Shepard caught 57 of 83 targets in 10 games this season, more or less living up to his draft-day billing on a per-game basis.
The per-play output was somewhat disappointing, though -- only 6.9 YPT, down from 8.1 a year ago, and 10.1 yards per catch, despite playing with the more downfield oriented Daniel Jones. Moreover, Shepard's two concussions put him at greater risk to miss time in 2020 should he take another big hit. He should reprise his role as one of the team's top receivers next season, but Golden Tate and Darius Slayton will also get looks along with Kaden Smith, Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley.
Shepard caught all six of his targets for 76 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 41-35 win over the Redskins.
Shepard displayed excellent chemistry with the returning Daniel Jones as he snared every ball that was thrown his way. He didn't make many big plays on the day, but his 23-yard touchdown in the first quarter was enough to propel him to a solid fantasy performance. Shepard, who has come alive over the last two weeks with 15 catches for 187 yards and a score, will look to finish strong next Sunday against the Eagles.
Shepard caught nine of 11 targets for 111 yards in Sunday's 36-20 win over the Dolphins.
Shepard led the Giants in targets, catches and receiving yards, but he just missed getting into the end zone. The 26-year-old wideout reached 100 receiving yards for the second time in eight games played this season, but he's still stuck on two touchdowns. Now that he's healthy, Shepard will look to build off this performance when the Giants travel to Washington in Week 16.
Shepard caught four of seven targets for 28 yards in Monday night's 23-17 overtime loss to the Eagles.
Shepard trailed only Darius Slayton in all major receiving categories, but his production was a far cry from the rookie's 5-154-2 line. With Eli Manning at quarterback, Shepard represents the most familiar face in New York's passing offense, which figures to benefit him as long as Daniel Jones (ankle) remains sidelined. Although that situation didn't bear much fruit Monday, Week 15's matchup against the lowly Dolphins could be different.
Shepard is expected to be on the receiving end of passes from Eli Manning and not Daniel Jones (ankle) on Monday at Philadelphia, Dan Benton of USA Today reports.
Jones emerged from Week 13 with a sore right ankle, but a subsequent MRI revealed a "moderate" high-ankle sprain. Considered "week-to-week" by coach Pat Shurmur, Jones is slated to be inactive Monday, yielding his starting spot to Manning. Shepard thus will have a familiar face leading the offense versus an Eagles defense that the wide receiver has feasted against in six matchups, notching 35 catches for 457 yards and four touchdowns, per the Giants' official site.
Shepard caught three of seven passes for 40 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-13 loss to Green Bay.
Shepard tied the game up late in the first quarter when he corralled an 18-yard lollipop from Daniel Jones near the front pylon for his first touchdown since Week 3. Injuries and overall offensive struggles have kept Shepard down for much of this season, but he's been prolific when in the game, with at least seven targets in all six of his starts this season. He's a strong fit for Jones' quick-strike style, and the two's rapport should improve with time. Next up is a Week 14 Monday night matchup against a struggling Eagles team.
Shepard caught five of nine targets for 15 yards and added a 22-yard rush in Sunday's 19-14 loss to Chicago.
Shepard failed to break free for a catch of longer than six yards, but he found some space on an end-around. More importantly, he looked healthy in his first game action since Week 5, leading the team in targets. There should be better days ahead for Shepard now that he's back from a concussion. Up next is a Week 13 home date with the Packers.
Shepard has been cleared from the concussion protocol and will play in Sunday's game against the Bears.
A full practice participant throughout the week, Shepard gained clearance Friday afternoon from an independent neurologist. He'll suit up for the first time since Week 5, joining Golden Tate and Darius Slayton in three-wide formations. A road matchup with the Bears defense isn't easy, but there should at least be a few extra targets to go around with tight ends Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) both ruled out for Sunday's game.
Shepard (concussion) will visit an independent neurologist Friday in an effort to gain clearance for Sunday's game in Chicago, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports.
Shepard has been a full practice participant throughout the week, potentially setting up his first game appearance since Week 5. The Giants certainly could use the pass-catching help, with tight ends Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) both ruled out already. Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record relays that coach Pat Shurmur is optimistic Shepard will be cleared for Sunday's game.
Shepard (concussion) practiced fully Thursday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
Per Dan Duggan of The Athletic, coach Pat Shurmur expects Shepard to get out of the concussion protocol prior to Sunday's game at Chicago, but his evaluation in front of an independent neurologist won't happen until Friday, at the earliest. While Shepard has logged back-to-back full practices, it should be noted he logged three in row Week 9 before having a recurrence of symptoms and reentering the protocol. As a result, nothing is guaranteed with the health of the fourth-year wide receiver.
Shepard (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Per Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post, Shepard remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, but the Giants expect him to receive full clearance from an independent neurologist later this week. Barring any setbacks, the 25-year-old is trending toward suiting up for Sunday's contest against the Bears after missing the Giants' previous five contests.
Shepard (concussion) was a full participant at Monday's practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
The Giants won't release an official injury report until Wednesday, but the fact he was considered a full participant Monday backs up coach Pat Shurmur's optimism for a return this week. Regardless, the 25-year-old will need to gain clearance from an independent neurologist at some point this week if he's going to play Sunday against the Bears. Shepard suffered his second concussion of the season Week 5 versus the Vikings and has missed the last five games.
Coach Pat Shurmur said after Monday's practice that he's optimistic Shepard will clear the NFL's five-step concussion protocol and suit up Week 12 against the Bears, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
While Shepard remains in the protocol coming off the Giants' Week 11 bye, he took a notable step forward by participating in Monday's practice. The extent of his participation won't be known until the Giants release their first injury report of the week Wednesday, and Shepard still will need to gain clearance from an independent neurologist at some point if he's to return to action versus the Bears. Shepard has been diagnosed with two concussions this season and already experienced a setback while recovering from his latest head injury, so he'll likely have more of an uphill battle to gaining clearance this week than the other three players on the roster that are in the concussion protocol (Rhett Ellison, Janoris Jenkins and Nate Solder).
Shepard (concussion) was seen participating Monday in the Giants' practice, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
The Giants won't release their first Week 12 injury report until Wednesday, at which time Shepard likely will go down as either a limited or full participant in practice. The difference between limited and full participation is fairly significant for the wideout, as the latter would indicate that he has been given the green light to take contact. Shepard has been sidelined since Week 5 after suffering his second concussion of the season and will need to gain clearance from an independent neurologist in order to suit up Sunday against the Bears.
Coach Pat Shurmur said Monday that Shepard (concussion) will resume practicing while the Giants are on bye in Week 11, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.
While Shepard's ability to practice is encouraging, it's likely he'll still be barred from taking contact since he remains in the NFL's concussion protocol. The bye week should aid Shepard's chances of making it back to action for the Giants' next game Nov. 24 versus the Bears, but clearing the five-step protocol for head injuries still looms as a major obstacle for the wideout. Shepard already has been diagnosed with two concussions this season. He appeared on tap to return ahead of the Giants' Week 9 loss to the Cowboys, only to suffer a setback shortly before the contest.
Shepard (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Shepard will miss a fifth straight game as he recovers from his second concussion of the year. He cleared the concussion protocol last Friday, only to re-enter it a couple days later and get ruled out for Monday's 37-18 loss to the Cowboys. Another absence leaves Darius Slayton in a full-time role outside, with Golden Tate manning the slot and Bennie Fowler and/or Cody Latimer taking the third receiver spot. Shepard didn't practice in any capacity this week, but an upcoming bye could allow him to get healthy before the Giants face the Bears on Nov. 24. Of course, that's far from a sure thing.
Shepard (concussion) appears unlikely to return to practice this week, as Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports there will be "no activity" for the wideout.
Shepard has been sidelined for four consecutive weeks now, and with another recent occurrence of concussion symptoms, the team won't be taking any risks. Despite an uphill battle ahead, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports that the team hasn't yet considered injured reserve, and intends for Shephard to return this season. In the meantime, look for Golden Tate and Darius Slayton to continue to have active roles in the passing game, especially with Evan Engram (foot) ruled out for the Week 10 matchup against the Jets.
Shepard (concussion) won't participate in Wednesday's practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Shepard had been in line to return from a three-game absence to play in the Giants' eventual loss to the Cowboys on Monday Night Football, but he was ruled out a day in advance of the contest after informing the training staff that he suffered a recurrence of concussion symptoms. In light of the setback along with the fact that Shepard has already been diagnosed with two concussions this season, the wideout's availability for the Week 10 game against the Jets -- and perhaps the rest of the season -- looks to be in peril.
The Giants announced that Shepard re-entered the NFL's concussion protocol. The wideout has been ruled out for the Giants' Monday night game against the Cowboys.
Shepard cleared the five-step concussion protocol earlier this week and was set to return from a three-game absence, but he reported a recurrence of the concussion symptoms after meeting with the Giants' medical staff Saturday evening, per Dan Duggan of The Athletic. With Shepard's absence now extended by at least one more contest, Golden Tate, Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley should be locked in as the Giants' clear top three options in the passing game.
Shepard cleared the NFL's concussion protocol Friday and will play Monday against the Cowboys, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
After suffering his second concussion of the season in the Giants' Week 5 loss to the Vikings, Shepard hadn't managed anything more than limited activity in practices the past three weeks before putting in a full session Thursday. The wideout passed the final step of the concussion protocol Friday, when an independent neurologist granted him full clearance for game action. With Shepard back in the fold following a three-game absence, rookie signal-caller Daniel Jones will have all of his key weapons in the passing game at his disposal for the first time in his seven starts.
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