Rhett Ellison
Rhett Ellison
31-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New York Giants
Injury Concussion
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Ellison will be the team's primary blocking tight end, while Evan Engram handles most of the pass-catching duties. Engram has missed six games over his first two seasons, and Ellison has proved useful on occasion - 6-4-77-0 in Week 12 against the Eagles, for example - but even if Engram gets hurt again, Ellison is bye-week filler at best. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Giants in March of 2017.
Diagnosed with concussion
TENew York Giants
November 11, 2019
Ellison was diagnosed with a concussion after Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Jets, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
The head injury didn't result in Ellison's early removal from the contest, but he only played 49 percent of the offensive snaps and caught three balls for 42 yards while stepping in as a replacement for starting tight end Evan Engram (foot). With Ellison entering the concussion protocol and Engram still hurting, the Giants could be down both of their top two tight ends in the Week 11 game against the Bears. Rookie Kaden Smith is the lone healthy tight end on the roster.
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Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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How do Rhett Ellison's 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
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How often does Rhett Ellison run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Rhett Ellison and the other tight ends for the Giants are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Rhett Ellison
130 routes   28 targets
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290 routes   68 targets
24 routes   1 target
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2019 Rhett Ellison Split Stats
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Ellison will be the team's primary blocking tight end and could see an occasional target in the red zone, but he's a distant second to Evan Engram in the passing game and isn't likely to have much impact for fantasy purposes.
Signed this offseason as a free agent, Ellison is more of a blocker than pass catcher, but he should help the Giants in a variety of roles. Just don't expect his contributions to show up in the form of fantasy stats.
Ellison suffered a setback during Week 17 of the 2015 season when he tore his patellar tendon, but the Vikings elected to re-sign their 6-foot-5, 250 pound tight end in March of 2016. Recovery from the injury is slated to keep him limited until well into the summer, but he figures to once again make the team and provide blocking in both the pass and run game. In 15 appearances throughout his 2015 campaign, Ellison had 11 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown. With that production, it remains clear that Kyle Rudolph leads the tight end corps in fantasy value by far, with MyCole Pruitt slightly above Ellison as well.
Ellison is almost exclusively a blocking tight end, but did have 19 receptions and a touchdown last year with Kyle Rudolph missing seven games due to injury. Following Rudolph’s return in and the addition of fifth-round pick McCoyle Pruitt to the fold, his upside remains limited heading into 2015.
Ellison is almost exclusively a blocking tight end, but did have five receptions last year after Kyle Rudolph was injured.
Ellison will work as the number three tight end for the Vikings and mainly will be used for blocking in the team's run-first offense.
Ellison, a 2012 fourth-round draft pick, figures to be not much more than a blocking specialist for Minnesota. With John Carlson and Kyle Rudolph around, he's far, far off the fantasy radar.
More Fantasy News
Nothing special as starter
TENew York Giants
November 10, 2019
Ellison caught all three of his targets for 42 yards in Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Jets.
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Primed to start Week 10
TENew York Giants
November 6, 2019
Ellison is expected to start at tight end in Sunday's game against the Jets with teammate Evan Engram (foot) ruling himself out for the contest, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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Snags two passes
TENew York Giants
November 5, 2019
Ellison caught two of five targets for 17 yards in Monday's 37-18 loss to the Cowboys.
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Scores in loss
TENew York Giants
October 21, 2019
Ellison caught both of his targets for 33 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
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Three receptions in spot start
TENew York Giants
October 10, 2019
Ellison secured three of seven targets for 30 yards in the Giants' 35-14 loss to the Patriots on Thursday.
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