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Evan Engram or Vance McDonald

Who Should I Start? - Week 14

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Vance McDonaldV. McDonald
TE - PIT
Vance McDonald
at ARI, Sun 4pm EST
Evan EngramE. Engram
TE - NYG
Evan Engram
at PHI, Mon 8pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Dec 6th, 2019
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10# 22-
Best Rank# 8# 7-
Worst Rank# 27# 35-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ARI at PHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. TEs perform better than their average vs ARIThis is a 4 star matchup. TEs perform better than their average vs PHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec2217.4
Rec Yds259.9207.1
Rec TD2.11.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total42.465.4-
Avg Game3.98.2-
Avg Projection4.35.8-
Week 132.1-
    
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Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor55 F, Light rain throughout the day.-
    
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  Vance McDonaldV. McDonald
TE - PIT
Vance McDonald
Evan EngramE. Engram
TE - NYG
Evan Engram
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at NE
4 tar, 2 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
at DAL
14 tar, 11 rec, 116 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. SEA
7 tar, 7 rec, 38 yds, 2 td
vs. BUF
8 tar, 6 rec, 48 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at SF
2 tar, 1 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
at TB
8 tar, 6 rec, 113 yds, 1 td
Week 4 vs. CIN
vs. WAS
7 tar, 4 rec, 54 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. BAL
3 tar, 3 rec, 34 yds, 0 td
vs. MIN
11 tar, 6 rec, 42 yds, 0 td
2 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at LAC
1 tar, 1 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
at NE
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. ARI
5 tar, 1 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. MIA
4 tar, 3 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
at DET
7 tar, 4 rec, 40 yds, 1 td
Week 9 vs. IND
7 tar, 5 rec, 30 yds, 1 td
vs. DAL
8 tar, 6 rec, 48 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 10 vs. LAR
7 tar, 3 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
Week 11 at CLE
7 tar, 3 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 12 at CIN
1 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
at CHI
Week 13 vs. CLE
3 tar, 3 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
Week 14 at ARI at PHI
Week 15 vs. BUF vs. MIA
Week 16 at NYJ at WAS
Week 17 at BAL vs. PHI
  Vance McDonaldV. McDonald
TE - PIT
Vance McDonald
at ARI, Sun 4pm EST
Evan EngramE. Engram
TE - NYG
Evan Engram
at PHI, Mon 8pm EST
Receiving
   
Receptions3.54.4
Rec Yards33.249.6
Rec TDs0.20.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points4.35.8
   
  Vance McDonaldV. McDonald
TE - PIT
Vance McDonald
Evan EngramE. Engram
TE - NYG
Evan Engram
2019 Points 
Week 14.017.6
Week 215.84.8
Week 31.017.3
Week 45.4
Week 53.44.7
Week 60.5
Week 70.6
Week 81.910.0
Week 99.05.0
Week 101.3
Week 113.3
Week 120.1
Week 132.1
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Vance McDonaldV. McDonald
TE - PIT
Vance McDonald
Evan EngramE. Engram
TE - NYG
Evan Engram
2019 Targets 
Week 1414
Week 278
Week 328
Week 47
Week 5311
Week 61
Week 75
Week 847
Week 978
Week 107
Week 117
Week 121
Week 133
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Vance McDonaldV. McDonald
TE - PIT
Vance McDonald
at ARI, Sun 4pm EST
Evan EngramE. Engram
TE - NYG
Evan Engram
at PHI, Mon 8pm EST
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Given how bad Arizona has been against fantasy tight ends, McDonald is a great roll of the dice TE1 against the worst tight end defense in the NFL.The Eagles are 10th against fantasy tight ends, but the bigger risk is that Engram may not be cleared to play on MNF. He is a TE1 if he plays, but fantasy owners will also need a backup plan.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We've reached a truly tough crossroads with the tight end position and just how bad the Cardinals defense is against them. Is McDonald worse than they are? Maybe. He's totaled 46 targets this year but you (yes, you reading this) have as many games with more than 40 yards than he does. Hodges has started two games, and in those games, McDonald has totaled just four targets combined. Ugh. The Cardinals have allowed a 76.0 percent completion-rate (highest in NFL), 9.40 yards per target (2nd-highest), and a touchdown every 8.0 targets (most often). It all amounts to 2.45 PPR points per target. It's kind of ridiculous at this point. This matchup is literally the only time you should contemplate McDonald. We can't guarantee more than a few targets with how little Hodges throws, so he's a borderline TE1/TE2 this week who you don't have to use if you really don't want to.If you own Engram and want to play him this week, you should be grabbing Smith as insurance with this game being on Monday night. It's not a great matchup to target, however. There have been just three tight ends who've scored double-digit PPR points against the Eagles this year, and each of them totaled seven-plus targets, something that'd be difficult to rely on if everyone is healthy. Smith has seen six and eight targets over the last two weeks, but you can't forget that Tate missed last week's game, the one he saw eight targets in. There are many variables in the projection of these two, but the worst-case scenario would be that Engram plays in a limited role. That's a real possibility that's the case while coming off a multi-week injury. Knowing the Eagles have allowed the ninth-fewest points to the position, you should probably use that as your excuse to avoid the situation all together. If Engram plays, he's a risky low-end TE1.
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