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Adam Schefter reports that the Giants have reached a deal with former Rams CB Janoris Jenkins. ESPN's Dan Graziano adds that Jenkins is expected to get more than $12 million per year. That's a hefty price for a cover man who has been inconsistent at best so far. Jenkins does have talent, though, and could boost a soft Giants secondary if motivated. He presents big-play upside as an IDP but doesn't make for a special fantasy option in most formats.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is sticking around on a 1-year, $10.5 million contract that includes $8.5 million guaranteed, according to USA Today's Tom Pelissero. The 1-year deal indicates that JPP believes he can cash in further next offseason with a good 2016 after last summer's fireworks incident derailed his 2015. Pierre-Paul's sack numbers lagged after his return, but he continued to generate pressure and will remain an intriguing IDP for 2016 fantasy football drafts -- perhaps at a significant discount over previous years.

The Giants have chosen to promote OC Ben McAdoo to succeed HC Tom Coughlin, according to the New York Daily News. The sides were reportedly close to a deal Wednesday night and expected to announce the move as soon as Thursday. McAdoo spent the past 2 seasons piloting an offense that jumped from 28th in both scoring and yardage in 2013 to 13th and 10th, respectively, last year and then 6th and 8th in 2015. He'll need to help figure out how to fix a defense, however, that slid down the rankings each of the past 2 years and now faces a free-agency decision on DE Jason Pierre-Paul. McAdoo's continued presence should be good news, at least, for QB Eli Manning and crew.

Giants HC Tom Coughlin has been informed that the team will be making a coaching change, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.  Coughlin has been with the G-Men since 2004, posting a .537 winning percentage in the regular season and winning 2 Super Bowls.  He'll turn 70 in August.  Coughlin's departure could also spell the end for OC Ben McAdoo, who has led the Giants' offense to 2 straight top 10 finishes.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (ankle) is active for today's finale against the Eagles. JPP has played well since returning from his hand surgeries but supplied just 1 sack. He's a risk/reward IDP option, with teammate DE Robert Ayers the much better bet. JPP's presence helps the overall upside of the giants D vs. an often-sloppy Eagles offense, though.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is (ankle) questionable for Sunday's finale against the Eagles. He returned to a limited practice Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. With just 1 sack since he returned, JPP's an easy IDP prospect to pass on this week.

The Giants have ruled OLB Devon Kennard (foot, hamstring) and S Brandon Meriweather (knee) out for Sunday's game against the Jets. According to, Craig Dahl will start in place of Meriweather, while several players are expected to pick up Kennard's snaps in various packages.

Giants CB Prince Amukamara returned to the practice field Monday after missing 5 games with a pectoral tear. "I feel like I'm ready to play four quarters of a football game," he said afterward, according to "I feel 100 percent. I'm ready to go." The nature of the injury should mean that Amukamara was able to stay up on his conditioning while he was out, and he still carries a top-5 scoring average among fantasy DBs for the season -- depending on your format. The Sunday matchup with Washington presents significant upside and makes Amukamara an instant IDP starter upon his return.

Giants DT Johnathan Hankins suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Sunday's win over the Bucs. That injury will likely end his season. Fortunately, he hasn't been much of an IDP factor after seeming to break through in 2014. And the Giants' D has stunk too bad this year for any player's absence to alter the outlook.

The Giants on Saturday activated DE Jason Pierre-Paul and expect him to play Sunday against the Buccaneers. We'll see just how big a role he starts out with and how much the altered hand bothers him. To make room on the roster, the Giants placed MLB Jon Beason on IR with an ankle injury. That marks his 2nd straight season finished on IR and the 3rd time in the past 4 years that he has played 5 games or fewer. Jasper Brinkley and Uani' Unga figure to each spend time in the middle the rest of the way.

The Giants have ruled CB Prince Amukamara (pectorals) and MLB Jon Beason (ankle/knee) out for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay. Their replacements aren't worth IDP mention.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Giants HC Tom Coughlin said the team will "push the envelope" with DE Jason Pierre-Paul this week and see if he's ready to play Sunday at Tampa Bay. Even if JPP proves ready for game-day action, we'd bet on a limited role. Let's see how this week goes before making any move in him in all but the deepest IDP leagues.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul rejoined the team Tuesday night on a 1-year deal and practiced Wednesday for the 1st time since his fireworks incident back in July. "He's excited about being here, and he's anxious to get started. I think that's a good thing, and the rest of the guys picked up on that right away," HC Tom Coughlin said, per "We're all rooting for him, to be honest with you." Sounds good. But let's see how the altered version of JPP fares on the field. We'll be surprised if he's ready for game action right away. The Giants sure could use him as a threat in the pass rush, though.

FOX's Jay Glazer reports that the Giants plan to meet with DE Jason Pierre-Paul on Tuesday. Relations, of course, have been testy between the sides for much of the time since JPP's fireworks accident. We'll see how Pierre-Paul's hand has progressed and whether he's moving toward a return to the field this season.

Giants HC Tom Coughlin told reporters Thursday that CB Prince Amukamara will miss 2-4 weeks because of a pectoral injury. ESPN's Josina Anderson reported that the CB suffered a partial tear. We'll see how quickly he can recover, but losing Amukamara takes a potential DB starter away from IDP folks in fantasy this weekend and damages a Giants pass D that has already ranked among the league's worst. Good news for Eagles QB Sam Bradford and his fantasy owners.

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports that Giants CB Prince Amukamara looks iffy for Monday night's visit to Philadelphia because of the pectoral injury he suffered in the win over the Niners. Amukamara returned to that game after getting hurt and "didn't indicate any problems" afterward, according to Graziano. We'll see how his participation is this week. Amukamara will carry IDP-starter appeal if he's ready to go.

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The Giants have ruled LB Devon Kennard out for Sunday's game against the Niners because of the hamstring game that removed him early from the win at Buffalo. Kennard has played quite well early this season, displaying coverage ability to go with the pass-rushing that he delivered as a rookie. He's worth hanging on to in IDP league's of decent depth. DEs Robert Ayers (hamstring) and George Selvie (calf) will also miss the game, leaving more playing time available to Kerry Wynn, Owa Odighizuwa and Damontre Moore. Wynn looks like the only usable IDP for most fantasy football leagues.

Giants OLB Devon Kennard left Sunday's win at Buffalo with a hamstring injury. We'll keep an eye on his status through the practice week heading into a positive matchup Sunday night with the Niners. Kennard has showed coverage ability this year after emerging as a pass-rush threat in 2014. He's looking like an enticing IDP prospect for 2015 and beyond.

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