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Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Date of Birth:  02/10/1993
Age:  26
Height  5'10"
Weight:   194
College:  Oklahoma
Drafted:  2016 | Round 2 | Pick 40
Depth Chart:  Starter

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Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

The Giants have ruled out Sterling Shepard (concussion) for Week 6.

Shepard may reportedly miss an extended period of time after suffering his second concussion of the season, so Golden Tate will step up as the team’s clear No. 1 receiver with rookie Darius Slayton taking on an expanded role. It’s difficult to trust New York’s passing attack for a road matchup against New England’s suffocating secondary.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard is in concussion protocol.

Shepard briefly left yesterday's game to get looked at, but he returned. This morning, the Giants' No. 1 receiver reported concussion symptoms. Unfortunately, this is Shepard's second concussion this season, and he's almost certainly not going to play this Thursday night against the Patriots. Consider Shepard week-to-week for now, but this could be a lengthy absence for the Oklahoma product. This should mean more targets for Golden Tate, who played his first game of the season yesterday after a four-game suspension. Tate should be picked up wherever he's available.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard will play in Week 3.

The Giants said Shepard was close to getting cleared from concussion protocol, and he was officially cleared quickly after and is ready to go for Sunday against the Buccaneers. You might want to wait to see how the offense operates before you get Shepard into your fantasy lineup, but his value could get a boost with Daniel Jones under center. Consider Shepard a FLEX for Week 3.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (concussion) was officially limited in today's practice.

Shepard is at least making progress after missing Week 2 with his concussion, which is great to see. There's optimism that Shepard will be ready to go for this Sunday against the Buccaneers, but we'll update you on his practice status throughout the week.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 2.

Things seemed to be trending this way after Shepard missed the first two practices of the week, and it's not a good sign for Shepard that he's being ruled out ahead of the weekend. Hopefully Shepard is feeling better soon, but consider him questionable for Week 3 at Tampa Bay. With Cody Latimer (calf) questionable for this week, the Giants are extremely thin at receiver. Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley should both be set for a lot of work through the air against the Bills.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (concussion) remains out of practice.

Shepard is running out of time to get cleared for Sunday, as it appears he has not progressed in concussion protocol enough to participate in practice on a limited basis. It's possible the Giants just go ahead and rule Shepard out tomorrow if he's unable to get a limited practice in.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (concussion) did not practice today.

Shepard will hopefully be able to progress through concussion protocol and get up to a limited practice by tomorrow, but consider him 50/50 for Week 2 at the moment. The Giants are already thin at receiver even with Shepard.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard is in concussion protocol.

Shepard reported symptoms of a concussion after yesterday's game versus the Cowboys, and he does indeed have a concussion unfortunately. Hopefully Shepard is feeling better soon, but he'll need to get fully cleared before he can play this Sunday against the Bills. If Shepard is out, that'd likely mean even more work for Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (thumb) is now catching passes.

Shepard shed his non-contact and don't-throw-to jersey, and he says he's close to 100% from his fractured thumb. Entering his first season as the Giants' No. 1 wide receiver, Shepard will be ready to go for Week 1 and should provide both a solid season-long and weekly floor in 2019 fantasy leagues.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard has a fractured thumb.

The Giants say Shepard will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis. This is obviously unideal as the Giants are set to move forward with Shepard as their No. 1 receiver after handing him a new contract, but the good news is Shepard’s Week 1 status shouldn’t be in doubt. This could knock down his ADP slightly, making him a better value in fantasy drafts.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard is having an x-ray done on his thumb, according to Jordan Raanan.

This suggests that Shepard may have broken his thumb at practice, but hopefully it's just precautionary and the results come back negative. If the injury is serious, at least it happened early in camp instead of closer to the season, but Shepard would miss valuably time as he looks to enter the season as the team's clear No. 1 receiver. There should be an update soon.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

The Giants are finalizing a four-year extension with Sterling Shepard, according to Mike Garafolo.

It will be worth $41 million, which is certainly a nice chunk of change for the former second-round pick, especially considering New York signed Golden Tate—a similar talent—to a four-year deal worth $37.5 million in free agency. The team clearly believes both guys can play inside and outside, though, so we can expect a quick-strike passing attack to compliment Saquon Barkley and the running game. Shepard is still just 25 and is coming off a 66/872/4 line. This extension will make it less likely that the Giants spend a premium pick on the position in this month's draft—making Shepard and Tate both low-end WR2/FLEX options.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard catches four passes in Week 17.

Shepard gained 67 yards on his four receptions against the Cowboys, and he also had one carry for nine yards. Shepard's season ends with 66 receptions for 872 yards and four touchdowns along with three carries for 33 yards. The receptions and yardage marks were career-highs, but he was relatively boom/bust this season. Shepard will look to push for his first 1,000-yard season as he enters his fourth year in the league, and it's worth noting it'll be a contract year unless the Giants sign him to an extension this offseason.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard goes over 100 yards in Week 16 loss.

Shepard caught six passes for 113 yards, also adding a rush for negative-three yards. The time with Odell Beckham (quad) out of the lineup didn't start great for Shepard, but Sunday was a promising bounce back in a good spot. The 24-year-old will be a quality FLEX option in the season finale against Dallas.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard caught two passes for 37 yards in Sunday's loss.

Shepard was targeted nine times, but the passing attack struggled as weather impacted the game. Still, it's a concern that Shepard hasn't been able to do much of anything outside of a short touchdown in two games with Odell Beckham Jr (quad) out of the lineup, and fantasy owners can probably do better in Week 16.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard scores in win over the Redskins.

Shepard caught two passes for 17 yards, including a three-yard touchdown in the first half. Washington not being able to keep up definitely hurt, so it was good to see Shepard at least find the end zone for those who rolled with him in a spot start. Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) should return in Week 15, leaving Shepard as a low-floor FLEX against the Titans.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (rib) was officially a full participant in today's practice.

Shepard is good to go for Week 14 against the Redskins, which isn't surprising after he was able to play through the rib ailment last Sunday. Consider the third-year receiver an uninspiring FLEX option for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (rib) was limited in today's practice.

Shepard battled through the rib injury suffered last Sunday against the Bears, but he might not be a lock for Week 14. Check back in on his practice status the next two days.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard catches four passes in Week 13.

Shepard gained 28 yards on his four receptions in the Giants' overtime win versus the Bears. Shepard left briefly with a rib injury but is expected to be fine. He hasn't had a game over 40 yards receiving since Week 7.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (ribs) is back in the game for the Giants.

He's back in there in the third quarter, but he might be limited for the rest of the game.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (ribs) is questionable to return against the Bears.

Shepard was seen holding his rib area on the sideline, and he's officially questionable to return. We expect he'll be back, but we'll update you when more information becomes available.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard catches four passes in Week 12.

Shepard gained 37 yards on his four receptions against the Eagles, who held up well despite all their injuries at cornerback. Shepard has been held under 40 yards in each of the past four games after a very good start to the season, so he's a risky play next week against the Bears.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard catches both targets against the Bucs.

Shepard gained 22 yards on his two Week 12 receptions. The Giants threw just 18 passes, so it was difficult for Shepard to take advantage of the good matchup. He'll look to have a bigger game in another good matchup next week against the Eagles.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard catches game-winning touchdown in win over the Niners.

Shepard caught two passes for nine yards, with the highlight coming on a three-yard score to give New York a 27-23 victory with less than a minute remaining in the game. He also rushed once for 27 yards. The former second-round pick has had an up-and-down season so far this year, so perhaps the clutch play will boost him down the stretch. For Week 11, the Buccaneers are an attackable matchup, which makes Shepard a quality FLEX option.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard catches four passes against the Redskins.

Shepard gained 34 yards on his four receptions (eight targets) in the Giants' Week 8 loss. At the midway point in the season, Shepard is on pace for 80 receptions, 1,084 yards, and four touchdowns, and his current 13.6 yards per reception is the best of his career.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard leads the Giants in Week 7 receiving.

Shepard, like teammate Odell Beckham Jr., had his best game of the season against Atlanta's defense, catching five passes (on eight targets) for 167 yards, with a long of 58 yards. The third-year receiver was a big-play maven for Eli Manning throughout the night, which could lead to the confidence to take chances on more big plays down the field in the coming weeks. Shepard is in the FLEX conversation next week against the Redskins.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard caught three passes for 37 yards in Thursday night's loss to the Eagles.

Shepard saw a healthy seven targets facing a team he's had success against, but New York's passing attack was a mess in a 34-13 defeat. The 24-year-old came into the game with lines of 6/80/1, 10/77/1, and 4/75 over his previous three games, but he's still a volatile fantasy option for a 1-5 team. Shepard gets another good matchup in Week 7 against the Falcons, so we'll see if he can bounce back on Monday Night Football. Consider him a FLEX option in all formats.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard caught four passes for 75 yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

Shepard was second on the team with seven targets and has now gone for lines of 6/80/1, 10/77/1, and 4/75 over the past three weeks, but he's unfortunately had the negative influence of Odell Beckham Jr. rub off on him with a sideline meltdown. Nonetheless, the 24-year-old is locked in as at least a solid FLEX option for a quick turnaround for a Thursday Night Football matchup with the Eagles, and he would benefit from Philly potentially trying to take away Beckham to frustrate him.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (back) was a full participant in practice.

Shepard missed just one practice after getting a cyst removed from his back, and he’s ready to go for Week 5 against the Panthers. Shepard is playing well and is in the FLEX conversation in fantasy lineups.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (back) did not practice today.

Shepard has a procedure to remove a cyst from his back, and he's likely to miss tomorrow's practice too. However, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur says he thinks Shepard will be ready to go for Sunday against the Panthers. We'll update you with the third-year receiver's status throughout the rest of the week.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard scores in Week 4.

Shepard was effective and reliable for Eli Manning, catching all ten targets for 77 yards and a touchdown against the Saints. The score was a two-yarder, making it two straight weeks with a touchdown for Shepard. Through for games, the third-year receiver is on a 96/916/8 pace. He faces the Panthers in Week 5.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard scores in Week 3.

Shepard was targeted seven times against the Texans, catching six passes for 80 yards and a touchdown. The score was basically a game-sealer on a seven-yard in-breaking route in traffic, as it put the Giants up two possessions late in the fourth quarter. The third-year receiver has upside in a Week 4 matchup against the Saints.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard catches three passes against the Cowboys.

Shepard gained 24 yards on his three receptions (five targets) in the Sunday night loss. Shepard is off to a relatively slow start to the year with eight receptions for 72 yards through two games, but he should get going soon. Next week against Houston is a good matchup.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard catches five passes in Giants' loss.

Shepard gained 48 yards on his five receptions (seven targets). He'll have an easier matchup in Week 2 against the Cowboys, and he's in the FLEX conversation for that game.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

John Schmeelk of Giants.com believes Sterling Shepard is going to have a breakout season.

Schmeelk says the third-year receiver has been "unstoppable" in training camp so far, dominating in one-on-one situations, with route running that Schmeelk believes is "right there" with Odell Beckham Jr.'s. Shepard had a solid season in 2017, with 59 receptions for 731 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games, but injuries affected him throughout the year. If Shepard can stay healthy, he has the talent and opportunity to reach 1,000 yards for the Giants.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

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

Entering his third NFL season, Shepard is in a good spot for a potentially huge breakout season in 2018. Manning told NJ Advanced Media at the Gatorade Offense/Defense camp today that he "thought Sterling had a great camp during the spring. He's understanding the coverages, understanding the route combinations, he understands zone and man, and how to make little moves to get open against different techniques." Shepard has already been a reliable target for Manning his first two years in the NFL, catching 66.6% of his 184 targets while averaging 11.4 yards per reception; as a rookie, he had eight touchdowns. In a Pat Shurmur offense that had two receivers (Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs) play stellar football last season, Shepard has a chance to become a 1,000-yard receiver even with Odell Beckham Jr. alongside him on offense. Shepard is currently going outside the top 40 receivers in most fantasy drafts.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard has lined up on the outside "often" this spring.

For much of Shepard's first two seasons in the NFL, he's played a lot in the slot; but things could be changing in new head coach Pat Shurmur's offense. Shepard says that in Shurmur's offense "you kind of have to learn every single piece, because you can be moved around. Then when we're going fast, you can pretty much line up anywhere...you have to be able to run routes from the inside and outside." Shurmur is one of the best offensive coaches in football, and he'll put all his skill players in a position to make plays. Playing more outside could potentially lead to some bigger plays for Shepard this season. Shepard isn't going to come off the field often for the Giants, and he could be one of the better selections in the double-digit rounds of fantasy drafts this summer.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (neck) has been ruled out for the regular season finale.

The second-year receiver's season is done after 11 games in which he battled ankle injuries, and now this neck injury. Shepard's final stat line is 59 receptions for 731 yards and two touchdowns, so he was on pace for a 1,000-yard season based off his 11 games played—though number one receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was out for most of the season with his leg injury. Shepard was more explosive this season, but he didn't reach the end zone often as his eight-touchdown rookie season. The 2018 fantasy outlook for Shepard will be easier to determine when the new coaching staff is in place, but expect him to be a borderline FLEX option to start the season.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (neck) misses second straight practice.

It's now not looking good for Shepard's Week 17 status, but perhaps he'll be able to get at least a limited practice session in tomorrow. We'll see how he's listed when the official injury report for the game is released in the next 24 hours or so.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard, Giants get shutout in Week 16.

Shepard caught five passes for 45 yards against Arizona in the 23-0 loss. The second-year receiver will look to finish strong against the beatable Washington secondary next Sunday, but he won't be a reliable fantasy option with Eli Manning and Davis Webb potentially splitting time.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard goes off in loss to the Eagles.

The Giants threw the ball 57 times in the Week 15 loss, so there were plenty of opportunities for the second-year receiver to do some damage, and he did. Shepard was targeted a team-high 16 times, catching 11 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown. Mostly, Shepard worked as an underneath chain-mover for Eli Manning, but he took a shallow crossing route 67 yards to the house after he got a ton of separation off a pick that probably should've been called. It's possible Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson follows Shepard into the slot in Week 16, so he carries some risk as a FLEX option.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard gets three touches versus the Cowboys.

Shepard, who was entering the game with a hamstring issue, had one carry for -9 yards and two receptions (on three targets) for 16 yards. The second-year receiver is not a recommended fantasy option against Philadelphia next week.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (hamstring) is active against the Cowboys.

There was some concern about the second-year receiver's status heading into the weekend, but he'll be out there in Eli Manning's return to the starting lineup after a one-week absence. Consider him a FLEX option as the top wide receiver for the Giants, and you're probably hoping Manning has a very triumphant start in front of the hometown crowd in East Rutherford.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 14.

Shepard is shaping up as a true game-time call for the Giants this Sunday. Ideally, you'll have stronger options for your lineup for the first week of the fantasy playoffs, but Shepard's status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (hamstring) upgrades to limited on Thursday.

After missing the first practice of the week yesterday, the second-year receiver was out there as a limited participant today. He's trending in the right direction, but there's no guarantee he plays against the Cowboys. Check back in tomorrow to see how he's listed on the official injury report.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (hamstring) did not practice today.

It's only Wednesday, so there's no need to be too alarmed regarding Shepard's Week 14 status yet. But even with Eli Manning back in the lineup, Shepard would just be a FLEX option versus the Cowboys.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard gets six targets in Week 13.

Shepard caught three passes for 56 yards, including a long of 47 yards, versus the Raiders. While it wasn't an outstanding game, it was great to see Shepard back out on the field after he dealt with head injuries over the last couple of weeks. He's in the FLEX conversation for next week against Dallas.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard is not on the Week 13 injury report.

Thankfully, Shepard practiced all week and appears to be set to play on Sunday against the Raiders, barring a setback. The most important thing is the second-year receiver is feeling better, but for fantasy purposes he comes a decent option in lineups against a subpar Oakland secondary—even without Eli Manning starting for the Giants.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (illness) is officially inactive.

Shepard is still dealing with his migraine issue, so unfortunately this isn't a surprise. Make sure you get Shepard out of your fantasy lineup if he was in there ahead of tonight's matchup with the Redskins. Hopefully he starts to feel better soon and can put this issue behind him.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (illness) is unlikely to play tonight, according to Adam Schefter.

Schefter sites a source, but it's probably a lot of speculation, as Shepard's migraines have not allowed him to practice over the last two days. It's an unfortunate situation, and one that looks like it won't allow him to play in the Thanksgiving matchup tonight. We'll know for sure if Shepard is active or inactive by 7:00 PM ET.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (illness) is questionable for tomorrow night against the Redskins.

Shepard didn't practice again today, and the unfortunate migraine situation looks like it might keep him out for a second straight game. We hope Shepard feels better soon, and his game status will be known by 7:00 PM ET tomorrow.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (illness) did not practice today.

You have to feel for Shepard, as he apparently continues to deal with migraines that forced him to miss Week 11's game against the Chiefs. Hopefully he's feeling better soon, but the official injury report for the Thanksgiving game against the Redskins will be released sometime tomorrow.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (migraine) is inactive for Week 11.

Shepard was added to the injury report on Friday with an illness, and it turns out migraines are impacting him. New York is now alarmingly thin at wide receiver, so Evan Engram should get a lot of targets in a game they are expected to be trailing. Tavarres King and Roger Lewis both should stay out of lineups, and the Chiefs D/ST is an elite option this week. We'll see if the migraines linger for Shepard, but hopefully he's good to go in Week 12.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (illness) is reportedly unlikely to play tomorrow.

Shepard was just added to the injury report today because an illness popped up, and now ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that he's unlikely to play versus Kansas City, while adding the team wants to see him in pre-game warmups first. While it's unclear what the illness is exactly, this is a bit of a surprise that it sounds like he won't be playing through it. The good news is the Giants play at 1:00 PM ET tomorrow, so we'll know by 11:30 AM ET if Shepard will be active or inactive.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard catches career-high 11 passes in loss to the Niners.

Shepard had 11 receptions for 142 yards, as Eli Manning peppered him with underneath targets as the Giants trailed the previously winless 49ers. We had him ranked as a WR2 for Week 10 because of the matchup, but Shepard should be back in FLEX territory against the rested Chiefs next Sunday.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (ankle) returns to the lineup as Giants get blown out by the Rams.

In his return, Shepard caught five passes for 70 yards in a 51-17 defeat. The second-year receiver should be a volume-driven FLEX option against the 49ers in Week 10, but he doesn't absolutely need to be owned on a spiraling New York team.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (ankle) was a full participant in today's practice.

He was limited in practice yesterday which was a bit of a concern, but Shepard is set to return this Sunday against the Rams. As the number one receiver for the Giants, Shepard is a fine fantasy option and should put up some decent numbers over the second half of the year. In his first game back, the second-year receiver should be considered more of a FLEX option this week.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (ankle) was limited in practice.

Coming off the bye, there was hope that Shepard would be 100% and ready to go for Week 9. It'd be a surprise if he didn't play on Sunday, but it'd be good to see him get in a full practice participation.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (ankle) is inactive for Week 7.

Though he was limited in practice all week, this is a slight surprise considering Shepard is apparently dealing with a mild ankle sprain. This is his second missed game in a row, and it leaves the Giants thin at receiver in a difficult matchup with Seattle. The Giants have a bye next week, so it'd be a big surprise if the second-year receiver was not ready for the team's next game.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (ankle) is questionable for Week 7.

The second-year receiver is expected to play after missing one game with his ankle sprain, but he's still officially listed as questionable. The Giants do play in the later afternoon games, so there is some risk to inserting him into your fantasy lineup—but he should be out there.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (ankle) was limited in today's practice.

Two straight limited practices for Shepard means he's headed in the right direction for Sunday. The ankle injury he suffered was described as mild, so it'd be surprising if he didn't tough it out and give it a go for a team that is hurting at receiver without Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (ankle) was limited in practice today.

After missing all last week while dealing with his ankle issue, the second-year receiver is off to a good start to the week. He'll probably be out there against Seattle, but check back in throughout the week.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 6.

Shepard didn't practice this week and isn't ready to go against Denver. The ankle sprain isn't considered serious, so we'd expect him to be ready to go for Week 7. Roger Lewis will work as the number one receiver for Eli Manning on Sunday night.

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Sterling Shepard (ankle) did not practice today.

Shepard also did not practice yesterday, and he's looking less than 50/50 for Sunday versus Denver. It's only considered a mild ankle sprain for Shepard, though, so we'll see if he can practice in the team's final practice of the week tomorrow.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (ankle) is day-to-day.

Things looked worse based off the second-year receiver's reaction after the injury yesterday, but it's not the first time we've seen him be emotional about mild injuries this year. Shepard might be ready for Sunday against the Broncos, and he could be the number one receiver with Odell Beckham Jr. out. He should be one of the top waiver-wire additions this week.

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Sterling Shepard (ankle) is out for the rest of the game.

Shepard injured his ankle in the first half and is unable to return against the Chargers. He'll try to get health for next week against Denver.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard (ankle) is questionable to return against the Chargers.

Shepard went down a few plays before Brandon Marshall, who also suffered an ankle injury, did. Shepard's injury does not look as serious, so hopefully he's able to get back out there for the Giants.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard catches all five targets in Week 4.

The second-year receiver had 54 yards on his five receptions against Tampa Bay. Through four games, Shepard is on pace for 84 receptions, 1,016 yards, and four touchdowns. He could be a very good option if he starts scoring more after he scored eight touchdowns as a rookie last year.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard breaks long touchdown in loss to the Eagles.

The second-year receiver caught seven of ten targets for a team-high 133 yards and one touchdown. The touchdown came on a short post the Eli Manning put on the money before Shepard out ran the defense and took it all the way for a 77-yard score. If the passing offense of the Giants can keep the momentum from the end of this game going, Shepard could become a FLEX option, as the team has no running game.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard catches two passes in Giants' loss to the Lions.

The second-year player picked up 23 yards on his two receptions while he also had two carries for seven yards. Shepard won't have a fantasy impact until the Giants offense picks it up after their poor start to the year.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard catches seven passes in Week 1.

Shepard was targeted eight times but only gained 44 yards on his seven receptions. It was good if you play in PPR leagues. He did also fumble but was able to recover it. The second-year receiver is just a bench option for now, but he could develop into more this year.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard catches two 15+ yard passes in Giants' third preseason game.

Shepard had two receptions for 47 yards, including a long of 31 yards. With Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall out, Shepard worked as Eli Manning's top target. Shepard won't be any better than number three for targets when the regular season begins and OBJ and Marshall are healthy, however.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard gets targeted team-high five times in preseason game.

The second-year Giants receiver caught three of the five targets, but for only nine yards. If Shepard becomes a viable fantasy option in your lineup in 2017, it'll likely be in PPR leagues unless there is an injury to Odell Beckham Jr. or Brandon Marshall (who both left the exhibition against the Browns but appear to be fine).

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Sterling Shepard is day-to-day with his ankle injury.

The MRI on Shepard's ankle showed it was just a low ankle sprain. The second-year receiver added that he didn't cry, as was reported when he was injured. He should be fine.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo says Sterling Shepard rolled his ankle.

He called it a "basketball-type injury." This is great news, as it looked like this could have been a serious injury to the second-year receiver. He's still getting tests to determine the exact severity of the injury, but it looks like the Giants are not in danger of losing their receiver for more than a few weeks, if that.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Ian Rapoport reports Sterling Shepard was getting his ankle looked at.

Shepard was carted off at Giants practice a little bit ago and it appeared to be a serious injury based of the receiver's reaction. An ankle would probably be better than a knee injury, but we'll probably have to wait until the team addresses the situation.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Multiple reports: Sterling Shepard getting carted off at Giants practice.

The second-year receiver reportedly injured his right leg and was "in serious pain" and "apparently in tears," according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN. It's too early too say anything for sure, but obviously this looks like it could be a very serious injury to Shepard. It'd be a big blow to the Giants' offense, and we'll let you know when more information becomes available.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Giants receiver Sterling Shepard wants to improve his YAC this season.

The second-year receiver focused on and is working on improving his ability with the ball in his hands. Shepard also said he's more comfortable heading into his second NFL season and expects to improve, comparing it to his first/second years in high school in college. With the addition of Brandon Marshall, Shepard isn't likely to see an uptick in targets this season. While he probably won't be a reliable fantasy option, Shepard should be an integral part of the Giants' offense this year.

Sterling Shepard catches four-of-eight targets in Wild Card Round loss to Green Bay.

He had four receptions for 63 yards. Shepard did also have a drop in the endzone in the game. After a productive rookie season, Shepard may take a leap forward next season in terms of yardage and catches (he already posted eight touchdowns this season). He'll have some upside later in fantasy drafts.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard caught three passes for 30 yards in Sunday's win over the Redskins.

The rookie will finish his first regular season with 65 catches for 683 yards and eight touchdowns. Shepard and the Giants will travel to Green Bay next Sunday and could do some damage against the Packers' injured secondary.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard scores for second straight week.

Shepard had seven catches for 61 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles. The TD came on a short slant from the slot against Eagles' safety Malcolm Jenkins. Shepard is just a decent FLEX option in the Giants offense.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard finds the end zone in Giants' win over Detroit.

Shepard caught four passes for 56 yards and the score, and he was second on the team with five targets. The rookie gets the Eagles on Thursday night; he scored against them in their first meeting this season.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard catches three passes for 39 yards against the Cowboys.

He had four targets in the game. He's an uninspiring FLEX option on a bad offense.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard catches garbage-time touchdown in loss.

The rookie ended up with four catches for 21 yards and the score. A popular pick in fantasy drafts over the summer, Shepard isn't putting up the numbers many expected, as the Giants offense just isn't very good. There are better guys to play in the fantasy playoffs.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard isn't targeted by Eli Manning in Week 12.

It was a bit surprising to see Shepard go without a target after scoring a touchdown in three straight weeks. He did have a 22-yard run on a reverse, but that was it for the day. He should have a better game next week against the Steelers, but is hard to trust in your lineup because of his inconsistency.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard catches touchdown for third straight week.

Shepard had five catches for 50 yards and a touchdown against the Bears. He’s been a productive player as a rookie, and has given Manning another reliable target to go with Odell Beckham Jr. Shepard will be a decent FLEX in Week 12 against the Bears.

Sterling Shepard | Giants WR

Sterling Shepard scores fourth touchdown of the season in Week 10.

He had five catches for 42 yards and a TD against the Bengals. It makes two straight weeks for Shepard with a touchdown. Shepard is a FLEX option in a good matchup against the Bears next week.

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