Golden Tate out for Giants in huge NFC East battle with Cowboys
In a game that could determine the NFC East winner, the already anemic Giants offense will be without one of their top weapons. According to the Newark Star-Ledger’s Giants beat reporter Zack Rosenblatt, Golden Tate has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. New York has to win and hope for a Washington loss to the Eagles to take the division crown. Tate suffered the injury in practice ahead of Week 16, when he missed the team’s game with Baltimore. The veteran receiver had one of his better games of the season against the Cowboys in Week 5. Tate caught 4 of 5 targets for 42 yards in a wild 37-34 shootout where the Giants came up short. New York already has the league’s 29th worst passing game and is ranked 31st in total offense, so this is the equivalent of kicking a man while he’s down.
With it becoming a little less crowded among the Giants receiving core Sterling Sheppard should be the man with the most to gain. The New York receiver led the team with 9 catches, 12 targets, and 77 yards while scoring the team’s only touchdown last week. The Cowboys defense is anything but stellar, and remember the Giants did drop 34 on them earlier in the season, so Sheppard does have some upside. Check him out on FanDuel’s DFS, where he carries a budget cost of $5500. The former Oklahoma Sooner is also available in over 50% of fantasy leagues for the title game.