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Russell Shepard 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Russell Shepard Bio & Career Stats

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Position: Wide Receiver
Career: 4 Years
Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Houston, TX
High School:
College: LSU
Drafted: Undrafted

Wide Receiver Rankings:
<< Justin Hardy    Brice Butler >>
Position Projections:
QB | RB | WR | TE | K | Draft Kit Index

  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Russell Shepard 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
28.56 2.42 2 7.50 2.30 107 --
2017 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2017 Better Defenses in 2017 Better Pass Defenses in 2017 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
11 No No No No No Yes Yes No No
Russell Shepard Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Buccaneers1323341200900029.952.30
2015 Buccaneers332810000007.402.47
2014 Buccaneers1646300000003.15.20
Russell Shepard 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Russell Shepard has been above his projection the last 2 years. His best fantasy WR ranking was #99 in 2016.
Fantasy Trends:
Shepard fell below his previous year fantasy game average last year.
Player Consistency:
, and he was ranked the 258th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Shepard is entering his 5th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 5th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.17 from their 4th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Shepard has averaged 2.76 fantasy pts per game less than the league WR average. The average fantasy pts per game by WRs in 2016 was 3.97.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.152) pts per game for Shepard.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Shepard plays this year (108 - 100 - 1 0.519%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (101 - 105 - 2 0.490%), and last season's teams gave up more points (4,911) compared to this season's teams (4,815) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Shepard surprisingly had a higher fantasy avg (2.58 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (2.13 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could be an indication of a higher fantasy average.
From a defensive standpoint, Shepard will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.15 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.92 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses), but this season's teams gave up more passing yards (244 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (242 yds/game including 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Shepard has been a slow starter, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (8.53 pts per game), followed by the 3rd quarter (3.35 pts per game), 4th quarter (1.20 pts per game) and 1st quarter (0.76 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 11 (4.45 pts per game), week 16 (1.98 pts per game) and week 15 (1.05 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 1 (0.60 pts per game), week 15 (1.05 pts per game) and week 16 (1.98 pts per game).



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