News: 3 days agoShepard caught his only target for four yards in a Week 2 win against Arizona on Sunday.
Spin: For the second straight week, Shepard received just one target, though he at least came up with a catch against the Cardinals after being shut out in the season opener. The veteran wideout has been on the field for less than 20 percent of New York's offensive snaps thus far, suggesting that he's near the bottom of the team's wide-receiver pecking order. Shepard is coming off back-to-back campaigns severely shortened by injury, so it's possible his lack of involvement early is at least partly due to the Giants electing to work him back into action slowly.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Shepard re-signed with the Giants, but the veteran receiver may not return to an every-down role after suffering a torn ACL in Week 3 last season. The injury was another heartbreaker for a good player who has averaged 7.3 targets per game in his career. Shepard, who soaked up 24 targets in three games prior to last season's injury, has now missed 34 games over the last four seasons (including a torn Achilles late in 2021). Shepard has seen at least six targets in 33 of his last 38 games, but he has never finished a season better than 30th in fantasy points and is now 29 years old and coming off another major injury. Especially with the likes of Darren Waller and Parris Campbell now in the mix in New York, Shepard is not worth consideration on draft day.