David Wilson Fantasy News
Tuesday, Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle didn’t take part in practice because of a hamstring issue of his own.
“He was sore in the hamstring, so we held him," Coughlin said, via Dan Graziano of ESPN.com.
Graziano reports that it didn’t sound like something the Giants think is a serious problem, but they need only look to Beckham for an example of how a seemingly minor hamstring injury can turn into something more if it doesn’t get the proper time to heal.
It hasn't been a good week for the Giants. WR Odell Beckham is already going to miss a week with a hamstring issue and RB David Wilson suffered another burner. The good news on Randle is the team doesn't feel it's serious.
Giants running back David Wilson left practice Tuesday with a "burner" according to head coach Tom Coughlin.
The location of the issue is a major source of concern for the Giants and for their former first-round pick. Wilson suffered a "burner" last season against Philadelphia that forced him on injured reserve and onto an operating table for spinal fusion surgery.
"We were all praying that it would not be an issue, that he could just come back and go to work," Coughlin said. "He was cleared. So we'll see. I'm not going to speculate what it is. We'll have to see what the doctors say."
Wilson went through a lengthy clearance process this spring and summer in order to get back on the field. He was finally given the green light by the medical staff the day training camp began, and went through four padded practices. This is obviously a pretty scary issue for the young back. From a fantasy perspective, Wilson was fighting for time with free agent Rashad Jennings, and the speedy back was hoping to at least get a third down role. He was ranked just 74th on our list, but was getting a late round flier in drafts according to ADPs. This is an injury obviously worth monitoring because we could be dealing with the threat of his career if serious enough.
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 6:48pm
Giants RB David Wilson fumbled a handoff from QB Eli Manning, one of several sloppy miscues by Giants skill position players.
Not what you want to be reading about Wilson even early on in camp. So far, it's been a struggle for the running game. The story did mention Rashad Jennings showed glimpses of his shifty ability to turn short passes out of the backfield into big gains.
Giants beat writer Dan Graziano on the chances that rookie RB Andre Williams pushes the other RBs for carries: "I think there's a chance the Giants could use the rookie Andre Williams right away as a goal-line back, because in the past they've liked a power back in that role, and Williams can certainly be that without any further development. But outside of that, no, I would say he's well behind David Wilson, Rashad Jennings and even Peyton Hillis on the depth chart. The Giants love what Williams did in college, but they absolutely need to see more from him as a pass-catcher and, most importantly, a pass-blocker before he could start taking reps away from those other guys. The way their running back group is structured right now, barring injury, they won't feel the need to rush a rookie before he's ready. And while there's a lot to like about Williams, he's far from a finished product."
The Giants didn't sign Jennings to a significant deal to see him caddy for a rookie running back. Wilson is the threat to Jennings' touches, but he is coming off of a significant injury and flopped in a starting role last year. We're expecting Jennings to be the teams clear lead back with Wilson in a change of pace role ansd Williams potentially getting some goal line work.
Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:01pm
Giants RB David Wilson passed his first test facing contact coming off neck surgery. Midway through practice he collided head-first with S Cooper Taylor and came out fine. “That felt good,” Wilson said. “I definitely know I’m cleared now. It felt good to go back out there with my teammates and compete again.’’
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 7:26pm
Running back David Wilson, who was cleared on Monday for full participation in camp after undergoing a fusion of the vertebrae to repair the herniated disc in his neck in January, took reps with the second-team offense. He was making cuts like his old self and still looks like one of the most athletic players on the field.
Giants RB David Wilson, who had a follow-up appointment today to receive medical clearance on his surgically repaired spine, was given the green light, according to an announcement made by Wilson himself.
Wilson's return will put a dent in Rashad Jennings' ADP, which is fine by us. Jennings ADP has been creeping up, but Wilson's return should ensure that Jennings is around in the 5th/6th round on draft day. The Giants went out and signed Jennings to be their lead back, so we're envisioning Wilson in a change-of-pace role. He flopped as a RB1 last year and has never had the full trust of Tom Coughlin and Co. in pass protection or ball security.
Thursday, July 17, 2014, 7:50pm
The optimism surrounding David Wilson's recovery from neck surgery continues to mount as we gallop toward training camp. Echoing general manager Jerry Reese's comments last month, New York Giants co-owner John Mara said at a YMCA donation ceremony on Thursday that the team plans for Wilson to be ready to play. "We expect him to be playing ... all signs are he'll be ready to go," Mara told reporters, per Newsday's Tom Rock. Wilson, who seems to always find the ire of coach Tom Coughlin, could play a big role as the change-of-pace back the Giants lack -- if he can stay healthy. Doctors will re-examine his neck on Monday -- the same day the Giants report to training camp.
We expect Rashad Jennings to carry the load for the Giants. Wilson could become his primary backup if he's deemed fully healthy.
Giants GM Jerry Reese said on WFAN that RB David Wilson was expected to be ready come training camp. “We brought in Rashad Jennings and he’s definitely a bell cow type of a running back – he can run it, he can catch it, he can block, he can do everything with it,” Reese said. “David Wilson is an explosive player, but first and foremost we’re concerned about his health. “We do think all systems are go pretty much for him to be healthy and ready for contact during training camp. We held him out for spring, no contact at all, but unless he has a setback we expect to release him for full contact during the fall. Any time he touches the ball he can go the distance. In this West Coast Offense, we’ll try to get them ball to him in different ways and obviously he’ll help in the return game.”
Reese described Jennings as a 'bell cow' but also said that Wilson would be involved if/when he's cleared to play. We view Jennings as a solid fantasy RB2.
Friday, June 6, 2014, 10:39am
Giants RB David Wilson worked, again, in non-contact drills, primarily returns. Tom Coughlin said of Wilson's Wednesday diagnosis, "It's not a negative report as far as we're concerned. Probably right where it should be at this point." The hope remains that Wilson will be cleared for contact by the start of training camp next month, but until he is, he's not, and it can't be assumed he ever will be. Everyone's encouraged about Wilson right now, but they need to be 100 percent sure he's safe before they put him back on the field.
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 10:14am
David Wilson’s wait continues, but today he took another significant step closer toward a full return to the football field. The Giants’ third-year running back underwent another exam this morning – a CT scan - to gauge the progress on his surgically-repaired neck. And while Wilson wasn’t cleared for full participation, the exam revealed he is progressing to where that could occur next month. “There has been significant progress and healing since David had the fusion,” said Dr. Russell Warren, the Giants’ team physician. “But the reality is it has only been four and one-half months since the surgery. We anticipate that when David is re-evaluated at the start of training camp he will be cleared at that point.”
Giants RB David Wilson (neck) saw a doc today and will have another checkup right before the start of camp. Hope is he will be cleared then.
This seems like a setback for Wilson, who was hoping to get cleared today. Peyton Hillis, Michael Cox and rookie Andre Williams are currently competing for snaps/carries behind Rashad Jennings.
David Wilson (neck) is scheduled for an MRI on Wednesday. He sounds sure he'll be cleared to play. "I don't even think about (the neck injury) when I’m out there," Wilson said last week. "I’m just doing everything normal. If you focus on that, it’s the wrong thing to focus on. I’m trying to focus more on building chemistry with my team and learning this playbook so we can have a better season than we did last year. “I have no pain and there’s nothing I can do to make it better. But I want to express that I’ve never had any pain. I went home to my family and they were shocked to see me. On Memorial Day weekend, like, ‘Oh my God, is your neck…how is your neck?’ I never had any pain. I’ve been walking on my own, talking on my own, doing everything normal, running, exercising like regular. I want to express to everybody that I have never had any pain at all, zero percent. I’ve been healthy and doing well.”
If cleared, Wilson will compete with Peyton Hillis, Michael Cox and Andre Williams for carries behind Rashad Jennings.
Monday, June 2, 2014, 10:07am
Don’t sleep on Giants RBs Peyton Hillis or Michael Cox yet. Both have had solid springs so far and both will make a serious play for the No. 2 gig behind Rashad Jennings.
The assumption is that David Wilson or rookie Andre Williams will be Jennings' backup, but it sounds like Hillis or Cox could win the job. The uncertainty probably means that Jennings is locked in as the RB1.
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 2:05pm
Giants RB David Wilson says his next doctor appointment is Wednesday. He's hoping he can be cleared by doctors for contact then.
We're expecting Wilson to (at best) fill a change-of-pace role behind Rashad Jennings, who was terrific for the Raiders in a starting role last season.
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