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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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 17 vs DAL (8 / 5 / 81 / 1 rec)
Evan Engram made his presence known on Sunday as he picked up many first downs for the Giants and got into the endzone. He caught mostly short patterns like screens, slants and curls but was effective with these plays. Engram has great concentration and hands, showing these traits on a tough catch in traffic over the middle between defenders. Manning missed him a few times with bad balls that were thrown behind or were just inaccurate. Engram had a terrific touchdown on a drag route over the middle. It was a foot race to the sideline and then he outstretched the ball perfectly inside over the pylon to ensure the score. Engram then caught the 2 point conversion on a high jump ball in the endzone. He delivered a strong stiff arm to knock the first defender away on a catch outside. This allowed Engram to burst down the sideline for a big play to set the Giants up well.
2018 Week 16 vs IND (6 / 6 / 87 / 0 rec, 2 / 26 / 0 rush)
Evan Engram was heavily involved on Sunday and even had two carries on the ground. He had seen an increase in targets recently due to Beckhams injury and he is taking full advantage of this. Engrams talent level is really high as his speed can burn linebackers in coverage. He had a nice reverse handoff early in the game that he was able to bounce to the sideline and overpowered a defender to take the Giants to the goal line, he was unlucky not to score on the play. Engram caught a lot of short passes in the form of out/in/slant plays which were effective at picking up first downs. He had a big catch on a post route deep down the field, leaping high and securing it well. Engram made several other big plays from catch and runs, using his athletic ability to gain space on nearby defenders. His route running was also very good as got big separation on a lot of his catches. Engram fought hard on his catches to get the extra yards, got out of bounds when time was running out and really was a dangerous asset to his team. He can run routes like a receiver and is just as dangerous in the open field.
2018 Week 15 vs TEN (12 / 8 / 75 / 0 rec)
Evan Engram was the only real legitimate threat the Giants had in the passing game that looked woeful overall on Sunday. Engram did his part as best he could however and it showed. Engram was the focus of many pass attempts and he gave full effort after every catch. His hands were very reliable and consistently good despite the wet weather. Engram had terrific catch and runs for first downs throughout the game that kept the Giants moving at times. He made leaping grabs on the sideline, tough catches over the middle and used his speed to get open. Engram was open at the end of the game in the corner of the endzone but the pass was too late and underthrown which caused it to fall incomplete. Eli Manning did not play well enough to provide good value for any Giants player on Sunday but Engram managed to be the leading receiver and he deserves credit to perform with all the adverse conditions thrown his way.
2018 Week 14 vs WAS (5 / 3 / 77 / 0 rec)
Evan Engram looked very fast and athletic on Sunday as he broke many plays down the field and was able to run away from defenders on multiple occasions. His first catch was a simple checkdown from Manning that was short of the first down. Engram then hauled in a pass over the middle and exploded up the defense for many yards before eventually going down. He had another explosive catch&run in the second half, showing he is too fast for many linebackers. Engram has always had top level talent for his position and showed it today. He remains a solid fantasy play most weeks but the entire Giants offense is somewhat up and down, however playing better in the second half of this season.
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.
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