Mike Garafolo on Twitter is reporting that Giants WR Hakeem Nicks will miss up to three weeks with an injury called compartment syndrome which basically affects the muscle circulation and could lead to muscle and nerve damage if not treated properly, and promptly.
As if there hasn’t been enough fantasy blows to managers this year, right? This particular news is devastating as it comes regarding one of the top five receivers in all of the NFL nearly all year.
The initial advice, is that WR Mario Manningham gains a major fantasy boost going forward since Nicks and Steve Smith (still dealing with that pectoral issue and will not play tin Week 12) are out, but don’t rule out the pending value of ancillary players Derek Hagan (expected to be the starting receiver opposite of Manningham, and TE Travis Beckham.
The expectations don’t only lie within the new receivers either.
Without their star hands available, the Giants are forced to go with a run first approach, increasing the overall value of Ahmad Bradshaw, and Brandon Jacobs, as well as the previously mentioned Travis Beckham, especially out of two tight end sets.
If you have some room, grab some of these players and see what they do, they may just wind up being quality weekly fill-in flyers until the Giants injuries settle.
In other NFL news, Daniel O’Neil on Twitter is reporting that the foot injury to Seattle WR Mike Williams could be more serious than previously thought.
It was originally reported as a sprain, but the Seahawks are reportedly taking it “day to day”.
This news is too fresh to act upon just yet, but if you have some room to offer vacancy to a bench receiver, you have three to choose from in Seattle in Ben Obomanu, Deon Butler, and rookie Golden Tate.
Butler would be the best choice, as he is the more popular in targeting.
And finally, Tania Ganguli on Twitter reports Jaguars receiver Mike Sims-Walker has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain (the worst of its kind) and is in line to miss a couple of weeks.
MSW hasn't been what owners thought he was going to be this year, but his injury surely gives a significant boost to fellow receivers Mike Thomas, and Tiquan Underwood going forward.
More on these breaking news topics will come BEFORE Thanksgiving to afford you a clearer picture as to what to do.