Objectively, the Giants are doing well in free agency so far

Objectively, the Giants are doing well in free agency so far

And the biggest add may not be who you think it is

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The have been fairly active during the “legal tampering” period of NFL free agency this year. We all have our own opinions of the players they have added and lost, some of them rational, some emotional. The Giants have improved the offensive line…no, they just added mediocre players and missed out on the best free agent OLs. The Giants added an elite pass rusher…no, he’s good but not worth the money they’re paying him. The Giants let their best offensive player leave…no, he’s an injury-prone back who’s not as good as the best running backs in the league.

Several weeks ago I discussedare most predictive of player NFL success using metrics developed by Kevin Cole of Cole is currently evaluating the impacts of player movement in free agency based on the metric he developed while working for Pro Football Focus and which was used in his Combine analysis. Plus/Minus is basically an expected points added/lost by a particular player relative to a replacement-level player, but with additional information on player “type” incorporated, as I discussed in the Combine articles.

Based on this information, how are the Giants doing in free agency so far? Here are the Plus/Minus values of players added and lost by NFC East teams as of late Tuesday afternoon


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