New York Giants Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Shepard (illness) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's injury report, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Impact: The Giants didn't actually hold a practice, but they're guessing that Shepard would've participated in some capacity if they had done so. He was held out of Sunday's 12-9 win over the Chiefs due to migraines that cropped up Saturday. It won't be a surprise if he's back for Thursday's game against Washington, but the situation likely will need to be monitored up until inactive lists are released approximately 90 minutes prior to the 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff on Thanksgiving.
News: Darkwa was listed as a limited participant on Monday's injury report with a hamstring injury, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Impact: The report merely provides an estimation, as the Giants didn't actually hold a practice the day after an overtime win over the Chiefs. Darkwa had 20 carries for 74 yards and a touchdown in the 12-9 victory, also adding two catches for 16 yards on four targets. He took a bit of a beating in the contest, but Darkwa said Monday that he'll be fine for Thursday's game against Washington, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports.
News: Collins had an absolutely monster game with 10 solo tackles, four assists, a defensed pass and an interception against the Chiefs Sunday.
Impact: Collins was last year's top IDP among defensive backs, but had battled through injuries and fallen behind that lofty pace. After Week 11, we have to assume he's completely healthy and a decent bet to deliver big down the stretch.
News: King caught three of his five targets for 48 yards against the Chiefs Sunday.
Impact: Sterling Shepard was out sick, and King and co-No. 2 WR Roger Lewis each caught three passes. King has a minor role in the team's below-average offense.
News: Lewis led the Giants in receiving Sunday with three catches (on four targets) for 55 yards.
Impact: With Sterling Shepard missing the game due to an illness, Lewis, Shane Vereen, Tavarres King and Travis Rudolph each had three catches in a low-scoring, low-output passing game. Lewis and King should be the team's co-No. 2's when Shepard returns.
News: Vereen had two carries for 13 yards and caught all three of his targets for 15 yards Sunday against the Chiefs.
Impact: Orleans Darkwa has firmly taken over the team's starting job with Vereen splitting the backup duties with Wayne Gallman and seeing some work on third downs.
News: Aldrick Rosas converted two of two field-goal attempts Sunday as the New York Giants defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 12-9. He made kicks of 26 and 23 yards. Rosas missed his lone PAT attempt.
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News: Roger Lewis had three receptions for 55 yards Sunday in the New York Giants' 12-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Impact: Lewis had three receptions for the second straight week, and is carving out a somewhat larger role in the offense.
News: Kalif Raymond had one reception for 12 yards Sunday in the New York Giants' 12-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He added one rush for -1 .
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News: Jerell Adams had one reception for six yards Sunday in the New York Giants' 12-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
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News: Evan Engram had one reception for nine yards Sunday in the New York Giants' 12-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
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News: Tavarres King had three receptions for 48 yards Sunday in the New York Giants' 12-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
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News: Travis Rudolph had three receptions for 34 yards Sunday in the New York Giants' 12-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
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News: Rhett Ellison had one reception for seven yards Sunday in the New York Giants' 12-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
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News: Wayne Gallman ran for 19 yards on six carries Sunday in the New York Giants' 12-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He added one reception for three yards.
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News: Orleans Darkwa ran for 74 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries Sunday in the New York Giants' 12-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He added two receptions for 16 yards.
Impact: Darkwa has rushed for at least 70 yards in three consecutive games but still only has two TDs all season.
News: Eli Manning was 19 of 35 for 205 yards and didn't throw a touchdown pass Sunday in the New York Giants' 12-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He did not throw an interception, didn't fumble and was not sacked. Manning added five rushing yards on two carries.
Impact: Manning averaged just 5.86 yards per attempt and failed to throw a TD pass for the first time since Week 1. Manning and the Giants now have a quick turnaround with a Thanksgiving night game against the Redskins.
News: Shane Vereen ran for 13 yards on two carries Sunday in the New York Giants' 12-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He added three receptions for 15 yards.
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News: Gallman rushed six times for 19 yards and added a three-yard catch on four targets in Sunday's 12-9 overtime win against Kansas City.
Impact: Gallman ceded the majority of work to Orleans Darkwa, who received 20 carries and found the end zone from one yard out. Darkwa's established himself as the clear top option in New York's backfield, getting 50 carries to Gallman's 18 over the past three weeks. Passing-down back Shane Vereen remains in the mix as well.
News: Manning completed 19 of 35 passes for 205 yards without a touchdown or turnover while rushing twice for five yards in Sunday's 12-9 overtime upset of the Chiefs.
Impact: It wasn't pretty, but Manning got the job done by protecting the ball in a defensive battle. He connected with Roger Lewis for an incredible 34-yard catch late in overtime to get to the two-yard line on 4th-and-6, setting up Aldrick Rosas' game-winning, 23-yard kick. Manning's touchdown-to-interception ratio remains an underwhelming 14:6.
News: Engram corralled just one of six targets for nine yards in Sunday's 12-9 overtime win over the Chiefs.
Impact: Engram was the intended target on a pass from running back Shane Vereen that was intercepted at the one-yard line, and he came no closer to extending his touchdown streak to five. The rookie tight end still tied for the team lead in targets despite the down week, so this performance should be viewed as an exception rather than the norm.
News: Darkwa rushed 20 times for 74 yards and a touchdown while catching two of four targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 12-9 overtime win against the Chiefs.
Impact: The 25-year-old undrafted free agent served as the workhorse in this one, getting 20 carries compared to Wayne Gallman's six. Darkwa opened the scoring with a one-yard plunge into the end zone early in the second quarter for his first touchdown since Week 5. He's becoming a reliable option with at least 70 yards in three consecutive weeks.
News: Apple is a healthy scratch against the Chiefs.
Impact: Apple's mother underwent brain surgery this week, so this is almost certainly related to that.
News: Shepard is dealing with a migraine and is inactive against the Chiefs.
Impact: There goes one of Eli Manning's only reliable targets, though Manning shouldn't be in your one-QB lineup anyway.