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November 18, 2019 11:40 AM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Gets some work in Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) was spotted running on the side during the media-access portion of Monday's practice, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Ellison will look to clear the NFL's concussion protocol in the coming days, with his Week 12 status gaining added import, given that fellow tight end Evan Engram (foot) wasn't at practice at all Monday.

November 11, 2019 03:12 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Diagnosed with concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison was diagnosed with a concussion after Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Jets, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

The head injury didn't result in Ellison's early removal from the contest, but he only played 49 percent of the offensive snaps and caught three balls for 42 yards while stepping in as a replacement for starting tight end Evan Engram (foot). With Ellison entering the concussion protocol and Engram still hurting, the Giants could be down both of their top two tight ends in the Week 11 game against the Bears. Rookie Kaden Smith is the lone healthy tight end on the roster.

November 11, 2019 09:00 AM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Nothing special as starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison caught all three of his targets for 42 yards in Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Jets.

Though Ellison set a new season high for receiving yards while usual starter Evan Engram sat out due to a foot injury, fantasy managers need not rush to the waiver wire for the tight end. Engram will have an opportunity to heal up during New York's Week 11 bye, and Ellison showed that he's not a must-own option even when Engram sits.

November 7, 2019 02:40 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Primed to start Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison is expected to start at tight end in Sunday's game against the Jets with teammate Evan Engram (foot) ruling himself out for the contest, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Ellison previously filled in for Engram in the Giants' loss to the Patriots in Week 6, when he hauled in three of a season-high seven targets for 30 yards. Along with Engram, the Giants were also without Sterling Shepard (concussion) in Week 6, and both look on track to sit out again Week 10. With that in mind, Ellison should again benefit from a boost in snaps and targets, putting him in consideration for fantasy lineups in a week with six teams on bye.

November 5, 2019 04:28 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Snags two passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison caught two of five targets for 17 yards in Monday's 37-18 loss to the Cowboys.

Ellison played 36 of 72 offensive snaps (50 percent), but Evan Engram (foot) -- who caught six passes for 48 yards -- continues to command a majority of the tight-end targets from Daniel Jones. Engram hurt his foot and was held out for the last few offensive series Monday, and coach Pat Shurmur wouldn't write it off as simply precautionary. Engram's status is worth monitoring in deep fantasy leagues ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Jets. In the one game Engram missed this year, Ellison garnered seven targets for 33 yards against the Patriots, which boasts a secondary a couple tiers above the Jets'.

October 21, 2019 12:40 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Scores in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison caught both of his targets for 33 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Ellison notched his first touchdown of the season during Sunday's loss despite Evan Engram having returned to the starting lineup. He played only 39 percent of snaps on offense. Given that Ellison figures to continue playing a reserve role going forward, he'll be difficult to trust for fantasy purposes as long as Engram remains healthy.

October 11, 2019 12:56 AM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Three receptions in spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison secured three of seven targets for 30 yards in the Giants' 35-14 loss to the Patriots on Thursday.

Ellison filled in as the starter for Evan Engram (knee), but as his final line indicates, the veteran tight end was modestly involved overall. Ellison was also the intended target on Daniel Jones' third interception of the night, which short-circuited a six-play, 48-yard drive that opened the second half. Ellison will return to his reserve tight end role as soon as Engram is healthy, which could be a week from Sunday in a Week 7 battle against the Cardinals.

October 9, 2019 02:56 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Could start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison is likely to start at tight end in Thursday's game against the Patriots with Evan Engram (knee) ruled out, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Aside from Engram, Ellison is the only tight end on New York's roster with a reception this season. He's a likely candidate to play a regular role in the passing game as long as Engram remains sidelined, though reserve Garrett Dickerson should earn some snaps as well. Of course, it'll be difficult to count on Ellison or any of the other depth options in the New York passing game while rookie quarterback Daniel Jones matches up against a formidable New England defense.

September 30, 2019 06:24 AM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Catches three passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison caught three of four targets for 24 yards Sunday against the Redskins.

Ellison's the blocking TE behind Evan Engram, but he's useful as a pass catcher on occasion. Golden Tate's return in Week 5 will probably shrink Ellison's already modest role in the passing game, however.

September 24, 2019 08:16 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Brings in one pass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison caught his only target for three yards in Sunday's 32-31 win over the Buccaneers.

Ellison now has a catch in every game this season, totaling just 19 yards. The veteran tight end fantasy value is minimal, as third-year tight end Evan Engram is firing up a breakout campaign.

September 18, 2019 11:04 AM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Has one catch in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison caught his only target, an eight-yard gain, during Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Bills.

One catch for eight yards is how Ellison has come out in each of the first two games of the season. The Giants, outside of some big plays by Saquon Barkley and TE1 Evan Engram, haven't gotten much done to start the season, necessitating the beginning of the Daniel Jones era. Jones looked promising in the preseason, but Ellison's role in the offense is unlikely to change substantially even if Jones proves to be an upgrade.

September 9, 2019 04:44 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Makes one reception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison caught one of two targets for eight yards in Sunday's 35-17 loss to Dallas.

The 31-year-old played 22 offensive snaps in the season opener, clearly outpacing Eric Tomlinson (two snaps) as the top backup for Evan Engram. Ellison appears locked into his No. 2 role as long as Engram remains healthy.

June 25, 2019 03:44 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Stands out in Engram's absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison took advantage of Evan Engram's injury-related absence from June minicamp, Matt Lombardo of reports.

Engram was sidelined with a minor hamstring injury that's expected to clear up before the start of training camp in late July. Meanwhile, Ellison made it through the offseason program in good health, after sitting out Week 17 of last season due to a concussion. He doesn't have any guaranteed money remaining on the final two seasons of his four-year, $18 million contract, but a lack of competition for the No. 2 job at tight end puts the 30-year-old in good position to keep his roster spot.

December 29, 2018 01:56 AM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Out for season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

With a healthy Evan Engram back in the lineup, Ellison caught just two passes for 18 yards the past three weeks, averaging 28.3 snaps per game in a blocking-focused role. The 30-year-old will head into 2019 with two seasons remaining on a four-year, $18 million contract, and it won't come as any surprise if the Giants decide he's too expensive for a backup tight end. Ellison did help his case this season with career-high marks for catches (25) and receiving yards (272), despite missing two games.

December 27, 2018 01:36 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: In concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) remains in the league-mandated protocol Thursday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Ellison continues to nurse a head injury sustained during Sunday's loss to the Colts. The veteran did not practice Wednesday and is working with trainers on the side during Thursday's session. If Ellison were to sit out Week 17, Scott Simonson and Garrett Dickerson could receive increased roles behind Evan Engram.

December 23, 2018 03:48 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Exits game with concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison is ruled out to return to Sunday's game against the Colts due to a concussion.

Ellison exited Sunday's contest during the first quarter, and will need to clear the league-mandated concussion protocol before eventually retaking the field. Scott Simonson will serve as the top backup to starting tight end Evan Engram as long as Ellison remains sidelined.

December 18, 2018 12:08 AM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Shut out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's loss to the Titans.

It marks the second week in a row that Ellison has gone without a reception, as his offensive reps continue to drop. Evan Engram has been heavily involved in the offense since returning from a hamstring injury, leaving little room for Ellison in the game plan.

December 13, 2018 03:16 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Practices in limited fashion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Per Dan Duggan of The Athletic, Ellison, who sat out Wednesday's practice, took part in individual drills in his return to work and looked to be running at full speed during the media-access portion of the session. Ellison would clear up most of the concern about the health of his sprained ankle by practicing again Friday in any capacity.

December 12, 2018 04:20 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Won't practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (ankle) isn't expected to practice Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of reports.

With Evan Engram (hamstring) returning from a two-game absence last weekend against the Redskins, Ellison saw his involvement take a hit. The two tight ends both played 33 of the Giants' 64 offensive snaps (52 percent), but Ellison drew no targets in the passing game while injuring his ankle along the way. The extent of Ellison's injury isn't known, but he would clear up any concern about his availability for Sunday's game against the Titans by returning to practice in some fashion Thursday or Friday.

December 10, 2018 12:32 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Suffers ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison injured his ankle during Sunday's 40-16 win over Washington, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Ellison has been surprisingly efficient with his opportunities in the passing game, but they're few and far between when Evan Engram is available, as was the case during Sunday's easy victory. Scott Simonson will fill Ellison's blocking role if the 30-year-old isn't available for Week 15 against Tennessee.

Bye: Week 11
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