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.