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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

Giants third-round FS Darian Thompson has been ruled out for Week 3 with a sprained foot.

He will be evaluated on a week to week basis, and there seems to be some concern he could miss significant time. Nat Berhe should take over next to Landon Collins.
Sep 22 - 11:52 AM

Rashad Jennings (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Jennings had his hand heavily wrapped and in a cast earlier this week, but he had just a small wrap on the thumb Wednesday. He'll be good to go Week 3 against a Redskins defense that has already allowed five rushing touchdowns.
Sep 21 - 12:20 PM

ESPN's Britt McHenry reports Redskins CB Josh Norman will go "anywhere Odell Beckham goes except for the slot" in Week 3.

Beckham has only run 6.8 percent of his routes from the slot through two games, so this should be a showdown for much of Sunday. The Redskins have drawn heavy criticism for not letting Norman move off his left cornerback post against Antonio Brown and Dez Bryant in Weeks 1 and 2, but they're apparently going to change that this Sunday. Norman is Pro Football Focus' No. 1 cover corner after Week 2 and held Beckham to a 4-30-1 line on seven targets last season.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 21 - 11:19 AM

Giants placed S Mykkele Thompson on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

It means Thompson will enter his third year as a pro having missed 31-of-32 games with injury. He'll be up against it for a roster spot in 2017.
Sep 20 - 5:50 PM

Rashad Jennings has a cast on his left thumb, but is expected to play without it in Week 3.

Per ESPN's Jordan Raanan, Jennings "seems confident" he'll suit up against the Redskins. The Giants will update his status after Wednesday's practice.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Jennings averaged just 2.1 YPC against the Saints - who allowed the most FPPG to RBs last season - on Sunday, while fellow RB Shane Vereen averaged just 3.0 YPC. Neither back has stood out this season and with Vereen arguably looking like the better between the tackles runner through two games, the carries may even out a bit more compared to Week 1 (18 for Jennings, 6 for Vereen). Vereen's extended usage Sunday was likely just a result of Jennings' injury, but at this point it's best to leave both of them untouched for DFS purposes.
Sep 20 - 4:39 PM

Giants S Mykkele Thompson (knee) is expected to miss "a few weeks," according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.

Thompson got hurt early in his NFL debut on Sunday. When healthy, he's expected to serve in a special teams role while also giving the Giants some safety depth.
Sep 19 - 2:05 PM

Rashad Jennings (hand) will be limited when the Giants return to practice on Wednesday.

Jennings only played 34-of-79 offensive snaps in Sunday's win over New Orleans while dealing with injuries to his left hand and thumb. Even if he doesn't get his usual reps at practice, Jennings should be fine for Week 3 against Washington.
Sep 19 - 1:28 PM

NJ Advance Media's James Kratch reports Rashad Jennings' left wrist and thumb were "heavily wrapped" as he left the locker room Sunday.

An injury could help explain why Jennings was on the bench while Shane Vereen handled goal-line carries in the fourth quarter. Jennings' status likely will not be updated until the Giants release their first practice report on Wednesday. Orleans Darkwa and rookie Paul Perkins would see bigger roles if Jennings was forced to miss any time.
Sep 19 - 11:45 AM

Victor Cruz played 74-of-79 snaps Week 2 against the Saints.

He managed 91 yards on eight targets and set the Giants up for the win with a big catch late in the fourth quarter. Cruz's health will always be a question mark after two lost seasons, but he is healthy now and a big part of the offense. He needs to be added in all formats.
Sep 19 - 9:22 AM

Sterling Shepard caught all eight of his targets for 117 yards Sunday in the Giants' Week 2 win over the Saints.

It was Shepard’s first career 100-yard game. Some of the highlights included an 18-yard snag in the third quarter that came on a play where he created good separation from De’Vante Harris and a 23-yard catch-and-run that could have gone for six if he had kept his balance. In what has become a loaded class of rookie wide receivers, Shepard has been as good as anyone through two weeks. The Redskins' vaunted secondary will be a good test for him in Week 3.
Sep 18 - 4:49 PM


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