Fantasy Football Fix: Touchdown Brown

Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

 

If New York Giants running back Andre Brown were in a fantasy football yearbook, you would find him under “Most Likely To Be Added.”

Especially after last night.

The Giants cruised to an easy 36-7 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night, thanks to Brown’s sensational performance.

Brown filled in for injured starter Ahmad Bradshaw who was sidelined with a neck injury he sustained on Sunday. In all honesty, many Giants fans probably forgot all about Bradshaw last night.

The 25-year old Brown put up awesome fantasy numbers, so if you took a chance on him, you were rewarded handsomely. At the end of the first quarter alone, Brown had 77 yards on the ground. He finished the game with 20 carries for 113 yards and found the end zone twice.

If he is available in your league, I suggest you pick him up. Now.

Obviously, Bradshaw will return sooner rather than later. But, I don’t see him getting the entire bulk of the carries. The way Brown ran last night was no fluke. He was patient looking for running holes, and when he found one, he was difficult to bring down. Brown runs incredibly hard and is proving to head coach Tom Coughlin that he deserves as many carries as anyone on the roster.

Now, am I saying that Brown is going to be the next Arian Foster for fantasy owners? Of course not. However, in a deep league, I do see him as a very nice flex play. The way he broke tackles last night, I could see him as a red zone vulture. After his performance last night, I highly doubt once Bradshaw returns, Brown will just disappear from the offense.

Brown certainly holds some tremendous upside, and if Bradshaw remains sidelined, Brown is a top 20 fantasy running back.

 

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