Player News - Giants

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Sterling Shepard caught 5-of-7 targets for 73 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 3 loss to the Redskins.

Sep 25 - 6:34 PM

Shane Vereen rushed 11 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 3 loss to the Redskins, adding two catches for 28 additional yards.

Vereen fumbled twice, losing one. The second was narrowly overturned on review. Vereen also lost a fumble in Week 2. That would have had him banished under former coach Tom Coughlin. As it is, Vereen stayed in the game, but was rotating pretty much evenly with Orleans Darkwa even before he put the ball on the ground. Bobby Rainey was also a surprisingly big part of the offense with Rashad Jennings sidelined. Still part of a committee, Vereen will be more of an RB3 in Week 4 against the Vikings even if Jennings remains out.
Sep 25 - 5:27 PM

Odell Beckham caught 7-of-11 targets for 121 yards in New York's Week 3 loss to the Redskins.

Beckham had a quiet first half, but got cooking after the break, running completely free more than once. He got the better of arch-nemesis Josh Norman, but had the benefit of Bashaud Breeland going down with an ankle injury early. Beckham still hasn't scored this season, but is up to 19 grabs for 280 yards. He's still the same player. The explosion is coming, it just might not be in Week 4 against the Vikings' elite defense.
Sep 25 - 5:09 PM

Eli Manning completed 25-of-38 passes for one touchdown and two interceptions in New York's 29-27, Week 3 loss to the Redskins.

Manning had a third interception, thrown in the end zone, overturned on a dubious review ruling. Manning's first pick was a great play by the defense, but the second was just an errant throw that cost the Giants a comeback attempt. Manning has been extremely efficient through his first three starts, completing 71 percent of his throws, but has only four touchdowns to show for it. He has a brutal Week 4 matchup with the Giants trekking to Minnesota. He'll be a QB2 for that one.
Sep 25 - 4:55 PM

Giants CB Eli Apple was forced from Sunday's game with a hamstring injury.

Apple was actually seeing some snaps ahead of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie before going down early. He was ruled out quickly, which suggests a multi-week absence.
Sep 25 - 3:53 PM

Giants declared Rashad Jennings (thumb) inactive for Week 3 vs. the Redskins.

Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen will supposedly split work in Jennings' absence, but Vereen is the only player we feel comfortable firing up in fantasy. Darkwa has a low ceiling and lower floor. Also inactive for the Giants are QB Josh Johnson, WR Roger Lewis, DT Montori Hughes, OT Marshall Newhouse, S Darian Thompson and DT Robert Thomas.
Sep 25 - 11:32 AM

Orleans Darkwa is expected to share carries with Shane Vereen in the absence of Rashad Jennings (thumb) against the Redskins.

Beat writer Jordan Raanan still expects Vereen to be New York's Week 3 lead back, but Darkwa is a sneaky bet for goal-line work and should also handle 9-13 carries off the bench. Raanan leaves the door open for "maybe a slight infusion of Bobby Rainey and Paul Perkins." Vereen is a strong RB2 play in PPR leagues. Darkwa is worth a look if you're desperate for a flex play.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 25 - 11:21 AM

Giants sophomore Bobby Hart is expected to start at right tackle Week 3 against the Redskins.

Hart replaced Marshall Newhouse after he suffered a calf injury late in the Week 2 win over the Saints. With Newhouse still sidelined, Hart will get the call again this week. Hart will get a tough draw against Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan, but the Giants do a good job protecting their line with quick passes.
Source: ESPN
Sep 25 - 9:53 AM

Shane Vereen is expected to start with Rashad Jennings (thumb) sidelined for Week 3 against the Redskins.

Vereen has rarely been used in a feature role throughout his career, mostly settling for passing-down work and change-of-pace duties. However, Vereen is one of only three Giants backs to receive carries this year (the others are Jennings and Orleans Darkwa) and should be close to an every-down player on Sunday. Vereen turned 17 touches into 66 yards with Jennings banged up last week and will be a strong RB2 play in PPR formats against Washington.
Sep 25 - 8:45 AM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Rashad Jennings (thumb) is expected to miss Sunday's Week 3 game against the Redskins.

It's a stunner as Jennings attended practice throughout the week and never looked to be in serious danger of missing Week 3. His thumb injury is obviously more severe than the Giants were letting on. He's week to week. It's unclear how the backfield will shape up in his absence, though Shane Vereen logged 17 touches with Jennings ailing against the Saints in Week 2. Vereen is suddenly a strong RB2 play in PPR leagues.
Sep 25 - 8:11 AM

Giants OC Mike Sullivan said the team is confident Rashad Jennings (questionable) can adjust to the cast on his injured thumb.

"It’s something that’s not natural. He’s used to doing that without the cast," Sullivan said. "It’s definitely an adjustment that we have great confidence he’ll be able to make." Coach Ben McAdoo also said he is "comfortable" with his No. 1 back. It seems clear Jennings is going to play, but he could see limited touches after playing fewer snaps than Shane Vereen last week. Even in a good matchup, he is more of a FLEX play this week.
Sep 24 - 10:53 AM

The Giants updated their injury report to show that Rashad Jennings (thumb) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Redskins.

He was originally not listed on the injury report. Per NJ.com's Jordan Raanan, the "expectation remains he'll play with small cast on his left thumb." Jennings' passing-game and ball-carrying usage could be limited by the injury. Particularly after Jennings flopped in a best-case matchup versus New Orleans last week, we'd have a hard time trusting him an RB2 against Washington.
Sep 23 - 2:42 PM

Rashad Jennings is no longer listed on the Giants' injury report.

It means he practiced fully on Friday and the Giants no longer consider Jennings injured after he missed a fistful of snaps in New York's Week 2 win over New Orleans. Getting outplayed by Shane Vereen, Jennings will be a low-floor flex option in Week 3 against the Redskins.
Sep 23 - 1:12 PM

The New York Giants are one of three NFL teams without a takeaway through two weeks.

The Giants have been solid on the defensive side of the ball in 2016, but have failed to take the ball away from their opponent. "That's one thing we need to have start showing up in these games," linebacker Jonathan Casillas said. Washington will visit MetLife Stadium in Week 4, where the Giants D/ST will be a top-12 fantasy option at home against the Redskins.
Sep 23 - 2:17 AM

Rashad Jennings said his thumb injury is "better," but could "linger."

We don't know how the injury will affect Jennings' game because he's yet to play through it. His pass catching could be compromised, but Shane Vereen already gets most of the Giants' backfield targets. We're not worried about the issue for Week 3. Jennings has a get-right matchup in the Redskins' soft run defense.
Sep 22 - 2:49 PM


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