News: The Giants' official team website reports the starting running back job will be won in training camp and the preseason but that David Wilson is expected to earn it. "The general feeling is the job is Wilsons to lose," wrote website writer and veteran Giants reporter Michael Eisen. The story adds Andre Brown is "in the mix" at running back.
Analysis: The belief is that Brown will team with Wilson to form the Giants' run game in 2013, though Brown could be the man at the goal line. We consider Wilson the starter for the Giants, but Brown has the chance to play a prominent role. Consider Brown a No. 3 Fantasy option with upside worth drafting with a mid-round pick.
News: ESPN reports that Giants running back Andre Brown signed his tender offer with the team. He will make $2.02 million this season. Brown is expected to work in tandem with second-year running back David Wilson. He recently said his goals this year are 22 touchdowns and 1,300 rushing yards.
Analysis: Brown has the chance to be a solid contributor this season for the Giants and Fantasy owners. While Wilson should be the starter, Brown will work at the goal line and contribute on third downs. We view Brown as a No. 3 Fantasy option with upside worth drafting with a mid-round pick.
News: Running back Andre Brown practiced with the Giants on Monday despite not signing his restricted free agent tender. ProFootballTalk.com reports Brown has signed an injury protection agreement, meaning he can work out with the team without concern of getting hurt and missing out on a contract. Clearly he's trying to prove he deserves a big role. "Third down back, pass protection, goal line, short yardage all that (I can do)," he told the official website. "I cant wait to do it. Because I want to show, other than (scoring) the one-yard touchdown, I want to show more than what I have. I feel like Im a home run hitter, too. As long as I go out there and produce and show the world my versatility, the skys the limit. I have to outdo last years stats. Eight touchdowns I want 22. I want 1,300 (yards) this year. Thats the stepping stone. I have to erase last years stats and show I can do better."
Analysis: We love that Brown is doing this (teammate Victor Cruz is not). It proves he wants to be a factor on the Giants offense this season and is healthy after breaking his leg last year. The belief is that Brown will team with second-year back David Wilson to form the Giants' run game in 2013, though Brown could be the man at the goal line. We consider Wilson the starter for the Giants, but Brown has the chance to play a prominent role. We view Brown as a No. 3 Fantasy option with upside worth drafting with a mid-round pick.
News: Giants coach Tom Coughlin said in an interview with CBSSports.com at the NFL owners meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday that he likes the combination of David Wilson and Andre Brown to replace the departed Ahmad Bradshaw. "They both showed what theyre capable of doing a year ago," Coughlin said. "Before injury, Andre Brown was playing very well. And David, we used him in spots. Hes capable of more. We certainly will exploit his tremendous quickness and speed. He did catch the ball out of the backfield in the last game of the year. Hes obviously very good on kickoff returns. The thing with Andre is hes got to come roaring back and fight his way through an entire season in the NFL and stay healthy. Thats a good complement."
Analysis: Brown had 73 rushing attempts, 385 yards (5.3-yard average) and a team-high eight rushing touchdowns last season before breaking his leg in November. Brown will team with Wilson to form the Giants' run game in 2013, though Brown could be the man at the goal line. We consider Wilson the starter for the Giants, but Brown has the chance to play a prominent role. We view Brown as a No. 3 Fantasy option with upside, and he's worth drafting with a mid-round pick.
News: The Giants placed a second-round tender on running back Andre Brown, likely keeping him with the team in 2013. Brown is allowed to negotiate with other teams until April 19, but the Giants have the right to match any offer or receive a second-round pick as compensation.
Analysis: Brown had 73 rushing attempts, 385 yards (5.3-yard average) and a team-high eight rushing touchdowns last season before breaking his leg in November. The belief is that Brown will team with second-year back David Wilson to form the Giants' run game in 2013, though Brown could be the man at the goal line. We consider Wilson the starter for the Giants, but Brown has the chance to play a prominent role. We view Brown as a No. 3 Fantasy option with upside, and he's worth drafting with a mid-round pick.
News: The New York Post reports that with Ahmad Bradshaw released, it did not take long for that reality to set in and for Andre Brown to set his sights on the No. 1 running back job for the Giants. Oh yes, Im going to prepare to be a starter," Brown said. Thats the dream job right there, to go out there and start and play for the New York Giants. I would love to do that. Im going to put as much work as I need to put in to prepare for that role, if it happens to be me, put that faith in them that they can rely on me." With Bradshaw purged from the roster, Brown and David Wilson are the obvious replacement parts. Their totals from last season were similar. Brown had 73 rushing attempts, 385 yards (5.3-yard average) and a team-high eight rushing touchdowns. Wilson had 71 rushing attempts, 358 yards (5.0-yard average) and four TDs. Wilson as a first-round draft pick is a starter in waiting, but Brown was ahead of him on the depth chart before he broke his left fibula Nov. 25 in a rout of the Packers.
Analysis: Asked what he hopes to prove to the Giants, Brown said, That I improved throughout the whole season and I was getting better before I got injured, that Im capable of running between the tackles. I caught the ball very well, pass blocking got better throughout the year and I can score one-yard touchdowns pretty good." Brown said his left leg is fully healed and he would have been able to play in the Super Bowl two weeks ago. Hes set to become a restricted free agent and knows the Giants will tender him. We consider Wilson the starter for the Giants, but Brown has the chance to play a prominent role. We view Brown as a No. 3 Fantasy option with upside, and he's worth drafting with a mid-round pick.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown just moved up the depth chart. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports that the Giants on Wednesday released running back Ahmad Bradshaw in what can only be considered a salary-cap move. Bradshaw, who was coming off a surgical procedure on his right foot, was scheduled to make $3.75 million in 2013, and the Giants have a solid replacement candidate in Wilson, who was a first-round pick last year. Brown will also be in the mix to share carries with Wilson, especially since the Giants apparently covet his services. ESPN reports that Brown is a restricted free agent, but the Giants are expected to bring him back. Brown ended last season on injured reserve following a broken leg, but he finished with 73 carries for 385 yards and eight touchdowns.
Analysis: Brown is expected to share carries with Wilson, and if 2012 was any indication, Brown will see plenty of short-yardage work. He now becomes a No. 3 Fantasy running back with upside. We consider Brown a solid selection with a mid-round pick assuming no other running back of significance is added. As long as Brown is No. 2 on the depth chart behind Wilson then he's in line for a quality year in 2013.
News: ESPN reports that Giants running back Andre Brown is a restricted free agent but the Giants are expected to bring him back. Brown ended last season on injured reserve following a broken leg, but he finished with 73 carries for 385 yards and eight touchdowns.
Analysis: The Giants could give Brown a bigger role in 2013 if Ahmad Bradshaw is not brought back. A Brown-David Wilson combo could be the backfield for the Giants, and Brown is worth drafting with a late-round pick even if Bradshaw returns. It's clear the Giants like him in a short-yardage role, especially near the goal line.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown told reporters Monday his recovery from leg surgery is going well. Brown underwent surgery three weeks ago and the recovery time is 4-5 weeks. Brown isn't in a cast and doesn't need crutches. "I have to increase my Vitamin D intake," Brown said, per The Star-Ledger. "I wasn't a big milk drinker. So thats what they told me I have to do." Brown remains on the injured reserve-designated to return list, but he will only play again this season if the Giants make it to the Super Bowl. "I told them, and Im wearing this shirt (a Super Bowl XLVI sweatshirt) trying to get there," said Brown, who broke his fibula against the Packers in Week 11. "I told them that if they get me there Ill take care of the rest. Im going to run like a bat out of hell. Just get me there, guys. Im hungry. I want it. Thats why Im working so hard to get back out there."
Analysis: Prior to getting hurt, Brown was enjoying a career campaign for New York. While he had just 385 rushing yards, Brown made an impact with eight touchdowns. "It's very tough," Brown said of suffering the injury when he was playing so well. "I was a little emotional the first week out and the second week it got better. And then they started getting me back involved. I have to go to meetings; I have to do what everybody else is doing and get back to being a part of the team again. But, you know, Ive been through it before and Im pretty sure Ill go back through it and come back on top." For Fantasy purposes, Brown is done for the 2012 season. As for his Fantasy value next season, it will depend on where he plays. Brown is an exclusive rights free agent, so the Giants have the power to bring him back. If that happens and no other moves are made at running back, then Brown will have to fight for carries with Ahmad Bradshaw and David Wilson. Track Brown's offseason progress, but as of now he has marginal Fantasy appeal in keeper formats and might at best a mid-to-late-round Fantasy pick next summer.
News: Giants coach Tom Coughlin announced Monday running back Andre Brown, who suffered a broken fibula Week 12 vs. Green Bay, will be placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list. Brown is out for the rest of the regular season, but might have a chance to return if the Giants make a deep playoff run. David Wilson will now back up starter Ahmad Bradshaw and Coughlin added, "It's his time."
Analysis: For Fantasy purposes, Brown's season is over, so owners can dump him onto waivers. Brown's durability issues continue to plague his NFL career. Just when he finally turned the corner, Brown is now back on the shelf and will miss the rest of the 2012 season. It's a shame too since he has become a nice Fantasy option. Brown has been stealing playing time from Bradshaw and had developed into a nice goal-line back for New York. He has a rushing touchdown in five straight games and a career-high eight in 10 games this year. Try to replace Brown on your Fantasy roster with Wilson, who will benefit from Brown's absence in the Giants' backfield.
News:The Star-Ledger reports tests Monday confirmed Giants running back Andre Brown, who suffered a broken fibula Week 12 vs. Green Bay, will miss the rest of the season, according to a person with knowledge of Brown's injury.
Analysis: Brown's durability issues continue to plague his NFL career. Just when he finally turned the corner, Brown is now back on the shelf and will miss the rest of the 2012 season. It's a shame too since he has become a nice Fantasy option. Brown has been stealing playing time from starter Ahmad Bradshaw and had developed into a nice goal-line back for New York. He has a rushing touchdown in five straight games and a career-high eight in 10 games this year. With the news Brown is done for the season, Fantasy owners can drop him from rosters. Try to replace him with David Wilson, who will benefit from Brown's absence in the Giants' backfield.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown exited Sunday's contest against the Packers with a broken left fibula. Brown limped off the field after breaking for a 16-yard run. Brown finished with 64 yards on 13 carries, including a 2-yard touchdown run in the opening quarter. He was not involved in the passing game as he finished without a catch or a target.
Analysis: This is a huge blow for the Giants, who relied on Brown's services in goal-line scenarios. He was used mostly to keep Ahmad Bradshaw's legs fresh for the final stretch of the season and will likely miss at least the remainder of the regular season. At this point, Bradshaw and David Wilson will likely lead the way in the running game. Fantasy owners should look for healthier alternatives heading into Week 13.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown will be looking to extend his touchdown streak to five games heading into Week 12 at home against the Packers. Brown has been the goal-line option for the Giants and has scored seven touchdowns compared to Ahmad Bradshaw's four touchdowns. He rushed for a team-high 65 yards in Week 10 and is looking for some more playing time as Bradshaw continues to miss practice with a lingering foot injury. The Packers have allowed 99.5 yards on the ground per game, which is the 10th fewest in the league against the run.
Analysis: Brown earned the start over a banged-up Bradshaw hi last time out and earned some praise from offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride after the game as he said that Brown deserved to have played more. At this point, it is uncertain how that Giants will use both running backs, but we can only assume that Brown continues to see close to his seven-carry average in his last two games. The Packers have allowed 15.2 Fantasy points to opposing running backs this season, including two touchdowns in the last two games. We'll continue to track Bradshaw's status through the week. Even if Bradshaw is active, Brown could still be worth starting in deeper Fantasy formats heading into Week 12.
News: Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said Monday running back Andre Brown played more than starter Ahmad Bradshaw Week 10 at Cincinnati and it wasn't strictly because of Bradshaw's health concerns. "We thought Andre had deserved some chances," Gilbride said, per the New York Daily News. "When we've given him an opportunity to carry the ball, he's done well. He's catching the ball extremely well. So I think it's more a matter of him having earned that chance to get on the field. And so far every time we've given him a chance, he's come through for us."
Analysis: Brown did earn the start over Bradshaw Sunday. Bradshaw said it was because of the package of plays New York wanted to open the game with and added he is still the team's starting running back. However, you know the Giants are frustrated because Bradshaw continues to miss practice time because of durability issues. Bradshaw was still seeing more offensive touches Sunday until the end of the game when Brown finished off the final series and padded his numbers. But it's hard to overlook Brown's production. He has scored in four straight games and has seven rushing touchdowns in nine games this season. He is also averaging 5.4 yards per carry. The Giants are on a bye Week 11 before returning to action Week 12 vs. Green Bay. Even if Bradshaw is active, Brown could still be worth starting in deep Fantasy formats.
News: Although it was a garbage-time touchdown, Giants running back Andre Brown extended his touchdown streak to four games Week 10 at Cincinnati. Brown scored from 2 yards out late in the fourth quarter with New York trailing 31-6. It was Brown's seventh rushing touchdown, which four coming in the last four games. Brown finished with a team-high 65 rushing yards on seven carries, with his longest gain going for 29 yards. He added five catches for 29 yards.
Analysis: Most of Brown's yards came on the Giants' final offensive drive when the Bengals were in prevent defense. He wasn't having a good game until that final drive. Still, Brown drew the start Sunday against the Bengals and looked good when he touched the football. Ahmad Bradshaw has been struggling lately and even coughed up a costly fumble Sunday. It was also reported after the game Bradshaw was headed for X-rays on an undisclosed injury, so he remains injury-prone, which is why Fantasy owners are holding onto Brown. The Giants are using Brown much like they did with former running back Brandon Jacobs. Brown shares time with Bradshaw and is used in short-yardage situations. That means Brown can at least be considered a flex option in deep formats when Bradshaw is active. The Giants are on a bye until Week 12 vs. Green Bay.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown (shoulder) is active Week 10 at Cincinnati after being listed as probable on the injury report. The Bengals are yielding 93.4 rushing yards, 4.2 yards per carry and 19.3 Fantasy points per week to running backs. The Bengals have also surrendered nine total touchdowns (eight rushing) to running backs.
Analysis: Before banging up his shoulder Week 9, Brown was able to record a rushing touchdown in a third straight game. He told reporters this week he won't know how his shoulder holds up until he absorbs contact Sunday, so there is definitely some risk to starting Brown. However, since he is being used as a goal-line back for New York, he can still pass as a flex option in deep formats Week 10.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown was a full participant in practice for the third day in a row Friday despite dealing with a shoulder injury leading up to Week 10 at Cincinnati. Brown, who is listed as probable, could see some more playing time as Ahmad Bradshaw is labeled as a game-time decision. The Bengals are yielding 93.4 rushing yards, 4.2 yards per carry and 19.3 Fantasy points per week to running backs. The Bengals have also surrendered nine total touchdowns (eight rushing) to running backs.
Analysis: Brown told reporters earlier this week that he wouldn't be able to test his injured shoulder until he takes a hit once the game starts on Sunday. Brown was able to get in the end zone for the third consecutive game in Week 9 before hurting his shoulder. Regardless of Bradshaw's status, Brown has been able to get some work down at the goal-line for the Giants this season. Consider him more of a flex play in deep formats Week 10.
News: Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday running back Andre Brown was able to practice despite suffering a shoulder injury Week 9. According to Newsday, Brown said he feels fine, but he won't be able to test if his shoulder can take a hit until "around 1 o'clock Sunday." The Giants are preparing to play at Cincinnati Week 10. The Bengals are yielding 93.4 rushing yards, 4.2 yards per carry and 19.3 Fantasy points per week to running backs. The Bengals have also surrendered nine total touchdowns (eight rushing) to running backs.
Analysis: Before banging up his shoulder Week 9, Brown was able to record a rushing touchdown in a third straight game. It doesn't seem like a major injury, so Fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned. What's more important is Brown getting goal-line work for the Giants. He still sees minimal touches when Ahmad Bradshaw plays, but Bradshaw is still hobbled by a foot injury, so Brown helps spell the veteran running back. If Brown doesn't score, however, then he usually has a disappointing Fantasy day. Consider Brown more of a flex play in deep formats Week 10.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown scored yet another rushing touchdown in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh. Brown has now scored in three straight games as he finished with seven carries for 20 yards in the loss to the Steelers. Brown was not used in the passing game for Eli Manning and the Giants.
Analysis: Brown was seeing goal-line and third-down carries all game with Ahmad Bradshaw still dealing with a nagging foot issue. Brown found the end zone for the third straight game and now has six touchdowns scored on the season for the Giants. He cannot be counted upon for consistent rushing yardage, but Fantasy owners can start using him as a flex option and goal-line specialist. Brown can be used in that role Week 10 at Cincinnati.
News: With Ahmad Bradshaw on the injury report, Giants running back Andre Brown could play a bigger role in the Week 9 game against Pittsburgh Sunday. Brown is looking to score a touchdown for the third straight game as he faces the Steelers. Pittsburgh is allowing the fifth-fewest Fantasy points per game to opposing running backs on the season. Even Washington's Alfred Morris, who has been running well on everyone in his rookie season, struggled last week against the Steelers with just 59 yards and no scores.
Analysis: Brown has rushed for a total of 38 yards the last two games but has a TD in each contest. He could see more carries against the Steelers with Bradshaw hurting but we're expecting Eli Manning to take to the air more as well. The good news is that Pittsburgh has given up some TDs this season to the opposition's secondary RB. Knowshon Moreno had 13 yards and a TD Week 1 against them and Tennessee's Jamie Harper and Cincinnati's Cedric Peerman have two of the other three rushing TDs scored on the Steelers this season. Brown could get into the end zone, but unless Bradshaw is out we wouldn't use him in anything but the deepest Fantasy formats as a flex option.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown did not see a ton of touches in Week 8 against the Cowboys but he made the most of the ones he did. He gained 21 yards on three carries with a touchdown in the 29-24 win. Brown scored his fifth touchdown of the season in the first quarter when he was able to punch it in from 1 yard out. Brown, who averaged 7 yard per carry, finished second on New York in rushing behind Ahmad Bradshaw (78 yards) in the victory.
Analysis: Brown has now scored in back-to-back games and is proving to be a solid option around the goal line for New York. With Bradshaw still slowed a bit by a foot injury, the 25-year-old will likely continue to see touches going forward and should be able to add to his touchdown total. Heading into Week 9 against the Steelers, consider Brown as more of a flex option in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: New York running back Andre Brown scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the season his last time out and will be looking to find the end zone again in Week 8 against Dallas. The Cowboys rank 15th in the league in run defense, giving up 105 yards per game, and have allowed an average of 14.7 Fantasy points to opposing running backs.
Analysis: Brown sat out Week 6 due to a concussion but returned last week with five carries for 17 yards and his touchdown. He will continue to see minimal work as long as Ahmad Bradshaw is healthy but with Bradshaw on the injury report again due to his lingering foot injury, owners should keep an eye on the situation going forward. If Brown is the lead back Sunday, his value in Fantasy will raise drastically. Even if he is a backup against the Cowboys, Brown is worth a look as a flex option in Fantasy. Dallas has surrendered five rushing touchdowns to running backs this season, including three in the last two games.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown scored for the first time since Week 3 during a 27-23 win Week 7 against the Redskins. Brown, who sat out Week 6 with a concussion, recorded his fourth rushing touchdown on a 1-yard carry in the second quarter. He finished with 17 yards on five carries and had one catch for 17 yards.
Analysis: Fantasy owners were ready to put Brown into active lineups in case Ahmad Bradshaw had to sit because of a foot injury. Bradshaw played and didn't have any setbacks, but the Giants still worked Brown into the game plan. It's important to note that he did get goal-line work Sunday, which is something that might continue to happen. Still, as long as Bradshaw is healthy, then Brown is more of a handcuff Fantasy option. He is at best a flex option in the deepest of formats heading into Week 8 at Dallas.
News: After sitting out Week 6 with a concussion, Giants running back Andre Brown returned to the lineup Week 7 vs. Washington. He was probable on the injury report.
Analysis: Brown took first-team practice reps this week as Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) was hurting. Bradshaw was questionable coming into Sunday's game, but he was cleared to play and is expected to take a normal workload. Brown might see a few more reps on offense to help spell Bradshaw, but with the news Bradshaw is active, then Brown is just a flex option for the deepest of Fantasy formats. Running backs are averaging 13 Fantasy points and 74 rushing yards per week against Washington
News: Giants running back Andre Brown was back at practice Friday and was able to go in full for three days in a row leading up to Week 7 against the Redskins. Brown has a chance to be the feature back in his return to the field, with Ahmad Bradshaw unable to practice Friday and being considered questionable for the game with a foot injury.
Analysis: If Bradshaw is unable to go, Brown would be the next man up. We all remember what happened the last time Brown got a start -- he torched the Panthers in Week 3 for 113 yards and two touchdowns. The Redskins have been strong against the run this season and are holding opposing running backs to 74 rushing yards and 13 Fantasy points per game. If Bradshaw cannot go in Week 7, Brown would be a good fill in option. Keep an eye on how this situation develops Sunday before getting Brown into the lineup.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown, who sat out Week 6 with a concussion, practiced for a second straight day Thursday, increasing his chances of returning Week 7 vs. Washington. Brown worked with the first-team offense Wednesday with Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) sidelined, but Bradshaw returned to practice Thursday.
Analysis: Brown is obviously on standby in case anything happens to Bradshaw, but if Bradshaw is cleared to play Sunday, then Brown will return to his role as backup running back. Brown said Wednesday he hopes to get at least eight carries this week, but he will do whatever the coaching staff asks. Running backs are averaging 13 Fantasy points and 74 rushing yards per week against Washington. Brown doesn't have much Fantasy value for Week 7 if Bradshaw is active.
News: Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday running back Andre Brown, who sat out Week 6 with a concussion, has been cleared to practice. He was able to practice in full Wednesday and hopes to be involved in the running game Week 7 vs. Washington. Running backs are averaging 13 Fantasy points and 74 rushing yards per week against Washington. Ahmad Bradshaw has averaged 28 carries the past two games for the Giants. "I hope I get at least about eight of them carries out of those 28,'' Brown said, per the New York Post. "If were rushing the ball good and they want to run the ball 40 times I hope I get 20. However they divide up the carries, and you know what coach said, whoevers having the hot hand, if they want to let Ahmad go, let him. Im still a team player first.''
Analysis: The good news regarding Brown comes of the heels of Coughlin announcing Wednesday Bradshaw is having more foot issues. Bradshaw is expected to play Week 7, but his durability issues remain the reason why you hold onto Brown in deep Fantasy leagues. Although, David Wilson has performed well while Brown has been out, so if Bradshaw is ever out, then Brown might be in a timeshare situation with Wilson. Even if Brown returns Week 7, if Bradshaw plays, then he is not a viable Fantasy option. His value would only increase if Bradshaw is out.
News: As expected, Giants running back Andre Brown was among the list of inactives for Week 6 at San Francisco as he continues to recover from a concussion. Brown was already ruled out for the matchup last week as he awaits clearance from the league to return to practice.
Analysis: Brown has dropped back to a reserve role on the depth chart as Ahmad Bradshaw has returned healthy and is running exceptional well. But Brown will lose playing time to rookie David Wilson, who will now be used to spell Bradshaw during Sunday's game. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect much from Brown at this point and he's only worth a roster spot in deeper formats. Keep him parked on the bench during Week 6.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown was ruled out for Week 6 at San Francisco due to a lingering concussion. Brown was unable to participate in practice throughout the past week and he has yet to pass the league's concussion protocol. He suffered the injury during Week 5 against Cleveland.
Analysis: Brown has dropped back to a reserve role on the depth chart as Ahmad Bradshaw has returned healthy and is running exceptional well. But Brown will lose playing time to rookie David Wilson, who will now be used to spell Bradshaw during Sunday's game. Fantasy owners should expect much from Brown at this point and he's only worth a roster spot in deeper formats. Keep him parked on the bench during Week 6.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown (concussion) missed a second straight practice Thursday, hurting his chances of playing Week 6 at San Francisco. If he is out, then David Wilson will back up starting running back Ahmad Bradshaw.
Analysis: Brown hasn't been cleared to practice yet, so it seems he will likely miss Sunday's game. Even if he plays Week 6, the 49ers have a very good run defense and he probably wouldn't be a recommended flex option. Fantasy owners should consider using healthier alternatives Week 6, but we will keep you posted about Brown's status.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown sat out practice Wednesday because he has still not been cleared after suffering a concussion Week 5 against the Browns. If he is out Week 6 at San Francisco, then David Wilson will back up starting running back Ahmad Bradshaw.
Analysis: The way players are treated in today's game, it wouldn't be surprising if Brown is held out at least one game because of his head injury. Even if he plays Week 6, the 49ers have a very good run defense and he probably wouldn't be a recommended flex option. Fantasy owners should consider using healthier alternatives Week 6, but we will keep you posted about Brown's status.
News: Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Monday that running back Andre Brown is not at 100 percent after sustaining a concussion during Week 5 against Cleveland. Brown was knocked out on a kickoff return in the first quarter and did not attempt a carry during the game. After the game, he posted on his Twitter page he was "OK," but will likely enter preparations for Week 6 against San Francisco absent from practice.
Analysis: Brown became an overnight Fantasy sensation with his 113-yard, two-touchdown performance in Week 3 at Carolina as he took the lead role out of the backfield for Ahmad Bradshaw. Since then, Bradshaw has returned and pushed Brown back into a backup role as he's gained just 14 yards on five carries in his past two games. Fantasy owners should monitor his status, but he's viewed as a marginal option with Bradshaw healthy.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown left the game in the first quarter Week 5 against the Browns because of a head injury. Brown was injured on a kickoff return. He had no offensive stats before getting hurt. ESPN reports Brown suffered a concussion, according to a source.
Analysis: Brown was a viable Fantasy starter a few weeks ago when Ahmad Bradshaw was hurt, but Brown has been relegated to backup running back duties since Bradshaw's return. He has most Fantasy value as a handcuff option because of Bradshaw's durability issues, but he has marginal appeal as a Fantasy starter when Bradshaw is healthy. The Giants are at San Francisco Week 6.
News: With starting running back Ahmad Bradshaw back in action, Giants running back Andre Brown will once again pull backup duty for a second straight game Week 5 vs. Cleveland. The Browns are yielding 4.3 yards per carry and 102 rushing yards per game to running backs. Running backs have not managed a rushing touchdown against Cleveland, while totaling one receiving touchdown and averaging 46.8 receiving yards per game.
Analysis: Brown touched the ball just six times Week 4 against the Eagles. He did great in place of Bradshaw Week 2 and Week 3, but Bradshaw is the lead back when healthy. The Giants intend to keep Brown in the game plan every week, but it seems his touches will be limited. He seems better suited for short-yardage situations because he runs well between the tackles, which could lead to some goal-line carries for Brown. He is of course worth keeping on Fantasy rosters because of Bradshaw's durability issues, but he is nothing more than a potential flex start for Week 5.
News: Week 3s breakout star, Giants running back Andre Brown, could not produce a fitting encore Sunday against the Eagles, as he received just six touches and finished with 18 yards of total offense in a 19-17 loss. Brown rushed the ball five times for 14 yards and was targeted just once in the passing game. Regular starter Ahmad Bradshaw finished with 10 more touches than Brown.
Analysis: The Giants coaching staff spent all week making it clear that Brown would still have a role in the offense, but we were hoping it would include more than a half-dozen touches. That does not bode well for his value moving forward after a pair of very productive showings that had many Fantasy owners excited. Brown remains worth holding on to in most Fantasy formats as a handcuff option, as Bradshaw has struggled with injuries at times, however he is not a recommended Fantasy starter for Week 5 against Cleveland.
News: A day after Giants coach Tom Coughlin said running back Andre Brown "definitely" earned a role on offense despite Ahmad Bradshaw's impending return from a neck injury Week 4, offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride weighed in on the matter Thursday adding there's "no question" he's emerged as a contributor. "Hes really played well," Gilbride said of Brown. "Hes gotten an opportunity that probably would not have occurred if it wasn't for the injury to Ahmad. But he did just what you pray as a coach that a guy will do when a chance presents itself. He went out and made some plays. He's really changed the dynamic of our run game. He's run the ball very, very well both games. He's definitely earned the right to get into the mix and he'll play some, it's just a matter of trying to get a feel for what plays certain guys run a little more effectively than others and you're always hoping that someone gets hot and you feed the hot hand."
Analysis: Bradshaw told reporters Thursday he is symptom- and pain-free heading into Sunday's game against the Eagles, but he cautioned his injury could flare up at any time. With that concern, Fantasy owners need to hold onto Brown. We expect him to be in the game plan Sunday and he could vulture a touchdown from Bradshaw. But since he won't be the featured back like he was Week 3, Brown is more of a flex option Week 4.
News: Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw returned to practice Wednesday and will start Week 4, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Bradshaw sat out Week 3 against the Panthers with a neck injury. Coughlin added running back Andre Brown has "definitely" earned a role on offense. Brown totaled 33 carries for 184 yards and three touchdowns in the last 1 1/2 games he has filled in for the injured Bradshaw.
Analysis: Bradshaw said on the radio Tuesday he would definitely be back Week 4 and Coughlin confirmed that Wednesday. While Brown has thrived in his absence, Bradshaw is still the Giants' top back. However, Brown's emergence means the Giants are likely to revert to the situation they had when Brandon Jacobs was in town and share carries between the two backs in an effort to keep Bradshaw healthy. Brown might be used as the team's goal-line back seeing how he scored three times in Bradshaw's absence and has shown he can get the job done in short-yardage situations. Fantasy owners shouldn't give up on Brown. Obviously, he is not as strong a start with Bradshaw healthy, but he still might vulture touchdowns and get a decent amount of touches per week. Consider Brown more of a flex option Week 4.
News: Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who sat out Week 3 with a neck injury, said during an ESPN radio interview Tuesday he is guaranteeing a return Week 4 against the Eagles. "You can guarantee I'll be out there fighting with my team," Bradshaw said, according to the New York Post. Andre Brown has totaled 33 carries for 184 yards and three touchdowns in the last 1 1/2 games he has filled in for the injured Bradshaw.
Analysis: While Brown has thrived in his absence, Bradshaw is still the Giants' top back. However, Brown's emergence could mean the Giants revert to the situation they had when Brandon Jacobs was in town and share carries between the two backs in an effort to keep Bradshaw healthy. Also, Brown might be used as the team's goal-line back seeing how he scored three times in Bradshaw's absence and has shown he can get the job done in short-yardage situations. Fantasy owners shouldn't give up on Brown. Obviously, he is not as strong a start with Bradshaw healthy, but he still might vulture touchdowns and get a decent amount of touches per week. If Bradshaw returns Week 4, then consider Brown more of a flex option in deep formats.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown got the start Thursday against the Panthers with Ahmad Bradshaw out, and he took the opportunity and ran with it. He built off a decent relief performance in Week 2 with a huge game, rushing for 113 yards on 20 carries and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Giants to a 36-7 win. Brown got the job down as an every-down back, rushing for a long run of 31 yards, while also adding a pair of 1-yard dives for both scores. He also brought in three passes for 17 yards, while being targeted five times in the passing game.
Analysis: It has been a long road for Brown to this moment, as he spent time with six NFL teams since the Giants selected him with a fourth-round pick in 2009. Brown entered the game with just 70 yards rushing in his entire career, a mark he surpassed before half time. Brown has made rookie David Wilson a non-factor in the rushing game, and it looks like the Giants might have the luxury of Bradshaw taking his time getting back. The Giants have had a knack for finding productive running backs off the scrap heap, as they have had three 1,000 yard rushers in the last six seasons, two of whom were seventh-round picks. Brown looks to have the potential to join that long list of Giants' cheap solutions, but it will depend on the team's role for him moving forward. He has scored three times over the last two weeks, so it would not be a surprise to see him remain a goal-line back even if Bradshaw does return from his injury. The Giants have plenty of time to decide how the backfield will shake out, as they do not play again for 10 days, when they will take on the Eagles in Week 4. Brown is going to be someone to watch in the near future, so Fantasy owners will have to see if he continues to get reps before considering whether to start him moving forward.
News: The Giants announced Wednesday starting running back Ahmad Bradshaw has been ruled out Week 3 at Carolina with a neck injury. Andre Brown is expected to start in his absence. Brown replaced Bradshaw in New York's 41-34 comeback win over the Buccaneers Sunday and ended up scoring the game-winning touchdown on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter. He also had a two-point conversion that tied the game at 27 in the fourth quarter and finished with a team-high 13 carries for 71 yards. The Panthers have allowed an average of 146.5 rushing yards through two games this season.
Analysis: Brown has been one of the most added players in CBSSports.com leagues in anticipation of Bradshaw not being available Week 3. Brown catapulted past rookie running back David Wilson on the depth chart with his strong Week 2 performance. Wilson will probably still be in the mix Thursday, but we are expecting Brown to see the bulk of work. Carolina has struggled to defend the run this year and have yielded an average of 27.7 Fantasy points per week to opposing running backs. This is a favorable matchup, so consider activating Brown for Week 3.
News: With Ahmad Bradshaw's status in question due to a neck injury, running back Andre Brown could be in line to earn his first career start in Week 3 against the Panthers. Brown replaced Bradshaw in New York's 41-34 comeback win over the Buccaneers last Sunday and ended up scoring the game-winning touchdown on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter. He also had a two-point conversion that tied the game at 27 in the fourth quarter and finished with a team-high 13 carries for 71 yards. The Panthers have allowed an average of 146.5 rushing yards through two games this season.
Analysis: Brown finally got as shot to show what he could when given a chance and his Week 2-perforance seems to have vaulted him up the depth chart. First-round pick David Wilson appears to be in coach Tom Coughlin's doghouse, which would leave Brown has New York's starter if Bradshaw is unable to play Thursday night. Even if Bradshaw is able to suit up, Brown now looks like an excellent handcuff option and could still see some carries in what looks to be a very favorable Week 3 matchup. Carolina has struggled to defend the run this year and have yielded an average of 27.7 Fantasy points to opposing RBs on the year. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on Bradshaw's status moving forward. He could end being a nice sleeper option in Week 3.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown came off the bench Week 2 against the Bucs to replace an injured Ahmad Bradshaw, who suffered a neck injury in the second quarter, and had a helping hand in a 41-34 comeback win. Brown ended up with the game-winning score, a two-yard run with 31 seconds left. He also had a two-point conversion that tied the game at 27 in the fourth quarter. Brown averaged 5.5 yards per carry, as he finished with a team-high 13 carries for 71 yards. His longest rush went 23 yards. He also had two catches for 19 yards.
Analysis: You know the UPS slogan: "What can Brown do for you?" Well, the question was answered Sunday for the Giants. Everyone figured New York would have turned to first-round pick David Wilson in the event of a Bradshaw injury, but Wilson has struggled in his first few games in the NFL. He will likely slide down to being the third-string running back now after Brown's outstanding performance Sunday. Even if Bradshaw is healthy Thursday against the Panthers, Brown just become an excellent handcuff Fantasy option for the oft-injured Bradshaw. If Bradshaw can't make the short turnaround, then Brown could be a sleeper Fantasy start Week 3.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown posted on Twitter Friday that his suspension was lifted. The NFL confirmed the decision. Brown was hit with a four-game suspension for using performance enhancing drugs, but he claimed he failed to let the league know he was on Adderall.
Analysis: Despite putting on some weight, Brown will jockey for a roster spot in training camp this summer and shouldn't be considered a capable Fantasy option.
News: Giants running back Andre Brown is appealing his four-game suspension for using performance enhancing drugs, claiming he simply failed to inform the league of his adderall prescription. He is preparing as if he'll play in Week 1. "Hopefully when the appeal process goes through, I'll be happy with any games (taken off the suspension)," he said. "I'd be fine with two (games off)."
Analysis: Brown will jockey for a roster spot in training camp this summer and shouldn't be considered a capable Fantasy option.
News: The NFL has suspended Giants running back Andre Brown for the first four games of the 2012 season for violating the league policy on performance enhancing substances. He is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games. Brown was on the Giants' practice squad last season and did not play.
Analysis: With Brown missing the first four games of the year and Brandon Jacobs now with the 49ers, the Giants have a hole in the backfield. One has to assume New York will address this in the draft or in free agency. Brown doesn't seem like he'll be in the mix -- at least to start the year -- so he should be ignored on Draft Day this fall.
News: For the second consecutive season, the Giants will cut RB Andre Brown, per The Newark Star-Ledger. The team will likely keep RB D.J. Ware and rookie RB Da'Rel Scott.
Analysis: Brown's NFL career hasn't worked out -- he suffered a torn Achilles' as a rookie and hasn't been able to make an impact in the league since. Keep him off of Fantasy rosters.
News: The Giants signed RB Andre Brown to their roster for training camp on Wednesday. Brown was a fourth-round draft pick of the Giants in 2009.
Analysis: Brown never played a down for the Giants and still appears to be a long-shot to make the roster out of camp this summer. He led the Giants in rushing last preseason with 21 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown, but he did not make the final roster. His prospects are such that he would be unlikely to be anything more than a third or fourth RB on the depth chart.
News: The Redskins signed RB Andre Brown to their active roster on Wednesday.
Analysis: Drafted by the Giants last season, Brown has also spent time with Denver, Indianapolis and Carolina. Now he'll take Clinton Portis' spot in Washington and will likely backup Keiland Wiliams along with Chad Simpson in Week 12 against Minnesota. Only think about adding him in very deep Fantasy formats.
News: The Broncos re-signed RB Andre Brown to their practice squad Thursday.
Analysis: Brown was cut by Denver a month ago and then spent time with the Colts and Panthers. As a practice squad back, he can continue to be ignored in Fantasy formats.
News: The Panthers released RB Andre Brown on Tuesday.
Analysis: With the Panthers running backs getting healthy slowly, Brown's presence was no longer needed. Continue to ignore the former fourth-round pick in all Fantasy formats.
News: The Panthers claimed RB Andre Brown off waivers from the Colts on Tuesday.
Analysis: Carolina added two running backs on Tuesday (Josh Vaughan the other), which could mean that Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams are more injured than previously reported. Brown isn't worth adding in anything but the deepest of Fantasy formats for the time being, but there's certainly an outside chance he does something down the stretch if the cards fall his way.
News: The Colts signed RB Andre Brown off the practice squad with receiver Anthony Gonzalez going on IR Saturday.
Analysis: Brown's addition off the practice squad could suggest the Colts will be without one of Joseph Addai or Mike Hart or both on Sunday. We don't expect him to have any Fantasy value but owners of the other two should definitely take notice.
News: RB Andre Brown was waived by the Colts on Monday. Indianapolis signed CB Cornelius Brown from the practice squad to take his place on the active roster.
Analysis: Brown saw action in three games this season, carrying the ball two times for minus-1 yard. He obviously has no Fantasy value at this point and should be left on waivers while he is out of a job.
News: The Colts confirmed on Tuesday that they claimed RB Andre Brown off waivers from Denver. The team released WR Kenny Moore.
Analysis: Brown has been put on waivers a few times this season, but he has yet to find regular carries this season. With all the injuries Indy is dealing with in its backfield, maybe this is Brown's chance to shine. Still, he is not worth owning in Fantasy until we cross that bridge.
News: According to the Indianapolis Star, the Colts have claimed RB Andre Brown off waivers from Denver. Brown, who attended North Carolina State, was a fourth-round pick by the Giants in 2009. He missed his rookie season with a torn Achilles.
Analysis: Brown has carried the ball just two times for minus-1 yard in his career but could see some playing time with the Colts banged up at running back. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on how the 23-year-old will be used in Indianapolis before adding him in most Fantasy leagues.
News: Denver RB Andre Brown was cut by the Broncos on Saturday, reports the National Football Post. The move was intended to be a short-term roster move and Denver intends to resign Brown, who could draw interest from other teams.
Analysis: Brown, a second-year player out of N.C. State, has regained his health after being down with turf toe earlier in the year. He could pick up some Fantasy value if he ends up playing somewhere else. For now, though, he's not worth anything in Fantasy.
News: Broncos coach Josh McDaniels, on potentially inserting Andre Brown into the RB mix in Week 5 at Baltimore: "At some point he'll be in there and we'll hand him the ball and he'll have an opportunity to run the ball," McDaniels said. "But it's not a one-man answer."
Analysis: Brown was only promoted from the practice squad late last month and sits behind Laurence Maroney and Correll Buckhalter on the depth chart. Even if he does get some carries, he won't play nearly enough to have any Fantasy value.
News: The Broncos promoted RB Andre Brown to their 53-man roster on Tuesday.
Analysis: Brown joins a backfield that already features Knowshon Moreno, Laurence Maroney and Correll Buckhalter, so the chances of Brown getting many touches aren't good. Continue to ignore him in Fantasy play.
News: RB Andre Brown has been re-signed to the Broncos practice squad after clearing waivers. RB Bruce Hall was cut from the practice squad.
Analysis: When Denver traded for Laurence Maroney, Brown became expendable, even after he was claimed off waivers a few weeks ago from the Giants. Until he gets serious reps in the NFL, he can be ignored in Fantasy.
News: The Broncos have released RB Andre Brown.
Analysis: Brown's presence was no longer needed after the team added Laurence Maroney. A fourth-round pick in 2009, Brown could well end up on another roster but will continue to have no Fantasy value.
News: Denver claimed RB Andre Brown from the Giants on Sunday. Brown is dealing with an injured toe.
Analysis: Brown went to N.C. State for college. He could see the field for the Broncos this season as the team is decimated at running back. Still, we don't expect him to ever gain much Fantasy value.
News: Giants RB Andre Brown was held out of Thursday's preseason finale against the Patriots. He is dealing with turf toe. His status for Week 1 has yet to be determined. Brown led the Giants in rushing after the first three preseason games with 21 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown. After the game, Brown wore a boot over his foot. He told reporters that he was told by doctors that he will miss two weeks. He hopes to be ready for the team's opener on Sept. 12.
Analysis: Brown played well during the preseason, but saw many touches that he won't be in line for this season. He'll be behind Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs in the regular season and could battle Danny Ware for touches behind them. His Fantasy value remains minimal for now, but he's worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues.
News: Giants RB Andre Brown rushed 13 times for 61 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason loss to the Steelers.
Analysis: Brown could jump up the depth chart with this performance and that RB Danny Ware suffered his second concussion in as many seasons in the same game. Brown missed all of last year with an Achilles' injury and will be limited in carries behind Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs, so his Fantasy value remains minimal for now, but he's worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues.
News: Giants second-year RB Andre Brown was able to participate in the team's OTAs in mid-May, proving that he's mostly recovered from a ruptured Achilles' tendon. Brown missed his entire rookie season after hurting his Achilles' last mid-August. Brown even told Newsday that the coaches had to reel him in a little bit because he was too excited to be back at practice. Head coach Tom Coughlin told the New York Daily News that Brown is doing OK despite some setbacks during the offseason.
Analysis: Might Brown be the third back in the Giants' run game? Remember, they didn't draft a back in April. He could be, but until Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw miss extensive playing time (which is a possibility given their track records), his reps will be limited. He's only worth drafting late in the deepest of dynasty/keeper leagues.
News: The Newark Star-Ledger reports that the Giants are confident they have enough talent at RB with Brandon Jacobs, Ahmad Bradshaw and Andre Brown heading into 2010. The reason there was speculation the Giants might take a RB in the NFL Draft was the health of all three rushers with Jacobs (knee), Bradshaw (ankle/feet) and Brown (Achilles) coming off surgeries. "Since we have had the two or three-man rotations we have needed two or three men. And sometimes even with that we have been a little bit short," offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said of the running back position. "So am I nervous about it? Yeah. Do I think they are working as hard as they can to get themselves physically ready? I do believe that. We see a guy like Ahmad and know how tough he is, coming back from both feet being operated on and an ankle being operated on. And he is so excited that for the first time in a long time he is not in pain. You can't help but feel optimistic that he is going to be able to maybe last the whole season and give us some special performances. And then with Brandon, the fact that he was able to gut it out with the knee all year long, and not saying anything and not using it as a crutch, I thought speaks volumes about the guy."
Analysis: Brown has the chance to play a role for Fantasy owners in deep leagues in 2010. He's clearly the No. 3 RB for the Giants behind Jacobs and Bradshaw, but Brown could still see his share of carries as long as he's healthy. He is worth a late-round pick in deep formats.
News: The Newark Star-Ledger reports Giants RB Andre Brown, who is seven months removed from a ruptured Achilles tendon, is hoping to be ready for training camp. Brown, a fourth-round pick last year, said Friday he's encountering no pain and is running at full speed. "It's just confidence, getting it back in my head," Brown said. "It's just going to take me making a move without me thinking about it so I can be out there making cuts and what not."
Analysis: Brown should be ready this season, but he will be the No. 3 RB on the depth chart behind Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw and has minimal Fantasy value. Ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day except for deep keeper formats.
News: Rookie halfback Andre Brown has been placed on injured reserve by the New York Giants. The fourth-round draft pick from North Carolina State ruptured his Achilles' tendon in training camp, and he was among three roster moves on Tuesday as the Giants reduced their roster to 74 players. Brown recently had surgery to repair the tendon.
Analysis: Brown was initially expected to be used in a reserve role with the Giants in his rookie season but that is obviously out the window. He should not be taken in any league on Draft Day and all Fantasy owners can do is wait until 2010 to take a flier on him.
News: Giants rookie running back Andre Brown has torn the Achilles' tendon in his left leg and will be lost for the season. The fourth-round draft pick from North Carolina State was running a pass route out of the backfield late in Friday evening's practice at the University at Albany when the tendon ruptured as he reached for a pass from David Carr. Brown fell to the ground immediately and grabbed his leg. As he was treated by trainers he covered his face with his jersey in obvious pain. Giants coach Tom Coughlin said that Brown will have surgery next week.
Analysis: Brown was initially expected to be used in a scatback role with the Giants in his rookie season but that is obviously now by the boards. He should not be taken in any league on Draft Day and all Fantasy owners can do is wait until 2010 to take a flier on him.
News: At the NFL Rookie Symposium in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Giants rookie RB Andre Brown told CBSSports.com in an exclusive interview that his new team likes him for his versatility, and that he'll be utilized for it. "I'm a scatback compared to Brandon Jacobs, so that's what they're trying to get me into because I can catch the ball real well out of the backfield," Brown said when asked about his role. "Otherwise they're just telling me to come in there and work hard, and I'm just going in trying to do what I can do to help the Giants win another Super Bowl."
Analysis: Brown says he's received support from backfield mates Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw, who Brown said is even smaller than him and has opened eyes in camp. While we don't expect Brown to see a lot of work in camp, we're impressed with his abilities and demeanor and do expect him to eventually land a role in the Giants' offense. Remember, he plays with Jacobs, who regularly gets hurt and just got paid big this offseason, so Brown could always be a candidate to break out of nowhere and get some reps. He's worth a late-round pick in deeper drafts this summer.
News: The New York Giants have signed running back Andre Brown, their fourth-round selection from North Carolina State. Terms of the deal were not released. Brown played in 44 games with 30 starts at N.C. State. He gained more than 2,500 yards and scored 22 touchdowns. He also caught 70 passes and had 341 yards on 17 kickoff returns. The Giants likely expect Brown to compete for playing time as well as special-teams work in camp this summer.
Analysis: Brown could end up being the long-term replacement for Derrick Ward in the Giants offense, especially since he's got good hands and quickness. He's a high-character runner who could fall into playing time considering the injury-prone nature of starter Brandon Jacobs. We still expect Bradshaw to win the job, but Brown could throw his hat in the mix and take the job. He's worth a late-round pick in deeper drafts this summer.
News: The Giants drafted North Carolina State RB Andre Brown in the fourth round of the NFL draft. While Brandon Jacobs remains the starter at RB, Brown and Ahmad Bradshaw will fight for the No. 2 spot held by Derrick Ward, who was signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent. Brown started 30 games for the Wolfpack, rushing 523 times for 2,539 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also caught 70 passes for 631 yards and two TDs. GM Jerry Reese said the Giants had Brown targeted. "We think this guy is very similar to Derrick Ward," Reese said. "You had to look at a lot of tape because he had a foot injury and he was rotated a lot with another back. But watching the tape, I think he is 24, it would almost look like 34, how Derrick Ward runs the draws and screens. They put him out wide, put him in the slot, and he's a big boy. He's 224 and ran a 4.48 (40-yard dash). He has the size and speed you like. We like that pick a lot."
Analysis: If Brown is named the No. 2 RB behind Jacobs, that would give him increased Fantasy value if he beats out Bradshaw. Last year, Ward was a solid Fantasy option, so whoever fills the No. 2 role for the Giants is worth taking in all leagues as a handcuff to Jacobs. We still expect Bradshaw to win the job, but Brown could throw his hat in the mix and take the job, especially after hearing what Reese had to say.