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 Giants will have to rely on rookie David Wilson to help carry the load with Ahmad Bradshaw. The rookie has had ball security and blocking issues that have kept him off the field so temper your expectations
FANTASY FOOTBALL SPIN
This injury should equate to more work for work for David Wilson, although the Giants have been reluctant to use him. Ahmad Bradshaw has ongoing foot issues that prevent him from practicing and the Giants coaching staff has been careful to spell Bradshaw and control his workload.
Unless the Giants sign a back that takes the load , we like Wilson as a flex option in deeper leagues. He has nice upside and potential to be more than that as well and is well worth rostering in dynasty leagues. For a more detailed look at David Wilson be sure to check out our profile in the Fantasy Relevant Rookie series.
Bradshaw has only topped 20 carries three times this season and is coming off a 2011 season that saw him miss 4 games with foot injuries. Brown was averaging 7 carries for 38 YPG and his workload will likely transition somewhat to Wilson. The rookie first round pick from Virginia Tech has just 24 carries for 102 yards and 1 TD this season. He also has just 2 catches for 8 yards.
Brown is an impending free agent but will likely be an offseason priority for the G-men as Bradshaw’s injury history and Wilson’s slow development to adjust to the NFL are concerns.