Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Buffalo Bills, C.J. Spiller, Danny Amendola, David Wilson, Fred Jackson, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Rob Gronkowski, Shane Vereen, Tom Brady, Zach Sudfeld
Pats short on pass targets: The New England Patriots were short on pass targets to begin the season and that number could be getting a little shorter heading into Week 2. It appears that a groin injury could keep Danny Amendola out of Thursday night’s contest against the New York Jets. Add to it that Rob Gronkowski looks like he still won’t be ready to go for New England’s second game and you wonder how much of this Tom Brady‘s fantasy value can sustain. It certainly doesn’t help that Shane Vereen is out for at least a month and Zach Sudfeld is dealing with a pulled hamstring. It’s hard to ever suggest sitting the future Hall of Fame QB, but it’s also hard to be overly excited about a quarterback with no one to throw to.
Bills’ Jackson could see more work: Fantasy owners were agog when the Bills said they planned to run C.J. Spiller until he upchucked. No one imagined that threshold to be 17 carries. So maybe that proclamation was premature as the team looks like it will get Fred Jackson back into the rotation. Jackson posted 67 rushing yards on 13 carries while adding another four catches for 41 yards. This is certain to frustrate owners who spent a high draft pick on Spiller — but for anyone with the foresight to draft Jackson, you now have some valuable trade bait to dangle.
Giants look for Wilson to step up: Last season after David Wilson fumbled early in the year, we didn’t see him on the field for a couple of months. This season, the Giants don’t have quite the luxury of extra running backs after losing Ahmad Bradshaw to free agency and Andre Brown to a season-ending injury. As teammate Antrel Rolle sees it, Wilson has two chances — put up or pack up. In essence, that’s what it is for the young running back. We’ve seen plenty of running backs curb their fumbling problems over the years, but with the Giants reportedly working out a pair of free agent veterans, the question becomes whether or not Wilson will get that chance anytime soon.
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