NFL Week 7 Injury Pivots: Shepard, Godwin, Samuel

  • Sterling Shepard has -115 odds on both sides of his 65.5 receiving yard line.
  • Chris Godwin has a total of 71.5 receiving yards set with -115 odds on the OVER.
  • Deebo Samuel’s receiving total is set at just 59.5 yards with a -115 betting line on either side.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Every week the NFL has a slew of injuries that may hurt the team overall, but help individual teammates have better games.

Sterling Shepard Primed For Big Game

The New York Giants have a relatively deep receiving room, however, there are so many injuries that Sterling Shepard should be in line for a big day. Online sportsbooks have his line set at a very achievable number considering the injuries around him.

Sterling Shepard Receiving Yards Total

  • OVER 65.5 -115
  • UNER 65.5 -115

With Saquon Barkley, Kadarius Toney and Kenny Golladay out this weekend, Shepard should be the number one target in the offense. He’s eclipsed this mark in three of his four games this season and is no stranger to a high number of targets.

Shepard has seen 9+ targets in 75% of his games played and if he sees a similar volume on Sunday, he should have no issue soaring past his listed total. The game will air live on FOX starting at 1 p.m. EST.

Chris Godwin Should Have High Usage

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play this weekend without Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski which leaves Chris Godwin and Mike Evans as the leading receivers on the team. Godwin in particular seems to have numbers worth betting on.

Chris Godwin Receiving Yards Total

  • OVER 71.5 -115
  • UNDER 71.5 -115

Godwin is averaging 68.1 yards per game this season and has done so largely while competing with Brown and Gronkowski for targets. Despite having the leading passer in the NFL throwing him the ball, NFL betting sites have Godwin’s average just three yards above his season average even with much less competition for volume.

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CBS will have coverage of this game at 4: 25 p.m. EST.

Deebo Samuel Benefits With Jimmy G’s Return

Deebo Samuel had been having a monster season until Jimmy Garoppolo got hurt and Trey Lance had to fill in. Now Garoppolo is back and Lance is hurt, which should result in Samuel returning to his elite form from a few weeks ago.

Deebo Samuel Receiving Yards Total

  • OVER 59.5 -115
  • UNDER 59.5 -115

With Jimmy G as the quarterback, Samuel averaged 122.5 yards per game and had at least five receptions in every game. With Lance, Samuel had a season-low in receptions with just three. Samuel is sixth in the NFL in yards per reception at 17.7, meaning he would need just four catches to hit his total if he held true to his average.

This game will begin at 8:20 p.m. EST on Sunday night and will be broadcast on NBC.