News:Corey Webster has reportedly taken a pay cut to stay with the Giants. The cornerback totaled 58 tackles, 13 passes defensed and four interceptions over 16 starts.
Analysis: Webster struggled for much of the year against top-notch competition. It remains to be seen if he'll still be a starter. He's not worth trusting in Fantasy.
News: Giants defensive back Corey Webster recorded his fourth interception of the season during Sunday's contest against the Packers in Week 12. Webster picked off Aaron Rodgers in the first quarter and finished with three tackles and a pass deflection in a 38-10 victory.
Analysis: Webster has picked on for most of the season and has earned opportunities to rack up some tackles for Fantasy owners this season. He has 41 tackles, four interceptions and eight deflected passes through his first 11 games. Fantasy owners should view him as a low-end option in deeper formats heading into Week 13 at Washington.
News: Giants defensive back Corey Webster recorded an interception for the second consecutive game Sunday of Week 9 in a loss to Pittsburgh. Webster picked off a Ben Roethlisberger pass and added two tackles in the defeat.
Analysis: Webster now has three interceptions on the year and has one in back-to-back games against the Cowboys and Steelers. Still, with just 34 tackles on the season Webster is not a high-end IDP option. He should only be owned in the deepest of Fantasy formats.
News: Giants defensive back Corey Webster recorded his second interception of the season in Week 8 against the Cowboys. He picked off quarterback Tony Romo in the first quarter and also finished with five tackles in the 29-24 win.
Analysis: Webster has 32 tackles through eight games this season and remains productive with his two interceptions. He is not consistent enough to be considered a reliable option in Fantasy, however, so leave the 30-year-old for deeper IDP formats at this point.
News: Giants cornerback Corey Webster totaled a team-high eight tackles (seven solo) Week 5 vs. Cleveland. Webster now has 20 tackles and one interception in five games.
Analysis: Webster usually draws the assignment of covering the opposing team's best receiver. You would think his stats would be better because he sees a lot of plays come his way. For now, Webster remains just a low-end Fantasy option in IDP formats.
News: Giants defensive back Corey Webster had more to contend with than Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith during New York's 36-7 victory in Week 3. He played the second half Thursday night with a hard cast on his right hand after breaking his hand earlier in the game. Webster, who finished with a season-high four tackles, said he was unsure if he hurt his hand when he sparred with Smith during the first half.
Analysis: Webster said he is unlikely to miss any playing time as the Giants have 10 games before their next contest. His return to Thursday's game was considered questionable, but X-rays returned negative and the issue is apparently not serious. The 30-year-old failed to register a pass defended for the first time this season against Carolina, and remains a low-end option in Fantasy IDP formats when active.
News: Giants defensive back Corey Webster was back on the field in the second quarter of Thursdays game against the Panthers, after briefly heading to the locker room for X-rays on his hand.
Analysis: His return was initially questionable, but it would appear that the X-rays came back negative and the issue is not serious. Webster remains a low-end Fantasy IDP option, when active.
News: Giants defensive back Corey Webster was forced to leave Thursdays game against the Panthers in the first quarter, after suffering a hand injury. He was forced to the locker room for X-rays, and his return is questionable.
Analysis: Webster brings some much needed experience to the Giants defensive backfield, so this would be a big blow for them. He has five tackles and one interception on the season, and should be considered a low-end Fantasy IDP option, when healthy.
News: Giants DB Corey Webster totaled seven solo tackles, one interception and two pass defenses in Week 16 against the Jets. He now has an interception in two straight games and a career-high six on the season.
Analysis: Webster had no tackles in his previous two games, but he usually sees a fair amount of plays come his way covering the opposing team's top WR. Webster is having one of his better seasons, but he still remains a low-end Fantasy DB.
News: Giants DB Corey Webster had an interception and two pass defenses in Week 15 against the Redskins. Unfortunately, he had no tackles in the game.
Analysis: Webster now has a career-high five interceptions in 2011. He is having one of his best seasons as a pro, but Webster is still a low-end Fantasy DB.
News: Giants DB Corey Webster had an interception and three tackles during New York's 27-20 loss to San Francisco in Week 10. Webster picked off QB Alex Smith for his fourth interception of the season, which matched his career high set during the 2010 campaign.
Analysis: Webster briefly left Sunday's game with an apparent ankle injury, but returned to the game and notched his fourth interception over his past four outings. Fantasy owners should consider him a viable DB option in Fantasy IDP formats if he continues to pick off passes.
News:Corey Webster picked off Matt Moore on a fourth-and-23 play with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter Week 8 against the Dolphins to seal a 20-17 win for the Giants. Webster finished with four tackles and three pass defenses.
Analysis: Webster has been stepping up lately for the Giants. He has three interceptions in his last two games and nine pass defenses in seven games this season. He is likely to remain in the starting lineup even with Prince Amukamara on the rehab trail. Consider Webster a viable low-end Fantasy start with room to grow if he continues to perform at a high level.
News: Giants DB Corey Webster came up with two critical interceptions in his team's Week 6 win over the Bills. He entered play without any interceptions.
Analysis: Webster remains a poor source of tackles and is really just a shot in the dark for help in picks, making him a player to avoid in most IDP formats. Despite his Week 6 heroics, Fantasy owners should avoid him in most leagues for now.
News: Giants DB Corey Webster has officially been ruled inactive for Week 17 against the Redskins. Webster was limited in practice this week with a ribs and knee injury.
Analysis: Webster finishes the season with 52 tackles to go along with four interceptions. He is not a great tackler and will have low-end Fantasy appeal heading into the 2011 season.
News: Giants DB Corey Webster notched his fourth interception of the season in Week 15 against the Eagles. He added just two tackles and a pass defensed.
Analysis: Webster has three interceptions in his last seven games with five passes defensed to his credit in that span. He remains a poor source of tackles and is really just a shot in the dark for help in picks, making him a player to avoid in most IDP formats.
News: Giants DB Corey Webster scooped up a second quarter field goal after teammate Terrell Thomas blocked it, but he was unable to score and was tackled with no time remaining in the first half of the Week 11 game against the Eagles. Webster added five solo tackles on the night, including a tackle for loss.
Analysis: Webster has just two interceptions in ten games this season, and he doesn't typically record enough tackles to be worthy of ownership in Fantasy play. Continue to leave him off of rosters.
News: Giants DB Corey Webster recorded his second interception of the season in Week 9 against the Seahawks. Webster picked off a pass that went right off Mike Williams' hands at the 12-yard line. He left with cramping after the pick, but was able to return in the second half. Webster finished with a team-high five tackles in the 41-7 loss.
Analysis: Webster now has two interceptions on the season to go along with 27 tackles. While he is considered an above average corner around the league, Webster does not stat consistently enough to be used in most IDP leagues. Leave him on the waiver wire heading into Week 10.
News: Giants DB Corey Webster recorded his first interception of the season in Week 5 against the Texans. Webster also had three tackles and was credited with a pass defended in the 34-10 victory.
Analysis: Webster only has 16 tackles and one interception on the season. He is a very good cover corner, but not a great tackler. He does not consistently rack up enough stats to be used in IDP leagues. Leave him on the waiver wire heading into Week 6.
News: Giants CB Corey Webster came off the field early during Tuesday's practice. "Corey just has a little glute (gluteus maximus muscle) that's bothering him," head coach Tom Coughlin said.
Analysis: Webster has averaged 51 tackles and two interceptions over the past two seasons. He doesn't rack up enough stats to be considered a viable Fantasy option in IDP leagues. Webster can be ignored on Draft Day.
News: Giants CB Corey Webster jammed his finger during the morning practice on Wednesday but says he will be fine.
Analysis: He should be OK for the start of the season. Webster is good enough to be a one-week replacement DB off waivers in the deepest of seasonal Fantasy leagues. Anything else is a risk as far as Draft Day goes.
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: The Giants have listed the following players as inactive for Monday night at Washington in Week 15: WR Ramses Barden, CB Cory Webster, RB Danny Ware, CB Aaron Ross, WR Sinorice Moss and TE Darcy Johnson.
Analysis: None of these players are relevant in Fantasy and can continue to be ignored in all formats.
News:Corey Webster, who has developed into one the NFL's top cornerbacks over the past year, signed a five-year, $43 million contract extension with the Giants on Monday. Webster will receiver $20 million in guaranteed money under the deal that runs through 2013. The fourth-year player would have been a free agent at the end of the season. Webster was the Giants' second-round draft choice in 2005, the 43rd overall selection. After being benched early in the year, he moved into the starting lineup for the playoffs when Sam Madison suffered a sports hernia. Webster set up the Giants' overtime victory in the NFC title game when he intercepted Brett Favre in Green Bay. In the Super Bowl, he helped limit Randy Moss to five catches. "He really came into his own the latter part of last year, and that has carried over into the 2008 season, where he has shown that he is one of the top corners in the league," Reese said Sunday evening.
Analysis: Webster has started every game at right cornerback this season. He has three interceptions, tied with fellow cornerback Aaron Ross for the team lead. He also has two forced fumbles. Because he doesn't post many stats on a weekly basis, he's no better than a low-end No. 3 Fantasy DB in IDP leagues.
News: Several Giants defenders made an impact Sunday at Dallas. DB Kenny Phillips had one tackle, DB Aaron Ross had three tackles, DL Jay Alford had two tackles and a sack, DL Renaldo Wynn had one tackle and a sack and DB Corey Webster had four tackles.
Analysis: Continue to use your regular IDP players from this group in Week 16 against the Panthers. Remember, Carolina is a solid running team but struggles to throw the ball on the road.
News: Giants DB Corey Webster intercepted two passes in Week 9 against Dallas. He also had three tackles. He picked up his first interception of the season in Week 8 at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Webster suddenly has a real nose for the ball, but he doesn't get enough regular stats to be considered anything more than a low-end No. 3 DB in IDP leagues. You can't rely on him to get a pick every week.
News: Giants DB Corey Webster recorded eight tackles, a sack and forced a fumble in Week 3 against Cincinnati.
Analysis: Webster is a former second-round pick that never really materialized in the NFL. It will take him another game like this before we start recommending him in IDP play, though.
News: The Giants defense made the proper changes after allowing the Bucs to open their Wild Card game with a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, and the Big Blue defense was a reason why the Giants went on to win 24-14. Tampa Bay picked up a late touchdown as New York was in prevent defense, but the Giants managed to keep Tampa off the board in the second and third quarters. Tampa mustered 271 total yards, including just 69 yards on the ground. The Giants got their lone sack from Michael Strahan, while Corey Webster and R.W. McQuarters picked off Jeff Garcia passes.
Analysis: The Giants have struggled all season to stop teams in the first quarter, but they usually get stronger as the game goes on. They will have their hands full with Dallas in the divisional playoff round. Consider the Giants DST a low-end Fantasy option. The Giants DST will likely be a No. 1 Fantasy option come Draft Day 2008. Strahan is a solid option in Fantasy playoff formats, and if he returns in 2008, he will be a decent No. 2 or No. 3 Fantasy DL. Webster and McQuarters are just low-end Fantasy options in playoff formats.
News: Giants DB Sam Madison (abdomen) is doubtful for a Wild Card game at Tampa Bay. Madison, who did not practice all week, went down with an abdominal injury during a Week 17 loss to the Patriots. Kevin Dockery (hip) is also hurting and listed as questionable, so that means Corey Webster might make his first start since Sept. 23.
Analysis: Webster is a former second-round pick that never really materialized in the NFL. He was even inactive for a few games this season. He is nothing more than a low-end Fantasy DB in playoff formats.
News: Giants WR Steve Smith, QB Jared Lorenzen, DB Corey Webster and DL Manuel Wright have all been ruled inactive for Week 10 vs. Dallas.
Analysis: Smith has not played since Week 2 and has missed the last eight games due to injury. Webster, a former second round pick, has fallen on some hard times. He has not lived up to his potential and now finds himself a healthy scratch against Dallas. All four inactive players have little to no Fantasy value at this time. Keep them reserved Week 10.
News: According to the New York Daily News, DB Corey Webster may have lost his job as one of the Giants' starting cornerbacks. After 15 starts over two-plus seasons (and only one interception) he was benched in the second quarter on Sunday in favor of first-round pick Aaron Ross. Tom Coughlin would not commit to Ross as the starter this Sunday against the Eagles, but he sounded like he was leaning in that direction. "You need people to be in a position to make the plays when they are there and this is just something that Corey has to fight his way through," Coughlin said. "His performance level has to increase."
Analysis: The Giants' passing defense is 29th in the league, which is one reason why Gibril Wilson is the only Giants DB with any Fantasy value. The Giants host the Eagles in Week 4, who put up 381 yards and four touchdowns through the air in Week 3, and so Webster and Ross should be left alone in all IDP leagues.
News: DL Fred Robbins (calf), DB Aaron Ross (hamstring, buttuck), DB E.J. Underwood (hip) and DB Corey Webster (hip) were each able to play in Sunday's preseason game against the Giants.
Analysis: Webster managed just one solo tackle in the preseason win. Webster hasn't been the shutdown corner the Giants envisioned since coming into the league three years ago. He is nothing more than a low-end Fantasy IDP player heading into the season.
News: Giants WR Plaxico Burress attempted to practice for the first time Wednesday since spraining his right ankle on Aug. 2, but had to quit after a couple of minutes. Also, cornerback Corey Webster missed practice with a hip injury, while rookie tight end Kevin Boss missed his second straight day due to a bruised shoulder.
Analysis: Webster hasn't been the shutdown corner the Giants envisioned since coming into the league three years ago. He is nothing more than a low-end Fantasy IDP player heading into the season.
News: Giants starting cornerback Corey Webster was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list on Tuesday with toe and hip problems. Webster was reinjured on Saturday in 34-28 win over the Redskins that helped the Giants (8-8) make the playoffs. Webster suffered a toe injury against Jacksonville on Nov. 20 and missed the next four games. He was active for the last two games. Webster is the fifth starter to be placed on injured reserve, joining linebacker LaVar Arrington, receiver Amani Toomer, defensive end Michael Strahan and tackle Luke Petitgout. Kick returner Chad Morton also is on injured reserve. Rookie R.J. Cobbs, who has been on the practice squad since Dec. 19, was signed to the active roster for the playoff game on Sunday against Philadelphia.
Analysis: Webster can be safely dropped from all seasonal IDP leagues. Cobbs shouldn't be considered for Fantasy use.
News: The Giants listed QB Tim Hasselbeck (third QB), WR Mike Jennings, DB Corey Webster, LB Tyson Smith, DL Michael Strahan and DL Titus Adams were listed as inactive for Week 15 vs. Philadelphia.
Analysis: None of these players should be in your active lineup until further notice.
News: Giants DL Michael Strahan (foot) is doubtful and DB Corey Webster (toe) is questionable for Week 15 vs. Philadelphia.
Analysis: Strahan is expected to miss his fifth straight game on Sunday and could miss the remainder of the season. Webster has missed the last three games and he is not a recommended Fantasy option at this time.
News: The Giants listed QB Tim Hasselbeck (emergency QB), WR Mike Jennings, DB Corey Webster, LB Tyson Smith, LB Chris Claiborne, DL Michael Strahan and DL Titus Adams as inactive for Week 14 at Carolina.
Analysis: Strahan is out once again for the Giants defense, but the fact that Jake Delhomme won't start for the Panthers could offset that fact for Fantasy owners. Consider them a decent unit for this matchup. All of these players, though, should be reserved for Week 14.
News: Giants DE Michael Strahan (foot, doubtful), CB Corey Webster (toe, questionable) and LB Antonio Pierce (knee, probable) were all on the team's Week 14 injury report for their game at Carolina. All three did not practice in full on Wednesday.
Analysis: Strahan probably won't make the game while Pierce will. Monitor Webster's status if you're using him in deeper IDP leagues.
News: The Giants listed WR Mike Jennings, DB Corey Webster, LB Tyson Smith, LB Chris Claiborne and DL Michael Strahan as inactive for Week 13 vs. Dallas.
Analysis: Strahan is out, but Osi Umenyiora is in. Consider the Giants DST a decent Fantasy unit despite the poor matchup. All other players on this list should be reserved in Fantasy leagues until further notice.
News: The depleted and injury-ravaged Giants defense was hit with another blow when CB Corey Webster was not in uniform because of a toe injury. That forced Frank Walker to move into the starting lineup for the first time this season. Walker was called for a costly unnecessary roughness penalty early in the fourth quarter when he launched himself at Titans rookie QB Vince Young while Young was running toward the right sideline. Young said Walker was trash-talking to him all game. Webster has been banged up for a few weeks and was unable to finish last week's game in Jacksonville. He was able to practice last week but was added to the injury list on Friday when he sat out of practice.
Analysis: Neither Webster or Walker have any Fantasy value at this point.
News: Giants CB Corey Webster (toe) was added to the injury report Friday with a toe ailment. He did not practice on Friday.
Analysis: Webster could be a gametime decision. Don't use Webster if you can help it in Week 12.
News: The following Giants were listed as probable on the Week 9 injury report: WR Plaxico Burress (back), WR Amani Toomer (ankle), FB Jim Finn (ankle), CB Frank Walker (hamstring) and CB Corey Webster (back).
Analysis: Burress is a must-start Fantasy WR, and Toomer is a platoonable No. 3 Fantasy WR who has a real nice matchup vs. Houston in Week 9. Finn, Walker and Webster should not be on Fantasy rosters of any kind.
News: Giants DB Corey Webster sacked Falcons QB Michael Vick and forced a fumble in Week 6 at Atlanta.
Analysis: Webster is still a young DB and that means that he gets challenged often. Consider him a decent No. 2 option in larger leagues for Week 7 at Dallas.
News: The Giants will have to become reacquainted quickly with Eagles QB Donovan McNabb after not having seen him at all in 2005. McNabb missed both Giants games with a sports hernia that ended his season after nine games. The biggest problem will come in a secondary that continues to drop interceptions. The Colts made them pay last week by converting all three blown opportunities into points. If Corey Webster and the rest of the defensive backs and linebackers don't start hanging onto catchable balls this week, McNabb could torment them deep all day with Donte' Stallworth and Reggie Brown.
Analysis: In only his second year out of LSU, the Giants are asking a lot out of Webster. He is now one of the starting corners and will be the focal point of a revamped passing defense. If Webster becomes a big time player this year, his Fantasy value will surely skyrocket. For now he is a risky start until he proves he can handle a starting gig in the NFL.
News: Head coach Tom Coughlin is pleased with the performance of second-year cornerback Corey Webster, the team's second round pick last year. "He has all the talent and all the ability he needs," Coughlin says. "Now he needs to be more technical in his approach."
Analysis: Webster is a future starting CB. The Giants are breaking him in slowly, but he could be a viable long-term keeper in deeper individual defensive player Fantasy leagues.
News: LCB Will Allen failed to hold yet another certain interception in Dallas and his time appears to be drawing near in terms of being replaced. If that happens, he'll become the slot nickel back with rookie Corey Webster assuming starting duties.
Analysis: Webster is a future starting corner back in the NFL. The Giants are breaking him in slowly, but he could be a viable long-term keeper in deeper individual defensive player Fantasy leagues.
News: Oddly, if the Giants lose RCB Will Peterson (and he is definitely out for Week 6), the most negative result is plans to bench LCB Will Allen, or at least make him the nickel and dime CB, will be delayed. Right now, Curtis Deloatch will start for Peterson with rookie Corey Webster the nickel and dime corner.
Analysis: Webster is a future starting corner back in the NFL. The Giants are breaking him in slowly, but he could be a viable long-term keeper in deeper individual defensive player Fantasy leagues.
News: Second-round pick Corey Webster, the Giants' first pick in 2005, has agreed to a deal and will join the team. "I am not going to hold it against him," coach Tom Coughlin said about Webster's short holdout. "I am disappointed, but that's part of the business and he'll be out there."
Analysis: Webster will start as the team's nickelback and could be a starting CB by the end of the year. He will have value in future IDP seasons.