Despite Manning throwing three interceptions (two in his first five throws), there was a bright spot out of this Giants offense — Brandon Jacobs. He had a great game with 22 carries for 106 yards and two touchdowns, and plowed over defenders like it was 2009. This 22-point fantasy output was his best since Week 10 2011.
Da’Rel Scott was not very involved in the game based on Jacobs’ success. Scott had just four carries and one reception compared to Jacobs’ 23 total touches.
Jacobs was re-signed by the Giants after the Week 1 struggles of David Wilson. Scott was let go and re-signed within a week because of Wilson’s injury. Scott did suffer a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter after a 13-yard run.
David Wilson said the doctors think he has spinal stenosis … and he is worried that it could be season-ending. #NYG
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) October 11, 2013
If Wilson does in fact miss the rest of the year, Jacobs could be the sole back for the Giants for the rest of the year with Scott being brought in to give Jacobs some rest. Now, that is a lot of “if’s,” but Jacobs showed signs of his old self against the Bears.
Looking ahead, the Giants running backs will go against some favorable defenses. They play the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7, Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8 and Oakland Raiders in Week 10. Those teams are ranked 17th, 15th and 11th in rushing yards allowed per game.
Jacobs is definitely not worth adding in eight or 10-team leagues. But if you’re in a 14- or 16-team league, he’s worth a stash, especially if you’re a Wilson owner.