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Giants EDGE Azeez Ojulari (ankle) and S Xavier McKinney (hand) are active for today's game against the Colts. Both carry IDP upside against a struggling offense. McKinney sits higher in our Week 17 IDP rankings, at their respective positions.

The Giants are activating S Xavier McKinney from IR ahead of Sunday's game against the Colts, and he's expected to play, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan. That's a shift vs. Friday, when HC Brian Daboll said he didn't expect McKinney to return. The safety has been out since suffering a hand injury in a 4-weeler accident during the team's Week 9 bye. We'll watch for further word on McKinney's role against Indy, but we've already added him to the Week 17 IDP rankings for a high-upside matchup.

Giants S Xavier McKinney said Tuesday there's "no timeline" on his return from the hand injury suffered over the team's bye, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan. McKinney landed on the non-football injury list Monday and had surgery Tuesday on multiple fingers after a Can-Am crash in Mexico. He said his hand "will be fine" but couldn't commit to making it back onto the field before the end of this season. McKinney is droppable in most IDP redraft formats. Dane Belton and Jason Pinnock are the candidates to fill in for him.

Giants S Xavier McKinney revealed Monday that he suffered a hand injury in an ATV accident during the bye week that will keep him out for "a few weeks." We'll see about the specific return date. Rookie Dane Belton looks likeliest to pick up the playing time in McKinney's absence.

Giants 4th-round S Dane Belton "got the majority of the reps with the first team" in Thursday's OTA session, according to Zack Rosenblatt of Belton reportedly played alongside safeties Xavier McKinney and Julian Love, as well as in place of 1 of them at times. Rosenblatt adds that Belton "will seriously push" Love for the starting job opposite McKinney (a former 2nd-round pick). Belton didn't post big numbers across 3 seasons at Iowa but did close his career with 5 INTs in 2021. McKinney's the only 1 we'd bet on in IDP drafts right now, but we'll see how the rest of this competition goes. The Giants released Logan Ryan after deploying him as a full-time player last season.

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