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Sterling Shepard continues to get in limited practices for Week 8

We break down the news that Sterling Shepard got in a limited practice Friday ahead of Week 8

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) reacts after Giants touchdown during the second half against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium.  Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Friday update: Shepard was able to get in another limited practice on Friday. He appears like he will be able to go this week, but we’ll find out for sure ton Saturday with the final injury report.

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard had a setback with his hamstring last week and was held out, but he was at practice on Thursday and looked good, according to multiple beat writer reports.

The Giants continue to deal with injuries at the wide receiver position, with Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney both not practicing on Thursday. Both have a chance to return, as they still have two more practice days to get work in, but for Shepard, things look great for a return this week.

Fantasy football implications

You’ll want to start Shepard as long as he’s playing, as the Chiefs make for a great matchup. Kansas City should also get a lead and force the Giants to play catchup. Yes, they have been scuffling for sure, but the offense is still one of the best in the league even when they aren’t hitting on all cylinders. If Golladay and Toney are out, Shepard becomes an even better play.