College: Oklahoma | 4 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 196 lbs
Birth Date: 2/10/1993
Depth Chart: WR2.3
2019 Bye Week: 11
Out - concussion
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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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.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) was seen running and working with team trainers on the side during the team's practice Thursday, Nov. 7.
Fantasy Spin: This was surprising after head coach Pat Shurmur said Shepard would have "no activity" this week after visiting concussion specialists, but he remains in the protocol and seems certain to miss a fifth straight game Sunday.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) could land on the season-ending Reserve/Injured list. The team is considering the move as he continues to deal with concussion-like symptoms, and teammates are concerned about him resuming his career. He traveled to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Nov. 6 to meet with a concussion specialist.
Fantasy Spin: It doesn't sound like Shepard is coming back anytime soon, so if you're a fantasy owners awaiting his return, it might be a good idea to go another way and use that roster spot for someone more readily available.
The New York Giants are seriously considering putting wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion) on season-ending Injured Reserve after he suffered two concussions this year, according to multiple team sources. Shepard was close to returning in Week 9 before he started feeling concussion symptoms again. He has since been shut down and is in Pittsburgh visiting with concussion specialists. Some of Shepard's teammates are concerned about whether he'll be able to play football again. The Giants have a bye in Week 11, so the decision to place Shepard on IR might not come for a while. Still, there's no timetable for his return, and owners with other needs should seriously consider dropping him. With Shepard out and tight end Evan Engram (foot) week-to-week, Golden Tate and Darius Slayton will have higher ceilings as the top two pass-catchers.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard is back in the concussion protocol and probably will miss more games, so fantasy players should keep him on the bench. Golden Tate is probably the only Giants receiver that should be used in fantasy leagues.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion) was sent to Pittsburgh to be evaluated further due to his recent concussions. Shepard was cleared from the concussion protocol late last week but then had a setback on Saturday and was ruled out in Week 9. He hasn't played since Oct. 6 and there remains no timetable for his return after he's already suffered two separate concussions on the season. Golden Tate has become a strong WR2 with Shepard ailing, and Darius Slayton will have some deep league and DFS flex appeal in Week 10 in a juicy matchup with the Jets, especially if tight end Evan Engram (foot) can't play.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) could be placed on the Reserve/Injured list, in the opinion of SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, who writes it sounds like a possibility based on head coach Pat Shurmur calling Shepard's concussion a 'serious injury.'
New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur called wide receiver Sterling Shepard's (concussion) head injury and lingering symptoms "a serious injury." Shurmur wouldn't say if the team is considering shutting Shepard down for the rest of the season, but it sounds like it's a possibility. Shepard already has two concussions this year and was cleared from the protocol late last week before suffering a setback on Saturday. He's a long shot to play in Week 10 against the Jets, and it's unknown if he'll be able to play again this year. His absence is continued good news for both Golden Tate and Darius Slayton, although Tate is the only consistent wide receiver in New York for fantasy purposes. You can consider dropping Shepard in shallow leagues if you have more pressing needs.
The New York Giants have declared OL Eric Smith, QB Alex Tanney, WR Sterling Shepard, OG Chad Slade, LB Devante Downs, DE Chris Peace and DT R.J. McIntosh inactive for Week 9.
New York WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) is back in the concussion protocol and has been ruled out of the team's Week 9 game.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard has suffered two concussions this season, so the team will take a cautious approach with him. Fantasy players can monitor the situation to see when Shepard may return. Golden Tate and Evan Engram should be the main options in the passing game and can be starting options, while Darius Slayton could be a flex option in deeper leagues.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion) will not play on Monday night against the Cowboys. Shepard was limited in practices this week, but he told the training staff that he didn't feel well on Saturday and has been put back into the concussion protocol. He's suffered two concussions already this season and has been out for the last three games. It's a pretty serious setback for Shepard, and his timetable for a return is now up in the air. It's good news for slot man Golden Tate, who has been a target hog with Shepard injured. Darius Slayton found the end zone twice last week in the friendly matchup with Detroit, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect much in the tough divisional matchup against Dallas.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) practiced in full Saturday, Nov. 2.
Fantasy Spin: Sterling should be good to go for Monday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys. QB Daniel Jones has been struggling of late but the return of his best big-play threat should help. Sterling can be used as a WR3/flex option.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) researched concussions and sought out legal supplements during his three-game absence but has few concerns going forward. I don't need to play this game if I can't go out and be the player that I am,' Sherpard said.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard has had at least seven targets and five receptions in all four games that he's played this season, but the Giants' target tree has a few more branches now with the activation/emergence of WRs Golden Tate and Darius Slayton and TE Evan Engram's return from injury. Use Shepard as WR3/flex play if needed this week and see how it goes.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion) has cleared the league's concussion protocol and is set to return to action in Week 9 against the Cowboys on Monday night. It would be the first time that rookie quarterback Daniel Jones has all of Shepard, Saquon Barkley, Golden Tate and Evan Engram on the field at the same time in a game. It's great news for Jones and the Giants offense, but he'll still be a turnover-prone, middling QB2 in this divisional matchup. Shepard hasn't played since Oct. 6, and he'll return to being a shaky WR3 in this tough matchup with Dallas. His return will lower the ceiling of receivers Golden Tate and Darius Slayton.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 1.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard has cleared the concussion protocol and should be on the field for Week 9. He will have a role in the passing game and should receive a solid amount of targets. He has a chance to be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.
Fantasy Spin: The Giants are being cautious with Shepard since he has suffered two concussions this season. Fantasy players should know more about Shepard's status later in the week. He can be a possible starting option in some leagues if he is cleared to play.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.
Fantasy Spin: It was the first full practice for Shepard since he suffered his second concussion of the season Oct. 6, but he will still need medical clearance to return to game action. We'll continue to monitor the situation.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion) was a full participant in practice on Thursday, but he still needs final clearance from the league's concussion protocol in order to be active on Monday night against the Cowboys. Shepard has missed the last three games with his second concussion of the season. He's trending in the right direction to return this week, but it's still a bit up in the air. That makes him a risky WR3 target if he plays against a strong Dallas pass defense. If Shepard makes his return in the divisional matchup against the Cowboys, both Golden Tate and Darius Slayton will take a hit with their upside.