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Evan Engram


#23 Tight End

64 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 10
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 27
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 236
40 Time: 4.42

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Week 7 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
3.4 34.7 0.2 4.7
Weekly Writeup
Despite all the injuries around him, Engram has averaged an underwhelming 5.3 targets over the past 4 games. He's finished as a top-20 fantasy TE in just 1 of those 4 games. The Panthers sit 18th in adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs and 7th in Football Outsiders' TE coverage rankings.

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
3.3 34 0.3 5.2
Week 6
Engram caught 3 balls for 24 yards in the Week 6 dismemberment of the Giants at hands of the Rams. He was targeted 5 times and was a relative non-factor as the Giants offense was practically non-existent.
Engram is still easing back into game action, but he isn’t doing much with the time on the field. He looks good and healthy for the most part. He just gets lost in the game plan. It’s unfortunate to see him not reach his potential. He’s just a floor play in fantasy lineups if you’re hurting at TE.
Week 5
With their WR corps hemorrhaging injuries, New York opened the game with 3 TEs on the field. Nevertheless, for much of the game, we wondered where Engram was. When backup QB Mike Glennon finally found the TE late in the game, he caught all 4 targets for 55 yards. TE Kyle Rudolph, another once-valuable fantasy TE on the downside of his career, was targeted only once 1 target for 14 yards

With very few veteran skill-position players available, the Week 6 Giants QB, whether Daniel Jones or Mike Glennon, almost must be able to see and find Engram and Rudolph. They should still be able to get open and keep the chains moving.
Week 4
Engram caught 5 of 6 targets for just 27 yards in the Week 4 OT win over the Saints. Only WRs Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney saw more targets. Engram did most of his damage in the flats but wasn’t much of a fantasy factor overall.

Engram grew his playing time from 56% of snaps in his Week 3 return from the calf injury to 68%. We’ll hope to see that continue trending upward, which could only help his target outlook. Hamstring injuries for Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton don’t hurt that area either.
Week 3
Engram was activated for the first time this year and finished the Week 3 loss with a 2-21-0 stat line. He was targeted 6 times, but unfortunately it didn’t translate into much production for the Giants tight end. It’s worth noting that 4 of QB Daniel Jones’ 9 incompletions went in Engram’s direction. If Engram can get going he would fill a major void in a Giants offense that has been lackluster at best so far this season. This is probably his last real shot at making an impact for the Big Blue before they move on from him. He will have to get things started in New Orleans. Targets at least have the potential to increase with both Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton dealing with hamstring injuries.

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • Engram finished 2020 just 20th in PPR points per game among TEs.
  • He ranked 4th among all TEs in target share, though, at 21.1%. That led all Giants. And his target share stood even higher (22.7%) in Sterling Shepard’s 11 full games.
  • Engram checked in 4th at the position in total targets, tied for 5th in receptions, 8th in yards and tied for 51st in TD receptions. Even with a rushing score, he totaled just 2 TDs on the year.
  • Engram’s fantasy struggles weren’t all bad luck, though. He ranked 40th in Pro Football Focus receiving grade among 55 TEs with 20+ targets. That marked a big dip from 20th in 2019, 11th in 2018 and 24th in 2017.
  • Engram also registered a career low in yards per route run, tying for 29th at the position. The previous 3 seasons found him ranking 17th, tied for 8th and 19th.
  • His YPRR dip came despite a deeper average depth of target than either of the previous 2 years. That elevated ADOT, though, still tied for just 35th at the position.
  • Engram’s catch rate fell for the 2nd straight season, from 70.3% in 2018 to 64.7% and then 57.8%. That helped produce career lows in receptions per game (3.9) and yards per game (40.9). Engram posted career highs in each category -- 5.5 catches, 58.4 yards -- in 2019.
  • The Giants signed WR Kenny Golladay and TE Kyle Rudolph in free agency, drafted WR Kadarius Toney in Round 1 and get stud receiving RB Saquon Barkley back from his Week 2 ACL tear in 2020.
  • Engram spent a career-high 46% of his snaps in the slot last season, plus 13.4% out wide. Rudolph, on the other hand, spent 85% and 88% inline the past 2 years.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

If the Giants returned similar personnel from 2020, then it would be easier to forecast a bounce back for Engram. But they added significant pass-catching pieces, including a TE they’ll pay $7 million this year. On top of that, Saquon Barkley returns after missing 14+ games. And even Sterling Shepard lost 5+ to injuries last season. Engram’s best hope is that the Kyle Rudolph signing signals more 2-TE sets. Rudolph arrives off playing almost exclusively inline, whereas Engram gets deployed more like a receiver.

Engram could still rebound enough statistically to finish among the top-12 at a volatile fantasy position. But he’ll have trouble approaching last year’s target share, which adds risk.

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Giants TE Evan Engram did not practice on Thursday due to a calf injury. He missed the first 2 games of the season with a calf, although it's not confirmed that this is related. Regardless, he now looks iffy for this weekend's game vs. the Panthers. Check back tomorrow for another update.

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Giants TE Evan Engram (calf) is active for today’s game against the Falcons. He remained limited in practice all week and is a risky fantasy play until we know that he’s back to 100%.

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Giants TE Evan Engram (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Falcons. He was limited in practice all week. We’re expecting Engram to make his 2021 debut in this one -- but make him prove that he’s healthy before trusting him in fantasy lineups.

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Giants TE Evan Engram (calf) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. He has a chance to make his 2021 debut vs. the Falcons this weekend. Engram should eventually re-emerge as a fantasy factor, but we'd try to keep him on benches until we know that he's back to 100%.

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Giants TE Evan Engram was participating in team drills Monday, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. We won't get an official injury report until Wednesday, but the Giants got an early start coming off their Thursday night loss to Washington. We'll watch Engram's progress throughout the week, but it seems as though he's trending toward playing against the Falcons on Sunday.

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