Sterling Shepard Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 5'10" / 201 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- February 10, 1993 (28)
- 6th Season
- 2016 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 40 (NYG)
Sterling Shepard News
New York Giants wide receivers Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton will compete for the No. 2 job in training camp behind Kenny Golladay. The Giants paid Golladay $72 million to be their top pass-catcher, so he should be expected to play around 90 percent of the offensive snaps. The No. 2 wide receiver role will be important, since the Giants are expected to use a lot of two-tight end formations. The Athletic's Dan Duggan expects Shepard to get more snaps than Slayton, but they could rotate based on matchups and situations with different skill sets. Rookie Kadarius Toney is expected to be brought along slowly. Shepard will be more attractive than Slayton in PPR leagues out of the slot, but that could change as the season goes on based on performance and whether Toney earns a bigger role as the season progresses.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard racked up 136 total yards and two touchdowns in the Giants' win over Dallas to keep their playoff hopes alive. Shepard got New York on the board early, taking a reverse 23 yards for a rushing touchdown. Shepard wasn't done there, however, as the former Oklahoma Sooner posted a season-high 112 receiving yards while adding a receiving touchdown. Shepard battled toe and shoulder injuries this season, but when he was on the field, he was a favorite target of Daniel Jones posting all three of his double-digit target games with Jones under center. Shepard finished the regular season with 58 catches on 80 targets for 544 yards and four total touchdowns.
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (ankle) and wide receiver Sterling Shepard (rib) were both among the players limited in practice on Wednesday, but they are both expected to play in the Week 17 must-win game against the division-rival Cowboys. Engram suffered his injury late in the Week 16 loss to the Ravens, so it's unclear how effective he'll be if he plays on Sunday. He had a healthy seven catches on 10 targets for 65 yards last week, though, and he should have TE1 upside if he suits up. Shepard found the end zone and led the team in receiving last week with nine catches for a season-high 77 yards. Against a Cowboys team allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to wideouts, Shepard could have another fine game for his fantasy managers as a WR3/flex. Shepard missed the first meeting with the Cowboys in 2020.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard caught 66 of 90 targets for 656 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games in 2020. Despite Shepard missing four games, he still managed to tie a career-high in receptions, a number that he originally set...