Thursday Update: Engram and Ellison both got in a second straight limited practice on Thursday. Their status remain in question for Sunday. If they are limited on Friday, look for both to be listed as questionable for Week 15.
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram returned to practice on Wednesday as the team prepares for their Week 15 matchup with the Miami Dolphins. He was listed as limited, which is a bit of an upgrade from last week. In Week 14, Engram was limited on Thursday and Friday, but then downgraded to a DNP on Saturday before being ruled out for Monday Night Football.
Engram has been sidelined since suffering a foot sprain in Week 9. He recently has been joined by Rhett Ellison, who has been out since suffering a concussion in Week 10. Kaden Smith has started in their place.
Fantasy football analysis: Giants tight ends
If Engram can get in three limited workouts, it would not be surprising to see him listed as questionable. The Giants play in the 1:00 p.m. time slot, so we should be in good shape to know quickly what his game-day status is if he shows up as questionable on the final injury report.
The Dolphins have actually defended tight ends fairly well, giving up the 14th fewest fantasy points to the position. If Engram plays, he’s worth a start regardless of opponent. If Engram sits, Ellison and Smith are hard to justify starting. If it’s Smith, there’s modest upside in large PPR leagues, but it’s a roll of the dice.