Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings. He drew headlines this week for running and even doing some light cutting on the field, but Barkley never had a realistic shot to play this weekend. We'd still consider him doubtful for next Thursday night's game against the Patriots but will continue to monitor him closely. Wayne Gallman gets another game as New York's lead back this Sunday.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was on the practice field on Wednesday. "Light running, change of direction. Looks very good, like himself," insider Art Stapleton tweeted. "Not practicing, but promising sign in quest to obliterate 4-8 week timetable for high ankle sprain." Barkley won't play against the Vikings this weekend, but it does seem like he's ahead of schedule in his rehab. We'll continue to monitor his progress.
Giants rookie LB Ryan Connelly left today's win over Washington early on a cart with a knee injury. The team fears that Connelly suffered an ACL tear, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. These "fears" just about always wind up confirmed, so we should assume that the emerging starter is now done for the season. We'll see what the Giants do at ILB now, an area that was already missing Alec Ogletree (hamstring) and Tae Davis (concussion) heading into Sunday.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley does not need surgery on his injured ankle, according to multiple reports. The fact that surgery was even being considered is confirmation that this is a severe high-ankle sprain. HC Pat Shurmur said Thursday that he considers Barkley "week to week" and that placing him on IR isn't being considered. Fantasy owners should still be prepared to potentially be without him through the Giants' Week 11 bye.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Giants RB Saquon Barkley will be out for "the next several weeks" with a high right ankle sprain. That confirms the video diagnosis of ProFootballDoc.com's David Chao. Wayne Gallman takes over the lead job for a solid matchup with Washington in Week 4. But then the Giants face Minnesota and New England the following 2 weeks. Fantasy owners shouldn't be excited for Gallman in any of those spots, but he'll be an option for many lineups in Week 4 at least.
Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Barkley is expected to miss 4-8 weeks and that the "longer timeline is considered more likely." The Giants get a Week 11 bye. Returning after that would mean 7 missed games for Barkley. This possibility certainly adds upside to Gallman on waivers. Beyond the Vikings and Patriots matchups lie fine spots vs. the Cardinals, Lions, Cowboys and Jets. Rapoport, by the way, has also updated his report to 4-6 weeks, following Barkley's Monday MRI.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley will have an MRI on his injured right ankle on Monday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Barkley spent the 2nd half of the win over the Bucs on crutches and in a walking boot. Former NFL head team Dr. David Chao believes Barkley is dealing with a high-ankle sprain based on video of the injury. That’d likely cost him multiple games. We should learn more tomorrow.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley twisted his right ankle in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Bucs. He hobbled off the field, putting very little weight on that leg. Stay tuned for an update. RB Wayne Gallman is next up for the Giants.
Update: Barkley has been ruled out for the rest of the game.
Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) is set to return for Sunday’s game against the Bucs. WR Cody Latimer (concussion) is out, and WR Bennie Fowler (hamstring) is questionable. Shepard, TE Evan Engram and RB Saquon Barkley should dominate targets in QB Daniel Jones’ debut.
Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) graduated to a full practice on Thursday. He's on track to return for this weekend's game against the Bucs. QB Daniel Jones adds some unknown to Shepard's outlook -- but it's tough to imagine the rookie being a downgrade from Eli Manning. Consider Shepard a low-upside WR3 for Week 3.
Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. He's making progress through the protocol and has a good chance to be cleared ahead of this weekend's game against the Bucs. WR Cody Latimer (concussion) didn't practice on Wednesday.
The Giants announced Tuesday that QB Daniel Jones will start this weekend's game against the Bucs. This figures to be the end of the Eli Manning Era in New York -- it just came about 2 years too late. Jones isn't in a great spot behind a shaky offensive line and with a weak WR group. But he was excellent this preseason, posting a sparkling 85.3% completion rate and 12.2 yards per attempt. Jones also brings some rushing upside after tallying 1,323 yards and 17 TDs on the ground over 3 seasons as Duke's starter. The rookie should be owned in all 2-QB leagues and even deeper 1-QB leagues.
Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills. We'll see if he can get cleared in time for Week 3. WR Darius Slayton (hamstring) is also out for Week 2, and WR Cody Latimer (calf) is questionable. That leaves Bennie Fowler and Russell Shepard as New York’s only 2 healthy WRs. TE Evan Engram and RB Saquon Barkley will dominate targets for the G-Men this weekend.
Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) remained sidelined on Thursday. He's not looking like a good bet to be cleared in time for this weekend's game against the Bills. WR Cody Latimer, meanwhile, was added to Thursday's injury report with a calf. He didn't practice. The Giants could be down to WRs Bennie Fowler and Russell Shepard.
Giants WR Sterling Shepard is in the protocol after sustaining a concussion in Sunday's opener against the Cowboys. It's his 4th documented concussion, making it less likely that he's cleared in time for this weekend's game against the Bills. We'll track Shepard's progress over the next few days.
Giants HC Pat Shurmur said Monday that WR Sterling Shepard "might" be in the concussion protocol. He either is or he isn't, Pat. We'll keep an eye on this one throughout the week, but a concussion would make Shepard iffy to be cleared for Sunday's game against the Bills. His absence would leave Cody Latimer and Bennie Fowler as New York's top 2 WRs. TE Evan Engram would easily be the best target bet.
Giants WR Sterling Shepard (thumb) is "good to go" for Week 1, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan. Shepard broke his thumb on July 25 but has been running routes for most of August. QB play is a concern here, but Shepard should see a bunch of targets in New York's OBJ-less WR corps -- especially with Golden Tate suspended for the season's first 4 games. Consider Shepard a safe-if-unexciting WR3.
The Giants announced Sunday that WR Golden Tate is in the concussion protocol. We'll see how long he takes to return, but the 4-game PED suspension at the beginning of the season means it doesn't really matter. We don't know of any previous concussions in Tate's NFL career.
Giants WR Golden Tate has been suspended 4 games for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances. Per Tate, the substance that triggered the positive test came from fertility medication. He’ll appeal the ruling on August 6. Tate can still practice and play in preseason games, and that time will be essential as he adjusts to a new offense. But his loss would further cripple an already thin Giants WR corps following the losses of Sterling Shepard and Corey Coleman. Next up on the depth chart: Cody Latimer, Russell Shepard, Bennie Fowler and rookie Darius Slayton. Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram will be busy.
Giants WR Corey Coleman will miss the entire 2019 season after tearing his ACL in Thursday's practice. The former 1st-rounder was the favorite for #3 duties but will now hit free agency in 2020 coming off a serious injury. Rookie Darius Slayton, Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler and Russell Shepard will now duke it out for that #3 WR job. None is worth a pick in fantasy drafts.
Giants WR Sterling Shepard suffered a broken thumb in Thursday’s practice. The injury makes him questionable for Week 1 at Dallas. If he sits, it’ll provide a short-term boost to Golden Tate and Evan Engram. Shepard's current Round 8 ADP is sure to drop, but we can't say we're excited about jumping on this "buy low" opportunity.
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