WR Sterling Shepard - New York Giants
|5-10, 194||Born: 2-10-1994||College: Oklahoma||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2016|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 18): Shepard is practicing again out of the bye. If he can stay on the field, he'll face some weak pass defenses from Weeks 13-16.
Week 12: at Chicago Bears
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Sterling Shepard's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 5 vs MIN (10 / 5 / 49 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)
Sterling Shepard had an average day by his standards for the Giants but it could have been so much better as misplays by Jones left scores on the field. He broke free and was completely open down the sideline in the first quarter for an easy potential touchdown on a big pass play but his quarterback overthrew him by a few yards. Shepard had some nice catches over the middle, diving for some and making the first man miss occasionally. He could have had another touchdown in the redzone as he was wide open again but a high ball forced a jump and he landed out of bounds. Jones forced a deep ball in Shepard's direction late but he was not open. He took a big hit over the middle and managed to hold onto it which was impressive and demonstrates his strong catching ability. Jones looked Shepard's way a lot and the two clearly have some chemistry. If his young quarterback can be slightly more accurate, Shepard could see some big games sporadically.
2019 Week 4 vs WAS (9 / 7 / 76 / 0 rec, 1 / 23 / 0 rush)
Shepard was getting out at will with good releases out the slot, and came through on an early fourth down on a drive that set the tone for the game. He got a big gain on an end around and was Daniel Jones primary target on third down, usually with good results. He had a good sense of where the first down marker was and should continue to be a primary read even after Golden Tate returns. Shepard even broke a tackle to get extra yards on a slant.
2019 Week 3 vs TB (9 / 7 / 100 / 1 rec, 2 / 21 / 0 rush)
Sterling Shepard played very well on Sunday and looks to have excellent chemistry with his new young quarterback. The duo were hooking up on plays down the field and when Jones had to buy time in the pocket. Shepard got open all over the field and Jones was keeping a keen eye on his slot receiver. Shepard was open at one point down the field but Jones overthrew him slightly. He got a two point conversion in the endzone on an out route where he was able to get big separation. Shepard even had a big gain on the ground, getting the ball in space as he ran toward the sideline for a first down. He made an excellent grab on a perfectly placed ball from Jones in the second half for his touchdown grab in the endzone. The pass was placed just far enough away from the defender but still within his grasp from the sideline. On several occasions, he managed to unravel and escape from the defense along the sideline, giving his quarterback a massive window to throw into to keep the chains moving. Shepard's reliable hands from the slot will be key in the development of Jones and he has #3 receiver potential in PPR leagues as a result.
2019 Week 1 vs DAL (7 / 6 / 42 / 0 rec)
Sterling Shepard caught a lot of balls but these were very short plays that didn't give him much to work with. Dallas played prevent defense in a lot of this game thanks to their massive lead. This allowed Shepard to secure easy curl routes and quick grabs from the line of scrimmage. Sterling and the Giants passing attack rarely threatened however. He got some slants/quick outs and curls and was good at finding space for his QB. Shepard had a shot at a touchdown in the redzone on a slant play. The coverage from Dallas was excellent however the DB was close enough to break up the pass. Shepard didn't threaten apart from this. The Giants passing game is mediocre and Engram will get a lot of the targets. Shepard will have a few games where he gets a lot of balls, valuable in PPR, but predicting those will be tough and he will have many quiet games like this also. He was diagnosed with a concussion after the game.
Latest NewsGiants | Sterling Shepard still in concussion protocol (Wed Nov 20, 01:28 AM) - 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. link to story Giants | Sterling Shepard back at practice (Mon Nov 18, 11:20 AM) - New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) returned to practice Monday, Nov. 18. link to story Giants | Week 10 New York Giants inactives (Sun Nov 10, 11:37 AM) - The New York Giants have declared TE Evan Engram, QB Alex Tanney, WR Sterling Shepard, OT Mike Remmers, OG Chad Slade, OG Jon Halapio and DE Chris Peace inactive for Week 10. link to story Giants | Week 10 injury report for Giants (Fri Nov 8, 03:29 PM) - 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. Our View: The Giants injuries on offense would be especially worrisome, except that they are playing the Jets hapless defense this week.
link to story Giants | Sterling Shepard to miss another game (Fri Nov 8, 12:16 PM) - 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. link to story More News
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