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Sterling Shepard good to go, Darius Slayton questionable for Week 6

We break down the news that Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton are practicing for Week 6.

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) lands upside down after catching a pass against the Denver Broncos during the second half at MetLife Stadium.  Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Friday update: The Giants released their final injury report on Friday. Sterling Shepard has been removed from it and is cleared to play on Sunday. Darius Slayton is listed as questionable.

Thursday update: Both Shepard and Slayton continue to get in limited practices this week. It would be nice to see one or both get a full practice in on Friday, but either way it looks like they have a real chance to play this Sunday.

Giants wide receivers Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton were both practicing on Wednesday, per Dan Duggan. Both receivers were able to get limited practices in last week and are trending in the right direction for their Week 6 game against the Rams.

The Giants will be without Kenny Golladay this week, but it looks like Kadarius Toney, who suffered an ankle injury last week, should be ready to go. Toney broke out last week with Shepard and Slayton out and Golladay injured for part of the game.

Fantasy football implications

The fantasy outlook for this group will depend on if all three of these receivers are able to suit up. And it will also be influenced by who is playing quarterback, as Daniel Jones is currently in concussion protocol. If one of these receivers sits out, targets should be funneled into a bottleneck of useful fantasy football usage. And with Saquon Barkley out, underneath targets could get a boost for these guys as well.