Engram could benefit from added volume with Odell Beckham no longer a member of the Giants, Ralph Vacchiano of Sportsnet New York reports. Engram averaged 3.5 catches for 38 yards in the 11 games he played with Beckham in the lineup the past two seasons, compared to 4.7 receptions for 59 yards in 15 games without the superstar wideout. Granted, the Giants seem to be moving toward a run-first offense led by Saquon Barkley and an improved line, plus they signed Golden Tate to handle a good chunk of Beckham's vacated targets. Engram made a strong case for himself at the end of an injury-plagued 2018 campaign, finishing the year with four consecutive games of at least 75 yards. He's a viable candidate to lead the team in 2019 targets, but the same can be said for Barkley, Tate or Sterling Shepard.
Engram caught five of eight targets for 81 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 36-35 loss to the Cowboys. Engram led the team in catches and receiving yards while tying for second in targets. A large chunk of his production came on a 51-yard catch and run while he also contributed with a six-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter. While Engram got off to an inauspicious start to the season, he finished strong by contributing at least 75 receiving yards in each of his last four games. He'll close out the season with 45 catches for 577 yards and three touchdowns in 11 appearances. The 24-year-old could be one of the biggest winners from a fantasy perspective if the team moves on from aging quarterback Eli Manning in the offseason.
Engram caught all six of his targets for 87 yards and added 26 yards on two carries during Sunday's 28-27 loss to the Colts. Engram helped give the Giants a third-quarter lead when he laid out for a 32-yard grab, setting up an Eli Manning touchdown run. The second-year tight end has now topped 65 yards in four consecutive games after just one such performance in his first six games of the season. Look for that kind of production to continue, especially if Odell Beckham Jr. (quadriceps) misses the finale against a Cowboys team that surrendered seven catches to Engram in Week 2.
Engram corralled eight of 12 targets, putting up 75 receiving yards during Sunday's 17-0 loss to Tennessee. Fresh off a hamstring injury that sidelined him for Weeks 12 and 13, Engram has been heavily involved over the past two games, garnering 17 combined targets against the Redskins and Titans. (He saw 4.7 targets per game through Week 11.) The promising second-year tight end is amidst a late-season resurgence that closely resembles his 2017 self, exceeding 70 receiving yards in back-to-back games after failing to hit that mark through his first seven outings of the year. An upcoming Week 16 showdown against Indianapolis doesn't provide optimism for Engram to snap his four-game scoring drought, however, as he'll face a Colts defense that's allowed only three tight end touchdowns all season (tied for third fewest in the NFL).
Engram (hamstring) caught three of five targets for a team-high 77 receiving yards in Sunday's 40-16 win over Washington. Just over half of Engram's yardage came on a 39-yard catch. The Giants raced out to a 40-0 lead against a Mark Sanchez-led Redskins team, so New York's passing game wasn't overly stressed without Odell Beckham Jr. (quadriceps). Engram has dealt with injury issues of his own, but his health seems to be trending up ahead of a Week 15 meeting with the Titans.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/22||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||22||7.88|
|6||10/11||@New England Patriots||18||7.37|
|10||11/10||@New York Jets||6||4.88|
|13||12/01||Green Bay Packers||8||5.50|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||90||54||650||4||30||12.04||91|