Sterling Shepard Fantasy Predictions, Rankings & Injury News: Week 17 Giants vs Cowboys

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on December 31, 2020

Sterling Shepard and the New York Giants (5-10) head into a matchup with the Dallas Cowboys (6-9) on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at MetLife Stadium on a three-game losing streak. Oddsmakers have set the total for the game at 45 points with New York as a 1.5-point underdog.

Sterling Shepard Week 17 Injury Status

Status: Questionable
Injury: Ribs
Last updated on 12/30/2020 at 2:57 a.m. EST

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Week 17 Projections

Shepard is projected to score 7.5 fantasy points in Week 17 against Dallas. The Cowboys are the 28th-ranked team in fantasy points allowed and 31st-ranked against wide receivers. There are better plays than Shepard at WR this week, he ranks 37th among receivers for the upcoming slate of games. The Cowboys are 10th in passing defense, allowing 239.8 yards per game.

Receiver Projected Fantasy Ranks for Week 17
Rank Name Week 17 Projected Fantasy Points
1 Davante Adams 14.3
2 Calvin Ridley 13.1
3 Justin Jefferson 11.9
36 Mike Williams 7.6
37 Sterling Shepard 7.5
38 Emmanuel Sanders 7.4

Projected fantasy points and data in this article reflect data from as of December 30, 2020, 6:20 AM ET.

Season Fantasy Ranking

Shepard is the 168th-highest scoring player overall in fantasy football this season, ranking 54 spots lower than his average draft position of 114. He goes into the matchup as the 83rd-ranked wide receiver, 41 spots below his No. 42 ADP among WRs. Shepard has put together a 544-yard season on 58 grabs and scored two touchdowns.

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Sterling Shepard Weekly Performance

Week Opponent Opp. Pos. Rank Fantasy Points
16 BAL 7 13.7
15 CLE 23 4.8
14 ARI 19 3.5
13 SEA 32 4.2
12 CIN 26 6.8
10 PHI 13 4.7
9 WAS 2 5.7
8 TB 9 7.4
7 PHI 23 11.9
2 CHI 18 3.5
1 PIT 11 (2019) 4.7

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