With Daniel Jones out of action this week and backup Colt McCoy starting under center, you should not expect much from the New York Giants passing game, not that you should expect much under normal circumstances either. There is at least some limited fantasy football appeal for one of these players, Sterling Shepard, but you should proceed cautiously this week.
Fantasy Football analysis: Giants WRs Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate
Shepard has been the most productive receiver for the Giants, when he’s healthy. Last week against the Bengals, he caught seven passes on eight targets, accumulating just 64 yards. Golden Tate actually led this group with nine targets last week, but he only caught four of them for 36 yards. Slayton failed to haul in either of the two targets that came his way in Week 12.
There’s a reason McCoy is a backup, one of the main ones being his noodle arm. He’s not great at getting the ball downfield, which kneecaps the big play potential for Slayton and Tate, not that we’ve seen much of that with Daniel Jones either. Shepard is a low-end WR3 option thanks to his status as the team’s top receiver.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Sterling Shepard. Sit Darius Slayton and Golden Tate.