When the New York Giants host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, they’ll be without their top wide receiver. Sterling Shepard will be inactive this week because of an injury that’s lingered throughout the week.
Before the season even began, Shepard missed time due to a fractured finger. He had six receptions for 42 yards in the team’s season opener in Dallas.
New York desperately needs a win in Week 2 against Buffalo, but that task just got much harder because of the latest news.
According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, Shepard is out for this weekend’s game due to a concussion.
Shepard’s injury would make Cody Latimer the top wide receiver on the depth chart. However, he’s questionable for Sunday with a hamstring injury.
In the event Latimer also misses the game, the Giants would have to start Russell Shepard and Darius Slayton. There aren’t many options left on their bench.
Giants' WR Sterling Shepard ruled out of Sunday's game vs. Buffalo due to concussion.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 13, 2019
With Shepard out of the lineup for this Sunday, the Giants may have to lean heavily on Saquon Barkley.
As for the rest of the offense, expect Eli Manning to target Evan Engram early and often. The former Ole Miss star was tremendous against the Cowboys in Week 1, totaling 11 receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown.