Giants Fantasy News

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:07pm

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (finger/right hand) practiced fully Wednesday. Stafford should be fine to play through the finger injury. It’s not a good matchup against the Giants, so Stafford is a dicey start this week.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:07pm

Giants RB Shane Vereen (concussion) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Vereen will have to make it through the league’s concussion protocol to play this week.

Giants RB Shane Vereen in concussion protocol

Monday, December 12, 2016, 5:17pm - [Full Article]

Giants running back Shane Vereen's comeback was brief.

Vereen returned to the lineup in Sunday's 10-7 win over the Cowboys after spending the previous nine games on injured reserve with a torn triceps. But Vereen lasted only three plays on Sunday before leaving with a concussion.

The Giants announced a few minutes later that Vereen was out for the game with a concussion. Coach Ben McAdoo stated that Vereen is in the NFL's concussion protocol during his teleconference on Monday afternoon.

Related players: Paul Perkins, Rashad Jennings, Bobby Rainey

Fantasy Impact:

Vereen's lone touch came on a 10-yard catch early in the second quarter. His head was driven in to the turf on a tackle by Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick. Vereen appeared woozy when he got up and he immediately left the game. The Giants had hoped Vereen could inject some life into their struggling offense. All three of his snaps on Sunday came on third down. Bobby Rainey took Vereen's spot in the two-minute offense late in the first half, while Rashad Jennings and Paul Perkins played the majority of snaps at running back.

Caldwell: QB Matthew Stafford (finger) will play Week 15

Monday, December 12, 2016, 12:52pm - [Full Article]

Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell rarely begins his news conferences with an opening statement. But he had one Monday.

Yes, Matthew Stafford injured his finger. Yes, he will play on Sunday against the New York Giants. No, don't ask him about it.

"He did have an issue with his finger, there's no question," Caldwell said. "He's going to be able to play in the next game, he's going to practice and those things."

Fantasy Impact:

The story pointed out that one complicating factor could be the weather. This is Detroit's first and only cold-weather game of the year, at the Giants, and freezing temperatures could affect anybody's ability to grip the football. And that's especially true of a quarterback who struggled to grip the football indoors because of a dislocated finger. Early forecasts have temps in the low to mid 40s as highs for next Sunday.

Giants RB Shane Vereen suffers concussion

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 9:49pm

NBC Sports

Giants RB Shane Vereen left Sunday night's game against the Cowboys with a concussion, according to the broadcast.

Fantasy Impact:

Vereen just returned from IR because of a triceps injury and appeared to hit his head on the turf before leaving the game. The Giants were hoping he'd give a nice boost to the offense as a pass catching, change of pace back. Paul Perkins, Bobby Rainey and Rashad Jennings will go back to handing the RB duties, and of course, Vereen will enter the league's protocol putting his status for next week in question.

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 7:20pm

Giants Inactives
Josh Johnson QB
Tavarres King WR
Owa Odighizuwa DE
Jason Pierre-Paul DE
Justin Pugh OG
Nate Berhe S
Mark Herzlich LB

Giants RB Shane Vereen activated from IR

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 5:19pm - [Full Article]

The Giants today welcomed back an important offensive weapon for their stretch drive.

He will be in uniform tomorrow when the 8-4 Giants host the 11-1 Dallas Cowboys. The Giants have four games remaining. They host Detroit next week before traveling to Philadelphia and Washington for their final two games.

Related Players: Rashad Jennings, Paul Perkins

Fantasy Impact:

Vereen should see his usual time on third down as well as be a change of pace back to Rashad Jennings. Paul Perkins may also continue to be a factor on offense as well, and earlier this season wasn't necessarily too involved when Vereen was healthy. Vereen should have some PPR value but maybe wait and see before plugging him in lineups this week.

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 5:12pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the New York Giants for violating team rules.

The team made the announcement before flying to New Jersey but did not disclose what rule was broken.

Whitehead has been the Cowboys’ primary kick and punt returner this season. He has returned 10 kickoffs for a 23.8-yard average with a long of 33. He has also averaged 8.8 yards per punt return with a long of 39. He has caught two passes for 40 yards and has 86 yards on eight carries on jet sweeps.

Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:41pm

Giants WR Dwayne Harris (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 14.

Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:41pm

Giants TE Larry Donnell (illness) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday.

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:27pm

Giants WR Dwayne Harris (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice.

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:27pm

Giants TE Larry Donnell (illness) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:58pm

Giants WR Dwayne Harris (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Steelers will go back to K Chris Boswell when healthy

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 2:30pm

Tribune Review - [Full Article]

Randy Bullock didn't create a kicking controversy by going 3 for 3 in field goals when he replaced the injured Chris Boswell on Sunday in the Steelers' 24-14 win over the New York Giants.

“If Boswell is healthy, he kicks,” coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday at his weekly press conference.

Fantasy Impact:

Tomlin said Bullock, who was signed Saturday as an insurance policy after Boswell injured his abdomen Friday, will remain with the team this week while Boswell recovers.

Browns WR Rashard Higgins sees snaps increase

Monday, December 5, 2016, 5:46pm - [Full Article]

As the Browns enter their final, four-game stretch of the season, Rashard Higgins has six receptions for 77 yards. A big chunk of that total came last week against the Giants in a game that gave Higgins the biggest opportunity yet.

Splitting time with Andrew Hawkins in the No. 3 receiver role in Cleveland’s offense, Higgins played 20 snaps and finished with two catches for 34 yards. It’s impossible to predict what exactly is in store for Higgins over the next four games, but it’s clear he’s positioned himself for more playing time.

Fantasy Impact:

The fifth-round pick out of Colorado State had big expectations for his rookie season in Cleveland. The opportunities, though, just haven’t been plentiful enough to hit the kind of benchmarks he had as one of college football’s most productive wide receivers in 2014 and 2015, the story said.

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