Broncos- Giants: Is Brandon Jacobs Done? | NFL Fantasy Football Rankings
This football game almost perfectly mirrored what happened in last weeks clash between the Broncos and Chargers, except in reverse. This week it was the Broncos that walked all over their opponent in Mile High.
Brandon Jacobs: A Huge Disappointment
Hopefully, this season doesn’t mark the end of a short stay in the top twenty fantasy football running backs for Brandon Jacobs. This season only marks the third year that Jacobs has been the starting tailback for the Giants and fantasy owners have been very disappointed in this big backs performance.
Coming into this season Jacobs was a clear top twelve fantasy running back after he had a big year in 2008.
Sure, Jacobs missed three games last year and has always been a little injury prone, but you could count on him to have some big rushing days and always score touchdowns. Those expectations were backed by his four games with over 100 yards and 15 touchdowns from a year ago.
This year through week twelve of the fantasy football season Jacobs has zero 100 yard games and only three touchdown scores.
Because of his lack of production the Giants were rolled over by the Broncos and have lost five of their last six games.
If Jacobs can’t turn his season around, I fully expect the Giants to miss the playoffs this season.
From a fantasy perspective, I wouldn’t recommend starting this runner until he starts showing signs of playing the way his is capable.
Denver Wins Big Game
The Broncos needed this game big time, and they won this game by pounding the football and going down the field to Brandon Marshall.
Moreno is starting to show why he was the top running back selected in this year NFL draft. He is running with explosion and in this game he held onto the football.
If he continues this play than he makes for a very solid No.2 / flex play in fantasy football the rest of the season.
Next year he should be drafted somewhere around the first four rounds of all fantasy drafts and will be a decent No.2 running back for your fantasy squad.
As for Marshall, he is a must start the rest of the season. Next year he should have an even better year as he will be a year removed from his hip surgery and will have an entire offseason to work with Kyle Orton.
Look for the Broncos to be strong again next year as long as they keep their defense solid.
NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com