Hakeem Nicks to see Expanded Role | NFL Football Rankings
In week four, Hakeem Nicks came back from his week one injury and had one catch for a fantastic 54-yard touchdown. Nicks may have only had one catch for the game, but it’s clear to see that this kid was wroth the Giants first round pick.
Hakeem Nicks to See Expanded Role
Nicks had a fine preseason and there is an obvious belief in the organization that this kid will be a future start on the team. At this point in time, Steve Smith and Mario Manningham are entrenched as the starters on the team.
However, the door may have opened a bit for Nicks to see more time as Manningham had three drops in last week’s game. One of his drops led to an interception, and if he continues this production, Nicks will be starting in no time.
The Tools this Offense Needs
Ever since the Giants drafted this kid I’ve been talking about
his abilities to give this team what they need in the passing game. Nicks skills are unique to his fellow receivers because he is not only fast but tall as well.
This type of receiver is what best models that of Eli Manning’s long time No.1 wide out Plaxico Burriss.
These physical tools and his performance, make Nicks an intriguing fantasy football option in future years to come.
Hakeem Nicks Fantasy Football Ranking
I wouldn’t recommend you pick Nicks up just yet. We still need to see him win a starting job and hopefully Manning will recover fine from his recent foot injury. Assuming Manning does come back and produce at the level, Nicks will greatly help his fantasy value.
No matter what, Manning now has three very solid targets in the passing game and he is a top 12 fantasy football quarterback because of it.
If Nicks should take a starting job at some point, it would be wise of you to snag him up if you have an extra roster spot.
NFL Fantasy Football Information writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com