Giants WR Hakeem Nicks is punishing the Texans right now, scoring two touchdowns — and how about a better effort on what could have been another touchdown — and putting up a ton a fantasy points. And if you started him, you are ecstatic.
Unless, of course, you also started either Steve Smith North or Mario Manningham. Which yours truly was forced to do when Austin Collie returned to make Pierre Garcon relatively moot.
And this poses two problems. The first not being able to fully enjoy Nicks’ big day while hoping that Manningham can get a little bit of love. The second being now the Giants are cruising over the Texans and it is hard to imagine that Eli Manning willl continue to sling the ball as he is currently. Seriously, even Brandon Jacobs is getting a ton of carries.
This game was supposed to a shootout. Hopefully the Texans can make a game of it, or at least give it to Andre Johnson enough to make it interesting. Because right now, Nicks is both carrying my team and killing me all at the same time.
— Adam Rank