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What to do with Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate in Week 13 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate ahead of the Giants Week 13 matchup against the Seahawks.

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) warms up before the game against the New York Giants and the Cincinnati Bengals on November 29, 2020, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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.