New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs was able to practice on Thursday and Friday after suffering a minor hamstring injury on Thursday in a Week 6 loss to the Chicago Bears. Behind better blocking, the current Giants starting RB ran for over 100 yards, and he is a viable fantasy start for owners this week against the Minnesota Vikings. However, things could turn south if Jacobs has suffered a setback, as the New York Post’s Paul Schwartz reports that Brandon Jacobs was unable to practice today and is listed questionable on the injury report. Schwartz wonders if Jacobs has suffered a setback, which would make Michael Cox the Giants starting RB.
Jacobs is going to be a game-time decision against the Vikings on Monday, and it is imperative that he plays for the 0-6 Giants. Cox is too raw to be trusted as the starter, and Peyton Hillis is too washed up to be trusted as the starter. Jacobs isn’t exactly on fresh legs and will be hobbled by this hamstring issue, but it didn’t seem to be significant a week ago.
At this point, the worst thing for the Giants is for Brandon Jacobs to have suffered a recent setback, because that means it would be unrealistic for him to play. If there is no setback, then Jacobs should be a full go, because the Giants could just as easily be giving Jacobs a day of rest.