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When the Giants fired offensive coordinator Jason Garrett this week there were lots of jokes, memes and self-congratulating tweets. However, surrounding the Giants offense moving forward, there are also lots of questions. One of them is whether Evan Engram can fulfill his potential with Garrett out of the picture.

To be clear, Engram has struggled with things before Garrett, and I don't think Garrett was causing all those drops. But the fact is that Engram averaged more targets, catches, and yards per game before Garrett became the team's offensive coordinator. The 27-year-old tight end averaged 11.98 PPR FPPG from 2017-19. The past two years that's fallen to 8.6. 

The fact that Engram is facing an Eagles defense that has been the worst against the tight ends this season only helps matters. And as of Friday afternoon we're losing hope that we'll see either Sterling Shepard or Kadarius Toney in Week 12.

If Shepard and Toney are ruled out, Engram will likely move into the top 12 in the projections below and he has even more upside than that. He's also available in 60% of leagues.

Here's everything else you need to know about tight end in Week 12: 

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Who's Out

The following players are not being projected to play Week 12 at this time. Here's what it means:

PIT Pittsburgh • #85
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Pat Freiermuth should be a must start tight end again.
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Numbers to Know
  • 19.4 -- Pat Freiermuth averaged 19.4 PPR FPPG in the two games Eric Ebron missed earlier this season.
  • 0 -- Dan Arnold did not see a target last week. He still played 65% of the snaps, so I'm mostly ignoring it and starting him in Week 12.
  • 5 -- George Kittle has never scored more than five touchdowns in a season. He has three in his past three games.
  • 14.3 -- Rob Gronkowski has outscored all tight ends other than Travis Kelce and Mark Andrews on a per-game basis.
  • 18.8 -- The Eagles have allowed 18.8 FPPG to tight ends this season. That's nearly two points more than any other defense.
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Matchups that matter
NYG N.Y. Giants • #88
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI PHI -3.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS TE
32nd
PROJ PTS
8.1
TE RNK
15th
YTD Stats
REC
28
TAR
41
REYDS
236
TD
2
FPTS/G
7.7
NE New England • #85
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TEN NE -6.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS TE
7th
PROJ PTS
9.4
TE RNK
16th
YTD Stats
REC
33
TAR
45
REYDS
378
TD
7
FPTS/G
10.3
ATL Atlanta • #8
Age: 21 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ JAC ATL -2 O/U 46
OPP VS TE
18th
PROJ PTS
15.7
TE RNK
4th
YTD Stats
REC
43
TAR
69
REYDS
635
TD
1
FPTS/G
11.3
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Waiver Wire Targets
Week 12 Streamers
JAC Jacksonville • #85
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL ATL -2 O/U 46
OPP VS TE
12th
TE RNK
14th
ROSTERED
60%
YTD Stats
REC
34
TAR
51
REYDS
399
TD
0
FPTS/G
7.4
Arnold's roster rate dropped back into the streamer range after his Week 11 goose egg. I would anticipate a bounce-back performance.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #88
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI PHI -3.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS TE
32nd
TE RNK
15th
ROSTERED
40%
YTD Stats
REC
28
TAR
41
REYDS
236
TD
2
FPTS/G
7.7
Engram could be a starter rest of season. Hopefully Week 12 is just the beginning.
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DFS Plays
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PHI Philadelphia • #88
Age: 27 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYG PHI -3.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS TE
17th
PROJ PTS
11.3
TE RNK
6th
YTD Stats
REC
34
TAR
47
REYDS
491
TD
2
FPTS/G
9.7
It hasn't quite shown up the Fantasy production yet because of lack of touchdowns, but Goedert's target share and efficiency portend elite Fantasy production.
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JAC Jacksonville • #85
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL ATL -2 O/U 46
OPP VS TE
12th
PROJ PTS
10.1
TE RNK
14th
YTD Stats
REC
34
TAR
51
REYDS
399
TD
0
FPTS/G
7.4
Arnold's price cratered even faster than his roster rate. I love him in tournaments.
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Heath's Projections

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