Giants running back David Wilson has been ruled out for Monday night's game versus the Vikings, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
Since injuring his neck versus the Eagles in Week 5, Wilson has been sidelined while Brandon Jacobs has taken his place. Previous reports have stated Wilson could miss 3-4 weeks, but coach Tom Coughlin has stated that the team will exercise extreme caution with their first-round pick from 2012. With the Giants sitting at 0-6, there is little incentive to rush Wilson back into action.
Fantasy Spin: For a player who was often drafted in the second or third rounds in fantasy drafts, to say Wilson has had a disappointing season would be an understatement. The initial 3-4 week timeline for his recovery now seems conservative for a team that is shifting its focus toward next season rather than the current one. Jacobs will be the guy to own in the Giants backfield, but only until Andre Brown proves healthy and capable. The Giants' running back position remains a toxic situation, and Jacobs warrants only a desperation flex play versus the Vikings despite his recent 100-yard performance.