Start ’em: Evan Engram
Despite his inconsistent play, Evan Engram has the potential to have a big game vs Dallas this week. Engram saw 10 targets in Week 3 and that number should look similar this week.
The Cowboys defense has struggled with teams’ tight ends this year. According to CBS Sports, Dallas has allowed touchdowns to tight ends the last three straight weeks along with letting up 65 or more yards from the position group each week. The Browns succeeded with two tight ends on Sunday, this is a recipe the Giants should follow to be more efficient offensively this week.
Expect NY to run a healthy amount of “12” and “13” personnel Sunday to shore up the edges and help against the Cowboys pass rushers. Engram will need to do better with his run-blocking, but that is not how the Giants should look to often implement him.
Engram should be able to get good looks in the flats and between the hashes in passing situations out of “12”, “13”, and “11” personnel. The Giants have to find a way to get the ball in Evan’s hands as he one of the offense’s most dynamic weapons. Engram has found particular success against Dallas in his career, scoring three touchdowns and racking in 410 yards in six games
Evan Engram needs to have a big day if the NY Giants want to keep drives alive for four quarters. Having a legit threat at tight end is one of the most useful and dangerous advantages an NFL offense can have. It is time Engram puts all his abilities together for an impactful game.