The rookie got off to a strong start with receptions of 26 and 13 yards on the
It was one of Shepard's quietest outings since the
Shepard hauled in seven of 11 targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 24-19 loss to the Eagles. He also gained two yards on his sole rush.
The rookie snared his third score in the last four weeks, securing a 13-yard touchdown pass just before halftime to close the Giants' deficit to 21-13 at the time. Shepard has been one of the bright spots in a solid season for the Giants, with 62 receptions for 653 yards and eight touchdowns. He's become an ideal complement to Odell Beckham, Jr., and a highly efficient red-zone threat. He'll be counted on once again in a pivotal Week 17 showdown versus the Redskins.
The touchdown was the seventh of Shepard's rookie season. Given the circumstances -- an anemic offense and a dominant No.1 opposite him in Odell Beckham -- Shepard's having a decent rookie year from a fantasy perspective, but his efficiency (6.4 YPT) has been poor.
Shepard was only targeted four times but made the most of his opportunities. Midway through the third quarter, the rookie came up with a huge catch on fourth down to keep the
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