Sterling Shepard Injury Updates

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) remained sidelined on Thursday. He's not looking like a good bet to be cleared in time for this weekend's game against the Bills. WR Cody Latimer, meanwhile, was added to Thursday's injury report with a calf. He didn't practice. The Giants could be down to WRs Bennie Fowler and Russell Shepard.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard suffered a broken thumb in Thursday’s practice. The injury makes him questionable for Week 1 at Dallas. If he sits, it’ll provide a short-term boost to Golden Tate and Evan Engram. Shepard's current Round 8 ADP is sure to drop, but we can't say we're excited about jumping on this "buy low" opportunity.

The Giants have ruled WR Odell Beckham out for Sunday’s game at Washington. Beckham shows up on the Friday injury report as a limited participant after sustaining a quad bruise. The team today determined that he won’t be able to play. That obviously raises the target ceilings for WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram, while also lowering the fantasy floor for QB Eli Manning. Fortunately, he didn’t look attractive for lineups anyway. The loss of 1 of the Giants’ 2 best players also raises the floor for the Washington defense, which is a decent streaming option.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (back) is not listed on the final injury report. He had a procedure early in the week to remove a cyst from his back but put in full practices on Thursday and Friday. Shepard is a low-end fantasy play vs. Carolina’s 10th-ranked WR defense.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (neck) and TE Evan Engram (ribs) missed Wednesday's practice. Engram is dealing with bruised ribs; we haven't gotten an update on Shepard's injury. Both guys are iffy for Sunday's finale vs. the Redskins.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) is not listed on the final Week 15 injury report. He was limited on Thursday and Friday but obviously isn’t in danger of missing Sunday’s game against the Eagles. The hamstring still adds a bit of risk to his fantasy outlook, especially after Shepard busted with a 2-catch, 16-yard outing last week.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) was limited in Thursday's practice. He was off the injury report altogether on Wednesday, so it's unclear if he suffered a setback or if the Giants are just giving him some rest. Check back for another update tomorrow.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard missed Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury. It's the 1st we've heard of it after Shepard played 61 of 62 snaps last week. We'll see if he's able to get back on the field tomorrow.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (migraines) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He'll return for a plus matchup against the Raiders, although the switch to QB Geno Smith adds some risk to Shepard’s outlook.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard was added to the injury report on Saturday as questionable with an illness. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Shepard is dealing with migraines and is in legitimate danger of missing today's game against the Chiefs. We'll find out his status by noon ET. Even if active, though, this news adds risk to his Week 11 outlook.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter calls Shepard "unlikely" to play. His absence would leave Roger Lewis and Tavarres King as New York's top 2 WRs. TE Evan Engram would be the best target bet.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (ankle) isn't listed on the final Week 9 injury report. He practiced all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday. It doesn't look like that ankle will be an issue, making Shepard safe to get into fantasy lineups vs. the Rams.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard was back on the practice field on Monday -- just 5 days after suffering what appeared to be a serious injury. (Here's video proof.) Shepard ended up with just a low-ankle sprain. And it was evidently a minor one. He'll be ready to rock come Week 1.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard has been diagnosed with a low-ankle sprain, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. That's excellent news after what looked like a potential season-ending injury just a few hours ago. Consider Shepard week-to-week for now, but we'd bet on him being ready for the start of the regular season.

Giants HC Ben McAdoo called WR Sterling Shepard's injury a "rolled ankle." We should get further details soon, but Shepard evidently escaped without a serious injury. He's slated to operate as the #3 WR this season for a team that runs primarily 3-WRs sets. Shepard will struggle to match last year's 105 targets with Brandon Marshall in town but could still present spot-start fantasy value -- if healthy, of course.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard was carted off the field during Wednesday's practice. Trainers were reportedly working on his right leg. "He's in serious pain ... Apparently in tears. Not good," ESPN's Jordan Raanan tweeted. We should learn more soon, but this obviously has the look of a serious injury. Shepard's absence would likely mean target boosts for WR Brandon Marshall and TE Evan Engram. Stay tuned.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard suffered a groin injury in last night’s preseason game. Fortunately, both Shepard and HC Ben McAdoo called it “not serious.” The rookie made highlight reels with a 24-yard catch that led to a Rashad Jennings TD. It’s possible Shepard doesn’t even miss practice time.

The Giants will give rookie WR Sterling Shepard "every opportunity" to win the #2 job behind Odell Beckham, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. Some knock Shepard for being undersized, but he stands just 1 inch shorter and 4 pounds lighter than Beckham. More importantly, his primary competition will come from Victor Cruz. The veteran missed all of last season with a calf injury that arose after a torn patellar tendon ended Cruz's 2014 campaign. The team would probably like to lighten the vet's load in 2016. We'll see how this plays out and where the rookie lands in our rankings, but Shepard figures to carry plenty of fantasy football upside in a top-10 passing offense this season.

 
 
 

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