Beat: Giants will go with the "hot hand" at RB

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Giants HC Tom Coughlin will likely split carries between David Wilson and Andre Brown, who should complement each other well. While Wilson brings the home-run threat, Brown offers the Giants a well-rounded option. He can run with power, can catch out of the backfield, block and excel in the short-yardage game.

If Brown is healthy after breaking his leg last year, don't be surprised to see the former well-traveled running back get the majority of carries in some games. He should be the goal-line back again. With Bradshaw gone, the coaches might trust the veteran Brown a bit more than Wilson at the moment. But they also love Wilson's explosive ability and acknowledge his improvement from last year. Coughlin will likely go with the hot hand and whomever he trusts in crunch time.

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We're currently projecting a 60/40 split between Wilson/Brown in terms of total touches. Brown averaged 5.3 YPC last season, which was a bit higher than Wilson (5.0), so Brown is no slouch. He'll get most of the goal line work and likely be involved elsewhere in the offense.

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