College: Oklahoma | 4 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 196 lbs
Birth Date: 2/10/1993
Depth Chart: WR2.1
2019 Bye Week: 11
Questionable - 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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New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard appears to be making progress but still needs to be cleared by doctors before playing in a game. He will be working with a new quarterback if he is active for Week 3 and could be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard continues to work his way back from a concussion he suffered in Week 1. He was on the field at practice Wednesday but was in a non-contact jersey, which suggests he has still not reached the final step in the league's concussion policy. His presence would be a boost to rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, but we need to see him practice in full before even thinking about putting him into any fantasy lineups.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) is practicing in a non-contact jersey Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Fantasy Spin: If Shepard is good to go, he is a flex option to consider against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Daniel Jones under center.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) is still going through the concussion protocol but has been cleared to practice in a non-contact jersey.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard needs to be cleared by doctors before he is allowed to play, so fantasy players should monitor his practice participation this week. He is the team's top receiver when he is healthy but may only be a No. 3 fantasy receiver or flex option when he returns.
The New York Giants have declared TE Garrett Dickerson, QB Alex Tanney, WR Sterling Shepard, WR Darius Slayton, RB Paul Perkins, OG Chad Slade and OL Eric Smith inactive for Week 2.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion), WR Darius Slayton (hamstring) and TE Garrett Dickerson (quad) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills. WR Cody Latimer (calf) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday, Sept. 13, and is listed as questionable. LB Markus Golden (hip), DL Dexter Lawrence (shoulder) and OG Kevin Zeitler (shoulder) all participated fully in practice Friday and have been removed from the injury report.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) on Friday, Sept. 14, was ruled out of the team's Week 2 game vs. the Buffalo Bills as he recovers from a concussion sustained in the season opener.
Fantasy Spin: The run of bad news has extended into the season for the Giants' WR corps, and hopefully Shepard owners already had a backup plan in place. Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler and Russell Shepard now top the N.Y. WR depth chart with Golden Tate serving a suspension, but also should mean TE Evan Engram maintains a strong share of the team's targets.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 2 against the Bills. That was the expectation, as Shepard had yet to be cleared to practice this week. With Golden Tate still serving a suspension and now Shepard ruled out, the G-Men will likely use Bennie Fowler, Russell Shepard and Cody Latimer in three-receiver sets against a Buffalo defense that is very good at shutting down the passing game. It doesn't bode well for the Giants offense as a whole this Sunday, and they'll likely lean heavily on running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Evan Engram. Hopefully Shepard can get cleared ahead of Week 3. Make sure you remove him from your starting lineups.
New York Giants wide receivers Sterling Shepard (concussion) and Cody Latimer (calf) both missed practice on Thursday. As things stand now, it's not looking good for Shepard's chances of suiting up in Week 2 in a very difficult matchup against the Bills. With Latimer also questionable to play, the G-Men may be sending out Bennie Fowler, Russell Shepard and Cody Core in three-receiver sets. Yuck. Expect running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Evan Engram to be heavily targeted. Buffalo's defense/special teams has high-end potential this weekend.
New York Giants WR Cody Latimer (calf), WR Sterling Shepard (concussion), WR Darius Slayton (hamstring) and TE Garrett Dickerson (quad) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 12. DL Dexter Lawrence (shoulder) was limited, while OG Kevin Zeitler (shoulder) and LB Markus Golden (hip) were upgraded to full participation.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) was out of practice working on the side Thursday, Sept. 12, for the second straight day.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard is working through the concussion protocol and fantasy GMs will likely need to monitor his progress through Saturday to see if he's taken enough strides to play in Week 2.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) is working to the side Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard had six grabs for 42 yards in Week 1, and he can run as a solid WR3 against the Buffalo Bills if healthy.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion) is on the field going through protocol steps on Wednesday and looks to be in good spirits. Shepard might be limited in practice, at best, but it's a good sign for his availability in Week 2 against the Bills. Even if Shepard plays, though, he'll be more of a risky WR4 against one of the better defenses against the pass. If he's forced to sit out, it'll mean more targets for Bennie Fowler, Cody Latimer and tight end Evan Engram. Keep track of Shepard's practice status throughout the week.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) has been diagnosed with a concussion and is going through the concussion protocol.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard will need medical clearance in order to play in Week 2, so fantasy players should monitor the situation during the week. He had a decent role in the passing game in Week 1 and could be a No. 3 receiver this week if he plays despite the tough matchup.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (head) 'may be dealing with a concussion,' according to head coach Pat Shurmur.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard will almost certainly be placed in the league's concussion protocol - if he hasn't been put there already - and cannot be counted on to play in Week 2. With Golden Tate still sidelined, the Giants could be down to Cody Latimer and Bennie Fowler as their starting wideouts in Week 2. If that happens, Evan Engram could be even busier than he was in the opener when he saw 14 targets.
New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said that wide receiver Sterling Shepard (head) "may be dealing with a concussion." The team will likely put him through the concussion protocol this week, and we won't have an idea of whether he'll suit up in Week 2 against the Bills until his practice status is released later this week. The 26-year-old caught six of his seven targets for 42 yards in the Week 1 loss to the Cowboys. Shepard is shaping up as a risky fantasy option in a tough matchup against the Bills. If he's inactive, Bennie Fowler, Cody Latimer and tight end Evan Engram will be the main pass-catchers for quarterback Eli Manning.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard caught six of his seven targets for 42 yards in a 35-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard finished third on the team in targets, but a lack of big plays resulted in an ordinary stat line. He should have a steady role in the offense, but WR3 numbers are probably his ceiling.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard caught six passes against the Cowboys on Sunday but didnt do much of fantasy relevance with them. He finished the day with 42 yards receiving, which would have been OK in PPR leagues, but he was targeted less than Cody Latimer, and the lack of downfield passes thrown his way might suggest a lower ceiling than many were hoping for. Its not time to panic and cut bait after one game, especially one in which the Giants threw 48 times, but the road wont get easier next week if the Bills decide to shadow him with cornerback TreDavious White.
New York Giants wide receiverSterling Shepard will likely be an overlooked option in Week 1. The Cowboys have a stellar defense, and their young corners Byron Jones and Chidobe Awuzie were impressive last year. However, their linebackers are even better and are likely to limit tight end Evan Engram, so quarterback Eli Manning's passes will have to go somewhere. Dont expect a massive week from Shepard, but he has PPR upside since hes a good bet to end up as the top option in a Giants passing attack that will need to throw a lot in order to have a chance.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (thumb) is 'good to go' for Week 1, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com.
Fantasy Spin: New York's passing attack is going to limit his upside, but Shepard should still be a volume-based WR3.