The Giants spent the 4th pick of Round 2 in the NFL Draft on S Xavier McKinney. The Alabama alum brings a versatile skill set to a secondary that let FS Antoine Bethea walk after the season. McKinney tallied 169 tackles, 11.5 for losses, 6 sacks, 15 passes defensed and 5 INTs over 2 seasons starting for the Tide. He'll be worth a look later in your dynasty rookie drafts and on the 2020 redraft radar.
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 rookie S Xavier McKinney broke his left foot and will have surgery Wednesday afternoon, according to ESPN's Field Yates. There's no word yet on his recovery timeline, but we should expect McKinney to miss at least the beginning of the regular season. Julian Love and Nate Ebner look like candidates to replace McKinney in the lineup. Fellow starter Jabrill Peppers also gains tackle upside from the injury. He's the only 1 among those 3 we'd target in IDP drafts right now.
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