Oct 6, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) hands the ball off to running back Brandon Jacobs (34) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

New York Giants will start Brandon Jacobs at running back


The New York Giants struggles continue. They’ve been trying to sort out their running back situation all season and after giving David Wilson another shot, and him redeeming himself, he suffered a neck injury in Sunday’s loss. That will force back up Brandon Jacobs, who hasn’t played much, into the line up.

From ESPN NY:

In Wilson’s place, veteran Brandon Jacobs will get the start at running back, according to offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.

Jacobs has 22 carries for 48 yards on the season, an average of 2.2 yards per carry, and one touchdown. He hasn’t gotten significant carries or snaps in a game yet this season and is being handed a full load but he can handle it.

“I can handle a full workload, there’s no question,” Jacobs said. “I might be hurting the next day, but I can definitely handle a full workload or whatever they ask of me.”

His offensive coordinator understands the challenge ahead of him.

“It’ll be a challenge,” Gilbride said. “It’s a challenge if you had everybody, because they’re such a talented defense. they’re powerful and strong. It’s going to be difficult, but we’ll see what happens.”

Despite Jacobs increase in playing time and carries, I doubt any fantasy owners should run out and add him to their rosters. The Bears have a fairly decent run defense as well and they’ve allowed less than a 100 yards per game on the ground.

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