Fantasy owners of New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks have been teased this season with short bursts of brilliance followed immediately by injury-plagued mediocrity. His Week 2 performance against the Bucs (10 receptions for 199 yards and a TD), stands out as a mirage of greatness floating in a desert of under-performing sadness.
Last week against the Steelers, Nicks had his worst game of the season, catching just one ball for ten yards while only being targeted four times.
This week, he may not even play…
This could be a boon for owners of Domenik Hixon and Ramses Barden (you shouldn’t still have Barden unless you’re in the world’s deepest league), who should see increased playing time and production in Nicks’ absence. When Nicks missed weeks four and five, Hixon had 11 catches for 169 yards and he’s available in 82.5 percent of ESPN leagues and 79 percent of Yahoo leagues.
In conclusion, if you have Nicks, you should probably grab Hixon just in case.