In preseason action, the New York Giants offense has looked out of sync and far from ready for week one of the regular season. One contributing factor to the Giants’ struggles is the absence of David Wilson who was slated to be their top running back before another neck injury forced him into early retirement.
In the wake of Wilson’s departure, the remaining Giants running backs have an opportunity to step up and seize larger shares of the Giants offense. Since Eli Manning and the passing game are struggling to get on track, New York may need to run the ball even more than normal early in the year.
When the Giants do take to the ground, expect Coach Tom Coughlin to use a mixture of running backs as he has in the past with no sure-fire RB1 but a few RB2 or flex options. Here is my quick take on where to target each of the Giants RB’s based on their rankings from my top 80 RB which came out last week and which will be updated later this week.