Three and out: Can Hakeem Nicks return by Week 1?

Happy Tuesday everybody, I hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend. Over here in the States, the Memorial Day holiday had an epic ending as Mark Trumbo‘s walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning pushed the Angels over the Yankees, 9-8. Even our own Michael Fabiano said it was a great thing to see even though he’s a Yankees fan.*

Are you ready for some fantasy news?

Nicks has foot surgery: You might have been out of town and missed this news, but Hakeem Nicks underwent successful surgery on his broke right foot on Friday. Nicks broke the fifth metatarsal in the foot while running a route during Thursday’s morning practice session. The Giants are optimistic he can return for Week 1 of the season, but his injury does mean extra work for rookie Rueben Randle. Nicks is still an elite receiver, and while he drops from the Top 10 for me, he’s still a guy worth taking a look at as a WR2. He won’t mean much during the first-half of the season, but he’s going to be a valuable commodity when he regains his stride in the second half.

Flynn the early leader in the clubhouse: Seahawks QB Matt Flynn was the most impressive quarterback in the team’s three-way competition, according to reports, and he can be a valuable pickup as a QB2 if he wins the job. Sure, you should be wary of backups who parlay a few good spot-performances into a full-time gig, but the Packers have done a pretty good job of turning backups into productive starting quarterbacks. Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers, Kurt Warner and Matt Hasselbeck are just a few of the former Packers backups who have gone on to be starters.

Young wearing out his welcome: The discipline problem with the Lions players has extended into the offseason, and Titus Young‘s ‘apathetic’ attitude is costing him a chance to make a difference for the team this year. Young was considered a deep sleeper in some circles, but his recent attitude problems leave me wondering if he’s going to have a job next season. In fact, I’m not sure if I’ll even waste a later-round flier on the guy. Maybe the Madden cover jinx is going to touch the entire Lions team.

*Fabiano never said this.

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