News: The start of free agency has made for a tough few hours for the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens; Outside linebacker Paul Kruger signed with the Browns, and inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe is now a member of the Dolphins. But Baltimore wasted little time restocking the defense. The team has signed defensive end Chris Canty to a three-year, $8 million deal, according to the Baltimore Sun. Canty spent the last four seasons with the Giants after beginning his career in Dallas. The former fourth-round pick out of Virginia played in just nine games last season, but at 30 years old, he has a lot of football left.
Analysis: Canty will be a low-end Fantasy option going to the Ravens. He is not worth drafting in most IDP leagues.
News: Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty suffered a sprained MCL during the team's loss at Baltimore in Week 16 and could miss the season finale. Canty's injury is to the same knee that sidelined him for the first six games of the season. "We will have to see how he responds," coach Tom Coughlin told ESPN.com on Monday. If Canty is unable to play, the Giants are expected to lean on Rocky Bernard at defensive tackle.
Analysis: Canty finished with a season-high six tackles before leaving Sunday's game and will attempt to remain in the lineup against Philadelphia with the Giants seeking a playoff berth. The 30-year-old has also posted three sacks on the year, but remains a low-end option in Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty totaled five solo tackles and one sack Week 15 at Atlanta. It was his third sack in eight games this season.
Analysis: Canty began the season on the PUP list because of a knee injury, but he has played well since his activation. He has provided a nice interior pass rusher for the Giants and has become a viable low-end Fantasy play in deep IDP formats.
News: Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty (knee) has been added to the active roster Saturday after being removed from the Physically Unable to Perform list. The Giants placed running back Da'Rel Scott on injured reserve to make room on the roster.
Analysis: Canty posted a career-high 47 tackles during his first season with the Giants last year and also added four sacks. At 317 pounds, Canty is a good source at filling holes at the line of scrimmage. Even though he's been removed from the PUP list, Canty still has low-end Fantasy value in IDP formats.
News: Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty will miss the first six games of the regular season after being placed on the PUP list Monday. Canty, who is recovering from offseason knee surgery, is eligible to return for Week 7 against Washington.
Analysis: Canty posted a career-high 47 tackles during his first season with the Giants last year and also added four sacks. At 317 pounds, Canty is a good source at filling holes at the line of scrimmage, but should not be considered a worthwhile Fantasy option at this time.
News: Giants DL Chris Canty, who was a half sack on the season, was credited with his first full sack in Week 4 against the Bears. He finished with five tackles and was credited with two tackles for a loss in the 17-3 victory.
Analysis: Canty is a big part of the Giants' run defense, but does put up gaudy enough numbers to be used IDP leagues. He can be left on the waiver wire heading into Week 5.
News: The Giants listed the following players as inactive for Week 17 at Minnesota: DB Corey Webster, DB Sha-reff Rashad, WR Mario Manningham, TE Scott Chandler and DL Chris Canty.
Analysis: Outside of Manningham and Webster in deeper IDP formats, none of the players listed is expected to have much Fantasy appeal for the upcoming season. They can be left off the waiver wire in all leagues.
News: Giants DB Corey Webster (knee) and DL Chris Canty (knee) have been ruled out of the team's Week 17 game at Minnesota.
Analysis: Neither of these players are relevant in Fantasy and should be ignored in all IDP Formats for Week 17.
News: Giants weakside LB Michael Boley and DT Chris Canty returned to the lineup in Week 9 against the Chargers. Boley missed a month after knee surgery. Canty was out since the opening week with a calf injury. Boley finished the game with seven solo tackles and Canty didn't stat.
Analysis: Boley dealt with a minor injury during the game, but was able to finish it out. He can be considered a low-end Fantasy LB when healthy. Canty is pretty much a run-stuffing tackle and has little to no Fantasy appeal.
News: Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said defensive tackle Chris Canty and linebacker Michael Boley took 50 percent of the snaps Friday and will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game. Canty has been sidelined since the opening game of the season with a calf injury and Boley had surgery on his right knee a month ago. Both should be candidates to play in Week 9 against the Chargers.
Analysis: Canty isn't expected to be a stat monger but Boley will have a shot at reasonable tackle totals. Consider him as a reserve option in league play so long as he's healthy.
News: Giants LB Michael Boley (knee), DL Chris Canty (calf) and CB Aaron Ross (hamstring) have been ruled out of the team's Week 8 game against the Eagles.
Analysis: These are all low-end IDP options and can be ignored in all leagues while they are injured.
News: Giants LB Michael Boley (knee), DT Chris Canty (calf) and CB Aaron Ross (hamstring) have been ruled out of the team's Week 7 game against the Cardinals.
Analysis: None of these players are anything more than low-end Fantasy options and can continue to be ignored in most IDP formats.
News: Giants DT Chris Canty said his injured calf is feeling better Monday, but there is still no timetable for getting back on the field. He has not played since the opening game.
Analysis: Canty is owned in 2 percent of Fantasy leagues. He is not a viable Fantasy IDP option but he does mean a lot to the Giants defense as a unit.
News: The Giants listed the following players as inactive for Week 6 against New Orleans: WR Ramses Barden, RB Danny Ware, DB Aaron Ross, LB Michael Boley, LB Clint Sintim and DL Chris Canty.
Analysis: Aside from Ross and Boley in IDP formats, none of the players on this list are expected to have much Fantasy appeal this season. Leave them on the waiver wire in all leagues until further notice.
News: Giants LB Michael Boley (knee), DT Chris Canty (calf) and CB Aaron Ross (hamstring) have been ruled out of the team's Week 6 game at New Orleans.
Analysis: These three defenders are at best low-end options in IDP formats and should not be on too many rosters to begin with. They should not be active Week 6.
News: The Newark Star-Ledger reported doctors have performed a procedure to stop the bleeding in DT Chris Canty's injured calf. The Giants have not yet confirmed or denied the story. A free agent acquisition, Canty has only played in the season opener.
Analysis: Canty had potential to be a decent Fantasy option in deeper IDP leagues but that seems unlikely at that point. Keep him off of rosters.
News: The Giants listed the following players as inactive for Week 5 against Oakland: DB Aaron Ross, DL Chris Canty, LB Michael Boley, LB Bryan Kehl, TE Kevin Boss, WR Ramses Barden and RB Danny Ware.
Analysis: Aside from Boss and Ross in larger IDP formats, none of the players on this list are expected to carry much Fantasy appeal this season. Leave them on waivers until further notice.
News: Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty, cornerback Aaron Ross and LB Michael Boley won't play vs. Oakland in Week 5. Canty has a calf injury, Ross is still dealing with a hamstring issue and Boley had knee surgery and is on the shelf for a month.
Analysis: Keep all three Giants defenders benched for Week 5. Typically, none of them warrant significant Fantasy consideration in the first place.
News: The Giants listed the following players as inactive for Week 4 at Kansas City: DB Aaron Ross, DL Chris Canty, RB Danny Ware, WR Domenik Hixon, LB Clint Sintim and WR Ramses Barden.
Analysis: Offensively, the player worth owning in Fantasy on this list is Hixon, but he will be used mainly as a kick returner and occasionally as a slot receiver since he has been replaced with second-year player Mario Manningham. Ross and Canty are solid defensive players, but are not recommended in Fantasy IDP leagues at the moment.
News: Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty and cornerback Aaron Ross won't play at Kansas City in Week 4. Canty has a calf injury and Ross had a setback while returning from a hamstring pull. Rookie linebacker Clint Sintim (groin) is questionable as well.
Analysis: Keep all three Giants defenders benched for Week 4. Typically, none of them warrant significant Fantasy consideration in the first place.
News: Pro Bowl defensive end Justin Tuck is questionable for the Giants' game this weekend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tuck hurt his left shoulder last Sunday night against the Cowboys and has not practiced all week. Coach Tom Coughlin said Friday he was 50-50 for the game and he didn't practice on Friday. Coughlin also said defensive tackle Chris Canty (calf), linebacker Clint Sintim (groin) and cornerback Aaron Ross (hamstring) would not play. Cornerback Kevin Dockery (hamstring) is questionable.
Analysis: Of these defenders, Tuck is the only one worth starting when healthy, and we'll know whether or not he'll play on Sunday morning. The rest of these players don't warrant Fantasy use.
News: The Giants inactives for Week 2 at Dallas are RB Danny Ware, DB Aaron Ross, DB Kevin Dockery, WR Hakeem Nicks, LB Clint Sintim and DL Chris Canty.
Analysis: Keep all of these players reserved for Week 2 against the Cowboys. Nicks and Ware are expected to be out at least another week due to injury, and Ross should also return soon when healthy.
News: Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty will be on the sidelines when he returns to Dallas this weekend. Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Friday that Canty missed practice again with a calf injury and has been ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys. Canty, who left Dallas to sign with New York as a free agent, got hurt in practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Canty wasn't considered a useful Fantasy option in the first place. Keep him off of rosters for now.
News:Chris Canty's return to Dallas is now in doubt. The New York Giants DT missed practice on Thursday and his status for Sunday night's game in Dallas against the Cowboys is uncertain. Canty, who left Dallas to sign with the Giants as a free agent, was hurt in practice on Wednesday. He received treatment on Thursday while the team practiced. Starting safety Kenny Phillips (knee) returned to practice on a limited basis on Thursday and had a couple of interceptions. Michael Johnson, the other starting safety, missed his second practice with a shoulder injury, but coach Tom Coughlin thinks he has a chance to play. LB Michael Boley (hip) showed improvement and has a shot at playing, Coughlin said.
Analysis: Keep an eye on the Giants' defenders and hope they are OK after Friday's practice. That will determine their status for Sunday's game at Dallas.
News: Giants DL Chris Canty (hamstring) remained out of commission Saturday vs. the Jets in preseason action.
Analysis: Canty is not used to missing football games. He didn't miss a game in four seasons with the Cowboys, but now he already has missed three preseason contests with New York. He also is learning a new defense (4-3) for the first time in a decade. Canty remains hopeful that he will be ready for the season opener against Washington on Sept. 13 and for Week 2, when the Giants travel to Dallas to face his old team. Canty doesn't post enough stats to warrant use in IDP formats, however.
News: New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty was so frustrated that his torn hamstring wasn't improving after more than two weeks that he turned to a relatively new medical approach - platelet rich plasma therapy. The treatment has gained notice in the past year after Pittsburgh receiver Hines Ward used it on his sprained right knee to help him play in the Steelers' Super Bowl win over Arizona in February. During the 30-minute procedure, a tube of a patient's blood is taken and put it in a centrifuge and spun, producing concentrated platelets, which contain growth factors that accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. The platelets are then injected into the injury site. Canty had the treatment on Monday and was jogging on the sidelines on Wednesday as the Giants returned to their headquarters to resume training camp after more than three weeks at the University at Albany. "It (the hamstring) wasn't as painful, it wasn't as tight, and particularly when you're moving around because that's when you can really tell," said Canty, who signed a six-year, $42 million contract as a free agent in the offseason. "You can maybe feel all right walking, but you don't play football walking. You have to sprint and you have to be able to do athletic movements, that's the real test."
Analysis: Canty, who has not practiced since Aug. 8, discussed the treatment with the Giants medical staff last week and they decided to take the aggressive option. The big concern for Canty and the Giants will be how the 26-year-old feels on Thursday. He is not used to missing football games. He didn't miss a game in four seasons with the Cowboys, and now he already has missed two preseason contests with New York. He also is learning a new defense (4-3) for the first time in a decade. Canty remains hopeful that he will be ready for the season opener against Washington on Sept. 13 and for Week 2, when the Giants travel to Dallas to face his old team. Canty doesn't post enough stats to warrant use in IDP formats.
News: The Newark Star-Ledger reports that Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Thursday that the players who have been "on the side [in practice this week] are definitely not going to go" for Saturday's preseason game against Chicago. He didn't mention them by name, but the guys that have been out the last two days are: LB Antonio Pierce (foot), S Kenny Phillips (knee), Gs Rich Seubert (shoulder) and Chris Snee (knee), DT Chris Canty (hamstring) and CB Aaron Ross (hamstring).
Analysis: Pierce did play in the team's first preseason game against the Panthers. Fantasy owners should not read too much into minor injuries in the preseason and the truth is that most starters wouldn't play long in the second game of the preseason game anyway. Canty doesn't post enough stats to warrant use in IDP formats.
News: Dallas had several members of its defense make plays Sunday against the Giants. DL Chris Canty had five tackles and 1.5 sacks and LB Anthony Spencer had a half-sack.
Analysis: Canty and Spencer are low-end IDP performers and should not be used in Week 16 against Baltimore.
News: Cowboys defensive end Chris Canty signed a $2 million restricted free agent tender Wednesday. Canty, a fourth-round draft pick in 2005, had a career-best 46 tackles while starting all 16 games last season. He has started 34 of 48 regular-season games in Dallas and has 133 tackles. While he didn't sign until Wednesday, Canty hasn't missed any offseason work. He has taken part in optional workouts the past four weeks.
Analysis: Canty doesn't post enough stats to warrant high use in Fantasy play. Ignore him for now.
News: Cowboys DL Chris Canty recorded three tackles (two solo) and 1/2 sack during a Week 16 win against the Panthers. Canty, who came into the game as probable with a knee injury, now has 38 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks.
Analysis: Canty is a the starting right end for Cowboys, but he doesn't get a whole lot of stats in the 3-4 defensive scheme. Ignore him in Fantasy leagues at this time.
News: Cowboys DL Chris Canty left Week 15 at Philadelphia with a knee injury and did not return.
Analysis: Canty is a the starting right end for Cowboys, but he doesn't get a whole lot of stats in the 3-4 defensive scheme. Ignore him in Fantasy leagues at this time.
News: Cowboys DL Chris Canty picked up his third sack of the season Week 12 against the Jets. He also had three tackles.
Analysis: Canty is a the starting right end for Cowboys, but doesn't see a whole lot of stats in the 3-4 defensive scheme. Ignore him in Fantasy leagues at this time. The Cowboys host the Packers on a Thursday in Week 13.
News: Cowboys DL Chris Canty totaled five tackles (four solo) and one sack during a Week 10 win over the Giants. It was his second sack of the season and first since Week 2.
Analysis: Canty is a the starting right end for Cowboys, but doesn't see a whole lot of stats in the 3-4 defensive scheme. Ignore him in Fantasy leagues at this time.
News: Dallas LB Bradie James and DL Chris Canty combined for eight tackles and two sacks against the Dolphins on Sunday. James had six tackles and a sack, and Canty had two tackles and a sack.
Analysis: Consider James a low-end LB option against Chicago in Week 3 and keep Canty reserved.
News: The Cowboys allowed just 14 points in Week 4 at Tennessee. They limited the Titans to just 229 yards of total offense and forced three turnovers in the game. They also picked up two sacks (one a piece for Chris Canty and Kevin Burnett) and Bradie James returned an interception 15 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Analysis: The Cowboys won't face many matchups as clearly easy as this one through the season, so hopefully you had them in your active lineup. They'll face a much tougher matchup in Week 5 at Philadelphia, but they are still a great bye-week replacement.
News: Kenyon Coleman took over for Marcus Spears (knee) on the left side of the Cowboys line Saturday. Jay Ratliff also is battling for time there. Coach Bill Parcells said he would considering moving right-side starter Chris Canty to the left side if Spears is out for an extended time. He prefers keeping third-round pick Jason Hatcher on the right side. Greg Ellis, a starter from 1998 until late last season, wasn't mentioned as an option. Ellis has talked openly about being upset with his demotion, saying he'd like to be released or traded. Parcells responded Friday by saying Ellis can either follow along or retire. Ellis and Parcells talked on the field for several minutes during a break in Saturday's afternoon practice. After the workout, Ellis said he wanted to wait until Sunday before talking to reporters.
Analysis: None of these IDPs will be worth considering at this point. Spears should be fine and these other guys are depth options and not productive enough.