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Evan Engram

Evan Engram

Tight End #88
ADP:Round: 7, Pick: 8
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: Key drop in loss

Engram brought in six of nine targets for 46 yards in the Giants' 22-21 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night. He also rushed twice for three yards.

Analysis: The athletic tight end's final numbers were certainly serviceable, as he tied Sterling Shepard (toe) for the team lead in receptions and paced the Giants in targets. However, one of three looks Engram couldn't convert into a catch looms large of this narrow defeat, as his failure to bring in a perfectly thrown pass from Daniel Jones on third down with 2:14 remaining forced New York to punt the ball back to Philadelphia. The Eagles would go on to put together a game-winning drive, marring the fifth-year tight end's second-best statistical performance of the campaign. Engram also remains without a touchdown, so he'll look to atone for that and his ill-timed drop against the Buccaneers in a Week 8 Monday night showdown on Nov. 2.

October 22, 2020 9:26 PM EST

Evan Engram: Pair of grabs in win

Engram secured two of three targets for 30 yards in the Giants' 20-19 win over the Washington Football Team on Sunday.

Analysis: The athletic tight end continued to underwhelm Sunday, although some of the blame has to be laid at the feet of quarterback Daniel Jones. Engram has logged just five total targets over the last two contests, although he salvaged his fantasy day to an extent in Week 5 with a rushing touchdown. Engram has now posted 35 or fewer receiving yards in four consecutive contests, leaving fantasy managers hoping for a much-needed resurgence in a Week 7 Thursday night battle versus an Eagles team that's been susceptible to tight ends all season.

October 18, 2020 3:08 PM EST

Evan Engram: Gets into end zone Sunday

Engram caught one of two targets for 16 yards and gained nine rushing yards and a touchdown on two carries in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: The tight end opened the scoring for the Giants midway through the first quarter on a reverse, taking the pitch from Daniel Jones and eluding Everson Griffen for a three-yard score, Engram's first visit to the end zone this season. Unfortunately, he saw little action afterwards. After seeing a season-high 10 targets in last week's loss to the Rams, his lack of activity as a receiver was a disappointment, but Engram will look to earn a more consistent role in Week 6 against Washington.

October 11, 2020 6:11 PM EST

Evan Engram: Does little with big volume

Engram caught six of 10 targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: He led the Giants in targets on the afternoon as Daniel Jones was forced to get rid of the ball quickly, but Engram wasn't able to do much with the volume. The fourth-year tight end has only 131 receiving yards through four games and has yet to find the end zone, but that could change in Week 5 against a reeling Cowboys defense that's allowed a touchdown to a TE in each of its last three contests.

October 4, 2020 5:15 PM EST

Evan Engram: Quiet day in loss

Engram secured three of five targets for 22 yards in the Giants' 36-9 loss to the 49ers on Sunday.

Analysis: Engram's day is accurately encapsulated by his underwhelming stats, which were particularly disappointing on a day when the Giants were missing Saquon Barkley (knee) and Sterling Shepard (toe). The fourth-year tight end was reportedly looking very explosive during training camp after missing the second half of last season with a foot injury, but he's now averaging just 8.7 yards per grab on his 11 receptions through three games. He'll look to better his numbers across the board versus the Rams in Week 4 road battle.

September 27, 2020 2:53 PM EST

Evan Engram: Registers 65 yards versus Bears

Engram caught six of eight targets for 65 yards in Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Engram was targeted just once in the first half, but QB Daniel Jones turned to him when trying to put together a comeback. The fourth-year TE ended up leading the team in receptions, targets and receiving yards. This increase in usage came after Sterling Shepard (toe) and Saquon Barkley (knee) left the game. Barkley may be done for the year with a torn ACL, but Shepard's injury doesn't appear to be as serious. When Shepard returns, the two could battle for targets.

September 20, 2020 1:31 PM EST

Evan Engram: Dismal in opener

Engram caught two of seven targets for nine yards in Monday night's 26-16 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Engram dropped his first target, then narrowly missed a wide-open touchdown shortly after, failing to connect with quarterback Daniel Jones from two yards out. The tight end ultimately got in the catch column with a couple grabs late, but it overall was a disappointing season debut. On the bright side, Engram trailed only Saquon Barkley and Darius Slayton in targets, and Week 2's meeting with the Bears could offer a more even matchup, raising hopes for a rebound.

September 14, 2020 7:40 PM EST

Evan Engram: Showing no sign of injury

Engram has looked "as explosive as ever" during training camp, according to NJ.com's Art Stapleton.

Analysis: Stapleton isn't the only beat writer to take notice of Engram, with Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com confirming that the tight end was the star of Monday's practice. Coach Joe Judge and teammate Sterling Shepard also provided glowing reviews, all but confirming that Engram has shown no ill effects from the Lisfranc injury that ended his 2019 season. He's averaged at least 4.1 catches and 48.1 yards per game in each of his three pro seasons, but the combination of injuries (14 missed games) and disappointing touchdown production (12 TDs, 27 red-zone targets in 34 games) has held Engram back from a true breakout. The Giants seem to think this will be the year when he finally puts it all together.

August 25, 2020 9:08 AM EST

Evan Engram: Set to practice

Engram is ready for training camp after a "very strong and very aggressive rehab" from surgery to repair a Lisfranc sprain in his left foot, Matt Lombardo of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. "Each and every day I was just trying to find ways to get better," Engram said Monday.

Analysis: Engram has been saddled with injuries during his three-year career, with 2019 serving as the low point. Appearing in just eight games, he still managed to tally 44 catches (on 68 targets) for 467 yards and three touchdowns. Following his December surgery, Engram progressed to on-field work at full speed by June and seemingly is set to participate in practice later this week.

August 10, 2020 12:20 PM EST

Evan Engram: Could be eased into camp

Engram (foot) has been out on the field doing work, but coach Joe Judge suggested he isn't sure if the tight end will be a full go at the start of training camp, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Engram downplayed the severity of his Lisfranc injury back in December after surgery, and he's been doing full-speed agility work since at least last June. Judge's uncertainty about the situation doesn't necessarily mean the tight end will have any limitations, but it will be worth keeping an eye on once the Giants start for practicing for real in mid-August. The Giants chose to keep Engram off the PUP list, making him eligible for all activities.

July 31, 2020 11:39 AM EST

Evan Engram: Ready for practice

Engram (foot) is healthy for the start of training camp, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Engram had Lisfranc surgery in December, but he indicated at the time that he wasn't dealing with a "full-blown tear", and he seems to have avoided the lengthy rehab process we're currently seeing with Eagles wideout Alshon Jeffery. In any case, the Giants picked up the fifth-year option on Engram's rookie contract, keeping him under team control through 2021. He's been a solid fantasy starter throughout his career in terms of per-game production, but injuries limited the tight end to 19 appearances over the past two years.

July 29, 2020 8:05 AM EST

Evan Engram: Putting in on-field work

Engram (foot) posted a video on his personal instagram Monday of himself working on his footwork in a variety of drills,Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Engram was limited to eight games in 2019 due to a left knee injury and later a Lisfranc injury in his left foot, the latter of which required surgery in mid-December. Without the benefit of on-field workouts this offseason, his recovery was reported to be on pace but wasn't entirely known until Monday's post. In April, the Giants picked up the fifth-year option on Engram's contract, keeping him in New York for the next two seasons. For his career, he's averaged 7.1 YPT and scored 12 touchdowns on his 247 targets.

June 29, 2020 1:01 PM EST

Evan Engram: Giants pick up fifth-year option

The Giants are picking up Engram's (foot) fifth-year option for 2021.

Analysis: The 25-year-old missed eight games last season and underwent surgery to address the Lisfranc injury in his left foot in December, but it's not a surprise to see the Giants elect to pick up the option for 2021. Engram finished the season with 44 catches for 467 yards and three touchdowns prior to being shut down, and he figures to be one of Daniel Jones' top targets in 2020. Engram was seen running on a treadmill Wednesday as he continues his recovery from the procedure.

April 29, 2020 6:57 PM EST

Evan Engram: Seen running on treadmill

Engram (foot) was spotted running on a treadmill Wednesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: It's unclear whether Engram is still using his walking boot in non-workouts, but regardless this is a positive progression in Engram's rehab from a late-December Lisfranc surgery to his left foot. The speedy tight end is still waiting word whether his fifth-year option will be picked up, although it seems like all but a foregone conclusion the 2017 first-round pick will be extended given his immense production through three seasons.

April 29, 2020 11:57 AM EST

Evan Engram: Still using walking boot

Engram (foot) remains in a walking boot and isn't expected to practice until training camp, Ryan Dunleavy of the NY Post reports.

Analysis: Engram had surgery Dec. 20 to address a Lisfranc injury in his left foot, and while he said the ligament wasn't completely torn, he nonetheless faces a lengthy rehab process. The 23rd overall pick from the 2017 draft has averaged 4.5 catches for 51.9 yards and 0.35 touchdowns per game through three seasons, playing in 34 of a possible 48 contests. The Giants have a couple months before they need to decide on a fifth-year option, but it should be an easy enough decision to do so at the expected price of approximately $6 million. Fellow Giants tight end Rhett Ellison (concussion) reportedly is considering retirement, while Kaden Smith could be in the mix for the No. 2 job after he caught 30 of 42 targets for 267 yards and three TDs over the final six weeks of 2019. With a new coaching staff in place, the Giants can start their offseason program as soon as Apr. 6.

February 28, 2020 8:36 AM EST

Evan Engram: Eyeing return for offseason program

Engram (foot) said Monday that he expects to make a full recovery from the surgery he required earlier this month and return to full activity for the start of the Giants' offseason program this spring, Bob Glauber of Newsday reports.

Analysis: Engram confirmed that his left foot surgery entailed repairing the Lisfranc ligament, though the tight end indicated he wasn't dealing with a "full-blown tear." While that bodes well for Engram's chances of bouncing back from the procedure, he'll likely need to showcase better health in 2020 in order to make a serious case for a lucrative contract extension. Engram has missed 13 games due to lower-body injuries the past two seasons and isn't a surefire bet to have his fifth-year option exercised this spring.

December 30, 2019 12:26 PM EST

Evan Engram: Surgery on tap Friday

Engram will undergo surgery Friday to repair the Lisfranc injury in his left foot, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Engram finished his third pro season with 44 catches (on 68 targets) for 467 yards and three touchdowns. Considering the extent of his injury wasn't divulged until Wednesday, it's no surprise he was unable to get back on the field after picking it up Week 9 against the Cowboys. Engram told Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site that he expects to be "more than ready" by training camp, but it remains to be seen whether his activity in the offseason program will be impacted.

December 18, 2019 10:16 AM EST

Evan Engram: Done for season

The Giants placed Engram (foot) on injured reserve Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Though he appeared close to returning to game action on a couple occasions, Engram was never able to move past the left foot he first sprained in a Nov. 4 loss to the Cowboys. Engram will end up having played in only eight games, finishing his third NFL season with 44 catches for 467 yards and three touchdowns on 68 targets. Engram's absence for the Giants' final two games should allow rookie Kaden Smith to act as the Giants' top pass-catching tight end, while blocking specialist Rhett Ellison could also have a more pronounced role if he's able to clear the NFL's concussion protocol.

December 17, 2019 12:50 PM EST

Evan Engram: Ruled out for Week 15

Engram (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Engram was seemingly on track to return to action for the second straight week, but as was the case in Week 14, he ultimately will not be able to take the field.

December 13, 2019 9:01 AM EST

Evan Engram: Not on track to play Week 15

Engram (foot) is not expected to play Sunday against the Dolphins, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 2017 first-round pick has worked as a limited practice participant this week and hasn't appeared to suffer a setback, but he apparently hasn't progressed enough from the left foot sprain to make returning from the four-game absence worth the risk. Engram's availability will receive further clarity when the Giants release their official injury report Friday, but at this point his status is trending in the wrong direction.

December 13, 2019 6:44 AM EST

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