WR: Sterling Shepard

Sterling Shepard (hamstring) is out for Week 5 against the Cowboys.

Darius Slayton (hamstring) is also out for Week 5. Shepard's and Slayton's injuries will open up playing time for Kadarius Toney and John Ross. Toney was impressive in his Week 4 starting debut and will look to build on his success in a difficult matchup with the Cowboys. If Toney succeeds, it's possible that he eats into Shepard's snaps going forward. Or, more likely, pushes Shepard into an out-wide role in some 3WR sets. Shepard is at his best in the slot and the emergence of the Giants' first round pick would not be a positive development for his fantasy value.

Oct 8, 2021, 2:49 PM ET