College: Oklahoma | 4 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 196 lbs
Birth Date: 2/10/1993
Depth Chart: WR2.3
2019 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
Shepard had another productive receiver, getting a chance to be the No. 1 option many weeks because of injury to Odell Beckham. Shepard had a career high 66 receptions for 872 yards. He was 32nd overall in fantasy receiver scoring. He had two 100-yard games and a double-digit reception game. Shepard should continue to start for the Giants going forward. He has 65 or more receptions two of three seasons and at least 59 catches all three years. Shepard can turn a short pass into a big play in a hurry. He isn't the biggest receiver but is a top athlete. Shepard can really jump and has the speed to make plenty of big plays.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Shepard will get his targets even with Beckham back healthy. Don't discount him over that. He still has fantasy value as a No. 3 fantasy receiver. He can get around 70 receptions for 900 yards and five or six scores.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard will enter the 2019 season as the number one wideout on the teams depth chart. Having signed a four-year, $41 million extension in April, the 26-year-old will now be tasked with filling the massive void left by Odell Beckham Jr., who was traded to the Cleveland Browns this past offseason. Though the 26-year-old compiled 872 receiving yards on 107 targets in 2018, he made only four trips to the end zone throughout the entire season, half the amount that he had during his rookie campaign in 2016. After breaking his thumb at the inception of training camp, Shepard stated that he will be ready to go when the Giants season kicks off against the Dallas Cowboys. With one of the easiest schedules in the league and with little competition outside of Golden Tate, who will miss the first four games while serving a suspension, Shepard may finally hit 1,000 yards, with the only hindrance being the uncertainty surrounding the quarterback position and running back Saquon Barkley being heavily involved in the teams 2019 game plan.
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New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard will see a downtick in value with both Golden Tate (concussion) and Evan Engram (foot) returning on Monday night. Shepard will move to the boundary receiver role with Tate back, which is actually a boost to his value, but there just simply might not be enough targets to go around. Eli Manning is also not able to buy time in the pocket for deep passes like Daniel Jones was, so Shepard may be less likely to hit on the big play. He's still viable as a WR4 or WR3 in deeper leagues, but he's far less reliable than he had been.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard caught three passes for 40 yards and one touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in Week 13. He was targeted seven times during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard has been targeted 16 times in two games since returning from injury but only has 55 yards during that span. He will continue to see plenty of targets in the passing game but may not be more than a flex option in fantasy leagues.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard figures to assume his natural role as a slot receiver with Golden Tate (concussion) set to miss Sunday's contest. In his first game back from a concussion of his own, Shepard immediately resumed his role as the most-targeted Giants wide receiver, a role which he figures to maintain this weekend. With the Giants likely to be trailing for much of this game, Shepard should be busy over the middle of the field. It wouldn't be surprising to see him rack up double-digit targets, which makes him a rock-solid WR3 in PPR formats and a solid play in DFS lineups.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard ended up with five catches for 15 yards on nine targets in Week 12 against the Chicago Bears.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard led the team in targets, but his yardage total was poor. He is only worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues as he is operating as the No. 3 receiver behind Darius Slayton and Golden Tate on a team which isn't exactly an offensive juggernaut. The Giants host the Packers in Week 13.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard returned from his concussion and immediately led the team with nine targets. Shepard's final stat line wasn't impressive, with five catches for 15 yards, but seeing him return to such a heavy workload is a good sign. He seems to have jumped Darius Slayton and Golden Tate in the pecking order, which means he could be useful in certain matchups. The only problem is the Giants play the Packers next week, so he won't be a recommended play.
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 22, and is not on the injury report for Week 12.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard was expected to return a few weeks ago but suffered a setback and had to miss a few more games. He will see a decent amount of targets this week but may only be a flex option because of the matchup.
New York Giants TEs Rhett Ellison (concussion) and Evan Engram (foot) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 12 versus the Chicago Bears. OT Nate Solder (concussion), C Jon Halapio (hamstring), CB Janoris Jenkins (concussion), OT Mike Remmers (back) and WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 22, and no longer appear on the injury report.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) cleared the league's concussion protocol Friday, Nov. 22, and will play in Week 12 against the Chicago Bears.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard hasn't played since Week 5, so owners are advised to see how things go against a tough pass defense before they consider starting him in Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers. Prior to going down, the fourth-year pro saw nine targets in three consecutive games, so he could easily be worth starting as a WR3 during the fantasy playoffs if he returns to his previous role and stays healthy. Shepard's return will likely force rookie Darius Slayton back into more of a situational deep-threat role.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) is 'looking good' to play against the Chicago Bears in Week 12, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard has been out since early October, and while he has the potential to be a WR3, you will probably want to take a wait-and-see approach whenever he makes his return.
New York Giants TEs Rhett Ellison (concussion) and Evan Engram (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 21. OT Nate Solder (concussion), C Jon Halapio (hamstring), CB Janoris Jenkins (concussion), OT Mike Remmers (back) and WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) practiced in full.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 21.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard still needs to be cleared by doctors to play, so fantasy players should monitor the situation. He would be facing a good Chicago Bears defense if he plays but could still be a flex option in deeper leagues.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion) is still in the concussion protocol, but head coach Pat Shurmur said the team expects Shepard to be cleared by the end of the week. Despite not being cleared yet, Shepard has practiced in full the last two days. It's a sign that he will return to action in Week 12 against the Bears for the first time since Oct. 6 against the Vikings. It's great to see Shepard nearing a return, but he could have his snaps limited after a long layoff, and the matchup isn't a good one. Shepard will be a shaky flex if he's active, while his presence will also lower the upside of both Golden Tate and Darius Slayton against Chicago.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol, but he practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 20. He's expected to be cleared for Week 12.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard would return to a tough matchup against the Chicago Bears. Darius Slayton has emerged in his absence, but Evan Engram (foot) isn't expected back. Shepard should see enough volume to be a flex candidate.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, according to head coach Pat Shurmur. Shepard returned to practice on Monday, Nov. 18.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard hasn't played since Week 5, and with the G-Men already eyeing 2020 the team is unlikely to push Shepard to return until he's 100 percent. Even if he does play this Sunday, it remains to be seen what his role will be considering what Golden Tate and Darius Slayton have done in his absence.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion), who has missed the last five games due to two concussions earlier this year, practiced in full on Monday coming out of the bye week. Because of his long layoff, Shepard is likely to have his snaps limited if he returns in Week 12 against the Bears, which would make him a flex option worth fading in the tough matchup. Shepard's return will lower the upsides of both Golden Tate and Darius Slayton, with Slayton likely seeing the bigger drop in targets from rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. Tight end Evan Engram (foot) also has a chance to return this weekend, which would put a damper on Tate's and Slayton's roles.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion) was seen practicing on Monday. Out the last five games because of serious issues after suffering two concussions already this season, Shepard's return to practice is a welcomed sight. However, he's still no guarantee to be cleared from the league's concussion protocol in order to play in Week 12 against the Bears. Even if Shepard returns, he'd be a risky WR4/flex in a tough matchup with Chicago. Golden Tate and Darius Slayton would have lower ceilings in the passing game if both Shepard and tight end Evan Engram (foot) are able to return this Sunday. Keep an eye on Shepard's practice status the rest of the week.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) returned to practice Monday, Nov. 18.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard looks to be on track to return against the Chicago Bears. It's a rough matchup, though, and he would be little more than a flex candidate after a lengthy absence.
Shepard will remain on the bench for the fifth straight game after failing to clear concussion protocol ahead of Sunday's game against the Jets. Shepard had been trending in the right direction prior to Week 9, but was forced to re-enter concussion protocol prior to the Giants' loss to the Cowboys on Monday night. This is Shepard's second concussion of the season, and as of right now his status remains unclear for the remainder of the season. He will have an extra week to try and clear protocol, as the Giants are on bye in Week 11. In his absence, it will once again be Golden Tate in the slot and Darius Slayton outside. With tight end Evan Engram also out, there should be meaningful snaps for Bennie Fowler and Cody Latimer as well.
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (foot), C Jon Halapio (hamstring) and WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and have been ruled out for Week 10. OT Mike Remmers (back) did not practice and is listed as doubtful.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) on Friday, Nov. 8, was ruled out for Week 10 as he continues to recover from his second concussion of the season.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard has been out since Week 5, and in hindsight, the Giants probably should've placed him on IR. The wide receiver's outlook still remains uncertain, and fantasy GMs should move on if they need the roster spot.