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Evan Engram

Evan Engram

Tight End #88
ADP:Round: 8, Pick: 7
Team: New York Giants
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 236 lb.
College:Mississippi
Age:26
Born:September 2, 1994
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 1 (23)
Draft Team:NYG

Evan Engram: Gets salary guarantee

Engram's $6.01 million salary for 2021 is now fully guaranteed, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Engram will be working under a fifth-year option, which was guaranteed for injury only until the start of the league year at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday. He's still one of the fastest tight ends in the league, but between injuries, drops and poor blocking, Engram hasn't lived up to his first-round billing. The Giants could eventually give TE Kaden Smith more snaps if Engram's 2020 woes carry over to 2021.

March 17, 2021 1:57 PM EST

Evan Engram: Quiet in win over Cowboys

Engram caught two of his four targets for 17 yards during Sunday's 23-19 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Engram tied for second on the team in targets, though his four looks were well behind team-leader Sterling Shepard's 10. He recorded a long gain of 14 yards but managed a short pickup with his other grab and later dropped a pass on what could've been a big play. Engram was held to 35 yards or less in nine of his 16 appearances this season but still finishes with 654 yards, one touchdown and a Pro Bowl nod. Moreover, he could find himself playing in the postseason if the Eagles defeat Washington on Sunday night.

January 3, 2021 3:00 PM EST

Evan Engram: Fine for Sunday

Engram (calf) isn't on the injury report for Sunday's game against Dallas, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Neither is WR Sterling Shepard (rib), but slot man Golden Tate (calf) is listed as doubtful. The Giants' struggling passing game figures to go through Engram, Shepard and Darius Slayton, just as it has all season.

January 1, 2021 12:18 PM EST

Evan Engram: Another limited practice

Engram (calf) was limited at Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Engram has made it through a season relatively unscathed for the first time in four years as a pro, but he hurt his left ankle in the fourth quarter of this past Sunday's defeat at Baltimore. So far this week, his practice reps have been capped, but Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com noted Engram seemed to be "more involved" Thursday than he was at Wednesday's session. Friday's practice report will provide a sense of Engram's odds to play Sunday versus the Cowboys.

December 31, 2020 11:51 AM EST

Evan Engram: Limited Wednesday

Engram (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Engram was spotted working on the side with trainers Wednesday, per Dan Duggan of The Athletic. The Giants appear optimistic about Engram's chances of suiting up against the Cowboys on Sunday, but it's possible that he could first need to upgrade to practicing in full.

December 30, 2020 12:16 PM EST

Evan Engram: Set to practice

Engram (ankle) will practice in some capacity Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Per the report, coach Joe Judge has expressed a degree of optimism that Engram will be able to play Sunday against the Cowboys, a notion supported by the tight end's presence of the practice field Wednesday.

December 30, 2020 9:47 AM EST

Evan Engram: Looking iffy for Week 17

Coach Joe Judge said Monday that he's "optimistic" about the health of Engram (ankle), but he noted that the tight end still has to meet with team doctors, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Engram injured his left ankle in the fourth quarter of last Sunday's 27-13 loss to Baltimore, hauling in seven of 10 targets for 65 yards before leaving the field. The 26-year-old is just one game away from logging the first full season of his career, but it looks like he can't be considered a lock to suit up for Sunday's upcoming must-win game against the Cowboys. Kaden Smith will work as the Giants' top tight end if Engram can't go.

December 28, 2020 1:20 PM EST

Evan Engram: Hurt late in loss

Engram (ankle) secured seven of 10 targets for 65 yards during Sunday's 27-13 loss to Baltimore. He went down, holding his left ankle, late in the fourth quarter, per Madelyn Burke of WFAN.

Analysis: Engram attracted double-digit targets for the fourth time this season, tying his second-greatest receiving output of the campaign with his 65-yard Week 16 performance. He and Sterling Shepard were the clear top targets, and there's reason to believe that trend will continue given Engram's average of 7.6 targets per game over his past five outings. The first-time Pro Bowl tight end did seemingly hurt his ankle in the late stages of Sunday's loss, and that will be a situation to monitor as the Giants progress towards a 2020 regular-season finale against the Cowboys.

December 27, 2020 3:25 PM EST

Evan Engram: Puts in full practice

Engram (calf) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: The calf issue limited Engram's participation in Wednesday's practice and throughout the Giants' sessions last week, but his return to full activity Thursday clears the way for the tight end to play Sunday in Baltimore. Engram's 95 targets on the season are good for third among all tight ends this season, but a poor 6.0 yards per target average has diminished some of the value of all those looks he's received.

December 24, 2020 12:46 PM EST

Evan Engram: Limited Wednesday

Engram (calf) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Engram's calf issue also limited him in practice last week, but he suited up versus the Browns over the weekend without issue. As such, there's no real reason to worry about Engram's status for Week 16 as long as he can continue logging at least limited practices. Golden Tate (calf) was injured at practice Wednesday, so it's possible that there could be additional targets available during Sunday's game against the Ravens.

December 23, 2020 12:17 PM EST

Evan Engram: Plays 43 snaps

Engram caught four of seven targets for 46 yards Sunday against the Browns.

Analysis: He was nursing a calf injury heading into the game, but it didn't seem to affect his workload. He'll remain involved in the offense, but there's not a ton to go around given the state of quarterback play.

December 22, 2020 8:47 AM EST

Evan Engram: Playing Sunday, as expected

Engram (calf) is listed as active Sunday versus the Browns, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: As was expected, Engram will be out there after injuring his knee at Friday's practice, which led to a questionable designation for Week 15. Kaden Smith (knee) also is available for when the Giants utilize two-TE sets, but Engram is the pass catcher of the position group. While he has just three games of more than 60 yards this season, Engram draws a Cleveland defense that has conceded fifth-most touchdowns (nine) to tight ends this season.

December 20, 2020 4:01 PM EST

Evan Engram: Likely playing Sunday night

Engram (calf) is expected to play Sunday against the Browns, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Giants needed a bit of good news after it was reported earlier in the day Daniel Jones was unlikely to play in the marquee matchup Sunday night against the Browns. Engram popped up on the injury report late in the week with a calf injury, but the 26-year-old tight end certainly seems to be trending in the right direction to play Sunday. Engram is on pace to set career-highs in receptions and receiving yards despite an inefficient season overall.

December 19, 2020 10:25 AM EST

Evan Engram: Late addition to injury report

Engram (calf) was added to the Giants' injury report Friday, listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Cleveland, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: The timing suggests Engram got hurt during practice Thursday or Friday, leaving his availability in question for the Sunday night matchup with Cleveland. Giants QB Daniel Jones (hamstring/ankle) and backup TE Kaden Smith (knee) also are listed as questionable, so there are a lot of variable to sort out, and a late kickoff (8:20 ET) won't make things any easier on fantasy managers.

December 18, 2020 11:30 AM EST

Evan Engram: Modest game against Cardinals

Engram caught two of his four targets for 18 yards against the Cardinals Sunday.

Analysis: The Giants offense was bad generally, and all the pass catchers were dragged down by it. Engram should continue to see regular targets and is capable of making big plays when he's not dropping passes or inadvertently tipping them to defenders.

December 15, 2020 1:21 AM EST

Evan Engram: Opportunity shrinks

Engram recorded four receptions on eight targets for 32 yards in Week 13 against the Seahawks.

Analysis: Engram led the Giants in targets and yards, but was limited in opportunity given that Colt McCoy attempted only 22 passes. He worked exclusively in short areas of the field, as his longest reception went for 11 yards. Although the team still managed to earn a victory, Engram also had a key error as a pass directed his way deep in Seahawks' territory bounced off his hands and resulted in a turnover. If Daniel Jones (hamstring) remains out for Week 14 against Arizona, Engram and the rest of the Giants' pass-catchers will likely remain unreliable.

December 6, 2020 6:46 PM EST

Evan Engram: Posts first 100-yard game

Engram caught six of nine targets for 129 yards and lost a fumble during Sunday's 19-17 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Engram nearly doubled his previous season high in receiving yardage thanks in large part to a season-long 53-yard gain. He also tied his high mark for receptions as he accounted for over half the team's receiving output on the day. The majority of Engram's production came before Daniel Jones (hamstring) suffered an injury and, despite next Sunday's inviting matchup with a porous Seahawks pass defense, his fantasy value could suffer if Colt McCoy starts under center.

November 29, 2020 2:27 PM EST

Evan Engram: Two catches in divisional win

Engram secured two of his three targets for 15 receiving yards during Sunday's 27-17 win against the Eagles.

Analysis: The receiving corps ruled the roost for New York on Sunday, as Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate finished first, second and third on the team in targets, amassing 13 combined receptions for 184 yards. Engram endured a quiet outing after logging five or more catches in each of his preceding three appearances entering Sunday, as he had amassed 16 receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown on a plentiful 29 targets Weeks 7 through 9. Following the Giants' bye, Engram will face a Bengals defense Nov. 29 that has so far surrendered the third-most receiving yards to opposing tight ends on the season (583).

November 17, 2020 4:12 PM EST

Evan Engram: Nabs first TD of 2020

Engram caught five of his 10 targets for 48 receiving yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 23-20 win against Washington.

Analysis: Engram got out to an inconsistent start to the 2020 campaign, posting an impressive 65-yard outing Week 2 against the Bears, but otherwise recording 35 or fewer receiving yards in five of his first six outings of the year. The fourth-year tight end has been much more consistent with 5.3 catches and 51.7 receiving yards per game over his past three outings, plus he finally broke through with his first TD of 2020 against Washington on Sunday. With it still yet to be determined if Golden Tate will earn his way back into the coach's graces after his disgruntled comments regarding his offensive role last week, Engram may continue to garner a steady target share Week 10 against Philadelphia.

November 8, 2020 6:08 PM EST

Evan Engram: Bounces back well

Engram caught five of 10 targets for 61 yards in Monday night's 25-23 loss to the Buccaneers. He also rushed once for nine yards.

Analysis: Engram rebounded relatively well from his costly drops in Week 7's defeat. In fact, the tight end made a season-long catch of 30 yards, and earlier came very close to scoring his first receiving touchdown of the campaign. The 26-year-old has now seen at least nine targets in consecutive weeks, helping him post two of his three best yardage totals to date. That uptick in production bodes well ahead of Sunday's game against Washington.

November 2, 2020 9:47 PM EST

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