A Giant backfield

I have to say, I was a little surprised that Giant RB Derrick Ward didn’t get more interest in free agency. I know he’s an injury risk, but if I’m a team like, say the Lions, I would have taken a chance on Ward. Apparently, Ward didn’t get much interested in the market, so he’s back with the NY Giants.

Ward looked really good last year. He has power, but also more zuzu than Brandon Jacobs and more importantly he’s a better receiver. Jacobs talked a lot about his receiving skills last year – and he did have some moments catching the ball late in the season and during the playoffs – but his hands aren’t very good. Ward was more of a factor and more effective catching the ball than Jacobs, snagging 26/179/1 compared to Jacobs’ 23/174/2. Jacobs, of course, played in about 3-4 more games than Ward and was the lead guy much more than Ward.

So now we again have a very crowded backfield in New York. The team should opt to keep the affordable Rueben Droughns around, so we’re looking at a backfield with four capable guys in Jacobs, Ward, Droughns, and of course Ahmad Bradshaw. […]

About John Hansen

John Hansen

Specializing in football, Hansen is one of the most connected fantasy writers in the country.

About the author

RSS Staff Commentary

  • Fantasy Kickers and the New Extra-Point Rule May 20, 2015
    The long-rumored and predicted rule change in the NFL passed at the owners’ meetings this week – extra points are officially moving from the two-yard line to the 15, changing them from the near-automatic equivalent of a 19-yard field goal to a 33-yard kick. If a team wants to attempt a two-point conversion, the ball […]
    Joe Dolan
  • MFL10 Review: May 15, 2015 May 15, 2015
    I recently finished up a #MFL10 draft that I put together with some of my followers on Twitter, a practice that Tom Brolley, Matt Camp, and I will be continuing throughout the summer with our friends at MyFantasyLeague. It’s a great way to scratch your fantasy itch early, and to shake off some rust and […]
    Joe Dolan
  • The LeSean McCoy Trade, RB Declines, and Chip Kelly March 4, 2015
    If you’re a 24/7/365 football nut, chances are you’ve already digested just about all you can about yesterday’s blockbuster LeSean McCoy/Kiko Alonso trade between the Eagles and Bills. I’ve gone on record on Twitter saying I don’t like the deal for Buffalo – McCoy is an eight-figure back coming off a down year, still a […]
    Joe Dolan