TE Gerald Everett - Los Angeles Rams
|6-3, 239||Born: 6-25-1994||College: South Alabama||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2017|
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General News (Wed Nov 13): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 11: vs Chicago Bears
FBG says: Tough matchup. The Los Angeles Rams' passing game has struggled in 2019 due to horrific performance along the offensive line. Jared Goff's passing totals have taken a dive from his sky-high levels of yesteryear, but his efficiency numbers from either a clean pocket or while under pressure are nearly identical to what they were in 2018. The primary difference in his totals is how often he has been under pressure this year. Last week, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Goff was under pressure on nearly half of his pass attempts. An already-horrific offensive line suffered two significant injuries last week, losing center Brian Allen and right tackle Rob Havenstein to injury. The Rams shuffled players around the offensive line following the injuries, making it unclear who will fill in for the injured starters; however, there will almost certainly be a drop-off in production with the reserves entering the fold. Wide receiver Brandin Cooks will also miss out once again in week 11 due to a concussion. Last week, without Cooks, the Steelers focused their efforts on shutting down Cooper Kupp. Kupp finished the game without a catch for the first time this season, and as one of the most-targeted pass-catchers in the league, he will surely bounceback this week. Robert Woods and Gerald Everett filled the void left by Cooks last weekend, and they are primed for sizable roles in the Rams' offense once again this weekend. The Chicago Bears' defense ranks fifth in the NFL this season, allowing only 5.7 adjusted yards per pass attempt. Headlining the Bears' impressive pass defense is edge-rusher Khalil Mack. Mack has been as advertised since the Bears made a blockbuster trade to acquire him one season ago, as he leads the team with 44 total pressure on opposing quarterbacks this season, more than twice as much as any other Bears defender. Nick Williams has also enjoyed a breakout season in 2019. Williams leads the team with six sacks this year, one of the highest totals of any interior defensive linemen in the NFL. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix headlines Chicago's secondary at the safety position. The offseason acquisition has filled the hole left by Adrian Amos' departure, grading as the team's number-one pass-defender. The weakness of the Bears' pass defense is over the middle of the field, where their slot cornerback, Buster Skrine, along with their linebacking unit grade as the weakest pass defenders. This weakness sets up well for another high-volume game for Gerald Everett at the tight end position along with a rebound performance from Cooper Kupp at wide receiver for the Rams. Overall, the Bears should dominate in the trenches against a horrific Rams' offensive line, holding the Rams' passing attack in-check on Sunday night. However, if the Rams do muster any success through the air, it will likely come over the middle of the field with players like Gerald Everett and Cooper Kupp.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Gerald Everett's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 10 vs PIT (12 / 8 / 68 / 0 rec)
After a dud in Week 8, Everett was back to his feature element ways for the Rams passing game with a season-high 12 targets. Everett broke a tackle on his best after-the-catch play and hauled in a reception through defensive pass interference on another. Everett padded his numbers with three straight receptions on the team's final drive and last gasp comeback effort.
2019 Week 8 vs CIN (3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Everett took a step back in offensive involvement for the Rams, who featured a wide receiver-centric passing game in the home win over Cincinnati. Everett did not see a target until the late second quarter when he hauled in an in-cut reception of note, his lone moment of relevance. This was Everett first game with fewer than five targets since Week 3.
2019 Week 7 vs ATL (10 / 4 / 50 / 1 rec)
For the third time in a month, Everett was a featured element of the Rams offense and saw at least eight targets. Everett turned a red zone screen pass, fueled by great blocking, into a late-game touchdown. Earlier in the game, Everett corralled an over-the-shoulder sideline target for his biggest gain. A bigger game, pushing 100 yards, was possible for Everett but Jared Goff misfired on a fade target and Everett later got alligator arms on a wide-open deep target where he either mistimed his extension for the pass or otherwise misplayed the opportunity. Cincinnati offers a suspect passing defense matchup overall in Week 8 but have been relatively stingy against opposing tight ends this season.
2019 Week 6 vs SF (5 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
After his career game in Week 5, Everett saw a decent five targets against the 49ers, especially considering the team threw a mere 24 passes in the loss to San Francisco. Everett was silenced until the closing minutes where he posted a quality stiff arm on his notable reception. Also, a long touchdown was in the works as Everett came wide open on a deep route, only to have Jared Goff miss Everett with a wild throw on fourth down, a rare big play opportunity amidst the otherwise quiet offensive showing for the Rams.
2019 Week 5 vs SEA (11 / 7 / 136 / 0 rec)
Everett logged a career-high performance against the Seahawks, surging to 136 yards on 11 targets, second-most on the team. Everett was a matchup nightmare, exploiting linebackers and safeties regularly for gashing chunk receptions. Everett broke tackles for a highlight yards-after-catch play of 30 yards and later replicated another broken tackle-infused long gain of more than 30 yards down to the goal line. Everett made one of the big mistakes of the game for the Rams with a dropped target tipped into the air and turning into a critical late-game interception. Everett did redeem himself on the Rams' potential game-winning drive with a chunk seam reception into field goal range and an out route to further set up the kick. Everett is coming into his own in Year 3 over the past two weeks with 19 targets and gaudy 12-180-1 stat line.
2019 Week 4 vs TB (8 / 5 / 44 / 1 rec)
Everett logged more targets this week than the first three games of the season combined. The Rams threw the ball around a massive 68 times in the comeback effort and Everett had two notable plays. Everett exhibited strong hands on a Jared Goff laser red zone throw for a score and the other Everett accrued yards-after-the-catch with multiple moves typically reserved for wide receivers, not a tight end of Everett's size. Everett separated on a deep corner route, a likely second touchdown, but Jared Goff overthrew the tight end. Everett is clearly the preferred receiving tight end for the Rams compared to more blocking-centric Tyler Higbee.
2019 Week 3 vs CLE (2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Even without Tyler Higbee in the lineup, Everett was a distant fourth in the Rams passing game pecking order and saw a mere two targets. Everett was stuffed on a screen pass on one of them and remains off the radar for consistent usage until Higbee and at least one of the Rams core receivers miss a future game.
2019 Week 2 vs NO (5 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Tyler Higbee sustained a lung injury against the Saints, fueling an uptick for Gerald Everett. Everett was stuffed on back-to-back red zone receptions but churned through a tackle attempt for a chunk gain on his third reception. Everett is an ancillary weapon for the Rams but potential missed time from Higbee makes Everett a more consistent projection for a handful of targets per week.
2019 Week 1 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
The Rams utilized a split committee at tight end against Carolina in terms of snaps and Everett did not see a target until late in the first half, juggling a catch over the middle. Everett also added a holding penalty in the game in his non-descript performance clearly behind their strong three wide receivers.
Latest NewsRams | Limited practice for Gerald Everett (Wed Nov 13, 08:15 PM) - Los Angeles Rams TE Gerald Everett (wrist) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 13. link to story Rams | Gerald Everett has career day (Mon Nov 11, 02:43 AM) - Los Angeles Rams TE Gerald Everett set career highs with eight catches and 12 targets in Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, finishing with 68 yards receiving. link to story
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