TE Evan Engram - New York Giants
|6-3, 234||Born: 9-2-1994||College: Ole Miss||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2017|
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General News (Wed Dec 4): has a strong chance to return in Week 14.
Week 14: at Philadelphia Eagles
FBG says: Neutral matchup. The New York Giants turned over the keys to their offense to Daniel Jones early in the season with one eye on the future. Now, as Daniel Jones deals with an ankle injury, Eli Manning is expected to take back over the starting role under center for the Giants. In limited action earlier this season, Manning's metaphoric gas tank appeared to be running dry. Now, in Week 14 a high-volume passing-attack will look to salvage respectable passing totals for Eli Manning; however, with a depleted receiving corps, the outlook is bleak. Last weekend, the Giants fielded a receiving corps consisting of just a single Week 1 starter, Sterling Shepard, at their disposal. All of the previously-injured personnel remain on the injury report ahead of Week 14, with their status in jeopardy. Without Evan Engram and Golden Tate, unheralded pass-catchers like Darius Slayton and Kaden Smith have risen to prominence through the air for New York; however, the lack of chemistry and talent in this unit makes them one of the weakest in the NFL. With Eli Manning under center, even if the Giants' receiving corps nears full-strength in Week 14, it is exceedingly unlikely that they will be able to capitalize on Philadelphia's weakness at the back-end of their defense. Although Philadelphia's pass-defense saw a momentary improvement against the pass when Jalen Mills returned to action in a form unlike anything he had previously shown in his career, the unit came crashing back down to earth in last week's loss to the Miami Dolphins. On the whole, the unit grades as a slightly-below average group, allowing a sub-par 22-to-10 touchdown-to-interception ratio to go alongside a 6.4 net yards per attempt total that ranks 19th in the league. The strength of this defense is along the defensive line, where Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox produce the bulk of the team's pass-rushing production. Elsewhere, however, they get little support, as the team's linebackers offer little support and their secondary grades as one of the league's worst. Ronald Darby was exposed play after play last weekend when DeVante Parker erupted for nearly 160 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jalen Mills has also struggled in recent weeks after playing at an incredible level early in his 2019 campaign. Mills has been one of the league's most-criticized and exploited cornerbacks throughout his young career and, unfortunately for the Eagles, after a brief stint of strong play, it is looking like he is returning to his old ways. Philadelphia's pass defending talent, or lack thereof, resembles that of a bottom-rung unit in the NFL, and it would not come as a surprise to see their numbers trend back in that direction down the stretch. However, it may have little implication on their Week 14 clash with the Giants' struggling passing attack.
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
2019 Week 9 vs DAL (8 / 6 / 48 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Evan Engram, like most of the Giants, had a down game against the Cowboys due to the offensive woes the team endured. Jones and the Giants kept things short in the passing game for the most part due to the pass rush felt by the rookie quarterback. Engram got a few looks in the short game and turned some plays into first downs with yards after the catch thanks to his superior athletic ability against some linebackers. Engram was targeted in the redzone early on but the pass was way off the mark. Engram looked to be fouled late in the game as it looked like defensive pass interference on a sure catch near the redzone but the penalty never arrived. Engram had to settle for short patterns and checkdown plays as a result of the game situation and thus had limited fantasy value.
2019 Week 8 vs DET (7 / 4 / 40 / 1 rec)
Evan Engram wasn't heavily involved on Sunday against the Lions but made his mark with a late touchdown. Engram was wide open due to a rub route in the redzone and Jones found him for the easy score. Engram had another catch ruled incomplete as the ball was jarred loose. He caught some other balls over the middle and helped move the Giants at times but you might expect the rookie quarterback to lean more on his tight end than he has been. Jones takes risks and throws the ball downfield and Engram rarely runs these deep patterns. Still a good play in fantasy, it looks like there is a lot more potential for Engram in this offense.
2019 Week 7 vs ARI (5 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Evan Engram had a bad game on Sunday and did very little. The Cardinals almost completely eliminated his role in the offense and forced Jones to look elsewhere. Jones found Engram down the sideline for a big play early in the game but he dropped the ball. He dropped another ball on a short pass and just seemed out of sorts against the Cardinals. Engram was returning from an injury so perhaps this was an off week, the bad weather also hampered the Giants passing game. Engram should look to bounce back as a fantasy tight end next game.
2019 Week 5 vs MIN (11 / 6 / 42 / 0 rec, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
Evan Engram was the most targeted Giant from Jones on Sunday but this didn't correspond into a big day for fantasy. Jones was targeting Shepard down the field a lot more and Engram was working the middle of the field. The Vikings made an effort to stick with Engram and he was tackled very quickly on a lot of his catches. The Giants tried him on a few end around rush attempts but these had mediocre results as the blocking was not there. Engram was hit hard over the middle, causing the ball to pop loose and it was almost picked off. Jones tried to connect with Engram on a fade route in the corner of the endzone but the defender played it very well and was in coverage. He got hit again over the middle and another ball become loose. Engram is a top target priority for Jones but the game script got wonky for the Giants once they went down big to the Vikings. Jones also struggled throwing the ball down the field and Engram couldn't gain separation in key moments.
2019 Week 4 vs WAS (7 / 4 / 54 / 0 rec)
Engram's speed and strength stood out on his long gain after a crossing pattern, but Daniel Jones was too high on Engram's end zone target and Engram didn't really get a chance to show off his gifts very often because the win was comfortable and the Giants didn't lean on the passing game.
2019 Week 3 vs TB (8 / 6 / 113 / 1 rec)
Evan Engram had incredible production against Tampa Bay on Sunday, with most of his value coming from one big play. Engram started off the game strong with an impressive one handed snag over the middle of the field. He got open at times for his young quarterback and the two worked well together. Jones routinely broke the pocket and kept his eyes downfield for targets like Engram. Jones caught the defense completely off guard with a strong play action fake as he hit Engram over the middle of the field. Engram was far too athletic for anyone in coverage and he sprinted down the sideline untouched for the big score. Engram is a tight end but plays like a wide receiver. His hands are very dependable and his athleticism allows him to get open against linebackers and safeties over the middle. Tampa Bay elected to put their nickel corner on him also in this game which shows the respect he commands as a threat.
2019 Week 2 vs BUF (8 / 6 / 48 / 0 rec)
Evan Engram was mostly invisible in this game as the Giants struggled to get the ball to the tight end. A lot of his yards came on one big play down the field in the fourth quarter. Engram managed to get away from the secondary and was wide open for a pass he had to wait for. He was open early in the game on a corner route but Manning overthrew him. The Bills keyed on him as one of the limited threats the Giants had. He didn't get open downfield often and he failed to pose a legitimate threat throughout the game. He remains a decent play in PPR leagues as he will get the ball but the overall lack of productivity in this offense will likely prevent any massive performances.
2019 Week 1 vs DAL (14 / 11 / 116 / 1 rec)
Evan Engram played very well on Sunday and was the only consistent weapon the Giants had in the passing game. Engram is tough to cover over the middle and has the speed/agility to get separation from linebackers. He grabbed a short seam route early in the game and held onto the ball after a big hit. Engram scored later in the redzone on a rollout play. He faked the block before releasing and was wide open in the endzone. Engram caught several more plays over the middle, showing excellent hands as he had a lot of plays in traffic. He made some catches on off target throws and really helped the Giants to move the ball. Engram's issue has mainly been his health. He has an incredible opportunity to produce in this offense this season and should be a valuable fantasy play almost every week.
Latest NewsGiants | Evan Engram has positive outlook (Wed Dec 4, 12:37 PM) - New York Giants TE Evan Engram (foot) has a strong chance to return in Week 14. Our View: Good news for the Giants offense here. Engram's practice status will have to be monitored this week and make sure to check your waiver wire to see if someone dumped him when he was injured. The Giants play the Eagles on Monday night, so Fantasy GMs likely have better options at the tight ends position in Week 14.
link to story Giants | Week 13 New York Giants inactives (Sun Dec 1, 11:34 AM) - The New York Giants have declared OL Eric Smith, QB Alex Tanney, TE Evan Engram, TE Rhett Ellison, WR Golden Tate, SS Jabrill Peppers and OG Chad Slade inactive for Week 13. link to story Giants | NY Giants' injury report for Week 13 (Fri Nov 29, 04:25 PM) - New York Giants TE Evan Engram (foot), S Jabrill Peppers (back) and WR Golden Tate (concussion) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 13 versus the Green Bay Packers. TE Rhett Ellison (concussion) was not given a practice designation Friday, Nov. 29, but no longer appears on the injury report. link to story Giants | Evan Engram to miss another game (Fri Nov 29, 12:30 PM) - New York Giants TE Evan Engram (foot) on Friday, Nov. 29, was ruled out of the team's Week 13 game against the Green Bay Packers with a foot injury. Our View: Rhett Ellison is also out. Sixth-round rookie Kaden Smith will get another start this week.
link to story Giants | Thursday's practice report for NY Giants (Thu Nov 28, 02:29 PM) - New York Giants TEs Rhett Ellison (concussion) and Evan Engram (foot), S Jabrill Peppers (back), WR Golden Tate (concussion) and LS Zak DeOssie (knee, wrist) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 28. link to story More News
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