King caught one of three passes for seven yards during Sunday's 23-10 victory in Denver. King was re-signed to be in the pass-catching mix now that the Giants have three wideouts on injured reserve and Sterling Shepard is nursing an ankle injury. While he did very little against the Broncos, King could see more targets when the game flow is more favorable. Either way, he's a long shot to make a major impact.
King officially signed with the Giants on Monday. King was cut by the Giants after he was inactive for their Week 1 loss to the Cowboys. Not only will he rejoin the squad, but it looks as though he could be a fixture on offense the rest of the season. In addition to Odell Beckham (ankle), the Giants lost fellow wideouts Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Dwayne Harris (foot) to season-ending injuries in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, forcing New York to almost entirely revamp its receiving corps. Per Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record, the Giants listed Sterling Shepard (ankle), Roger Lewis and King as their three starting wideouts on their unofficial depth chart heading into the Week 6 matchup with the Broncos, so King should have an opportunity right away to establish himself as a key target for quarterback Eli Manning. For that reason, King could be worth a speculative pickup in deeper fantasy formats, but he probably can't be inserted into active lineups with much confidence until he produces meaningful numbers.
The Giants are expected to re-sign King this week, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. The Giants lost four wide receivers to ankle or foot injuries in Sunday's 27-22 loss to the Chargers. At least two of the injuries -- those suffered by Odell Beckham and Dwayne Harris -- will require long-term absences. King has spent much of the past three seasons with the Giants and could step right in as a starter for Week 6 in Denver.
King was waived by the Giants on Monday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports. King was inactive for Week 1 and was serving primarily as a depth special teams asset prior to his dismissal. The Giants parted ways with King in an effort to add some more depth at the linebacking spot.
King is listed as inactive Sunday in Dallas. The absence of Odell Beckham would seemingly open the door for King to take on an elevated role within the passing attack, but head coach Ben McAdoo has opted to keep the journeyman wideout in street clothes in Week 1. Instead, the receiving corps will include Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard, Roger Lewis and Dwayne Harris.
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|9||11/05||Los Angeles Rams||9||16.17|
|10||11/12||@San Francisco 49ers||22||21.33|
|11||11/19||Kansas City Chiefs||30||27.00|
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|3 Year Avg||2||1||21||0||1||21.00||2|