New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks is among 13 players not expected to play Friday against the Chicago Bears. Nicks is recovering from a broken foot, but has been practicing. He has yet to play in the preseason for New York.
Analysis: It would not be a surprise if Nicks did not play, as the team is probably more worried about setbacks. Nicks would probably prefer to get some game-speed reps in before the season starts, but a Week 1 return for the fourth-year receiver seems more likely at this point. Nicks is a low-end No. 1 or a high-end No. 2 receiver in most fantasy leagues and should still be drafted that way. Nicks should benefit from last season's emergence of Victor Cruz and could have a bigger year this season if he stays healthy.