Russell Shepard, WR Carolina Panthers

General Info

  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 195 lbs
  • DOB: 11-17-1990
CAR Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (ankle) lost for year

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 4:07pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Panthers’ worst fears were confirmed with additional medical tests on Curtis Samuel‘s injured left ankle Tuesday. The rookie will miss the rest of the season, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, after being diagnosed with ligament damage.

The Panthers have only four other receivers on their active roster – Devin Funchess, Russell Shepard, Kaelin Clay and Brenton Bersin — but Damiere Byrd is eligible to come off injured reserve for the team’s game against the Saints on Dec. 3. Byrd broke his forearm in Week 4.

Fantasy Impact:

Samuel, a second-round pick, twisted his right ankle in the preseason. He missed Thursday’s practice after tweaking it.

Scouting Report

Week 9 vs. Atlanta Falcons

Shepard had his moments with the Bucs last season, catching 23 passes for 341 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a limited role. He should get more of an opportunity starting this week after the Panthers traded Kelvin Benjamin to the Bills, giving Shepard some long-term upside.

This week, we have Shepard ranked as a low-end WR3 option in most leagues with upside against a very average Falcons pass defense that is tied for 16th in the league in passing touchdowns allowed. Shepard will be challenged by rookie Curtis Samuel for playing time, but he possesses more outside skills than the rookie and should earn the WR2 spot on the team.

2017 Strength of Schedule - CAR
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
11
@SF
17
BUF
3
NO
27
@NE
16
@DET
22
PHI
12
@CHI
31
@TB
5
ATL
21
MIA
BYE26
@NYJ
3
@NO
15
MIN
29
GB
31
TB
5
@ATL

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1@SF2531226.500000-11.313.320/6729.9%
2BUF16026.000000-0.61.634/6850.0%
3NO0000-0000-0.00.038/5964.4%
4@NE1130113.000000-1.32.335/6355.6%
5@DET215027.500000-1.53.538/6657.6%
6PHI212066.000000-1.23.252/8263.4%
7@CHI2200310.000000-2.04.037/7251.4%
8@TB1140114.000000-1.42.430/6546.2%
9ATL0002-1110011.001.11.138/6558.5%
10MIA3400713.330000-4.07.044/7757.1%
11BYE--------------
Per game1.4017.300.102.6012.360.101.100011.002.443.8436.60/68.4053.40%
Totals1417312612.361110011.0024.438.4366/68453.40%
Previous Games vs. NYJ
SeasonWeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
20131@NYJ--------------
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