TE Rhett Ellison - New York Giants

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

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He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Fri Dec 13): is out for this week's game.

General News (Thu Dec 12): partially participated in Thursday's practice.

General News (Wed Dec 11): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 15: vs Miami Dolphins

All TE vs MIA

FBG says: Good matchup. While rookie Daniel Jones missed the team's game last weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles due to an ankle injury, he reportedly will step back into his starting role immediately when his health permits. Whether it be Jones or Eli Manning under center, New York's passing attack has been a high-volume unit lacking efficiency, ranking 8th in the league in total pass attempts, but just 28th in net yards per attempt. While the team's receiving corps is banged up, rookie Darius Slayton's recent emergence has been encouraging. Over the last month, Slayton leads the team in targets, receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. Slayton is an impressive downfield threat, making his significant volume through the air especially valuable for fantasy purposes. Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate are finally both healthy, but even with all three receivers available, Slayton has been the unexpected number-one option through the air recently. The Miami Dolphins defend limited volume through the air, as their opponents rarely need to air it out to gain the upper hand, but when they do, Miami offers little resistance. The Dolphins rarely apply pressure to opposing quarterbacks, with just a 7.0-percent hurry rate this season, the second-lowest of any team in the NFL. Overall, they have allowed a stunning 31-to-9 touchdown-to-interception ratio, one of the worst in the league. On the season, the Dolphins have only faced one passing attack (the Philadelphia Eagles two weeks ago) that surpassed 40 pass attempts, yet they've allowed multi-touchdown performances through the air in 11 out of 13 games. The pass-defending personnel on Miami's roster resembles that of a bottom-feeding defense. With Xavien Howard, the team's number-one cornerback, out with an injury, Miami's patchwork secondary featuring Nik Needham, Jomal Wiltz, Eric Rowe, and Adrian Colbert is one of the weakest in the league. The Dolphins' secondary has allowed a 100-yard receiver in 4 consecutive games, and 7 overall on the season. The New York Giants' struggling passing attack is primed for one of their strongest performances of the season here in Week 15 in an elite matchup.

Recent Stats and Projections

12 at CHI 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
13 vs GB 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
14 at PHI 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
15 vs MIA PROJ-Dodds * 0.0 * * * *
15 vs MIA PROJ-Tremblay * 0.0 * * * *
15 vs MIA PROJ-Bloom * 0.0 * * * *

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

2019 Week 10 vs NYJ (3 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)

Rhett Ellison was the replacement for Engram but he cannot be compared to Engram unfortunately and is a very different player. Ellison does not have the athletic ability in terms of quickness or speed to blow up as a big threat in this offense but plays a small role for Jones. Ellison did have one nice play down the sideline, getting loose from the secondary and briefly escaping down the field for a nice first down. He didn't contribute much else in this game and belongs on the waiver wire.

2019 Week 7 vs ARI (2 / 2 / 33 / 1 rec)

Rhett Ellison caught the only passing touchdown for the Giants and it was a spectacular one. Ellison got between two Cardinal defenders down the field and hauled in a perfect pass from Jones before taking a hit over the goal line. Ellison was more the beneficiary of a great pass as there wasn't much separation between him and the secondary but he did show great concentration and toughness to complete the score. Ellison got a quick checkdown play later in the game but really didn't factor much as the game progressed. He won't get the looks / targets from Jones to be fantasy relevant with Engram also on the field.

2019 Week 6 vs NE (7 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)

Rhett Ellison was there to replace Evan Engram but unfortunately he lacks the athletic ability and speed of Engram. Ellison was dependable in the short game and has good hands to catch the ball in traffic, which we saw on Thursday night. He caught the ball well with a defender all over him and had another big first down as he unraveled to get open on the sideline. Ellison wasn't targeted much outside of this and his lack of downfield play making ability hurts his fantasy value. He's not a viable fantasy play in most leagues with Engram being out, his talent limits his potential as a player.

2019 Week 4 vs WAS (4 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)

Ellison got the first target of the game and in general played a larger part in the game than expected. He did have the game clinching reception that included a broken tackle and drew pass interference in the end zone, but wasn't much of a factor in the game.


Latest News

Giants | NY Giants' injury report for Week 15 (Fri Dec 13, 04:20 PM) - New York Giants OG Kevin Zeitler (ankle, wrist) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins. TE Evan Engram (foot) did not practice Friday, Dec. 13, and has also been ruled out. TE Rhett Ellison (concussion) and QB Daniel Jones (ankle) were limited in practice all week and have been ruled out as well. WR Golden Tate (foot) and CB Corey Ballentine (concussion) practiced in full Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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Giants | Thursday's practice report for NY Giants (Thu Dec 12, 02:52 PM) - New York Giants CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle) and OG Kevin Zeitler (ankle, wrist) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 12. TE Rhett Ellison (concussion), TE Evan Engram (foot) and QB Daniel Jones (ankle) were limited. WR Golden Tate (foot) and CB Corey Ballentine (concussion) practiced in full.

Our View: Engram could return this week but he has been out for too long to trust as we normally would in his first week back despite a good matchup against Miami.
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Giants | Wednesday practice report for Giants (Wed Dec 11, 03:37 PM) - New York Giants CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle) and OG Kevin Zeitler (ankle, wrist) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 11. TE Rhett Ellison (concussion) and CB Corey Ballentine (concussion) were limited during practice.

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Giants | Week 14 New York Giants inactives (Mon Dec 9, 06:59 PM) - The New York Giants have declared OL Eric Smith, CB Corey Ballentine, TE Evan Engram, TE Rhett Ellison, QB Daniel Jones, OG Chad Slade and RB Wayne Gallman inactive for Week 14.

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Giants | Week 14 injury report for Giants (Sat Dec 7, 03:04 PM) - New York Giants TE Rhett Ellison (concussion), QB Daniel Jones (ankle), LB Chris Peace (knee), S Jabrill Peppers (back) and TE Evan Engram (foot) didn't practice Saturday, Dec. 7, and have been ruled out for the game Monday, Dec. 9, against the Philadelphia Eagles. CB Corey Ballentine was a limited participant in practice but has also been ruled out. OT Nate Solder (ankle) practiced in full and is set to play Monday.

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