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Evan Engram To Sign With Jaguars: Fantasy Football Takeaways & Implications (2022)

Evan Engram To Sign With Jaguars: Fantasy Football Takeaways & Implications (2022)

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Evan Engram arrives in Jacksonville on a one-year deal as the front office layers skill players around Trevor Lawrence. At first glance, this move makes some sense on paper. In Doug Pederson’s final three seasons in Philadelphia, he led the league each year in 12 personnel usage (35-52% of snaps). With a tight end depth chart featuring Dan Arnold, James O’Shaughnessy, Chris Manhertz, Luke Farrell, and Kahale Warring, the team needed an injection of talent at the position. The problem is Evan Engram doesn’t accomplish the goal as a redundant and inefficient asset.

Dan Arnold was productive in his limited time as the Jaguars’ starting tight end (full games played in Weeks 5-11) as the TE14 without scoring a touchdown. He was 11th in yards per route run among tight ends (per Playerprofiler.com). Arnold was used in the slot or out wide on 73.1% of his snaps. Engram is in a similar mold playing 79.0% of his snaps in the slot or as an outside receiving option last season. Engram has ranked outside the top 20 tight ends in yards per route run (37th, 21st) and fantasy points per target (36th, 29th) in back-to-back seasons. Today the Jaguars broke the bank on slot options with Christian Kirk securing the bag before Engram.

Unless the Jaguars are looking to move Arnold, this move is asinine. Arnold and Engram are late-round streamers in redraft or last round Lawrence stack additions in best ball unless there’s another corresponding move to follow that clears up this depth chart.
– Derek Brown

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