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EAST RUTHERFORD, N. Cody Ceci Jersey .J. -- Victor Cruz couldnt help but laugh when Dr. Russell Warren finished examining his sprained ankle earlier this week and told him there was good chance he would be able to play against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night.It might have been the best news the long-time New York Giants orthopedic surgeon had given Cruz in roughly three years.If youve forgotten, Cruz missed all but six games in 2014 with a knee injury and all of last season with a calf injury that required surgery. The preseason even had some suspense as a groin injury limited his play.Still, Cruz made it for the opener and was a constant in the lineup until spraining his ankle making a 46-yard catch in the second quarter of Sundays 28-23 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, the same team that Cruz played when he hurt his knee in 2014.While Cruz did a little dance after making the catch, he quickly realized his ankle hurt. He was taken in for an X-ray and later had an MRI. He did not return to the game.Especially with me, we are going to get every picture we possibly can to make sure everything is on the up and up, said Cruz, who has 25 catches for 377 yards and a touchdown halfway through the season.The MRI showed no break and little damage to the ligaments. There is little swelling and discoloration. The ankle has steadily improved, but Cruz was not able to practice Thursday.Cruz quipped that if he can go the rest of his career without taking another MRI, he would be happy.You kind of know in your heart what it feels like and you know the severity of it, Cruz said when asked if he was anxious taking tests. You know that in your heart and mind, and the MRI might sway to the left of that or sway in a positive way, and thankfully for me it swayed in a positive way.Cruz admits there is some frustration being unable to practice, but thats a part of the game he accepts.He also accepts that coach Ben McAdoo has decided to limit his play heading into the second half of the season with the Giants (5-3) in position to make the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Rookie Roger Lewis Jr. got some snaps in Cruzs spot before he was hurt, and Dwayne Harris played some in the slot for rookie Sterling Shepard.After all, Cruz is going to turn 30, something a reporter pointed out to him Thursday afternoon.Dont get crazy on me, my birthday is tomorrow, Cruz said. Im only turning 30. Dont give me the age factor just yet. I just think its more as we get deep into the season weve been bit by the injury bug here, as you guys know, the past few years. We just want to make sure everyone is fresh.Cruz says in all honesty he wants to play every down.I am a competitor in my own heart, in my own soul, but obviously I listen to the coaching staff and the training staff and they want what is best for me and that is what I adhere to, he said.Before being hurt when Eagles defensive back Leodis McKelvin landed on his ankle, Cruz said he felt his body was at 100 percent all season. With some ice, Cruz hopes to be at 100 percent Monday night, even though hell have the big three in front of his age.Thirty is the new 20 for me, Cruz said. If you ask me, 30 is the new 20. I am just excited for another chapter of my life. But I still feel great. I still can run with the best of them and run these routes and do what I need to do to make plays. But 30, at least psychologically, makes me feel a little different.---(equals)For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and -http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Bobby Ryan Jersey . 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This weeks panel is comprised of Bob Harig, Jonathan Coachman and Michael Collins, as well as FantasyGolfInsiders Jeff Bergerson, Zach Turcotte, Taras Pitra and Jason Rouslin.Note: Golfer salaries listed are for DraftKings.Jonathan Coachman -- Rory McIlroy ($11,900)I am going with the hot hand. At 15-under in his final three rounds last week, Rory McIlroy is trending up. In 2012, he pulled off this double (winning both the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston and the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick) and I think that he can do it again this year. We know that he is a player who has the ability to win win multiple tournaments in a row, and he will do it again.Bob Harig -- Rory McIlroy ($11,900)Its 2012 all over again. Just like four years ago, McIlroy won the Deutsche Bank Championship. Then on a short week, he went to Crooked Stick -- site of this weeks BMW Championship for the first time since 2012 -- and won again. McIlroy found his putting stroke, and Crooked Stick is a big ballpark that suits his game.Michael Collins -- Rory McIlroy ($11,900)Dont act like you think Rory is going to lose his groove in a week. Hes the guy where a short week will help keep his momentum screaming ahead. In talking to him after his win, McIlroy lit up when saying how anxious he was to get back to Crooked Stick and the BMW Championship. That doesnt bode well for the other 68 guys this week.Jeff Bergerson -- Ryan Moore ($8,700)My only concern with Moore this week is his length off the tee, but hes been excellent in every other statistical category that matters at this course. His form over the past month has been tremendous with three top 10s in foour events, including a win at the John Deere and a T-8 last week at the Deutsche Bank. Mark Stone Jersey. The last time the BMW was played at Crooked Stick Golf Club, Moore finished T-10. I expect him to continue his solid play and outproduce his salary this week.Zachary Turcotte -- Jason Kokrak ($7,500)Statistically, Kokrak is usually a very attractive fantasy option until you take a look at the number of cuts he has missed this season. His inconsistency helps keep his ownership low despite an otherwise strong profile. However, this week presents a great opportunity to roster Kokrak, as there is no cut and no chance for him to be shut down after a bad opening round. That gives us more confidence to roster a golfer who bombs it off the tee, plays really well with his long irons and can score on par-5 holes at a high level. With two straight top-10 finishes to start the FedEx Cup playoffs, Kokrak has the kind of positive momentum that is important this time of the season.Taras Pitra -- Si Woo Kim ($7,600)Kim followed up his win at the Wyndham with a missed cut at the Barclays (expected), but finished T-15 last week (unexpected) on a course that really didnt speak to his strengths. This week we get a chance to roster someone who has played really well on Pete Dye designs this year (T-9 at the Career Builder, T-14 at the RBC Heritage, T-23 at the Players, and T-25 at the Travelers) at a decent price. He should be considered in all DFS formats as a difference maker in a no-cut event.Jason Rouslin -- Roberto Castro ($6,300)Coming of a strong week at the Deutsche Bank, Castro comes to the BMW only $200 ahead of the lowest priced option. He finished 24th last week and hes got top-5 ability with a second-place finish earlier this year at the Wells Fargo. 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