In what is likely to be a popular topic of conversation at Giants training camp, coach Tom Coughlin was asked Monday about his expectations for a relatively inexperienced wide receivers unit. Coughlin said he has seen enough from some of his young receivers to feel confident that they can fill that void left by Plaxico Burress.
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Michael Fabiano discusses the fantasy implications of the NFL Draft.
Michael Fabiano believes the fantasy value of Eli Manning is in serious trouble if the Giants don’t trade for Braylon Edwards.
The Giants have been rumored to be working on a trade for Browns WR Braylon Edwards. That pleases Giants No. 1 WR Steve Smith, who says he would welcome another big-play receiver to give the team some depth at the position. Domenik Hixon isn’t as thrilled — mainly because he has been mentioned in the trade for Edwards.
With Plaxico Burress (not to mention Amani Toomer) now out of the mix, fantasy leaguers are now looking at different options at the team’s wide receiver position that include Domenik Hixon, Mario Mannigham, Sinorice Moss and Steve Smith.
Giants receiver Domenik Hixon has the unenviable task of replacing Plaxico Burress in the team’s offense. And after some early troubles — including a dropped potential touchdown pass against the Eagles — Hixon has seemed to have found his rhythm.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin didn’t have much to say on the injury front on Thursday, but the team listed a number of players as returning to practice after sitting out on Wednesday.
NFL Network’s Bob Papa is reporting that Domenik Hixon (ankle, foot) will start on Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys. It’s still a good idea to check back with us at gametime, but it appears to be safe to start Hixon in Week 15.
With Plaxico Burress on the sidelines, it’s time to add Domenik Hixon in all fantasy leagues.
Plaxico Burress started for the Giants in their opening drive, but he’s been on the sidelines ever since and might be out the rest of the game in Arizona. That’s just bad luck for fantasy owners who started him when it was announced he was active. Domenik Hixon will see more targets in Burress’ absence.
Domenik Hixon could get the start if Plaxico Burress can’t go this week. But don’t panic just yet. Burress has played in pain before, putting up huge numbers on basically one leg. Still, hamstring injuries can be tricky, so be advised to get some backups in place.
The N.Y. Daily News and Newark Star-Ledger both dispute an earlier report that Plaxico Burress is in danger of missing today’s game in Pittsburgh. The reports do indicate the Domenik Hixon will start ahead of him, but that Burress might miss just one series as punishment for skipping a treatment.