Fowler is expected to take over as the No. 2 wide receiver after it was reported Odell Beckham (quadriceps) would not play Sunday against the Redskins.
Fowler saw 33 offensive snaps Week 13 against the Bears, but it was Russell Shepard who did more damage as the No. 3 receiving option for the Giants, tallying 59 receiving yards and a touchdown compared to Fowler's 11 yards on two targets. Of course, it was Shepard who benefited from the Odell Beckham trick-play touchdown during the aforementioned contest, but there's a real possibility both Fowler and Shepard could have an important role in Week 14 with Beckham sidelined. Fowler figures to be next in line behind Sterling Shepard in terms of potential targets against a Redskins defense that has proven particularly susceptible to the pass in recent weeks.
Fowler brought in one of two targets for 11 yards during Sunday's 30-27 win over the Bears.
Fowler once again served as the Giants' No. 3 wideout during Sunday's win, having recorded more offensive snaps (33) than Corey Coleman and Russell Shepard combined, but failed to capitalize on his opportunity. The 27-year-old hasn't drawn more than three targets since Week 8, and remains off the fantasy radar heading into a Week 14 divisional tilt against the Redskins.
Fowler nabbed two of his three targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 25-22 loss to the Eagles.
Fowler logged more offensive snaps (27) than both Corey Coleman and Russell Shepard combined, suggesting he's likely secured No. 3 wideout duties for the Giants for the time being. That being said, it's not a role that will likely bear much fruit over the Giants' final five games, as wideouts Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard, running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Evan Engram command an overwhelming share of the overall volume in the passing game, leaving little opportunity for others to draw looks.
Fowler caught his only target for 10 yards during Sunday's 38-35 win over the Buccaneers.
Fowler logged his lowest share of offensive snaps (32 percent) during active games this season in Sunday's win, and he saw only one target from quarterback Eli Manning. Despite being listed as the No. 3 wideout on the Giants' depth chart, it's difficult to imagine Fowler receiving the offensive workload necessary to propel himself onto the fantasy radar. Odell Beckham, Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram remain firmly ahead of Fowler in terms of target share.
Fowler played 69 percent of snaps on offense in Sunday's 20-13 loss to Washington, catching four of seven targets for 48 yards.
Meanwhile, Russell Shepard played just two snaps on offense in his return from a neck injury. Fowler may stick as the No. 3 receiver after a Week 9 bye, but we can't expect more than three or four targets per game in a subpar offense that's already struggling to create touches for Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard.
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