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Sterling Shepard - Injury History

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Sterling Shepard
NYG

WR NYG

#66 Wide Receiver

93 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 10
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 27
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 194
40 Time: 4.43

Injury Predictor Injury Predictor

Medium Risk

Chance of Injury in 2021

76%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

8.1%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2021

1.80

Durability

3

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 1, 2014 Non-NFL Inguinal Groin Strain Grade 2 Shepard suffered a groin injury against Iowa State and missed the next game. He played through it the rest of the way, with snaps limited each of the next 3 weeks.
Nov 7, 2013 Non-NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Shepard missed 1 game after suffering a concussion. (Shepard also reportedly sustained 2 concussions in high school.)
Oct 8, 2017 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Shepard sprained his right ankle in the Week 5 loss to the Chargers. He missed 2 more games before returning after the Week 8 bye.
Nov 18, 2017 NFL Head Cranial Migraine Shepard missed 2 games while dealing with migraines that arose during the week.
Dec 3, 2017 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Shepard missed some practice time with a hamstring issue after the Week 13 loss at Oakland, but he played through it in Week 14.
Dec 24, 2017 NFL Cervical Neck Strain Shepard hurt his neck in the Week 16 loss at Arizona and missed the season finale.
Aug 2, 2017 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Shepard sprained his right ankle in a training-camp practice. He missed the 1st preseason game.
Sep 8, 2019 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Suffered a concussion against the Giants with 9:20 remaining in the third quarter.
Oct 6, 2019 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 3 He was sidelined for a couple of weeks with a concussion as the head injury comes just a few weeks after Shepard suffered a concussion in the season opener
Sep 20, 2020 NFL Pedal Toe Turf Toe Shepard suffered a turf toe injury during Week 2's loss to the Bears.
Sep 26, 2021 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Shepard suffered a hamstring injury in Week 3's game against the Falcons. He missed two games

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What You Need to Know:

  • Shepard led the Giants with 24.1% target share over his 11 full games last season. Evan Engram checked in behind him at 22.7%, with Darius Slayton next at 17.1%.
  • Shepard has lost 4+ games to injury in 3 of his past 4 seasons. Turf toe cost him 4 contests in 2020.
  • Shepard has still averaged at least 5.4 receptions in each of those years.
  • Shepard produced a career-high 1.77 yards per route run in 2020, despite career lows in averaged depth of target (8.6), yards after catch per reception (3.1) and yards per catch (9.9).
  • A career-best 73.3% catch rate played a key role, rising vs. his 68.7% rate of 2019 and 61.7% of 2018 (before Daniel Jones arrived).
  • Shepard has seen his slot snaps decrease every season. He played in the slot 85.3% of the time as a rookie, according to PFF, then 83.3%, 58.7%, 46.8% and 32.2% the past 4 years.
  • The Giants signed Golden Tate last offseason to be the primary slot man. In the 4 games he missed, though, Shepard saw 73.9%, 65.7%, 34% and 41.4% slot snaps.
  • He’s entering the 3rd season of a 4-year, $41 million contract.
  • The Giants have added Kenny Golladay on the outside, 1st-round WR Kadarius Toney and TE Kyle Rudolph, in addition to getting Saquon Barkley back from injury. Tate is gone. The shuffling on offense could leave Shepard’s role unclear until the depth chart settles out.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

We might not know exactly where Shepard will line up and how often until the regular season starts. The readiness of rookie Kadarius Toney figures to play a key role, as Toney looks like a prime candidate for slot work. But the Giants clearly like Shepard in a variety of spots. His playing time and usage remained up with the coaching change. Kenny Golladay’s arrival, however, means Shepard will probably need a teammate injury if he’s to snag the team target-share lead again. Shepard’s a fine PPR stash. But when you combine the new target challengers with a Giants offense that likely doesn’t want to pass at high volume, it’s tough to get excited about Shepard’s ceiling.

 

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Giants WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Panthers. WRs Darius Slayton (hamstring) and John Ross (hamstring) are active. They figure to join Dante Pettis as New York’s top 3 WRs. Slayton has some WR3 appeal as the likely target leader.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Giants WRs Darius Slayton (hamstring) and John Ross (hamstring) are expected to play against the Panthers today, barring a setback in pregame warmups. WR Sterling Shepard, meanwhile, is a game-time decision with his hamstring injury. We'll get his status around 11:30 am ET, but Shepard will obviously come with elevated risk in fantasy lineups if he ends up active.

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Giants WRs Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and John Ross are questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Panthers with their hamstring injuries. Slayton seems to be in the best shape after putting in 3 limited practices this week. Ross was limited on Thursday and Friday. Shepard was added to the injury report on Thursday and then limited on Friday. He looks like the shakiest bet to play on Sunday. The Giants' healthy WRs right now are Dante Pettis and Collin Johnson. We'll get the team's inactives around 11:30 am ET.

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Giants WR Sterling Shepard was added to Thursday's injury report as limited with a hamstring. We don't have any details right now, but mid-week downgrades are never good. WR Darius Slayton (hamstring) remained limited on Thursday, while WR John Ross (hamstring) returned to a limited practice after sitting out Wednesday. We'll update the Giants' banged-up WR corps again tomorrow.

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Giants WRs Sterling Shepard (hamstring) and Kadarius Toney (ankle) are active for today’s game vs. the Rams. WR Darius Slayton (hamstring) is inactive. WR John Ross figures to operate as New York’s #3 WR in place of Slayton.

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