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News: 7 days agoShepard (hip) was a full participant at Thursday's practice, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Spin: Shepard's full participation comes one day after logging a limited workload. Barring any setbacks, he looks on track to suit up in Sunday's matchup with the Patriots. The pass catcher has seen more playing time in recent weeks, but he is still seen as the third or fourth option at best in New York's receiving rotation.
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.