Brandon Jacobs – Sinking Ship Revisited
Before the Giants game against Dallas in Week 9 I suggested that Brandon Jacobs would struggle against Dallas, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Did I ever miss the mark as he rolled up 316 yards and 5 TDs against the trio.
I continued to say that you needed to worry about him breaking down. With two missed games in the last four weeks, I am starting to get some vindication. I also suggested that you move him for Marshawn Lynch because he has a much better stretch run. Since the original article, Jacobs has 439 yards and 6 TDs. He hasn’t caught a pass. In his last four weeks he’s had just 123 yards and 1 TD, including the aforementioned DNPs. In the first two rounds of the fantasy playoffs he has just 52 yards.
Let’s take a look at how Marshawn Lynch has fared. Since Week 9 Lynch has 552 rushing yards, 153 receiving yards, and 2 TDs. That’s good for 82.5 fantasy points to Jacobs’ 79.9. In his last four games Lynch has 371 rushing yards, 43 receiving yards, and a TD. That’s 47.4 fantasy points to Jacobs’ 18.3. In the first two rounds of the fantasy playoffs Lynch has 158 rushing yards and 17 receiving yards. That’s 17.5 fantasy points to Jacobs’ 5.2. If you made the deal I suggested, you’d be in pretty good shape right now. Especially when you consider they face Denver’s 27th ranked Run D while Jacobs may not even play. If he does, he has to go up against Carolina’s 18th ranked Run D.
When Jacobs steamrolled Baltimore, I took it pretty hard. I did soften the blow by warning you that his demise could still be looming. The past few weeks have proven just that. I no longer have to eat crow.