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 in 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, facing a Colts defense that's allowed 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.
Engram is slated to return from a two-game absence due to a hamstring injury Sunday against the Redskins but is expected to see his role limited primarily to passing downs, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
The Giants seem comfortable with where Engram is at on the health front and aren't expected to restrict his playing time because of it, but the 24-year-old had already been losing work to backup Rhett Ellison even before getting hurt. In the Giants' two games following their Week 9 bye, Engram took the field for just 47 percent of the team's offensive snaps after averaging around 90 percent through the five contests he had previously played. Though most of the plays Engram was sidelined for were designed runs, the overall decline in snap share nonetheless presented fewer opportunities for him to put up numbers. Should the trend hold the rest of the way, Engram's weekly upside would be capped to some extent, though he should at least rank higher in the Giants' pass-catching hierarchy this Sunday with top wideout Odell Beckham (quadriceps) ruled out.
Engram (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Prior to Wednesday's limited showing, Engram was held off the field for two contests and every practice since injuring his hamstring during pregame warmups Nov. 25 at Philadelphia. Now with a uninhibited practice under his belt, he's slated to retake his role as the Giants' starting tight end. In his previous matchup with Sunday's opponent (the Redskins) in Week 8, Engram turned nine targets into five receptions for 25 yards and one touchdown.
Engram (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Engram hadn't taken the practice field since injuring his hamstring during pregame warmups Nov. 25 in Philadelphia, missing the Giants' overtime win against the Bears in Week 13. With a return to drills, the second-year tight end is trending in a positive direction, but it remains to be seen if it'll be enough to play Sunday in Washington. His listing on upcoming injury reports will be worth monitoring as the weekend approaches.
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