The Brandon Jacobs acquisition is not a sign that Giant...

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The Brandon Jacobs acquisition is not a sign that Giants RB David Wilson is going to stay benched or is "in the doghouse," to use a favorite cliché of Giants fans on this matter. If Wilson's fumbling issues continue, his playing time would of course be reduced. But the Giants are going to give Wilson an opportunity to prove that the fumbling was a one-game issue, and it's possible he will do so. He didn't lose another fumble last year after the one in the season opener, and who knows? It could be a Week 1 jitters thing. Could be a Cowboys thing.

Benching him last year, when he was a rookie backup, was one thing. But this year, there's no Bradshaw and no Brown, and Jacobs was sitting on his couch last week. Wilson remains the best running back on the roster, and the one they need to use if their offense is going to run the way they want it to run.

Fantasy Impact: 

It appears that Wilson will play quite a bit in Week 2 and his snaps will be dependent on his overall performance, which includes ball security. We're buying Wilson right now.

Filed Under: 2013, W2

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