Giants Beat: 'Pretty clear' Sterling Shepard is No. 1 WR

Beat writer Ralph Vacchiano said Sterling Shepard got the semi-big contract and now, with Odell Beckham gone, it's pretty clear he's the Giants' No. 1 receiver.

He's the best receiver the Giants have and their best bet for sustaining a passing game. If he takes a step back now that he's in the spotlight, the Giants' passing game isn't going to work at all.

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Fantasy Impact: 

Vacchiano didn't really hold back on Shepard despite naming him the top WR. He went on to say so far in his career Shepard's done nothing to suggest he's capable of being a top WR. He's been a possession-like slot receiver who sometimes erupts for a big game. But he needs to have those big games consistently now. We rank Shepard 41st on our WR list and available in the eighth round in 12-team leagues.

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