This will be Shepard's first contest since Week 2. He was a game-time decision today, so he could see his snaps limited in his first game back. Shepard was not exactly lighting the world on fire with his play when he was healthy, but there is no denying that his presence on the field should help to raise Daniel Jones' ceiling against a weak secondary.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas missed Thursday's practice session due to a hamstring injury.
The timetable of when Michael Thomas initially suffered the hamstring injury is in question, but what is not in doubt is that his chances of suiting up this weekend took a hit with his second straight missed session. He will likely need to log at least a limited session on Friday to be cleared to play against the Panthers. While Thomas may have been able to play hobbled with the high ankle sprain if the team let him, hamstring injuries are trickier, so the severity of the injury could be revealed by his participation level in tomorrow's practice. He will still be a WR1 option if he does suit up, although his floor will likely be too low to match his DFS salary.
This marks the second straight full practice session for Fournette. All signs point to Fournette being active for Week 7. He will be a clear backup to Ronald Jones in his first game back, but could see a value draining amount of touches if he can establish the 'hot hand'. However, if he starts slow, he may ride the pine for most of the contest behind a hot Ronald Jones.