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  • Saquon Barkley Out For Season With Torn ACL

    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (knee) will officially miss the rest of the 2020 season after an MRI exam confirmed a torn ACL in his right knee. With Barkley missing the rest of the year, the Giants are bringing in veteran free-agent running back Devonta Freeman for a workout. As of now, expect Wayne Gallman to see early down carries in this backfield, with Dion Lewis serving as the third-down back. This could be a season-ender for Barkley's fantasy managers as well, with the running back coming off the board second overall in a lot of leagues. Lewis will be worth a pickup in PPR leagues, but this backfield would become even more unpredictable if the team were to sign Freeman.

    Sep 21 · Source via Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Sterling Shepard Believed To Have Turf Toe

    New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (toe) is believed to be dealing with turf toe after getting injured in the Week 2 loss to the Bears, according to a source. Shepard will undergo an MRI exam on Monday, but this is an injury that typically requires a wide receiver to miss some time. With running back Saquon Barkley (knee) done for the year with an ACL tear, the G-Men lost two of their best offensive weapons in the same game. Fantasy managers of Shepard should be planning on him missing multiple weeks. Darius Slayton, Golden Tate and tight end Evan Engram will be the team's top three receiving options for quarterback Daniel Jones if Shepard misses time.

    Sep 21 · Source via Giants Sterling Shepard
  • Devonta Freeman To Work Out With Giants Tuesday

    Free-agent running back Devonta Freeman will work out for the New York Giants on Tuesday of this week, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The Giants fear they lost starting running back Saquon Barkley to a season-ending ACL tear during Week 2's loss to the Chicago Bears. Freeman's name has been linked to a few teams since the offseason, most recently the Philadelphia Eagles. The former Atlanta Falcons All-Pro could help to replace Barkley in New York if his workout this week goes well. Currently, the Giants have Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman as the next two men up in their running back room. Freeman is worth a waiver add this week, especially if he does come to terms with New York before waivers run in your league. Just don't go crazy with your FAB money as he could only have an early-down role running behind a poor offensive line in New York.

    Sep 21 · Source via Giants Devonta Freeman
  • Darius Slayton Has Quiet Sunday Versus Bears

    New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton caught 3-of-6 targets for 33 yards in a loss to the Bears on Sunday. It was a disappointing game for Slayton after his huge game in Week 1, however, his fantasy stock is still trending up. With Sterling Shepard (toe) and Saquon Barkley (knee) exiting with injuries, more targets should be available for the 23-year-old. Slayton has 15 targets through two weeks so he should continue to be a big part of the New York offense.

    Sep 20 · Source via Giants Darius Slayton
  • Golden Tate Catches Five Passes Versus Bears

    New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate caught all five of his targets for 47 yards in a loss to the Bears on Sunday. Unfortunately for Tate, the story of his game will be a costly pass interference penalty in the red zone as time was expiring. Other than that, however, Tate looked good after being questionable with a hamstring injury. With the rash of injuries New York has on offense, Tate should see a higher target-share moving forward, especially on short area passes. He's a solid flex play in fantasy for a Week 3 matchup with San Francisco.

    Sep 20 · Source via Giants Golden Tate
  • Giants Defense Records Four Sacks, Two Picks

    The New York Giants Defense looked like it was in for a long afternoon after giving up 17 points in the first half at Chicago. The unit found it's footing however and allowed nothing in the second half and were able to pick up four sacks and two interceptions to give the team a chance to win late. The Giants defense isn't one of the top unit's for fantasy purposes, but have an intriguing Week 3 matchup vs a 49ers team that suffered several injuries to key players this week. If QB Jimmy Garoppolo can't play the Giants Defense would be an intriguing start in a home matchup.

    Sep 20 · Source via Giants New York Giants
  • Evan Engram Leads Giants In Receiving

    New York Giants tight end Evan Engram caught six passes for 65 yards in a loss to the Bears on Sunday. Engram led the Giants in receiving yards and his eight targets were also a team-high. Quarterback Daniel Jones struggled in this game but it was good to see Engram still produce a quality game even without getting in the end zone. Jones will have better days and Engram is one of the top options in this offense so fantasy managers should continue to start the 26-year-old.

    Sep 20 · Source via Giants Evan Engram
  • Daniel Jones Struggles In Chicago

    New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones completed 25 passes on 40 attempts for 241 yards with no touchdowns and an interception in a Week 2 loss to the Bears. Jones added 21 rushing yards in a brutal game for the New York offense. Jones struggled with turnovers as a rookie when he led the NFL in fumbles and he lost another fumble in this game. He had some big games last season, but Jones has struggled thus far in 2020 and has taken himself out of the mix as a fantasy starter in one-quarterback leagues. He'll attempt to bounce back in Week 3 vs a banged-up 49ers Defense.

    Sep 20 · Source via Giants Daniel Jones
  • Dion Lewis Scores Touchdown After Saquon Barkley Injury

    New York Giants running back Dion Lewis had 10 carries for 20 yards and a touchdown after starting running back Saquon Barkley (knee) left with an injury. Lewis added four catches for 36 yards in the loss at Chicago. Lewis will be a popular waiver wire add, but he won't take over the role Barkley played in the offense. Wayne Gallman was inactive for Sunday's game but will also be in the mix for early-down work. Where Barkley's injury opens a door for Lewis is as a passing-downs back, a role he excelled in with the Titans. Lewis caught 84 passes over the past two seasons and averaged 6.7 yards-per-reception. He is a strong waiver add in fantasy, especially in PPR leagues, but fantasy managers shouldn't break the bank for Lewis.

    Sep 20 · Source via Giants Dion Lewis
  • Giants Fear Torn ACL For Saquon Barkley

    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (knee) may be done for the remainder of the year. The 23-year-old got hurt during the second quarter of Sunday's matchup against the Bears. The team believes Barkley may have suffered a torn ACL, which is the worst possible news, especially since fantasy managers had high hopes for him heading into the 2020 campaign. If the report is confirmed, which is expected on Monday or Tuesday, anticipate Dion Lewis to be a popular waiver wire target.

    Sep 20 · Source via Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Sterling Shepard Out For Game With Toe Injury

    New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (toe) will miss the remainder of Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. The veteran isn't a stranger to injuries as he has missed a considerable amount of time throughout his tenure in the league. Nonetheless, this isn't good news for the Giants as the team also lost running back Saquon Barkley (knee) for the rest of the afternoon. Look for Golden Tate III, Evan Engram, and Darius Slayton to continue to be the primary targets for Daniel Jones.

    Sep 20 · Source via Giants Sterling Shepard
  • Golden Tate Officially Active For Week 2

    New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate (hamstring) is officially active in Week 2, with the Giants taking on the Chicago Bears. This probably isn't the week for fantasy managers to play Tate, as he'll likely be a little limited as he works his way back. But if you need a deep league dart throw, Tate's a solid option, and his presence presents a slight hit to both Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard. More so to Shepard, as it looks like Slayton has emerged as quarterback Daniel Jones's top receiving threat.

    Sep 20 · Source via Giants Golden Tate
  • Golden Tate Expected To Play Against Bears

    New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate (hamstring) is expected to play against the Bears on Sunday. Tate was listed as questionable after missing Week 1 and practicing in limited fashion all week, but he is believed to be at full strength for a tilt with Chicago's defense. This defense isn't as feared as it once was, though Tate is still not the most appealing fantasy option until we see him suit up for the first time. There are likely better options out there than the veteran wideout.

    Sep 20 · Source via Giants Golden Tate
  • Wayne Gallman inactive for Week 2

    Sep 20 · FantasyPros Giants Wayne Gallman
  • Golden Tate expected to play in Week 2

    Sep 20 · FantasyPros Giants Golden Tate
  • Sterling Shepard Looking to Stay Involved In Offense

    New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Sheppard was a big part of the Giants offense in Week 1 and will look to carry that momentum into a road game vs the Bears. Shepard caught all six of his targets for 47 yards as he was the primary short-area target for Daniel Jones. If Golden Tate (hamstring) suits up that could cut into Shepard's target share, but he is still a solid WR3/flex play for fantasy managers, especially in PPR. Shepard would get a big boost in his fantasy appeal if Tate sits.

    Sep 19 · Source via Giants Sterling Shepard
  • Darius Slayton Looking To Keep Momentum Versus Bears

    New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton had a huge game in Week 1 going for 100-plus yards and two touchdowns on six catches. Slayton tied with Saquon Barkley for the team lead with nine targets and will look to stay hot in a favorable matchup with the Bears in Week 2. Slayton had a nose for the end zone last season with eight scores on just 48 catches and, while that touchdown rate is unsustainable, he clearly has the trust of QB Daniel Jones in the red zone. Slayton is a startable WR3 in fantasy this week.

    Sep 19 · Source via Giants Darius Slayton
  • Giants Defense Not In Play For Week 2

    The New York Giants Defense is not a strong unit for fantasy and managers should look elsewhere for a D/ST in Week 2. The Giants had just two sacks in Week 1 and only forced one turnover from a forced fumble. New York was gashed on the ground by Benny Snell Jr last week so expect the Bears to keep the ball on the ground, limiting fantasy-point-opportunities for Big Blue's defense. Fantasy managers streaming D/ST should look elsewhere in Week 2.

    Sep 19 · Source via Giants New York Giants
  • Evan Engram Still A Viable Starter In Fantasy

    New York Giants tight end Evan Engram was a massive letdown for fantasy managers on Monday night as he caught just two passes for nine yards vs Pittsburgh. He'll have an easier matchup in Week 2 vs the Bears and should still be considered a starting tight end for fantasy. Engram struggled in Week 1 but was still targeted seven times so he has a role in the passing game. If he turns a few of those targets into catches Engram has the athleticism to be a top-5 tight end in fantasy. Start the Giants tight end with confidence Week 2 at the Bears.

    Sep 19 · Source via Giants Evan Engram
  • Daniel Jones Has A Better Matchup In Week 2

    New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones struggled somewhat in Week 1 as he turned the ball over twice, but he also had some encouraging throws and will face an easier matchup in Week 2 at Chicago. The Bears secondary was carved-up by Matthew Stafford last week despite missing his top wide receiver so expect a better output from Jones this week. Jones threw for over 3,000 yards as a rookie with a completion percentage over 60-percent with several weeks as a QB1 in fantasy. He has the talent to put up numbers in this matchup and is a low-end QB1 for Week 2.

    Sep 19 · Source via Giants Daniel Jones
  • Saquon Barkley Looking To Bounce-Back Versus Bears

    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley left fantasy managers out in the cold on Monday night as he ran for just six yards on 15 carries vs a stout Steelers Defense. He'll look to atone for that performance in Week 2 with a much more favorable matchup in Chicago. The Bears allowed the ageless Adrian Peterson to rush for 93 yards on 14 carries (6.6 YPC) last week so there should be more running lanes for Barkley in the Windy City. Barkley did have 6 catches for 60 yards last week so he should be involved in both the passing game and rushing game this week making him a top-RB option in fantasy.

    Sep 19 · Source via Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Golden Tate Questionable Against Bears

    New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Bears. Tate sat out in Week 1 against the Steelers, but he was much more active in practice on Friday than he was last week. Even if the 32-year-old plays this weekend, there are likely better flex options you can plug into your fantasy lineups. If he doesn't play for the second straight week, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and tight end Evan Engram would all stand to benefit from extra targets in the passing game. Slayton was the biggest beneficiary in Week 1, hauling in two touchdowns.

    Sep 18 · Source via Giants Golden Tate
  • Golden Tate (hamstring) 'much more' active in Friday's practice

    Sep 18 · FantasyPros Giants Golden Tate
  • Golden Tate (hamstring) participated in individual drills Thursday

    Sep 17 · FantasyPros Giants Golden Tate
  • Former Giants WR Russell Shepard Retires From NFL

    Sep 17 · Pro Football Rumors Giants Russell Shepard
  • Spencer Pulley restructures contract with Giants

    Sep 15 · FantasyPros Giants
  • Giants Defense Has Quiet Night In Week 1

    The New York Giants Defense didn't do much for fantasy owners in a loss to the Steelers on Monday night. New York allowed 26 points with two sacks and just one turnover. The night could have been worse for Big Blue, as Steelers quarterbackBen Roethlisberger was shredding the New York secondary most of the night. The only thing that could stop Roethlisberger was game script, as Pittsburgh took a run-heavy approach in the fourth quarter en route to 141 rushing yards. The uninspiring game should have the Giants defense on waivers in fantasy, if they weren't there already.

    Sep 14 · Source via Giants
  • Sterling Shepard Makes Six Catches On Monday Night

    New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard caught all six of his targets for 47 yards in a loss to the Steelers Monday night. Shepard posted an impressive 68 percent catch rate last season as a slot receiver and got off to a good start in that department again this season. He has more value in PPR formats as he gets mostly short-area targets and converts them into a lot of catches, but not a ton of yards. He'll have a better matchup in Week 2 vs Chicago.

    Sep 14 · Source via Giants Sterling Shepard
  • Evan Engram Vanishes In Monday Night Loss

    New York Giants tight end Evan Engram made two catches for nine scoreless yards in a loss to the Steelers Monday night. Engram had seven targets, but couldn't do anything with them as he was blanketed by a strong Pittsburgh secondary all night. The fourth-year tight end averaged over 10.6 yards per catch in each of his three seasons so he should have better games than this one. He'll look to bounce back in a Week 2 matchup at Chicago.

    Sep 14 · Source via Giants Evan Engram
  • Saquon Barkley Stonewalled By Steelers

    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley ran for six yards on 15 carries as the Steelers Defense lived in the Giants backfield all night. Barkley salvaged his night for fantasy with six catches for 60 yards, but it was a disappointing night for a player that went first overall in many fantasy drafts. Barkley will have better days than this as Pittsburgh is one of the top defenses in the league and the Giants completely abandoned the run late in the game as they were trying to mount a comeback. Barkley is a locked-in RB1 and should fare better vs the Bears in Week 2.

    Sep 14 · Source via Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Darius Slayton Goes Nuts Versus Steelers In Opener

    New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton caught six passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 1 loss to the Steelers. Slayton was tied for the team lead in targets with nine as he emerged as a favorite target of Daniel Jones. Slayton has had a knack for scoring touchdowns in his career as he had eight last season on just 48 catches. While that rate is unsustainable, Slayton should be plenty valuable as a top-target in the New York offense. He should be added in all fantasy leagues.

    Sep 14 · Source via Giants Darius Slayton
  • Daniel Jones Struggles Versus Steelers In Week 1

    New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones threw for 279 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in a Week 1 loss to Pittsburgh. Jones added 22 yards on four carries. It was a tough matchup vs a strong Steelers Defense, but Jones did not have an encouraging night for fantasy managers. He threw an awful interception in the red zone and only salvaged his night for fantasy by throwing 41 passes and adding a garbage-time touchdown to Darius Slayton. Jones will look to bounce-back in a better Week 2 matchup in Chicago.

    Sep 14 · Source via Giants Daniel Jones
  • Golden Tate Inactive Against Steelers

    New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate (hamstring) won't play on Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. With Tate out, expect to see a ton of Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard at wide receiver. Both players are solid fantasy options in this contest, though it's unlikely that a fantasy manager who was planning to start Golden Tate in this game will have access to either of those players. Instead, you could maybe take a dart throw on C.J. Board, who has had some solid performances in the preseason before. Or you could hope that running back Dion Lewis gets some snaps and is able to find the end zone in them. Either way, there's not much to work with in terms of pivoting off of Tate.

    Sep 14 · Source via Giants Golden Tate
  • Golden Tate Questionable Against Steelers

    New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Steelers. Tate was limited all week, so there's a chance he suits up, though it is definitely not something fantasy managers want to count on. The matchup is tough enough and would be made even more difficult if Tate had to play banged up. If Tate is unable to go, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and Evan Engram should all see more looks in the passing game.

    Sep 12 · Source via Giants Golden Tate
  • Golden Tate (lower body) practices Thursday

    Sep 10 · FantasyPros Giants Golden Tate
  • Golden Tate (hamstring) returns to practice

    Sep 9 · FantasyPros Giants Golden Tate
  • Giants Waive CB DeAndre Baker

    Sep 8 · Pro Football Rumors Giants Deandre Baker