Eagles' Russell Shepard laying claim to No. 2 WR job
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Eagles' Russell Shepard laying claim to No. 2 WR job

Jeremy Maclin is out for the season. Riley Cooper @RileyCooper_14 is currently away from the team, and his spot on the roster appears tenuous. The battle to be the Eagles' No. 2 wide receiver should be hotly contested throughout camp. But according to CSN Philly's Reuben Frank, the job is Russell Shepard's to lose.
Shepard, an undrafted rookie from LSU, has been working with the Eagles' first-string offense during camp, getting snaps ahead of Arrelious Benn @ArreliousBenn and Damaris Johnson. Frank writes that Shepard has "certainly opened a lot of eyes" with his play.

Fantasy Analysis:

Shepard was a jack of all trades, king of none at LSU. He came to the campus as a sought-after quarterback, but he played running back, wide receiver, and cornerback during his time there. It's too soon to tell if he will be of any consequence for fantasy owners this season, but he's another name to watch.

CSN Philly

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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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