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Giants’ Kadarius Toney, Sterling Shepard expected to play vs. Chiefs — report

Giants appear set to get a couple of key offensive players back

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The New York Giants could have a couple of their key offensive playmakers back in the lineup Monday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. Dan Duggan of The Athletic is reporting that wide receivers Kadarius Toney (ankle) and Sterling Shepard (hamstring) are “expected to play.”

Both are officially listed as questionable after missing the Giants’ Week 7 game against the Carolina Panthers. Duggan expects both players to be monitored during pre-game warmups, but adds that neither is considered a game-time decision.

Shepard has missed three of the Giants’ last four games, first with an injury to one hamstring that cost him two weeks, then with a second hamstring injury that sidelined him vs. Carolina. Despite playing in only four games, Shepard leads the Giants with 28 receptions.

Toney has 23 receptions for a team-high 317 receiving yards. He had a breakout 10-catch, 189-yard game Week 5 vs. the Dallas Cowboys, but suffered his ankle injury Week 6 vs. the Los Angeles Rams.

The Giants are without running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) and wide receiver Kenny Golladay (knee). Monday will be the third consecutive game missed by those two key players.