The New York Giants entered the 2021 season with faint hopes of competing in a woeful NFC East. But those hopes were quickly dashed after the team’s 1-5 start. Things only got worse—or stayed the same, if you’re being charitable—and they lost six straight games to end the season, finishing 4-13, dead last in the division.
There is at least a little more reason to be optimistic about the Giants in 2022. They brought in a new coaching staff and front office, and, surely, they won’t have so many injuries again this season, right? Still, temper your expectations; it is very clearly a rebuilding year in New York.
We’ll take a look at the latest DraftKings Sportsbook lines and predict if the Falcons can beat their 2022 win total. The odds below are as of March 28, 2022.
NFC East win totals
Notable offseason moves so far
The Giants doubled down on their commitment to quarterback Daniel Jones, despite three underwhelming seasons. But at least they made some moves to give him help on the offensive line, signing guards Mark Glowinski and Jon Feliciano. Tight end Ricky Seals-Jones replaces Evan Engram. They also brought in a backup quarterback, journeyman Tyrod Taylor.
Giants prediction: Under 7 wins
The Giants’ roster isn’t completely barren. They have talent at the wide receiver position, and if running back Saquon Barkley can get back up to speed, they could compete. But the defense has some gaps, and, let’s face it, there’s still not enough talent to elevate Jones into something he’s not.
What moves might change our prediction?
A new quarterback would help, but even if the Giants one of their first-round picks on a signal caller, it’s hard to see that person making a big difference in year one. If they could find a blue chip pass rusher and a pro-ready offensive tackle, that could help get them closer to seven wins.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for full terms and conditions.