Shepard was quiet in the win, posting his second straight two-catch effort. The third-year pro only has 65 combined receiving yards over the last three games, a significant downturn after he'd notched between 75 and 167 yards in four of the five contests prior. Shepard will look to reclaim his normal target share after seeing only five looks over the last pair of games when the Giants face off with the Eagles in Week 12 divisional showdown.
Shepard caught two of his three targets for nine yards, but one of them was the game-winning touchdown against the 49ers on Monday night. He also had one carry for 27 yards.
The Giants are a low-octane offense with Eli Manning under center, and Odell Beckham and Saquon Barkley are the top priorities. Shepard and Evan Engram are next in line, but sometimes there's not enough to go around.
Shepard caught four of eight targets for 34 yards during Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Redskins.
Shepard saw plenty of targets, but he hauled in just half the passes that were thrown his way and finished with one of his quietest performances of the season. His long reception went for 14 yards and he was otherwise held to rather short gains. Perhaps Shepard's quiet outing has to do more with the opponent, but Evan Engram also reemerged as a large part of the passing game and could cut into Shepard's role moving forward. He'll be on bye next week before facing the 49ers in Week 10.
Shepard caught five of eight targets for 167 yards in Monday night's 23-20 loss to the Falcons.
Shepard's career-high yardage mark came thanks to a pair of catches of 50-plus yards. He helped get New York in scoring territory with a 53-yard gain on the team's first drive of the second half, then set up a touchdown with a 58-yard bomb on the Giants' final offensive series. In doing so, Shepard has now topped 75 yards in four of his last five games, bringing his season average to just slightly below that figure per game. With impressive consistency of late, Shepard -- and the Giants' passing game at large -- will now hope to score more touchdowns, as he boasts just two going into Week 8 versus the Redskins.
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|2016||New York Giants||16||16||65||683||10.5||32||8||6||0||42|
|2017||New York Giants||11||10||59||731||12.4||77||2||7||3||36|
|2018||New York Giants||10||10||44||573||13.0||58||3||8||2||31|
|2016||New York Giants||16||16||3||31||10.3||22||0||1||1|
|2017||New York Giants||11||10||4||4||1.0||12||0||0||1|
|2018||New York Giants||10||10||1||27||27.0||27||0||1||1|
|2016||New York Giants||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||11||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||New York Giants||10||0||27||---||27||0||0|
|2016||New York Giants||16||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||11||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||New York Giants||10||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||New York Giants||11||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2018||New York Giants||10||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|