It has taken longer than many expected for Giants rookie running back David Wilson to make his mark on the fantasy football world. But he definitely did that with 327 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns last week versus the Saints, and now he will be called upon to start Sunday's game against the Falcons. That's because the team's lead running back, Ahmad Bradshaw has already been declared out for the game due to a sprained knee.
I don't expect Wilson to duplicate last week's effort; that would be crazy to predict. But with Bradshaw unavailable and head coach Tom Coughlin saying Wilson can handle 20-25 carries in a game, he is a low-end RB1 right now. The Falcons have allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to running back this season and have given up at least 10 fantasy points to an opposing back in eight of their past nine games. Get the rookie in your lineup, pronto. Also, with Bradshaw being declared out a two full days prior to kickoff, the odds look pretty good that Wilson will get another big workload next week when he faces the Ravens.