Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Duke Johnson or Evan Engram

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Evan Engram
TE - NYG
Evan Engram
at TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Duke Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 68# 85-
Best Rank# 46# 65-
Worst Rank# 83# 121-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at TB at LAC-
Matchup Rank146-
Matchup Rating-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total22.412.1-
Avg Game11.26.1-
Week 24.83.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather90 F, Partly Cloudy84 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
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  Evan Engram
TE - NYG
Evan Engram
Duke Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at DAL
14 tar, 11 rec, 116 yds, 1 td
at NO
9 rush, 57 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. BUF
8 tar, 6 rec, 48 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
6 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at TB at LAC
Week 4 vs. WAS vs. CAR
Week 5 vs. MIN vs. ATL
Week 6 at NE at KC
Week 7 vs. ARI at IND
Week 8 at DET vs. OAK
Week 9 vs. DAL at JAC
Week 10 at NYJBYE WEEK
Week 11BYE WEEK at BAL
Week 12 at CHI vs. IND
Week 13 vs. GB vs. NE
Week 14 at PHI vs. DEN
Week 15 vs. MIA at TEN
Week 16 at WAS at TB
Week 17 vs. PHI vs. TEN
  Evan Engram
TE - NYG
Evan Engram
Duke Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson
2019 Points 
Week 117.69.0
Week 24.83.1
Week 3
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Week 7
Week 8
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Week 10
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Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
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Week 17
  Evan Engram
TE - NYG
Evan Engram
Duke Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson
2019 Targets 
Week 1145
Week 281
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
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Week 15
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Week 17
  Evan Engram
TE - NYG
Evan Engram
at TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Duke Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
 Johnson continued to lose snaps and touches to Carlos Hyde in Week 2, and at this point Duke is on the short side of the committee. He is going to be more involved when the Texans throw the ball more, but that may not be the case this week against the Chargers' run-funnel defense. There's always upside in this offense, but Johnson is just a boom-or-bust RB3/flex option.
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
Engram has been great throughout his career when healthy and the QB switch shouldn't impact much at all. Through two games, he has a 24% target share on the Giants. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
 After trading away a third-round pick for Johnson, most assumed he'd be the leader in this timeshare, but after two weeks, it's a lot different than most imagined. Johnson has played 66 snaps and totaled 19 touches (15 carries, four receptions) while Hyde has played 62 snaps and totaled 31 touches (30 carries, one reception). While most want that to change, it won't if Hyde continues to average a robust 5.8 yards per carry behind a makeshift offensive line. Johnson is going to have more value in games they fall behind, which oddsmakers expect this week. The Chargers struggled against running backs last year (allowed seventh-most points to them) but particularly in the passing game, as they allowed the second-most PPR points through the air to running backs. They allowed an average of 14.7 PPR points per game through the air alone. Think about that for a second. That amounts to five catches for 67 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game, on average. While the Colts didn't exploit that in Week 1 (they didn't really need to while rushing for 187 yards), the Lions running backs totaled four catches for 53 yards and a touchdown through the air last week. The timeshare all comes down to gamescript and this one should be a bit different than last week. Johnson is the safer play who's somewhat gamescript-proof, so consider him a decent RB3, especially in PPR formats.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Engram is a little bit of a mystery, seeing we have never seen QB Daniel Jones in a regular season game. Engram is an upside TE1 with some risk playing with a rookie quarterback in his first game.