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Giants Get Boost to Wide Receiver Depth Ahead of Week 4

Devon Platana
The New York Giants have received some great news regarding their wide receiver depth ahead of Week 4's matchup against the New Orleans Saints.
The New York Giants have received some great news regarding their wide receiver depth ahead of Week 4's matchup against the New Orleans Saints. / Rob Carr/Getty Images
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The New York Giants got some bad news this week when it was revealed that both wideouts Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton would miss Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints with hamstring injuries. Fortunately, help is on the way.

It was announced on Saturday that the Giants will be activating wide receiver John Ross off of the injured reserve. The fifth-year veteran signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with New York back in March and will finally make his team debut against the Saints this Sunday.

John Ross Injury

Injuries aren't anything new to Ross. The 25-year-old has yet to play a full NFL season and has missed 37 of a possible 64 games over the first four years of his career with the Cincinnati Bengals. He played just three games last year due to numerous injuries.

Still, Ross has proven to be a decent option when he's healthy. He has 51 career receptions for 733 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. He's also averaging 14.4 yards per reception, but he could certainly improve on being a more consistent pass-catcher (41.5% career catch rate).

The Giants currently have a below-average aerial game, averaging 242.7 passing yards per game (17th). Ross has never been a game-changer, but he should provide relief as long as Slayton and Sherpard are out.

New York is the 7-point underdog against New Orleans this weekend, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. With the Giants likely playing from behind, there's a good chance that Ross will get a chance to prove what he brings to the table at some point on Sunday.


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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