The 2018 New York Giants went into the regular season with high expectations, but the end result was quite underwhelming. The positives were few and far between as the Giants struggled out of the gate with a 1-7 start before finishing with a 3-13 record.
Little satisfaction for a proud franchise with four Super Bowl wins, but the Giants hope the 2019 season brings stability and a path back to respectability. Later this summer, the Giants will be heading to training camp with a lot of questions that need to be answered before the start of the regular season. If they fail to resolve their problems, it could be the same results for the Giants once again.
We've got our top New York Giants fantasy football team names all the way at the bottom, if you want to skip our 2019 overview here.
2019 New York Giants Team Names: What Lies Ahead For The Offense
The Giants battle in the tough NFC East as they're led by two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and second-year sensation Saquon Barkley, who is becoming one of the elite running backs in the NFL today. Barkley's success is centered around a lethal combination of speed and power.
However, the loss of Odell Beckham Jr. via a trade with the Cleveland Browns will hurt the passing game. Plus, the clock is ticking for the Daniel Jones era to begin in New York. Giants fans could be seeing the changing of the guard at the quarterback position, especially if the offense struggles to move the football downfield and score points in the red zone.
Last season, the offense never seemed to click on all cylinders and evolve into a productive unit despite all of the offensive weapons (OBJ, Barkley, Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram) in the starting lineup. Frustration ran high inside the Giants locker room as the offense was 16th in scoring last season.
2019 New York Giants: Defense Is Key To Giants Success in 2019
The play of the Giants defense was embarrassing at times last season. The unit was ranked 23rd in total defense as they allowed over 25 points-per-game. The front office used this year's NFL Draft to secure depth on the defensive side of the ball. Giants general manager Dave Gettleman wouldn't have made the Beckham trade if the Browns didn't include Jabrill Peppers in the package coming back to New York. Peppers is an athletic safety who fits perfectly in their aggressive style of defense.
Heading into 2019, the biggest question for the Giants is how will the roster look after training camp. The franchise is in the midst of rebuilding their roster as they suffered through losing seasons in five of the last six years. Collectively, you can expect them to take a step back, especially after removing Beckham Jr. and Landon Collins off the roster this offseason.
The Best 2019 New York Giants Fantasy Football Team Names
The start of the fantasy football season is right around the corner. Usually, this means hardcore fantasy football team owners will begin to figure out their name for the upcoming season. Having a creative fantasy football team name will make the other team owners take notice of your entry.
However, when it comes to creating your team name, you don't have to reinvent the wheel. The key to a good fantasy football team name comes down to appropriateness, cleverness and if it fits within the parameters of your league.
Playing fantasy football goes hand-in-hand with rooting for your favorite NFL team. Some of the best fantasy team names are created by die-hard Giants fans. You may need to do a little prep work on the roster before selecting the best name for your fantasy football team. Often, the name is associated with the team's top stars. Some are quite funny, others are insulting, but all are clever. That being said, it can be a difficult task to come up with a catchy fantasy team name.
Here are some of the best New York Giants fantasy football team names:
- All Barkley, No Bite
- Last Manning Standing
- Bend It Like Beckham Jr.
- Big Blue Wrecking Crew
- Big Apple G-Men
- Shurmur's Murmurs
- Living in Mara-dise
- Salt & Jabrill Peppers
- Jerry Reese's Pieces
- Rosey Grier Cheeks
- Pierre-Paul & Mary
- Cruzing For A Bruising
- Coughlin Up Blood
- Green Eggs and Manningham
- Live and Let Diehl
- Straight Outta Coughlin
- Manning of Steel
- Cruz Missiles
- Strahan To Victory
- Darkwa On The Edge Of Town
- McAdoo's Ghost
- Ode To Plaxico
If you can't win a fantasy football league title, at least you can win the league's best team name contest. It's a tough assignment, but this task can be easily accomplished.
Still, winning your fantasy football league is quite satisfying, especially if you have a catchy name, which will make that championship much sweeter. If you're truly a New York Giants fan, we hope one of our 2019 New York Giants fantasy team names makes the cut.
The 2019 New York Giants Fantasy Football Preview
If you're looking for a fantasy breakdown of Eli, Zeke and the mess at WR, we've got you covered. The LTFF team just podcasted about the Giants and the keys for fantasy football success, which you can find here!
If you've got some New York Giants fantasy football team names that you think we missed, share them here. We'll add them and even give you credit!
For the record, I never actually played football. I have no doubt that I would get crushed running across the middle for a pass, every single time.
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