Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:24pm
Giants WR Sterling Shepard (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. In the two games before his injury (in Week 5), Shepard caught 12 passes for 187 yards and a touchdown on 15 targets. With both Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall out for the year, Shepard and tight end Evan Engram should serve as the primary targets for Eli Manning. It’s not a particularly good matchup against the Rams (No. 7 in WR aFPA), but Shepard’s projected volume should be enough to compensate, provided he can play.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:48pm
Giants WR Sterling Shepard (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Shepard is looking doubtful for Week 6. With Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall out for the year, the Giants are in a bad way at receiver.
This is a bit of a surprise as it was reported Marshall's injury was a sprain. It officially leaves Lewis and Shepard, when he's healthy, as the team's top two WRs. TE Engram should have a bigger role as well.
Harris has a fractured foot. Pretty much buried on the depth chart, it's only fantasy noteworthy because of all the Giant injuries at the position. The team likely will be without Beckham, Marshall and Shepard heading into Week 6 leaving Lewis and King as the team's top-two the way it stands today.
Schefter added it could be two weeks before Shepard plays so it's a week-to-week situation. Compared to the injuries to Beckham and Marshall, it sounds like Shepard will be back sooner than later and will likely be the top target for Eli Manning, so he's probably worth grabbing as soon as possible.
The worst-case scenario might have arrived for the New York Giants.
With four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, already down three of their top receivers due to injury, Odell Beckham Jr. landed awkwardly after attempting to catch a high slant pass and left the field in a trainer's cart.
Wincing in pain, Beckham covered his face as the cart left the field. The injury was to his left ankle, which was trapped against the ground on the play.
This didn't look good. ESPN is reporting Beckham is already headed for surgery. NFL Red Zone reported it's a broken fibula. His ankle got pinned and bent under him after getting tackled. The Giants lost their top-three WRs this game so their offense will have some major questions heading into next week. Owners should probably plan on not having Beckham long-term, possibly the rest of the season.
Sterling Shepard left with a left ankle injury and Brandon Marshall followed with a left ankle injury of his own a couple of plays later. Marshall has been taken back to the locker room on a cart while Shepard remains on the sideline getting attention from the team’s medical staff.
Dwayne Harris also left the game with a foot injury.
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The Marshall injury appeared to be much more serious, which at some point could give Shepard perhaps a more significant role if Marshall would have to miss time. However, Shepard was been ruled out for the day as well, as was Harris.
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Beckham has been limited in practice all week, and playing on Monday puts fantasy owners in a bind. Make sure to move Beckham to your FLEX spot in lineups to give you added options if he does not play again. Some possible emergency options that could be available in leagues include Shane Vereen, Kenny Golladay, Eric Ebron and Evan Engram. Roster one of these names, if available, if you own Beckham.
Friday, September 15, 2017, 6:01pm
Giants WR Odell Beckham (ankle) took limited practice reps again Friday. Beckham said that his ankle sprain is a “6-8 week injury” per beat writer Jordan Raanan. He says he feels okay, but he’s no sure thing for Monday Night Football. If he’s out, Sterling Shepard would be the most trustworthy of the Giants’ receivers after Brandon Marshall’s quiet game in Week 1. Hopefully there is more clarity by Sunday morning.
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6:44pm
Giants WR Odell Beckham (ankle) missed practice Thursday. Beckham said that his ankle sprain is a “6-8 week injury” per beat writer Jordan Raanan. He says he feels okay, but he’s no sure thing for Monday Night Football. If he’s out, Sterling Shepard would be the most trustworthy of the Giants’ receivers after Brandon Marshall’s quiet game in Week 1.
It's a good sign that Beckham is at least travelling with the team. So, there's a chance he'll play. However, with the game being Sunday night, fantasy owners need to be ready with a back-up plan if Beckham doesn't play, among players on the Giants, Cowboys, Vikings and Saints. Put Beckham in your flex to also give you options at RB and TE. Some possible last-minute options could be: Cole Beasley, Shane Vereen (PPR), Coby Fleener or Evan Engram.
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