WR Sterling Shepard - New York Giants

5-10, 194Born: 2-10-1994College: OklahomaDrafted: Round 2, pick 40 (2016)

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Summary

Shepard has been a productive contributor in three seasons but has yet to emerge as a game-breaker. With Odell Beckham gone, Shepard will have the best opportunity of his career to emerge as a No. 1 receiver, although he'll have to share the limelight with free agent Golden Tate. Giants ownership rewarded Shepard with a 4-year, $40 million extension this offseason which is a testament to their confidence in his continued improvement. He'll need to improve across the board to make up for his departed teammate as he ranks outside the top-40 in yards-after-the-catch and catch rate through three seasons. (May 1)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 36, 31, 35, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 42, 43, 47
WR Redraft PPR - 39, 32, 34, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 40, 43, 45, 67
WR Dynasty - 42, 37, 40, 42, 44, 53

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2016 NYG 16 3 31 0 105 65 683 8
2017 NYG 11 4 4 0 84 59 731 2
2018 NYG 16 3 33 0 107 66 872 4
2019 PROJ-Dodds 16.0 3.0 * * 61.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 3.0 * * 67.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 3.0 * * 65.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 3.0 * * 52.3 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Sterling Shepard's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 89
WR: 35
Overall-PPR: 86
WR-PPR: 34

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Footballguys Articles

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  Alessandro Miglio - June 12
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  Matt Waldman - May 26
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Best Ball: DRAFT ADP Cheat Sheet
  James Brimacombe - May 14
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  James Brimacombe - May 14
Dynasty Trade Value Chart: May - Footballguys
  Dan Hindery - May 1

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Latest News

Giants | Sterling Shepard the go-to target? (Sat Jun 8, 10:14 PM) - New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard averaged 7.7 targets in four games without Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. last year compared to 6.1 targets in 12 games with Beckham, and Jordan Raanan of ESPNNewYork.com believes Shepard will the the No. 1 option in the passing attack ahead of WR Golden Tate in 2019.

Our View: It's hard to say who will be the most reliable fantasy option out of Shepard, Tate, and Evan Engram, and could change from game to game. We'll be monitoring the development of Daniel Jones closely, because the #6 pick could be taking over the quarterback job from Eli Manning this year, and maybe sooner than later.
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Giants | Sterling Shepard misses practice (Wed Jun 5, 06:41 PM) - New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (wrist) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 5, because of a wrist injury, but head coach Pat Shurmur said Shepard will be fine.

Our View: It sounds like a non-issue here. With Odell Beckham gone, Shepard will have the best opportunity of his career to emerge as a No. 1 receiver for the Giants. Shepard has a current ADP of WR40 (9.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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2019 Schedule

1@ Dallas Cowboys
2vs Buffalo Bills
3@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4vs Washington Redskins
5vs Minnesota Vikings
6@ New England Patriots
7vs Arizona Cardinals
8@ Detroit Lions
9vs Dallas Cowboys
10@ New York Jets
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ Chicago Bears
13vs Green Bay Packers
14@ Philadelphia Eagles
15vs Miami Dolphins
16@ Washington Redskins
17vs Philadelphia Eagles