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Sterling Shepard OUT for Week 12 game vs. Eagles

We break down the news that Shepard will miss another game for the Giants.

New England Patriots cornerback Mike Jackson (35) makes a tackles on New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) during the second quarte at MetLife Stadium. 
New England Patriots cornerback Mike Jackson makes a tackles on New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium.
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Friday update: Shepard has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Eagles, making it his second straight missed contest due to the quad injury. Expect Darius Slayton and Kenny Golladay to get some additional targets in Shepard’s absence.

The New York Giants are finally starting to get healthier across the board but the injury report continues to be a lengthy one. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard continues to be one of the few skill players not progressing as expected. He did not participate in Wednesday’s practice.

Fantasy football implications

Shepard has been one of the more heavily targeted players when he does suit up, so his absence would be notable for other Giants skill players. Darius Slayton and Kenny Golladay would be the biggest beneficiaries of Shepard’s absence. Tight end Evan Engram will also benefit. The Giants badly need a win after firing Jason Garrett after Week 11, so they’d like to have as many players healthy as possible. If Shepard does go, he merits flex consideration given his heavy target share and connection with QB Daniel Jones. Let’s see if the receiver makes progress over the next few days on the practice report.