David Wilson's Full Fantasy Scouting Report Following Andre Brown's Injury
Andre Brown suffered a fractured leg in the New York Giants' final preseason game against the New England Patriots on Thursday, according to the Giants' official Twitter account.
The Giants tweeted:
The Giants announce that RB Andre Brown has a fractured leg— New York Giants (@Giants) August 30, 2013
Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1 added after the injury:
Andre Brown has had an Achilles injury and 2 broken legs. And he made a tour of the league the year he was healthy. Awful.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 30, 2013
Brown was expected to share carries with David Wilson this season for the Giants. After the unfortunate injury, Wilson—a second-year back selected in the first round of the 2012 draft—will likely shoulder more of the load.
Wilson's ADP (average draft position) in ESPN standard leagues was already 17th among running backs before Brown's injury. In fact, ESPN's fantasy draft profile of Wilson even mentioned Brown "doesn't stay healthy."
Given Wilson posted 358 yards and four touchdowns on just 71 carries in his rookie season (5.0 yards per carry), the injury to Brown will only heighten Wilson's fantasy prospects.
Will David Wilson have a huge fantasy football season in 2013?
With former Giants starter Ahmad Bradshaw now with the Indianapolis Colts, you can expect the Giants to give opponents a heavy dosage of Wilson. Expect Wilson to vault up fantasy football draft boards, as he showed last season that he has the ability to be a starting running back in the National Football League.
Brown had eight touchdowns last season, which undoubtedly dropped Wilson a bit on draft boards early this offseason. After his injury, Wilson should also receive the majority of goal-line carries.
Wilson drew the ire of head coach Tom Coughlin in his rookie season when he lost a fumble in his first pro game against the Dallas Cowboys.
But that moment of shame appears to be long forgotten in New York, as Wilson will likely take the reins in the backfield and run with them.
For those who drafted Wilson in their fantasy football leagues up until this point, you may be looking at one of the top bargains of the offseason.
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