Jul 28, 2012; Albany, NY, USA; New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) during training camp at University Field at SUNY Albany. Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE
The Giants and Jets might not have Pro Bowlers at the most important position in fantasy football, but they do have players worth taking a peek at on draft day.
The most potent running back in the NYC area will likely be Giants' first-stringer Ahmad Bradshaw, who Fake Teams ranked 16th in their Fantasy Football Running Back rankings. Although the Giants will be without the services ofBrandon Jacobs for the first time in a long time, that doesn't mean Bradshaw surges into a major fantasy role as an all-purpose back:
Bradshaw does have some upside. The problem is that the feared RBBC (running back by committee) is on the horizon with rookie Hokie David Wilson making a splash at camp. Wilson has been impressive and his teammates have raved about his speed and explosiveness. That and his troublesome foot injury make him someone I won't be targeting.
That ranking would make Bradshaw a solid second running back in most leagues, but the concerns over his carries and injury mean he might not be the safest pick.
FT's reasoning for putting the Jets' No. 1 back, Shonn Greene, at No. 21 and not higher is simple, succinct, and troll-baity:
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While Greene is by all accounts a decent back, a major fear for any potential owner is that the Jets' backup QB/punt team blocker/shirtless jogger/all-around great guy might poach goal-line carries.
FT also ranked the aforementioned Wilson, the Giants' first-round pick out of Virginia Tech, putting him 27th, a nice spot for a bench RB or utility player:
Eli Manning isn't a coach, but when he sings the praises of a teammate, we should listen. Wilson does need to work on his pass protection and he's probably going to have a tough time accumulating value in the early part of the season. I'd expect his arrow to point upward once the calendar hits October.
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