Evan Engram
Evan Engram
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New York Giants
Questionable
Injury Calf
Est. Return 9/26/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Engram's fifth season with the Giants could be his last, as he'll play 2021 under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. A first-round pick with 4.42 speed, Engram still hasn't matched his rookie-year totals of 722 yards and six TDs (from 115 targets, admittedly). At 6-3, 240, he's never been much of a blocker, and there's no question he was an all-around liability last season, dropping 11 passes (most among TEs) and producing only 6.0 YPT. Engram finished fourth among TEs in targets but 16th in fantasy points, perhaps limited by QB Daniels Jones' shortcomings in addition to his own. While Engram still figures to be the top receiving TE, he'll likely see fewer snaps and targets with Kyle Rudolph's arrival. That might be a blessing in disguise for Engram's career, but it limits his fantasy upside, even if his play improves. There's also the matter of a preseason ankle injury putting Engram in danger of missing Week 1, though it isn't expected to lead to a long-term absence. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $10.72 million contract with the Giants in June of 2017. Giants exercised $6.01 million team option for 2021 in April of 2020.
Ruled out for Thursday
TENew York Giants
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September 15, 2021
Engram (calf) has been ruled out for Thursday's game at Washington, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
ANALYSIS
Engram has been a non-participant in every practice through two weeks, and he's no lock to be ready when the Giants start preparing for their Week 3 game Sept. 26 against the Falcons. With Engram out of the lineup Week 1, replacement starter Kaden Smith went without a target and held down a 48-percent snap share, while Kyle Rudolph technically came off the bench but finished with five targets and 77 percent of snaps.
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24 routes   7 targets
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17 routes   2 targets
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70.7
 
Cornerbacks
70.5
 
Safeties
46.9
 
Linebackers
101.0
 
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Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
240 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.42 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.23 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.92 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
33.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Engram perpetually appears on the verge of a breakout, only to be set back by a slump or injury as soon as he gains our trust. It happened again last September when he piled up 277 yards and two touchdowns the first three weeks, before slumping through October and then suffering a major foot injury in November. Engram didn't play after Week 9, undergoing surgery in December to repair a Lisfranc ligament in his left foot. He should have time to recover before Week 1, but his offseason will revolve around rehab work after he spent the winter in a walking boot. Once he gets back on the field, Engram may find that a new coaching staff is more proactive putting his 4.42 speed to good use. Engram's 6.0 average depth of target last season placed 26th among qualified TEs, and that was actually a step up from his 5.0 aDOT the year before. Engram made it work, at least to an extent, with impressive YAC averages of 8.8 (2018) and 5.9 (2019), but it's hard to reach high-end TE1 territory when 80 percent of your targets come within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage. The good news is that Pat Shurmur, Mike Shula and Eli Manning are gone, replaced by Joe Judge, Jason Garrett and Daniel Jones. The bad news is that we don't quite know if Jones is good, nor do we know if he'll prefer Engram to Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, Golden Tate and Saquon Barkley.
Arbitrary endpoints aren't always reliable when it comes to player evaluation, but Engram's strong finish in 2018 was encouraging. He returned from a hamstring injury to play the final four games, topping 75 yards in each start. The touchdown count was fairly low - one in that sequence, just three on the year - but there weren't many survivors on the sinking Giants ship. You have to squint a bit to see Engram's growth last year, but it's there on the stat page. He bumped his YPC forward, raised his catch rate by nearly 15 percentage points and had a 43 percent bump in his yards per target. The shape of the roster presents pros and cons for Engram in Year 3. Odell Beckham Jr. is gone, which presents a major chunk of available targets even after the signing of Golden Tate, who may be suspended for all of September. The quarterback position could be a mess, featuring the last days of Eli Manning versus the uncharted waters of Daniel Jones. But given the brief moments of brilliance Engram showed the last two years, we're willing to take an open mind to his likely mid-round ADP.
We've long been programmed to ignore rookie tight ends for fantasy purposes. The position is too dynamic, too tricky, too complicated, and often it's tied to a lot of blocking and grunt work. Engram tore up that conventional wisdom, producing the seventh-best fantasy season in history by a rookie tight end. And most of those beating Engram did it before fantasy football was even a thing - only Rob Gronkowski (2010) outscored Engram since 1990. What the Giants stumbled onto with Engram, intentionally or not, is a matchup nightmare who's really just a jumbo-sized receiver at 6-3, 240, with 4.42 speed. Engram still struggles as a blocker and it might never become a strength of his game. If you want to dock Engram's potential because of Eli Manning's age and foibles, that's perfectly reasonable. And the Giants have a lot of competition in the passing game, needing to find targets for Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard and rookie running back Saquon Barkley. But there's a legitimate chance Engram is a generational talent, and it's also possible new coach Pat Shurmur - who will also call the plays - is a miracle worker on offense. Consider what Shurmur did with Nick Foles in 2013, or with Case Keenum last year. If you're not afraid to spend a primary pick on a tight end, Engram is someone you need to evaluate and consider.
Make no mistake, Engram's pass catching at Mississippi (not his blocking) pushed him into the first round of the NFL draft, with a 4.42 40 time boosting his cause. The Rebels deployed Engram at a number of positions -- tight end, H-back, slot receiver, outside receiver -- and his most common pre-draft comparison was Jordan Reed, an exciting player to be linked with. Even if Engram can get up to speed quickly -- and given all the hats the Giants would like him to wear, that seems like wishful thinking -- he'll have to deal with some Meadowlands gridlock. Odell Beckham Jr. is the key to the team's offense, Brandon Marshall was imported to fill a critical role and Sterling Shepard was useful as a rookie. The Giants wouldn't have selected Engram if they didn't see exciting down-the-road upside, but it's hard to envision a lot coming from him in Year 1.
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Still missing from practice
TENew York Giants
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September 14, 2021
Engram (calf) remained sidelined for Tuesday's walk-through practice session, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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Non-participant Monday
TENew York Giants
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September 13, 2021
Engram (calf) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice estimate, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
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Out for Week 1
TENew York Giants
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September 10, 2021
Engram (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Denver, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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Works in individual drills
TENew York Giants
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September 10, 2021
Engram (calf) participated in individual drills during Friday's practice, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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Idle for another practice
TENew York Giants
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September 9, 2021
Engram (calf) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.
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