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Evan Engram, Daniel Jones not expected to play in Week 15

We break down the fantasy football implications of the Giants latest injury news heading into Week 15.

Evan Engram of the New York Giants scores a touchdown and celebrates with teammates Daniel Jones and Cody Latimer during the third quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 27, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

UPDATE: Engram and Jones have been ruled out and Ellison has also been ruled out. Eli Manning will start at quarterback and Kaden Smith will start at tight end.

The New York Giants will likely be without tight end Evan Engram and quarterback Daniel Jones when they face the Miami Dolphins in Week 15. Engram has not been able to heal sufficiently from his foot sprain, according to beat writer Art Stapleton. Jones needs more time with his high ankle sprain and the team is being cautious, according to beat writer Jordan Raanan.

Fantasy football analysis: Giants offense

We get one more week of Eli Manning. This could bode well for Darius Slayton against a bad Dolphins offense. Manning and Slayton had a solid connection last Monday. Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard will compete for targets, but Slayton has shown the most upside in recent weeks.

Engram’s absence means either Rhett Ellison or Kaden Smith will get the start at tight end. Ellison remains in the concussion protocol, but has Friday practice and into Saturday to show necessary progress. Neither is a good start, but given the state of the fantasy tight end position, you could probably do worse.