David Wilson, RB, Giants
|RB - #59||135.45||NYG||Questionable||3 years||23||5'9||205||@4stillRunning|
2014 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-inLast updated on Jul-15-2014 by Rob Warner
Neck surgery limited the 2012 first round pick from Virginia Tech to just five games last season. Though, Wilson showed flashes in his rookie season, finishing with 71 carries for 358 yards (impressive 5.0 yards per carry). The injury concerns, ball security issues and a crowded backfield all keep Wilson as nothing more than a late-round flier with a lot to prove. He is expected to play a change-of-pace role (behind Rashad Jennings) provided he gets medical clearance. He is being drafted in Round 14 of 12-team league drafts (157.25 ADP).
Editor's note: FFToolbox thought 2013 was going to be a breakout season for Wilson. it never came to pass. If the stars align with his health and workload, Wilson can be a productive backup behind Jennings.
Wilson will need "a miracle" to return to football, a person familiar with Wilson's medical situation told NJ.com. Wilson said in a tweet Wednesday night that "everything is fine," but that doesn't seem to be the case, according to NJ.com's source. Wilson suffered a season-ending neck injury in Week 5 last year. He was cleared to participate in Giants camp, but left practice Tuesday with a "burner" - an injury indicative of damaged nerve tissue in his surgically repaired neck.Fantasy Analysis:
Sadly, it looks like WIlson's NFL career may have run its course. Injuries of this type are extremely dangerous, especially for running backs. The Giants will be very, very careful with allowing WIlson to return to contact drills, let alone regular-season action. As of now, Giants RB Rashad Jennings appears to have a lock on the starting job. Jennings is a three-down back, and will get the bulk of the carries in New York. His value should be boosted a bit by this news. Wilson should not be drafted.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/31 - Giants RB David Wilson 'needs a miracle'
7/30 - Giants RB David Wilson to be examined by neck surgeon, out for the week
7/29 - Giants RB David Wilson suffers setback
7/22 - Giants might use 3-man rotation in backfield, including rookie RB Andre Williams
7/21 - Giants RB David WIlson 'cleared for everything'
7/17 - Giants expect RB David Wilson to be medically cleared and ready to go
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