Hakeem Nicks injury: Big-play receiver's return to health makes him a fantasy must-start

Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

New York Giants wide out Hakeem Nicks had his best practice since returning from injury. We breakdown the fantasy implications.

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks said he had his best practice since returning from injury, per Ralph Vacchiano. Giants QB Eli Manning agreed, saying he saw a "different burst" in his top wide out this week. Nicks had been battling knee and foot injuries this season, which even caused him to miss some time.

The Giants have been rolling this season, even when limited with injury. Now that Nicks seems to be returning to full strength, Big Blue could get a serious kick in the passing game.

Fantasy Analysis: Hakeem Nicks is a dominant wide receiver in an electric offense. Eli Manning has been on a different level this year, showing he can play just as well in the regular season. He has been depending heavily on Victor Cruz and a stable of third-tier receivers to get the job done.

Nicks has been slowly integrated back into the lineup but now appears to be fully healthy. Nicks has been back since the Giants Week 6 game at San Francisco. Consider him a must-start in all fantasy leagues, including this Sunday whe the Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys.

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