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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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General News (Thu Oct 18): practiced fully on Thursday.

Week 7: at Atlanta Falcons

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FBG says: Great matchup. Eli Manning looks like his days are numbered in New York. Saddled with declining arm strength and a poor pass-blocking line, Manning is routinely forced into a quick-hitting, small-ball approach. As a result, his completion rate is way up (a career-best 68.7%), but his throws are having little impact. His 10.5 yards per completion rank 27th out of 35 qualifiers, and he's managed just 6 touchdowns over 6 games. It's hampering coach Pat Shurmur's desired splash-play game, and handcuffing Odell Beckham Jr. tremendously. The superstar wideout has topped 100 yards 3 times, but landed at 60 or fewer in each of the other 3. He's a weekly WR1 in fantasy, of course, but it's hard to project him for the massive plays he's known for (just 6 catches of 20 yards or more). The cause should be helped by the return of dynamic tight end Evan Engram, but these don't look like temporary problems. Until Manning is benched - which should happen at some point during this lost season - expect more of the same dink-and-dunk football that relies upon Beckham, Engram, and Saquon Barkley to break off huge gains. Of all the Falcons' injury losses thus far, their most backbreaking might be that of free safety Ricardo Allen. The emerging ballhawk has left a huge hole in the middle of the secondary, and quarterbacks are taking advantage, averaging a stunning 343 yards since Week 1. Cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford remain above-average cover men, but they get no help in the deep zones and struggle to contain downfield receivers. Wideouts are averaging a wild 13.6 yards per catch in this matchup since Week 1. But the most devastating numbers have come out of opposing backfields. Thus far, they've already allowed 3 different running backs to produce 75 receiving yards or more - and 2 of those topped 100. That's a bizarre trend, but it's an illustration of how badly the Falcons are being beaten on every level. They miss their safeties downfield, and they miss Deion Jones, one of the league's premier cover linebackers, in the flats.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 at HOU 54 3 39 1 0 9.9
4 vs NO 54 3 29 0 0 2.9
5 at CAR 55 2 17 0 0 1.7
7 at ATL PROJ-Dodds * 1 * * * *
7 at ATL PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * * *
7 at ATL PROJ-Bloom * 1 * * * *

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 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 | Thursday practice report for Giants (Thu Oct 18, 03:39 PM) - New York Giants WR Russell Shepard (neck), OT Nate Solder (neck) and LB Olivier Vernon (ribs) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 18. TE Rhett Ellison (foot) fully participated in practice.

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Giants | Rhett Ellison will not play (Thu Oct 11, 06:58 PM) - New York Giants TE Rhett Ellison (foot) has been declared inactive for the Week 6 game.

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Giants | Week 6 New York Giants inactives (Thu Oct 11, 06:57 PM) - The New York Giants have declared WR Russell Shepard, DL John Jenkins, CB Kamrin Moore, TE Evan Engram, C Evan Brown, QB Kyle Lauletta and TE Rhett Ellison inactive for Week 6.

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Giants | Wednesday status report for Giants (Wed Oct 10, 01:55 PM) - New York Giants WR Russell Shepard (neck) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10, and is out for Week 6. TE Rhett Ellison (foot) was limited and is questionable. PK Aldrick Rosas (quadriceps) and DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) were limited but will play. LB Connor Barwin (knee), WR Jawill Davis (shoulder) and DE Josh Mauro (groin) participated fully.

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Giants | Tuesday injury report for Giants (Tue Oct 9, 03:43 PM) - New York Giants PK Marshall Koehn (knee), PK Aldrick Rosas (quadriceps) and WR Russell Shepard (neck) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 9. TE Rhett Ellison (foot) and DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) were limited. WR Jawill Davis (shoulder) and DE Josh Mauro (groin) participated fully.

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