Hakeem Nicks: Giants’ Stud Receiver Is No Longer a Must-Fantasy Start

October 17, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Fantasy owners who landed New York Giant Hakeem Nicks in drafts this season rightfully felt they had a receiver they could throw into the starting lineup and leave there as long as he was healthy.
It is time to rethink that policy.
This goes well beyond the injuries that forced him to miss the three games leading up the last week's Giants triumph over the 49ers. More on the reasoning in a moment, but let's get up to speed on Nicks' health. 
In an article by The Star-Ledger's Jenny Vrentas Nicks admits he "wasn't feeling great" as he turned in a three-catch, 44-yard performance. Nicks also added: 
I know it will get better as weeks go on. I expect to come to out here and be great, great my first game back, but I know it will get better next week and the week after that. It just takes time.
So for starters, we have Nicks still trying to get past the foot and knee injuries that forced him out of action. Until he proves he can attack the field p...

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