The Giants haven't been able to get their top receivers on the field much this summer with Victor Cruz initially holding out for a better contract, and with Nicks being banged-up throughout camp. Nicks is apparently nursing a groin injury, which is concerning to Giants fans and fantasy owners after Nicks posted career lows in yards and touchdowns in 2012. That year, Nicks dealt with a broken foot and a knee injury which ultimately required surgery.
Fantasy Spin: Because Nicks couldn't seem to get a clean bill of health a season ago, it's not surprising to see him take things slowly with the season just over a month away. He told the New York Daily News that he could play if this was the regular season and that missing practices-- and potentially a preseason game-- are strictly precautionary. When healthy, Nicks has the potential as a WR1 and is a superb goal line threat. Despite his absences, we aren't hitting the panic button just yet. In the meantime, second-year wideout Rueben Randle has shined with the extra available reps and is worth keeping an eye on as preseason gets under way.