The New York Giants will be without two notable offensive weapons in Week 10 when they face the New York Jets. The team announced that wide receiver Sterling Shepard and tight end Evan Engram are both OUT for the game. Neither was able to practice during the week.
Shepard suffered a concussion in Week 5, and has not played since. He was expected to be active for Week 9 Monday Night Football, but he developed concussion symptoms over the weekend and was unable to play. He has since re-entered the concussion protocol.
Engram suffered a mid-foot sprain in Week 9 and was spotted in a walking boot in the middle of the week. Rhett Ellison will start in his place this week and potentially beyond.
Fantasy football impact: WR Darius Slayton, TE Rhett Ellison
Both Ellison and Slayton get a boost in the absence of Engram and Shepard. Slayton faces a Jets defense that is giving up the seventh most fantasy points to the wide receiver position. Golden Tate will get the bulk of the targets, but with both Shepard and Engram out, there will be targets for Slayton.
The Jets defense has given up the fifth fewest fantasy points to the tight end position. Ellison gets a boost as a starter, but you can likely do better in this matchup. Ellison has some upside, but not enough for now given his floor.