Andre Brown, RB, Giants
|RB - #61||NYG||Probable||6 years||27||6'0||227||@drebrown35|
2013 Outlook: Quality BackupLast updated on Nov-10-2013 by Daniel Kalles
Updated 11-10-2013- Brownis finally active for his first game of the season. He should be owned in all leagues.
Update (8-29): Another preseason injury with regular season implications: Giants RB Andre Brown fractured his leg against New England on Thursday during the Giants' final preseason game. NY Daily News beat writer Ralph Vacchiano notes that the injury appears to be with the same left leg Brown broke last season. No immediate word on any timeframe, but expect Brown to miss a a good chunk of the season, though following the game he said the injury is "not as serious as it was last year."
For now, goodbye to Mr. Brown and his plummeting and essentially non-existent draft value and hello to David Wilson's rankings rise. Even though the exciting Wilson, already a top-20 fantasy RB, emerged as the Giants lead runner, both backs were expected to be heavily involved in New York's offense. The second-year back finished preseason with 179 yards on 24 carries while hauling in seven receptions. Now with no major threats to steal touches at least for a while, expect Wilson's ADP to rise. Da'Rei Scott and Ryan Torian are now the primary backups. Neither is handcuff worthy until further notice. Suddenly, tabbing Wilson late in the second round is no longer a stretch.
Preview - After struggling to get much of a look over his first few years, Brown finally got play last year and became the main short yardage back -- scoring 8 touchdowns in only 10 games before breaking his leg. With no Bradshaw this season, Brown, like Wilson, will take on a bigger role and will likely go into training camp as the power back, complimenting Wilson's blazing speed. With Brown likely to get the bulk of the looks at the goal line, he should be a valuable hand cuff if Wilson does indeed become the starter. Follow this battle in training camp.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors2/27 - Giants' offensive coordinator says pass protection is 'first and foremost' for RBs
2/20 - Report: Giants RB David Wilson expected to be ready for training camp
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|9.06||Fantasytaz - Jim Day - David Wilson looks to be the #1 in NY but he still needs to show he can protect the QB, if he falters at all then Brown becomes a very nice selection, but even if not, he should still see plenty of chances, especially at the goal line. He did average over 5 yards a carry and had 8 touchdowns in just 73 attempts in 2012.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|9.03||Gridiron Experts - Been wanting to get this guy on all of my fantasy squad this year and haven't had much luck. Curious that I landed him in a mock filled with other insiders. Maybe they aren't as enthusiastic about Brown's potential as I am. I see him as a Brandon Jacobs type banger, but with much more talent. Brown should see most of the goal line carries for a team that consistently scores a lot of rushing touchdowns.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|8.11||CBSSports - David Wilson is the guy to target for the Giants this year, but Brown will get his share of carries in this tandem. And Brown should be the one working at the goal line, and he could also be used more than expected in passing situations if Wilson struggles in pass protection. I was fine getting him here as my fourth running back.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
|7.08||DraftSharks - I like Wilson's talent the same as most folks. But I also won't forget the fact that he spent most of last year on the sideline, with coaches saying he wasn't ready for even a complementary backfield role. Brown, meanwhile, looked terrific when he got the ball. I'd bet on Wilson putting up bigger numbers, but I'm also open to the possibility of Brown outscoring him. At the least, he should be the goal-line back under a coach who has long favored a 2-RB approach.|
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