WR - FA
Giants wide receiver Russell Shepard was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury on Thursday. He suffered the injury in the team's Week 3 win over the Buccaneers.
Shepard will miss at least the next eight weeks due to his placement on injured reserve, though his fantasy value was limited and was set to be even more limited after Golden Tate returns in Week 5.
Giants wide receiver Russell Shepard caught just one pass for nine yards in the team's loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Shepard entered the lineup as the No. 3 wide receiver with Cody Latimer out with an injury, but he was unable to capitalize on the opportunity.
The Carolina Panthers granted sixth-year wide receiver Russell Shepard his release after the veteran wideout refused to take a pay cut and asked to become a free agent.
A former undrafted free agent out of LSU, Shepard spent his first four seasons in Tampa Bay before catching 17 passes for 202 yards in 15 games with Carolina in 2017. He'll probably get a camp invite, but Shepard is well off the fantasy radar.
Russell Shepard caught three of five targets for 29 yards on Sunday against the Saints.
Even without Greg Olsen, Shepard simply doesn't get the volume to be a viable wide receiver play. He's only an option in extremely deep leagues.
Russell Shepard failed to get a target in Sunday's come from behind victory over the Jets.
If there was a game for Shepard to show up this was it, but he failed to get even a target. The Panthers trailed for the majority of the game, but at best Shepard is the forth option in Carolina's offense that doesn't pass all that much. Depending on how Greg Olsen's foot handles this week of practice after receiving some good news today, will determine Shepard's value. If Olsen were to miss more time Shepard would receive a slight bump to WR4 territory, if Olsen plays Shepard isn't ownable in any format.