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Giants: Ahmad Bradshaw the Top Fantasy Runner in New York? | Fantasy Football

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This past week in a private fantasy football league I’m in, I had to face Brandon Jacobs. I was certain that Jacobs was going to have a monster game against the sorry Oakland Raiders in New York.

To my surprise, it was Ahmad Bradshaw that was the running back that was dancing in the end zone and not Jacobs.

For the game Bradshaw had 110 rushing yards, 55 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Jacobs only produced 67 rushing yards and 8 receiving yards with no touchdowns.

Is Brandon Jacobs Still the Top Runner?

While Bradshaw did have a great game I believe that Jacobs will still remain the No.1 fantasy football runner on this team. If you look at the distribution of carries between the two runners, Jacobs is still getting over 20 carries a week.

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Bradshaw, on the other hand, is only receiving just over 10 carries a week as Jacob’s backup.

What makes Bradshaw so effective is that he is a dramatic change of pace running back to Jacobs. In Jacobs, you have not only the biggest runner in football but one of the best bruiser backs.

In Bradshaw, you have one of the more shifty speed runners in all of football.

Of the two running backs, the one that the Giants will continue to use more often is Jacobs.

Turning Things Around

Right now, what Jacobs does need to start doing is getting his touchdown total and yards per carry up. So far, Jacobs is averaging only 3.6 yards per carry and has only one touchdown to his name.

These numbers are way down from his 2008 numbers when the Giants top runner had 15 touchdowns and averaged five yards per carry.

While it is nice to have a high yard per carry, what fantasy football owners need most is Jacob’s touchdown production. If Jacobs is going to remain the true No.1 fantasy running back in New York, he will need to turn this production around.

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Jacobs is still a starting fantasy football play in all leagues. This big man is still getting over 20 carries every week, and I expect the touchdowns to come.

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Bradshaw makes for a great play when the Giants face off against teams like the Raiders, as he should receive a good amount of work in those games.

Beyond that, Bradshaw should be owned in all fantasy football leagues because if Jacobs goes down, this runner would be a huge fantasy back to have.

Look for Jacobs to start producing his usual touchdown production soon.

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