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Giants RB Devonta Freeman is questionable to return to the team’s Thursday night game against the Eagles with an ankle injury. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Freeman ran just three times for eight yards before departing. We’ll update his status if and when the Giants provide more information tonight.

Category: Injury Updates

Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard, who has missed the team’s last four games with a toe injury, is officially active for the team’s matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football. Shepard was activated off injured reserve earlier in the day on Thursday and had been considered a game-time decision. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Through his first two games, Shepard had just eight receptions for 76 yards and no touchdowns. The New York offense has struggled as a whole, but the Eagles do not exactly boast a strong pass defense. With Darius Slay expected to follow Darius Slayton for much of the evening, it’s possible that Shepard finds some openings in the Philadelphia secondary if the Giants’ offensive line is able to protect quarterback Daniel Jones.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Giants WR Darius Slayton is not on the team’s injury report heading into Thursday night’s game against Philadelphia. (Source: Art Stapleton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Slayton is a full-go for Thursday night. He might be shadowed by Darius Slayton, but Slayton hasn’t been as advertised this season. He should be considered a WR3 in Week 7, as he’s been a little boom or bust with the lackluster performances from Daniel Jones.

Giants kicker Graham Gano connected on two short field goals and made both of his extra point tries in Sunday's win over the Washington Football Team.

Fantasy Impact: Through six games, Gano is 15-for-16 on field goal attempts while connecting on all six of his extra point tries. The New York offense has struggled as a whole, but Gano has been reliable when called upon.

Category: Game Recaps

The New York Giants D/ST allowed 19 points on 337 total yards while recording three sacks, intercepting one pass, and returning a fumble for a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants D/ST has struggled against the likes of the Steelers, 49ers, and Cowboys this season but has performed well against the Bears, Rams, and Football Team, holding all of the latter to fewer than 20 points. They have scored defensive touchdowns in consecutive games now but will have to face off against the Eagles on Thursday Night Football on a short week this week.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants tight end Kaden Smith caught all three of his targets for 15 yards in Sunday's win over the Washington Football Team.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants only threw the ball 19 times on Sunday, and Smith surprisingly saw three of those 19 targets. Through six games, Smith has just 10 receptions for 61 yards.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants wide receiver C.J. Board, who was carted off the field after a scary-looking injury on Sunday, was released from the hospital Sunday night and diagnosed with "only" a concussion, according to Giants beat reporter Dan Duggan. There had been some initial concern that Board had suffered a neck injury. (Source: Dan Duggan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While concussions are certainly serious, this news is close to the best-case scenario for Board. He was knocked unconscious on the field and was carted off and sent to the hospital for further evaluation after a scary scene on the field, but he has apparently avoided serious injury.

Category: Injury Updates

Giants running back Dion Lewis caught one pass for 10 yards and did not see any rushing attempts in Sunday's win over the Washington Football Team.

Fantasy Impact: With Devonta Freeman now the starter at running back for the Giants, Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman do not have any fantasy value outside of being stashed as handcuffs in leagues where roster space allows.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants wide receiver Golden Tate caught his only target for 11 yards in Sunday's win over the Washington Football Team.

Fantasy Impact: Tate is having a disappointing season in New York, but Sunday was by far his worst game of the year. Through five games (he did not play in Week 1), Tate has just 19 receptions for 156 yards.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants tight end Evan Engram caught two of his three targets for 30 yards in Sunday's win over the Washington Football Team.

Fantasy Impact: Engram continued his disappointing season on Sunday, and he now has just 20 receptions for 177 yards through the first six weeks of the season. The new regime in New York does not seem to be utilizing Engram as much as the previous one, and the young tight end could be moved ahead of the NFL trade deadline. Before that, though, he should find more success on Thursday Night Football against an Eagles defense that has struggled to defend tight ends this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones completed 12 of his 19 pass attempts for one touchdown, and one interception in Sunday's win over the Washinton Football Team. He also added 74 yards rushing.

Fantasy Impact: Jones's 19 pass attempts were by far his fewest of the season, as his previous low was 32 pass attempts in Week 3 against the 49ers. His 112 yards passing were also a season-low, as the gameplan on Sunday called for a more balanced attack in what was a slow-moving game between two bad teams. Jones and the Giants have a quick turnaround and will face off against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football.

Category: Game Recaps

As feared, New York Giants LB Lorenzo Carter will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon. (Source: Paul Schwartz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carter was one of the lone bright spots on the Giants' struggling defense. In his third year out of the University of Georgia, Carter looked to be developing into a nice situational pass-rusher. This a huge blow to a defense that already has serious issues getting to the opposing quarterback. If possible, the New York D/ST should be avoided in fantasy.

Category: Injury Updates

Giants running back Wayne Gallman rushed five times for 24 yards and caught both of his targets for no yardage in Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: With Devonta Freeman's role increasing now that he appears to be up to speed in the offense, Gallman does not have many opportunities for production. He doesn't need to be rostered in most formats unless there is an injury to Freeman.

Category: Game Recaps

New York Giants S Jabrill Peppers practiced on Thursday after missing Week 4 against the Rams with an ankle injury. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It seems unlikely that Peppers will return this Sunday versus the Cowboys, but HC Joe Judge is still holding out hope. The Giants D/ST should not be on any fantasy rosters at this time.

Category: Injury Updates

New York Giants WR Damion Ratley caught three passes for 34 yards as the Giants fell to the Los Angeles Rams.

Fantasy Impact: With Sterling Shepard on IR, Ratley has seen some playing time, but he is not a viable fantasy option at this time.

Category: Game Recaps

The New York Giants have officially placed star RB Saquon Barkley on the IR with a torn ACL. (Source: New York Giants on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In other news, the Giants are now expected to sign former Falcons RB Devonta Freeman before their Week 3 game vs. the 49ers. The New York backfield could be a mess for fantasy owners. It’s not advisable to spend too much FAAB on Dion Lewis or Wayne Gallman, as it’ll likely be some sort of committee approach moving forward with all three of Freeman, Lewis, and Gallman.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Giants Center Spencer Pulley has agreed to restructure his contract. (Source: Jordan Ranaan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pulley was due $5.5M over the next two years ($2.75M each). Giants removed 2021 and drop his base salary from $2.35M (non-guaranteed) to $1.625M (guaranteed).

Category: Transactions

The New York Giants have waived corner back Deandre Baker. Baker was put on the Commissioners Exempt list on July 27th. (Source: Dan Salomone on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After getting into legal trouble, Baker has been waived by the Giants. Baker looked great as a rookie last season, but will need to ensure that he can be on the field before another team signs him.

The New York Giants have signed Logan Ryan to a one-year contract worth $7.5 million. (Source: USA Today)

Fantasy Impact: Logan Ryan had a career-best 4.5 sacks last season for the Titans and finished tied for fourth in the NFL with 12 pass breakups. The Giants could use Ryan in a nickel role out of the slot or as a blitzer off the edge. Ryan is worth a late shot in IDP drafts of at least moderate depth.

Giants inebacker David Mayo has a torn meniscus in his left knee and is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday, according to the team's official website. (Source: Michael Eisen,

Fantasy Impact: Mayo is a reserve linebacker who emerged as a key contributor for the Giants last season, recording 82 tackles, two sacks, and a recovered fumble while playing in all 16 games. He is likely headed for injured reserve.

Category: Injury Updates