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Brandon Jacobs Injury: Giants RB Not Back At Practice Yet

Brandon Jacobs missed Week 5 with an injury and he hasn't returned to Giants practice in preparation for Week 6.

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Brandon Jacobs Injury Update: Giants RB Returns To Practice

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs returned to practice on Monday as the Giants come out of their bye week and prepare for the Miami Dolphins. Jacobs missed the Giants last two games with a sprained MCL but appears to be on the fast track to getting back on the field this Sunday.

Ahmad Bradshaw handled the bulk of the carries in Jacobs absence and had his biggest performance of the season right before the bye week. Bradshaw rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns in the Giants 27-24 victory over the Bills. Prior to the injury, Brandon Jacobs had operated primarily as Bradshaw's backup, averaging a little over nine carries per game and 3.1 yards per carry.

Although the return of Jacobs hurts Ahmad Bradshaw's fantasy value to some extent, Bradshaw remains the lead guy. He will lose some carries, but to date he has been a more effective runner than Brandon Jacobs.

On a side note, the Giants are also getting back right guard Chris Snee. This should also boost the Giants running game as they look to get their offensive line healthy coming out of the bye.

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Brandon Jacobs Injury Update: Giants Running Back Ruled Out For Sunday

The New York Giants have officially ruled Brandon Jacobs out for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. Jacobs has been dealing with a knee injury that has yet to clear up. The Giants have their bye next week so one would imagine Jacobs would be able to heal up in time for the Giants week eight contest against the Miami Dolphins.

In the meantime, Ahmad Bradshaw is the primary beneficiary of Jacobs injury. D.J. Ware will operate as Bradshaw's backup, but for all intents and purposes, Bradshaw is the work horse of the Giants rushing attack.

The question will be how much the Giants go to Bradshaw. Against the Seahawks he only rushed 17 times, but the Giants also were battling from behind for much of the game. The Giants will need to control the time of possession against the dynamic Bills offense. If the Giants don't fall behind big early, Bradshaw could be in for a very solid day. Bradshaw should be in your lineup no matter the format.

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Brandon Jacobs Injury Update: Giants RB Not Expected To Practice Wednesday

The New York Giants indicated that running back Brandon Jacobs will not practice on Wednesday as he continues working back from a knee injury. Jacobs has not practiced or played since October 2 and was inactive this past Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. If he is unable to go in practice this week, it would seem likely that he will be inactive once again this Sunday.

The Giants face the Bills this Sunday and then have a bye week in week seven. It would appear the Giants will likely rest Jacobs through this week and into the bye, thus getting him ready to return in week eight against the Miami Dolphins. After that Dolphins game, the Giants face a tough slate including the Patriots, 49ers, Saints and Packers.

For this coming week, Jacobs absence means another week of Ahmad Bradshaw carrying the primary rushing load. Against the Seahawks, Bradshaw finished with 17 carries for 58 yards. The Giants found themselves in a bit of a funky game as it was a sort of back-and-forth affair. The Giants relied more on Eli Manning and never really got the run game going. Let's hope for Bradshaw's sake that they learned their lesson and operate bit differently this Sunday against the Bills.

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Brandon Jacobs Status Update: Giants Back Doubtful With Knee

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs was held out of practice again on Friday and is listed as doubtful on the injury report. Jacobs is dealing with a knee injury that multiple people have listed as a mild MCL sprain. Tom Coughlin likes to play with the "competitive advantage" of the injury report and will list Jacobs as a game time decision, but Jacobs will not be active when the Giants take on the Seattle Seahawks.

The other Giants running back, Ahmad Bradshaw, will get the lion's share of the workload at running back on Sunday. Back up D.J. Ware will get the snaps if Bradshaw needs a breather, but expect Bradshaw to get the bulk of the carries. While Jacobs will not play this weekend, if his injury is in fact an MCL sprain, it could linger.

For more news and analysis on the New York Giants and Brandon Jacobs, visit the SB Nation Giants blog Big Blue View

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Brandon Jacobs Injury Status: Doubtful For Giants Vs. Seahawks On Sunday

Brandon Jacobs' knee injury will likely sideline him for the Giants game Sunday vs. the Seahawks. The backup running back's status is listed as doubtful on the Giants' Friday injury report.

Jacobs missed team practice on Thursday because of the MCL sprain, the second practice he's missed this week.

#giants rb Jacobs and tuck are doubtful and prince/baas are out this week
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The good news for New York is two-fold. First, they've relied heavily on Ahmad Bradshaw in the run game this season. He has 17 more carries than Jacobs and has average a whole yard more per rush. The Giants will also happily welcome the 1-3 Seahawks to New Meadowlands Stadium for a game New York should manage to win without their big back.

As for the fantasy spin, expect Bradshaw to get a few more touches. He and Jacobs each have two touchdowns this season, but Bradshaw will get the goal-line carries on Sunday. Running back Danny Ware should get Jacobs' touches and the Giants could activate seventh-round draft pick Da'Rel Scott.

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Brandon Jacobs Injury: Jacobs Misses Practice Again With MCL Sprain

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has a grade one MCL sprain, according to Will Caroll of SI.com. He will sit out today’s practice, which puts his status for this week’s game against the Seahawks in serious doubt.

Schefter reporting Brandon Jacobs has MCL sprain. Sources tell me it’s Grade I and problem is swelling. Jacobs doesn’t rely on lateral move.
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Jacobs missed the Giants’ Thursday practice, the second time this week he sat on the sidelines while his team worked.

Jacobs has an average of 3.1 yards per carry on 38 carries through four games this season. He has two rushing touchdowns to go along with his 116 total rushing yards. Teammate Ahmad Bradshaw has done the lion’s share of the rushing work for the Giants with 55 total carries and an average of 4.1 yards per attempt.

The Giants are heavily favored at home against the Seahawks this week. Jacobs has been the Giants’ power guy, seeing a number of touches in short yardage situations and in goal-line carries.

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Brandon Jacobs Injury Update: Missing Practice Could Mean More Touches For Ahmad Bradshaw

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs sat out a second consecutive day of practice Thursday as coach Tom Coughlin informed the media "we'll have to see" in regards to Jacobs. While Jacobs did not appear to get hurt in Sunday's win over the Cardinals, he sat out Wednesday with some knee swelling.

The fact that Jacobs sat Thursday as well is not a good sign for his availability this Sunday. He likely will be a game-time decision, but if he does not go on Sunday that could be a huge boon for Ahmad Bradshaw. To date, Bradshaw has gotten the majority of the work, but with Jacobs handcuffing him, Bradshaw has not had more than 15 carries in a game. If Jacobs sits out Sunday, Bradshaw could be in line for 20+ carries. Add in a juicy home matchup against the Seattle Seahawks and Bradshaw could be in line for a monster game.

We'll keep an eye out for more updates on Jacobs, but expect him to be listed as questionable on Friday's final injury report.

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