Giants RB Brandon Jacobs has been one of the more frustrating backs in fantasy football over recent seasons. You see him barrel over a guy like Redskins S LaRon Landry, and he seems like he should be a fantasy stud.
Yet, he continues to disappoint. Like the latest television show that is supposed to be just like “Lost.”
Jacobs may get his chance, however, to right those wrongs. Coach Tom Coughlin announced the Jacobs will be the No. 1 running back Sunday against the Jaguars. Coughlin apparently has had enough of Ahmad Bradshaw‘s fumbles and cannot tolerate turnovers.
And if that’s the case, should we expect QB Eli Manning to be replaced by Sage Rosenfels, too?
Jacobs becomes a solid No. 2 or flex starter against the Jaguars this week, as the Giants figure to run the ball more with top receivers Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith sidelined. Jacobs already took the goal-line attempts, so any added rushing attempts only makes him more valuable.
Bradshaw owners should continue to hold on to him, though. But keep him on the bench until Coughlin’s rotation becomes clearer.