Description: Giants placed wide receiver Mario Manningham (calf) and kick returner Trindon Holliday (hamstring) on injured reserve thus ending their seasons.
Insight: There was a good chance that the former Super Bowl hero was not going to make the final 53-man roster anyway. Holliday missed all of Giants' camp with a hamstring injury.
3/18/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Mario Manningham has returned to the Giants on a one-year deal.
Insight: Injuries limited Manningham to only six games last season. Manningham is probably best known for the sideline catch he made against the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. The 27-year-old hasn't been a fantasy option since 2010 when he racked up 944 yards and nine touchdowns for the G-Men.
12/27/2013 7:53:00 PM
Description: The Niners have placed Mario Manningham on season-ending injured reserve.
Insight: Manningham's surgically-repaired knee is still giving him problems. Even if he comes back healthy next season, Manningham is just too big a risk for fantasy owners. He shouldn't be drafted next fall.
12/15/2013 12:01:00 PM
Description: As expected, 49ers wideout Mario Manningham will be active for Sunday's game against the Bucs.
Insight: Manningham doesn't have much of a role with the return of Michael Crabtree, so he should not be started. he's the fourth option behind Crabtree, Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis.
11/25/2013 8:39:00 PM
Description: As expected, 49ers wideout Mario Manningham (knee) will be active for Monday's game against the Redskins.
Insight: Manningham was listed as questionable but there was never any doubt about his availability. He should have a chance to do some damage against Washington's 26th-ranked pass defense.
11/25/2013 9:42:00 AM
Description: San Francisco receiver Mario Manningham is listed on the injury report as questionable, but he is expected to play Monday night against Washington.
Insight: It's a good matchup for the 49ers passing offense, but Manningham is the No. 3 target behind Vernon Davis and Anquan Boldin. He's caught just four passes for 38 yards over the past two games. And the 49ers are one of the most run-oriented teams in the league.
11/6/2013 9:03:00 PM
Description: San Francisco receiver Mario Manningham is not listed on the injury report at all heading into Week 10.
Insight: Manningham tore both his ACL and PCL in December 2012, but he's ready to return. San Francisco wideouts have had trouble separating from defenders this season, so Manningham could emerge as Colin Kaepernick's No. 2 target behind Vernon Davis if he regains his pre-injury form. However, he doesn't need to be added immediately outside of 14-team leagues.
11/4/2013 7:26:00 PM
Description: Niners receiver Mario Manningham has been activated from the physically unable to perform list.
Insight: He's expected to start next week's game versus Carolina. Manningham tore both his ACL and PCL in a game 11 months ago.
9/27/2013 8:48:00 PM
Description: According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, 49ers receiver Mario Manningham (knee) is on track to return to practice after Week 6.
Insight: Manningham isn't likely to be a reliable fantasy option but at least he'll be able to get open consistently, which should help Colin Kaepernick and the rest of San Francisco's passing offense.
12/25/2012 9:21:00 AM
Description: San Francisco receiver Mario Manningham's season came to an end in Week 16 after suffering an ACL injury.
Insight: Manningham wasn't a reliable every-week performer with Alex Smith or Colin Kaepernick under center. The 49ers will use a combination of Randy Moss and rookie A.J. Jenkins across from their No. 1 option Michael Crabtree.
12/9/2012 3:15:00 PM
Description: San Francisco receiver Mario Manningham (shoulder) is inactive Sunday.
Insight: Manningham hasn't been a reliable every-week performer, even with Colin Kaepernick under center. Perhaps we'll finally see an A.J. Jenkins sighting.
12/3/2012 2:47:00 PM
Description: San Francisco receiver Mario Manningham is questionable for Sunday's game against Miami after leaving this weekend's game in the fourth quarter with a sore shoulder.
Insight: Manningham has caught five balls in each of the past two games, the ones started by Colin Kaepernick. Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis would benefit from Manningham's absence.
3/18/2012 9:08:00 AM
Description: Mario Manningham has signed a two-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers.
Insight: The Super Bowl XLVI hero is headed to San Francisco, where he and Randy Moss will form a rejuvenated receiving corps for the 49ers. Manningham's fantasy stock should improve now that he is no longer playing in the shadows of Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz. Whoever is San Francisco's quarterback in 2012 (likely either Peyon Manning or Alex Smith) should benefit from Moss and Manningham's presence.
11/28/2011 7:35:00 PM
Description: In Giants pre-game warmups ahead of Monday night's game, Ramses Barden is working in three-receiver sets along with Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz.
Source: Mike Garafolo via Twitter
Insight: Manningham is not participating in drills, so it's looking like Ramses Barden will be the slot receiver with Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks lining up outside. Nicks is a solid WR1 with Cruz being a solid WR2.
9/29/2011 2:54:00 PM
Description: Mario Manningham (concussion) participated in Giants practice once again Thursday.
Source: Ralph Vacchiano via Twitter
Insight: A definite good sign that he was able to practice and not suffer any concussion symptom setbacks. He's set to start against the Cardinals and a pass defense that's allowing over 275 YPG.
9/26/2011 3:10:00 PM
Description: The NY Giants have cleared WR Mario Manningham to play in Week 4.
SOURCE: NY DAILY NEWS
Insight: Manningham suffered a concussion in Week 2 which kept him out of Week 3.
9/24/2011 8:56:00 PM
Description: Mario Manningham (concussion) has been downgraded to out for Week 3.
Source: ESPN New York
Insight: Victor Cruz gets the start in his place opposite Hakeen Nicks and isn't much of a fantasy play against the Eagle secondary.
9/22/2011 1:19:00 PM
Description: Mario Manningham (concussion) was not at Giants practice Thursday.
Source: Mike Garafolo via Twitter
Insight: Manningham is still waiting to receive clearance from doctors to play this Monday. Victor Cruz and Brandon Stokely are in line to receive more playing time regardless of whether or not Manningham is on the field. Manningham owners should be prepared to have other options.
8/17/2011 5:53:00 PM
Description: Appearing on WFAN Radio Wednesday, coach Tom Coughlin suggested that Mario Manningham will be the Giants' slot receiver if Victor Cruz or rookie Jerrel Jernigan doesn't step up to fill the role.
Source: Gregg Rosenthal via Twitter
Insight: Manningham would move to the inside for Giants' three WR sets and the Giants aren't trusting Victor Cruz or Jerrell Jernigan to handle the duties in the slot. Manningham's PPR value would get a nice bump.
8/17/2011 5:15:00 PM
Giants HC Tom Coughlin suggested that WR Mario Manningham will be the Giants' slot receiver if Victor Cruz or rookie Jerrel Jernigan doesn't step up to fill the role.
Insight: If this is the case, Domenik Hixon and Hakeem Nicks would be the outside wideouts with Manningham moving inside for three-receiver sets. What scares me is the fact that the Giants are even contemplating Domenik Hixon over Mario Manningham in any situation.