3) WR Sterling Shepard
Despite only being healthy for two-plus games, Shepard has more than proved his value to Jones and the Giants’ offense when he has been on the field.
Shepard has caught 14 of his 18 targets, proving his reliability, for 135 yards and one touchdown.
PFF points out that Jones has a nearly perfect 116.4 passer rating when targeting Shepard, who is averaging 9.6 yards per catch, and 3.1 yards after the catch per reception.
After putting his battle with turf toe behind him, if Shepard can manage to stay healthy the rest of the season, it could be a significant boost both for the offense overall and Jones’ development over the final nine games.