After taking a look at the Giants' 2012 schedule posted on Giants.com, Nicks' stock drops a bit in regards to fantasy football.
In 2012, they open in Dallas and face several strong, defensive teams this season.
They play Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Atlanta and Baltimore.
Nicks has missed a total of six games in the past three years and playing these defenses, he will need to make sure that he doesn't put himself in a dangerous position where he is liable to reinjure himself.
Given the nature of this injury, Nicks needs to be cautious about what he does and how hard he pushes his body.
Not only that, defenses will press him because he is a good wide receiver. In Super Bowl XLVI, he more than one hundred reception yards while being double teamed by the Patriots.
Nicks is used to the double team and play well despite it when he is healthy.
There is not any proof to say that Nicks will be gone indefinitely for the season or part of it; however, it remains to be seen whether he will be able to avoid any obstacles to his health while trying to rehab in time for the season opener.
He is walking a fine line. All in all, fantasy owners who have relied on Nicks in the past for big points need to wait and see how Nicks handles minicamp before they draft him.
His situation is too iffy to know definitely what will happen but considering the fragile nature of this injury (and how it has recently stymied other Giants players), fantasy owners should look elsewhere for wide receivers.