Cody Latimer Fantasy Football News 2019

HC Pat Shurmur said Thursday that there's a "strong possibility" that WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) isn't cleared for this weekend's game against the Lions. He's been limited in practice the past 2 weeks, so he's made some progress through the protocol. According to ESPN's Jordan Raanan, the Giants "hope" to get Shepard back for Week 9. Golden Tate, Darius Slayton and Cody Latimer will again operate the New York's top 3 WRs this Sunday.

ESPN's Jordan Raanan hears that Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) won't play against the Cardinals on Sunday and is "uncertain" for Week 8. It's not a surprise after Shepard suffered a pair of concussions in a 1-month span. Golden Tate, Darius Slayton and Cody Latimer will again operate as New York's top 3 WRs on Sunday.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) is out for Thursday night's game against the Patriots. He might be looking at an extended absence after sustaining 2 concussions in the span of a month. It'll be Golden Tate, Darius Slayton and Cody Latimer as New York's top 3 WRs tomorrow. QB Daniel Jones has no shot.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard is in the concussion protocol. The Athletic's Dan Duggan reports that Shepard displayed concussion symptoms to the team's medical staff Monday morning. This is Shepard's 2nd concussion of the season and almost certainly knocks him out for at least Thursday night's game against the Patriots. Shepard's absence could mean a target boost for Golden Tate. He'll join Darius Slayton and Cody Latimer as the team's top 3 wideouts for at least Week 6. Plan as though you'll miss Shepard for Week 7 as well, given the 2 concussions in such close proximity.

Giants WR Cody Latimer (concussion) practiced all week and is set to return for Sunday’s game against the Redskins. We’ll see where he fits into this WR group behind Sterling Shepard and alongside Bennie Fowler and Darius Slayton. Shepard is the only Giants WR that should be in Week 4 fantasy lineups.

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) 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.

Giants WR Cody Latimer is done for the day after sustaining a concussion in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Bills. With WR Sterling Shepard inactive with his own concussion, the G-Men are down to WRs Bennie Fowler, Russell Shepard, T.J. Jones and Cody Core.

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Giants WR Cody Latimer (calf) is active for today’s game against the Bills. He’s the de facto #1 WR with Sterling Shepard (concussion) and Golden Tate (suspension) out but figures to be the 3rd option in the passing game behind TE Evan Engram and RB Saquon Barkley.

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 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.

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas might have a significant hip injury. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Thomas had an MRI on Friday "that now will be sent out for 2nd opinion." We'll pass along any further details as we hear them, as this will certainly be a situation to watch closely. If we don't hear any more before the upcoming waiver run in your league, then stashing WR Cody Latimer on the cheap might be a shrewd move.

Broncos WR Cody Latimer left Saturday night's preseason game with a knee injury and didn't return. The Denver Post reports that he "remained upright and walking around on the sidelines." It doesn't sound too serious, but we'll keep an eye out for further updates. Latimer has a path to the #3 WR role if healthy, albeit in an offense with a shaky QB outlook.

Update: Latimer will have an MRI Sunday but told The Denver Post that he expects to be ready for Week 1. HC Gary Kubiak added that the team doesn't think it's "serious."

Broncos WR Cody Latimer told The Denver Post that he's feeling good physically heading into his 3rd season after taking good care of his body in the offseason. As for the mental side, the former 2nd-round pick also says he has gained confidence. “I was very hesitant,” he said of his first two NFL seasons. “Was worried about what everybody thought — was Peyton (Manning) going to be mad, was coach going to be mad. I was very nervous out there. Going out here now, especially in my third year, I’m confident in myself. I know what I can do. I just go out there and make plays.” That can certainly only help a player who has caught just 8 total passes over his 1st 2 seasons. Latimer will have to continue proving himself before fantasy football owners can expect any relevance. But WR Bennie Fowler will now miss at least a few weeks after suffering an elbow fracture, according to the Post, which should leave Latimer in the lead for the #3 role. That's not an exciting spot in an offense with Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian competing to start at QB. But Latimer's a no-risk shot at the end of your draft with plenty of physical ability.

Broncos WR Bennie Fowler suffered a "small fracture" in his elbow in the team's preseason opener and will be out "a few weeks," according to insider Jeff Legwold. Fowler is currently in the lead for the #3 WR job. His absence could give WR Cody Latimer a shot to claim that spot. The former 2nd-round pick had a solid showing in the 1st exhibition, hauling in 7 balls for 82 yards. WR Jordan Norwood could also be in the mix.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle, finger) won’t play against the Bears today, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Sanders was expected to be available but reportedly didn’t fare well in pregame warmups. His role will be filled by some combination of Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler and Andre Caldwell. None is a recommended fantasy play. WR Demaryius Thomas will dominate targets.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears "it could be difficult" for Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) to play against the Chiefs today.  Sanders was at Saturday's walkthrough but is evidently well below 100%.  We won't find out his official status until 3 pm ET this afternoon.  Sanders will be a risky WR2 if active.  If not, WRs Bennie Fowler, Jordan Norwood and Cody Latimer could play bigger roles.  So could TEs Owen Daniels and Vernon Davis.

The Broncos remain happy with 2nd-year WR Cody Latimer, according to ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold, but HC Gary Kubiak would like to see a bit more over the final 2 preseason weeks. "You just want to see him making plays," Kubiak said this week. "He's a hard worker. He does the right thing. He's in the right place, but it's time for him to start making plays on the ball, coming up with big plays. The good news with him is he has worked as basically a starter from OTAs through [training] camp and everything. Everything's in place for Cody to grow up and have a big year. I like the way he works, [he] just needs to keep coming." Emmanuel Sanders' hamstring issues have afforded extra starter reps and present potential opportunity if they recur. We'll be quite interested to see if Latimer can step up. He's an intriguing shot to take in the double-digit rounds of your fantasy football draft.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders has been told that he'll play more in the slot this season.  This has been our expectation since Denver drafted the 6'2, 215-pound Cody Latimer in the 2nd round of last year's draft.  When the Broncos go to 3-WR sets this season, Latimer will join Demaryius Thomas on the outside, while Sanders kicks into the slot.  The problem for Latimer's 2015 production is that new HC Gary Kubiak doesn't typically run a whole lot of 3-WR sets.  Of course, that doesn't mean he won't run more this season.  As for Sanders, he was extremely efficient in the slot last year, posting an 85.7% catch rate and 13.5 yards per catch.  More time in the slot doesn't hurt his fantasy outlook.

 
 
 

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