Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense23rd105.3 (19th)233.2 (18th)
Defense25th113.2 (20th)264.1 (28th)
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25Ballentine, Corey CB6-01914/13/19962Washburn
72Barton, Jackson T6-73028/8/19952Utah
18Board, C.J. WR6-118112/12/19932Tennessee-Chattanooga
24Bradberry, James CB6-12128/4/19935Samford
47Brown, Cam LB6-52334/1/1998RPenn State
35Brunson, T.J. LB6-123012/3/1997RSouth Carolina
34Colbert, Adrian FS6-220510/6/19934Miami (FL)
49Coughlin, Carter LB6-32367/20/1997RMinnesota
9Dixon, Riley P6-52268/24/19935Syracuse
52Downs, Devante LB6-225210/18/19953California
43Ebner, Nate DB6-021512/14/19889Ohio State
88Engram, Evan TE6-32409/2/19944Ole Miss
51Fackrell, Kyler OLB6-524511/25/19915Utah State
75Fleming, Cameron T6-53209/3/19927Stanford
31Freeman, Devonta RB5-82063/15/19927Florida State
22Gallman, Wayne RB6-021610/1/19944Clemson
5Gano, Graham K6-22024/9/198711Florida State
65Gates, Nick C6-631811/27/19953Nebraska
45Harper, Madre CB6-119610/13/1997RSouthern Illinois
93Harris, Trent LB6-22559/17/19952Miami (FL)
71Hernandez, Will G6-33329/2/19953UTEP
95Hill, B.J. DE6-33104/20/19953NC State
30Holmes, Darnay CB5-101956/23/1998RUCLA
98Johnson, Austin NT6-43145/8/19945Penn State
8Jones, Daniel QB6-52205/27/19972Duke
58Kreiter, Casey LS6-12508/13/19905Iowa
97Lawrence, Dexter DT6-434211/12/19972Clemson
66Lemieux, Shane G6-43105/12/1997ROregon
33Lewis, Dion RB5-81959/27/19909Pittsburgh
37Lewis, Ryan CB6-01954/15/19943Pittsburgh
20Love, Julian FS5-111953/19/19982Notre Dame
81Mack, Austin WR6-22158/31/1997ROhio State
54Martinez, Blake ILB6-22371/9/19945Stanford
55Mayo, David OLB6-22408/8/19936Texas State
12McCoy, Colt QB6-12129/5/198611Texas
90McIntosh, R.J. DT6-52936/2/19963Miami (FL)
74Peart, Matt T6-73186/11/1997RConnecticut
39Penny, Elijhaa RB6-12508/17/19934Idaho
21Peppers, Jabrill SS5-1121510/4/19954Michigan
77Pulley, Spencer C6-43094/4/19935Vanderbilt
23Ryan, Logan FS5-111952/9/19918Rutgers
 Sheard, Jabaal DE6-32685/10/198910Pittsburgh
87Shepard, Sterling WR5-101962/10/19935Oklahoma
 Slade, Chad DB6-53155/4/19923Auburn
86Slayton, Darius WR6-11941/12/19972Auburn
82Smith, Kaden TE6-52494/24/19972Stanford
15Tate, Golden WR5-111918/2/198811Notre Dame
78Thomas, Andrew T6-53151/22/1999RGeorgia
85Toilolo, Levine TE6-82687/30/19918Stanford
94Tomlinson, Dalvin NT6-33182/28/19944Alabama
83Tomlinson, Eric TE6-62634/22/19925UTEP
28Williams, Brandon CB6-02009/9/19925Texas A&M
99Williams, Leonard DE6-53026/20/19946USC
27Yiadom, Isaac CB6-11902/20/19963Boston College
70Zeitler, Kevin G6-43303/8/19909Wisconsin
Injured Players
26Barkley, Saquon (IR) RB6-02322/9/19973Penn State
61Becton, Nick (IR) T6-53282/11/19904Virginia Tech
59Carter, Lorenzo (IR) OLB6-525512/10/19953Georgia
17Core, Cody (IR) WR6-32054/17/19945Ole Miss
48Crowder, Tae (IR) LB6-12353/12/1997RGeorgia
 Harris, Jeremiah (IR) DE6-5251//REastern Michigan
29McKinney, Xavier (IR) SAF6-02018/8/1998RAlabama
84Sills, David (IR) WR6-32115/29/19961West Virginia
38Toliver, Henre' (IR) DB6-019010/21/19961Arkansas
47Unga, Uani' (IR) LB6-123312/28/19872Brigham Young
 Williams, Jalen (IR) WR6-3205//RMassachusetts
53Ximines, Oshane (IR) LB6-425412/7/19962Old Dominion
43Zamort, Ronald (IR) CB5-1018411/10/19912Western Michigan
Practice Squad
80Bachman, Alex WR6-01905/29/19961Wake Forest
 Coleman, Corey WR5-111857/6/19945Baylor
6Dillon, Derrick WR5-1118510/28/1995RLouisiana State University - S
 Hartage, Montre CB6-01906/16/19971Northwestern
 John, Rysen TE6-722712/20/1997RSimon Fraser (Canada)
 Moa, David DT6-32966/14/1996RBoise State
 Morris, Alfred RB5-1022212/12/19888Florida Atlantic
60Murphy, Kyle T6-43025/18/1998RRhode Island
34Platzgummer, Sandro RB6-01983/10/19971No College
 Santoso, Ryan P6-52588/26/19951Minnesota
 Thorson, Clayton QB6-42226/15/19951Northwestern
 Tinker, Carson LS6-023711/15/19897Alabama
89Victor, Ben WR6-41991/15/1997ROhio State
38Williams, Jarren CB5-101877/18/1997RAlbany
31Williamson, Chris CB6-02055/19/1997RMinnesota
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Position Listing
Corey Ballentine
Ballentine recorded 26 tackles (21 solo) and two defended passes across 13 contests. He also contributed as a kick returner.

Ballentine only handled significant defensive snaps in six contest as a rookie, and he was limited to special teams to begin the year. The 2019 sixth-round pick stands to compete for a key role in the Giants' secondary during the offseason.

Jeremiah Harris
R.J. McIntosh
McIntosh (foot) wasn't listed on the team's injury report for Thursday's practice, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

McIntosh dealt with the foot injury late in training camp, forcing him to sit out important intrasquad scrimmages. Now healthy, the 2018 fifth-round pick is expected to handle a depth role on the defensive line for the upcoming campaign.

Riley Dixon
Dixon signed a three-year extension with the Giants on Sunday, Jordan Raanan of reports.

The Giants acquired Dixon from the Broncos in April 2018, and he's being rewarded for averaging 47.0 yards per punt with a 42.8 net through 12 games this season. The terms of the contract remain unclear, but the 26-year-old is set to be in New York through 2022.

Ben Victor
The Giants signed Victor to the practice squad Sunday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Victor joins five other wide receivers on the Giants' practice squad, so he'll have his work cut out for him to stand out from the pack. The 6-4, 198-pound rookie could possess developmental upside as a red zone threat.

Austin Johnson
Johnson is signing with the Giants, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

The 2016 second-round pick started 13 of 58 games in four seasons with the Titans, recording 83 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Johnson may struggle to find regular playing time with a Giants squad that already has Dexter Lawrence, Dalvin Tomlinson, Leonard Williams and B.J. Hill on the defensive line.

Rysen John
John was signed to the Giants' practice squad Monday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

John received an injury settlement from the Giants back in September, and he'll be brought back to the practice squad following Monday's transaction.

Brandon Williams
Williams (groin) was designated to return from injured reserve Tuesday.

The Giants now have 21 days to evaluate Williams' healthy before activating him from IR, and he's eligible to play Week 8 against the Buccaneers. Prior to the injury, Williams played exclusively on special teams and didn't make a tackle.

Groin - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 9
Alex Bachman
Backman reverted to the Giants' practice squad Friday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Bachman made his NFL debut Thursday against the Eagles but played just one snap. He'll drop back to the practice squad for now, but he could be brought back up for the Week 8 matchup against the Buccaneers if C.J. Board (concussion) remains out.

Blake Martinez
Martinez had 14 tackles (eight solo) during Sunday's 20-19 win over Washington.

The 26-year-old played 67 of 73 defensive snaps, and the 14 tackles mark a season high. Martinez remains a valuable IDP option with 64 total tackles (second in the NFL), two sacks and one fumble recovery through six games.

Carson Tinker
Tinker was released by the Jaguars on Friday.

Tinker finished the season on injured reserve for the second straight season. Matt Overton re-signed with the team and should begin the 2019 season as Jacksonville's long snapper.

Dalvin Tomlinson
Tomlinson made 49 tackles (23 solo), 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble across 16 contests in 2019.

Tomlinson saw slightly reduced numbers as a run stopper in 2019, but he made up for that by creating consistent interior pressure after only having notched one sack in his previous two seasons. The 2017 second-round pick will enter the final year of his rookie contract in 2020.

Chad Slade
The Texans promoted Slade from their practice squad Wednesday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Slade will offer the Texans some additional depth along the offensive line after left tackle Chris Clark (ankle) was moved to season-ending injured reserve in a corresponding move.

Ronald Zamort
Zamort (ankle) has found his way to the Giants' injured reserve ​per the NFL's official transaction log.

An ankle issue led to to the Giants waiving Zamort with an injury designation and he ultimately went unclaimed. He will now miss the entire season unless both parties reach an injury settlement down the line.

Dion Lewis
Lewis registered 23 rushing yards on three carries, losing one fumble during Thursday's 22-21 loss to the Eagles.

On his first carry of the night with 53 seconds to go in the first half, Lewis fumbled the ball into the waiting arms of Eagles safety Rodney McLeod. Thankfully for the Giants, Jake Elliott's 29-yard field-goal try was no good on the subsequent drive, lessening the impact of Lewis' first 2020 fumble. His offensive role remains peripheral, as the 30-year-old back has just five combined carries over his past five outings. If Devonta Freeman (ankle) were to unavailable next Monday night against Tampa Bay, Lewis would be in line for his most significant workload since garnering 14 touches during a Week 2 loss to Chicago.

Spencer Pulley
Pulley and the Giants agreed on a three-year extension worth $9.6 million Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Pulley started nine games at center for the Giants last season after Jon Halapio (lower leg) landed on IR in Week 2. The 25-year-old has the ability to play guard if called upon and serve as quality interior offensive line depth.

Alfred Morris
The Giants signed Morris to the practice squad Tuesday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.

With Saquon Barkley (torn ACL) done for the season, Morris will add depth on the practice squad while Devonta Freeman, Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman handle the workload on the active roster. The 31-year-old Morris played just one game last season with the Cardinals.

Nate Ebner
Ebner agreed to terms Thursday on a contract with the Giants, Tom Rock of reports.

Ebner spent the last eight season as a special-teams ace in New England, and he'll now bring his versatile talents to New York, where he'll reunite with coach Joe Judge. Judge served as New England's special teams coach for the previous eight seasons, during which span he oversaw Ebner's development.

Isaac Yiadom
Yiadom is warming up with the first-team defense ahead of Sunday's contest against San Francisco, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Adding in the fact that Yiadom outsnapped Corey Ballentine in Week 2, all signs point to Yiadom as the starting corner opposite James Bradberry going forward. Although Yiadom finished with just two solo tackles in last week's loss to Chicago, this news grants a slight uptick for the 24-year-old's IDP value as long as he's in a starting role.

Ryan Santoso
Santoso was waived from the 53-man roster, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Santoso served only as a kickoff specialist, but with Ryan Succop struggling to make field goals, the team could be feeling the need to bring in some competition for the latter role. A corresponding move is expected within a day.

Dexter Lawrence
Lawrence (knee) is active for Sunday's game versus Washington, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Lawrence hasn't missed a game since entering the league as a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and he'll stay in the lineup Sunday. The Clemson product has just one sack through five games, but he's notched at least four tackles in each contest while maintaining a consistent snap count.

Madre Harper
No Updates
Evan Engram
Engram brought in six of nine targets for 46 yards in the Giants' 22-21 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night. He also rushed twice for three yards.

The athletic tight end's final numbers were certainly serviceable, as he tied Sterling Shepard (toe) for the team lead in receptions and paced the Giants in targets. However, one of three looks Engram couldn't convert into a catch looms large of this narrow defeat, as his failure to bring in a perfectly thrown pass from Daniel Jones on third down with 2:14 remaining forced New York to punt the ball back to Philadelphia. The Eagles would go on to put together a game-winning drive, marring the fifth-year tight end's second-best statistical performance of the campaign. Engram also remains without a receiving touchdown, so he'll look to atone for that and his ill-timed drop against the Buccaneers in a Week 8 Monday night showdown Nov. 2.

Jalen Williams
Andrew Thomas
Thomas will return to his starting role at left tackle for Thursday's game against the Eagles, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Thomas was suspended for the first half of last week's win over Washington for violating team rules, so it appears coach Joe Judge sent his message to the rookie. Expect Thomas to continue his starting role throughout the season, providing he doesn't get hurt and abides by team rules.

Cam Brown
The Giants selected Brown in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 183rd overall.

Brown didn't put together a particularly fast combine (4.72 40-yard dash), but he played faster as a multi-year starter at Penn State. It's hard to say anyone drafted in the sixth round or later will become a starter, but he fits a need for the Giants so long as he shores up his fundamentals and should at least be a reliable special teams player.

James Bradberry
Bradberry recorded four solo tackles, an interception and four passes defensed in Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Bears.

Bradberry's interception was a spectacular one, as he ripped the ball out of Allen Robinson's hands along the sidelines having never located the ball in the air. The Giants will take on the 49ers and their struggling passing attack in Week 3.

Daniel Jones
Jones completed 20 of 30 passes for 187 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Giants' 22-21 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night. He also rushed four times for 92 yards and lost a critical fourth-quarter fumble.

Jones' night, and the Giants season thus far as a whole, could largely be defined by a pair of individual moments within the back-and-forth affair. The first occurred in the third quarter, when the QB bolted upfield from the pocket and appeared to have a clear path to a TD before tripping himself up at the Eagles' eight-yard line. While New York would ultimately score on that drive, Jones then saw his defense give up a pair of touchdowns on consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter, and he then lost control of the ball on a sack with 28 seconds left while trying to drive the Giants into field-goal range while down by a point. Jones also has his triumphant moments in the form of scoring strikes to Golden Tate and the returning Sterling Shepard (toe) in the first and fourth quarters, respectively. New York would likely not have been in the unfavorable last-drive position it found itself in had Evan Engram corralled a perfectly thrown downfield pass from Jones with 2:14 remaining. Jones' late miscue ultimately snuffed out any hopes of a victory, and he'll now look to regroup and prepare for a tough Week 8 Monday night showdown against the aggressive Buccaneers defense.

Levine Toilolo
Toilolo (hamstring) is active for Monday's game versus the Steelers, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Toilolo logged limited sessions during the practice week and made enough progress for his Giants debut. The 29-year-old doesn't present much fantasy value as the No. 3 TE behind Evan Engram and Kaden Smith.

Will Hernandez
Hernandez played every snap on offense during Sunday's 31-26 loss to the Lions.

Hernandez is playing an every-down role in New York's offense. The 2018 second-round pick's reliable presence at left guard has proven a key factor in protecting rookie signal-caller Daniel Jones.

Illness - Reserve - COVID-19
C.J. Board
Board (concussion) worked out on a side field with trainers Tuesday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Board went to the hospital in the Week 6 win over Washington due to a concussion, but Tuesday's workout is proof that the wideout is making progress through the league's concussion protocol. He could still miss the Week 9 clash against Tampa Bay. We'll have a better idea of his status when official practice reports are revealed starting Thursday.

Concussion - Questionable for Week 9 at Washington
Graham Gano
Gano appeared to tweak his right leg during his final kickoff in the fourth quarter of Thursday's 22-21 loss to the Eagles, Tom Canavan of the Associated Press reports.

Gano drilled all three of his extra-point attempts before the kickoff and wasn't needed thereafter. The Eagles scored a go-ahead touchdown on the ensuing possession before Giants quarterback Daniel Jones coughed up a game-sealing fumble with less than 30 seconds left. Because the Giants were unable to advance the ball far enough down the field for a potential game-winning field goal, it's unclear if Gano would have been able to kick. Gano's status should gain clarity when the Giants release their first Week 8 injury report next Thursday.

Matt Peart
No Updates
Tae Crowder
The Giants placed Crowder (hamstring) on injured reserve Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Days after recording a career-high 10 tackles and returned a fumble for a touchdown against Washington, Crowder will be shut down for three weeks due to a hamstring injury. He'll be eligible to return Week 10 versus the Eagles, but he may return to a reserve role if both David Mayo and Blake Martinez stay healthy.

Hamstring - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 10
B.J. Hill
Hill made 48 tackles, 5.5 sacks and two passes defended across 16 games with the Giants in 2018.

Hill's sack total is a bit misleading, as most of them came during an outlier three-sack performance against the Bears in Week 13. Nonetheless, the 22-year-old's strong rookie season lends optimism to his future in the NFL. Hill is expected to start again at defensive end in 2019.

Colt McCoy
McCoy is signing with the Giants, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

The Giants also have Alex Tanney under contract, but McCoy should be in good position to win the No. 2 quarterback job behind starter Daniel Jones. The 33-year-old has 28 NFL starts to his name, but just three of those have come in the past five years.

Uani' Unga
'Unga (undisclosed) was waived with an injury designation Wednesday, reports.

'Unga, a one-time starter for the Giants back in 2015, spent the entire season on injured reserve with an unknown injury. He'll need to get healthy in order to land another contract.

Elijhaa Penny
Penny (back) signed a two-year contact with the Giants on Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Penny was set to become a restricted free agent when free agency began, but he'll now remain in New York for the next couple years. The fullback mostly works as a blocker and contributes on special teams, though he also had 15 carries for 39 yards in 2019.

Leonard Williams
Williams recorded five tackles (two solo) and a sack across 57 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Williams notched his second sack of the season Sunday, taking down Nick Mullens for a loss of seven yards. The defensive lineman now has 13 tackles (eight solo) and two sacks on the young season and continues to see the highest snap count among defensive linemen for the Giants.

Wayne Gallman
Gallman rushed 10 times for 34 yards and a touchdown and secured all five targets for 20 yards in the Giants' 22-21 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night.

After Devonta Freeman appeared to pick up an ankle injury on the second drive of the third quarter, Gallman became the featured back and toughed his way to a solid performance. While running room was often at a premium against the Eagles' stingy front seven, Gallman still found his way to a solid fantasy performance courtesy of a one-yard touchdown run and by serving as a reliable safety valve out of the backfield for Daniel Jones. Freeman will have extra time to heal up ahead of a Monday night, Nov. 2 contest against the Buccaneers in Week 8, but if he's unable to go or limited, Gallman appears to be the favorite to take on the bulk of the rushing workload in that contest.

Xavier McKinney
McKinney (foot) isn't expected to make his NFL debut until after New York's Week 11 bye, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports.

McKinney's still recovering from offseason surgery to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his foot, leaving the rookie second-rounder's NFL debut on hold. He was projected to start from the get-go prior to his injury, but it looks like the safety won't see the field until Week 12 against the Bengals at the earliest.

Foot - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 12
Jabaal Sheard
Sheard signed a contract with the Giants on Tuesday, Michael Elsen of the team's official site reports.

The 31-year-old was on the Jaguars' practice squad and served as an extra player for Sunday's loss to the Lions, playing 15 defensive snaps. Sheard totaled 25 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 13 games with the Colts in 2019 and brings veteran depth to the Giants' defensive front.

Jabrill Peppers
Peppers (ankle) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against Washington, Art Stapleton of USA Today reports.

Peppers played through his ankle injury last week, and he'll do so again in Week 6. He has suited up in four of the Giants' first five games and has 15 tackles, but the safety has been supplanted on punt return duties by Golden Tate after serving as the punt returner for the first two weeks, perhaps in an effort to keep Peppers healthy.

Cameron Fleming
Fleming signed a one-year deal with the Giants on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Fleming started six games at left tackle for the Cowboys over the last two years when Tyron Smith was sidelined with injuries. It's unlikely he beats out Nate Solder for a starting job on the left side of the Giants' line, but Fleming could bump to right tackle and push Nick Gates for work. Fleming will have familiarity with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett's system working in his favor.

Casey Kreiter
Kreiter agreed to a contract with the Giants on Wednesday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Kreiter spent the last four seasons in Denver and earned Pro Bowl honors in 2018, but he's now set to continue his career as New York's long snapper.

Oshane Ximines
Ximenes (shoulder) is ruled out for Sunday's game in Dallas, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Ximines was forced out of last weekend's loss to the Rams with a shoulder injury, and he'll need to spend at least one more week on the sideline in order to get healthy. Kyler Fackrell stands to handle an expanded defensive role as long as Ximines can't go.

Shoulder - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 9
Darnay Holmes
Holmes (neck) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Eagles.

Holmes suffered the neck injury in last week's win over Washington, but he was unable to return healthy on a short week. With the rookie out of UCLA sidelined for the first time this season, kick return duties will shift to Darius Slayton, and Corey Ballentine stands to see a slight uptick in depth cornerback snaps Thursday.

David Moa
No Updates
Trent Harris
Harris was promoted from the Giants' practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

The 25-year-old joined New York's practice squad earlier in October and was elevated as an extra player for the past two games. Harris appeared in one of those games and played nine defensive snaps, but he apparently made enough of an impression during practice to warrant a longer-term look on the roster.

Eric Tomlinson
The Giants signed Tomlinson to the active roster Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Tomlinson was cut by the Giants last Friday and landed on the team's practice squad, but he's being brought back up ahead of a Week 5 matchup against the Cowboys. He likely won't be utilized much on offense, however, as Evan Engram, Kaden Smith and Levine Toilolo are all healthy.

T.J. Brunson
The Giants selected Brunson in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 238th overall.

Brunson never really flashed the type of athleticism you'd ideally want in an inside backer, but he was a gritty and physical leader at South Carolina, registering over 100 tackles in his 2018 campaign. He'll join a bevy of linebackers drafted by the Giants in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Carter Coughlin
Coughlin (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Coughlin was kept on the sideline Week 2 due to a hamstring injury, but he now looks ready to go. The rookie seventh-round pick looks on track to contribute on special-teams during Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Julian Love
Love accumulated seven tackles (four solo) and one pass defensed during Thursday's 22-21 loss to the Eagles.

Love saw another substantial bump in defensive snaps with Adrian Colbert (shoulder) sidelined, and he turned his opportunity into a solid IDP performance. He's something of a boom-or-bust fantasy asset, however, as he had a 12-tackle game Week 3 but has failed to exceed five stops across four other starts this season.

Sterling Shepard
Shepard (toe) secured six of eight targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' 22-21 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night.

Making his return from a four-game absence due to a toe injury, Shepard ended up tying Evan Engram for the team lead in receptions while pacing the club in receiving yards. The 27-year-old wideout also came up with what appeared at the time to possibly be a game-clinching score when he recorded a two-yard TD grab with 6:17 remaining. Shepard now has a solid 18 targets over the three games he's suited up for this season, even more impressive when considering he only logged 15 snaps in Week 2 before suffering his injury. He'll now look to take advantage of the extra days of rest afforded to him before a Week 8 Monday night showdown against the Buccaneers on Nov. 2.

Chris Williamson
No Updates
Ryan Lewis
Lewis was signed to the Giants' active roster Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Lewis has spent the past couple of weeks on the team's practice squad but was called up for last Sunday's game (although he did not take the field). Instead of going back to the practice squad, he will take the active roster spot of Saquon Barkley (knee), who was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Hamstring - Questionable for Week 9 at Washington
David Mayo
Mayo (knee) was activated off injured reserve Friday, Michael Elsen of the Giants' official site reports.

The 27-year-old missed the first five games of the season after undergoing surgery to address a torn meniscus he suffered in late August, but he's poised to make his season debut Sunday. Mayo had 82 tackles and two sacks in 16 games for New York last season and should step into a significant role in the linebacker rotation.

Devonta Freeman
Freeman (ankle) was spotted working out on a side field during the Giants' practice session Tuesday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

After losing last Thursday to the Eagles in Week 7, the Giants are beginning their Week 8 prep on Tuesday to the longer turnaround between games. Since the Giants won't play again until Monday versus Tampa Bay, the team will release its first Week 8 injury report Thursday, at which point it will be known where Freeman stands in his recovery from the ankle injury he picked up against Philadelphia. If Freeman is unable to get healthy in time for the matchup with the Buccaneers, Wayne Gallman would likely serve as the Giants' top ballcarrier, while Dion Lewis would take on more work on passing downs.

Ankle - Questionable for Week 9 at Washington
Clayton Thorson
Thorson was let go by Dallas on Wednesday.

Thorson earned a reserve/futures contract with the team this offseason after spending the 2019 season on the practice squad. Now that he was cut from the 53-man roster, he'll be a prime candidate to earn another practice squad spot for 2020.

Cody Core
The Giants placed Core (Achilles) on injured reserve Wednesday.

Core's move to IR comes as no surprise after reports surfaced earlier in the day indicating that he suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during Tuesday's practice. With surgery likely on tap for Core, he'll presumably miss the entire 2020 season while rehabbing the injury. He'll remain under contract with the Giants through 2021 after inking a two-year deal with the club back in March.

Achilles - Injured Reserve
Montre Hartage
Hartage will sign with the Giants' practice squad Tuesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Hartage was cut from New York's injured reserve earlier this season after agreeing on an injury settlement, but he rejoins the practice squad nearly two months later.

Jackson Barton
The Giants claimed Barton off waivers from the Chiefs on Sunday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.

Barton didn't play an NFL snap in 2019 with the Chiefs, but the Giants view him as depth to begin the season.

Devante Downs
Downs is on track to fill a starting role at one of the Giants' inside linebacker spots in Monday's season opener against the Steelers, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.

A 2018 seventh-round pick, Downs has spent time on two different practice squads since entering the professional ranks and has four career NFL tackles to his name, but he suddenly finds himself starting in a prominent role after New York surprisingly cut Ryan Connelly last weekend. Coming off three straight 140-plus-tackle seasons with the Packers, Blake Martinez is the more intriguing IDP name of the Giants' two starters at inside linebacker, so Downs merely is just a name to monitor at this point.

Golden Tate
Tate secured one of two targets for a 39-yard touchdown in the Giants' 22-21 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night.

Tate and the Giants offense appeared to be on the way to a potentially fruitful night when he recorded his 39-yard scoring grab with 4:13 remaining in the first quarter. However, the veteran would only be targeted once the rest of the way, leading to him tying his season-low Week 6 reception tally. Tate has now seen just three targets over the last pair of contests, and with Sterling Shepard (toe) returning from injured reserve Thursday, it's fair to wonder if the 32-year-old's role will continue in similarly modest fashion or if he'll even be a trade candidate before the deadline. Assuming he's still on the roster, Tate will look to boost his overall production at the expense of the Buccaneers in a Week 8 showdown on Monday night, Nov. 2.

Adrian Colbert
Colbert (shoulder) won't play Thursday against the Eagles, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Colbert will miss a second consecutive game due to his shoulder injury. With 11 days between Thursday's game and New York's Week 8 Monday Night Football matchup against the Buccaneers, the safety will have an extended period to heal up.

Shoulder - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 13
Sandro Platzgummer
Platzgummer cleared waivers Sunday and signed with the Giants' practice squad, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Platzgummer is part of the NFL International Player Pathway Program, so he doesn't count against the team's 16 practice squad spots. The running back played for the Swarco Raiders Tirol in Austria before trying out in the NFL.

Nick Becton
The Giants released Becton (ankle) with an injury settlement Wednesday.

Becton was placed on injured reserve after injuring his ankle late in the preseason, but he will now be free to find a new home after he and the Giants agreed to an injury settlement. He will likely now pursue a reserve role with another club.

Henre' Toliver
Toliver (undisclosed) has reverted to the Giants' injured reserve per the NFL's official transaction log.

Toliver was waived/injured by the team but ultimately went unclaimed. He will spend the rest of the season on IR unless he can reach an injury settlement once his health is back up to par.

Corey Coleman
The Giants signed Coleman to the practice squad Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Coleman played eight games with the Giants back in 2018 before tearing his ACL, and he hasn't played in an NFL game since. The 2016 first-round pick signed with the Giants back in March and was cut before the 2020 season began, but he'll get another chance in New York. The Giants have five wide receivers on the active roster, but C.J. Board (concussion) may not be ready for Week 8. Coleman could add depth if that's the case.

David Sills
The Giants placed Sills (foot) on injured reserve Friday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Sills fractured his right foot, ending an encouraging training camp for the 24-year-old wide receiver. He was expected to make the team, but now he'll shift his focus to the 2021 campaign.

Foot - Injured Reserve
Derrick Dillon
Dillon is set to sign with the Giants as an undrafted free agent, Brooks Kubena of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

Dillon didn't have much production at LSU with 634 receiving yards in 31 career games, but he apparently had a 4.28 40-yard dash at a local pro day in early April. He's likely a longshot to make New York's 53-man roster.

Kaden Smith
Smith was not targeted on any of his 36 offensive snaps during Thursday's 22-21 loss to Philadelphia.

Smith's snap total was his highest of 2020 thus far, though his passing game involvement remains minimal. The second-year tight end has run a route on 79.3 percent of his passing-down plays, but he has just 10 total catches for 61 yards with no touchdowns. New York ranks 30th with 0.7 passing TDs per game this season, capping Smith's fantasy upside heading into a Week 8 Monday night matchup against Tampa Bay.

Darius Slayton
Slayton caught two of four targets for 23 yards Thursday in the Giants' 22-21 loss to the Eagles.

Slayton's practice activity heading into the contest was limited to due a foot issue, but being shadowed by top Eagles corner Darius Slay for most of the night likely hindered the wideout's production more than the injury. In addition, the return of Sterling Shepard (toe) from a four-game layoff left fewer looks available for Slayton, who had averaged 7.2 targets per game during the former's absence. Slayton's fantasy outlook won't be any rosier in the Giants' next game on Nov. 2, when he'll be facing off against a Buccaneers defense that has graded out as the NFL's toughest versus receivers this season, per Pro Football Focus.

Jarren Williams
No Updates
Kyler Fackrell
Fackrell (neck) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against Washington, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.

Fackrell was limited in practice due to a neck injury all week, but it doesn't look like his availability was ever in serious danger. He'll draw his usual start at linebacker versus Washington.

Austin Mack
The Giants signed Mack to the active roster Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Mack has spent the year on the Giants' practice squad, but now he'll replace Damion Ratley, who was waived by the team Tuesday, on the active roster. The 23-year-old wide receiver posted a 27-361-3 line over 10 games at Ohio State in 2019, and he's expected to work as the No. 4 wideout until Sterling Shepard (toe) returns from IR.

Logan Ryan
Ryan made nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Giants.

Ryan led the team in tackles, and he has a firm grasp on the starting free safety position, as the Rutgers product has played every snap over the last three games. In total, he has 31 stops through five outings, adding three pass breakups and a forced fumble along the way. His IDP value is a bit inconsistent, however, as he posted just four stops in Week 4.

Kevin Zeitler
Zeitler (ankle) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Washington.

Zeitler upgraded to a full practice Friday after two limited sessions earlier in the week. As a result, the Giants' offensive line will be at full strength for the return of Daniel Jones under center.

Kyle Murphy
No Updates
Saquon Barkley
Barkley is scheduled to undergo surgery next Thursday to repair the torn ACL in his right knee, Andrea Kremer of NFL Network reports.

Though Barkley suffered the season-ending injury back on Sept. 20, he's delayed surgery more than a month while recovering from a less severe MCL strain in the same knee. With his MCL having now healed, Barkley should be at lower risk for any complications with his ACL reconstruction, leaving both the Giants and his doctors hopeful that he'll be ready to go for the start of training camp next year. Since Barkley went down with the knee injury, the Giants have leaned on Devonta Freeman as their main option in the backfield, but he's managed only 3.2 yards per carry across 54 totes through five outings.

Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Shane Lemieux
No Updates
Lorenzo Carter
Carter (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The 24-year-old underwent season-ending Achilles surgery last week, so it was only a matter of time before the move to injured reserve. Carter will need to avoid any setbacks during his recovery to have a chance of playing early next season.

Achilles - Injured Reserve
Nick Gates
Gates was named the starter at center for the Giants' Week 1 matchup against the Steelers, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Gates signed a two-year extension early in August and was projected to play a key role along the team's offensive line. That has come to fruition, as he beat out Spencer Pulley for the starting center job. He'll draw a tough assignment in Week 1, as the Steelers feature one of the most formidable pass rushes in the league.