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Sterling Shepard worth waiver wire add after receiving heavy load in Week 6

The Giants receiver got a full workload in his return on Sunday.

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New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard returned from a hamstring injury in Sunday’s 38-11 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, picking up where he left off at the start of the season.

He got a steady dose of targets as the injury-battered NYG offense tried to patchwork an entire gameplan together. Given his current status as the top receiver and top active offensive skill position player on the squad at the moment, he’s definitely worth pursuing on the waiver wire ahead of next Sunday’s matchup against Carolina.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard: Week 7 waiver wire

Shepard got a heavy number of looks in his return on Sunday, catching 10 of 14 targets for 76 yards in the loss. It’s clear that Daniel Jones trusts him as he commanded a combined 19 targets in the first two weeks of the season before going down with the injury. And with both Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney battling their own ailments, it looks like Shepard will continue to be the top guy moving forward.

He’s rostered in 66% of ESPN leagues and 51% of Yahoo leagues, so it’s a coin flip on whether you’ll stumble upon him when perusing the waiver wire this week. If you do, jump on him immediately.