TE Evan Engram - New York Giants
|6-3, 234||Born: 9-2-1994||College: Ole Miss||Drafted: Round 1, pick 23|
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Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 16 vs ARI (2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Evan Engram only had one catch before he was forced out of the game due to injury. Engram had an excellent grab on a deep out, catching the ball in traffic and securing it in bounds. Manning tried to hit him deep along the sideline on a fade but the overthrown pass was picked off by the Arizona secondary. Engram left the game after this point and never returned. The star tight end will likely be treated with caution for week 17 and fantasy owners should keep an eye on his practice reports.
2017 Week 15 vs PHI (13 / 8 / 87 / 0 rec, 1 / 14 / 0 rush)
Evan Engram was highly involved in the offense in this game as he tends to be. He was targeted heavily from Manning and his production was crucial. Engram did not manage to score, though he did receive several targets in the endzone. Engram worked the short/intermediate of the field very well, beating linebackers in coverage and boxing out defensive backs when possible. He made a terrific grab on a curl route to the outside that could have been picked off as the coverage was very tight. Engram got wide open down the seam and made a big play, getting down the field quickly while carrying defenders upon first contact. Manning missed him in the endzone on a jump ball, just placing the pass too high. Engram even had 14 yard gain on an end-around rush which further showed his athleticism as a tight end. A solid play every week, Engram remains a strong tight end in PPR/non leagues.
2017 Week 14 vs DAL (7 / 4 / 54 / 0 rec)
Evan Engram's production was saved in PPR leagues by a few balls but he wasn't able to get into the endzone this time. Engram managed to get wide open on a play action call that left him completely uncovered along the sideline for a big gain. Engram did have a drop on a curl route which is rare for him as his hands tend to be secure. He was potentially interfered with on another curl route along the sideline but the ref's deemed the contact to be legal. Engram wasn't a focal point in this offense for most of the game and thus only mustered 4 catches. He rarely got any looks downfield and Manning threw his only touchdown to Ellison. Engram has potential to score every week for this team, and luckily, games like this will be his "floor" so he is worth a play going forward.
2017 Week 13 vs OAK (8 / 7 / 99 / 1 rec)
Evan Engram had a strong game against the Raiders considering the flux that the offense finds itself in these days. Engram was a force over the middle and gave Geno Smith a reliable target to move the chains. He got many yards after the catch, showing his speed&quickness to explode down the field when given the chance. He was able to get wide open over the middle several times against the Raiders and punished any defensive lapses. Engram got into the endzone on an out'n'up play in the endzone for his score. Smith hit the tight end with a strong pass after he unravelled against the Raiders. Engram made an unbelievable one handed grab down the field on a seam route on the final drive, somehow controlling the ball with one arm outstretched into the air. He has the talent and consistency to be a top player every week for the Giants and has shown that in his rookie season, must play in fantasy as he has now shown he can produce with Manning & Smith at QB.
2017 Week 12 vs WAS (7 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Evan Engram had a poor game against Washington and has underperformed in two straight weeks. The entire Giants passing attack was woeful to put it mildly and Engram could not support his quarterback in a desperate time of need. Engrams first catch was in the flat as a checkdown, he was tackled immediately as he had no room to work with. He dropped several balls over the middle after this and never looked like much of a threat. Manning did not target him as much in this game and had to contend with below average pass protection up front. Engram had a nice catch on a deep out on the sideline but really accomplished little else for the rest of the game. Engram has produced like a #2 tight end for most of this season but hasn't lived up to expectations recently as the Giants offense is somehow getting worse each week. He is a risky play going forward.
2017 Week 11 vs KC (6 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Evan Engram managed only one catch in a surprising turn of affairs without Sterling Shepard being out of this game. Engram couldn't get involved in the passing game on Sunday and Manning looked elsewhere for a lot of his plays. The Giants had success running the ball and were not effective at pass blocking so throwing down the field was not possible for most of this game. They also maintained a lead over the Chiefs for most of this game which lead to a more conservative game. Engram caught a short out for 9 yards in the first quarter but came invisible after. He was the target of a trick play halfback pass from Vereen but the pass was both underthrown and off target which lead to an interception. He dropped a screen pass and also drew offensive pass interference on a deep corner route catch which further contributed to his quiet day. He got his hands on/near two more balls in the second half but failed to secure them before they hit the ground. Likely a blip on the radar for Engram, he remains a focal point of this offense.
2017 Week 10 vs SF (9 / 6 / 31 / 1 rec)
Evan Engram continues his streak of finding the endzone and fantasy owners have to be delighted with that. Engram remained an important cog in this offense on Sunday, though Manning had a slightly softer spot for Shepard on the day. Engram was an excellent chain mover for the Giants over the middle, providing an escape route for Manning when under pressure. He showed consistent hands by securing tightly contested balls over the middle and an athletic ability that defenders have to respect. His touchdown came on a redzone passing play. Engram ran an out n'up, getting enough separation for Manning to threw a high ball while the defender was turned around. Manning tried to hit an open Engram over the middle on the final drive but the pass was too high and almost picked off. Engram is an excellent threat over the middle that the Giants have needed for some time. A more balanced offense in the future will only allow him to grow as a player.
2017 Week 9 vs LAR (10 / 4 / 70 / 1 rec)
Evan Engram continues his highly productive and impressive rookie campaign with another score. Engram showed excellent yards-after-catch potential in this game, running away from defenders and getting open against the secondary. He worked all over the field, causing problems as he converted first downs with outs/curls. He was open on a corner route towards the sideline but Manning missed him. Engram did have a big seam route catch&run down the middle, securing the pass perfectly in stride before carrying defenders for a 26 yard play. Engram finished his day with an excellent fade route play from Manning. The pass was floated high and away from the defender perfectly, Engram did well also to keep his feet in bounds.
2017 Week 7 vs SEA (12 / 6 / 60 / 1 rec)
Evan Engram was the only brightspot in the Giants offense on Sunday. Engram continues to look very impressive in his rookie campaign and has quickly become a favourite target of Manning in this offense. Injuries have forced Engram into the spotlight due to his incredible talent at tight end but he is handling it very well. Though he was the top target for Manning on Sunday, he could have had a few more catches as Manning's accuracy proved to be scattershot. Engram was targeted all over the field and he has the hands to make tough catches over the middle. He got slants/outs/in breaking routes and drag routes to keep the pressure on the Seahawk defense. Engram was critical in moving the chains and picked up many first downs to keep the Giants offense alive. He got open in the endzone on a play action boot from Manning, using his athletic ability to get enough separation for the score. Engram is producing like a number 1 tight end in fantasy right now and this should continue going forward.
2017 Week 6 vs DEN (7 / 5 / 82 / 1 rec)
Evan Engram played very well and was highly productive considering how little the Giants actually threw the ball. He looked dynamic, difficult to cover over the middle and vital to the Giants offense all of a sudden. Engram ran option routes over the middle, looking like a tough matchup for most linebackers due to his athletic ability. He dropped a short wobbly ball over the middle early on but shook this off. Engram ran a lot of crosser/short patterns over the middle and was able to pick up many yards after the catch. Engram's touchdown came in the redzone on a rollout play from Manning. He caught the pass short to the outside and extended over the goal line for the score. He ran slants too and was Mannings go to guy in this game. Engram needs to work on his hands a small bit as he dropped 2 passes but looked like a decent fantasy play moving forward in this offense.
2017 Week 5 vs LAC (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Evan Engram was almost invisible on Sunday in an unusual performance. He got very few targets from Manning and not one catch. Manning tried to connect with him deep on sideline ball but the pass was overthrown. Engram really didn't get many other targets as Manning looked elsewhere. Likely a blip on his rookie season, he still has value in PPR leagues going forward.
2017 Week 4 vs TB (11 / 6 / 62 / 0 rec)
Evan Engram continues to look promising as a young target in this offense. He hooked up all over the field with veteran QB Manning and has the athletic ability to sting a defense anywhere. His hands were solid as a rock despite the wet conditions and his physical presence gives him a clear advantage of DB's while having the edge in terms of agility over most linebackers. The Giants typically use Engram over the middle with option routes and he had several grabs for first downs in this role. He made an impressive catch on a corner route towards the sideline, leaping up high for a ball down the field while managing to secure it for an explosive first down. Engram showed toughness as well, fighting for yards after the catch and carrying his defender when necessary. Beckham will tend to steal the attention of Manning so production won't be guaranteed but his numbers are solid, especially in PPR leagues.
2017 Week 3 vs PHI (7 / 5 / 45 / 0 rec)
Evan Engram had a somewhat quiet game on Sunday but kept involved somewhat in the passing game. Engram has many talented players to contend with in terms of targets but the Giants pass the ball most of the time so he does get opportunities. The Giants are using Engram in the typical tight end role, disturbing defenses across the middle of the field. He caught a lot of simple curl routes, taking advantage of gaps left by the defense. He also runs seam routes and out patterns well and caught a few passes like this on Sunday. Engram's talent is undeniable and he has played respectably at this point in his very young career. The Giants had to throw the ball down the field a lot on Sunday as they fell behind, which does not suit Engram's perspective as a short/intermediate threat but fantasy owners can't be too disappointed with his production to this point.
2017 Week 2 vs DET (7 / 4 / 49 / 1 rec)
The rookie provided perhaps the brightest spark in what was otherwise a dull and uninspiring effort by the Giants offense. Engram presents a big target for Eli Manning and was able to win the ball in contested situations, including a nicely zipped pass into the right flat that the tight end attacked with his hands and turned upfield quickly. The Giants' only touchdown of the game came on a beautifully designed play to Engram. Lined up as a nominal lead blocker in a two-point stance behind right guard, Engram appeared poised to pave the way for the running back. Instead, off play action, he leaked out of the backfield and shot down the seam. The Lions linebackers all played run and didn't keep tabs on the tight end, who had an easy pitch and catch with his quarterback. However, the two were not always in sync. An inaccurate pass from Manning on a crossing pattern meant Engram had to reach back for the football with one hand. The ball caromed off his outstretched glove, only to be deflected into the hands of a Lions defender for an interception. Engram could easily have notched another touchdown. A pair of red zone targets was well defended by the Lions; the first saw Engram tackled just shy of the goal line, while the second saw a deep pass broken up at the last second.
2017 Week 1 vs DAL (5 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec)
Evan Engram was not a factor in this game but it is unfair to expect much from a rookie in that environment. The passing game for the Giants lacked any real power or consistency and was downright pitiful at times. Engram worked underneath routes for the most part and got his hands on a few balls despite his Quarterback struggling. Engram got some looks on drag/out and patterns over the middle that he was able to haul in a few balls. He had a short catch negated by an illegal offensive penalty from another player. Engram got open down the sideline for one play and looked good securing the pass down the field for the Giants biggest play of the night. Engram will have much better opportunities to showcase his athletic talent, this was just not one of those games. The Giants still lack a presence over the middle and Manning will look to the rookie to see if he can fill that role.
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