Everett finished without a catch on one target in a 13-3 loss to New England in the Super Bowl.
Everett played 68 percent of snaps on offense, while fellow tight end Tyler Higbee handled 54 percent and didn't draw any targets. The Rams were fortunate to get increased production from their TE timeshare after wide receiver Cooper Kupp suffered an ACL tear in mid-November, but there's no question it was a major loss to have Kupp's targets redirected to Everett, Higbee and WR Josh Reynolds. There is some potential for Everett, a 2017 second-round pick, to take another step forward in his third pro season. Higbee has one season remaining on his rookie contract, but he simply hasn't displayed much of a ceiling in the passing game.
Everett caught two of four targets for 50 yards in Sunday's 26-23 win over New Orleans in the NFC Championship Game.
Everett had the longest play of the day for either team, picking up 39 yards on a catch-and-run to convert a third down midway through the fourth quarter. It was a nice rebound from his zero-target outing against Dallas the previous week, buoyed by a 47-39 snap advantage over fellow tight end Tyler Higbee, who caught each of his four targets for 25 yards and a touchdown. The emergence of both players as receiving threats is one of the major reasons the Rams have bounced back to reach the Super Bowl after struggling through a late-season slump on offense in the absence of Cooper Kupp (torn ACL). Expect the timeshare to continue Feb. 3 against the Patriots.
Everett failed to haul in his only target during Sunday's 48-32 win over San Francisco.
After recording 14 receptions for 103 yards on 20 targets over the previous three weeks, this was a disappointing showing from Everett. However, a one-game disappearing act shouldn't override the progress the sophomore has made this season, especially since he also played more offensive snaps than fellow tight end Tyler Higbee for the second consecutive week. It's likely Everett's game-to-game inconsistency continues in 2019, but in his third season, there's also breakout potential.
Everett continues to progressively carve out a larger role in the offense, as he now has 14 receptions (on 20 targets) for 103 yards to go along with Sunday's two carries over the last three games. The 24-year-old's bump in usage has largely come in the absence of Cooper Kupp (knee), and all signs is that it will continue into Week 17 against the 49ers and through the coming postseason.
Everett caught a season-high five passes for 46 yards during Sunday's 30-23 loss to Philadelphia.
The sophomore tight end was targeted seven times for the second consecutive week, as he continues to carve out a bigger role in the passing attack. However, it's important to note that the Rams were attempting comebacks in both games and each of Everett's catches this week against the Eagles came in the fourth quarter and underneath the secondary with the Philadelphia defensive backs clearly focused on taking away the deep ball. Los Angeles has presumably soft matchups against Arizona and San Francisco on deck, so it will be telling to see how involved Everett is if the Rams are in the driver's seat and not trailing. While he remains a risky fantasy start in Week 16, it definitely appears that Everett's long-term value is trending up. It makes him a speculative stash candidate for next season in deep keeper/dynasty leagues, especially considering how chaotic the tight end position was in 2018.
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||2||16||244||15.3||69||2||4||2||7|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||16||0||33||320||9.7||40||3||4||1||17|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||2||1||13||13.0||13||0||0||1|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||16||0||2||16||8.0||12||0||0||1|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||16||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|