Hakeem Nicks Is Not Expected To Have Restrictions: Fantasy Implications

August 22, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants player Hakeem Nicks (88) catches a pass during training camp at the Timex Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Tim Farrell/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

Hakeem Nicks is not expected to have any restrictions for the opener. We break down the fantasy implications.

Hakeem Nicks (foot surgery) is not expected to have any restrictions for the Week 1 matchup against Dallas.

Analysis: This isn't surprising, but it's still encouraging to see from one of the league's most talented receivers ready to roll. However, Nicks mentioned that he is playing through pain and that his foot is "not going to feel great." Nicks has been back at practice at nearly 100 percent for the week and has taken 75 percent of the reps for almost the past two weeks.The UNC product has started out hot in the past two seasons with averages of 99 yards and 1.5 touchdowns in that span. Even though the Dallas secondary has improved with rookie Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr, the Giants will lean heavily on their aerial attack. Nicks should be started as a WR1 to start off your fantasy season.

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