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Russell Shepard

27-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Carolina Panthers

2017 Receiving Stats

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17

Yds

202

TD

1

Avg

11.9

Tar

33

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Mostly a special teams contributor through his first three seasons as a pro, Shepard took advantage of a banged-up Buccaneers supporting cast to finish with career highs in catches (23), targets (40),...

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2017 ADP:  103.92

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  11

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 195   DOB: 9/17/1990  College: LSU  Show ContractHide Contract

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Russell Shepard Contract Information:

Signed a three-year contract with the Panthers in March of 2017.

January 9, 2018  –  Russell Shepard News

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Shepard finished with 17 receptions (on 33 targets) for 202 yards and a touchdown in 15 games played this season.

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Russell Shepard NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 18 CFB 10 5 34 0 0 6.8 - - - - - - 45 277 - 2 - - - - - -
2010 19 CFB 13 33 254 1 0 7.7 - - - - - - 32 226 - 2 - - - - - -
2011 20 CFB 10 14 190 4 0 13.6 - - - - - - 7 52 - 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 10 6 92 0 0 15.3 - - - - - - 20 161 - 1 - - - - - -
2013 22 TB 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 TB 16 4 63 0 8 15.8 7.9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 24 TB 13 3 28 1 9 9.3 3.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 TB 14 23 341 2 40 14.8 8.5 5 0 0 0 0 1 9 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 26 CAR 15 17 202 1 33 11.9 6.1 1 1 0 0 0 2 19 9.5 0 65 0 0 0 1 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Russell Shepard Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2009 18 CFB 10 4.3 4.8 4.6 1 3 - - - 5 28 - - -
2010 19 CFB 13 5.1 7.6 6.3 3 20 - - - 2 17 - - -
2011 20 CFB 10 4.8 6.2 5.5 1 19 - - - 1 5 - - -
2012 21 CFB 10 3.1 3.7 3.4 1 9 - - - 2 16 - - -
2013 22 TB 14 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 TB 16 0.4 0.6 0.5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 24 TB 13 0.7 0.9 0.8 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 TB 14 3.4 5.0 4.2 2 24 7 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
2017 26 CAR 15 1.9 3.0 2.4 1 13 6 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Russell Shepard – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

482

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Russell Shepard was on the field for 482 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

143

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Russell Shepard was on the field for 143 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 209 223
2016 434 154
2017 482 143
Russell Shepard 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @SF 20 10 2 53 1 2 26.5 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Buf 34 12 1 6 0 2 6.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
3 NO 38 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @NE 35 9 1 13 0 1 13.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Det 38 11 2 15 0 2 7.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Phi 52 12 2 12 0 6 6.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Chi 37 7 2 20 0 3 10.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @TB 30 11 1 14 0 1 14.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Atl 38 11 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 1 11 11.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 Mia 44 12 3 40 0 7 13.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @NYJ 30 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @NO 32 10 3 29 0 5 9.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 Min 23 5 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 1 8 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 GB 23 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 TB
17 @Atl 8 17 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Russell Shepard  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 1"
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Weight:   195 lbs
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Russell Shepard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Shepard (shoulder) practiced fully Thursday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Shepard (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.

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Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said that Shepard (shoulder) would play in the regular-season finale Dec. 31 against the Falcons, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Shepard (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

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Shepard (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, but Panthers head coach Ron Rivera expects the wide receiver to play, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

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Shepard (shoulder) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Shepard (shoulder) was unable to practice Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Shepard is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Packers due to a shoulder injury, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Shepard was primarily a receiver in name only in 2015, securing only three of 10 targets for 28 yards, along with one touchdown. His primary value was once again realized on special teams, where he tallied 223 snaps and recorded 10 tackles. The wide receiver depth chart is replete with candidates behind starters Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, including more accomplished pass-catchers Louis Murphy and Adam Humphries. Therefore, Shephard's most likely path to a roster spot in 2016 appears to once again go through special teams, as he would likely be hard-pressed to get many opportunities from scrimmage.

2015

The former LSU standout had an excellent season on special teams in 2014, and should return to the role this year. Shepard played quarterback in high school and spent time at running back and receiver in college, but it hasnít translated to a prominent role in the pros. While the third-year wideout played 154 offensive snaps in 2014, he collected just four passes on eight targets for 63 yards. He continues to work at learning the nuances of being a receiver, and his versatility is an asset, but his future likely remains tied to his value on special teams.

2014

Will aim to reprise his special teams role in 2014 with the Bucs if he can make the cut.

2013

Shepard is a former blue chip recruit who never panned out at LSU. He arrived as a quarterback but bounced between receiver and running specialist roles, never firmly defining himself as any one position, and excelling at none. He has good size (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) and a good amount of experience as a runner, so Shepard's versatility could earn him a roster spot.