Evan Engram is still a very good player
Even though New York Giants’ tight end Evan Engram has a Pro Bowl season in 2020, it was a bit forgettable with all of his crucial drops.
With that being said, Skylar Carling of Fantasy Pros says we should all avoid Engram next season.
Evan Engram could see his role drastically change entering the 2021 season. Engram, a former first-round pick of the New York Giants in the 2017 NFL Draft, has largely been disappointing thus far in his career. Despite making his first Pro Bowl in 2020, it’s worth mentioning that his Pro Bowl bid has drawn arguments about his selection.
Engram concluded last season with 10 drops, leading all tight ends in the dreaded statistic. He also averaged an aDOT of 7.3 yards, which was 25th among tight ends. Seeing that the Giants inked Kenny Golladay to a long-term deal in free agency, they want to stretch the field more with Daniel Jones targeting Golladay, Darius Slayton, and possibly someone else in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Along with Saquon Barkley’s return to the offense, New York also brought in Kyle Rudolph to provide aid at the tight end position. As Engram enters the final year of his rookie contract (he’s playing on the fifth-year option), his value on the Giants appears to be spiraling downward. Given their current situations, I’d prefer taking chances on Tyler Higbee and Austin Hooper at slight discounts.
No one really knows why Engram had so many drops last season, but I would imagine that having less pressure on him with the additions of Kenny Golladay, John Ross and Kyle Rudolph will allow him to relax more and focus while playing.
Engram is still a dangerous weapon and players will often have down years. But when it comes to fantasy and the addition of Golladay, I think drafting Engram wouldn’t be a bad move for your fantasy team.
Last season there weren’t a lot of tight ends in fantasy and I got a feeling Engram will bounce back.
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