On the surface, Engram had some pretty decent fantasy stats last year. Then you look at his Touchdown numbers.
Engram’s fantasy season is going to be tough to predict, but I am a believer that less is more in this case. Less attention and focus by the defense could open up the middle of the field for Engram. He proved in 2020 that he could make it through a full season physically, now he needs to prove that he can hold on to the ball and be the explosive Tight End everyone expects him to be. The entire football world is down on Engram (Giants fans sitting in the front row), but there just isn’t a ton of talent at the Tight End position around the league. Engram has the talent to be a Top 5-10 guy. Can that finally translate to production on the field in ’21? Luckily, drops are not a fantasy stat, but he could definitely improve his overall stats without those drops.
This is going to be Engram’s last chance to prove himself to Big Blue Nation. I am expecting a solid season out of 88, despite everything that’s happened previously.
You can afford to wait until Rounds 8-10 on Engram. I would pair him with a more consistent TE, but the payoff could be immense if it finally comes together for Evan.
Rudolph is coming off offseason foot surgery and is certainly no longer in the prime of his career. That does not mean he will be a non-factor for this offense. Daniel Jones desperately needs a consistent Red Zone target and big body over the middle of the field. Rudolph fits that mold perfectly.
Don’t expect big numbers from Rudolph in ’21, but hand-cuffing him with the likes of a high-upside, low-floor TE (Evan Engram anyone?) is an ideal situation. I can see a 30 catch, 400-yard, 4-6 TD season out Rudolph. He will be available very late in your draft and could be a useful TE2.