After months of anxiously awaiting the return of New York Giants RB Andre Brown, fantasy football owners are finally ready for the back to make his 2013 debut. He will suit up in Week 10 against the Oakland Raiders, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for a team that desperately needs a reliable back.
Brown unfortunately broke his leg in the final preseason game this year versus the Green Bay Packers. He was having a strong preseason and was on his way to having a breakout season, but the injury completely ruined his fantasy value over the first half of the season.
He is finally healthy and the back is ready to help New York get out of the basement of the NFC East. However, many owners will be hesitant to give him the nod in his first week back. He hasn’t played in over two months and may be somewhat rusty in his first live action of the season.
The Giants desperately need a running back to step up, though, and they will give Brown all the carries he can handle this Sunday. He is an outstanding north-to-south runner and will instantly challenge Brandon Jacobs for goal-line duties. Simply put, Brown will walk into the starting job in New York this week and will have the ball in his hands from the very first snap.
Brown is extremely eager to get on the field and should end the game with between 15-20 overall touches. If he looks healthy on the first drive, don’t be surprised to see him finish with over 90 all-purpose yards in his first game of the year.