TE Evan Engram - New York Giants
|6-3, 234||Born: 9-2-1994||College: Ole Miss||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2017|
2019 Week 1 vs DAL (14 / 11 / 116 / 1 rec)
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.
2019 Week 2 vs BUF (8 / 6 / 48 / 0 rec)
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 3 vs TB (8 / 6 / 113 / 1 rec)
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 4 vs WAS (7 / 4 / 54 / 0 rec)
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 5 vs MIN (11 / 6 / 42 / 0 rec, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
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 7 vs ARI (5 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
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 8 vs DET (7 / 4 / 40 / 1 rec)
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 9 vs DAL (8 / 6 / 48 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.