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Evan Engram, Rhett Ellison both out for Giants-Bears

The Giants will be without their top two tight ends in Week 12. We break down the fantasy football implications.

Rhett Ellison of the New York Giants is congratulated by his teammate Evan Engram after his receiving touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half at MetLife Stadium on October 20, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

The New York Giants travel to face the Chicago Bears in Week 12, and they will be without their top two tight ends. Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) did not return to practice and will not play on Sunday, per beat writer Art Stapleton. Kaden Smith and Scott Simonson are the only healthy tight ends on the roster.

Fantasy football analysis: Giants tight ends

Smith and Simonson have zero fantasy value at this point, even against an inconsistent Bears defense. For fantasy purposes, Golden Tate and Darius Slayton benefit, as does Sterling Shepard if he is able to play in Week 12.

Daniel Jones is not a fantasy starting option right now, but in deeper leagues and two-QB leagues, his value remains depressed by not having Engram available. In leagues of 14 or fewer teams and with only one QB playing, there is no reason to start Daniel Jones this week, or really anytime most of the rest of this season.