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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 Draft Rankings

Kenny Golladay Note
Kenny Golladay photo 28. Kenny Golladay (vs . WAS)
Going to a new team is never easy, especially for someone who's coming from a team that was lacking any depth of pass catchers. It was easy for him to get eight-plus targets per game, especially when Marvin Jones was hurt. Now going to the Giants, who have a bevy of options, including Sterling Shepard, Kadarius Toney, Darius Slayton, Evan Engram, Kyle Rudolph, and Saquon Barkley is going to be tough. To be fair, you don't go out in free agency and sign someone like Golladay to give him five targets per game, but he's not going to get the consistent targets he got in Detroit, and the targets he does get aren't going to be as efficient coming from Daniel Jones.
16 weeks ago
Sterling Shepard Note
Sterling Shepard photo 60. Sterling Shepard (vs . WAS)
Once the Giants decided to move on from Golden Tate, it got me excited for Shepard, who was slated to move into the slot, an area he had a lot of success in earlier in his career. When the Giants signed Kenny Golladay in free agency, it surely lowered the target ceiling for Shepard, but again, he was going to be the starting slot receiver. After that, they went and drafted Kadarius Toney in the first round, a receiver who's essentially slot-only. Will he start over Shepard right away? Will they move Shepard opposite Golladay and send Darius Slayton to the bench? We don't know those answers right now, but there's certainly less appeal with Shepard now that all these new faces are around.
16 weeks ago
Darius Slayton Note
Darius Slayton photo 77. Darius Slayton (vs . WAS)
While 2019 seemed like Slayton might have a bright future in the NFL, 2020 wasn't as kind to him. He did lead all Giants wide receivers in targets (97) but it didn't lead to much in the production department, as he tallied just 50 receptions for 751 yards and three touchdowns. The Giants appeared to lose confidence in him, too, as they signed Kenny Golladay in free agency, and then drafted Kadarius Toney. Suddenly, Slayton may not be a starter on this offense, as Sterling Shepard and Golladay are the locked-in starters, while Toney figures to start in the slot. At this point, Slayton shouldn't even be drafted.
16 weeks ago
Kadarius Toney Note
Kadarius Toney photo 90. Kadarius Toney (vs . WAS)
His NFL career has gotten off to a rough start so far. First, it was contract issues. Next, it was an injury that kept him sidelined through rookie mini-camp. Lastly, it was being placed on the COVID reserve list. With all the setbacks, my guess is that the Giants open the season with Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard, and Darius Slayton in 3WR sets while Toney has to earn a place in the offense. There's no guarantee that happens early in the season, making Toney a very shaky pick in redraft formats.
16 weeks ago
John Ross Note
John Ross photo 121. John Ross (vs . WAS)
Collin Johnson Note
Collin Johnson photo 144. Collin Johnson (vs . WAS)
Dante Pettis Note
Dante Pettis photo 222. Dante Pettis (vs . WAS)
C.J. Board Note
C.J. Board photo 240. C.J. Board (vs . WAS)
Rysen John Note
Rysen John photo 295. Rysen John (vs . WAS)
Pharoh Cooper Note
Pharoh Cooper photo 296. Pharoh Cooper (vs . WAS)
Andy Jones Note
Andy Jones photo 354. Andy Jones (vs . WAS)
David Sills V Note
David Sills V photo 355. David Sills V (vs . WAS)
Derrick Dillon Note
Derrick Dillon photo 394. Derrick Dillon (vs . WAS)
Alex Bachman Note
Alex Bachman photo 398. Alex Bachman (vs . WAS)