Hakeem Nicks Disputes Concussion; Should Have Monster Day Against Packers
The Giants wide receiver doesn't think he was concussed last week
By: Athlon Sports | 12/4/11, 10:45 AM EST
Hakeem Nicks doesn't think he was concussed last week against the New Orleans Saints, and thinks he'll be in the starting lineup today in a huge game against the Packers.
On Thursday Nicks told reporters "It was a headache yesterday (Wednesday) and they made me, just because of the hit, they told me to chill."
And chill he did on Thursday, but returned to practice on Friday and looks good to go against a Packers defense that has been giving up a lot of points this year.
The Giants are essentially playing for their playoff lives today as a loss to the undefeated Packers all but closes the door on their postseason chances.
Which is why Hakeem Nicks should be a great fantasy start this week.
Not only is the Packers defense a little suspect--yes they turn the ball over a lot and score a lot of touchdowns on defense--but they also give up big chunks of yards and lots of points to opposing offenses.
And more importantly, the Packers will be scoring a TON of points against a banged-up Giants defense. Which means Eli Manning will be throwing the football all day long today witht he Giants most likely being in catch-up mode for the majority of the day.
I am so bullish on Hakeem Nicks today that I am projecting 8 catches for 120 yards and not one, but two touchdowns.
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