David Wilson Primed For Big Season with New York Giants

By Devin O'Barr
David Wilson
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Fantasy Football owners better get used to the name David Wilson. After the tear that Doug Martin went on last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the NFL world is looking even harder for the next breakout running back.

It’s hard to believe, but the next “best kept secret” could be in the one of the biggest markets in the world. The New York Giants decided to part ways with Ahmad Bradshaw after he spent six years with the team. That move sparks opportunity for Wilson who saw sparing time last year in what was his rookie season. Wilson was drafted to be the heir apparent to Bradshaw with the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Eli Manning has always had an effective running game at his disposal and this year should be no different as I see Wilson coming on with a vengeance in his sophomore season. Last year Wilson saw the endzone five times and was a factor both on the ground and the air. The most impressive stat coming from Wilson’s 2012 campaign is the uncanny five yards a carry he posted last year. This is a tally that should give any Giants fan excitement considering Bradshaw’s YPC was just 4.6.

The running game is going to be increasingly important if someone makes an offer and steals away Victor Cruz who the Giants gave a first-round tender in hopes that he would stay. Teams like the Indianapolis Colts have been rumored as possible suitors, but time will tell if anyone decides to pull the trigger on the wideout.

Wilson is going to break through in 2013 as I see him making the most out of this season with a 1,000 yard season in his first year as the starting back.

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