TE Rhett Ellison - New York Giants
|6-5, 251||Born: 10-3-1988||College: Southern California||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2012|
News you need to know
General News (Thu Nov 21): did not practice on Thursday. Ellison is likely out for Week 12.
General News (Wed Nov 20): did not practice on Wednesday.
Week 12: at Chicago Bears
FBG says: Tough matchup. The Giants passing offense kept them in their last game against the Jets, but four touchdowns and over 300 passing yards from Daniel Jones simply was not enough to get the win. Jones has now thrown for four touchdowns in two of his last three games, but the young quarterback remains mistake-prone with eight interceptions on the season and 10 fumbles in his last four games while also struggling with accuracy throughout his first season in the league. Golden Tate remains a solid option for Jones, but rookie receiver Darius Slayton overshadowed Tate in their last game. Slayton has been relatively involved in the offense for most of the season, especially as of Week 6 when he slid into a full-time role with Sterling Shepard injured. While Slayton has made a case to maintain a role in this offense, his volume should go down once both Shepard and Evan Engram return to the lineup. Both have a chance to return this week, with it looking more likely for Shepard than for Engram as Shepard practiced in full starting early in the week. While the Bears defense may not be playing up to par with their elite level from 2018, they are still a very good unit that has performed admirably against the pass in 2019. This group has given up the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game (PPR scoring) to wide receivers and sixth-fewest to quarterbacks on the season. They have been even better against the pass over the past four weeks as quarterbacks have amassed just three passing touchdowns compared to three interceptions while this group is holding teams to just 221 passing yards per game. All Giants receivers should be at a disadvantage up against this secondary. Where the Bears have struggled this season is rushing the passer, ranking near the middle of the pack in sacks (25) while applying a below-average amount of pressure. They didn't get a single sack last week while the Giants offensive line has allowed one or fewer sacks in three of their last four games. On paper, however, the Bears front seven should easily overwhelm what looks to be an undermanned Giants offensive line that ranks well below average according to Matt Bitonti of Footballguys.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Rhett Ellison's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 10 vs NYJ (3 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
Rhett Ellison was the replacement for Engram but he cannot be compared to Engram unfortunately and is a very different player. Ellison does not have the athletic ability in terms of quickness or speed to blow up as a big threat in this offense but plays a small role for Jones. Ellison did have one nice play down the sideline, getting loose from the secondary and briefly escaping down the field for a nice first down. He didn't contribute much else in this game and belongs on the waiver wire.
2019 Week 7 vs ARI (2 / 2 / 33 / 1 rec)
Rhett Ellison caught the only passing touchdown for the Giants and it was a spectacular one. Ellison got between two Cardinal defenders down the field and hauled in a perfect pass from Jones before taking a hit over the goal line. Ellison was more the beneficiary of a great pass as there wasn't much separation between him and the secondary but he did show great concentration and toughness to complete the score. Ellison got a quick checkdown play later in the game but really didn't factor much as the game progressed. He won't get the looks / targets from Jones to be fantasy relevant with Engram also on the field.
2019 Week 6 vs NE (7 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Rhett Ellison was there to replace Evan Engram but unfortunately he lacks the athletic ability and speed of Engram. Ellison was dependable in the short game and has good hands to catch the ball in traffic, which we saw on Thursday night. He caught the ball well with a defender all over him and had another big first down as he unraveled to get open on the sideline. Ellison wasn't targeted much outside of this and his lack of downfield play making ability hurts his fantasy value. He's not a viable fantasy play in most leagues with Engram being out, his talent limits his potential as a player.
2019 Week 4 vs WAS (4 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Ellison got the first target of the game and in general played a larger part in the game than expected. He did have the game clinching reception that included a broken tackle and drew pass interference in the end zone, but wasn't much of a factor in the game.
Latest NewsGiants | NY Giants' Thursday practice report (Thu Nov 21, 04:45 PM) - New York Giants TEs Rhett Ellison (concussion) and Evan Engram (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 21. OT Nate Solder (concussion), C Jon Halapio (hamstring), CB Janoris Jenkins (concussion), OT Mike Remmers (back) and WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) practiced in full. Our View: It looks like sixth-round pick Kaden Smith will play a big role in the Giants offense at tight end in Chicago with Engram and Ellison both ailing.
link to story Giants | Thursday practice report for NYG (Thu Nov 21, 04:38 PM) - New York Giants TE Rhett Ellison (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 21. OT Nate Solder (concussion), C Jon Halapio (hamstring), CB Janoris Jenkins (concussion) and OT Mike Remmers (back) fully participated in practice. link to story Giants | Rhett Ellison likely out (Thu Nov 21, 11:23 AM) - New York Giants TE Rhett Ellison (concussion) is likely out for Week 12. Our View: Without Ellison and perhaps Evan Engram (foot) the Giants are desperate at the tight end position. Sixth-round rookie Kaden Smith would get more playing time if Engram is out.
link to story Giants | Rhett Ellison idle (Wed Nov 20, 11:42 AM) - New York Giants TE Rhett Ellison (concussion) remains out of practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. Our View: Ellison has to be cleared from the concussion protocol. We'll see what he can do later in the week. Ellison would have a large role if he's cleared and if Evan Engram (foot) is still banged up.
link to story Giants | Rhett Ellison on sidelines (Mon Nov 18, 06:43 PM) - New York Giants TE Rhett Ellison (concussion) worked on the side during practice Monday, Nov. 18. link to story More News
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