5 Low-Cost Playmakers the Giants Can Target in Free Agency

After spending a massive chunk of the team's cap space to improve the offensive line and the pass rush the Giants should look to add some low-cost weapons to the offense.

Feb 28, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen speaks to the press
Feb 28, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen speaks to the press / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Day One of the legal tampering period was a busy one for the New York Giants as they beefed up the trenches signing Jon Runyan Jr and Jermaine Eluemunor at guard and trading for Edge Rusher Brian Burns signing him to a massive extension. The Giants also signed running back Devin Singletary to replace Saquon Barkley who left for the Eagles.

The Giants will now have very little cap space to build out the rest of their roster meaning the team will need to find some low cost targets to build out the offense. The team could still use a receiver or two as well as an experienced running back to play alongside Singletary. Here are a few of the potential low cost playmakers the Giants could explore in Free Agency.

1. Richie James - Wide Receiver

Jan 21, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson (23)
Jan 21, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson (23) / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Richie James had a career year with the Giants in 2022 catching 57 passes for 569 yards and four touchdowns. James left the Giants for a one-year deal with the Chiefs, winning a ring but seeing a massive dip in playing time and production.

Richie James won't command a massive contract in free agency and a reunion makes sense for both James and the Giants. Richie James would return to the Giants with an opportunity to put up another productive season with hopes of finally landing a long-term deal. James had an obvious connection with Daniel Jones and with the Giants heading into 2024 with a weak receiving core he'll certainly receive a large chunk of playing time.

For the Giants, Richie James would be a low-risk high-reward type of signing one the team could certainly use. The team tried to use Sterling Shepard as the reliable slot receiver in 2023 however, injuries slowed Shepard leaving the Giants without a reliable slot receiver.