TE Evan Engram - New York Giants
|6-3, 234||Born: 9-2-1994||College: Ole Miss||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2017|
News you need to know
General News (Fri Dec 7): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report.
General News (Thu Dec 6): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Dec 5): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 14: at Washington Redskins
FBG says: Good matchup. The Giants are a middle-of-the-road passing offense in most measures. Working in their favor, however, Eli Manning has avoided interceptions with the lowest rate of his long NFL career. The Giants offensive line has been a noteworthy weak spot all season, one of four teams allowing at least 40 sacks. The Giants have been marginally better in recent weeks, allowing 10 sacks over the past four games, a slight improvement from their turnstile-like performance the first half of the season. Washington was one of the rough spots for the Giants offensive line back in Week 7 with a season-high seven sacks and two interceptions by Eli Manning in the home loss. Odell Beckham has been consistent this season, seeing at least nine targets in all but one game and posting all six of his touchdowns over the past eight contests. Sterling Shepard has turned into a possession role for the Giants in recent weeks as he does not have a reception longer than 18 yards over his last five games Washington has allowed quarterbacks to complete 67% of their passes this season and have been prone to poor games, allowing multiple touchdowns in seven games and 300 or more yards in five contests. Washington is an average pass rushing unit but above average in coverage. Josh Norman is their best cornerback, but lacks speed to be comfortable in press coverage or against faster wide receivers. The Redskins suffered a key loss to their secondary this week as Quinton Dunbar was placed on IR and will be out for the season which will force Fabian Moreau to move to the outside and 7th round rookie Greg Stroman into the slot. Washington has struggled mightily against wide receivers this season as they have allowed 16 receivers to catch more than 70 yards and have allowed a receiver to have 100 yards or more in four of the last six games including Odell Beckham who went for 136 yards their first meeting.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Evan Engram's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 11 vs TB (2 / 2 / 66 / 0 rec)
Evan Engram was only targeted twice but he made them count as he still had 66 yards receiving. Engram showed off his leap on a short pass, jumping over the defender for extra yards on a short pass play but still fell short of the first down. Engram had a big explosive run down the middle of the field later in the game however. He caught a quick slant from Manning and accelerated through the defense for many yards after the catch. Engram looked fast and nimble as he outran most of the Tampa Bay defenders who were chasing him but he went down eventually short of the goal line. Engram wasn't asked to do anything else as the Giants took care of the Buccaneers with relative ease.
2018 Week 10 vs SF (5 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Engram's game against the 49ers centered on the final three minutes of the game, where three of his four catch resided. Engram was stuffed on an early-game catch before being invisible in the passing game for three quarters. In the final three minutes, however, Engram came alive with a highlight catch with a great ball adjustment for more than 30 yards as the Giants positioned themselves for the potential game-winning score. Engram also had a touchdown opportunity on the drive, but a seam target was tipped away. Engram's up-and-down involvement in the passing game has been perplexing this season and the hyper-athletic tight end is quizzically averaging less than 10 yards per catch. Next week, the Buccaneers are one of the top matchups for opposing tight ends.
2018 Week 8 vs WAS (9 / 5 / 25 / 1 rec)
Evan Engram had a rough and slow restart to this season as he missed many weeks with an early season injury. The Giants didn't throw him many balls and all of his catches were short completions. Engram dropped several balls and one slipped through his hands. On the passes he did catch, they were often drag or out patterns with little to no running room to work with. He did score the only Giants touchdown as time was expiring. Engram was open on an out route, caught the ball close to the sideline and extended just enough for the score. Engram really didn't feature much else in this game but should be targeted more as the Giants may have been easing him back into the lineup in this game.
2018 Week 7 vs ATL (4 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec, 1 / 10 / 0 rush)
It was a rather muted return to the starting line-up for Evan Engram, whose first touch of the game came in the most unexpected way: on an end around. His rushing duties done for the day, Engram was mainly a target in the short to intermediate range of the field. Eli Manning was visibly frustrated with his tight end on a quick-hitting pass to the flat; it appeared Engram was the quarterback's hot read, but he failed to turn around to give his quarterback a viable target. Engram was targeted in the end zone in the latter stages, but the pass was broken up well.
2018 Week 3 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Evan Engram managed only one catch on Sunday as he left the game early with a knee injury. Engram got his hands on a rollout pass play down the sideline that he was able to convert into a big gain. Engram also drew pass interference on another deep ball from Manning but subsequently left the game. Engram's replacement was solid but not near the talent level of the second year player.
2018 Week 2 vs DAL (7 / 7 / 67 / 1 rec)
Even Engram had a nice fantasy day as a tight end but almost all of it came in garbage time due to the completely blown coverage assignment by Dallas. Engram was given a free release at the line of scrimmage and went off on his own into the endzone where he hauled in the big play for the score. Aside from this moment, Engram wasn't able to contribute too much on Sunday night. Manning felt the rush all game long and forced ball short, mostly to his running backs. Engram didn't get many opportunities to work downfield. He got some short balls over the middle from Manning and did his best but these plays were not enough to keep the Giants moving. Engram remains a solid play but not a must start, mid to low number 2 tight end in most leagues.
2018 Week 1 vs JAX (5 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Evan Engram had an early big play down the field on a rollout pass play negated by a hold unfortunately. He had a shot at a deep target from Manning which he was not able to secure but the defender was flagged for passinterference subsequently. Engram drew a holding call also on another target after play action, using his speed to gain some separation. Engram could only get his hands on short balls and was unable to turn several of these into first downs. Beckham was the star of the show on Sunday and Engram was targeted at times but he could never manage to haul in the big play. The Giants were in pass happy mode but poor pass protection hampered the passing attack and guys like Engram suffered as a result. He will have stronger games going forward.
Latest NewsGiants | Evan Engram goes for 77 yards (Sun Dec 9, 08:16 PM) - New York Giants TE Evan Engram caught three of his five targets for 77 yards in a 40-16 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 14. link to story Giants | Evan Engram set to return (Fri Dec 7, 01:51 PM) - New York Giants TE Evan Engram (hamstring) practiced fully Friday, Dec. 7, for the second straight day and does not appear on the team's Week 14 injury report. 'Yeah, I'm ready to ride,' Engram said. 'Had a good week.' Our View: Engram is a low ceiling TE1 this week against Washington, but there is always risk of reinjury in the first week back from a hamstring issue. Rhett Ellison goes back to the waiver wire.
link to story Giants | Week 14 injury report for NY Giants (Fri Dec 7, 01:12 PM) - New York Giants LB Tae Davis (ankle) and LB B.J. Goodson (neck, foot) were limited in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and are listed as questionable for Week 14 against the Washington Redskins. WR Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) returned to a limited practice Friday and no longer appears on the injury report. LB Lorenzo Carter (hip), TE Evan Engram (hamstring) and WR Sterling Shepard (rib) each practiced fully Friday and have also been removed from the injury report. link to story Giants | Evan Engram takes part in practice (Thu Dec 6, 05:26 PM) - New York Giants TE Evan Engram (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 6. Our View: It looks like Engram will be back this week to face Washington. He's a low ceiling TE1 with some risk after this injury happened in warmups two weeks ago.
link to story Giants | Evan Engram limited in practice (Wed Dec 5, 06:12 PM) - New York Giants TE Evan Engram (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5. link to story More News
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