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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4. Nyheim Hines - Running Back

Jan 22, 2023; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills running back Nyheim Hines (20) runs with
Jan 22, 2023; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills running back Nyheim Hines (20) runs with / Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

The loss of Saquon Barkley may hurt the Giants more in the receiving game than it will in the rushing attack. The Giants will need to add a running back with receiving ability and Nyheim Hines may be the best option on the market at an affordable price. Hines is coming off a down year with only 33 rushing yards and 241 yards receiving between the Bills and the Colts.

Hines could serve the third down-back role for the New York Giants giving Daniel Jones a safety valve on passing plays. Adding a back of Hines' caliber could be vital in the passing attack for a Giants team that lacks true playmakers at the wide receiver position. Hines will likely sign a one year deal near the veteran minimum making him an attractive option for the Giants.

5. Boston Scott - Running Back

Dec 25, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott (35)
Dec 25, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott (35) / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants, if anything, should be interested in signing Boston Scott just so they no longer have to play against him. Scott has been the boogeyman for the Giants scoring ten touchdowns with 422 yards against the Giants in just ten games.

While Scott leaving the Eagles would be appealing in itself it would also be a solid signing for the New York Giants. Scott has been a weapon for the Eagles in both the rushing and passing attack, which is also an area the Giants could use help in. Signing Scott would allow the Giants to get a look at the veteran back in training camp with a chance of making the roster.

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