Bird watching in NY: The Giants revealed how they plan to use the rumbling Brandon Jacobs, and you can probably guess what that is: goal-line and short-yardage passing situations. In other words, he’s going the become the league’s most infamous vulture you’ve ever seen. He might post a classic Jerome Bettis type of line late in his career: Five carries, eight yards, 1 TD. and that’s good enough for some of you in leagues where total scores, not yardage, dictates who wins.
Timeshare: Arian Foster and Ben Tate will split time for … well, as long as Gary Kubiak feels its necessary. For those of you who believe preseason should be eliminated altogether, here’s exhibit A for why players need some real-game action. Foster got no carries until the regular season and had actually been nursing an injury since OTAs back in May. It’s going to take some time for Foster to get back up to speed, and congratulate yourself if you handcuffed Tate to him in the later rounds of your draft. Now, the only problem is both RBs were disappointing from a fantasy perspective in their Week 1 win at San Diego.
What’s Plan C?: Rob Gronkowski and Zach Sudfeld won’t recover in time for the short week, so the Patriots will probably be using Michael Hoomanawanui and Matthew Mulligan at tight end. And you know what? They could be decent spot starts with Danny Amendola highly unlikely to take the field. Tom Brady’s got to throw to someone, right? I don’t even ask questions for how Brady makes it happen anymore, but he turns water into wine on a weekly basis with a patchwork group of receivers. And while we’re on the subject, Thursday would be a pretty good time for Kenbrell Thompkins to emerge and show the fantasy world why he was such a highly touted sleeper option.