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. 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. 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 season. Shepard should spend a lot of time in the slot Sunday, as Golden Tate (calf) is doubtful to play.
Shepard (rib) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. 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 was limited participant in practice Wednesday due to a rib injury, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Shepard paced the Giants in last week's loss to the Ravens, catching nine of 12 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown. New York requires a win over Dallas on Sunday to have any chance of making the playoffs, so it wouldn't be surprising if Shepard's practice reps are being capped to better ensure he avoids a setback with the ribs heading into the weekend.
Shepard caught nine of 12 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Ravens. 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 11 appearances this season, Shepard has attracted a workload of 7.3 targets per game. His 77 yards from Sunday represent a new season high, while the TD was Shepard's 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 on IR with a toe injury when the division rivals last met Oct. 11.
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