TE - JAC
Despite passing the ball the seventh most times last season, Trevor Lawrence only passed for the ninth most yards. I say this because Engram's biggest threat this season is the addition of Calvin Ridley. It's true, this offense has a lot of mouths to feed, but all were relevant last season and there is clearly room for the volume to increase. If Lawrence takes another step forward, Engram should once again find himself among the weekly fantasy starters at the position.
Engram seems to have finally found a home. Jacksonville is building something special. They have one of the best young QBs in the game in Trevor Lawrence. Engram is a TE in name only. He's really a WR. The entire team should be more comfortable with the playbook as it's their second year in Doug Pederson's offense. The biggest concern I have is the addition of WR Calvin Ridley. Ridley was very good at Alabama and in Atlanta. He'll take some targets away from Christian Kirk, Zay Jones, and Engram. Engram's current ADP is TE 8, which is about fair value.
Evan Engram had a terrific rookie season for the Giants in 2017, then spent the next four years failing to live up to expectations. He signed a one-year deal with the Jaguars in 2022 and thrived in his new environment, catching 73 passes for 766 yards and four touchdowns. Engram also had 7-93-1 in the Jaguars epic come-from-behind playoff win vs. the Chargers. Back with the Jags after being franchise-tagged, Engram will likely be drafted as a midrange or low-end TE1 this summer. That might be a slight overpay now that the Jaguars have added WR Calvin Ridley and have ample pass-catching weaponry on the roster to make target competition fierce.
Engram tallied 69 receptions for 739 yards and 4 TDs in the fantasy season, with his value skyrocketing in the second half of the season. He is a tight end to watch as the Jaguars appear to be an offense on the rise.
Engram's target rate should decline as Ridley enters the rotation. Engram has not signed his Non-Exclusive Franchise Tag. He is not eligible to participate in Voluntary Workouts until he signs his tag.