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|With Rueben Randle gone, Cruzí status up in the air and not much to speak of otherwise on the wide receiver depth chart, rookie Sterling Shepard is expected to see heavy targets right off the bat. Shepard isnít big at 5í10Ē and 194 pounds so he will need to rely upon his explosive athleticism and his route running, which was called the best in this draft class by many pundits. The former Oklahoma sooner was highly productive during his NCAA run totaling 233 career receptions for 3,482 yards and 26 touchdowns. He appears to be best suited to play the slot, which may cause some issues for the Giants who have no one outside of Beckham that can dominate outside, especially if Victor Cruz never regains form. At this point, however, Sterling is the clear favorite for the WR2 spot in this offense and with the up-tempo style and Beckham getting defensive attention 90-100 targets seems like a safe floor to project for the rookie. Exceeding 100 targets isnít hard to imagine if Shepard looks the part and gains Eliís trust early on.
|Brandon Marshall set to join Giants|
Two-year $12 million
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Mar 8, 10:00 am
|Wide receiver Brandon Marshall is done with the Jets, but he'll reportedly still be playing his home games at MetLife Stadium. According to multiple reports, Marshall has agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal to join the Giants as a free agent. (ProFootballTalk)|
FFToday's Take: With Victor Cruz a free agent the Giants will sport a receiving corps of Odell Beckham Jr., Marshall and Sterling Shepard. Marshall will give Eli Manning another viable weapon on the outside and provide some much needed relief for Beckham. Marshall is coming off his worse season as a pro since his rookie year but will be valued highly by fantasy owners as a rebound candidate.