4. Sterling Shepard
After tearing his ACL in Week 3 of the 2022 season on the final year of his contract, the Giants re-signed Sterling Shepard to a one-year, $1.165 million deal. Shepard is currently the longest-tenured member of the G-Men, having spent all eight of his NFL seasons with the team. Shep has been a leader in the locker room and his presence goes beyond stats at this point, but that doesn’t excuse him for being completely MIA through 10 weeks of the season.
Shepard has seen just 10 targets which he has turned into five receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown. He’s barely been a part of the Giants offense this season, playing just 12 percent of the team’s offensive snaps.
In addition to his lack of contribution on the field, he was also involved in some heated sideline discussions this past week with fellow wide receiver Darius Slayton during the Cowboys’ second trouncing of the season against the Giants in Week 10.
It’s clear that frustrations are mounting in the Giants locker room and no one is happy with the way the team has played through 10 weeks, including Shepard. However, Shepard has all but disappeared in a season where the Giants have needed a reliable veteran pass-catching option to make things easier on the offense.