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Evan Engram listed with knee injury on Week 6 practice report

Giants tight end Evan Engram makes an unexpected appearance on the team’s first injury report of Week 6. We break down the fantasy implications.

Minnesota Vikings defensive back Kris Boyd and defensive back Anthony Harris knock the ball out of the hands of New York Giants tight end Evan Engram during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants released a projected injury report for the first day of Week 6, and tight end Evan Engram is an unexpected addition. The Giants list him as a Did Not Practice on Monday with a knee injury.

The Giants did not actually practice on Monday, instead giving players a rest day due to a short week. They face the New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football and will return to practice on Tuesday, at which point we’ll get a better handle on Engram’s status for Week 6.

Fantasy football analysis, New York Giants TE Evan Engram

Engram seemed fine coming out of the Giants Week 5 loss to the Vikings. He caught six passes for 42 yards, and was targeted a team-leading 11 times. It is entirely possible this is just a maintenance issue that will show up moving forward. We’re entering the sixth week of the NFL season, and few players are truly 100 percent even at this point.

Rhett Ellison is Engram’s primary backup. If Engram for some reason could not play this week, Ellison would not be a viable fantasy option. We’ll keep an eye out for more news. If Engram is active, he remains a must-start.