New York Giants running back Andre Brown is out for the season with a broken leg, a source tells Jenny Vrentas of The Newark Star-Ledger. Brown underwent additional tests on Monday, a day after suffering the injury in the win over the Green Bay Packers.
Brown had started to excel in short-yardage situations for the Giants and has scored touchdowns in five straight games, including one on Sunday against Green Bay. His injury will likely mean an increased role for David Wilson, who has not seen a lot of playing since his fumble in Week 1.
Fantasy Impact: Brown's could mean more chances for Wilson, it could just as easily mean an increased workload in the final weeks of the season for Ahmad Bradshaw. Fantasy owners will want to see how Wilson is used before rushing out to stash him on a roster.
Bradshaw's fantasy value will see the biggest boost, while Wilson could become a flex play in deeper leagues. Wilson has more value in keeper and dynasty formats.