[Pod+] Evan Engram: 2020

EVAN ENGRAM! (Insert palm-to-face emoji) WHY YOU NO STAY HEALTHY!!!

This [above] is looking to be the etching on Evan Engram’s football career headstone when he decides to hang it up. Arguably the most talented Tight End in the NFL, Engram’s injuries are what keep him out of the Top 3 TE conversation. He simply cannot stay healthy to produce a worthwhile fantasy season. There is no scenario worth chalking up or narrative that equates to a strong argument in Engram’s favor without knowing if he can do it for at least 13-14 games. Here’s a listing of Engram’s injuries for context:

  • Pedal Foot Sprain – 2019

  • Knee MCL Pull Grade 1 – 2019

  • Thigh Hamstring Sprain Grade 1 – 2018

  • Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 – 2018

  • Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 – 2018

  • Chest Rib Bruise – 2017

  • Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 – 2017

His ADP has significantly fallen over the last several months from the 5th round to now the 6th round in most PPR formats. According to FantasyPros, Engram is still be ranked as the overall TE6 just behind Darren Waller. Unfortunately, there isn’t a good answer with Engram. He finished 2019 season as the overall TE18 in PPR formats despite placing TE6 in points-per-game. My guesstimation is, given his injury history, Engram will continue to be plagued with health concerns that will affect his ability to stay on the field—which is truly unfortunate. He is without a doubt one of my favorite NFL athletes to watch. I’m fading Engram hard in 2020 and moving him to TE11 overall until we hear news from training camp—and even then, I’m very nervous about drafting him.

[soon to be] Dr. Edwin Porras helps us understand Engram's medical history and how that might translate in 2020.