Less than a week after getting picked up off the scrap heap, Giants running back Peyton Hillis was thrust into the spotlight on Monday night in front of a national television audience for his Roy Hobbs moment, and managed to give the Giants as much as they could ask for from a guy who came close to accepting that his career was over.
Now the former Madden cover guy is in line for another heavy load Sunday in Philadelphia as Brandon Jacobs missed practice again Friday with a hamstring injury and is doubtful to play against the Eagles, leaving Hillis and seventh-round rookie Michael Cox, who also saw his first action of the season Monday, as the only healthy tailbacks.
Hillis is expected to carry the load again against an Eagles defense that is showing signs of improvement. Still, he's not a bad play if you're in a bind as the matchup is considered favorable. We have him ranked 27th among our backs which is the low-end RB3 or flex range.