And you can thank the erosion of Ahmad Bradshaw’s body.
When I recommended David Wilson as one of the top waiver adds this week, I did it knowing the possibility that Bradshaw could sit out due to his knee sprain. But that recommendation was made during a time when Bradshaw sitting still seemed like a distant, reaching possibility for the newly-minted Wilson owners.
However, Wilson still retained value because even an active Bradshaw would be limited, likely giving the rookie 10-12 carries. That kind of workload could be quite profitable for you, because this past Sunday against New Orleans Wilson needed only 13 carries to finish with 100 yards. Against a better but still generally terrible Falcons run defense this week a similar output on a similar workload could easily happen.
But now the possibilities of an even greater explosion seem so very real, because Bradshaw missed his second straight practice today, and it doesn’t take much intuitive between-the-lines reading to get the sense that his chances of playing this week are getting increasingly terrible.
Refusing to rule someone out due to toughness may be the coolest thing I’ve ever heard. The injury is similar to the one suffered by RG3. Even if he does play it’s likely David Wilson will get the majority of the carries in Atlanta.
The Falcons run defence was shredded by Cam Newton & Co. on Sunday — they’ve been terrible the last few weeks aside from a strong performance against New Orleans in week 13. Eli Manning and Wilson are primed for big days. Make your waiver claim while you still can.
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin hoped to have running back Ahmad Bradshaw back on the practice field today after he sat out Wednesday’s practice with a foot injury. After only practicing on one occasion last week, Coughlin hinted Wednesday that having Bradshaw practice only once a week could become a routine to preserve his health.
RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) is not practicing today. He sat out yesterday, too. Coughlin hoped he would work today. #nyg
Not practicing today shouldn’t put Bradshaw owners into full panic mode just yet, since he did play Week 7 after not practicing most of last week. What it means, though, is Bradshaw is clearly dealing with a bad wheel that limited him to only 12 carries in against the Redskins.
New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw surprised a lot of people this past Sunday when he openly argued with head coach Tom Coughlin over getting the ball with the game on the line. While he wouldn’t be a starter if his ability was suspect, openly challenging a coach is walking a fine line and practically asking to get benched.
There are probably far greater surprises which greeted you on this fine Sunday morning than the information contained in the above simple headline. Maybe you woke up in a foreign location, or maybe you struggled to locate your pants from the night before.
Still, though, you need to be keenly aware of Ahmad Bradshaw’s game-time decision status as we chug towards that time when the inactives are announced in a little less than an hour. Because in the unlikely event that he can’t play against the Redskins, there’s still a chance for you to pull an emergency parachute depending on your league settings.