Rhett Ellison
Rhett Ellison
31-Year-Old Tight EndTE
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Rhett Ellison in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Giants in March of 2017.
Retires from NFL
TEFree Agent
March 9, 2020
Ellison (concussion) is retiring from football.
ANALYSIS
Ellison missed the final six games of 2019 after suffering a concussion in November. He had previously missed Week 17 in 2018 while recovering from concussion symptoms, so it shouldn't come as any surprise to see the 31-year-old tight end choose retirement. The Giants are left with Evan Engram and Kaden Smith at the top of their depth chart, while Ellison finishes his NFL career with 118 catches for 1,189 yards and seven touchdowns in 113 regular-season games. He was mostly known for his run blocking but also displayed flashes of pass-catching ability when Engram missed time with injuries the past few years.
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Advanced NFL Stats
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.
Air Yards Per Game
13.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.41
 
% Team Air Yards
2.9%
 
% Team Targets
4.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
4.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
64.3%
 
Drop Rate
7.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.8
 
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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.
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
May retire this offseason
TENew York Giants
Concussion
February 28, 2020
Ellison (concussion) is considering retirement, Ryan Dunleavy of the NY Post reports.
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Potential cap casualty
TENew York Giants
Concussion
February 7, 2020
Ellison (concussion) could be a cap casualty this offseason, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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Placed on injured reserve
TENew York Giants
Concussion
December 27, 2019
Ellison (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Friday.
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Out for season finale
TENew York Giants
Concussion
December 27, 2019
Ellison (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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Limited in practice again
TENew York Giants
Concussion
December 26, 2019
Ellison (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
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