- Height / Weight
- 6'3" / 236 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- September 2, 1994 (23)
- 2nd Season
- 2017 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 23 (NYG)
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram is more confident heading into his sophomore season. "The thing I've noticed, just being out here, going full-speed, is that the game is a lot more slowed down. The game has slowed down a lot. And that's allowing me to kind of dig deeper into my bag of route techniques, or getting open and being able to focus more on the run game and getting stronger and just getting more comfortable out there," Engram said. Engram started out slow in his rookie season but finished up strong and caught 64 passes for 722 yards and six touchdowns to finish as a consistent TE1 for fantasy owners. However, season-ending injuries to both Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall helped Engram become one of the most targeted pass catchers in the offense, especially with Sterling Shepard missing some time with injury, too. Engram still profiles as a TE1 heading into his second season, but the return of a healthy OBJ could make it difficult for Engram to duplicate his numbers from 2017.
New York Giants rookie tight end Evan Engram (ribs) missed practice for the second straight day Thursday. With the Giants playing a meaningless Week 17 game against the Redskins, it looks like both Engram and receiver Sterling Shepard (neck) will rest. If Engram does sit, it'll end a promising rookie season in which he was one of the best overall tight ends for fantasy and real-life purposes. You are stoked if you own him in a dynasty league. Without Shepard or Engram and with Tavarres King (concussion) looking unlikely to play, Roger Lewis would likely be the No. 1 receiver and worthy of flex consideration in the deepest of leagues.
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (ribs) escaped Week 16 with bruised ribs, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Engram's status for the Week 17 finale remains in question, but X-rays on his ribs were negative after he had to leave following one catch against the Cardinals. Rhett Ellison would be next up at tight end versus the Redskins. You'll have to keep a close eye on Engram's practice status this week. However, with a meaningless Week 17 game, it's entirely possible that the Giants keep their promising young tight end out.