#94 Mathias Kiwanuka
 Pos: Defensive Line
Injury: OK
 Experience: 9
College: Boston College
Height: 77
Weight: 267
Born: 3/8/1983
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The Giants had an awful year defensively last season, ranking 31st overall. The good news was they allowed 21.5 points per game, which wasn't too bad considering all the yards they allowed. But either way, it was a really poor showing for a normally good defense. The Giants had plenty of injuries along the line and the secondary, though. New York needs defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck playing at the level they are capable, a level than can be very good. The secondary also needs cornerbacks Prince Amukamara to take his game to a new level. He has all sorts of talent but hasn't emerged yet as that elite cornerback. The special teams has a lot of upside and potential with David Wilson and Reuben Randle handling the return duties. Both these guys are explosive and big-play threat with the ball in their hands. Fantasy Outlook: The Giants have a lot of talent on the defense side of the ball and we expect them to play better from day one this season. They are a legit starter for fantasy teams, mainly because of their top sack potential and return game. The Giants aren't an elite unit but just outside that group in our eyes.

comments about Mathias Kiwanuka


New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka had his contract restructured to accommodate the signing of DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Kiwanuka sees his base salary decrease from $4.38 million to $1.5 million (with a $700,000 roster bonus and $125,000 worth of incentives) and the team nets just over $2 million in cap space.
Source: KFFL.com
New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka said there is tension between the offense and defense of the team during Week 15. 'In the heat of the game, things need to be said if somebody's not getting the job done,' Kiwanuka said. 'Somebody needs to step up and tell them what is going on so we can get out of that fight with a win.'
Source: KFFL.com
The New York Giants could release DE Mathias Kiwanuka this offseason in order to gain some salary cap space.
Source: KFFL.com
New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka (rib) suffered a rib injury in the team's Week 5 game and is considered questionable to return.
Source: KFFL.com
The New York Giants usually use a strict 4-3 defensive alignment, but they have used some 3-4 formations or hybrid looks that ask their defensive ends to stand up and either play outside linebacker or at least look as though they might. The idea is to confuse the opposing offense and possibly to be in better position to react to run-heavy, read-option offenses like the Washington Redskins have, and perhaps the Philadelphia Eagles will use. DE Mathias Kiwanuka played linebacker last season before moving back to defensive end, and he is someone who can fit into this hybrid system nicely.
Source: KFFL.com
New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka is happy to be back at his natural position, defensive end, on a full-time basis. Kiwanuka is working as the starting right defensive end spot while DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back) recovers from surgery. 'It was a move I was looking forward to. I had a feeling it was coming,' Kiwanuka said.
Source: KFFL.com
New York Giants defensive line coach Robert Nunn said DE Mathias Kiwanuka has looked very good during organized team activities. 'Kiwi is off to a great start,' Nunn said. 'We will be able, I think, to get him more focused on staying at defensive end. He is really doing a good job so far managing it. Moving him around a little bit, at both sides of defensive end. We really like where he is from the mental standpoint and the way he has approached it in the offseason. He looks solid right now.'
Source: KFFL.com
New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka could move back to the defensive line, according to general manager Jerry Reese. 'Well I see him as still kind of a joker type player for us,'' Reese said. 'But from my view I think he will probably play more on the defensive line more than he played at linebacker in the past; just from my view. But that is Coach Coughlin's call."
Source: KFFL.com
The New York Giants likely would move DE Mathias Kiwanuka to defensive end full-time next season if the team does not re-sign free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora this offseason.
Source: KFFL.com
New York Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka could be moved back to defensive end if they team pursues a veteran linebacker in free agency or in the early rounds of the NFL Draft.
Source: KFFL.com

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  #6  St. Louis RamsSTL11
  #7  New England PatriotsNWE10
  #8  Cincinnati BengalsCIN12
  #9  Chicago BearsCHI8
  #10  Buffalo BillsBUF12
  #11  Arizona CardinalsARI9
  #12  Dallas CowboysDAL11
  #13  New York JetsNYJ10
  #14  Baltimore RavensBAL8
  #15  Washington RedskinsWAS5
  #16  Philadelphia EaglesPHI12
  #17  Cleveland BrownsCLE10
  #18  Houston TexansHOU8
  #19  New York GiantsNYG9
  #20  Green Bay PackersGNB4
  #21  Tampa Bay BuccaneersTAM5
  #22  Detroit LionsDET9
  #23  New Orleans SaintsNOR7
  #24  Pittsburgh SteelersPIT5
  #25  Tennessee TitansTEN8
  #26  Minnesota VikingsMIN5
  #27  Oakland RaidersOAK7
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