2013 Fantasy Outlook: Hakeem Nicks
Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | WR
2013 Experience: 5th Season
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Fantasy Football Outlook: I held off on this post until mandatory OTA’s to see if Nicks would report. If not, it would officially (even though the media would’ve wanted you to think it happened back in May) mark the beginning of Nicks holdout for a new contact leaving the Giants without both of their top targets.
Thankfully that didn’t happen as Nicks reported and noted a holdout is not in the works and he will play out the final year of his rookie deal. That’s big news for his dynasty owners (I happen to be one) and for his redraft value as we probably won’t see him slip on draft boards as long as he’s healthy.
Health has been a problem for Nicks, but like I advised last summer, it wasn’t wise to buy in on Nicks as a WR2 because he had a foot injury in the spring and was unable to train through most of the summer. A foot injury boiled into a knee problem during a monster performance against the Buccaneers and Nicks season was just about lost after that.
Don’t be surprised if Nicks has a bounce back season and gives us a big year as he has a lot on the line to play for. It’s likely the Giants would re-sign Nicks over Cruz because he can play on the outside, but another injury filled season would likely change that thought process.
At the end of the day, you either believe in Nicks ability and situation to buy in and grab him as a WR2 or you won’t and pass on him. I will buy in if I can get him around the 5th round in 10-team leagues. Currently, Nicks ADP ranking has him going in the 5th round in 12-team leagues so consider his odds of availability likely in the 5th round of your draft.
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August, 2012: Nicks Looks Ready To Go For Season
While Nicks failed to play in the Giants week two preseason contest against the Jets, it appears he’s avoid a set back after activation from the PUP list last week. Would like to see Nicks get some preseason action, but all he really needs to do to be a top fifteen receiver is just continue to work his way back from his foot injury.