As expected, Giants wide receiver Ramses Barden has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Browns. Barden suffered a concussion against the Eagles last week and has yet to be cleared for practice. Barden was a popular fantasy pick-up after his nine-catch, 138-yard performance against the Panthers in Week 3. Then he caught just two passes for 36 yards in Philadelphia.
With the likes of Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Vincent Jackson on bye, some fantasy owners out there might be scrambling for a replacement wide receiver. You should definitely give Domenik Hixon a long look. After returning from a concussion of his own last week, he got the start over Barden andcaught six passes for 114 yards. Now he will be Eli Manning's clear No. 2 WR versus the second-most generous defense to wide receivers in fantasy. Hixon currently sits at No. 27 in FFToolbox's WR rankings.