WR Russell Shepard - New York Giants
|6-1, 196||Born: 9-17-1990||College: LSU||Drafted: ---|
He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
General News (Sat Oct 20): partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this week.
General News (Fri Oct 19): partially participated in Friday's practice.
General News (Thu Oct 18): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
Week 7: at Atlanta Falcons
FBG says: Great matchup. Eli Manning looks like his days are numbered in New York. Saddled with declining arm strength and a poor pass-blocking line, Manning is routinely forced into a quick-hitting, small-ball approach. As a result, his completion rate is way up (a career-best 68.7%), but his throws are having little impact. His 10.5 yards per completion rank 27th out of 35 qualifiers, and he's managed just 6 touchdowns over 6 games. It's hampering coach Pat Shurmur's desired splash-play game, and handcuffing Odell Beckham Jr. tremendously. The superstar wideout has topped 100 yards 3 times, but landed at 60 or fewer in each of the other 3. He's a weekly WR1 in fantasy, of course, but it's hard to project him for the massive plays he's known for (just 6 catches of 20 yards or more). The cause should be helped by the return of dynamic tight end Evan Engram, but these don't look like temporary problems. Until Manning is benched - which should happen at some point during this lost season - expect more of the same dink-and-dunk football that relies upon Beckham, Engram, and Saquon Barkley to break off huge gains. Of all the Falcons' injury losses thus far, their most backbreaking might be that of free safety Ricardo Allen. The emerging ballhawk has left a huge hole in the middle of the secondary, and quarterbacks are taking advantage, averaging a stunning 343 yards since Week 1. Cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford remain above-average cover men, but they get no help in the deep zones and struggle to contain downfield receivers. Wideouts are averaging a wild 13.6 yards per catch in this matchup since Week 1. But the most devastating numbers have come out of opposing backfields. Thus far, they've already allowed 3 different running backs to produce 75 receiving yards or more - and 2 of those topped 100. That's a bizarre trend, but it's an illustration of how badly the Falcons are being beaten on every level. They miss their safeties downfield, and they miss Deion Jones, one of the league's premier cover linebackers, in the flats.
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.
Latest NewsGiants | Week 7 injury report for Giants (Sat Oct 20, 01:32 PM) - New York Giants WR Jawill Davis (concussion) did not participate in practice Saturday, Oct. 20, and has been ruled out for Week 7. OG Patrick Omameh (knee) did not practice and is listed as questionable. WR Russell Shepard (neck) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. TE Rhett Ellison (foot), OT Nate Solder (neck) and LB Olivier Vernon (ribs) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report. link to story Giants | Friday practice report for Giants (Fri Oct 19, 03:53 PM) - New York Giants WR Jawill Davis (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 19. WR Russell Shepard (neck) and OT Nate Solder (neck) were limited during practice. TE Rhett Ellison (foot) and LB Olivier Vernon (ribs) fully participated in practice. link to story Giants | Thursday practice report for Giants (Thu Oct 18, 03:39 PM) - New York Giants WR Russell Shepard (neck), OT Nate Solder (neck) and LB Olivier Vernon (ribs) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 18. TE Rhett Ellison (foot) fully participated in practice. link to story Giants | Week 6 New York Giants inactives (Thu Oct 11, 06:57 PM) - The New York Giants have declared WR Russell Shepard, DL John Jenkins, CB Kamrin Moore, TE Evan Engram, C Evan Brown, QB Kyle Lauletta and TE Rhett Ellison inactive for Week 6. link to story Giants | Wednesday status report for Giants (Wed Oct 10, 01:55 PM) - New York Giants WR Russell Shepard (neck) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10, and is out for Week 6. TE Rhett Ellison (foot) was limited and is questionable. PK Aldrick Rosas (quadriceps) and DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) were limited but will play. LB Connor Barwin (knee), WR Jawill Davis (shoulder) and DE Josh Mauro (groin) participated fully. link to story More News
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