New York Giants Fantasy Football News 2018

The Giants selected OLB Lorenzo Carter early in Round 3 of the NFL Draft. Carter stands 6'5, 250 pounds and notched the 2nd best speed score in this edge class. Carter topped out at 5 sacks as a junior and totaled just 21.5 tackles for loss in his career but spent a lot of time dropping back. He'll come forward on the edge of new DC James Bettcher's scheme. Carter presents upside in IDP leagues that value pass-rushing production.

Giants S Landon Collins confirmed Wednesday that he needs a 2nd surgery on the right forearm he fractured late last season, according to Art Stapleton of Collins will reportedly need 6-8 weeks of recovery time, which should still allow him to start training camp on time. We'll keep an eye on the situation as we move into summer, but IDP owners needn't worry just yet.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (finger) and S Landon Collins (ankle) are active for today’s game against he Cardinals. Collins remains risky, though, after playing less than 30% of the snaps last week

The Giants have ruled LB B.J. Goodson out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He wouldn't have been an IDP option if active, but his absence makes it easier to use Giants LB Kelvin Sheppard in fantasy lineups. Sheppard has played 78% of the snaps or more in 4 straight appearances.

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.

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 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 LB Jonathan Casillas (neck), DT Damon Harrison (ankle), DE Olivier Vernon (shoulder) and LB Kelvin Sheppard (groin) are all questionable for Thursday night's game against Washington. According to, all 4 appear likely to play, with Sheppard expected to start in the middle. LB Calvin Munson is doubtful and LB B.J. Goodson is out for the game.

Giants DT Damon Harrison (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. He put in some limited practice time this week. We'll check on his status Sunday morning.

Giants DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) and LB Jonathan Casillas (neck) are active for today's game against the 49ers. Use them in your IDP lineups if you waited to this point.

The Giants have ruled out LBs B.J. Goodson (ankle), Keenan Robinson (quad) and Devon Kennard (quad) for Sunday's game against the 49ers. LB Jonathan Casillas (neck) and DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) are questionable. Both players put in limited practices all week after missing multiple games. Casillas said early in the week that he expected to play. We'll update their statuses Sunday afternoon.

The Giants have ruled DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) and MLB B.J. Goodson (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Rams. Goodson has seen his playing time dip anyway with the return of Keenan Robinson and should be dropped from most IDP rosters. The Giants team D is not in play for most fantasy situations this week either.

Giants MLB B.J. Goodson left Sunday's loss to the Seahawks early with a left ankle injury. The New York Daily News reports that he had a walking boot and crutches as he left the stadium. HC Ben McAdoo offered no further details of the injury after the game. The Giants get a Week 8 bye, so we'll see if the injury costs Goodson any further time. LB Keenan Robinson picked up extra snaps against Seattle.

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.

Giants DT Damon Harrison suffered a bruised knee in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers and is questionable to return.

Update: Harrison returned to the game.

Giants DE Olivier Vernon is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bucs with the ankle injury he suffered in last week's loss to the Eagles. We'll check his status Sunday afternoon. The 4:05 ET kickoff makes Vernon risky to wait for in IDP lineups.

Despite taking part in individual drills at the beginning of practice Wednesday, Giants DE Olivier Vernon was ultimately listed as a non-participant for the workout. The fact that he was doing anything is encouraging a few days after he hurt his left ankle at Philly. But the "did not practice" designation shows that we'll need to wait to find out whether Vernon will be available for IDP lineups in Week 4.'s Dan Duggan reports that Giants MLB B.J. Goodson and DE Olivier Vernon participated in practice Wednesday. Goodson missed practice all last week -- and then the game -- after a shin injury cost him the Week 2 loss to Detroit. Vernon hurt his left ankle in Sunday's loss at Philly but appears to be on track to play in Week 4. Both will be options for IDP lineups if they stay active.

Giants DE Olivier Vernon suffered an ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. He attempted to play through it for a while but eventually had to limp off the field and did not return. USA Today reports that HC Ben McAdoo said afterward he didn't know the severity. We'll keep an eye out for updates.


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