Panthers vs Giants: Ahmad Bradshaw is Rollin |Player Rankings
The New York Giants faced off against the Carolina Panthers on Monday night as their contest closed out the first week in preseason. Tonight the highlights on both sides were mostly from these teams running games. That is not a shocker as both of these teams have great running games but what was interesting was the running backs that stepped up on the depth chart.
Giants running game stomps out production on the ground and in the air
Brandon Jacobs started that game and looked like the runner we saw dominate at the start and middle of last year. Not only did Jacobs have a nice running stat line of 4 carry’s for 33 yards but he even flashed his receiving skills with 1 catch for 13 yards.
Once Jacobs left the game it was time for Ahmad Bradshaw to flash his skills as the had a terrific run for a 19 yard touchdown as he bounce off defenders. I’ve been talking up this young running back as he has all the tools to be a major factor in fantasy football should Brandon go down with an injury, for any length of time. Watch out for this talent player and if you can stash him away at your fantasy football draft that would be a good move.
The big surprise player in this running game was Danny Ware as he was impressive in his time at the end of the first half. He didn’t have a great game on the ground but he did make a very nice play on a touchdown catch from David Carr.
Giants Defense has another pass rush specialist
Last week I wrote an article on the Giants defense and how they will look with Osi Umenyiora back at defensive end. This team is very deep on the front line and they only look deeper as their rookie linebacker/lineman Clint Sintim looked very good tonight in pass rush duty’s.
Panthers ground game has another talent
Jonathan Stewart did not play tonight and it will be interesting to see if he plays at all in the preseason with his injury problems. DeAngelo Williams did play and flashed his moves that reminded us all why he had so much success last season.
What I like most about Williams is his ability to create yards all on his own and make defenders miss consistently. If Stewart wasn’t on this team I believe Williams would be a clear top two fantasy running back as he is a very explosive player.
Williams backup in this game was young running back Mike Goodson and in the first half he struggled will two fumbles. While that was bad it was nice to see how explosive he was once he got to the outside and finished on one run for an impressive touchdown.
Fantasy Football Information Writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com