Hakeem Nicks Active Against Cowboys Tonight, Fantasy Value Should Be Good

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 30: Hakeem Nicks #88 of the New York Giants is tackled by Nolan Carroll #28 of the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on October 30, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Hakeem Nicks is officially active against the Cowboys tonight. We break down the fantasy implications.

Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is officially listed as active for tonight's game against the Giants. Nicks had 13 catches for 239 yards in two games against the Cowboys last year. Inactive for the Giants are: CB Prince Amukamara, DT Marvin Austin, OT James Brewer, WR Jerrell Jernigan, RB Da'Rel Scott, DE Adewale Ojomo, G Mitch Petrus.

Fantasy Analysis: Nicks is a must-play in all formats as a great target for Eli Manning, who is likely to be throwing the ball a lot tonight. Victor Cruz stole the show for most of last year, but Nicks is a steady and explosive option that had his best game of 2011 against the Cowboys.

For more on the Giants, check out Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8pm ET Monday through Friday and 8am to 1pm on Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

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