Hakeem Nicks suffers no setbacks in return for fantasy owners

Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks said he felt fine after playing for the first time since Week 2 on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks said his injured knee felt good after playing for the first time since Week 2 on Sunday. Nicks finished Sunday's game with three catches for 44 yards. He said after the game (via ESPNNewYork.com) that he didn't have his normal burst but said he expects to get better in the coming weeks.

Nicks, whose biggest play was a 26-yard catch, will now have to see if there's any swelling in the knee after playing for the first time in nearly a month. The Giants will face the Washington Redskins in Week 7.

Fantasy Impact: Nicks returning to the field was a good sign for fantasy owners, who got about all they should have expected from Nicks against San Francisco. The veteran was a low-end No. 2 fantasy receiver against the 49ers but his value should increase if he is able to practice at some ahead of the game with Washington.

For now, fantasy owners should consider Nicks a No. 2 wide receiver but he has the potential to return to a No. 1 fantasy option if the knee continues to feel better.

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