Giants Fantasy News

Zach Mettenberger suffers 'more severe' AC joint sprain

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7:33pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger left Sunday's game against the Giants early in the fourth quarter after getting blasted by rookie linebacker Devon Kennard, who was on a blitz coming from Mettenberger's blind side. And his last three games of the year are in doubt.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday evening that the Titans believe the signal-caller suffered a more severe AC joint sprain than he sustained in Week 13, per a team source, and his season is likely over.

Fantasy Impact:

Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean tweeted later Sunday the fear is Mettenberger is lost for the season. The first-year quarterback was having a rough day, as were the rest of the Titans. Trailing by nearly 30 points, his day finished at 14-of-24 passing for 125 yards and an interception. It looks like Jake Locker will fill in the rest of the way if Mettenberger is indeed out. But, Locker also fumbled during a sack, which was returned for a touchdown by Markus Kuhn. The Titan offense is one to stay away from in your fantasy lineup.

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Report says Rashad Jennings (ankle) traveling with Giants

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:27pm

Dan Graziano on Twitter - [Full Article]

RB Rashad Jennings WILL travel with the Giants to Nashville Saturday.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a great matchup against the Titans rushing defense, but owners playing Jennings will have to wonder if Jennings is limited in anyway. With Andre Williams, this could very well be a committee situation, but either way, Jennings is shaping up to be a game-time call.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 14. HC Tom Coughlin wants to see how Jennings responds to the limited practice. Jennings said that he’s not close to 100 percent, so he may be in a timeshare even if he does play. If he can’t go, Andre Williams will be a Sneaky Start against one of the league’s worst rush defenses. The Giants play early on Sunday.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Giants WR Preston Parker (knee, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 14. Parker is good to go for a nice matchup with the Titans.

Titans WR Kendall Wright missed practice with an injured hand

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:36pm

Titans Online - [Full Article]

The Tennessee Titans already have lost one starting wide receiver this week because of a lacerated spleen. Now another starter has a sore right hand that kept him out of practice Thursday.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Kendall Wright hurt his hand on a route Wednesday, so they gave him the day off to rest his hand. Wright wore a splint on his hand during the open portion of practice, and Whisenhunt says they should know more about the receiver's hand Friday with an X-ray planned.

Fantasy Impact:

Friday's practice will be key, but for now consider Wright questionable to play in a good matchup against a banged up Giants secondary. Nate Washington is a Sneaky Start regardless of Wright's status.

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) iffy for Week 14

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:30pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Rookie Andre Williams is expected to start against the Titans if Rashad Jennings can't play. Fellow rookie Orleans Darkwa would also get some snaps. It sure sounded Thursday as if Darkwa (6-0, 215) was part of the plan. The Tulane product was signed off the Miami Dolphins practice squad last month.

"He is working his way into it, he has been here a little while, he is smart, conscientious, we trust him," offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said. "He has a little different flavor back there for us. Next man up."

"He is a shiftier type guy and we like him … stay tuned. We will leave it at that," McAdoo said.

McAdoo noted that Darkwa does have "a good set of hands." With that not being Williams' strength, there is a good chance Darkwa is utilized in passing situations.

Fantasy Impact:

It sounds as if Williams may not have the backfield to himself if Jennings can't play. He split reps with Peyton Hillis when Jennings was out, and now it sounds as if Darkwa might fill the passing down role if Jennings can't play. Williams has not shown good hands this season after not catching a single pass as a senior at Boston College.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. The Giants are hopeful that Jennings will be able to practice on Thursday. If he can’t play, Andre Williams will be a Sneaky Start against one of the league’s worst rush defenses.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Giants WR Preston Parker (knee) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps. It’s a midweek downgrade for Parker, who wasn’t really on the fantasy radar heading into Week 14. Corey Washington would likely see an increase in snaps if Parker can’t play.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Titans WR Kendall Wright (hand) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice. Midweek downgrades are generally not good, but it’s possible that this is a minor setback. He’s shaping up as a Sneaky Start with Justin Hunter injured and the Giants beat up secondary coming to town.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. The Giants are hopeful that Jennings will be able to practice on Thursday. If he can’t play, Andre Williams will be a Sneaky Start against one of the league’s worst rush defenses.

Rapoport: Rashad Jennings shouldn't miss time

Monday, December 1, 2014, 8:37pm

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

The ankle injury suffered by Giants RB Rashad Jennings is not believed to be serious, source says. Unlikely to miss time.

Fantasy Impact:

It's good news for owners. This week's matchup is a great one against the 32nd ranked Titans - in terms of allowing fantasy points to RBs. Week 15 and 16 matchups get a little tougher with the Redskins and Rams, who are both in the top-10. With the Giants out of the race, don't be surprised if they give Andre Williams a few more looks as there's no point in risking further injury to Jennings.

Monday, December 1, 2014, 1:00pm

Philadelphia Magazine - [Full Article]

Eagles beat writer Tim McManus answered a question about the Eagles QB situation:

I’m working under the assumption that Mark Sanchez will be the quarterback for the remainder of the season, including playoffs.

The original timetable for Nick Foles' recovery was 6-8 weeks. A recent check-up suggested that the fractured clavicle is healing normally. December 14 -- the day the Eagles host the Cowboys -- is exactly six weeks from when Foles sustained the injury. Eight weeks puts us at the regular-season finale in New York. Even if Sanchez has a bad day against Seattle, there's little incentive to rush Foles back. If inserted for the final game or two, he would have very little time to knock the rust off. And given the way he played before he got hurt, there's no guarantee that he would play better than Sanchez even if he were to round back into pre-injury form.

Fantasy Impact:

Although it's just one opinion, the timetable makes sense that this is now Mark Sanchez's job for the rest of the season. His very good performance in the Dallas game Thanksgiving should buy him at least a bad game against Seattle should it play out that way. After that, the Birds finish with the Redskins and Giants, which should give Sanchez a chance to bounce back, rather than putting a rusty Foles back in at that point.

Monday, December 1, 2014, 9:58am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Giants saw one of their best offensive weapons, WR Rueben Randle, suspended for 25 percent of the game in Week 13 for missing a team meeting on Friday.

Rashad Jennings injures ankle

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 4:58pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Giants running back Rashad Jennings exited the game with an ankle injury and never returned.

Fantasy Impact:

The Giants could have used Jennings at the point he left the game so it seems unlikely the team was just being cautious. If Jennings can't go in Week 14, Andre Williams would get the start and a bulk of the work. He hasn't always been impressive during his time filling in for Jennings, but would have a very nice matchup against the Titans who came into Week 13 ranked 32nd in allowing fantasy points to RBs.

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 4:17pm

New York Daily News - [Full Article]

It’s the year of the rookie wide receiver in the NFL and as much as Giants WR Odell Beckham has stood out, he’s got plenty of company.

A dozen or more rookies are making impacts, and while the list includes first-round picks like Beckham, the Bucs’ Mike Evans, the PanthersKelvin Benjamin, the BillsSammy Watkins and the Saints’ now-injured Brandin Cooks, second rounder Allen Robinson of the Jaguars, third-rounder John Brown in Arizona and even an undrafted free agent like the BrownsTaylor Gabriel are getting into the act.

Of the 12 WRs selected in the first two rounds of the 2014 draft, only one, Cody Latimer, who has been a healthy scratch most of the year for the Broncos, hasn’t reached double digits in catches. At this pace, it will be the best receiving class in history. Draft experts agreed this was going to be a rich, deep vein but they’ve even gone beyond expectations.

Fantasy Impact:

It never used to be that way but rookie WRs are now making an immediate impact and help to make it a deep position in the fantasy world. Drafting them in the right round is often the key to taking advantage of their value, though. For the most part, the guys mentioned above in the story did take at least some time to develop. As always, the later you can snag a rookie, and let him ride your bench until he develops is the key. We try not to advise our subscribers to jump too early on them despite excitement surround them.