The New York Giants were concerned that second-year receiver Sterling Shepard suffered a high-ankle sprain during practice on Wednesday. Fortunately, the Giants received some good news later in the day, as Shepard was diagnosed with a low-ankle sprain.
This means that instead of being out well into the regular season, Shepard should be back some time this summer. And while the Giants will take it slow with him, we expect Shepard to continue acting as a solid FLEX option in standard 12-team leagues.
The Oklahoma product recorded 65 receptions for 683 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie last season. This was good enough for him to finish as the 37th-best fantasy receiver in the game.
Sure the presence of free-agent addition Brandon Marshall could have a negative impact on Shepard's fantasy status. But Wednesday's injury in and of itself does nothing to knock him down a peg.