College: Mississippi | 3 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 240 lbs
Birth Date: 9/2/1994
Depth Chart: TE1.1
2019 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE
Engram battled injuries last year and missed five games. He also was slowed in others because of the injuries. He still produced well despite the missed games, catching 45 passes for 577 yards and three touchdowns. He was 13th overall in fantasy tight end scoring even with the missed games. He had a strong finishing to his season with Odell Beckham out, having 75 or more yards four straight games to end his season. Beckham is gone from day one this year, making Engram a top target in this passing game. He will get a lot of looks. Engram plays more like a receiver than a tight end. He is an explosive player with a knack for making big plays. He also is a top athlete that does well in making the acrobatic catch. Engram lacks a little strength for the position and isn't a great blocker just yet. Injuries are a bit of a concern after last year.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Engram has a chance for a big season. He should see a career high in targets. He could be a top-five fantasy tight end. Look for around 70 receptions for 800 yards and seven or eight touchdowns.
With Odell Beckham Jr. gone it will fall to others on the Giants roster to pick up the slack. One of them will be Saquon Barkley, but in the passing game it is finally time for Evan Engram to break out. Since coming into the league in 2017, the consensus has been that Engram is more of a big wide receiver and less of a tight end. It is time for him to prove those people correct.Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard will provide a solid base for the receiving group, but it will be Engram who will push it over the top.In 2017, playing the majority of his rookie season with no Beckham on the field, Engram had 115 targets which he converted into 64 receptions for 722 yards and six touchdowns. With the return of Beckham in 2018 the numbers for Engram dropped dramatically to 45 receptions and 577 yards. While some of this can for sure be reasoned away by playing in four fewer games due to injury, the reduction of targets from 115 to 64 shows even if he was playing in more games, the target numbers had gone way down.With the path now clear again, his targets should increase substantially and with the improvement in his catch percentage from 55% as a rookie to 70% last season he will convert more of these targets into statistics for your fantasy team. He may not join the elite three at the top of the tight end rankings this season, but he is the leader of the next tier of players for sure.With the top three tight ends all going in the second or third-round it is an excellent value to get Engram as the last pick in the fourth or beginning of the fifth round. He is one tight end who can be drafted high amongst the many who you should not reach for in drafts. The talent of Engram is there and with Beckham gone the opportunity is now also there. He is the clear number four at the tight end position, and there is a path, all be it slim, to a potential finish this season even higher than that.
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Updating a previous report, New York Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Fantasy Spin: Engram will be one of the top options in the passing game for the Giants this week and is a solid No. 1 tight end in all fantasy leagues.
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) does not appear on the team's Week 7 injury report, and is expected to play Sunday, Oct. 20, against the Arizona Cardinals.
Fantasy Spin: Great news for Engram owners and an even better matchup Sunday versus a Cardinals defense that allows the most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. Double check to make sure he's locked back in as your starting tight end.
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Fantasy Spin: Engram has been a consistent target in the passing game for the Giants this season and can be a No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.
New York Giants CB Corey Ballentine (concussion) was unable to practice for a second straight day on Thursday, Oct. 17. WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) was limited for a second straight day. RB Wayne Gallman (concussion), DL Olsen Pierre (concussion), RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) and TE Evan Engram (knee) were full participants.
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Fantasy Spin: Engram appears to have a good chance to play this week and should have some success against the Arizona Cardinals. He can be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) took part in individual drills during the light practice Monday, Oct. 14. He could have a chance to return this week.
Fantasy Spin: If Engram returns against the Arizona Cardinals, he's a must-start in Week 7. Rhett Ellison had three catches for 30 yards in Engram's absence and isn't an option in fantasy.
The New York Giants have declared RB Saquon Barkley, WR Sterling Shepard, TE Evan Engram, RB Wayne Gallman, G Chad Slade, OT Eric Smith and LB Tae Davis inactive for Week 6.
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (knee), RB Wayne Gallman (concussion) and WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9, and have been ruled out for Week 6. RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was limited during practice but has been ruled out. LB Lorenzo Carter (neck) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. LB Alec Ogletree (hamstring), OT Nate Solder (ankle), LB Josiah Tauaefa (knee) and LB Tae Davis (concussion) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) has been ruled out for Week 6.
Fantasy Spin: Engram has a sprained MCL, which could cost him four to six weeks. With WR Sterling Shepard (concussion), RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) and RB Wayne Gallman (concussion) all out, WR Golden Tate is the only reliable target. He's a ripe flex option this week. QB Daniel Jones has a rough outlook with all these weapons out and should be benched. TE Rhett Ellison is not worth using except for a basement price in DFS.
New York Giants RB Wayne Gallman (concussion) and WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) did not practice for a second straight day Tuesday, Oct. 8. TE Evan Engram (knee), RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Lorenzo Carter (neck) were limited. LB Alec Ogletree (hamstring), OT Nate Solder (ankle), LB Josiah Tauaefa (knee) and LB Tae Davis (concussion) fully participated in practice Tuesday.
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram is dealing with a sprained MCL after Sunday's loss to Minnesota. With the Giants playing on Thursday, Engram seems unlikely to play. His absence would be a major hit to an offense that will likely not have Saquon Barkley and just lost Sterling Shepard to another concussion. It makes Daniel Jones an even less appealing starting option against the Patriots. Rhett Ellison will likely start at tight end for the Giants but is not a recommended pick-up. The one Giant who is likely to see a boost is Golden Tate, who will likely see more targets over the middle of the field, where star corner Stephon Gilmore doesn't often travel. Tate is on the radar as a high-end WR3.
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) is in danger of missing Week 6 due to a sprained medial collateral ligament, according to sources.
Fantasy Spin: That would be a dagger for Daniel Jones this week with Saquon Barkley (ankle), Wayne Gallman (concussion) and Sterling Shepard (concussion) all likely out. Rhett Ellison isn't worth using in fantasy if Engram can't go, and Jones probably isn't worth using at quarterback against the New England Patriots either.
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 7.
Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Engram will be able to play this week. He will be facing a tough opponent this week but can still be a starting option in most leagues.
New York Giants TE Evan Engram caught six passes for 42 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 5. He was targeted 11 times during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Engram has been targeted 48 times over the first five games of the season and appears to be a popular target for Daniel Jones. He can be a low-end No. 1 tight end next week, but fantasy players should not expect big numbers because of the tough matchup.
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram had his second straight down week, securing six catches for 42 yards against the Vikings. Engram, like all Giants receivers, can only go as far as his quarterback takes him, and Daniel Jones really struggled today. It's also become clear that Engram is the Giants' best offensive weapon, so defenses have begun to key on him. He had a few missed connections on catchable balls today, but defenders were all over him all game long. You still have to run him out there in season-long leagues since he saw 11 targets today, but he's likely to have a down week against the Patriots on Thursday. He gets the Cardinals after that, so just avoid looking at that spot in your lineup for one week and you'll come out OK in the end.
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram has perhaps the best matchup of all the team's receiving options. Although the Vikings have a strong defense, they have been beaten by top tight ends this year, allowing 9 catches for 77 yards against Austin Hooper and 13 catches for 134 yards against Darren Waller. With the Giants likely to throw often in a game they should be trailing, Engram still remains a top-five tight end option. He carries a little bit of risk as we see how the Giants deploy their fully-healthy passing attack, but Engram possesses a solid floor and is an intriguing DFS pivot.
New York Giants TE Evan Engram caught four passes for 54 yards against the Washington Redskins in Week 4. He was targeted seven times during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Engram has been targeted at least seven times in all four games this season but has been a bit inconsistent with his receiving yards during that span. He will continue to be a focal point in the passing game and can be a No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram was surprisingly silent in Sunday's win. He saw seven targets from Daniel Jones, catching only four of them for 54 yards. Engram, like most of the Giants offense, stalled out in the second half, which led to the disappointing final stat line. He's still an elite tight end in season-long leagues; however, Golden Tate does come back next week, so it will be interesting to see how the Giants use their passing options in the middle of the field when theyre all healthy.
New York Giants TE Evan Engram is on 'Cloud 9 right now' after the change to QB Daniel Jones, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, and Raanan believes Jones' accuracy on the deep ball will lead to big games for Engram.
Fantasy Spin: Engram had six catches for 113 yards and a touchdown in Jones' first game under center, and there is no doubt that his ceiling is higher than it was when Eli Manning was starting. Engram should be able to provide midrange TE1 numbers going forward.
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram will get another week to cement himself as one of the best fantasy options at his position when the Giants face the Redskins on Sunday. A focal point of the Giants' passing attack, Engram is currently the number one tight end in fantasy after three weeks. With Golden Tate still serving his suspension, Engram figures to remain a staple of the Giants' offensive plan in Week 4; however, the Redskins held the Eagles tight ends to 70 yards on seven catches in Week 1 as Philadelphia chose to target the boundary receivers against Washington's poor corners. It's possible that the Giants do the same, so while Engram is locked into lineups in season-long leagues, you may not want to pay up for his price tag in DFS.