|ADP:||Round: 14, Pick: 2|
|Team:||New York Giants|
|Ht / Wt:||5'10" / 194 lb.|
|Born:||February 10, 1994|
|Drafted:||2016 / Rd. 2 (40)|
Shepard caught eight of 10 targets for 112 yards and a touchdown while adding 24 yards plus a touchdown on two carries during Sunday's 23-19 win over the Cowboys.
Analysis: Shepard got off to an excellent start with a 23-yard rushing touchdown on the opening drive. He went on to lead the team in targets and receptions as he delivered a season-best yardage total while adding a 10-yard receiving score. Despite topping 60 receiving yards just three times prior to this one, Shepard certainly came through when it mattered the most and finishes the regular season with 656 yards in 12 appearances. He'll look to carry this season-ending form into the playoffs, if Washington loses to the Eagles on Sunday night.
Shepard (rib) isn't on the injury report for Sunday's game against Dallas, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Shepard will close out the regular season in a favorable matchup, after posting season highs for targets (12), catches (nine) and yards (77) in last week's loss to Baltimore. He missed the first Cowboys-Giants matchup back in Week 5, which was Darius Slayton's best game (eight catches for 129 yards) of the year. Shepard figures to spend a lot of time in the slot Sunday afternoon, as Golden Tate (calf) is doubtful to play.
Shepard (rib) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: The Giants' injury report was replicated for a second straight day, which left Golden Tate (calf) as a non-participant and tight end Evan Engram (calf) as limited. There's no reason to believe Shepard is in danger of missing Sunday's regular-season finale against the Cowboys, especially with a playoff berth on the line. Friday's practice report will give a sense of the wide receiver's ability to suit up this weekend.
Shepard (ribs) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: Shepard paced the Giants in receiving by catching nine of 12 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown during last weekend's loss to the Ravens, but he appears to have picked up a rib injury in the process. New York requires a win over Dallas on Sunday for any chance of making the playoffs, so it wouldn't be surprising if Shepard's practice reps are being capped to better ensure his availability.
Shepard caught nine of 12 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Ravens.
Analysis: Shepard paced all Giants in receptions and yards while logging the team's lone receiving TD of yet another low-scoring effort. When on the field over 10 appearances this season, Shepard has attracted a workload of 7.2 targets per game. His 77 yards from Sunday represent a new season high, while a TD provides Shepard with his first in eight games. In Week 17, Shepard will have a chance to face off against the Cowboys for the first time this season, as he was residing on IR with a toe injury when the division rivals last met Oct. 11.
Shepard caught four of his seven targets for 51 yards Sunday night against the Browns. He also had one carry that lost three yards.
Analysis: The Giants offense was sluggish behind Colt McCoy, but Shepard is getting his looks at least. He's a low-end possession option for the season's final two weeks.
Shepard caught three of five targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 26-7 loss to the Cardinals.
Analysis: Shepard came up four receiving yards shy of Golden Tate's team-leading total, as quarterback Daniel Jones' return from a hamstring injury didn't do much to spark New York's struggling passing attack. After getting into a rhythm with five consecutive games of six-plus catches, Shepard has caught only four passes over his last two combined.
Shepard recorded only one reception on six targets for for 22 yards in Week 13 against Seattle. He also converted a two-point conversion.
Analysis: Shepard was out-targeted by only Evan Engram, though he failed to turn that into any substantial production with Colt McCoy under center. His most meaningful contribution came on a successful two-point conversion, when he beat Shaquill Griffin to a pass in the corner of the end zone. While McCoy did not hesitate to look Shepard's way, Shepard may struggle to post numbers so long as Daniel Jones (hamstring) remains sidelined.
Shepard (toe/shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: Shepard was a limited participant in practices Wednesday through Friday while managing the two injuries, but the Giants were evidently encouraged enough with his health to give him the green light heading into the weekend. Since returning from injured reserve Week 7, Shepard has quickly re-established a connection with quarterback Daniel Jones, hauling in 33 of 40 targets for 283 yards and a touchdown. However, with Jones (hamstring) listed as doubtful for the Week 13 contest, Shepard will now have to attempt to forge a connection with Colt McCoy, who is expected to start under center.
Shepard (toe/shoulder) was limited at Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: For a second consecutive session, the Giants capped Shepard's practice reps, but there's been no indication his current health issues will impact his availability for Sunday's game in Seattle. Friday's injury report may clear up his status for Week 13.
Shepard (toe/shoulder) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: Shepard has been a regular on Giants injury reports this season and even spent a four-week stretch on injured reserve. Since he returned to action Week 7, he's tallied at least six catches in five consecutive games on his way to a 33-283-1 line on 40 targets. Assuming he gets past his current health concerns, Shepard will look to exploit Seattle's 32nd-ranked pass defense Sunday.
Shepard caught seven of eight targets for 64 yards during Sunday's 19-17 win over the Bengals.
Analysis: Shepard led the team in receptions while finishing second in receiving yards and third in targets. His long gain went for just 16 yards as he finished under 10.0 yards per reception for the fifth straight game. Nevertheless, Shepard is averaging eight targets per game over that same span and continues to see his fair share of looks. Despite an inviting matchup against the Seahawks next Sunday, Shepard's fantasy value could be hindered if Daniel Jones (hamstring) is forced to miss the game through injury.
Shepard (hip/toe) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official website reports.
Analysis: Shepard had the same routine prior to his Week 11 bye, listed as a limited participant in every practice Weeks 8-10. He didn't have an injury designation for any of those games, and he averaged 6.7 catches for 53.3 yards on 8.0 targets while playing at least 70 percent of offensive snaps each week. Shepard hasn't done much in terms of big plays or touchdowns the past couple years, but he always seems to see plenty of short passes.
Shepard (hip/toe) was limited at Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: Despite having his practice reps capped in both sessions this week, Shepard is slated to play through his hip and toe issue in Sunday's game at Cincinnati. The best indication that'll come to fruition is for Shepard to avoid a designation on Friday's injury report.
Shepard (hip/toe) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice but is expected to suit up against the Bengals on Sunday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Shepard is officially listed with both hip and toe injuries on Wednesday's injury report, per Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio, but it appears that he's still on track for Week 12. The 27-year-old wideout has put together four straight games with at least six catches while serving as Daniel Jones' preferred checkdown option.
Shepard recorded six receptions on six targets for 47 yards in Week 10 against the Eagles.
Analysis: Shepard served as Daniel Jones' checkdown option throughout the early portions of the game, though he did keep the chains moving by converting two first downs. His most explosive play of the contest came on the Giants' first offensive possession in the second half when he made a leaping 27-yard reception down the left sideline. Though Shepard hasn't posted flashy stat lines since returning from a toe injury in Week 7 against the Eagles, he now has at least six receptions in all four contests. He and the Giants head into their bye in Week 11, but Shepard should remain a key part of the team's game plan in Week 12 against the Bengals.
Shepard (toe/hip) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official website reports.
Analysis: Shepard was a limited practice participant throughout the week but never appeared in serious danger of missing Sunday's game. He caught six of eight targets for 59 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles three weeks ago, kicking off a three-game stretch with eight or more targets and six or more catches in every game. Shepard got more work from the slot last week with Golden Tate being a healthy scratch, and the Giants now have Tate listed as questionable with a knee injury.
Shepard (toe/hip) was limited at Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: Per usual, Shepard is logging an LP on the injury report, as he's done each of the previous three weeks. His production hasn't dipped in the slightest -- a 20-172-1 line on 26 targets across three games -- and he again could benefit from an absence from Golden Tate, who sustained a knee injury near the end of Thursday's session. Friday's injury report may provide more clarity on the state of the Giants' receiving corps.
Shepard (toe/hip) was listed as a limited participant for Wednesday's walkthrough practice, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: The Giants have listed Shepard as a limited participant in every practice since he came off injured reserve before the Week 7 loss to Philadelphia. He's seen at least 70 percent of snaps and eight targets in three straight games, averaging 6.7 catches for 57.3 yards during that stretch. There's no indication Shepard is in danger of missing a rematch with the Eagles on Sunday.
Shepard secured six of his eight targets for 39 receiving yards during Sunday's 23-20 win against Washington. He also recorded an 18-yard rush.
Analysis: Shepard has proven to be a high-floor option since returning from a toe injury that kept him on IR for four weeks, collecting six-plus receptions in each of his three most recent outings. The 27-year-old wideout has also averaged 57.3 receiving yards per game with one touchdown since his Week 7 return, after posting a reduced 38 yards per contest and being held scoreless over his two appearances of 2020. In the Giants' upcoming matchup, Shepard will face the same Philadelphia defense that he scored his lone TD of the year against Week 7.
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