Week Four Analysis: In his last two games, Andre Brown has totaled 220 combo yards, run for 5.6 yards per carry, scored three times and, frankly, looked like a much better back than Ahmad Bradshaw. Case in point: Brown has scored and reached 90 combo yards in back-to-back games; 21 games have passed since Bradshaw last accomplished that feat. Bradshaw returns from a neck injury this week, so we're likely in for a fairly even split, with the more powerful Brown being the better bet for goal line opportunities. The Eagles have allowed just one touchdown and less than 3.5 yards per carry to opposing backs, so it's probably best to let this situation sort itself out on your bench if you can.
Week Three Analysis:
Back in 2009, a ruptured Achilles tendon derailed the once-promising career of Giants' rookie fourth-rounder Andre Brown. After bouncing around the league for three years and flirting with unemployment, he miraculously resurfaced and led his original team to a dramatic victory over Tampa Bay last week. When Ahmad Bradshaw suffered a neck injury, Brown entered and turned 15 touches into 90 combo yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion. With Bradshaw in doubt and David Wilson locked into a change-of-pace role, Brown should get a chance to replicate his success tonight against a Carolina run defense that ranks dead last in total yards allowed to opposing backs.
Week Three Add: When Ahmad Bradshaw went down with a neck injury on Sunday, it was Andre Brown, not David Wilson who got all the carries for the Giants. With a Thursday game looming, it gives a short week for Ahmad Bradshaw to return to action. On Thursday, Brown will face the Panthers, a team that just allowed Pierre Thomas to rack up 110 rushing yards on just nine carries. If Bradshaw is out, Brown is startable as soon as Thursday. Even when Bradshaw comes back, his penchant for injury means that Brown is going to get plenty of chances. Blind bid price, $18-20.
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