Ahmad Bradshaw suffered a knee sprain during the Giants drubbing of the Saints. Luckily for the Giants they draft as well or better than any team in the NFL and they were prepared. David Wilson stepped and broke records with his rushing and special teams performance. It’s looking very likely that Bradshaw will be at best limited and at worst sidelined for the Week 15 matchup with a generous Atlanta run defense.
Andre Brown suffered a broken leg against the Packers on Sunday night and is lost for the season. The 25 year old former 4th round pick from NC State ranked 3rd in the league in TDs (8) but his loss could enhance Ahmad Bradshaw’s value as he’ll likely be relied on much more in the red zone. The loss of Brown could also open the door for rookie David Wilson to gain fantasy relevance.
Not a lot is known at this point but Bradshaw went missing in week 10 and now we know it was because of neck issue. He will reportedly go through a series of tests to determine the issue and get a diagnosis. We’ll keep you posted but it’s another injury in a history of issues for Bradshaw.
Hakeem Nicks has been a disappointment to say the least. One of the tough choices many fantasy football owners had to make in the 2012 draft was Victor Cruz or Hakeem Nicks. No one thought that one option would be so clearly superior to the other. The good news for Nicks owners is that the knee swelling that has been keeping him out of practice is gone. The Giants expect Nicks to play on Sunday.
Nicks owners were given a glimmer of hope today when the start WR practiced and Giants HC Tom Coughlin said he was hopeful that Nicks could play vs. the 49ers. Ramses Barden (concussion) also returned to practice and like Nicks is status remains unclear. The matchup this week is a tough one.