With Hakeem Nicks and Domenik Hixon watching from the sidelines, Ramses Barden made the most of his first real opportunity as a starter with the Giants. Barden caught nine passes for 138 yards, leading the team in receiving and targets against the Panthers.
Fantasy Impact: Barden is going to be one of the top waiver wire pickups after Week 3 finishes up, but it's hard to tell what kind of impact he'll have once Nicks and Hixon return. He may have Hixon beat now for the No. 3 spot, but that still won't warrant much of a start for your lineup, unless your league is extremely deep. He's worth grabbing, just don't expect this trend to continue.
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