• Sterling Shepard
  • WR
  • , New York Giants
  • 27
  • 194 lbs
  • 5' 10"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
The Giants gave Shepard $41 million after signing Golden Tate to a deal worth almost $38 million, so it looks like this will be a 1a/1b situation in terms of targets, and since Tate is typically a high-target player, he could out-target Shepard this season. Shepard’s production certainly increased when Odell Beckham was sidelined. In 11 games over the last three seasons without Beckham, Shepard averaged 5.3 catches for 68 yards and 0.18 touchdowns. Those are low-end WR2 numbers and he would have some upside from there if he simply posted his three-year touchdown rate of 0.33 per game. That would make him a solid fantasy WR2. The primary issue is Tate and how many of Beckham’s targets he’ll soak up. Beckham averaged 10.4 targets per game in the last three seasons while Tate averaged 7.5 T/G in his last two seasons with the Lions. Shepard averaged 6.3 T/G with Beckham in the lineup and 8.5 T/G without. With the Giants likely to go run-heavy, will Shepard get enough volume to post fantasy WR2 numbers? He has been a solid fantasy WR3 with Beckham in the lineup and that’s about where he’s being drafted right now. The other red flag is that Eli Manning’s production is tailing off.

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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

NYG WR Sterling Shepard - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Sterling Shepard has been in and out of the lineup all season, but he’s been fairly productive when active. Last week, he caught all six balls thrown his way for 76 yards and a touchdown. He’s averaging 8.1 targets per game and has managed to score twice over his last four games. Shepard is the most reliable receiving option in New York and has a high floor in PPR formats when healthy.

The Eagles rank 17th in aFPA to opposing wide receivers this year and really struggle at both cornerback positions, giving Shepard significant upside this week. If he can continue to get the targets he’s been getting all year, he should be able to do some damage and in a good matchup, he has WR2 upside, particularly in PPR formats.

2019 Strength of Schedule - NYG
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
17
@DAL
9
BUF
29
@TB
20
WAS
22
MIN
2
@NE
16
ARI
31
@DET
17
DAL
28
@NYJ
BYE7
@CHI
11
GB
14
@PHI
32
MIA
20
@WAS
14
PHI

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

2019 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1@DAL642077.000000-4.210.268/6998.6%
2BUF--------------
3@TB71001914.292210010.5018.125.162/6595.4%
4WAS7760910.861230023.009.916.970/7889.7%
5MIN5490109.801-200-2.004.79.756/6981.2%
6@NE--------------
7ARI--------------
8@DET--------------
9DAL--------------
10@NYJ--------------
11BYE--------------
12@CHI515093.001220022.003.78.757/6095.0%
13GB3401713.330000-10.013.057/6785.1%
14@PHI428077.0018008.003.67.648/5292.3%
15MIA911101112.330000-11.120.154/6879.4%
16@WAS6761612.670000-13.619.670/70100.0%
17PHI5390107.800000-3.98.966/7489.2%
Per game5.7057.600.308.5010.110.607.200012.008.2813.9860.80/67.2090.58%
Totals5757638510.116720012.0082.8139.8608/67290.58%