When one references a New York Giants wide receiver, chances are they’re talking about Odell Beckham. That said, Yahoo Fantasy Football expert Brad Evans thinks Beckham’s running mate, Sterling Shepard, could steal the show on Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
In four meetings with the Eagles during his young career, Shepard has averaged 95 yards and a touchdown; clearly, he likes these rivalry matchups. Though Beckham inhales most of the target share in New York, Shepard is top-10 in terms of catch-percentage — a big deal with Eli struggling this season.
Brad expects the Giants to be motivated coming into this Thursday night matchup. Shepard’s red-zone targets (six so far this season) paired with his production make him a quality early-start in Week 6.