News: 2 days agoEngram brought in seven of eight targets for 67 yards in the Jaguars' 37-17 loss to the Texans on Sunday.
Spin: Engram led the Jaguars' pass catchers across the stat sheet with his second straight solid performance. The veteran tight end recorded season highs in receptions and receiving yards while also tying his high-water mark in targets, as he essentially continues in the same robust role he enjoyed in 2022. Engram's next opportunity to build on his early-season momentum comes in a Week 4 matchup versus the Falcons in London.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Engram was slapped with the franchise tag and will be back with the Jaguars after finishing a career-best fifth among TEs in fantasy points in 2022. The 2017 first-round pick was top five at the position in snaps, routes, targets, receptions and receiving yards, but was limited to four TDs -- his most since he scored six as a rookie. Engram did run a bit cold at times, as 48.5% of his 177 fantasy points were scored in a four-game stretch (Weeks 13-16). He was fantasy's No. 1 TE in those weeks, but 25th (42-399-1 receiving line) in the other 13 weeks. The 29-year-old is a candidate for a slightly reduced role with Calvin Ridley now in the mix, but Engram was tagged for a reason and will sustain a solid target share in an ascending Jaguars offense. He's a back-end TE1.