Injuries are a terrible thing for fantasy football owners. Injuries are the reason why managers win or lose their league championships. When you draft a player, you always hope that this does not happen to him.
Many fantasy football leagues held their drafts early and when owners found out that Andre Brown had broken his leg, they were crushed and regretted not drafting David Wilson instead. Wilson was a highly regarded first-round draft pick that had all the talents to be the no. 1 running back for the New York Giants now and moving forward.
Then, injuries again hit. Wilson then went down with an injury himself and the Giants had no answer at running back.
Now, in Week 10, all of the fantasy football owners that either held onto Brown on their league’s IR or picked him up off of waivers are happy that Brown’s injury did not last for the entire season. Brown is back and is in line to have a great second half of the NFL season and should be a great asset for your team heading into the fantasy football playoffs.
Brown is everything an owner could want in the season right now. He is fresh. He has no one really behind him to challenge him at his starting job. He has a team that needs him to run well because their passing game has struggled early in the season. Also, he has done it before and can be trusted by owners.
In his first game back against the Oakland Raiders, Brown rushed for 30 carries totaling 115 yards and a touchdown. This was coming in a game where he was thought to split carries with Peyton Hillis. If this is splitting carries, then I can’t wait to see what he will do when he is the feature running back for the Giants!
If you picked up Brown or kept him on your team, go ahead and pat yourself on the back. He will help many of you get into your leagues’ playoffs and hopefully (unless you are in mine because I own him) win your league’s championship!