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Sterling Shepard | Wide Receiver | #87

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/10/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 203
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2016 / Rd. 2 (40) / NYG
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Sterling Shepard caught 3-of-5 passes for 24 yards in Week 2 against the Cowboys.
Shepard finished behind Odell Beckham, Evan Engram, and Saquon Barkley in targets. He missed some time this week with a back injury, but it wasn't a factor in his quiet night. Shepard won't be more than a WR4 for next week's game against the Texans. Sep 16 - 11:51 PM

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Sterling Shepard (back) is active for Week 2 against the Cowboys.

Shepard was removed from the injury report Friday, so his status wasn't in doubt. The Giants inactives are LB Olivier Vernon, QB Kyle Lauletta, S Kamrin Moore, CB Michael Jordan, LB Tae Davis, C Evan Brown, and C Spencer Pulley
Sep 16 - 7:05 PM

Sterling Shepard (back) wasn't listed on the Giants' Week 2 injury report.

Shepard was limited Wednesday but practiced fully the last two days. He was held to 48 yards in a tough opening day matchup with Jacksonville. Shepard is our No. 46 receiver play for Week 2.
Sep 14 - 6:57 PM

Sterling Shepard (back) expects to get in a full practice Thursday.

Shepard was limited on Wednesday after his back tightened up, but there never appeared to be any real concern. He will be ready to face the Cowboys on Sunday night.
Sep 13 - 12:04 PM

Sterling Shepard (back) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

He should be fine for Week 2 against the Cowboys. Shepard hauled in 5-of-7 targets for 48 yards in Week 1 and doesn't jump off the page as anything more than a WR4. However, this is a good matchup after facing the Jaguars.
Sep 12 - 3:51 PM

Sterling Shepard hauled in 5-of-7 targets for 48 yards in the Giants' Week 1 loss to the Jaguars.

Shepard looked on his way to a good game with four catches for 38 yards at the half, but he only managed one reception after the break. Odell Beckham is going to dominate targets in this offense -- he had 15 in this game -- but Shepard should find more success in easier matchups. He gets one next week in Dallas.
Sep 9 - 4:22 PM

Sterling Shepard caught 7-of-7 targets for 78 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Jets.

Shepard closes the book on the preseason with 10 catches for 114 yards. Although Eli Manning is in a full-on fade, his No. 2 receiver is looking like a fantasy bargain at his current ADP of WR49.
Aug 24 - 11:13 PM

Eli Manning said Sterling Shepard is "primed for a big year."

Injuries limited Shepard in what should have been a big 2017, but he came back strong this offseason. "I thought Sterling had a great camp during the spring," Manning said. "I think he's primed for a big year." Targets will be a concern with Odell Beckham back healthy, Saquon Barkley in the backfield, and Evan Engram continuing to develop, but Shepard is still worth a look at his double-digit ADP.
Jul 10 - 11:10 AM

Sterling Shepard has seen "significantly more" snaps on the outside during the offseason program.

According to PFF, Shepard ran 86.1 percent of his routes out of the slot in 2016 and 83.8 percent last season, but it sounds like his usage will change under new coach Pat Shurmur. "I’ve been doing a lot on the outside," Shepard said. "I feel like I’ve proven that I can play outside and just try to handle my business. I know that I can play outside, and we will soon see." Shepard has the talent to succeed no matter where he lines up, and he is locked-in as the No. 2 receiver behind Odell Beckham. That is enough to give him some appeal in the double-digit rounds.
Source: ESPN
May 31 - 11:04 AM

Sterling Shepard (neck) is inactive for Week 17 against the Redskins.

Shepard should have taken over as the Giants' No. 1 receiver after both Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall were lost for the season in Week 5, but he suffered an ankle injury of his own that week which cost him two games, lost another two to a migraine issue, and sat out the season finale because of a neck injury. Shepard did have a few big games including an 11/139/1 performance against the Eagles in Week 15, but his 59/731/2 season total is disappointing considering the opportunity he was gifted. With Marshall unlikely to return, Shepard should serve as the No. 2 receiver in what will hopefully be an improved offense next season.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 01:29:00 PM

Sterling Shepard (neck) is out for Week 17 against the Redskins.

Evan Engram (ribs) and Tavarres King (concussion) are also out. It leaves Roger Lewis, Travis Rudolph, Hunter Sharp, and Rhett Ellison as Eli Manning's main weapons. Shepard missed five games this season and finishes his sophomore campaign with a 59-731-2 line after scoring eight times as a rookie.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 12:29:00 PM

Sterling Shepard (neck) did not practice Thursday.

Shepard also sat out Wednesday after picking up a neck injury late in the Week 16 loss. With Evan Engram and Tavarres King also questionable, the Giants could have an extremely thin pass-catching corps in the season finale.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 12:11:00 PM

Sterling Shepard (neck) did not practice Wednesday.

Shepard and Evan Engram (ribs) are both banged up coming out of Week 16. Neither practiced Wednesday. The Giants are an offense to avoid Week 17.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 03:46:00 PM

Sterling Shepard suffered a neck injury in Week 16 against Arizona.

Shepard went down late in the fourth quarter and didn't return. It's a concerning injury with Shepard's history of migraines. It would be surprising if the Giants didn't shut him down for the season.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 08:24:00 PM

Sterling Shepard caught 11-of-16 targets for 139 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 15 loss to the Eagles.

Shepard has battled ankle, hamstring, and migraine problems throughout the season, and so it was fair to wonder about his health after he drew just three targets in last week's loss to the Cowboys despite playing almost all of the Giants' offensive snaps. Shepard put those fears to bed in a dominant effort, torching the Eagles' secondary for a 5/99/1 receiving line in the first quarter alone. Shepard will be an upside WR2 play when the Giants visit Arizona in Week 16. The Cardinals struggle badly versus slot receivers.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 05:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Eli Manning
2Kyle Lauletta
3Alex Tanney
RB1Saquon Barkley
2Jonathan Stewart
3Wayne Gallman
4Robert Martin
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Saquon Barkley
3RB1Saquon Barkley
2Wayne Gallman
FB1Elijhaa Penny
WR11Odell Beckham
2Cody Latimer
3Stacy Coley
WR21Sterling Shepard
2Russell Shepard
3Kaelin Clay
WR31Cody Latimer
TE1Evan Engram
2Rhett Ellison
3Scott Simonson
LT1Nate Solder
LG1Will Hernandez
C1Jon Halapio
2Evan Brown
3Spencer Pulley
RG1Patrick Omameh
2John Greco
RT1Ereck Flowers
2Chad Wheeler
K1Aldrick Rosas