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John Brown or Sterling Shepard

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  John BrownJ. Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
Expert
Recommendation

80%
Recommended by
73 of 91 experts
20%
Recommended by
18 of 91 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 75% 25%
Top WR Experts86%14%
Top Player Experts85%15%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 46
Best Rank# 23# 33
Worst Rank# 57# 71
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total147.884.8
Avg Game9.98.5
Avg Projection106.5108.5
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank3118
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
John BrownSterling Shepard
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
2 m
#38#44
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 h
#37#43
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#49#41
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#38#44
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
4 h
#43#45
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
7 h
#39#50
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
10 h
#47#57
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
10 h
#43#61
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
15 h
#39#49
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
19 h
#34#47
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#44#33
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 d
#34#46
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
#44#46
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#34#52
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#56#51
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
2 d
#44#49
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
2 d
#47#46
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
3 d
#53#47
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
3 d
#36#44
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
3 d
#47#43
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
3 d
#47#52
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
3 d
#39#42
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
3 d
#39#54
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
4 d
#41#48
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
4 d
#46#50
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
4 d
#42#41
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
4 d
#38#48
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
4 d
#45#48
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
4 d
#36#42
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
4 d
#45#48
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
5 d
#44#37
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
5 d
#39#49
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
5 d
#34#48
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
5 d
#51#57
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
5 d
#52#50
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
5 d
#39#47
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
5 d
#40#41
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
5 d
#40#48
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
Redshirts Fantasy Football
6 d
#34#48
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
6 d
#50#57
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
6 d
#39#49
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Dynasty Nerds
6 d
#43#48
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
6 d
#38#47
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
7 d
#44#46
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
7 d
#48#36
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
7 d
#47#43
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
7 d
#33#42
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
1 w
#38#71
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
1 w
#34#43
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 w
#57#49
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
1 w
#34#33
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 w
#39#49
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
2 w
#39#43
   
2 w
#47#46
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 w
#35#46
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
2 w
#33#39
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 w
#32#49
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
2 w
#38#42
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
2 w
#43#59
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
3 w
#34#50
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
3 w
#38#50
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
4 w
#23#34
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
4 w
#37#46
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
4 w
#35#63
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
Redshirts Fantasy Football
4 w
#39#52
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 w
#56#47
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
4 w
#39#42
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
4 w
#40#49
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
3 w
#39#42
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
Lukas Kacer
06/02
#58
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
5 d
#38#43
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#37#42
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#37#42
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
7 d
#37#42
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
3 w
#40#43
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
5 d
#31#44
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
05/20
#32#41
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
05/20
#43#41
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
05/25
#39#64
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#58#54
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
2 w
#32#41
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
05/12
#38#43
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
05/11
#38#44
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#32#40
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
4 w
#37#46
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
05/04
#40#43
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#36#46
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
04/10
#34#43
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 d
#37#54
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#32#39
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
3 d
#48#50
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  John BrownJ. Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NYJ vs. PIT
Week 2 at MIA at CHI
Week 3 vs. LAR vs. SF
Week 4 at LV at LAR
Week 5 at TEN at DAL
Week 6 vs. KC vs. WAS
Week 7 at NYJ at PHI
Week 8 vs. NE vs. TB
Week 9 vs. SEA at WAS
Week 10 at ARI vs. PHI
Week 11BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. LAC at CIN
Week 13 at SF at SEA
Week 14 vs. PIT vs. ARI
Week 15 at DEN vs. CLE
Week 16 at NE at BAL
Week 17 vs. MIA vs. DAL
Player Projections Comparison
  John BrownJ. Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
Receiving
   
Receptions54.067.1
Rec Yards764.1764.3
Rec TDs4.94.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.55.1
Rush Yards12.839.6
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points106.5108.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  John BrownJ. Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
2019 Points 
Week 118.34.2
Week 27.2
Week 35.520.1
Week 46.99.9
Week 57.54.7
Week 6
Week 714.3
Week 85.4
Week 97.6
Week 107.7
Week 1125.7
Week 129.93.7
Week 137.710.0
Week 142.63.6
Week 159.911.1
Week 1611.613.6
Week 173.9
Player Targets Comparison
  John BrownJ. Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
2019 Targets 
Week 1107
Week 28
Week 359
Week 4119
Week 559
Week 6
Week 76
Week 88
Week 97
Week 1011
Week 1114
Week 1249
Week 1346
Week 1487
Week 151011
Week 1646
Week 1710
Notes for Player Combination
  John BrownJ. Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Brown was fantastic last season, but he's going to see a bit of regression this year with the addition of Stefon Diggs to the offense. Diggs is going to command targets, which limits Brown's overall ceiling. He's nothing more than a WR3/FLEX option this season that has the potential to win you a week with one or two big plays. 
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
 Sterling Shepard tied for 17th most in the NFL for targets per game in 2019 with 8.3.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Brown was the definition of consistency last year, finishing with at least 10.4 PPR points in 13-of-15 games. The issue was that he lacked upside, topping 20 PPR points just twice all year. Now adding Stefon Diggs to the offense, his target share is going to dip and make him much more inconsistent, as they're both perimeter players who'll compete for targets. After seeing 115 targets in 2019, it's possible that number dips into the 80-90 range in 2020. This receiving corps will be better for real life football in 2020, but fantasy-wise, there's likely to be a lot of bumpy roads.In a season where he was dealing with injuries and a rookie quarterback, Shepard still posted WR2 or better numbers in 40 percent of his games, which ranked 33rd among wide receivers. Now, to be fair, the offense has changed, but it doesn't appear the new regime is very fond of Evan Engram, as evidenced by putting him on the trade block during the NFL Draft. Golden Tate is aging, and while Darius Slayton did flash at times, it was a relatively small sample size. It shouldn't shock anyone to see Shepard get 100-plus targets in 2020 and finish as a WR3, though you do have to wonder what his upside actually is with so many mouths to feed.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
Can be a perfectly fine fill in as your NFL team's WR1 but it isn't the roll he's best suited for. Even filling that roll this year he wasn't a clear target hog. Will most likely get pushed to second fiddle when the draft comes along but I think that effects his perceived fantasy value more than his actual worth. Can still get around 100 targets and be flexy.4 years in and we have a yards per reception of 11.6. That average is a lot of work just to go over 1000 yards. Combine that with his lack of TDs, and worrisome concussion history, and you get a perfectly boring WR that needs 90+ receptions to be fantasy relevant.