This is only mildly surprising, as many positive words have been said and written about Ahmad Bradshaw’s injury status after he practiced Friday. Following that it felt like he had about a 70-ish percent chance of playing, and those odds increased when he told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols yesterday that he’d be on the field against Baltimore.
But yes, now he’s officially active, although that doesn’t change my stance from earlier on the sit/start decision you had to make at noon involving the Giants’ running back since today’s 11 early afternoon games are now reaching their conclusion. Bradshaw will play, but we still can’t be confident in his workload, how heavy it will be, and how much David Wilson will eat into a hobble RB’s carries.
There’s still a very real possibility that Wilson gets 8-10 carries, and in that scenario Bradshaw would have to either score, or break off a major run to have significant fantasy value. Sitting him was the right call.