Sterling Shepard

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide Receiver #87
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide Receiver #87
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Sterling Shepard Latches On With Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to terms with veteran free-agent wide receiver Sterling Shepard on an undisclosed one-year deal on Thursday, according to a source. After eight seasons with the New York Giants after he was drafted in the second round in 2016 out of Oklahoma, Shepard will reunite with former Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield. The 31-year-old veteran pass-catcher played in 15 games (two starts) in 2023, but he was on the field for a combined 10 games in 2021 and 2022 due to serious injuries, which have sapped his fantasy value heading into 2024. He caught 10 of his 22 targets in a limited role with New York last year for just 57 yards and a touchdown. With better health, Shepard could find himself with a bigger role, but he'll merely be competing for a depth role behind Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Trey Palmer.

Jun 6, 2024 2:07 PM EST


Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard Practice On Thursday

New York Giants wide receivers Darius Slayton (neck) and Sterling Shepard (back) both practiced on Thursday. Slayton practiced in a limited capacity while Shepard was a full participant. Slayton caught four passes for 82 yards and one touchdown last week, putting him on the fantasy radar as a WR4. Shepard, on the other hand, lacks fantasy appealing heading into the Giants' Week 12 clash with the Patriots.

Nov 23, 2023 7:26 PM EST



Sterling Shepard Limited On Wednesday With Hip

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (hip) got in a limited practice on Wednesday ahead of his team's Week 12 matchup against the New England Patriots. Shepard caught one of his three targets for five yards in a Week 11 win over the Washington Commanders. The veteran wideout could just be having his practice reps managed by the Giants early in the week. That being said, his ability to remain at least limited in practice on Thursday and Friday would be a good sign as to his availability in Week 12.

Nov 22, 2023 9:59 PM EST


Sterling Shepard Not a Viable Option In Week 11

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard drew a season-high in targets (four) in Week 10 against Dallas, converting his only catch into a short touchdown. Despite a marginal increase in activity, the veteran wideout needs to be nowhere near fantasy football rosters in any format. Shepard has just five catches on the entire season and is routinely playing 20 percent of the snaps or fewer. Undrafted rookie quarterback Tommy Devito is struggling to connect with every pass-catching option on the roster, not just Shepard. The Washington Commanders own one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL, but it won't make much of a difference for Shepard with DeVito under center.

Nov 18, 2023 10:58 AM EST


Sterling Shepard Catches Late Touchdown Against Dallas

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard snagged his first touchdown of the 2023 season on a two-yard reception with just six seconds remaining in the game. It was the veteran's only catch of the contest. Unfortunately for the Giants, the late touchdown only allowed New York to lose by 32 points. Despite a lack of playmakers on the roster, Shepard has taken a back seat to other wide receivers this season. His touchdown grab was just his fifth catch of the campaign. With a lack of involvement and undrafted rookie Tommy Devito under center, Shepard doesn't need to be on fantasy football radars. His score can be viewed as nothing more than a garbage time touchdown.

Nov 13, 2023 9:43 AM EST



Sterling Shepard Expected To Play More In Week 5

New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll said he expects wide receiver Sterling Shepard to play more in Week 5 against the Miami Dolphins. Daboll indicated the team had more personnel packages with Shepard in them for the Monday night game against the Seattle Seahawks, but they didn't use them. The Giants' receiver room is crowded, but apparently they want to get the 30-year-old more involved after he hasn't played more than 20 percent of the offensive snaps through the first four weeks. He has only two receptions on three targets for 10 yards. Even if Shepard sees the field more this Sunday, none of New York's pass-catchers can really be trusted right now in an offense that has been putrid early on.

Oct 4, 2023 3:39 PM EST


Sterling Shepard Lost In The Wide Receiver Crowd To Begin Season

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard has ended each of the last two seasons on injured reserve. Due to his pension for finding himself on the shelf, the Giants brought in a slew of receiving options. Now, the veteran finds himself deeper on the depth chart. The ex-Oklahoma Sooner averaged eight targets per game in his three appearances in 2022. A majority of those targets in Week 1 will now be divided between starters Isaiah Hodgins, Parris Campbell, and tight end Darren Waller. Shepard is not on fantasy football radars until he proves to be a consistent option in 2023.

Sep 8, 2023 9:23 AM EST


Sterling Shepard Catches One Pass In Return To Game Action

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard played in his first game in Friday's preseason contest against the Carolina Panthers since tearing his ACL in Week 3 of 2022, and he hauled in his only target for a six-yard gain. Shepard has had extremely bad injury luck the last two years -- he's played in just 10 games -- and now has more competition than ever in the slot in New York heading into the 2023 campaign. The 30-year-old is healthy for now, but he's currently too buried on the receiver depth chart to be considered a realistic option in fantasy football drafts. Former Indianapolis Colts wideout Parris Campbell is the leading candidate to start in the slot for the G-Men, and they also have second-year receiver Wan'Dale Robinson and veterans Cole Beasley and Jamison Crowder as options in the slot.

Aug 19, 2023 11:50 AM EST


Returns from PUP list

Giants head coach Brian Daboll said Shepard (knee) will be activated from the PUP list Sunday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Jul 30, 2023 6:49 AM EST


Can't quite avoid PUP

Shepard (knee) is on the PUP list to start training camp, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Jul 25, 2023 1:14 PM EST


Continues to progress

Shepard, who tore his ACL in Week 3 of the 2022 season, noted Tuesday that he is "right on schedule" physically, " Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Jun 13, 2023 10:22 AM EST


Running routes

Shepard (knee) ran routes at practice Thursday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

May 25, 2023 12:59 PM EST


ACL surgery went well

Shepard (knee) said Tuesday that his left ACL operation was a success, and he was rehabbing the following day, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Nov 8, 2022 12:01 PM EST


Will undergo surgery Tuesday

Shepard will undergo surgery on his left ACL on Tuesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Oct 25, 2022 11:25 AM EST


No additional torn ligaments

Shepard (knee) did not suffer any ligament tears in addition to his ACL, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Oct 5, 2022 11:58 AM EST


Moved to IR

Shepard (knee) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Sep 28, 2022 1:44 PM EST


Tears ACL, done for season

Head coach Brian Daboll announced Tuesday that Shepard suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the Giants' Week 3 loss to the Cowboys and will miss the remainder of the season, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Sep 27, 2022 9:18 AM EST


Season may be over

Shepard is scheduled to undergo additional tests Tuesday on the left knee injury he suffered in Monday's 23-16 loss to the Cowboys, and the Giants fear that the receiver's season could be over, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Sep 27, 2022 6:27 AM EST


Carted off after non-contact injury

Shepard was carted off late in Monday's game against the Cowboys after suffering an apparent knee injury, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Sep 26, 2022 8:30 PM EST


Garners 10 targets

Shepard caught 6 of 10 targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 19-16 win over the Panthers.

Sep 18, 2022 1:48 PM EST