• Evan Engram

  • TE
  • , Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 28
  • 234 lbs
  • 6' 3"
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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

NYG TE Evan Engram - 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Evan Engram has slipped a bit since his excellent rookie year when he caught 64 balls for 722 yards and six touchdowns, but the talent is still there. He lines up in multiple areas of the field and is primarily a receiving option. He took 45.7% of his offensive snaps last season in either the slot or out wide. The Giants might have an improved offense with better health and additions to the passing game, which may extend drives and help Engram get more work in the red zone. Engram may also be extra motivated entering his fifth season, as he’s set to hit free agency after this year.

Fantasy Downside

There are a lot of reasons to be concerned about Engram. While he was mostly healthy last year, he tends to get nicked up. He missed eight games in 2019 and five the year before. Most concerning is the addition of talent around him. That could create more opportunities for him, but the additions of three pass-catchers – including veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph – along with the return of pass-catching stud Saquon Barkley, might mean there are slim picking available for Engram. Throw in Daniel Jones’ make-or-break status heading into his third year, and we have a lot of risk to sift through.

2021 Bottom Line

The talent is there with Engram, and if you can get him as a TE2 with upside at his 11th-round ADP, he’s not a bad option. He’s being drafted as the TE17 right now, which is a few slots below where we have him ranked. If he starts to get buzz and move up draft boards at all, he’ll be too risky to warrant drafting, but with this price tag, he’s worth a swing as long as you pair him with a safer option or be ready to take multiple late-round swings.

by Brandon Niles

NYG TE Evan Engram - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. Dallas Cowboys

Evan Engram had a modest 65 yards on seven receptions against the Ravens last week, and he was targeted 10 times. Engram leads the team with 105 targets. He’s only caught one touchdown pass this season, but his other numbers – 61 receptions, 637 yards – really aren’t bad in a league with a dearth of fantasy options at the position.

This week, Engram faces a Cowboys defense that ranks fourth in aFPA to opposing tight ends. While not a great matchup, the Cowboys have been playing better lately and it might mean the Giants spend the day throwing the ball. With his targets, he has as much upside as any of the mid-tier tight ends, so we have him ranked as a borderline starter this week with some upside.

by Brandon Niles

NYG TE Evan Engram - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 at Baltimore Ravens

Evan Engram curiously made the pro bowl, despite only scoring two touchdowns all season. Last week, he had four catches on seven targets for 46 yards. He’s getting targets – averaging 6.8 per game on the season – but it’s hard to trust him when his production has been lacking. He had a few nice games in November, but has just 10 catches and 96 yards total over his last three outings.

This week, Engram faces a Ravens defense that ranks 20th in aFPA to opposing tight ends. His targets and a decent matchup, combined with a game script that should favor the Giants throwing the ball make him a nice upside pick. His lack of consistent production this year gives him risk, however, and we have him ranked as a fringe TE1 this week.

by Brandon Niles

NYG TE Evan Engram - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 vs. Cleveland Browns

Evan Engram failed to produce in a pretty good matchup last week, catching just two of his four targets for 18 yards. The Giants looked terrible on offense, and Engram struggled right along with the rest of the team. Engram has some upside with his targets – averaging 7.6 over his last seven games – but the team has struggled too much to get too excited about him.

This week, Engram faces a Browns defense that ranks 20th in aFPA to opposing tight ends. So the upside is there for him to produce. Fantasy owners with more consistent options should ignore Engram, but with such a dearth of production at the position, streamers chasing targets could do worse than gambling on Engram in a solid matchup.

by Brandon Niles

NYG TE Evan Engram - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 vs. Arizona Cardinals

Evan Engram was held to just 32 yards in a win over the Seahawks last week, but he caught four of the eight passes thrown his way, and he’s now averaging 8.2 targets over his past six games.

Engram has a pretty good matchup this week against the Cardinals, who rank 19th in aFPA to opposing tight ends this season. He only has two touchdowns all season, but the targets he’s had in recent weeks make him a solid option at a position that’s looking thinner and thinner as the season progresses. We have him just outside our top-five this week, and he’s a sneaky good starter in a nice matchup.

by Brandon Niles

NYG TE Evan Engram - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 at Seattle Seahawks

Evan Engram had a nice game last week, catching six of the nine balls thrown his way for 129 yards. It was his fourth game out of his last five with at least nine targets and double-digit PPR fantasy points.

The Seahawks have been terrible defensively this season, but they actually rank eighth in aFPA to opposing tight ends, despite giving up a touchdown to Dallas Goedert on Monday night. Engram is one of the few legit playmaking options for the Giants, and should get fed regardless of who plays quarterback. He’s risky, as is any Giant, but he’s worth the risk for needy owners.

by Brandon Niles

NYG TE Evan Engram - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 12 at Cincinnati Bengals

Evan Engram struggled in a good matchup against the Eagles before the bye last week, catching just two of three targets for 15 yards. Engram only has two touchdowns this season and has struggled to put up consistent numbers in a struggling offense. It was disheartening to see him fail to put up in a nice matchup and he’s definitely no more than a fringe, matchup-based option moving forward.

This week, Engram faces a Bengals defense that ranks 27th in aFPA to opposing tight ends, making it a nice matchup for him. The Giants are a difficult offense to bank on in general, but this might be one of those weeks where Engram is worth considering if you’re struggling at the position. Consider him a fringe starter.

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