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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.

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.

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The replacements were the stars Thursday night, which hasn’t happened since Keanu Reeves was singing awful songs in jail. We had a hint last night would happen, but it became an even bigger thing than the thing we were expecting.

Ramses Barden has always had talent, but his opportunities have been scarce, and therefore so has his recognition. His 138 receiving yards while filling in for Hakeem Nicks last night eclipsed his total yardage in any of his previous three seasons, and that single-game output also now represents 41 percent of his 336 career yards. He’s now likely Wally Pipped Domenick Hixon, the injured Giants wideout who could lose his No. 3 job, with Barden receiving a more prominent role.

Barden’s fantasy value will then remain minimal upon Nicks’ return, and he’ll be isolated to being only a reaching flex play in deep leagues once bye weeks thin out the weekly talent pool. Instead it was Andre Brown that created the fantasy implications, and far more likely, the fantasy mess.

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