Today, the desperate New York Giants added running back Peyton Hillis to help bolster a depleted group. Currently Andre Brown is on IR with the designation to return (estimated to be week 10), David Wilson is OUT with a neck injury and both Brandon Jacobs and backup Da’Rel Scott are dealing with injuries from the week 6 game in Chicago.
It sounds as if Brandon Jacobs will be able to bounce back for the Monday Night game with the Minnesota Vikings but Da’Rel Scott is very questionable. Hillis is a veteran and should be able to pick up the scheme pretty quick but if Jacobs is able to go, he could be in for a lot of work. I absolutely cant’s stand Jacobs as a player but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pick him up. The Vikings are the worst team in the league against opposing running backs and Jacobs could be in line for a decent game.
Of course, that’s when he’ll disappoint you. Just know you are playing with fire.