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Evan Engram is officially out for TNF in Week 2

The Giants will be without their starting tight end on Thursday night.

Evan Engram #88 of the New York Giants before the start of a preseason game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on August 14, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images

Wednesday update: Engram is officially out for the Giants Thursday night tilt against the Washington Football Team, per Ralph Vacchiano. Kyle Rudolph will continue to start at tight end for New York and will likely be a touchdown dependent fantasy football start.

Tuesday update: The Giants held a second straight day of walkthrough practice, and it comes with an estimated practice participation report. Evan Engram was once again listed as a DNP due to his calf injury. He did not play in Week 1 and is unlikely to play in Week 2 vs. Washington.

The New York Giants didn’t actually practice on Monday, as they prepare for their Thursday night matchup with the Washington Football Team, but they did put out an injury report. The most notable news for fantasy football was that tight end Evan Engram would have missed practice once again with his calf injury, per Dan Salomone.

Engram missed their Week 1 game against the Denver Broncos and Kyle Rudolph took over as the starter at tight end. Rudolph didn’t do much, but he did see five targets, catching two for eight yards. he was in on 48 snaps while TE Kaden Smith saw 28, per Pro Football Focus.

Their matchup with the Denver defense was tough, but it doesn’t get any easier against Washington. If Engram misses again, Rudolph would only be a useful player in 2TE leagues at this point, as Daniel Jones connected with his wide receivers better than his tight ends in Week 1.