Shark Bites

Giants S Jabrill Peppers left Sunday's loss to the 49ers with an ankle injury. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that it's believed to be a low-ankle sprain. Peppers is likely headed for further evaluation Monday, so we'll see about his outlook for Week 4 and beyond. Julian Love filled in for Peppers, logging a team-high 11 tackles. He'd in play for IDP lineups vs. the Rams on Sunday if Peppers misses further time.

Giants RB Devonta Freeman is active for today's game against the 49ers. He joins Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman in New York's Saquon Barkley-less backfield. It's a situation to try to avoid in Week 3 fantasy lineups as we wait to see how snaps and touches will be divvied.

The Giants have placed WR Sterling Shepard on IR. So he'll miss at least the next 3 games with his turf toe. That's an injury that tends to linger, so we'll see exactly when Shepard is able to get back on the field. His absence will mean more targets for WR Darius Slayton, WR Golden Tate and TE Evan Engram.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard came away from Sunday's loss to the Bears with turf toe. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, he's expected to miss at least this week's clash with the 49ers. Shepard's return timeline beyond that is not yet clear.

The Giants have agreed to a deal RB Devonta Freeman. The move comes as no surprise after RB Saquon Barkley went down with a torn ACL in Week 2, leaving the G-Men with only RBs Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman. Freeman should emerge as the lead back here -- although that probably won't happen in Week 3. He's certainly worth owning in all fantasy leagues, but don't expect him to be a real difference-maker. The 28-year-old looked like a guy running on empty in Atlanta last season, mustering just 3.6 yards per carry and 6.9 yards per catch. He'll be running behind a subpar offensive line in New York.

Update: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that it's a 1-year deal for Freeman worth "up to" $3 million.

Monday morning testing confirmed the Giants' fears. RB Saquon Barkley will have surgery soon to repair his torn right ACL. Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman climb the pecking order with Barkley down. The Giants will reportedly have RB Devonta Freeman in for a visit as well -- and figure to sign someone even if Freeman doesn't fit.

The Giants fear RB Saquon Barkley tore his right ACL against the Bears, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. There will reportedly be further testing Monday to "make a full and complete determination." RB Dion Lewis scored a 1-yard rushing TD after Barkley's departure and should be the next guy up. But RB Wayne Gallman would likely be significantly involved as well.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard suffered a toe injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Bears. He hobbled off to the locker room and is officially questionable to return.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley suffered what appeared to be a right knee injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Bears. He immediately grasped at the knee in pain and had to be carried off. This obviously doesn't look good. We'll update Barkley's status when we learn more. Barkley's absence leaves the G-Men with Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman.

Update: Barkley has been ruled out.

11:09am EDT 9/20/20

Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Bears. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said this morning that Tate “should be at full strength” — although the fact that he remained limited in practice all week has us shying away from using Tate in fantasy lineups today.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) is expected to play against the Bears today. He was limited in practice all week but "should be at full strength," Rapoport adds. That has us feeling a bit better about Tate's Week 2 prospects, although you should still treat him as just a WR4.

Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) remained limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bears. It sounds like he has a good chance to be active for that one, but try to avoid him in fantasy lineups until he’s back to 100%.

Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) remained limited at Thursday's practice. We'll see if he gets back to full participation Friday. Tate spent all last week limited and then missed the Pittsburgh loss, so he'd be tough to trust coming off another week of just limited workouts.

The Giants held just a walkthrough practice Wednesday, 2 days after losing to the Steelers at home to open their season. They still listed WR Golden Tate as a limited participant with his hamstring injury. Tate put in limited practices all last week as well before missing the opener. We'll see about his status for Sunday's trip to Chicago.

5:09pm EDT 9/14/20

Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) is inactive for tonight's game against the Steelers. He was limited in practice all week, so he seemingly has a good chance to play Week 2. His absence tonight leaves more targets for Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley.

Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Steelers. Between the hamstring, the late kickoff and the tough matchup, Tate belongs on fantasy benches this week.

Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) remained limited in Friday's practice. We'll see what he's able to do tomorrow, but hopefully you can keep him on fantasy benches for Week 1.

Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) was limited in Thursday's practice. "Doesn’t seem 100%," ESPN's Jordan Raanan tweeted. We'll continue to track Tate's status, but fantasy owners should look elsewhere for Week 1. Tate already had a tough matchup vs. the Steelers.

Giants WR Golden Tate didn't practice on Monday. He's believed to be dealing with a hamstring injury, putting his availability for next Monday night's opener against the Steelers in question. We'll continue to monitor his status. The Giants notoriously didn't have Tate, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley all healthy at the same time for a single game last year.

The Giants on Monday agreed to a 1-year deal with free-agent DB Logan Ryan. It's not yet clear where they'll play the former Titans CB, though the New York Post reports a source said, "Everywhere. He's a Swiss Army knife." Ryan has experience with HC Joe Judge and DC Patrick Graham from working with both in New England. And the Giants certainly have room -- and a need -- for Ryan throughout the secondary. He might not practice with the team until next week, but a significant Week 1 role seems likely. Ryan is worth a late shot in IDP drafts of at least moderate depth.

 
 
 

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