Sterling Shepard may be one of the best fantasy football trade targets out there as we approach the standard fantasy trade deadline. I'll even go so far as to say he could be a top ten wide receiver for the rest of the season. There's a good chance his owner views him as a WR2, so if you're smart about it, you could make a key pickup for your playoff run.
When the season opened, Shepard was set to be the Giants' third-string wide receiver. But because of major injuries to Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall, Shepard sits firmly atop New York's depth chart at the position. He's dealt with his own injuries, there's no reason to think he's not healthy now, particularly after a monster Week 10 performance in which he caught 11 of his 13 targets for 142 yards.
Superstar Odell Beckham Jr. may be out for the season, but apparently that doesn't mean we won't see ridiculous catches from Giants wide receivers.
Early in the second half of Sunday's game against the 49ers, sophomore wide receiver Sterling Shepard dazzled the crowd. Contested heavily by San Francisco corner back K'Waun Williams, Shepard dove for a highlight-reel catch by stretching his left arm out and just barely nabbing a third-down pass from quarterback Eli Manning.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines for staying seated during the singing of national anthem last week. When asked why he refused to stand, he replied: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder." The NFL issued a statement shortly afterward saying that players are “encouraged but not required to stand” during the anthem, but Kaepernick’s protest immediately drew criticism from football fans as well as his fellow sportsmen.