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Giants sign Peyton Hillis
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 11:30am
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David Wilson (neck) could be out several weeks
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 2:09am
That all depends on what former starter David Wilson hears on Monday when he gets a second opinion on his injured neck. As it is, Wilson is out of the Giants’ Thursday night game in Chicago with what one NFL source said is a disc-related injury. Another source familiar with the injury said the Giants believe Wilson will likely be out several weeks.
But nothing will be certain until Wilson meets with Dr. Robert Watkins, a spinal surgeon in Los Angeles. As one source said “With treatment, this thing could settle down within a couple of weeks.”
It's a sad state of affairs for the Giants, who turn to Jacobs, a player who often couldn't crack the gameday roster of the 49ers last season. Wilson owners should hold on for another week and see if his prognosis improves after his second opinion early next week. Consider Jacobs a RB4-type for the time being. DaRel Scott will likely to have more value in PPR formats.
Brandon Jacobs will start in Week 6
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 11:43am
But the Giants also re-signed running back DaRel Scott, who was cut just a week ago. It's possible they could look for a more desirable replacement next week, when they have 10 days between games and can get a new backup to speed. But Scott made the most sense as a fill-in on this short week because of his familiarity with the offense. The only other halfback on the roster is rookie Michael Cox.
"I can handle a full workload, there's no question," Jacobs said. "I might be hurting the next day, but I can definitely handle a full workload or whatever they ask of me."
This is a bad place to look for fantasy value given the matchup (CHI) and the likelihood that the Giants fall behind and abandon the running game. DaRel Scott is in the mix, and may end up playing more snaps than Jacobs due to his previous role on third down. But the fact that he was recently cut by the team makes him a very dicey start as well. Avoid if possible.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 2:54pm
Friday, August 30, 2013, 6:36pm
The Giants like former Redskins running back Ryan Torain -- who was the next running back into the game after Andre Brown got hurt -- as a pass protector. And Da'Rel Scott got significant action Thursday night for the first time this preseason and looked good as a runner. Rookie Michael Cox has impressed as a runner and a kick returner, but he likely has more to learn in protection.
Torain may fill in for Brown, but isn't a threat to David Wilson's workload.