Buy Low Alert: Sterling Shepard is Projected to Be the #57 WR the Rest of the 2019 Season...Behind Laviska Shenault Jr. and Ahead of Cole Beasley

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

You can expect Sterling Shepard to be a good bench player who will start in certain weeks the rest of the season. His 58 projected fantasy points puts him at #57 behind Laviska Shenault Jr. and ahead of Cole Beasley. He has averaged 8.39 fantasy points in his past 23 games, which is more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 7.2 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#50) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is more valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #43 ranked wide receiver. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 47%, he is the #62 most highly owned wide receiver. Sterling Shepard is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #61 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON WR RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#55 Hunter Renfrow (41% OWN)60 FP, 6.6 per game85 FP, 13 gp, 6.5 per game (#58)
#56 Laviska Shenault Jr. (46% OWN)60 FP, 6.6 per game85 FP, 13 gp, 6.5 per game (#58)
#57 Sterling Shepard (47% OWN)58 FP, 7.2 per game85 FP, 10 gp, 8.5 per game (#35)
#58 Cole Beasley (75% OWN)56 FP, 7 per game118 FP, 15 gp, 7.9 per game (#42)
#59 Keelan Cole (30% OWN)55 FP, 6.1 per game55 FP, 12 gp, 4.6 per game (#81)

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START EM ALERT: STERLING SHEPARD PROJECTED TO FINISH AHEAD OF ALLEN LAZARD IN WEEK 9

Sterling Shepard is projected for 7.1 fantasy points in week 9 which ranks him a the #43 projected wide receiver for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is a typical week for him with a FP projection that is the same as his projected per game average over the rest of the season. He is ranked above Allen Lazard but behind Laviska Shenault Jr.. Week 10 will not be as good based on projected rank (#49). He is projected for 7.1 fantasy points.

WEEK 9 WR RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#41 John Brown (67% OWN)7.2 FP (19% ST)6.7 FP
#42 Laviska Shenault Jr. (46% OWN)7.1 FP (8% ST)6.6 FP
#43 Sterling Shepard (47% OWN)7.1 FP (21% ST)7.2 FP
#44 Allen Lazard (50% OWN)7.1 FP (4% ST)8.8 FP
#45 Darnell Mooney (10% OWN)7 FP (3% ST)7.6 FP
WEEK 10 WR RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#47 Cole Beasley (75% OWN)7.2 FP (48% ST)7 FP
#48 Deebo Samuel (60% OWN)7.1 FP (1% ST)7.3 FP
#49 Sterling Shepard (47% OWN)7.1 FP (21% ST)7.2 FP
#50 Nelson Agholor (61% OWN)7 FP (28% ST)7.1 FP
#51 Rashard Higgins (58% OWN)6.9 FP (17% ST)6.6 FP

STERLING SHEPARD IS A GREAT DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL ($5.5K) AND DRAFTKINGS ($4.8K)

He is projected for 9.7 FanDuel points and 12.9 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$218 more than $5.5K on FanDuel and +$403 more than $4.8K on DraftKings. There may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL WEEK (WR) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#33 Marquise Brown9.9 FD Points$5800
#34 Cole Beasley9.8 FD Points$5300
#35 Sterling Shepard9.7 FD Points$5500
#36 CeeDee Lamb9.6 FD Points$5800
#37 Antonio Brown9.5 FD Points$6500
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (WR) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#25 Cole Beasley12.9 DK Points$5400
#26 DeVante Parker12.9 DK Points$5200
#27 Sterling Shepard12.9 DK Points$4800
#28 Jerry Jeudy12.8 DK Points$4700
#29 Diontae Johnson12.8 DK Points$5000

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

STERLING SHEPARDFPPPRTARRECYDTDRUSHYD
Rest of 2020589959.041.44342.122.7
-- Per Game (8 Proj)7.212.47.45.254.20.262.84
Week 9 @WAS7.112.27.35.1540.252.80
Week 10 vs PHI7.112.27.25.1520.272.70
2020 Season10818110673743478
-- Per Game (13 GP)8.313.98.25.657.20.316.0
2019 to 202011219111379785478
-- Per Game (14 GP)8.013.78.15.656.10.295.6