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  Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
Robby AndersonR. Anderson
WR - CAR
Robby Anderson
 
 
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Best Rank# 31# 35-
Worst Rank# 77# 78-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total84.8110.3-
Avg Game8.56.9-
Avg Projection116.399.6-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
Robby AndersonR. Anderson
WR - CAR
Robby Anderson
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. PIT vs. LV
Week 2 at CHI at TB
Week 3 vs. SF at LAC
Week 4 at LAR vs. ARI
Week 5 at DAL at ATL
Week 6 vs. WAS vs. CHI
Week 7 at PHI at NO
Week 8 vs. TB vs. ATL
Week 9 at WAS at KC
Week 10 vs. PHI vs. TB
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. DET
Week 12 at CIN at MIN
Week 13 at SEABYE WEEK
Week 14 vs. ARI vs. DEN
Week 15 vs. CLE at GB
Week 16 at BAL at WAS
Week 17 vs. DAL vs. NO
Player Projections Comparison
  Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
Robby AndersonR. Anderson
WR - CAR
Robby Anderson
Receiving
   
Receptions72.251.5
Rec Yards833.9742.8
Rec TDs4.94.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts5.11.2
Rush Yards39.63.9
Rush TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points116.399.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
Robby AndersonR. Anderson
WR - CAR
Robby Anderson
2019 Points 
Week 14.22.3
Week 28.1
Week 320.11.1
Week 49.9
Week 54.71.6
Week 618.5
Week 71.0
Week 84.3
Week 93.3
Week 101.1
Week 116.6
Week 123.714.6
Week 1310.010.1
Week 143.618.1
Week 1511.18.6
Week 1613.69.2
Week 173.91.8
Total84.8110.3
Average8.56.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
Robby AndersonR. Anderson
WR - CAR
Robby Anderson
2019 Targets 
Week 177
Week 26
Week 395
Week 49
Week 593
Week 68
Week 78
Week 86
Week 94
Week 103
Week 113
Week 1295
Week 13610
Week 14711
Week 15116
Week 1664
Week 17107
Notes for Player Combination
  Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
Robby AndersonR. Anderson
WR - CAR
Robby Anderson
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
 After four seasons with Gang Green as one of the team's top options, Anderson joins a Panthers team with a lot of mouths to feed. The deep-threat receiver has totaled 18 touchdowns over the last three seasons, while averaging 15 yards per reception. He can still be a fantasy-relevant contributor in 2020, though his week-to-week consistency will likely take a hit.
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
Signed prior to last season to a four-year, 41 million extension, Shepard picked up a few of the targets that had gone to Odell Beckham in prior seasons, averaging more than eight targets per game for the first time in his career. The expectation is that he will continue to work primarily out of the slot in 2020 despite the slot also being the preferred position of Golden Tate.Anderson is one of only three NFL players along with Mike Evans and Kenny Golladay to rank among the league's top 20 wideouts in yards per reception while catching 50 or more passes in each of the past two seasons. With new Carolina quarterback Teddy Bridgewater having been more of a dink-and-dunk specialist in recent years, expect Anderson's 2020 output to lack consistency.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Sterling Shepard tied for 17th most in the NFL for targets per game in 2019 with 8.3. The Athletic's Dan Duggan said Giants WR Sterling Shepard has dominated opposing cornerbacks in training camp, establishing himself as the clear No. 1 wideout.Robby Anderson had four avoided tackles and 3.5 YAC/reception on 52 catches in 2019.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Sterling Shepard went into 2019 as the clear cut Giants WR1 but he failed to perform, missing half the season with injury and only performing against mediocre opposition. Now with Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram, Golden Tate and Darius Slayton to compete with, it's hard to see Shepard providing weekly security in an offense expected to run more often this year under Joe Judge. He's a low upside mid-round pick.It's hard to see exactly how Robby Anderson will fit into the Panthers offense, but it's fair to say he'll provide more real-life benefit than fantasy benefit. With Christian McCaffrey and D.J. Moore sucking in 130+ targets each and Curtis Samuel and Ian Thomas sucking up 160+ between them, Anderson will need the Panthers to throw a lot to get a useful amount of targets. Luckily, the Panthers look like they'll be awful this year and that could mean massive passing volume. It'll be more efficient with Teddy Bridgewater at the controls too. It fair to assume Anderson can manage 900-odd yards with half a dozen TDs and that would be good enough for a cusp WR3. That's nothing special but he's the kind of guy that needs to be drafted in every league, even though you're never excited to draft him.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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.Switching teams as a wide receiver this offseason seems... less than ideal. It does help, however, when there's a new quarterback on that team, as well as a coach you've played for in the past. Matt Rhule was the coach while Anderson was at Temple back in 2015. The issue is that Bridgewater's strengths don't really align with Anderson's. Bridgewater threw the ball 20-plus yards just 7.1 percent of the time last year, which ranked second lowest in the league. Anderson's skill set just doesn't align with Bridgewater's strengths as a passer, though they may try to force the issue after spending $20 million over two years on Anderson. Not having an offseason to build rapport makes me a bit more concerned, especially knowing we've seen Anderson's effort level best described as "inconsistent" on the field. It's tough to say he'll be a better fantasy option than he was in New York, only now his asking price is much lower. Being taken outside the top 50 wide receivers is a discount worth taking in best-ball leagues, but in redraft, it's tough to say he'll be a consistent contributor. He's the third option, at best.
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
When healthy, Shepard has been a solid WR3 but the problem is, he's rarely healthy. Now with the emergence of Darius Slayton and the presence of veteran Golden Tate, I don't like Shepard's chances of living up to his ADP.After four long years on the Jets, Anderson gets a fresh start in Carolina where he'll catch passes from Teddy Bridgewater. While some may consider Bridgewater an upgrade over Sam Darnold, I don't think he's the best QB for a WR like Anderson. Anderson is known for being a deep threat and Bridgewater has never been known as a QB who goes deep. That could lead to some down weeks but he'll definitely have his big games as well. I'd stash him and use him in favorable, likely high scoring matchups.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 Anderson has plenty of talent and has been the victim of erratic quarterback play throughout his career with the Jets. Reuniting with his college coach, Matt Rhule, is a positive development, but it's difficult to see him being start-worthy at any point this season. Between Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore, Curtis Samuel, and Ian Thomas, there just aren't going to be enough targets to make Anderson viable, especially given that because he's mostly a deep threat, he's inherently a boom-or-bust play. Add in that Teddy Bridgewater isn't the type of quarterback who will play recklessly and things just don't look like they'll fall into place for Anderson in 2020.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
When Shepard's on the field, he's a target vacuum. However, he's rarely been on the field the past couple seasons and he is playing in one of the deepest receiving corps in the entire league. Darius Slayton, Golden Tate, Evan Engram, and Saquon Barkley are all going to command targets in this offense, which limits each player's ceiling. If one of the other options misses time, Shepard can be extremely fantasy relevant, but it's impossible to project that going into the season. Shepard's a risky pick this year.Anderson's struggled the past few seasons in New York, but he's getting a change of scenery with his signing with the Carolina Panthers. Anderson has familiarity with head coach Matt Rhule, which will only help in a truncated offseason. The Panthers are most likely going to be throwing the ball a ton this season and Anderson's going to see plenty of targets heading his way. Anderson's one of my candidates to breakout this season and he's currently being drafted outside the top-50 WRs.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
 While the Panthers have a crowded WR corps, Anderson could thrive in a system that prioritizes "SPEED in space"
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
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.Not sure why the signing is confusing for some. Did you expect everyone to just run underneath and be completely predictable? Awaiting fantasy judgement until we see what Rhule is about.