New York Giants: Stock report during Week 12 bye

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 10: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants drops back to pass during the second half of their game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 10, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 10: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants drops back to pass during the second half of their game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 10, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /
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The New York Giants are floundering at 2-8 as they wrap up their bye week. Here is their current stock report.

It’s been another lost season for the New York Giants. Sure, Daniel Jones has taken over the offense, seizing the reins from Eli Manning. But the team as a whole remains a disappointment as it pertains to wins and losses.

Floundering at 2-8, Big Blue is finishing up their bye week before they travel to the Windy City for a Week 13 matchup with the equally disappointing Chicago Bears.

Let’s take a look at the current stock report for Big Blue.

Stock Up

Daniel Jones: Despite another turnover (fumble returned by Jamal Adams for a touchdown) against the Jets, Daniel Jones is riding the crest of a bull market presently. He still needs to protect the ball better — he has 17 turnovers this season — but he did throw for 308 yards and four touchdowns against Gang Green with no interceptions.

The Duke product has completed 63 percent of his pass attempts this year with 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Not too shabby for a rookie. Danny Dimes has also rushed for 208 yards and a pair of scores this season, mobility that Eli Manning never had. This kid looks like he can be the real deal, as long as he can hold onto the ball.

Darius Slayton: The speedster from Auburn enjoyed the finest outing of his rookie campaign with 10 receptions for 121 yards and two touchdowns against Gang Green, giving him five touchdowns on the year. Slayton’s quickness and ability to stretch the field has been fun to watch and he’s helped make up for the absence recently of Sterling Shepard (concussion).

Who knows if we’ll see Shepard again this season. Slayton needs to develop a broader route tree but, so far, he looks like an outstanding fifth-round selection (171st overall).

Stock Down

Saquon Barkley: Whatever it is — rust or the after-effects of his ankle injury suffered in Week 3 against Tampa Bay — Barkley just doesn’t look quite right. The Penn State superstar was bottled up by the Jets last week (one yard rushing on 13 carries) and he simply does not to seem to have the same power or burst from his sensational rookie campaign.

He’s also currently dealing with a shoulder injury. Let’s face it, though, Big Blue’s offensive line is not very good and Barkley can still take it to the house on any play. He’s just not getting many opportunities lately.

Pat Shurmur: Did you know that the 54-year old Shurmur owns a 17-42 record as a head coach in the NFL? Yikes. He’s 7-19 as Giants head coach and, while he might sell you that this season is about developing Jones, do you really like him as the head coach of this storied franchise?

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He seldom makes any adjustments during a game, his time management skills leave a lot to be desired, you know the deal. The G-Men would be wise to look for another head coach once this dreadful 2019 season finally comes to a conclusion.