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Report: Giants TE Evan Engram is expected to make season debut vs. Falcons

We break down the news that Evan Engram is ready to return for Giants in Week 3 vs. ATL.

Tight end Evan Engram #88 of the New York Giants runs a drill during a joint practice with the Cleveland Browns on August 19, 2021 in Berea, Ohio. Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images

Sunday update — Engram is expected to make his season debut in Week 3 vs. the Falcons, per ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.

Friday update: Evan Engram says he’s had a good week of practice and is ready to return, per Zack Rosenblatt. He will likely be questionable on the injury report, but we’ll see how he is listed later today.

The New York Giants might get their starting tight end back this week after Evan Engram was able to get a limited practice in on Wednesday, per the team’s injury report. Engram has missed the first two games with a calf injury, but getting limited work in on Wednesday is a good start for a possible return.

While he was out Kyle Rudolph took over as the lead tight end, but didn’t do much in the way of fantasy football production. Engram should help out the offense when he returns.

Fantasy football implications

This week the Giants get a great matchup with the Atlanta Falcons who just gave up two touchdowns to Rob Gronkowski and a touchdown in Week 1 to Dallas Goedert. Overall they’ve allowed 12 receptions on 14 targets for 144 yards and three touchdowns to tight ends. If Engram can get a full practice in this week, I’d feel good about starting him in a great matchup.