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87 Sterling Shepard WR

New York Giants

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Own%Start%
81%42%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
166687213.2447

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Giants' Sterling Shepard: Inks four-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepard agreed in principle Wednesday with the Giants on a four-year, $41 million extension, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Shepard, who was set to become a free agent next offseason, gets a deal that surpasses that of new teammate Golden Tate, who received a four-year, $37.5 million contract from the Giants last month. The extension immediately quiets any speculation that Tate's addition has put Shepard on the trade block and suggests the latter is a big part of what the Giants want to do offensively moving forward. With Tate specializing in the slot, Shepard seems poised for more work on the outside than he has seen in the past. In addition to Tate, Shepard will have to contend for targets with Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram.

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Giants' Sterling Shepard: Headed for more snaps outside
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepard likely will play most of his snaps outside in 2019, Scott Thompson of Sportsnet New York reports.

The Giants replaced Odell Beckham with 30-year-old Golden Tate, who primarily works inside and excels after the catch. Shepard is approximately the same size as Tate and also has spent most of his career in the slot, but the 25-year-old appears to be a better fit outside thanks to his superior straight-line speed and leaping ability. While the Giants shouldn't have much trouble creating slot snaps for both players, it makes sense to have Shepard outside in the base alignment. Even with Beckham out of the picture, there's no guarantee Shepard sees an uptick from last year's mark of 6.7 targets per game, as the Giants' offseason moves point to an increased emphasis on the rushing attack. There's also plenty of competition for Eli Manning's attention, with Shepard, Tate, Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley all viable candidates to lead the team in targets. Shepard is entering the fourth and final season of his rookie contract, making him a candidate for a contract extension this spring/summer.

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Giants' Sterling Shepard: Primed for heavy target counts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepard is primed for a larger role after the Giants traded Odell Beckham (quad) to the Browns on Tuesday, Matt Lombardo of NJ.com reports.

Primarily a slot receiver through his first three seasons, Shepard averaged 63.3 catches for 762 yards and 4.7 touchdowns on 98.7 targets over 14.3 games. There was a clear pattern of extra volume whenever Beckham missed time with an injury, but Shepard wasn't consistent in taking advantage of those opportunities. The 25-year-old has sufficient athleticism to handle more snaps outside, and there's a good chance he enters 2019 as New York's No. 1 option at wide receiver. Of course, the team still has plenty of time to add more weapons during the offseason, and it's a safe bet Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram account for a large chunk of the target volume.

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Giants' Sterling Shepard: Par for the course
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepard finished the season with 66 catches for 872 yards and four touchdowns on 107 targets.

We projected Shepard for a 106-69-878-4 line, so his production could hardly have been more in line with expectations. He was slightly disappointing given Odell Beckham's late-season absence and Evan Engram missing time during the middle of the year, but the Eli Manning factor mitigates that. A solid route runner with average size and speed, Shepard should reprise his usual role in 2019, possibly with a better quarterback.

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Giants' Sterling Shepard: Returns as full participant
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepard (hip) practiced in full Thursday.

The Giants scaled back Shepard's practice reps Wednesday due to a hip issue, but the third-year pro returned to full capacity one day later. Fellow member of the receiving corps Odell Beckham (quadriceps) is trending toward a fourth consecutive absence, leaving Shepard to act as the No. 1 wideout yet again Sunday against the Cowboys. In his first three opportunities, Shepard posted a 10-167-1 line on 22 targets, with most of that production coming Week 16 at Indianapolis (six catches on seven targets for 113 yards).

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/9/18JAC548160
29/16/18DAL324140
39/23/18HOU680231
49/30/18NO1077231
510/7/18CAR475280
610/11/18PHI337200
710/22/18ATL5167580
810/28/18WAS434140
1011/12/18SF2961
1111/18/18TB222180
1211/25/18PHI437180
1312/2/18CHI42890
1412/9/18WAS217141
1512/16/18TEN237380
1612/23/18IND6113550
1712/30/18DAL467240
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2016New York Giants16166568310.53286042
2017New York Giants11105973112.47727336
2018New York Giants16166687213.258412347
TOTAL4342190228612.07714256125
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2016New York Giants161633110.322011
2017New York Giants1110441.012001
2018New York Giants161633311.027011
TOTAL434210686.827023
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2016New York Giants1600---000
2017New York Giants1100---000
2018New York Giants16027---2700
TOTAL43027---2700
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016New York Giants1622.000000.0000
2017New York Giants1122.000000.0000
2018New York Giants1622.000000.0000
TOTAL4366.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2016New York Giants1600000000
2017New York Giants1110010010
2018New York Giants1610000000
TOTAL4320010010
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/203
Birthdate:
2/10/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
Norman, OK, USA
School:
Oklahoma
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: