Rhett Ellison
Rhett Ellison
30-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New York Giants
Injury Concussion
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Ellison will be the team's primary blocking tight end, while Evan Engram handles most of the pass-catching duties. Engram has missed six games over his first two seasons, and Ellison has proved useful on occasion - 6-4-77-0 in Week 12 against the Eagles, for example - but even if Engram gets hurt again, Ellison is bye-week filler at best. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Giants in March of 2017.
Out for season finale
TENew York Giants
December 28, 2018
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.
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How do Rhett Ellison's 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
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How often does Rhett Ellison run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Rhett Ellison and the other tight ends for the Giants are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Rhett Ellison
223 routes   34 targets
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321 routes   64 targets
5 routes   0 targets
88 routes   14 targets
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Ellison will be the team's primary blocking tight end and could see an occasional target in the red zone, but he's a distant second to Evan Engram in the passing game and isn't likely to have much impact for fantasy purposes.
Signed this offseason as a free agent, Ellison is more of a blocker than pass catcher, but he should help the Giants in a variety of roles. Just don't expect his contributions to show up in the form of fantasy stats.
Ellison suffered a setback during Week 17 of the 2015 season when he tore his patellar tendon, but the Vikings elected to re-sign their 6-foot-5, 250 pound tight end in March of 2016. Recovery from the injury is slated to keep him limited until well into the summer, but he figures to once again make the team and provide blocking in both the pass and run game. In 15 appearances throughout his 2015 campaign, Ellison had 11 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown. With that production, it remains clear that Kyle Rudolph leads the tight end corps in fantasy value by far, with MyCole Pruitt slightly above Ellison as well.
Ellison is almost exclusively a blocking tight end, but did have 19 receptions and a touchdown last year with Kyle Rudolph missing seven games due to injury. Following Rudolph’s return in and the addition of fifth-round pick McCoyle Pruitt to the fold, his upside remains limited heading into 2015.
Ellison is almost exclusively a blocking tight end, but did have five receptions last year after Kyle Rudolph was injured.
Ellison will work as the number three tight end for the Vikings and mainly will be used for blocking in the team's run-first offense.
Ellison, a 2012 fourth-round draft pick, figures to be not much more than a blocking specialist for Minnesota. With John Carlson and Kyle Rudolph around, he's far, far off the fantasy radar.
More Fantasy News
In concussion protocol
TENew York Giants
December 27, 2018
Ellison (concussion) remains in the league-mandated protocol Thursday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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Exits game with concussion
TENew York Giants
December 23, 2018
Ellison is ruled out to return to Sunday's game against the Colts due to a concussion.
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Shut out Sunday
TENew York Giants
December 17, 2018
Ellison failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's loss to the Titans.
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Practices in limited fashion
TENew York Giants
December 13, 2018
Ellison (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
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Won't practice Wednesday
TENew York Giants
December 12, 2018
Ellison (ankle) isn't expected to practice Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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