Fantasy Impact: Giants WR Sterking Shepard Expected to Miss Week 12

By Matt Johnson on Thursday, November 23rd 2017
Fantasy Impact: Giants WR Sterking Shepard Expected to Miss Week 12

While the New York Giants initially held some optimism for wide receiver Sterling Shepard to play on Sunday, he is now expected to be on the inactive list for the Thursday night game against Washington. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported this afternoon that Shepard is unlikely to play due to migraines.

With Shepard sidelined, Eli Manning is completely off the radar for fantasy leagues. While Washington's defense can surrender plenty of fantasy numbers, Manning is without any starting-caliber wide receivers and Washington can focus all of its efforts on taking away tight end Evan Engram.

In the absence of Shepard, Roger Lewis and Tavarres King should step into larger roles in the passing game. Unfortunately, below average quarterback play and the presence of a strong Washington secondary will prevent them from being fantasy relevant this week.

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