Hakeem Nicks, WR, New York Giants

by Ryan R. Bonini on July 2, 2010 @ 09:42:00 PDT


Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | 6-foot, 215 pounds | 2nd year

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WR Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants

Pros: In his first year, the Nicks carved a solid role in the Giants' offense that is surely to grow. He had at least four catches in eight games and built a solid rapport with quarterback Eli Manning. He is tough after the catch and averaged a healthy 16.8 yards per reception.

Cons: The Giants have become surprisingly deep at receiver, so Nicks may not see full-time work on the field. We're not ready to use the term injury-prone, but Nicks missed two games last year and was hobbled in others. He underwent offseason cleanup surgery on his wrist, and his previous toe injury still hasn't completely healed.

Fantasy tip: He is being taken in the fifth round, on average, which is slightly higher than we'd like, but he is poised to become a steady weekly fantasy football contributor. Typically a run-oriented squad, the Giants have a lot of weapons in the passing game now, which may force them to go to the air more often and owners of Nicks won't complain about that one bit.

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About Ryan R. Bonini

Founding KFFL in 1996, Bonini now serves as VP of Fantasy Sports Solutions for USA TODAY SPORTS, KFFL's parent company. Bonini was named 2009 Fantasy Football Writer of the Year by the FSWA, received honors with the Best Fantasy Football Series in '10 and was named into their Hall of Fame in '13.

His work has been found in USA TODAY Sports, Yahoo! Sports, FOX Sports, CBS Sports, NFL.com, and many others. He has also been featured on numerous radio programs around the country. Bonini is a member of the PFWA, FSWA and FSTA.

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