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.
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.