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Evan Engram Injury Update Leads to Promising Week 10 Fantasy Outlook for Rhett Ellison

Jason Schandl
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Evan Engram is in the midst of another strong season, having already caught 44 passes for 467 yards in 2019. Things could be about to slow down for the New York Giants tight end, however. He made an early exit from Monday's game with a foot injury, and he's been ruled out for the New York Giants' Week 10 matchup with the Jets.

That Week 9 injury limited Engram to playing a season-low 69 percent of the Giants' offensive snaps, while the other seven games saw him range from 73 percent to 88 percent. Even including Monday's game, only 10 tight ends have played a higher share of their teams' snaps when active than his 73.5 percent.

These aren't empty snaps, either, as he's been targeted on 15.0 percent of those snaps, which is the fourth-highest rate for anyone at the position. His 68 targets are 26 more than anyone else in the offense has seen, accounting for 20.2 percent of the Giants' total.

Rhett Ellison saw five targets while playing 50 percent of the offensive snaps when he stepped in to replace Engram in Week 9. That's a solid indication that the Giants don't plan on altering their game plan too much with Ellison on the field. He brings that potential for volume into a great matchup as well, going up against a New York Jets team that ranks 25th against the pass in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA rankings.

Ellison isn't the most exciting fantasy option in the world, but the tight end position is not exactly flush with fantasy options, and he combines the potential for solid volume with a great matchup. This leaves him sitting at TE12 in our Week 10 PPR fantasy football rankings, making him a viable streaming option against the Jets.


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