Brandon Jacobs sits out Saturday practice, prompts fantasy owners to explore new options

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The Giants' veteran back missed the team's Saturday practice due to a hamstring injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs sat out practice on Saturday, according to ESPN New York's Dan Graziano.

Jacobs was limited on both Thursday and Friday, and the implication is that Jacobs may have suffered a setback in regard to his hamstring injury. Should Jacobs be relegated to the sidelines on Monday night, a combination of Michael Cox and the recently acquired Peyton Hillis would shoulder the backfield duties.

Fantasy Spin: What a mess. Though Jacobs was able to eclipse the 100-yard mark versus a 23rd-ranked Bears defense last week, the odds that he will replicate that production with a hamstring injury remain minuscule. Fantasy owners would be wise to avoid a toxic situation that is the Giant backfield until Andre Brown proves healthy and returns to action.

If Jacobs is a no-go on Monday night, expect boosts all around to all involved in the Giants passing game, as the team may not have any choice but to air it out due to having a depleted backfield. Because the Giants have that late, Monday night start time versus the Vikings, Jacobs' owners ought to explore last-minute contingency plans and bench the plodding, 31-year-old running back before it's too late.

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