Jacobs entered and left camp with the starting job. But fantasy owners, like Giants fans, cannot be sure how the pair will split carries or whether Jacobs or Droughns will ultimately walk away with a full-time role. The bounty at stake is considerable: Barber averaged 1,680 rushing yards and nine touchdowns as the Giants' starter the past three years. While fantasy owners can't expect either Jacobs or Droughns to match that success, there is no question that the back who keeps the job throughout the year will be a viable fantasy player.
Yeah, yeah, touchdowns are the lifeblood of fantasy football, I know. But without yards, touchdowns only go so far. Should Jacobs win the job I suspect he'd present opponents with an interesting matchup each week, but his potential to gain yards and post the occasional monster game would be minimal. After all, he's not exactly the second-coming of
Droughns can give fantasy owners a reliable performer who can catch the football and contribute the occasional big game. Jacobs, on the other hand, has NEVER carried more than 11 times in any one game.