Former 1st round draft pick (2017 NY Giants #23 overall), Evan Engram, will get a fresh start with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2022. Engram signed a 1 year/$9 million fully guaranteed contract with the Jaguars in March.
Engram earned Pro Bowl honors in 2020, and most expected him to have a great 2021 season. But, 2021 turned out to be a low statistical season for the young TE. Engram suffered a calf injury prior to the start of the 2021 season, but most fantasy rankings listed him as a Top 15 TE.
Currently most 2022 fantasy rankings have Engram around the 20th overall TE. Here are the TE statistics for the Jaguars last season.
Engram will give the Jaguars a clear TE1, and he is building chemistry with Trevor Lawrence. The two made for a good combo in OTAs this year.
“He runs like a receiver,” Lawrence said. “Just having that matchup is going to be great for us. Safety, linebacker … whoever’s going to have to cover him, it’s going to be tough.”
The Jaguars added Christian Kirk in the off-season, and this should help create some opportune matchups for Engram.
The major complaint about Engram has been drops and injuries. Most top fantasy TEs average around 70% Catch%. Currently Engram has a career Catch% of 62.3%. If he can improve on that Catch% and come close to his 2018 Catch%, then a huge season lies ahead.
We could definitely see Engram as a Top 15 fantasy TE this season, and potentially a Top 10. Keep this in mind when drafting your 2nd TE this fantasy season.