Gerald Everett

Gerald Everett

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

Gerald Everett: Still valued by McVay

Coach Sean McVay believes he can do a better job utilizing Everett in the Rams offense, Cameron DaSilva of Rams Wire reports. "Really, really excited about what Gerald Everett's going to do," McVay said Monday. "I think Tyler Higbee did a phenomenal job, but I think Gerald Everett's a guy that I've got to do a better job of utilizing his skill set because he's a difference-maker."

Analysis: Everett appeared on track for his long-awaited breakout as recently as early November, averaging 55.6 yards and 8.2 targets over a five-game stretch Weeks 5-10. He slowed down over the next couple games and then suffered a knee injury, opening the door for Tyler Higbee to go wild in December. Higbee is now locked in as the Rams' No. 1 tight end in the first season of a four-year, $29 million extension, but Everett could also see a decent share of snaps and targets if McVay increases his usage of two-TE formations. Of course, that involves the sacrifice of taking Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods or Brandin Cooks off the field, assuming Cooks isn't traded at some point in the coming months. In any case, Everett is entering the final season of his rookie contract, and quite possibly his final season with the Rams.

April 9, 2020 8:13 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Hardly plays over final weeks

Everett didn't play an offensive snap during Sunday's 31-24 win over Arizona. He did see the field for two special-teams snaps.

Analysis: The third-year tight end appeared to be headed for a breakout campaign with 18 receptions for 239 yards and two touchdowns during Weeks 4 through 7, but then a wrist injury cut into his practice time and hurt his production. Everett then sustained a knee injury in late November, which kept him out Weeks 13 through 15 before playing just four offensive snaps over the final two games of the year. Making matters worse, fellow tight end Tyler Higbee emerged as a go-to option in the passing attack and accumulated 43 receptions for 522 yards and two touchdowns over the final five games of the year. The Rams invested a second-round selection in 2017 in Everett, so he's going to have opportunities to carve out a role in 2020. However, his fantasy stock is definitely trending in the wrong direction despite his high-end athleticism and potential.

January 3, 2020 1:14 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Eased back in against 49ers

Everett failed to catch his only target and played just four offensive snaps during Saturday's 34-31 loss to San Francisco.

Analysis: It's been a disappointing campaign for Everett, and especially over the past few weeks. Just when it looked like everything was coming together for the athletic tight end, he sustained a knee injury in mid-November, which eventually sidelined him for three weeks. Additionally, fellow tight end Tyler Higbee stepped up with four consecutive games of at least 100 receiving yards. With nothing on the line in Week 17, it wouldn't be surprising if Everett was once again scarcely involved in the offense to ensure he's 100 percent healthy for next season.

December 23, 2019 8:55 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Ready to return Saturday

Everett (knee) doesn't have a designation for Saturday's contest at San Francisco, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Analysis: When Everett was absent Weeks 13 through 15, he didn't step foot on the practice field at all, instead focusing on rehab of his knee injury. On this occasion, he was limited Tuesday before wrapping up the week with back-to-back uncapped sessions. After Thursday's practice, coach Sean McVay said the tight "will be OK to go" this weekend, but it remains to be seen what kind of role he'll be afforded. The primary sticking point is the presence of Tyler Higbee, who notched at least seven catches for 100-plus yards in each of the contests with unfettered access to TE reps.

December 19, 2019 2:29 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Logs full practice Wednesday

Everett (knee) practiced fully Wednesday, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

Analysis: During his three-game absence, Everett didn't practice at all, so Wednesday's development is as positive of a sign as any that he's put his hyperextended knee behind him. Afterward, coach Sean McVay spoke of Everett. "We're just kind of feeling it out," McVay told Thiry. "Part of that, too, is as we complete the game plan and kind of figure out exactly what that looks like and what his involvement would be, if he is feeling good enough." In the end, there's a chance he's eased back into the fold, especially with how well Tyler Higbee has played during Everett's absence.

December 18, 2019 5:13 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Ruled out again

Everett (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Dallas.

Analysis: Everett hasn't been able to practice since he hyperextended his knee in a Week 12 loss to Baltimore. The situation has worked out favorably for Tyler Higbee, who had zero 100-yard performances through 58 regular-season games but now has two in the past two weeks.

December 13, 2019 2:16 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Still day-to-day

Coach Sean McVay said Wednesday that Everett (knee) is still considered "day-to-day," Lindsey Thiry of reports.

Analysis: McVay also said that Everett is making progress in his recovery, but he noted that the third-year tight end is "not ready to get out there and practice with us yet." Everett has missed two straight games while nursing a hyperextended knee, and he's been considered day-to-day since sustaining the injury Week 13. If he's forced to miss any more time, Tyler Higbee -- who eclipsed 100 yards in both of the games Everett missed -- will once again serve as the Rams' primary tight end.

December 11, 2019 2:44 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Sidelined again Week 14

Everett (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Seahawks, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: A hyperextended knee will keep Everett in street clothes for the second straight contest. While he remains in recovery mode, the Rams will roll with Tyler Higbee as their primary tight end, though Johnny Mundt also is on hand to bolster the position.

December 6, 2019 1:29 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Still sidelined Thursday

Everett (knee) didn't practice Thursday, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

Analysis: Until he makes his presence felt on the practice field, Everett will be hard-pressed to be available for game action as he recovers from a hyperextended knee. Higbee will dominate the TE snaps in the Rams offense as long as Everett is sidelined.

December 5, 2019 4:39 PM EST

Gerald Everett: DNP on Wednesday

Everett (knee) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's injury report, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

Analysis: Everett has yet to practice since hyperextending his knee during a Week 12 loss to the Ravens. During Everett's absence this past Sunday at Arizona, Tyler Higbee got a season-high 91 percent of the snaps on offense, which he turned into a season-best stat line (7-107-1 on eight targets). As long as Everett is sidelined, Higbee can expect a similar workload.

December 4, 2019 4:33 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Won't play Sunday

Everett (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Arizona, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

Analysis: Everett hyperextended his knee during Monday's 45-6 loss to Baltimore, and while he was able to rejoin the contest, he was then held out of practice Wednesday through Friday. His absence could leave Tyler Higbee in an every-down role, and it also decreases the overall competition for targets.

November 29, 2019 2:09 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Misses practice again

Everett (knee) did not practice Thursday, Kevin Modesti of the Los Angeles Daily Newsreports.

Analysis: Everett has now missed two consecutive days of practice, threatening his availability in what appears to be a prime matchup against a porous Cardinals' defense. Check the tight end's status following Friday's final injury report, but if Everett were unable to play, look for Tyler Higbee to be the prime beneficiary of the extra playing time.

November 28, 2019 7:24 PM EST

Gerald Everett: DNP on Wednesday's estimate

Everett (knee) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated injury report, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

Analysis: In the span of five games between Weeks 5 and 10, Everett received 10-plus targets on three occasions en route to 23 catches (on 41 targets) for 278 yards and one touchdown. His other six appearances this season have been a different story: a combined 14-130-1 line on 18 targets. Per Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times, coach Sean McVay considers Everett day-to-day due to his knee injury. Consequently, Everett's listing may upgrade to limited or even full on the Rams' final two practice reports of Week 13.

November 27, 2019 2:53 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Picks up knee injury

Coach Sean McVay said Tuesday that Everett is considered day-to-day with a knee injury, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: Everett seemed to pick up the injury in Monday's loss to the Ravens, when he caught the turf and seemed to hyper-extend his knee. The 2017 second-round pick played just 17 offensive snaps in Monday's game, catching both of his targets for 23 yards. The Rams head to Arizona for a divisional battle in Week 13, so expect Everett's practice availability shed a light on his chances to suit up in the game. If he can't go, expect Tyler Higbee and Johnny Mundt to man tight end duties.

November 26, 2019 5:16 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Quiet in blowout loss

Everett caught both of his targets for 23 yards during Monday's 45-6 loss to Baltimore.

Analysis: There have been signs of a breakout from Everett this season, including an eight-catch, 68-yard showing against Pittsburgh in Week 10. However, those games have been too few and far between to lock him in as a set-and-forget fantasy asset. Playing just 17 of 54 offensive snaps against the Ravens is also a sizable concern. While there's no denying Everett's potential, especially as a big-play threat, his value is capped with the Los Angeles offense trending in the wrong direction. The Rams have scored just 35 points the past three games, after all.

November 26, 2019 6:48 AM EST

Gerald Everett: Targeted just once

Everett caught his only target for 20 yards in Sunday's 17-7 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Despite Brandin Cooks (concussion) and Robert Woods (personal) being inactive, Everett couldn't draw Jared Goff's eye in this prime-time matchup. While Goff has been noticeably better at home this season, Everett's performance gets a boost on the road. The third-year pro has recorded 22 receptions for 276 yards (12.5 YPC) in five road games compared to 13 for 109 (8.4 YPC) over the same amount of home contests.

November 19, 2019 12:25 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Active Sunday

Everett (wrist) is listed as active Sunday versus the Bears, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: Expected to play in spite of limited practice participation throughout Week 11 prep, Everett is available, along with fellow tight ends Tyler Higbee (knee) and Johnny Mundt (groin). Surprisingly, the Rams opted to hold out Robert Woods for an unknown reason, so two of the team's top three wide receivers -- also, Brandin Cooks (concussion) -- are sidelined. As a result, Everett could see an elevated target count in this contest.

November 17, 2019 4:05 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Officially listed as questionable

Everett (wrist) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Analysis: Everett was a limited practice participant throughout the week, with coach Sean McVay saying he expects the tight end to play. Position mates Tyler Higbee (knee) and Johnny Mundt (groin) also are listed as questionable, potentially creating a scenario where Everett takes on some extra snaps. Fantasy managers will want to check back in when the Rams release their inactive list approximately 90 minutes before Sunday's 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff.

November 15, 2019 3:11 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Still limited Thursday

Everett (wrist) was listed as a limited practice participant Thursday, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

Analysis: The Rams' entire tight end room is injured at the moment, with Tyler Higbee (knee) still sidelined at practice and Johnny Mundt (groin) showing up Thursday as limited. Per Cameron DaSilva of USA Today, coach Sean McVay expects both Everett and Higbee to play Sunday versus the Bears, but Friday's injury report will reveal their chances to do so.

November 14, 2019 5:28 PM EST

Gerald Everett: Likely to play Sunday

Coach Sean McVay expects Everett (wrist) to suit up Sunday against the Bears, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

Analysis: The same can be said for fellow tight end Tyler Higbee (knee). Limited by a wrist injury at Wednesday's practice, Everett will aim to get in a full practice Thursday and/or Friday to lend more credence to McVay's statement.

November 14, 2019 1:48 PM EST

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