Sterling Shepard
Sterling Shepard
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New York Giants
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Giants lost their top three wideouts, Shepard, Brandon Marshall and Odell Beckham, in Week 5 last year, and Shepard was the only one who made it back - before missing Weeks 11 and 12 with migraines. Even so, Shepard managed three 130-yard games in 11 contests, averaging a respectable 8.7 YPT despite playing in one of league's worst passing offenses. Shepard wasn't much good near the goal line - he failed to score from inside the 10 on seven targets, or inside the 20 on 11. Accordingly, he only scored twice all year, and that's despite missing Beckham for most of the season. At 5-10, 194, Shepard is on the small side, but he has a 41-inch vertical leap and a large catch radius for his height. He also has good speed (4.48 40) and is a smooth route runner with good hands. As such, he makes for a steady complement to the more explosive Beckham, and the bigger, faster Evan Engram. Just don't expect too many big plays or touchdowns, especially with uber-prospect Saquon Barkley also added to the mix. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $5.94 million contract with the Giants in May of 2016.
Catches TD sans Beckham
WRNew York Giants
December 9, 2018
Shepard caught two of six targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 40-16 win over the Redskins.
ANALYSIS
Shepard led his team in targets with Odell Beckham sidelined by a quadriceps injury, but three other Giants finished with more receiving yards. Beckham will likely return against the Titans in Week 15, bumping Shepard back down to the No. 2 wide receiver role in New York.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Sterling Shepard's 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
56.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.99
 
% Team Air Yards
22.1%
 
% Team Targets
17.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
65.9%
 
Drop Rate
6.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.5
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Titans pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
88.6
 
Cornerbacks
99.0
 
Safeties
54.9
 
Linebackers
81.5
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Sterling Shepard's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
201 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.48 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.35 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.00 sec
 
Vertical Jump
41.0 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
30.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Shepard's rookie season was a mixed bag. On one hand he caught 65 passes and scored eight times. On the other, he rarely made a big play -- six catches of 20-plus yards, none for 40 -- and averaged a paltry 6.5 YPT (36th among the league's 41 100-target WR). At 5-10, 194, Shepard is on the small side, but he has a 41-inch vertical leap and a large catch radius for his height. He also has good speed (4.48 40) and is strong and athletic for his size. Playing opposite Odell Beckham Jr. caps his upside, and it's likely to get worse this year with Brandon Marshall in the fold. Expect Shepard to operate out of the slot and run shorter routes, while Beckham stretches the field and Marshall siphons off red-zone work. As such, Shepard's more viable in PPR this year, but even that requires Eli Manning to play better than he has in recent seasons.
Shepard, a second-round pick, landed in an ideal spot, even more so if Victor Cruz isn't healthy. Playing opposite Odell Beckham Jr. ensures an easy transition where Shepard will never be the focus of defenses. Moreover, the Giants don't target Beckham with an inordinate percentage of their attempts. The Giants were also one of the league's more pass-happy teams, though that could change if their defense moves closer to league average in preventing points. At 5-10, 194, Shepard is on the small side, but plays bigger due to his 41-inch vertical and large catch radius for his height. He also has good speed (4.48 40) and is strong and athletic for a small receiver. He has upside, and even if Cruz were to return to his 2013 level, Shepard would immediately be the No. 3 receiver on a team without a good tight end.
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Increased opportunity
WRNew York Giants
December 8, 2018
Shepard figures to see more targets after Odell Beckham (quadriceps) was surprisingly ruled out ahead of Sunday's contest against the Redskins.
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Upgrades to full participation
WRNew York Giants
December 6, 2018
Shepard (ribs) was a full practice participant Thursday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
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Limited to start week
WRNew York Giants
Ribs
December 5, 2018
Shepard (ribs) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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Dealing with rib pain
WRNew York Giants
Ribs
December 3, 2018
Shepard (ribs) received good news from X-rays and a CT scan, but he did say Monday that he's dealing with some pain, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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Continues underwhelming production
WRNew York Giants
December 2, 2018
Shepard brought in four of six targets for 28 yards in the Giants' 30-27 overtime win over the Bears on Sunday.
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