Hakeem Nicks fractured his fifth metatarsal in his right foot on Thursday while trying to learn the salsa dance from Victor Cruz, effectively putting his fantasy relevance this year into serious doubt. Though the timetable put out by the physician says 12 weeks, it was noted that team mate Prince Amukamara had the same injury last year and didn’t even practice until 15 weeks later. On one hand, that puts Hakeem on track to start the season right on time. On the other hand, did ya NOT see how bad some football players were with a shortened training camp last year? I’d be willing to speculate on Hakeem at the right price in drafts this year but something tells me he’ll be too rich for my blood when they start going live. It’s one thing to fully heal and practice it’s another thing to get your timing down. Plus, it’s his foot. I don’t know about you, but in order for me to reach my full potential vertical (I can clear an iPhone box with a strenuous bound), I have to use my feet to do it. Cuts get dicey like your name was ginsu when your foot doesn’t plant like it should. Here’s my strategy on Hakeem and feel free to follow it if you’d like since, well, you come to this site for information like this. Let someone else draft him. You’re going to get enough of your headache from your runningback tandems most likely, you don’t need full on migraines. This news is both a boon and a rub for Cruz owners. Though he’s going to see increased targets, he’s also going to be the focus early in the season by opposing defenses. I already felt he was going to regress this year and this sure doesn’t change my mind. Overall, I feel this simply muddies the WR waters in NYG. There’s the rookie of interest in this story – Rueben Randle – but I wonder if Ramses Barden gets a shot first. Domenik Hixon and his injury history doesn’t make me interested at all. Obviously, we’ll need to see how training camp unfolds but whatever happens, if Eli Manning doesn’t get into a groove with one of them, he might start having some emotional issues. In other fantasy football news…
Kellen Winslow – Traded to a team that doesn’t throw to their TE’s. Fantasy Football analysis of the day: ‘this is not good for Winslow’s 2012 fantasy value’. Couple that with the fact he has Zach Miller competing for targets and this may be the first time in my life that I don’t want to touch a good tight end.
Dallas Clark – Signed with the Buccaneers, replacing Winslow as Josh Freeman‘s security blanket. He could and should finish near the top 10 for tight ends in 2012, despite Freeman’s attempt to ruin the fantasy value of all those around him.
David Clowney – Tweeted to the world that he was HIV free. Why? I assume it was to get himself on Razzball because I had no other reason to talk about him without this. Let’s all #congrats him, shall we?