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Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw Looking Strong in Preseason

The New York Giants running game looked bruising tonight in a preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. Starter Brandon Jacobs had 4 carries for 31 yards and an impressive reception for 13 yards. Meanwhile, Ahmad Bradshaw had 5 rushes for 35 yards and 1 touchdown, which included Bradshaw running over Panthers cornerback Chris Gamble near the goal line.

Drafting Ahmad Bradshaw – Brandon Jacobs Handcuff

Draft Ahmad Bradshaw in the middle rounds this year. Bradshaw should be carries as the primary backup of Brandon Jacobs this year, enough so you might be able to start Bradshaw once or twice this year in bye-week or injuries situations, if the Giants are playing a weak opponent.

But the real reason to draft Ahmad Bradshaw in 2009 is because Brandon Jacobs is bound to get hurt. When he gets hurt, Ahmad Bradshaw will be as productive as your 2nd and 3rd round runners for a few weeks, either helping out with your team’s injury situations or allowing you to hold Brandon Jacobs’ owner hostage in a trade. And if Brandon Jacobs gets hurt for a long period of time late in the season, Ahmad Bradshaw could show up in your league playoffs and help you win the league.

And if you draft Brandon Jacobs, it’s a command from me that you have to draft Ahmad Bradshaw, too.

New York Giants Receiving Corps 2009

At the same time, the New York Giants wide receiver situation is still up in the air (pardon the pun, of course). Dominic Hixon had a couple of receptions, but these were short passes (one of whcih he turned into a 18 yard gain). Mario Manningham dropped a ball across the middle. Steve Smith wasn’t on the field. All in all, Eli Manning had 2 completions in 3 attempts for 31 yards. Rookie WR’s Ramses Barden and Hakeem Nicks each had a reception, but this wasn’t with the 1st stringers.

Osi Umenyiora Fantasy Football News

Those considering drafting the New York Giants Defense or Osi Umenyiora in an IDP (individual defensive player) league have reason to be optimistic. Osi Umenyiora has a sack, a force fumble and two tackles in limited play and didn’t look slowed down a bit from his knee injury in 2008. Draft Osi Umenyiora or Justin Tuck, because these guys are going to be beasts.

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