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Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw & WR Hakeem Nicks return to practice

The New York Giants are battling injuries across the board but on the bright side, running back Ahmad Bradshaw @AhmadBradshaw and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks have returned as limited participants to Thursday's practice. Neither of them were able to play in Week 3. Bradshaw is probable and Nicks remains questionable heading into a Week 4 divisional matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Analysis:

Andre Brown @drebrown35 proved his competence by rushing for 184 yards and three scores in the Giants' last two games. Even if Bradshaw is close to 100-percent, it's likely that Brown will see a healthy share of the touches out of the backfield. As for Nicks, this is a tough matchup defensively as Philadelphia has played relatively well against wide receivers this season. Rather than bench him, think of him as a high-end flex option as he'll still surely see close to double-digit targets. WR Ramses Barden @RamsesSHINES looked great filling-in for Nicks, although he'll have a hard time replicating his numbers (nine receptions for 138 yards) against Philly even if he gets the start. Since it's a Sunday night game, be sure to monitor both players' status leading up to the game. In other news, safety Antrel Rolle @antrelrolle26, cornerback Jayron Hosley @hosley_jayron, linebacker Keith Rivers @rivers55, and right tackle David Diehl did not practice fully.

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I have Andre Brown. Someone wants him for Alfred Morris. Should I trade?

Posted by:
Voltron 09/27/12 05:47 PM


Posted by:
lvislivesinu 09/27/12 07:12 PM

should i start ahmad or andre brown?

Posted by:
m4ckg 09/28/12 12:49 AM

If my league doesn't count rush yard as much and counts TDs more, is Leshoure still a better play than Andre Brown? The Vikes haven't allowed a rushing TD yet (I don't think) and I don't expect Leshoure to hit paydirt this week...

Also wondering if picking up and playing Ryan Williams makes a better start...

Posted by:
SKGamer 09/28/12 03:15 AM

voltron: to me, they are pretty similar. hard to believe shanahan will stay with morris with helu and royster both waiting nearby. hell prob exhaust all 3 of them before the season is out... andre ha a similar problem with an oft-injured bradshaw ahead of him, and a first-rounder behind him... ultimately, id go with brown, because eli wont take those short td runs away from him like i expect rg3 to do in wash. good luck...

Posted by:
barrysleague 09/28/12 11:28 AM

m4ckg: check inj report sun am. if bradwshaw is prob or better, start him. easy.
skgamer: go with LeShoure. Det at home vs Vikes, should get some good lanes with stafford playing. Williams only has kolb? against a good run d...

Posted by:
barrysleague 09/28/12 11:34 AM

I have Andre Brown or Fred Jackson for my RB2 spot, which one should I go with? I honestly think the Patriots are going to crush the Bills though......

Posted by:
rebel21das 09/28/12 05:07 PM

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