Can Tavarres King Help Jumpstart The New York Giants Offense? 2
Aug 27, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Tavarres King (15) catches a touchdown pass in front of New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner (27) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Giants won 21-20. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into this season, everyone expected the New York Giants would have one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. After four games, it’s been anything but.

The New York Giants are averaging just 18.3 points per game, which is poor enough for 27th in the league. Eli Manning only has four touchdown passes and none of them have been to Odell Beckham Jr.

The Giants offense is in desperate need of a boost especially since they’re playing a Packers team that’s averaging 25 points a game, and is coming off a bye week. Perhaps it’s time for the Giants to go four-receiver formations and give Tavarres King some playing time.

King was the star of the preseason, scoring three touchdowns in the Giants final two preseason games in helping him earn a spot on the roster. While some of the plays King made in the preseason were against players who aren’t on NFL rosters, the Giants kept King for a reason and he should matchup favorably going up against a team’s third and fourth cornerbacks.

At the very least, the Giants having King on the field could help open things up for the other Giants receivers, in particular Odell Beckham Jr., who the Giants will try to get involved early. With four receivers on the field to spread out the defense, it will be easier for Eli Manning to identify what coverage the defense is playing.

The Giants going to more four wide receiver sets might a necessity this week with tight end Larry Donnell questionable after suffering a concussion.

Bottom line: the Giants need to do something different to jumpstart their offense, and playing King might be the solution to their offensive woes.

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