WR Russell Shepard - New York Giants
|6-1, 196||Born: 9-17-1990||College: LSU||Drafted: ---|
Week 15: vs Miami Dolphins
FBG says: Good matchup. While rookie Daniel Jones missed the team's game last weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles due to an ankle injury, he reportedly will step back into his starting role immediately when his health permits. Whether it be Jones or Eli Manning under center, New York's passing attack has been a high-volume unit lacking efficiency, ranking 8th in the league in total pass attempts, but just 28th in net yards per attempt. While the team's receiving corps is banged up, rookie Darius Slayton's recent emergence has been encouraging. Over the last month, Slayton leads the team in targets, receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. Slayton is an impressive downfield threat, making his significant volume through the air especially valuable for fantasy purposes. Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate are finally both healthy, but even with all three receivers available, Slayton has been the unexpected number-one option through the air recently. The Miami Dolphins defend limited volume through the air, as their opponents rarely need to air it out to gain the upper hand, but when they do, Miami offers little resistance. The Dolphins rarely apply pressure to opposing quarterbacks, with just a 7.0-percent hurry rate this season, the second-lowest of any team in the NFL. Overall, they have allowed a stunning 31-to-9 touchdown-to-interception ratio, one of the worst in the league. On the season, the Dolphins have only faced one passing attack (the Philadelphia Eagles two weeks ago) that surpassed 40 pass attempts, yet they've allowed multi-touchdown performances through the air in 11 out of 13 games. The pass-defending personnel on Miami's roster resembles that of a bottom-feeding defense. With Xavien Howard, the team's number-one cornerback, out with an injury, Miami's patchwork secondary featuring Nik Needham, Jomal Wiltz, Eric Rowe, and Adrian Colbert is one of the weakest in the league. The Dolphins' secondary has allowed a 100-yard receiver in 4 consecutive games, and 7 overall on the season. The New York Giants' struggling passing attack is primed for one of their strongest performances of the season here in Week 15 in an elite matchup.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Russell Shepard's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
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|15||vs Miami Dolphins|
|16||@ Washington Redskins|
|17||vs Philadelphia Eagles|