TE Gerald Everett - Los Angeles Rams
|6-3, 239||Born: 6-25-1994||College: South Alabama||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2017|
Week 21: vs New England Patriots
FBG says: Tough matchup. Jared Goff has been up and down this season but was great when he needed to be against the Saints in the championship. Goff over his last seven games has thrown for 216 yards or less in five of those games and has thrown for under 60% completion percentage in four of those games. The Rams offense has primarily evolved into a run-first offense setting up the play-action pass and is an offense that is designed to play with the lead. The struggles for the Rams in the passing game have been primarily driven by the lack of consistent options outside of Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods. The Rams desperately miss Todd Gurley's elusiveness out of the backfield if nothing more than to keep the defense honest with drawing safety attention over to the running back who is dangerous in open space. Josh Reynolds has been a deep threat for the Rams, but the second-year player has struggled with consistency for the Rams this season. This is a unit that will be critical in the outcome of this game as they need to get back to the high potent offense that we saw earlier this season. The Patriots secondary has been one that is a better unit than the stats show as they have been a victim of garbage time production in several games this season. This is a unit that has allowed the fifth-most attempts allowed, but have the fifth-fewest yards per attempt this season indicating that while teams throw a lot against them on a per-yard basis they are not efficient. From a talent standpoint, this is a team that is extremely dangerous as they primarily play a 4-1-6 Dime defense. This is a veteran unit led by Stephon Gilmore who has emerged as one of the top corners in the league and plays alongside the McCourty twins and Patrick Chung who have played a significant role in undrafted rookie J.C. Jackson's development this season. If there is a weakness on this defense, it would be how the inexperienced Jackson performs in the Super Bowl and he'll mostly matchup against Josh Reynolds, but will see some Brandin Cooks in this game.
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
2018 Week 20 vs NO (4 / 2 / 50 / 0 rec)
He did make his presence felt early in the second quarter, catching a slant pass at 8-yards and trucking the defensive back for a few extra and a conversion for a first down. He had a huge catch for a 3rd down conversion in the fourth quarter. Everett ran a deep Out route. Goff broke the pocket towards the right sideline to find space. Everett executed the scramble drill perfectly, breaking off his route, coming back towards Goff (showing the QB his numbers) and making himself an available target for the quarterback. He broke the defensive back's tackle attempt and rumbled downfield for a total of 39 yards on the catch.
2018 Week 16 vs ARI (6 / 5 / 28 / 0 rec, 2 / 16 / 0 rush)
The Rams actually gave him some of their Jet Sweep carries in this game and he did fairly well with them, taking one for a gain of 12.
2018 Week 14 vs CHI (7 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)
Everett's snaps surged to a season-high 57% against the Bears. However, Everett struggled along with the rest of the Rams' usually hyper-productive offense. Everett was second on the team in targets, but added two drops to his box score. On the positive side, Everett converted a fake punt reception, diving for the sticks in the long-yardage situation. Everett also corralled a contested slant target on third down as a split-out receiver, a high-level play from the athletic move tight end. Everett also had a reception called back by penalty.
2018 Week 11 vs KC (4 / 3 / 49 / 2 rec)
He's clearly not a high priority in terms of being fed targets. However, he did have his most impressive outcome of the season. I've written all year that Cooper Kupp is the actual tight end in the Rams offense in terms of his usage and the routes he runs. While Everett isn't going to replace Kupp's production between the 20s, he might become a go-to option for the Rams once they get into the redzone. He scored his second touchdown for the go-ahead score in the final two minutes. He split out as the X wide receiver on the right side of the formation. He got matched up in man coverage against Daniel Sorenson, a reserve safety/special teams player for the Chiefs. He easily beat him down the sideline, and Goff placed a perfect pass in the bucket for him to catch-and-run for a 40 yard touchdown.
2018 Week 10 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 15 / 1 rec)
Everett got into the endzone this week, capping the first drive of the game off with a 10 yard touchdown reception over the middle. He lined up ion the slot and ran a quick in cut, catching the ball right at the goal line.
2018 Week 9 vs NO (5 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
It was one of his more productive games of the season, however most of his production came on catch-and-runs with the Saints playing soft zone just before halftime.
2018 Week 8 vs GB (2 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Once again didn't get a heavy target load, but he did help spark a scoring drive after the Rams came out sputtering again in the second half. He caught an easy catch-and-run dumpoff pass in the flats for a 22 yard gain. He had a 29 yard catch-and-run where he broke multiple tackles taken away from him due to an illegal shift penalty.
2018 Week 7 vs SF (2 / 1 / -5 / 0 rec)
Everett's only catch of the day was a 5 yard loss as the Touch Pass/Jet Sweep man from the Rams' empty package.
2018 Week 6 vs DEN (4 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Everett got an edzone target on the first drive on a double move from inside, but was double covered. Had a 10 yard catch on 3rd and 12 where he got tackled right as he made the catch. Otherwise, he was not a factor in the offense.
2018 Week 5 vs SEA (3 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Everett had more playing time than normal in the first half even before Kupp and Cooks went down. He did draw some underneath targets in the pass game, but was not a focal point of the offense. I thought that he might draw some of Kupp's usage as a big slot/wing tight end, but it seemed that all of Kupp's snaps/targets in the second half went to Josh Reynolds.
2018 Week 2 vs ARI (2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Everett started rotating with Higbee at the beginning of the 4th quarter when the game was well out of hand. His first target was a 17 yard catch and run, beat man coverage on same double move out-and-in that Kupp ran the play before. Displayed his potential as a YAC player and is fast in the open field. If Kupp suffered any type of long term injury, Everett would be a player to potentially monitor to fill in as the Rams' short pass game/redzone target.
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