Shark Bites

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (ankle) was back on the practice field Wednesday. It gives him a shot to play against the Seahawks this weekend. Shepard's slot role would keep him away from CB Richard Sherman, making him a viable WR3. We'll continue to track his progress.

Giants S Landon Collins is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Broncos because of an ankle sprain. NJ.com reports that Collins has "vowed" to play in the game. We'll seek further updates on his expected status over the weekend.

The Giants have ruled out DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) for Sunday night's game against the Broncos. The ankle injury kept him out in Week 5 as well and forced him to leave early the previous 2 weeks. We'll see about his status for Week 7, but a bye on the other side of that game might impact the team's treatment.

Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) is out for Sunday night's game vs. the Broncos. It'll be Wayne Gallman, Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen in the backfield. Don't expect New York's running game to get anything done against a Denver defense allowing just 2.4 yards per carry to RBs. Gallman and Vereen should soak up a good number of targets, though.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Broncos. He doesn't seem particularly close to being ready and isn't a lock to return for Week 7. New York has a Week 8 bye. Shepard's absence leaves the Giants with WRs Roger Lewis, Tavarres King and Travis Rudolph against 1 of the league's best secondaries. RB Shane Vereen and TE Evan Engram are better target bets than those WRs.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. No surprise after he was in a walking boot on Tuesday. At this point, we're not expecting Shepard to play against the Broncos this weekend. We'll see if he can get on the practice field Thursday or Friday.

Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) remained sidelined on Wednesday. That's not a good start for his chances of returning for Sunday night's game against the Broncos. Perkins, of course, has pretty much fallen off the fantasy radar with the emergence of RBs Wayne Gallman and Orleans Darkwa.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard's injured left ankle was still in a walking boot on Tuesday, according to NJ.com's Dan Duggan. Shepard admitted that he's uncertain for this weekend's game against the Broncos. "I have no idea," he said. "I'm just kind of taking it day to day." The Giants could opt to hold Shepard out through the Week 8 bye.

Giants WR Brandon Marshall announced Monday on Instagram that he will have left ankle surgery Tuesday and miss the rest of the season. That leaves the Giants without their top 2 WRs -- at least heading into the season -- with Sterling Shepard also potentially out the next game or 2. Roger Lewis is now worth a stronger look on waivers, as his prominence should last well beyond matchups with the Broncos and Seahawks the next 2 weeks. This could be the end of Marshall's career.

NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reports that the Giants are "bracing for Brandon Marshall to miss multiple games" with his sprained ankle. New York gets the Broncos and Seahawks before a Week 8 bye. Bank on Marshall being sidelined until at least Week 9. If healthy the rest of the way, he'll battle with WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram for targets. But off to a slow start anyway, Marshall is droppable in shallower fantasy leagues.

Giants HC Ben McAdoo announced Monday that WR Odell Beckham will undergo surgery on his fractured ankle and miss the rest of the season. He finishes with a 25-302-3 line in 4 appearances. Beckham will now have missed 17 games in 4 NFL seasons. He should be ready in plenty of time for the start of the 2018 campaign, which is currently scheduled to be a contract year for a guy who will still be only 25.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Giants WR Sterling Shepard could miss 2 weeks with his sprained ankle. "Similar to one he had in summer," Schefter adds. That was a low-ankle sprain that cost Shepard less than a week. He's scheduled for an MRI tomorrow, so we should learn more then. For now, though, fantasy owners shouldn't plan on having Shepard for Week 6.

Giants WR Odell Beckham suffered a fractured ankle in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Schefter adds that the team hasn't yet decided whether Beckham will have surgery. Either way, though, he's looking at an extended absence and might be done for the season. We'll continue to pass along updates as we get them.

Giants HC Ben McAdoo said RB Orleans Darkwa injured his calf on his 23-yard TD run in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Chargers. He carried just twice more the rest of the way, taking a backseat to RBs Wayne Gallman and Shane Vereen. We'll monitor Darkwa's status throughout the week.

Giants WR Odell Beckham is headed for surgery on his ankle, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan. No word yet on the exact injury, but he'll obviously be out for an extended period. We'll continue to update Beckham's status as we learn more.

Giants WR Odell Beckham got his left ankle bent awkwardly beneath him in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Chargers. It's the same ankle that's been hurting since August. Beckham was visibly upset as he was carted to the locker room. We'll update his status as soon as we learn more.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard injured his ankle in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Chargers. He's questionable to return. With WR Brandon Marshall also out, Roger Lewis and Dwayne Harris are operating as New York's 2nd and 3rd WRs.

Update: Shepard is out for the rest of the game.

Giants WR Brandon Marshall had to be carted back to the locker room with a left leg injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Chargers. He was in obvious pain after falling awkwardly at the end of a deep sideline shot. We'll update his status when we know more.

Update: Marshall is out for the rest of the game with an ankle injury.

Giants DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) is inactive for today's game against the Chargers. That's probably a positive move for his IDP owners after Vernon left each of the past 2 contests because of the bothersome ankle. DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee, shoulder) is active, however. The shoulder was reportedly the bigger issue, but JPP told reporters during the week that he'd play.

Giants DEs Olivier Vernon (ankle) and Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers. JPP told reporters earlier this week that he's definitely play. He put in a limited practice Friday after missing the previous 2 days. Vernon missed practice all week and looks quite risky to finish the game even if he starts. Use Pierre-Paul if he's active, but try to avoid Vernon. We'll update both Sunday morning.

 
 
 

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