Brandon Jacobs – I take it Back
A couple of weeks ago I looked at Brandon Jacobs’ schedule and figured his ship was sinking. I’m here to report that his ship is not only afloat, but is continuing to dominate the opposition. Of course, you all know this, but I wanted to go on record and apologize to Jacobs and Giants fans. He’s a beast.
Dallas statistically had a good Run D. Jacobs bowled them over to the tune of 117 yards, and a score. Philly does have a good D. Jacobs made a mockery of them going for 126 yards and two scores. Of course there is some debate whether or not the second TD was legit, but that’s neither here nor there for fantasy owners.
Jacobs could have some troubles this week as he faces Baltimore, but the Giants are the better team, and their line will most likely continue to dominate the line of scrimmage and allow Jacobs to do what he does best. His remaining schedule doesn’t seem as daunting now. He has Arizona, Washington, Philly, and Dallas before colliding with Carolina in fantasy Super Bowl week. I see no reason why he can’t keep scoring like he does.
That said I will warn you, he will be soon facing untested waters when he surpasses his 202 carries of a year ago. Although the G-Men do a good job of mixing in Ward and Bradshaw to limit his load. Another fear I have comes from the Giants’ success. They could wrap everything up early and lighten his load down the stretch. If that happens, I will have some vindication for my initial prediction, but as of now, I underestimated #27.