TE Evan Engram - New York Giants
|6-3, 234||Born: 9-2-1994||College: Ole Miss||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2017|
He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
General News (Fri Dec 13): is out for this week's game.
General News (Thu Dec 12): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Dec 11): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 15: vs Miami Dolphins - $4900
FBG says: Good matchup. While rookie Daniel Jones missed the team's game last weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles due to an ankle injury, he reportedly will step back into his starting role immediately when his health permits. Whether it be Jones or Eli Manning under center, New York's passing attack has been a high-volume unit lacking efficiency, ranking 8th in the league in total pass attempts, but just 28th in net yards per attempt. While the team's receiving corps is banged up, rookie Darius Slayton's recent emergence has been encouraging. Over the last month, Slayton leads the team in targets, receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. Slayton is an impressive downfield threat, making his significant volume through the air especially valuable for fantasy purposes. Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate are finally both healthy, but even with all three receivers available, Slayton has been the unexpected number-one option through the air recently. The Miami Dolphins defend limited volume through the air, as their opponents rarely need to air it out to gain the upper hand, but when they do, Miami offers little resistance. The Dolphins rarely apply pressure to opposing quarterbacks, with just a 7.0-percent hurry rate this season, the second-lowest of any team in the NFL. Overall, they have allowed a stunning 31-to-9 touchdown-to-interception ratio, one of the worst in the league. On the season, the Dolphins have only faced one passing attack (the Philadelphia Eagles two weeks ago) that surpassed 40 pass attempts, yet they've allowed multi-touchdown performances through the air in 11 out of 13 games. The pass-defending personnel on Miami's roster resembles that of a bottom-feeding defense. With Xavien Howard, the team's number-one cornerback, out with an injury, Miami's patchwork secondary featuring Nik Needham, Jomal Wiltz, Eric Rowe, and Adrian Colbert is one of the weakest in the league. The Dolphins' secondary has allowed a 100-yard receiver in 4 consecutive games, and 7 overall on the season. The New York Giants' struggling passing attack is primed for one of their strongest performances of the season here in Week 15 in an elite matchup.
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 - 11 points, $5100)
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 - 14 points, $5300)
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 - 1.6 points, $6500)
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 - 10.7 points, $5800)
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 - 9.4 points, $5700)
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 - 26.3 points, $5200)
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 - 10.8 points, $5200)
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 - 31.6 points, $4800)
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 | NY Giants' injury report for Week 15 (Fri Dec 13, 04:20 PM) - New York Giants OG Kevin Zeitler (ankle, wrist) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins. TE Evan Engram (foot) did not practice Friday, Dec. 13, and has also been ruled out. TE Rhett Ellison (concussion) and QB Daniel Jones (ankle) were limited in practice all week and have been ruled out as well. WR Golden Tate (foot) and CB Corey Ballentine (concussion) practiced in full Friday and have been removed from the injury report. link to story Giants | Evan Engram out another week (Fri Dec 13, 02:07 PM) - Updating a previous report, New York Giants TE Evan Engram (foot) on Friday, Dec. 13, was officially ruled out of the team's Week 15 game against the Miami Dolphins. link to story Giants | Evan Engram likely out again (Fri Dec 13, 10:05 AM) - New York Giants TE Evan Engram (foot) is expected to miss Week 15 as his foot hasn't progressed well enough. Our View: Engram should just be sat for the rest of the season with only two weeks left. The team is likely to pick up his fifth year option in the offseason, but he has only played 19 games in the last two seasons.
link to story Giants | Limited practice for Evan Engram (Thu Dec 12, 03:09 PM) - New York Giants TE Evan Engram (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 12. link to story Giants | Thursday's practice report for NY Giants (Thu Dec 12, 02:52 PM) - New York Giants CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle) and OG Kevin Zeitler (ankle, wrist) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 12. TE Rhett Ellison (concussion), TE Evan Engram (foot) and QB Daniel Jones (ankle) were limited. WR Golden Tate (foot) and CB Corey Ballentine (concussion) practiced in full. Our View: Engram could return this week but he has been out for too long to trust as we normally would in his first week back despite a good matchup against Miami.
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