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TE Rhett Ellison - New York Giants

6-5, 251Born: 10-3-1988College: Southern CaliforniaDrafted: Round 4, pick 2012

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News you need to know

General News (Fri Dec 14): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report.

General News (Thu Dec 13): partially participated in Thursday's practice.

General News (Wed Dec 12): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 15: vs Tennessee Titans

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. The big news for the Giants passing offense last week was the late Friday scratch of Odell Beckham Jr, who had been absent from the injury report for the past six weeks. Reports indicate Beckham's bruised quad is improving, but he will certainly be worth monitoring leading into Sunday. Eli Manning was just fine without Beckham last week, but that was primarily due to the Giants' success on the ground from Saquon Barkley. Sterling Shepard led the team in targets while Manning spread the ball out to seven different players with Evan Engram leading the pack in receiving yards. There have been no reliable Giants offensive weapons outside of Barkley and Beckham this season, but Evan Engram has been battling injury all season as he returned from a two-week absence last week. If Engram is healthy, he may warrant a heavier share of targets--especially in the unlikely case that Beckham remained inactive this week. Otherwise, look to Beckham and Barkley to continue as focal points for this passing offense. The Titans passing defense has looked better in recent weeks against suspect competition, including the likes of Cody Kessler and Josh McCown in their last two games. While this unit has been susceptible to some big games this season, they have done a decent job at limiting opposing quarterbacks to reasonable numbers due to solid enough play from their secondary and a strong pass rush from this defensive line. Adoree Jackson has been their best cornerback in coverage, and he should see most snaps against Beckham (if he plays). Beckham should have the advantage in this matchup, however, as Jackson has rarely shut down an opposing receiver this season. Saquon Barkley should be in for a significant challenge though, as the Titans have a very effective linebacker group that has excelled in pass coverage. Impressive play from young linebackers Jayon Brown and Rashaan Evans combined with the veteran Wesley Woodyard have helped lead to the Titans giving up a league-low 26 receiving yards per game to opposing running backs.

Recent Stats and Projections

11 vs TB 40 1 12 0 0 1.2
12 at PHI 55 4 77 0 0 7.7
13 vs CHI 68 4 42 0 0 4.2
14 at WAS 33 0 0 0 0 0
15 vs TEN 28 0 0 0 0 0
15 vs TEN PROJ-Dodds * 1 * * * *
15 vs TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * * *
15 vs TEN PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Rhett Ellison's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 12 vs PHI (6 / 4 / 77 / 0 rec)

Ellison was repeatedly left open by the Eagles in a good sign for tight ends facing Philadelphia in upcoming weeks. He did have one pass sail through his hands, but had a few long catch and runs, including one at a key juncture in the fourth quarter. He could have some value as a streamer if Engram is out for a multiple games.

2018 Week 7 vs ATL (2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)

Backup tight end Rhett Ellison was seldom targeted, with both his catches coming in the red zone as the Giants sputtered. Ellison was unfortunate not to cash in with a touchdown on his second catch; his despairing reach for the goal line fell just inches short.

2018 Week 5 vs CAR (3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Rhett Ellison does not bring a significant threat to the tight end position for the Giants. He had a nice 2 point conversion after direction from Manning got him in the right spot but his talent pales in comparison to Evan Engram. Leave him on the waivers.

2018 Week 4 vs NO (5 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

Rhett Ellison is a poor replacement for Evan Engram and this was evident on Sunday. He has the awareness and hands for the position but doesn't have the talent to get open like Engram. Manning almost found him the endzone in the second half but the pass was broken up with perfect timing from the Saints defense. He is not worth rostering at this point.

2018 Week 3 vs HOU (3 / 3 / 39 / 1 rec)

Rhett Ellison was forced into a bigger role than normal due to the injury sustained by Engram. Ellison made the most of this opportunity and got into the endzone. He shook his man at the line of scrimmage and got a step on a go route in the redzone which allowed Manning to fire a pass quickly for the score. Ellison got his hands on a few short balls otherwise, displaying some quickness and an ability to get open at times. He does not possess the talent of Engram however and will not be reliable in this offense.


Latest News

Giants | Week 15 injury report for Giants (Fri Dec 14, 04:06 PM) - New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 14, and has been ruled out for Week 15. OT Nate Solder (abdomen) was limited during practice but is not on the injury report. TE Rhett Ellison (ankle) and LB Curtis Riley (wrist) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Giants | Thursday injury report for Giants (Thu Dec 13, 02:36 PM) - New York Giants TE Rhett Ellison (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 13. CB Curtis Riley (wrist) participated fully.

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Giants | Wednesday injury report for Giants (Wed Dec 12, 04:34 PM) - New York Giants TE Rhett Ellison (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 12. S Curtis Riley (wrist) participated fully.

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