Giants Get Good News With Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney Injury Updates Ahead of Monday Night Football

Larry Rupp
The New York Giants got good news regarding Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney's lates injury updates.
The New York Giants got good news regarding Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney's lates injury updates. / Mike Stobe/GettyImages

The New York Giants have been fighting all season to get fully healthy on the offensive side of the ball. The team has been ravaged by the injury bug, but the Giants are set to get a boost at the wide receiver position heading into their Monday Night Football matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Both Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney are expected to suit up in Week 8 after missing last week's action. Shepard is making his way back from an ankle injury, while Toney has been dealing with a lingering hamstring issue.

Sterling Shepard Injury Update

Having Shepard back on the field would give a quarterback Daniel Jones a target he knows he can trust. The sixth-year pro has hauled in 28 of his 36 targets for 299 yards and 1 touchdown through his first four games played. Shepard has also posted a career-high 77.8% catch percentage this year.

A 100% healthy Shepard would go a long way in improving this offense and this is a matchup in which he can exploit for a big game. The Giants will likely be passing the ball a ton against a Chiefs' defense that has posted the second-worst pass defense DVOA rating in the NFL.

Kadarius Toney Injury Update

Meanwhile, Toney is just three weeks removed from his breakout game in which he caught 10 of his team-high 13 targets for 189 yards. He showcased his ability to rack up yards after the catch and looked like the WR1 that the Giants drafted him to be back in April.

Keep an eye on Toney's explosiveness on Monday night as returning from a hamstring injury can be a bit tricky. The young rookie practiced in a limited fashion this past weekend and should act as Jones' top deep threat. After all, he is averaging 13.8 yards per reception this season.

The Giants are slated as 10.5-point road underdogs against the Chiefs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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