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Giants S Landon Collins (ankle) is surprisingly active for today's game against the Eagles. He had been listed as doubtful after getting in just a limited practice on Thursday. Obviously not at 100%, Collins is a risk/reward IDP play today.

Giants S Landon Collins (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Eagles. It would mark the 1st game Collins has missed in his 3-year career.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) is not listed on the final Week 15 injury report. He was limited on Thursday and Friday but obviously isn’t in danger of missing Sunday’s game against the Eagles. The hamstring still adds a bit of risk to his fantasy outlook, especially after Shepard busted with a 2-catch, 16-yard outing last week.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) was limited in Thursday's practice. He was off the injury report altogether on Wednesday, so it's unclear if he suffered a setback or if the Giants are just giving him some rest. Check back for another update tomorrow.

Giants S Landon Collins left Sunday's loss to the Cowboys early in the 4th quarter after spraining his left ankle. Collins left the stadium in a walking boot but said the injury doesn't appear to be serious. "It's better. It was throbbing when it happened, but other than that, I think it's real mild," Collins said afterward, according to NJ.com. "It's not too much of an end-of-season injury." The fact that just 3 games remain on a lost season for the Giants could affect his active status. We'll see how the Giants handle their star safety this week.

As expected, Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is active for today's game against the Cowboys after turning up questionable with a finger issue. Play him as you normally would in IDP lineups.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Cowboys. There were conflicting reports on his status this morning, but Shepard obviously felt good enough in pregame warmups. There’s a bit more risk here than usual, but a plus matchup makes him worth starting in most cases.

ESPN's Jordan Raanan and Dan Graziano both expect Giants WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) to play against the Cowboys today. That conflicts with an earlier report from NFL.com that Shepard was unlikely to go. Shepard told Raanan on Friday that he "didn't feel the hamstring at all" and was "running at full speed" in practice. We'll find out his official status by noon ET. If active, Shepard will be a risk/reward WR2.

NFL.com reports that Giants WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) "likely will not" play against the Cowboys today. It's a bit surprising after he was able to get in 2 limited practices this week. We'll find out Shepard's official status by noon ET, but he obviously belongs on fantasy benches for now. His absence will again leave Roger Lewis and Tavarres King as New York's top 2 WRs. It's also worth noting that TE Evan Engram has struggled the last 2 games Shepard has missed, posting lines of 1-9 and 3-18.

The Giants have ruled MLB B.J. Goodson out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. That clears a muddled LB picture a bit for IDP owners and makes Kelvin Sheppard likely to get enough snaps to be useful in fantasy. Sheppard led all Giants LBs in snaps each of the past 2 weeks, topping 80% in each game while supplying 7 and 8 total tackles (including 7 combined solos). The team also placed OLB Jonathan Casillas on IR Wednesday with neck and wrist injuries.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Cowboys. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday. ESPN’s Jordan Raanan expects Shepard to play — and we’ll find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday. The hamstring obviously adds some risk, but Shepard will be worth starting in most cases vs. a Dallas defense that’s struggled against slot receivers.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. Interim HC Steve Spagnuolo wouldn't commit to Shepard playing this weekend, though, only saying that he's "hopeful." We'll get another update tomorrow.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard missed Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury. It's the 1st we've heard of it after Shepard played 61 of 62 snaps last week. We'll see if he's able to get back on the field tomorrow.

The Giants are expected to go back to QB Eli Manning following the firing of HC Ben McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan. What a mess. Manning is sitting 29th among QBs in fantasy points per game and won't be more than a lower-end QB2 for Week 14. His return at least stabilizes the fantasy outlooks for WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram.

The Giants have fired HC Ben McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese. The G-Men are less than a year removed from a playoff berth, but things fell apart this year. New York is 2-10 and ranks 29th in point differential (-102). It'll be a full rebuild this offseason with a new HC, GM and QB.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (migraines) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He'll return for a plus matchup against the Raiders, although the switch to QB Geno Smith adds some risk to Shepard’s outlook.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (migraines) returned to practice on Wednesday. We'll see how he responds to the work. Shepard would be in a plus spot this weekend vs. the Raiders but would be trying to catch passes from QB Geno Smith.

The Giants are benching QB Eli Manning in favor of QB Geno Smith for Week 13, HC Ben McAdoo announced on Tuesday. And it sounds like Manning might be riding pine for the rest of the season because the G-Men also want to get a look at rookie QB Davis Webb. “Geno will start this week,” McAdoo said. “Over the last five games, we will take a look at Geno, and we will also give Davis an opportunity.” Manning has completed a decent 62.5% of his passes this season but averaged just 6.1 yards per attempt. How much of the blame belongs to him vs. his supporting cast is debatable. What's not debatable is that the Giants need to start planning for the future with Manning turning 37 in January. Smith's last significant action came in 2014 -- and it wasn't pretty: 59.7% completion rate, 6.9 yards per attempt, 13 TDs, 13 INTs. He brings rushing ability and has a plus matchup vs. Oakland this Sunday. But Smith can't be trusted as more than a low-end QB2.

Giants LB Kelvin Sheppard (groin), LB Jonathan Casillas (neck), DT Damon Harrison (ankle) and DE Olivier Vernon (shoulder) are all active for tonight's game against Washington. All are usable to different degrees in IDP leagues. Vernon gets a boost from Washington missing LT Trent Williams.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (migraines) is inactive for tonight's game against the Redskins. He'll have 10 days to try to get ready for Week 13. Roger Lewis, Tavarres King and Travis Rudolph are left as New York's top 3 WRs. Rudolph, the slot man, might be the best DFS flier.

 
 
 

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