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.