New York Giants 2016 Depth Chart Notes
With Rueben Randle out of town and Victor Cruz dealing with injuries at an alarming rate, the rookie Sterling Shepard looks to be a lock for the Giants WR2. This is a very intriguing situation on the opposite side of Odell Beckham Jr., and with Eli Manning. He has been drawing a ton of buzz in camp so far, and it looks like he has earned his job by talent, and not just disappearing bodies. He is not a big wideout, but one who can be a burner. I fully expect him to stretch the field, and thrive on all the OBJ attention the secondary will give him. This passing attack always remains a bit underrated, and the tight end situation will be a battle till the regular season. Will Tye and Larry Donnell both are looking to grab the starting role, and with Manning targeting tight ends at an average rate last season, there will be some sort of value for whoever lands the job.
The Giants running back situation has been unfriendly for fantasy purposes, but that could change if Rashad Jennings stays healthy. He only received 48% of the carries last season, but reports out of camp is that number could increase. Shane Vereen will still cut into his snaps a bit in receiving down situations, so game flow will be the thing to narrow down when possibly looking into a Giants back. Vereen caught 59 balls last year for 494 yards, and four touchdowns. He is a friendly back in PPR scoring.