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New York Giants

2018 Record/Finish: 5-11, 4th in NFC East
Offensive Ranks (2018): 16th (scoring), 17th (total yards), 11th (passing), 24th (rushing)
Defensive Ranks (2018): 23rd (scoring), 24th (total yards), 23rd (passing), 20th (rushing)
Key offseason additions: WR Golden Tate, LB Markus Golden, S Antoine Bethea
Key offseason losses: WR Odell Beckham, Jr. (CLE), S Landon Collins (WAS), G Jamon Brown (ATL)
Key draft pick: QB Daniel Jones (sixth overall)
Toughest multi-game stretch: Weeks 12-14 (at Chicago, vs. Green Bay, at Philadelphia)
Vegas Over/Under for wins: 6
Projected 2019 record: 4-12

Last season, the Giants were out of the playoff chase by early October, thanks in large part to one of the most brutal starting schedules I have ever seen.

Predictably, New York got off to a horrendous start, winning just once in their first eight games.

This season, the schedule is more forgiving, but the talent level may be worse.

Gone are big time stars Odell Beckham, Jr. (via trade) and Landon Collins (via free agency). New York also used their sixth overall pick on the quarterback of the future which is both good and bad.

It is likely that they will not see much help from their 2019 first pick and if they do, then a 16-year veteran will no longer be necessary.

Despite employing one of the best running backs in the game in Saquon Barkley, the rest of the roster lacks in almost every area.

Duplicating last year’s win total of five seems possible given the easier schedule but a difficult task nonetheless.