Victor Cruz returns to practice, fantasy owners might get him back for Week 1

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz returned to practice on Monday. We break down the fantasy implications.

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz returned to practice and "appeared to be full go" in individual drills on Monday, according to Dan Grazano of ESPN. Cruz was running routes and making cuts, which is significant given that he was in a walking boot a week ago.

More: For more on the Giants, go to Big Blue View

Cruz is targeting a return for the team's opener in Week 1, but he would probably need to get in some solid practice time first. Of course, Cruz already knows the offense and has an established rapport with quarterback Eli Manning, so he doesn't have to take part all week, but the Giants would probably like to see him in 11-on-11 work to make sure he's good to go, first.

It seems likely that Cruz ends up listed as "probable" or "doubtful" on the injury report leading up to this week's game, with his status being a game time decision.

Fantasy Impact: Cruz is one of the only slot receivers to be considered good enough to be your top fantasy receiver. He's incredibly good at what he does, and while this injury has been considered minor, the possibility of him missing the opener is real. If that happens, it could be a rough first week for fantasy owners.

Keep up with all of our Fantasy Coverage

More from SB Nation:

Sign up for Fantasy Football!

Download SB Nation's fantasy football draft guide

Get live advice daily in the Fantasy War Room

2013 fantasy football QB rankings | RB rankings | WR rankings | TE rankings

Strategy for drafting team defense

Latest News

In This Article

Teams
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.