Sterling Shepard
Wide Receiver
Ht: 5' 10" Wt: 201 Age: 26 Exp: 4 years College: Oklahoma Drafted: 2016 R2 40,
Posted: 7/30/2019 11:07 pm UTC
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (thumb) participated in live drills Tuesday, July 30, while wearing a yellow jersey and only being allowed to use one hand due to his broken thumb.
Huddle Up: That the Giants are being this reckless with their likely No. 1 receiver for at least the first four weeks of the season (while WR Golden Tate is expected to serve a suspension) is scary for his fantasy prospects. He's still not slated to miss regular-season games and this may be a promising sign, but he'll need to be monitored closely over the next month.
Posted: 7/27/2019 9:07 pm UTC
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (thumb) said he believes he will be ready for the start of the regular season.
Huddle Up: Shepard probably will not play in any preseason games because of his thumb injury but may be ready for Week 1. He is expected to be the top receiver for the Giants this season and has a chance to be a No. 3 fantasy receiver.
Posted: 7/26/2019 4:07 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (thumb) won't require surgery on his fractured thumb, and Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said Friday, July 26, that he expects Shepard to be able to play in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Something we'll definitely have our eye on this preseason as Shepard is projected to lead the Giants in targets with the offseason trade of fellow WR Odell Beckham Jr. As long as it looks like he'll be ready for the opener, value him as a WR3.
Posted: 7/25/2019 10:07 pm UTC
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (thumb) suffered a fractured thumb during practice Thursday, July 25, and will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.
Huddle Up: Shepard probably will miss a majority of training camp because of the injury and could be a question mark for Week 1, so fantasy players need to monitor the situation. He will be a big part of the passing game for the Giants this season and can be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver if healthy.
Posted: 6/29/2019 1:06 am UTC
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard was 'far and away the most dominant wide receiver' during spring practices and minicamp, according to Matt Lombardo of NJ.com.
Huddle Up: With Odell Backham Jr. out of the picture, Shepard should emerge as the go-to target in the passing attack. He's a solid bet to deliver WR3 production, and his ceiling is even higher with decent quarterback play.
Posted: 6/05/2019 10:06 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Shepard likely will have a bigger role in the passing game with Odell Beckham Jr. no longer on the roster. He has been a solid fantasy option over the last few years and can be a No. 3 receiver in most leagues.
Posted: 4/14/2019 2:04 am UTC
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard said he is ready to be a leader in the locker room and on the field in 2019.
Huddle Up: With Odell Beckham Jr. out of the picture, Shepard and Golden Tate figure to be the go-to weapons for Eli Manning next season. Whether or not Manning's play can allow either player to produce consistent numbers remain to be seen, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see Shepard emerge as a WR3.
Posted: 4/10/2019 9:04 pm UTC
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard received a four-year, $41 million contract extension Wednesday, April 10, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Shepard is New York's No. 1 wideout with Odell Beckham gone. He's put together three reasonable successful campaigns and is looking to attain a career year in his new role. As such, expect him to finish in WR2 range if he stays healthy.
Posted: 4/05/2019 2:04 am UTC
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard is expected to see more snaps on the outside in 2019 with WR Golden Tate playing mainly in the slot.
Huddle Up: While Odell Beckham Jr. is out of the picture, Shepard will now have to contend with Tate for targets while learning a new role. Throw in the suspect play of Eli Manning, and Shepard is best viewed as a WR4.
Posted: 12/31/2018 12:12 am UTC
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard finished with four receptions for 67 yards on nine targets in Week 17 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Shepard's production was a bit erratic in 2018, but he still turned in 66 catches for 872 yards and four touchdowns. He will always be in the shadow of Odell Beckham Jr. as long as he is healthy, but Shepard can still be a decent WR4 or flex fantasy option in 2019. It would be amazing to see his potential with a little bit better quarterback play.
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