Gerald Everett

Gerald Everett

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

Gerald Everett: Stands out at offseason program

Everett made a strong impression throughout the offseason program, including an emphasis on improving as a blocker, Clarence Dennis of the Rams' official website reports. "I think the game's slowing down for [Everett]," coach Sean McVay said. "He's playing with some patience, he's got great aggressive hands where he can step to the football. I think you're just seeing a guy gain confidence, gain experience."

Analysis: Already the team's best pass-catching threat at tight end, Everett should push for Tyler Higbee's starting job if he narrows the gap in blocking ability. The 2017 second-round pick came on strong in the second half of last season, with 23 of his 33 receptions and all three of his touchdowns occurring in a seven-week span during November and December. The Rams used more two-TE formations during that stretch in an effort to compensate for the absence of Cooper Kupp (knee), who tentatively is expected back for Week 1 of 2019. It's difficult for the Rams tight ends to account for more than a handful of targets per game when Kupp, Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods and Todd Gurley all are available.

June 14, 2019 8:54 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Blanked by Pats

Everett finished without a catch on one target in a 13-3 loss to New England in the Super Bowl.

Analysis: Everett played 68 percent of snaps on offense, while fellow tight end Tyler Higbee handled 54 percent and didn't draw any targets. The Rams were fortunate to get increased production from their TE timeshare after wide receiver Cooper Kupp suffered an ACL tear in mid-November, but there's no question it was a major loss to have Kupp's targets redirected to Everett, Higbee and WR Josh Reynolds. There is some potential for Everett, a 2017 second-round pick, to take another step forward in his third pro season. Higbee has one season remaining on his rookie contract, but he simply hasn't displayed much of a ceiling in the passing game.

February 4, 2019 7:25 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Contributes 50 yards

Everett caught two of four targets for 50 yards in Sunday's 26-23 win over New Orleans in the NFC Championship Game.

Analysis: Everett had the longest play of the day for either team, picking up 39 yards on a catch-and-run to convert a third down midway through the fourth quarter. It was a nice rebound from his zero-target outing against Dallas the previous week, buoyed by a 47-39 snap advantage over fellow tight end Tyler Higbee, who caught each of his four targets for 25 yards and a touchdown. The emergence of both players as receiving threats is one of the major reasons the Rams have bounced back to reach the Super Bowl after struggling through a late-season slump on offense in the absence of Cooper Kupp (torn ACL). Expect the timeshare to continue Feb. 3 against the Patriots.

January 21, 2019 6:41 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Kept in check in Week 17

Everett failed to haul in his only target during Sunday's 48-32 win over San Francisco.

Analysis: After recording 14 receptions for 103 yards on 20 targets over the previous three weeks, this was a disappointing showing from Everett. However, a one-game disappearing act shouldn't override the progress the sophomore has made this season, especially since he also played more offensive snaps than fellow tight end Tyler Higbee for the second consecutive week. It's likely Everett's game-to-game inconsistency continues in 2019, but in his third season, there's also breakout potential.

December 31, 2018 8:12 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Sees increase in touches during win

Everett brought in five of six targets for 28 yards and rushed twice for 16 yards in the Rams' 31-9 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Analysis: Everett continues to progressively carve out a larger role in the offense, as he now has 14 receptions (on 20 targets) for 103 yards to go along with Sunday's two carries over the last three games. The 24-year-old's bump in usage has largely come in the absence of Cooper Kupp (knee), and all signs is that it will continue into Week 17 against the 49ers and through the coming postseason.

December 23, 2018 6:22 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Heavily involved against Eagles

Everett caught a season-high five passes for 46 yards during Sunday's 30-23 loss to Philadelphia.

Analysis: The sophomore tight end was targeted seven times for the second consecutive week, as he continues to carve out a bigger role in the passing attack. However, it's important to note that the Rams were attempting comebacks in both games and each of Everett's catches this week against the Eagles came in the fourth quarter and underneath the secondary with the Philadelphia defensive backs clearly focused on taking away the deep ball. Los Angeles has presumably soft matchups against Arizona and San Francisco on deck, so it will be telling to see how involved Everett is if the Rams are in the driver's seat and not trailing. While he remains a risky fantasy start in Week 16, it definitely appears that Everett's long-term value is trending up. It makes him a speculative stash candidate for next season in deep keeper/dynasty leagues, especially considering how chaotic the tight end position was in 2018.

December 17, 2018 11:54 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Garners seven looks against Bears

Everett caught four of seven targets for 29 yards during Sunday's 15-6 loss to Chicago. He also played 36 of 63 offensive snaps.

Analysis: This was the first time all season that Everett played more than fellow tight end Tyler Higbee, as the former was on the field for just 27 offensive snaps. The playing time has been trending this way for a few weeks, and with Los Angeles struggling offensively and playing from behind Sunday, it's not surprising that Everett was on the field more -- he's the more dangerous receiving threat. The sophomore out of Southern Alabama still has a long way to go to be a reliable fantasy asset, though.

December 10, 2018 1:12 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Held in check by Lions

Everett played 24 of 69 offensive snaps and caught one of three targets for seven yards during Sunday's 30-16 win over Detroit.

Analysis: Everett was gaining momentum with multiple receptions in three consecutive games heading into last week's bye, so his Week 13 showing was disappointing. He projects as a perfect fit for head coach Sean McVay's offense and has three receptions of over 20 yards through the past five games, so there's definite potential. It just seems more likely that he makes a consistent fantasy impact in future years and not over the final games of the 2018 season.

December 3, 2018 3:50 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Catches two touchdowns in win

Everett caught three of four targets for 49 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 54-51 win over the Chiefs.

Analysis: Everett was the hero Monday night, scoring both his touchdowns in the fourth quarter when the Rams were trailing. His first came on a seven-yard pass midway through the final period, and his second proved to be the game-winner, as he hauled in a 40-yarder along the sideline and tip-toed his way to pay dirt with under two minutes remaining. In doing so, Everett has now scored all three of his touchdowns this season over the Rams' last two games, sending him into their bye week on a high note.

November 19, 2018 9:47 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Snaps touchdown drought

Everett hauled in both of his targets, picking up 15 receiving yards as well as his first touchdown since Week 13 of last season during Sunday's 36-31 win over Seattle.

Analysis: It's encouraging that Everett snapped a 13-game scoring drought with his 10-yard touchdown catch from Jared Goff, but what's more crucial to his sustainability as a fantasy asset is the volume of work that he's garnering in terms of target share. Sure, it's nothing that will make him a week-in, week-out TE1 by any stretch of the imagination, but the second year man from South Alabama has averaged three targets per game since Week 5, compared to four combined targets through Los Angeles's first four games of 2018. In the headliner matchup of Week 11, Everett will be opposing a Chiefs defense that ranks bottom 10 in both receptions (52) and receiving yards (700) allowed to tight ends.

November 11, 2018 8:48 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Records season-high 48 receiving yards

Everett caught three of five targets for 48 yards during Sunday's 45-35 loss to New Orleans.

Analysis: This was Everett's best showing of the season, and he also hauled in a reception of 20-plus yards for the second consecutive week. There's no questioning the sophomore's potential, but until he's incorporated into the offensive more consistently, it's difficult to trust him in the majority of fantasy settings. Additionally, Everett played just 18 offensive snaps compared to fellow tight end Tyler Higbee's 42.

November 6, 2018 3:47 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Hauls in longest catch of 2018

Everett played just 17 of 78 offensive snaps and caught one of his two targets for 22 yards during Sunday's 29-27 win over the Packers.

Analysis: The 22-yard grab stands as Everett's longest reception of the season and also reaffirmed his big-play potential. He hauled in four 20-yard receptions as a rookie last season, after all. Unfortunately, Everett's target share is too small to make him a reliable fantasy asset, and he's also consistently playing fewer offensive snaps than fellow tight end Tyler Higbee. Additionally, with the Rams out to an 8-0 start, it's unlikely the offensive game plan will change to incorporate either tight end into the passing attack significantly more.

October 29, 2018 11:58 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Quiet against 49ers

Everett played just 22 of 61 offensive snaps and lost five yards with his only reception during Sunday's 39-10 win over San Francisco.

Analysis: At this stage of the season, it looks like another lost fantasy year for Everett. The tight end owns all the athletic gifts to make an impact, but he's not receiving enough looks in the passing attack with just 13 targets through seven games. Everett still owns some dynasty appeal, but all seasonal expectations for him should be tempered at this point.

October 22, 2018 2:45 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Grabs two receptions in Week 6

Everett caught two of four targets for 24 yards during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: The sophomore tight end continues to play fewer offensive snaps than peer Tyler Higbee, with the latter playing 55 to Everett's 21. However, Everett has been more involved in the passing attack with five catches for 48 yards the past two weeks. The next step for the South Alabama product is to showcase the big-play ability -- 15.3 yards per reception -- he flashed as a rookie. Everett remains a long way from being a reliable fantasy option.

October 16, 2018 10:10 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Catches three passes against Seattle

Everett caught all three of his targets for 24 yards during Sunday's 33-31 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Not only did the sophomore make the most of his 16 offensive snaps Sunday, Everett could also be in line for more work in the passing attack if Brandin Cooks (concussion) and Cooper Kupp (concussion) are forced to miss time. It's still a wait-and-see situation for now, and tight end Tyler Higbee (53 offensive snaps) also continues to receiving more playing time than Everett, so fantasy expectations should remain tempered.

October 8, 2018 12:16 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Hauls in one pass against Vikings

Everett played 23 of 55 offensive snaps and caught his only target for 13 yards during Thursday's 38-31 win over Minnesota.

Analysis: While this was Everett's highest offensive snap count of the season, fellow tight end Tyler Higbee sustained a knee injury during the game and wasn't available for a stretch. With Todd Gurley and the Los Angeles wide receiver trio (Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp) locked into huge target shares, there are only scraps left for Everett and Higbee. It's currently not a promising fantasy setup for either tight end.

September 28, 2018 6:28 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Held to three yards

Everett nabbed one of two targets for three yards during Sunday's 35-23 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Everett has yet to live up to his 2017 second-round-pick billing, averaging less than a reception per game. The Rams -- chock full of weapons -- haven't had much use for their tight ends this season with targets needed for Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, and Cooper Kupp. Everett's not worth considering, particularly against a top 11 Minnesota defense on Thursday.

September 25, 2018 9:08 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Reels in first catch of 2018

Everett recorded a 17-yard reception during Sunday's 34-0 win over Arizona.

Analysis: After missing the majority of the preseason with a shoulder injury and playing just five offensive snaps in Week 1, it was encouraging to see Everett haul in a lengthy reception Sunday. He's still firmly behind Tyler Higbee on the depth chart, as Everett played just eight offensive snaps compared to Higbee's 64. However, it wouldn't be shocking if the second-year tight end out of South Alabama became more involved in the passing attack as the season progresses. Everett was handpicked by the current regime in the second round of the 2017 draft, and he displayed his athleticism with 15.3 yards per reception as a rookie in 2017. Keep tabs on Everett in deep setups.

September 17, 2018 4:06 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Ready for Week 1

Everett (shoulder) isn't listed on the Rams' Week 1 injury report Thursday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Expected to challenge starter Tyler Higbee for reps at tight end this season, Everett instead spent the bulk of training camp and the entire preseason recovering from an unspecified shoulder injury. At one point, Everett was seen with a sling on his left arm during a practice session. With the season opener days away, he has reached 100 percent health -- or at least enough to avoid the injury report -- but the past month may have put a damper on his ability to produce early on.

September 6, 2018 8:15 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Aiming for Week 1 return

Everett (shoulder) is working towards a Week 1 return, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

Analysis: Everett's shoulder injury has lingered for the larger part of August and seemingly could affect his chances of playing in Week 1. The injury has caused some concern given Everett's extended absence, but coach Sean McVay feels that, barring any setbacks, Everett will be ready to go for the regular season opener.

August 27, 2018 4:38 PM EST

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