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Very bad news for the New York football Giants' running game and fantasy owners
Update: When first reported, it looked like Bradshaw could be out for a significant stretch. Now reports are surfacing that his foot injury is not that serious and that he may actually play this Sunday. Stay tuned.
Ahmad Bradshaw was having a pretty good fantasy season so far. While his week-to-week numbers haven't been that stellar, he has managed to find the end zone 6 times and has offset a lack of yardage with a few catches each week, making him an RB1 in PPR leagues.
And now he may be out for the rest of the season with a broken foot, suffered in last week's come from behind win against the Dolphins.
The Giants haven't officially announced his injury, but multiple Giants beat writers and ESPN insider Adam Schefter have reported that Bradshaw is at best out "indefinitely".
He may or may not need surgery to repair his foot which is currently swollen and sore.
So all those good little fantasy owners who drafted Ahmad Bradshaw and made sure they handcuffed him with Brandon Jacobs should be very happy as Jacobs takes the majority of carries with D.J. Ware serving as his back up.
Now is Jacob's chance to put his money where his mouth is. Earlier this year he told Men's Fitness that he didn't expect to be with the Giants next year, and complaiend that he had been underutilized as he's taken a back seat to Bradshaw this season in terms of workload. Also in the interview, he made it clear that he was looking to get a starting job somewhere in the league next year.
OK, Brandon, here's your chance. There's no better way to show every team in the league (including the one you currently play for) that you are still worthy of being a #1 back.
And there's no better game to prove yourself than against Tom Brady and Bill Belichick's Patriots (who the Giants play this Sunday.) One thing that may be going for him, is that Belichick usually takes away what a team does best, and I'm guessing Bill doesn't think Brandon Jacobs will be a strength on the Giants offense.
If you have the space, go ahead and pick up D.J. Ware, as you don't know how Jacobs will respond to this, and if Jacobs goes down, then Ware could be the feature back for the Giants for the remainder of the year.