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Sit Evan Engram in favor of these deeper-league pivots in Week 5

Evan Engram has disappointed fantasy football managers so far in 2020. Pivot to some widely available TEs with favorable matchups in Week 5.

What kind of game to expect between the Cowboys and Giants

New York Giants tight end Evan Engram has been one of the more disappointing fantasy football busts of the 2020 NFL season. He’s flopped as a breakout candidate through four weeks, and we recommend sitting him in his Week 5 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys over riding it out and hoping he turns things around.

Note: Roster percentages from ESPN Fantasy Football Leagues on Thursday, October 8

The Sit: Evan Engram

The Cowboys have given up more points per game (36.5) than any team in the NFL and haven’t been great at defending the pass either. While this might seem like an opportunity for the Giant to turn around their struggling offense, there are safer options than Engram available. Let’s discuss some potential replacements.

The Starts: Mo Alie-Cox (21%), Dalton Schultz (49%), Eric Ebron (32.9%)

Schultz is my favorite option here and was unexpectedly thrown into the fire when Blake Jarwin tore his ACL in Week 1. He’s the fourth passing option for the Cowboys, but being part of the post dynamic aerial attack in football this season makes passing on him seem foolish. He’s a top 10 tight end in standard and PPR leagues despite having three wideouts on pace for 1,000-yard seasons on his team.

Alie-Cox exploded onto the scene with by catching five passes for 111 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 while filling in for Jack Doyle. Now he appears to be Philip Rivers’ favorite red zone target and has scored touchdowns in back-to-back games.

Ebron is my least favorite option in this trio. He splits too much work with Vance McDonald to be a reliable TE1 in my opinion. He has one more target than Alie-Cox on the season, but has been the Pittsburgh Steelers’ top tight end since Week 1.