Victor Cruz practicing in full, should be good to go for fantasy owners

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Victor Cruz is practicing in full on Wednesday. We break down the fantasy implications.

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is practicing with the team in full on Wednesday, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. Cruz has been hampered with a heel injury suffered in the team's second preseason game.

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According to Vacchiano, Coughlin said that Cruz is "full speed ahead" in practice today, likely meaning he'll take part in full team drills. Cruz's performance on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will determine whether or not he plays in Week 1. Rather, how his injury holds up is the determining factor, as Cruz is already very familiar with the offense and quarterback Eli Manning.

The Giants also have Hakeem Nicks healthy for the start of the season, something that's been a rarity in the past. There's not pressure to rush Cruz back, so it will all depend on if he feels like playing will be a hindrance in the long term.

Fantasy Impact: Cruz is one of the few slot receivers in the NFL that can carry a fantasy team. He should be in line for another strong season, and you should draft with confidence. The fact that he's returning to practice is great as well, it just all comes down to whether or not he suffers any setbacks.

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