Shepard
Russell Shepard
Russell Shepard
Russell Shepard
Russell Shepard
27-Year-Old WR
2017 Receiving Stats
2018 Receiving Projections
REC
17
YDS
202
TD
1
AVG
11.9
TAR
-
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Shepard should have a small role as the team's third or fourth receiver, behind not only Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard but also tight end Evan Engram and tail back Saquon Barkley. Cody Latimer will also be in the mix.
HT: 6'1"   WT: 195 lbs.   DOB: 9/17/1990   College: LSU   Show Contract
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Russell Shepard Contract Info:
Signed a contract with the Giants in May of 2018.
Heading to New York
WRNew York Giants
May 21, 2018
Shepard signed a contract with the Giants on Monday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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Russell Shepard NFL Stats
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Russell Shepard 2017 NFL Game Log
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Snap Counts
  • 2017 Offensive Snaps:
    482
  • 2017 Special Teams Snaps:
    143
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2015
209
223
2016
434
154
2017
482
143
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other WRs)

Height:   6' 1"
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Weight:   195 lbs
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New York Giants Team Injury Report
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
  1. Russell Shepard 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Russell Shepard 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Mostly a special teams contributor through his first three seasons as a pro, Shepard took advantage of a banged-up Buccaneers supporting cast to finish with career highs in catches (23), targets (40), receiving yards (341) and touchdowns (two) last year. After that production, and in the wake of former Panthers speedster Ted Ginn leaving in free agency, Shepard signed a three-year deal with Carolina this offseason. A target similar to Ginn, albeit with less deep speed, Shepard will likely compete with rookie Curtis Samuel for snaps at slot receiver early on. However, given Samuel's second-round pedigree, it would not be surprising if Shepard eventually falls behind him in the pecking order and ends up filling the depth role Philly Brown occupied in years past.
  3. Russell Shepard 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Shepard was primarily a receiver in name only in 2015, securing only three of 10 targets for 28 yards, along with one touchdown. His primary value was once again realized on special teams, where he tallied 223 snaps and recorded 10 tackles. The wide receiver depth chart is replete with candidates behind starters Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, including more accomplished pass-catchers Louis Murphy and Adam Humphries. Therefore, Shephard's most likely path to a roster spot in 2016 appears to once again go through special teams, as he would likely be hard-pressed to get many opportunities from scrimmage.
  4. Russell Shepard 2015 Preseason Outlook
    The former LSU standout had an excellent season on special teams in 2014, and should return to the role this year. Shepard played quarterback in high school and spent time at running back and receiver in college, but it hasn’t translated to a prominent role in the pros. While the third-year wideout played 154 offensive snaps in 2014, he collected just four passes on eight targets for 63 yards. He continues to work at learning the nuances of being a receiver, and his versatility is an asset, but his future likely remains tied to his value on special teams.
  5. Russell Shepard 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Will aim to reprise his special teams role in 2014 with the Bucs if he can make the cut.
  6. Russell Shepard 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Shepard is a former blue chip recruit who never panned out at LSU. He arrived as a quarterback but bounced between receiver and running specialist roles, never firmly defining himself as any one position, and excelling at none. He has good size (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) and a good amount of experience as a runner, so Shepard's versatility could earn him a roster spot.
More Fantasy News
Heading to New York
WRNew York Giants
May 21, 2018
Shepard signed a contract with the Giants on Monday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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Requests release from Panthers
WRFree Agent
May 14, 2018
Shepard will be released by the Panthers on Monday, Joseph Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.
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Barely tops 200 yards
WRCarolina Panthers
January 9, 2018
Shepard finished with 17 receptions (on 33 targets) for 202 yards and a touchdown in 15 games played this season.
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Full practice Thursday
WRCarolina Panthers
December 28, 2017
Shepard (shoulder) practiced fully Thursday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.
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Returns to practice Wednesday
WRCarolina Panthers
Shoulder
December 27, 2017
Shepard (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.
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