Just a few weeks ago it appeared fantasy owners with Ahmad Bradshaw were doomed and those lucky owners who landed Andre Brown struck gold off the waiver wire. Then we learned Bradshaw was healthy enough to play against the Eagles, but it was still hard to say what his role would be, coming off a neck injury and Brown playing so well in his absence.
Bradshaw led all Giants running backs in snaps in Philadelphia, and Brown left the game with a leg injury. What surprised me most was that the Giants were using Bradshaw inside the red zone, an area where Brown had excelled in the previous two weeks, posting three touchdowns from within two yards of the end zone or less.
Clearly, the Philadelphia game was a sign that Bradshaw was ready to return to a full workload against the Browns, and that is exactly what happened as the veteran rumbled for a career high 200 yards on 30 carries.
Brown, on the other hand, did exactly what he has unfortunately done consistently throughout his short career to this point by suffering another injury, and this time it was a concussion. Adding insult to injury for Brown owners was the fact that struggling rookie David Wilson busted off a 40-yard touchdown run in the second half.
If Wilson continues to mature in the finer points of the game, Brown will find his way to third-string in a hurry.
As for Bradshaw owners, I’m sure they feel much better now that Bradshaw is back to his old self, running tough and scraping for every yard possible.
If Wilson happens to be on the waiver wire because fantasy owners were impatient with his struggles, it would be a good idea to pick him up at this point for insurance.
|2||Jamaal Charles||@ Bucs|
|8||Calvin Johnson||@ Eagles|
|9||Adrian Peterson||@ Redskins|
|15||Darren McFadden||@ Falcons|
|18||Demaryius Thomas||@ Chargers|
|19||A.J. Green||@ Browns|
|20||Percy Harvin||@ Redskins|
|21||Willis McGahee||@ Chargers|
|22||BenJarvus Green-Ellis||@ Browns|
|23||Mike Wallace||@ Titans|
|27||Victor Cruz||@ 49ers|
|28||Antonio Brown||@ Titans|
|29||Reggie Wayne||@ Jets|
|30||Stevan Ridley||@ Seahawks|
|31||Ahmad Bradshaw||@ 49ers|
|32||Jordy Nelson||@ Texans|
|33||Wes Welker||@ Seahawks|
|34||Eric Decker||@ Chargers|
|35||Stevie Johnson||@ Cardinals|
|36||Rashard Mendenhall||@ Titans|
|39||Mikel Leshoure||@ Eagles|
|40||C.J. Spiller||@ Cardinals|
|41||DeMarco Murray||@ Ravens|
|42||Miles Austin||@ Ravens|
|43||Brandon Lloyd||@ Seahawks|
|45||James Jones||@ Texans|
|46||Dez Bryant||@ Ravens|
|47||Dwayne Bowe||@ Bucs|
|48||Denarius Moore||@ Falcons|
|49||Steven Jackson||@ Dolphins|
|53||Donald Brown||@ Jets|
|54||Fred Jackson||@ Cardinals|
|61||Alex Green||@ Texans|
|64||Domenik Hixon||@ 49ers|
|66||Donnie Avery||@ Jets|
|67||Randall Cobb||@ Texans|
|70||Brandon Bolden||@ Seahawks|
|73||Andrew Hawkins||@ Browns|