June 12, 2012; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs (45) during 49ers minicamp at San Francisco 49ers training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE
Brandon Jacobs is out with a knee injury. We break down the fantasy implications.
Analysis: For such a big guy, Jacobs does have a tough time staying on the field. He has played a 16-game season just once since his rookie campaign in 2005. Jacobs also averaged under 150 carries in the past two seasons despite playing in 30 games. His absence should mean better things for the other backs around the goal line. Frank Gore projects to lead the team in carries and is the most likely to get the touches around the goal line. Kendall Hunter also has a shot to get double-digit carries for 2011's leader in total carries. Jacobs needs far too many things to happen to have fantasy value in almost any league.
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