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Sterling Shepard returns to practice, Evan Engram still out heading into Week 12 [UPDATE]

The Giants returned to practice on Monday. We break down the fantasy football implications of their latest injury report.

Sterling Shepard of the New York Giants stiff arms Eric Kendricks of the Minnesota Vikings during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 06, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

UPDATE: Evan Engram came out of his walking boot on Monday and thinks it’s “definitely possible” he could return this Sunday, per Jordan Raanan. Engram thinks he could get running and cutting by the middle to end of the week.

The New York Giants returned to practice on Monday following their Week 11 bye, and they had mixed news on the injury front. Tight end Evan Engram did not practice, while wide receiver Sterling Shepard was back at practice, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.

Engram sprained his foot in Week 9 and was ruled out for Week 10. It was announced as a week-to-week injury and Rhett Ellison started in his place. Ellison suffered a concussion however, and was working on the side on Monday, per Raanan.

Shepard has been dealing with his own concussion for some time now, having suffered it back in Week 5. He was on track to return in Week 10, but weekend concussion symptoms before the team’s Monday Night Football game moved back into the protocol.

The Giants will release their first official practice participation report on Wednesday, at which point we’ll get a better handle on these situations.

Fantasy football analysis, Giants Week 12 Monday injury report

Engram: If Engram is unable to go, we’ll have to see how Ellison progresses through the concussion protocol. If he is not cleared by the weekend, rookie Kaden Smith would likely work his way into the mix. Engram is the only one of their tight ends with fantasy value when healthy.

Shepard: Darius Slayton was the big beneficiary in Week 10, catching 10 passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns. Golden Tate added four receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns of his own. Shepard’s return would shake that group up, but how exactly is TBD.