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Those snap count numbers are misleading. I'm not sure how they (pro-football-reference) calculated that. I'm a Giants fan and I would've been pissed not seeing a weapon like Engram on the field for 60

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1 hour ago, Nap Time said:

I'm strongly considering benching Engram this week.  The Bills were the #1 TE defense in 2018, and the #1 QB defense.  Nothing appears to have changed this year.  With Shepherd and Tate out, the Bills can focus their coverage schemes on Engram.  I don't want to get into AC territory, but I have another top 10 option that faces a much less imposing matchup.

some clarity on who this other top 10 option is would help if their names aren't Kelce, Kittle or Ertz...

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33 minutes ago, larfboy said:

some clarity on who this other top 10 option is would help if their names aren't Kelce, Kittle or Ertz...

I'm doing the same as that guy with Waller over Engram. If Engram goes off so be it, but bills were toP D against TEs and it wasn't close. KC was 2nd worst last yr. It's not bad to play matchups sometimes. My whole league laughed at me starting Goodwin over AJG two years ago in the semi finals and it was the reason I won. 

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2 minutes ago, scheibler said:

I'm doing the same as that guy with Waller over Engram. If Engram goes off do be it, but bills were toP D against TEs and it wasn't close. KC was 2nd worst last yr. It's not bad to play matchups sometimes. My whole league laughed at me starting Goodwin over AJG two years ago in the semi finals and it was the reason I won. 

 

I try not to overthink the TE position too much. And defensive performances change drastically year to year. Not saying they aren't strong against the TE this year also. But things do change. I’ll take double digits targets for my TE all day and hope for the best. Regardless I don’t even have the option for starting another decent Tight End. And even if i did I would still start Engram. He’s the main RZ target on this team. 

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1 hour ago, Nap Time said:

I'm strongly considering benching Engram this week.  The Bills were the #1 TE defense in 2018, and the #1 QB defense.  Nothing appears to have changed this year.  With Shepherd and Tate out, the Bills can focus their coverage schemes on Engram.  I don't want to get into AC territory, but I have another top 10 option that faces a much less imposing matchup.

 

I mean they played the AFC East all year last year which had little to no tight end production....

I think bills will get to a lead here and engram may have like 7-15 targets for 60 yards or something. It's a bad matchup for sure but I'd want to know the alternative

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9 minutes ago, PlayTheWaivers said:

 

I mean they played the AFC East all year last year which had little to no tight end production....

I think bills will get to a lead here and engram may have like 7-15 targets for 60 yards or something. It's a bad matchup for sure but I'd want to know the alternative

I think he will have an okay day just based off sheer volume.. Its probably going to be ugly and possibly not the most efficient game on his end but I don't know how you sit a top 5 TE most people don't have the luxury so I agree with you.

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5 minutes ago, scheibler said:

I'm doing the same as that guy with Waller over Engram. If Engram goes off so be it, but bills were toP D against TEs and it wasn't close. KC was 2nd worst last yr. It's not bad to play matchups sometimes. My whole league laughed at me starting Goodwin over AJG two years ago in the semi finals and it was the reason I won. 

Last year, Buffalo faced subpar TEs all season minus Gronk. I give it to them since Gronk underperformed during those matchups however Evan Engram and Saquon are their only viable offensive options. those two will be force fed regardless. I think I'd sleep easier if i started Engram and Waller outperformed him than starting Waller and having Engram outperform Waller. 

As for playing matchups...i agree it's not bad to play matchups if talent is comparable. I started Carolina DST playing the matchup game and to my dismay, Jameis didn't throw a single INT. 

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I hope that you guys realize that Engram is not your prototypical TE. He's just as likely to play some snaps at WR and lineup all over the field. He will get his. This is why the Giants drafted him in the first round. He's a hybrid that will have a huge game.

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16 minutes ago, PlayTheWaivers said:

 

I mean they played the AFC East all year last year which had little to no tight end production....

I think bills will get to a lead here and engram may have like 7-15 targets for 60 yards or something. It's a bad matchup for sure but I'd want to know the alternative

Yeah im curious to see who they were playing all year te wise.

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2 hours ago, Nap Time said:

I'm strongly considering benching Engram this week.  The Bills were the #1 TE defense in 2018, and the #1 QB defense.  Nothing appears to have changed this year.  With Shepherd and Tate out, the Bills can focus their coverage schemes on Engram.  I don't want to get into AC territory, but I have another top 10 option that faces a much less imposing matchup.

 

Engram is a WR, not a TE.

 

Treat him like he's a WR.

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38 minutes ago, Del Rio said:

Are people really considering benching Engram? Start your studs.

 

Yeah no brainer for me, Engram locked into the lineup I don't care about match up what he gonna do goose egg like OJ Howard? Doubt it.

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