Gerald Everett

Gerald Everett

Tight End #81
Team: Los Angeles Rams
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 239 lb.
College:South Alabama
Age:26
Born:June 25, 1994
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 2 (44)
Draft Team:LAR

Gerald Everett: Rookie deal is up

Everett isn't expected to sign an extension with the Rams, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Selected in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Everett never established himself as a reliable contributor in the Los Angeles passing attack. The 26-year-old tight end flashed big-play potential with 17 of his 127 career receptions going for over 20 yards, but he still never fully capitalized on his opportunities or took advantage of his athletic gifts. Everett did post career-high marks in receptions (41), receiving yards (417) and offensive snaps (636) this season, though, and it often takes tight ends longer to establish themselves as serviceable fantasy assets. A change of scenery could be helpful for Everett.

January 19, 2021 9:48 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Garners just one target

Everett failed to catch his lone target during Saturday's 30-20 win over Seattle.

Analysis: The fourth-year tight end's only target came on Los Angeles' opening drive, and it was a bit surprising to see him so uninvolved after receiving seven targets last week against Arizona. However, the Rams only attempted 25 passes all game, so there weren't a lot of looks to go around. Everett has also been quiet of late with just seven receptions for 75 yards over the past five games. Los Angeles will probably need to attack vertically more frequently against the Packers in Saturday's Divisional Round matchup, so there's potential for Everett to have a solid showing. Still, fantasy managers will probably want to keep expectations in check given his recent form.

January 11, 2021 6:08 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Inefficient against Cards

Everett caught just two of seven targets for 25 yards during Sunday's 18-7 win over Arizona.

Analysis: The fourth-year tight end finished the season with a career-high 41 receptions, 417 receiving yards and 587 offensive snaps. However, Everett still wasn't able to take the next step and become a reliable fantasy asset in most settings, and he's a long shot to make a major statistical impact in the wild-card matchup against Seattle.

January 4, 2021 6:22 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Quiet in loss to Seahawks

Everett caught two of his three targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 20-9 loss to Seattle.

Analysis: It's been an underwhelming stretch for Everett, as he's caught just five of 11 targets for 50 yards over the past three games. Additionally, Week 17 doesn't look promising, either. Quarterback Jared Goff (thumb) underwent surgery Monday, and backup QB John Walford hasn't played a competitive game since the 2019 preseason. It is worth noting that this is the final year of Everett's rookie contract, and he's not a lock to return to the Rams. A change of scenery could prove favorable for the athletic tight end.

December 28, 2020 5:39 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Proves health in second half

Everett caught two of his four targets for 28 yards during Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Jets. He played 47 of 59 offensive snaps despite needing to be evaluated for a head injury and missing the end of the first half.

Analysis: It's probably best not to read too much into Everett's or the Rams' performance Sunday. The fourth-year tight end missed time while being evaluated for the head injury, and Los Angeles were upset at home as a 17.5-point favorite. Still, it will likely be pretty tough to turn to Everett confidently outside of deep fantasy settings in Week 16 -- even with it being a potentially soft matchup against Seattle.

December 21, 2020 9:35 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Back in Sunday's game

Everett returned to Sunday's game versus the Jets, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Everett was evaluated for a concussion in the first half but returned for the Rams' first possession of the third quarter. He'll look to build upon the one catch (on two targets) for 15 yards that he posted prior to his spell away from the field.

December 20, 2020 2:57 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Under evaluation for head injury

Everett is under evaluation for a head injury during Sunday's game against the Jets.

Analysis: If Everett enters the concussion protocol, Johnny Mundt likely will have an increased alongside lead tight end Tyler Higbee. Everett had a 15-yard catch on two targets before he departed.

December 20, 2020 2:26 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Game flow limits opportunities

Everett caught one of his three targets for nine yards during Thursday's 24-3 win over New England.

Analysis: Head coach Sean McVay handed the offense over to running back Cam Akers on Thursday, and the rookie shredded New England early and often en route to 171 rushing yards. There were only scraps left over for the rest of the Los Angeles offense. Everett did chip in with a few nice blocks to set Akers up, though. The fourth-year tight end was also on the field for 53 of 63 offensive snaps, as the Rams leaned on 12 personnel to bully the Patriots' defense. His uptick playing time is encouraging after he played 60 last week. However, Everett isn't receiving enough targets to warrant fantasy attention in most seasonal settings.

December 11, 2020 7:01 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Busy in win over Cards

Everett caught six of seven targets for 44 yards during Sunday's 38-28 win over Arizona.

Analysis: While most of Everett's work came around the line of scrimmage Sunday, he did take advantage of Arizona playing soft defense and took a short pass 22 yards for a first down in the fourth quarter with the score 24-21 for the Rams. It proved to be an especially key third-down conversion with running back Darrell Henderson scoring three plays later. Los Angeles was in the driver's seat from then on. Everett isn't posting monster fantasy numbers, and fellow tight end Tyler Higbee remains involved and scored a first-half touchdown Sunday. Still, Everett continues to show signs of his long-term potential and could prove to be a serviceable contributor next year, especially if he signs with a team needing a pass-catching tight end. This is the final season of his rookie contract, after all. He's a potential stash candidate in deep keeper/dynasty settings.

December 7, 2020 7:27 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Only targeted twice in loss

Everett caught both his targets for 16 yards during Sunday's 23-20 loss to San Francisco.

Analysis: This was Everett's lowest receiving yardage total since Week 4, and while he hasn't been padding his stat line or significantly moving the fantasy needle, Sunday's showing was a little disappointing. Fellow tight end Tyler Higbee missed practice all week with an elbow injury, so there was potential for Everett to have a bigger impact. As it stands, Everett is a tough start in the majority of fantasy settings, and with Higbee in the mix and Los Angeles committed to spreading the ball around on the ground and through the air, the fourth-year tight end probably won't see his value increase down the stretch.

November 30, 2020 7:23 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Moves the chains against Tampa

Everett caught four of five targets for 27 yards during Monday's 27-24 win over the Buccaneers.

Analysis: While it was another modest showing from Everett, three of his four receptions resulted in a Los Angeles first down. He continues to be involved in the passing attack, but quarterback Jared Goff spreads the ball around through the air, including to fellow tight end Tyler Higbee. Expect Everett to remain an important piece of the Los Angeles aerial attack, but it probably won't translate into reliable weekly fantasy production in most formats.

November 24, 2020 6:44 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Almost scores against Seattle

Everett caught two of three targets for 27 yards during Sunday's 23-16 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: After receiving nine targets in Week 8 against Miami, Everett wasn't involved nearly as much following the Rams' bye week. However, he did nearly score a touchdown after taking a 16-yard reception to Seattle's one-yard line. Running back Darrell Henderson scored on the next play. While Everett projects to remain involved in the passing attack, he's difficult to rely on in the majority of fantasy settings.

November 16, 2020 9:48 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Targeted nine times in loss

Everett caught five of nine targets for 32 yards during Sunday's 28-17 loss to Miami. He played 52 of 95 offensive snaps.

Analysis: Everett didn't capitalize on his season-high nine targets Sunday, and in particular, his drop on 3rd and 5 from the Miami 30 late in the game was costly. He was also the target when Dolphins' safety Eric Rowe intercepted Los Angeles quarterback Jared Goff in the second quarter. It wasn't a strong showing from Everett, but the entire offense struggled to find a groove after their opening drive touchdown. It's also important to keep the target volume in context. Goff attempted a season-high 61 passes. Additionally, with fellow tight end Tyler Higbee returning to the field in Week 8, Everett's probably best viewed as a high-risk, medium-reward fantasy option moving forward.

November 2, 2020 6:27 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Back to full participation

Everett (illness) practiced fully Thursday, Kevin Modesti of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Analysis: A day removed from missing practice due to illness, Everett was back in the saddle Thursday and even handled every rep. Meanwhile, position mate Tyler Higbee remained limited by a hand contusion, which sidelined him this past Monday against the Bears. If Higbee doesn't gain clearance to play Sunday in Miami, Everett again will be in line to be the Rams' primary TE after going for a 4-28-1 line on five targets Week 7.

October 29, 2020 3:14 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Dealing with illness

Everett missed Wednesday's walk-through due to an illness, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

Analysis: It's always worrisome to see "illness" listed next to a player's name, but there's no indication Everett's is related to COVID-19. Still, the TE situation will need to be watched closely in L.A. this week with Tyler Higbee (LP on Wednesday) still banged up due to a painful hand contusion. With Higbee sidelined Monday against the Bears, Everett logged a season-best 76 percent of the offensive snaps en route to four catches (on five targets) for 28 yards and one touchdown.

October 28, 2020 2:35 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Touchdown against Bears

Everett caught four of five targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 24-10 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Everett topped Los Angeles' depth chart at tight end with Tyler Higbee (hand) sidelined and capitalized with a 12-yard touchdown to close the third quarter. That marked Everett's first score of this season, and his five targets also set a new high for this year. Although it's worth noting reserve tight end Johnny Mundt finished with three grabs for 47 yards Monday, Everett still figures to benefit most should Higbee miss more time, with a Week 8 matchup in Miami next on the schedule.

October 26, 2020 9:33 PM EST

Gerald Everett: In line for more work

Everett is slated to be the Rams' leading tight end Monday against the Bears with Tyler Higbee (hand) inactive, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

Analysis: After being targeted a total of five times through the first four games of the campaign, Everett has received four targets in both of the past two contests. During that stretch, he accumulated seven catches for 117 yards and no touchdowns, so he'll be looking to build upon his recent success with an increased workload on tap. Behind Everett, Johnny Mundt and Brycen Hopkins are available for any TE reps that linger.

October 26, 2020 4:01 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Held in check by 49ers

Everett caught three of four targets for 27 yards during Sunday's 24-16 loss to San Francisco.

Analysis: While statistically this was an underwhelming showing after recording 90 receiving yards last week, the Los Angeles offense never found a rhythm in the first half, and Everett tied for second in targets with fellow tight end Tyler Higbee. Higbee had the better fantasy day with three catches for 57 yards and played 45 snaps compared Everett's 30, but the latter continues to be involved in the passing attack. Everett should be on your fantasy radar because his athleticism makes him a big-play threat whenever the ball is in his hands. Unfortunately, he's just one of the many options head coach Sean McVay and quarterback Jared Goff have to turn to.

October 19, 2020 2:26 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Leads team in receiving yards

Everett secured all four targets for 90 yards in the Rams' 30-10 win over the Washington Football Team on Sunday.

Analysis: Everett was the surprising leader in receiving yards on the day for the Rams, with a 40-yard grab playing a key role in his tally. The fourth-year pro logged a season high in targets a week after seeing just one versus the Giants, so he'll look to follow this performance up with another productive one in a Sunday night Week 6 road matchup against the 49ers.

October 11, 2020 3:01 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Rushes one in

Everett caught his only target for 10 yards and scored a two-yard rushing touchdown during Sunday's 17-9 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Plus-athleticism has always been Everett's calling card, and it wouldn't be surprising to see creative head coach Sean McVay continue finding ways to incorporate him into the offensive attack. Additionally, with Everett in the final year of his rookie contract, the Rams might also want to utilize him more before deciding how to approach. After all, the organization did invest a second-round selection in the South Alabama product in the 2017 draft. For the time being, Everett's fantasy value is probably limited to settings with premium scoring for tight ends.

October 5, 2020 6:01 AM EST

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