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in five games.
Analysis: You can't be surprised that Pierre-Paul's numbers aren't as impressive as they were during his breakout season in 2011. Teams now realize he is quite a disruptive force, so they are sending more blockers to keep him off their quarterback. Even with the lack of stats early on, JPP remains a must-start Fantasy option in IDP formats because you know he can go off at a moment's notice and we don't want to miss that surge.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul did not make much of an impact during Sunday's contest against the Eagles in Week 4. Pierre-Paul registered just two tackles, including one for loss in a 19-17 defeat.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul, who now has 17 tackles on the year, has emerged as a disruptive defensive force, but could not get to the quarterback on Sunday. He has 1.5 sacks through his first four games and is a but off his 16.5-sack pace this season. JPP has the ability to turn it up at any given moment, making him a must-start IDP option in all formats.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul registered a sack for the second game in a row Thursday, as he split one with linebacker Michael Boley in a 36-7 win over the Panthers. Pierre-Paul added just two solo tackles in the game as well.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul emerged as a disruptive defensive force last season, and he seems to have picked up where he left off. He has 14 tackles and 1.5 sacks through three games, and should be active in all Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul, who notched a career-high 16 1/2 sacks in 2011, had his first sack of the 2012 season Week 2 against the Bucs. Pierre-Paul also had a team-high eight tackles (four solo) and two tackles for loss.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul had a relatively disappointing Week 1, but you knew he wouldn't remain silent for long. It's the reason why JPP was still started in 100 percent of IDP leagues for Week 2. He continues to be a must-start Fantasy option.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul did little in Wednesday's season-opening defeat at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys. Pierre-Paul recorded just four tackles in the game, three of which were solo. He did not pick up a sack and had one tackle for a loss.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul had two sacks Week 1 of last year against the Redskins and is off to a much slower start after recording 16.5 sacks a season ago. He also didn't do much in the way of tackles made as Dallas was able to do pretty much anything they wanted in the win. Pierre-Paul should have better games and remains a viable Fantasy IDP option heading into Week 2 against Tampa Bay.
News: Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul did not play in the preseason finale against the Patriots due to the back spasms that have been keeping him out of practice. That said, the Giants wanted to rest Pierre-Paul in the hopes that he'll be fine next Wednesday in the regular-season opener against the Cowboys.
Analysis: JPP had a breakout season in 2011 and is now one of the NFL's top pass rushers. He is a must-own Fantasy option in all IDP formats on Draft Day.
News: Giants coach Tom Coughlin told reporters Wednesday defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has back spasms and will be held out of Friday's preseason game against the Bears for "precautionary" reasons.
Analysis: JPP might not play again this preseason, but that isn't a big deal. The more important news is that his injury is minor and he should be ready for the regular season. JPP had a breakout season in 2011 and is now one of the NFL's top pass rushers. He is a must-own Fantasy option in all IDP formats on Draft Day.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul recorded a sack in his fourth straight game in Week 17 against the Cowboys. He finished with five tackles and brought down QB Tony Romo once in the 31-14 win. Pierre-Paul finished the regular season with a career-high 16.5 sacks.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul had a breakout campaign for the Giants this season and is vastly becoming one of the more dangerous defensive linemen in the league. He should only continue to get better at age 22. Target Pierre-Paul as a No. 1 Fantasy DL in IDP formats on Draft Day.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul's career season continued Week 16 against the Jets. Pierre-Paul finished with five tackles (four solo) and two sacks. It was the fifth time this season he had two sacks in a game. He is up to a career-high 15 1/2 sacks.
Analysis: JPP has really benefited in 2011 from the injuries that have slowed Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck. It has forced JPP to take on a more prominent role and he hasn't backed down. He has been a breakout Fantasy IDP player and must-start option.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul had another outstanding game Week 15 against the Redskins. Pierre-Paul led the team with 16 tackles (11 solo) and one sack. He had three quarterback hits.
Analysis: In what has been a terrible year for the Giants defense, JPP has been one of the few bright spots. He continues to make a ton of plays on a weekly basis and remains a must-start Fantasy DL.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul had his way with the Cowboys in Week 14. He led New York with eight tackles, including six solo, and recorded two sacks. One of his sacks of QB Tony Romo went for a safety in the first quarter. His biggest play of the contest came in the closing minutes when he blocked what would have been the game-tying field goal, giving the Giants the 37-34 win. "I rushed the center, put my hands up and got the block," Pierre-Paul said.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul has recorded 12.5 sacks through 13 games this season and continues to be one of the more athletic defensive linemen in the league. He has the speed to chase down running backs and the strength to bowl over offensive linemen, and should only continue to produce for owners. Keep Pierre-Paul active in all Fantasy IDP formats heading into Week 15 against the Redskins.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul was relatively quiet in Week 13 against the Packers. Pierre-Paul was unable to register a sack in the 38-35 win, but was credited with a pair of QB hits. He finished with three tackles -- all solo -- in the defeat.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul has now failed to register a sack in each of his last two games, but it still reeking havoc on the oppositions offensive line. The former University of South Florida standout has already racked up 10.5 sacks on the season, and is establishing himself as one of best pass rushers in the league. While he doesn't come up with a ton of tackles, Pierre-Paul's ability to get to the QB makes him a valuable Fantasy piece. Leave him active in all formats heading into Week 14.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul was fairly productive in Week 12 against the Saints. Pierre-Paul was finished with six tackles -- five solo -- in the 49-24 defeat, including one for a loss. He now has 50 stops on the season.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul was unable to get get to the QB on Monday night, but he still did lead the team in tackles. The former University of South Florida standout has already racked up 10.5 sacks on the season, and is establishing himself as one of best pass rushers in the league. Owners should continue and roll with the 22-year-old in all IDP formats moving forward.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul added to his sack total in Week 11 against the Eagles. He was able to bring down QB Vince Young once, giving up 10.5 sacks on the year. Pierre-Paul finished with four tackles in the 17-10 loss.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul is having a breakout campaign for the Giants and could end up with some solid numbers. He is one of the more athletic defensive linemen in the league so keep an eye on his progress going forward. But as long as he is racking up the sacks, continue to view Pierre-Paul as a solid option in Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul extended his sack streak in Week 9 against the Patriots. He was able to bring down QB Tom Brady once, giving him a sack in five straight games. He also had three tackles in the 24-20 win.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul now has 9.5 sacks on the year and is having a breakout campaign for the Giants. He should be able to continue to rack of the sacks so be sure to keep him active in the majority of Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul has been ruled active for Week 9 against the Patriots. He missed practice earlier in the week after getting hurt and experiencing headaches.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul is enjoying a breakout season and has emerged as an elite Fantasy DL. He was tested for a concussion on Friday but apparently is healthy enough to play. Keep Pierre-Paul active in all IDP formats for Week 9.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul (neck, head) missed practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 9 at New England. Coach Tom Coughlin said Pierre-Paul is experiencing headaches after getting hurt in practice and is being tested for a concussion.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul is enjoying a breakout season and has emerged as an elite Fantasy DL, so the fact he is questionable for Week 9 is alarming. Fantasy owners need to have a healthier alternative available in case JPP is inactive.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul totaled five tackles (three solo) and one sack Week 8 against the Dolphins. He now has 8 1/2 sacks through seven games.
Analysis: JPP already has set career highs in tackles (35) and sacks in 2011, and we are only halfway through the season. The Giants have a ton of pass rushers, but the team does a good job at making sure they all see enough plays. JPP has emerged as a viable high-end Fantasy DL.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul was credited with three tackles, a sack and a pass defensed in Week 6 against Buffalo. It was his third consecutive game with a pass defensed and his fifth sack in his last four games.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul has excelled in the absence of Justin Tuck, who could return following his team's Week 7 bye. However, while Fantasy owners might see JPP's on-the-field plays reduced a tad once Tuck returns, he'll remain heavily involved. He should be viewed as a must-start in all IDP formats and could actually benefit from one-on-one matchups with Tuck, Osi Umenyiora and Pierre-Paul all going after the quarterback at the same time.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul managed 2 1/2 sacks in Week 5 against the Seahawks. He was credited with six tackles, two tackles for a loss and a pass defensed.
Analysis: With Justin Tuck sidelined due to his groin injury, Pierre-Paul was able to continue to play in a heavy amount of plays. Tuck could be sidelined through the team's Week 7 bye, though that remains to be determined. However, the Giants will continue to find ways to get Pierre-Paul in as many plays as possible along with Tuck and Osi Umenyiora. He has emerged as one of the better pass rushers of the early season and remains a must-start in IDP formats.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul had five tackles, three solo, in New York's 31-27 win over Arizona in Week 4.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul has 4.5 sacks and 22 tackles so far this season for the Giants. He's done a good job filling in Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck this year and has made himself a viable DL option in IDP Fantasy leagues. Continue to roll with him as long as he's getting this much playing time.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul finished second on the team in tackles in Week 3 in Philadelphia. He managed two sacks and nine tackles in the game. He was removed late in the game with what appeared to be an injury, but coach Tom Coughlin said after the game that he merely suffered a cramp. "I think he'll be okay," said Coughlin.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul has gotten off to a terrific start this season, totaling 4 1/2 sacks through the first three weeks of the season. He is doing this so far in the absence of fellow pass rusher Osi Umenyiora, who could be back beginning in Week 4. The Giants will not be shy about using JPP, Umenyiora and Justin Tuck together, however, and the presence of Umenyiora could actually end up benefiting him as it will give opposing teams another handful to deal with and creating more room for Pierre-Paul to work one on one. Consider him a very solid play in any IDP format right now.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul notched two sacks in Week 1 against the Redskins. He finished the game with six tackles, three of which went for a loss.
Analysis: JPP played a more significant role with both Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck on the shelf. The team should get both back within the next couple of weeks, but Paul should continue to get enough run to be considered a viable No. 2 DL option in IDP formats. Without them, however, he could outperform that.
News: The Giants announced Friday morning that DL Osi Umenyiora will miss 3-4 weeks due to arthroscopic right knee surgery. Jason Pierre-Paul will likely exclusively run with the first team in Umenyiora's absence.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul was running with the first team when Umenyiora sat out at the beginning of training camp and was rotating with the first team when Umenyiora finally started to practice. Pierre-Paul is likely to start if Umenyiora isn't ready for the season opener. That only slightly increases his Fantasy appeal. He is still a late-round flier in IDP formats.
News: Giants coach Tom Coughlin said DE Osi Umenyiora (hip, knee), who practiced Monday, will stay with the first-team defense opposite DE Justin Tuck, but added, So will JPP, referring to DE Jason Pierre-Paul. It appears as though Tuck and Umenyiora will start while Pierre-Paul swings between the two spots.
Analysis: Umenyiora's knee isnt at 100 percent, so Coughlin is inclined to give him some rest during the season, which will help Pierre-Paul get reps with the first team during games. Pierre-Paul came on late in his rookie season, totaling 4 1/2 sacks in his last six games. He showed the same breakout potential we have seen in recent years from Giants DLs such as Umenyiora and Justin Tuck. Consider JPP nothing more than a late-round Fantasy flier in IDP leagues.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul, who would presumably be in line to replace Osi Umenyiora if he indeed doesn't play for the Giants this season, is progressing well in his second year as a pro. "He's a very physical presence," head coach Tom Coughlin said. "He's been very quick off the ball."
Analysis: Pierre-Paul came on late in his rookie season, totaling 4 1/2 sacks in his last six games. He showed the same breakout potential we have seen in recent years from Giants DLs such as Umenyiora and Justin Tuck. Pierre-Paul should still see a lot of reps even if Umenyiora returns this season, but he remains more of a late-round Fantasy flier in seasonal IDP formats.
News: Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul posted three tackles in New York's 45-17 loss at Green Bay in Week 16 on Sunday. Pierre-Paul and the rest of the Giants defensive line failed to effectively pressure Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and only recorded two sacks in Sunday's game.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul, a rookie out of South Florida, has now recorded a tackle in seven consecutive games and has 29 this season. With solid veterans around him providing instructions, he could develop into a well-rounded pass-rusher in the future. For now, he holds little value in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Giants DL Jason Paul-Pierre was credited with a pair of passes defensed in Week 15 against the Eagles. He added two tackles. Paul-Pierre has at least one pass defensed in each of his last four games.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul is used in a variety of ways by the Giants, but he often drops back in coverage to cover the flanks and the middle of the field. He is a sleeper, but is still more of a low-end starter in IDP formats.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul was relatively quiet in Week 14 against the Vikings. Pierre-Paul had just two tackles, one solo in the 21-3 victory. He was also credited with a quarterback hit and pass defended in the contest.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul is a rookie out of South Florida who the Giants are very high on. He is a bit rough around the edges but is considered a pure pass rusher. While he has been picking up his production of late, Fantasy owners should consider him just a low-end option at this point until he stats a bit more consistently.
News: In Week 13 against the Redskins, Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul became the first rookie since Elvis Dumervil in 2006 to record two sacks in consecutive games. He had three solo tackles, one pass defense and one fumble recovery to finish off the game against Washington. When I first got here, it was just crazy, Pierre-Paul said. Everything was moving fast for me. But now I know all my assignments, I know all my plays and I can go all-out.
Analysis: The Giants, from Pierre-Paul's teammates to his coaches, raved about the rookie lineman this week after his breakout performance last week. It seemed the adrenaline carried over into Week 13 and JPP is finally settling into a rhythm. Fantasy owners might want to take a flier on this kid while he is playing out of his mind.
News: When the New York Giants grabbed Jason Pierre-Paul in the first round of the draft, general manager Jerry Reese said the defensive end had the biggest upside of any player in the draft. The so-called "Freak" out of South Florida had size, speed, strength and determination. The only question was how long would it take him to put it all together? The answer seemingly is less than a season. "A guy like that is going to be a monster," safety Antrel Rolle said Thursday after the Giants (7-4) practiced for Week 13's game against the Washington Redskins (5-6). "Once he understands the game, the sky is the limit."
Analysis: After being spoon-fed for the first half of the season, Pierre-Paul is showing signs that he totally understands coordinator Perry Fewell's defensive package. The biggest sign came this past weekend when Pierre-Paul recorded a pair of strip sacks against Jacksonville quarterback David Garrard in a 24-20 victory. The sacks were his first in the league. "I've been close for a while," said Pierre-Paul, whose playing time has increased from about six plays at the start of the season to about 30. "Last week I got two, and it felt good, to get sacks and to know I can do it." Offensive tackle Kareem McKenzie said Pierre-Paul reminds him of a young John Abraham from his days with the Jets. Defensive end Osi Umenyiora thinks the 21-year-old Pierre-Paul has the makings of another DeMarcus Ware of the Cowboys, except he is bigger. Those are favorable comparisons and Pierre-Paul might get to that level some day. But until he starts producing solid Fantasy numbers on a regular basis, he has low-end Fantasy appeal.
News: Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul had a breakout performance in Week 12 against the Jaguars. Not only did Pierre-Paul have the first sack of his career, but he also had his first multi-sack performance. He also forced two fumbles and finished with six tackles (five solo). He just becomes another piece to the puzzle that we can use, DT Chris Canty said. We need him to continue to improve as a player.
Analysis: The Giants drafted Pierre-Paul in the first round of the NFL draft for this specific reason. They feel he can be the next great pass rusher in New York and his performance Week 12 showed that. However, as long as Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora are healthy, Pierre-Paul is still going to fight for his reps. Despite the breakout performance, he still has more Fantasy value in long-term keeper leagues.
News: Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul has improved in DE Mathias Kiwanukas (neck) absence. We have a technique called the long arm and he long armed the right tackle from Dallas really well, defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said. He was just an arms length away from making that sack. Jason is growing each week, hes really playing good football for us. He just doesnt have the stats to prove it right now.
Analysis: Pierre-Paul has not recorded his first sack yet. Until he proves his worth in the stat column, he should be ignored in Fantasy play.
News: Giants rookie DL Jason Pierre-Paul has a groin injury, but the rookie doesn't think it's anything too serious. He expected to play Saturday at Baltimore.
Analysis: The 15th overall pick back in April, Pierre-Paul could be the next great Giants pass rusher, but this injury won't be helping his cause to possibly move up the depth chart. Pierre-Paul is worth taking in rookie-only and long-term keeper drafts, but he might be worth an in-season pickup in IDP leagues if he shows a quick learning curve.
News: The Giants used a first-round pick in 2010 to shore up its pass rush by selecting Jason Pierre-Paul. The rookie defensive end made his debut against the Jets during Monday's preseason opener and his first recorded stat was a sack of QB Mark Sanchez in the second quarter. He did have an offside penalty, but Pierre-Paul finished with three tackles.
Analysis: The Giants have a bevy of pass rushers in Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, Mathias Kiwanuka and now Pierre-Paul. But if there is anything we have learned, you can never have too many pass rushers. Pierre-Paul is a raw talent, but his athleticism could separate him from the pack in New York. Pierre-Paul is a more valuable Fantasy selection in rookie-only and long-term keeper drafts, but he might be worth an in-season pickup in IDP leagues, if he shows a quick learning curve.
News: Rookie DE Jason Pierre-Paul is meeting expectations for the Giants this summer. In addition to playing multiple spots along the line, the first-round pick is also receiving consideration for special-teams work. Pierre-Paul said he has not had a re-occurrence of the back pain he suffered during minicamp, and head coach Tom Coughlin is all smiles about his new talent. "I've seen him get off the ball and rush the passer," Coughlin said. "We're utilizing him in different ways."
Analysis: Pierre-Paul better be interested in helping in any way possible since the Giants have a lot of deep talent at defensive end. He'll find some playing time this season, but the odds of him putting up a ton of stats are slim. While he might be worth a late flier in deeper IDP leagues on Draft Day, Pierre-Paul should be considered a mid-round pick in dynasty/keeper leagues and a Top-40 pick in rookie-only formats.
News: The Giant signed first-round pick DE Jason Pierre Paul to a five-year contract. Paul, out of South Florida, was the 15th overall pick. He is expected to be present when the Giants open training camp Sunday.
Analysis: With DEs Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka already in New York, Pierre-Paul doesn't figure to crack the starting lineup. Expect him to be a situational pass rusher in his rookie year. While he might be worth a late flier in deeper IDP leagues on Draft Day, Pierre-Paul should be considered a mid-round pick in dynasty/keeper leagues and a Top-30 pick in rookie-only formats.
News: Roughly 10 minutes into the second day of a rookie and free agent minicamp with the Giants, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul looked spent. His hands were clasped above his head. His No. 90 blue jersey was drenched with sweat and it was fairly obvious the No. 15 pick overall in the recent NFL draft was having a problem on a steamy Saturday morning. A minute or two later, the first-round draft pick from South Florida was on all fours on the grass with trainers huddling over him on a steamy morning. While it looked like dehydration, it wasn't. Spray from an aerosol can was soon applied to Pierre-Paul's back along with a what seemed to be a white 5x7 pad, and all the while, Pierre-Paul was telling his coaches that he wasn't out of shape. Instead, it was his annual back problem. It happens every time he gets away from football and then starts playing again. "My back just started hurting," Pierre-Paul said after eating lunch. "It is a conditioning thing. It did that at South Florida, too, where I got used to it. It always does the same thing around this time. I don't know for what reason."
Analysis: Pierre-Paul is going to have to work to get playing time under new defensive coordinator Perry Fewell. Defensive ends Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, Mathias Kiwanuka and Dave Tollefson are all returning with tackles Barry Cofield, Chris Canty, Jay Alford and Rocky Bernard. Fewell also disclosed Friday that he isn't a big fan of rotating his linemen so a fresh body is on the field. That hurts the potential stats of Pierre-Paul this season, especially if his back is giving him trouble already. He's worth a late flier in deeper IDP drafts this summer but is well worth a mid-round pick in dynasty/keeper leagues and a Top-30 pick in rookie-only formats.
News: Calling him a player of uncommon ability oozing with talent, the Giants moved to shore up the defense by taking inexperienced South Florida defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul with the 15th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night. While he only played one season of major college football, Pierre-Paul is an outstanding athlete. The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder has been videotaped countless times doing backflips on the field. But he is more than a gymnast. He had 45 tackles, 6 1/2 sacks and 16 1/2 tackles for losses last season. Pierre-Paul was the highest rated player on their board at the time of the selection. "There's a lot of like about him," Reese said. "He has things you can't teach. He is a rare, gifted, talented kid. He is uncommon. That's a good word to describe his skill set. He is a long. He is fast. He is athletic, tough and has a great motor. We're excited about having him."
Analysis: We think Pierre-Paul will be an excellent pass rusher in the NFL, but it might take a year or two. Expect him to work in a rotation with the rest of the Giants' quality pass rushers, making him an unlikely candidate for big stats. He's worth a late flier in deeper IDP drafts this summer but is well worth a mid-round pick in dynasty/keeper leagues and a Top-20 pick in rookie-only formats.