Prince Amukamara Likely Out For Opener: Fantasy Implications

Aug 24, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) is carted off the field during the first half against the Chicago Bears at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

Prince Amukamara might be out for the Week 1 matchup with Dallas. We break down the fantasy implications.

Coach Tom Coughlin said that he doesn't expect cornerback Prince Amukamara (ankle) to play in the NFL opening night game against Dallas.

Analysis: The second-year player is off to a rocky start to his career with so many injuries. He missed nine games last year after breaking his foot last year. This year the injury isn't nearly as bad, but it's still a little disheartening to the Giants and their fans from their first-round pick in 2011. The Giants have one of the best pass rushes in the league, but their secondary is going to be a little vulnerable to the vertical threats of Dez Bryant and Miles Austin. Owners of the Giants defense should view them as a low-end D/ST with the Cowboys struggling to protect Romo in the preseason. IDP leagues should see this as a boost to Antrel Rolle and Kenny Phillips to pick up the slack and make some more tackles in the open field.

For more on the Giants, check out SB Nation New York and Big Blue View. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 6-10pm Monday through Friday, 4-9pm Saturday and Sunday.

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