Fantasy Football: 5 Undervalued New York Giants

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No. 1 – Sterling Shepard (WR #44)

I have been pounding my fist on the table for a Shepard breakout year all offseason and for fantasy football purposes, that won’t change.

Currently valued with a ninth round grade, he is falling right around the territory where Adam Thielen was drafted last season. There’s no reason why Shepard can’t finish the year off with 800-plus yards receiving considering Shurmur’s love for the slot-man and the New York Giants current lack of a third wideout.

Yes, there are a lot of mouths to feed this year and Beckham is going to get his share, but that didn’t stop Shepard from seeing 105 targets his rookie season when both were on the field together.

In 2017, Shepard was only able to suit up for 11 games due to injuries. He was still able to post 731 receiving yards and two touchdowns. That’s the floor you are getting with Sterling and his ceiling can be much greater if you stretch those numbers over a full season.

OBJ’s presence will only draw the defense’s attention toward himself as Manning should constantly find Shep open on high-success crossing routes for increased PPR value.

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Shepard’s current 102 ADP has him in WR3/4 territory, but he has WR1/2 upside each week he is on the field. It doesn’t hurt that the Giants have the fourth-easiest fantasy football schedule for wideouts either. Seems like he’s a cinch to overperform his draft slot.

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