David Wilson | RB
Posted: 4/3/2014 11:47pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he is counting on RB David Wilson (neck) to contribute this upcoming season but will not use him until he is 100 percent healthy.
Huddle Up: Wilson, who missed all but 4 starts a season ago, has some definite fantasy potential, but as to when he'll be fully ready to contribute remains up in the air right now. Until further notice, newly signed Rashad Jennings should be regarded as the only Giants' RB given serious fantasy consideration.
Posted: 2/15/2014 8:47pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) is doing well in his recovery from offseason neck surgery and there is no reason to believe he will not be able to play in 2014. Wilson is working out and lifting weights.
Huddle Up: Wilson has flashed considerable potential, but between the career-threatening injury and his untreated fumblitis it would be extremely difficult to bank on him as a significant fantasy contributor in 2014.
Posted: 1/10/2014 12:57pm et
Updating previous reports, New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) will have a fusion of the vertebrae to repair a herniated disc in his neck Jan. 16. There is no timetable for his return, but general manager Jerry Reese said the team can't count on Wilson being ready for the start of the season.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners are already used to Wilson being unreliable, so not knowing if he'll be available for the start of the 2014 is nothing new. He'll be a risky draft pick once again, with plenty of upside if he's able to get back on the field.
Posted: 1/9/2014 11:26pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) will have a fusion of the vertebrae to fix the herniated disc in his neck this offseason, and the procedure will be performed Jan. 16. The Giants aren't counting on having Wilson available in 2014. 'I don't think so,' general manager Jerry Reese said. 'No. 1 we just want David to get healthy. If he gets healthy, that's a bonus. But I don't think we can go into next season saying, 'David will be ready to go. He'll be our No. 1 back.' Necks can be tricky. You have to be careful with those things.'
Huddle Up: As feared, this could be career-threatening for Wilson, but let's hope we see the RB back on the field, maybe even later next season.
Posted: 12/31/2013 4:01pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) will have neck surgery in the offseason and should be ready to play in 2014, according to general manager Jerry Reese.
Huddle Up: Looks like Wilson will have another opportunity at that breakout season next year.
Posted: 11/7/2013 2:19pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) is likely headed to Injured Reserve to make room for RB Andre Brown (leg) on the active roster.
Huddle Up: The bottom line is that Brown is healthy while Wilson -- as expected -- will still need some more time even though he is not expected to need surgery.
Posted: 11/4/2013 10:49am et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) will have a pivotal MRI on his neck this week to determine if he will be able to return this season.
Huddle Up: If you've been holding on to Wilson hoping for a return, this will obviously be a key exam. Same for those squatting on Andre Brown figuring he'll take over the full-time feature back; a Wilson return would at least cast some doubt on that plan.
Posted: 10/29/2013 11:46pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) will be re-evaluated by doctors next week.
Huddle Up: Those holding out hope for Wilson will need to be attuned next week. In the meantime, the Giants' backfield suddenly has become a little crowded with Andre Brown's return and the modest productiveness of free-agent signee Peyton Hillis.
Posted: 10/28/2013 10:13pm et
The New York Giants could place RB David Wilson (neck) on Injured Reserve if his neck injury does not show much improvement.
Huddle Up: With Andre Brown possibly returning after the Week 9 bye, Brandon Jacobs due back and the signing of Peyton Hills, the Giants aren't going to rush Wilson back into action.
Posted: 10/18/2013 10:27am et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said there is no timetable for RB David Wilson's return at this point. 'We've just got to allow the time that's necessary for the complete and total medical analysis and evaluation,' Coughlin said. 'I don't know when that will be. There's been no magic number told me. They're going to look at it continuously.'
Huddle Up: The most common estimate has been something in the three-to-four week range; meanwhile, the Giants signed Peyton Hillis and are looking forward to the return of Andre Brown from the IR/designated to return list.
Posted: 10/15/2013 12:54am et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) visited a neck specialist Monday, Oct. 14, and he does not require surgery for his injury, according to a source. Wilson is expected to be sidelined approximately 3-to-4 weeks.
Huddle Up: Finally, a break has gone the Giants' way, and the team should be getting plenty of RB help next month with Andre Brown due to come off injured reserve.
Posted: 10/11/2013 8:59pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) is worried that his neck condition is season-ending, and he will receive a second opinion Monday, Oct. 14. He's feeling fine, but X-rays have shown that a vertebrae is too close to his spinal cord, a condition known as spinal stenosis.
Huddle Up: Wilson obviously is at a career crossroads, and here's wishing the second-year RB the best. In the meantime, though, the fantasy games go on, and hopefully GMs have been busy looking into other options.
Posted: 10/10/2013 11:53am et
Updating previous reports, New York Giants RB David Wilson could require surgery and miss the rest of the season. Wilson will seek a second opinion on his neck injury Monday, Oct. 14, in Los Angeles. An NFL source said his injury is 'disc-related', and another source familiar with the injury said the team believes Wilson will likely be out several weeks. The team plays Thursday, and then they do not play again until Monday, Oct. 21, in Week 7. With the team's bye in Week 9, the Giants will play just twice in the next 30 days.
Huddle Up: Bad news for Wilson, who never really got going this season after fumbling early on. Wilson's extended absence leaves the Giants scrambling for help at the running back position. Paging Tiki Barber...
Posted: 10/8/2013 3:38pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin confirmed that RB David Wilson (neck) will not play in the team's Week 6 game Thursday, Oct. 10 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: The hits keep coming for the winless Giants, whose season-opening 1-2 RB punch of Wilson and Andre Brown is now on the sideline. In the meantime, that leaves the RB workload to Brandon Jacobs, 7th-round pick Michael Cox and the just re-signed Ja'Rel Scott -- not good for the G-Men or fantasy GMs looking to mine something out of the N.Y. ground game.
Posted: 10/8/2013 9:22am et
New York Giants RB David Wilson will seek a second opinion for his neck injury. There's no timetable for his return, but he could miss multiple weeks.
Huddle Up: It can't get much worse for the Giants' ground game, especially if Wilson misses multiple games. Expect the Giants to hold another open call for running backs, as Brandon Jacobs isn't up to carrying the entire load by himself.
Posted: 10/7/2013 8:44pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 7.
Huddle Up: Wilson, who scored his first TD Sunday despite leaving early, insists he's cleared all tests and will play Thursday vs. the Bears, but it's going to be tricky on a short week. Monitor his status over the next few days. In any case, the Giants have re-signed RB Ja'Real Scott.
Posted: 10/7/2013 2:45pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) said he's passed all of his injury tests and will play in Week 6 against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Oct. 10.
Huddle Up: This is good to hear, especially since the only other running back to get any action was Brandon Jacobs, who looked predictably average.
Posted: 10/6/2013 4:29pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) left the Week 5 game with a neck injury and will not return.
Huddle Up: He was set for a big game, and it started out great with a touchdown run. It appears Wilson is cursed this season.
Posted: 10/3/2013 1:20pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin confirmed RBs David Wilson and Brandon Jacobs are his 1-2 punch at running back.
Huddle Up: The 1-2 punch has been a big swing and miss so far in fantasy as Wilson (38-130) and Jacobs (11-11) have combined for 141 rushing yards, 3 catches for 13 yards and 1 total TD so far. Then again, things can only get better, right?
Posted: 9/13/2013 9:00pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said RB David Wilson could be used as a kick returner Week 2.
Huddle Up: Wilson's playmaking ability would add some value to the Giants' defense/special teams for fantasy purposes. However, if you're starting the Giants' defense this week against Peyton Manning and the Broncos you're probably trying to lose on purpose.
Posted: 9/12/2013 11:10pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride would not say if RB David Wilson will be the starting running back for Week 2 or what newly-acquired Brandon Jacobs' role will be. Wilson is expected to get the start if he can hold onto the ball.
Huddle Up: Look for Wilson to get the start after a heavily-scrutinized week of practice, but don't underestimate Jacobs' potential workload as he's no stranger to the Giants' offense having spent his first seven NFL seasons there prior to last season.
Posted: 9/9/2013 6:19pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin will not commit to RB David Wilson as the team's starting running back after his fumbling issues Week 1.
Huddle Up: This isn't a good look for Wilson, especially considering the Giants are kicking the tires on some street free agents after his double-fumble fiasco. It's hard to believe this isn't more than a motivational ploy given Wilson is a far better talent than what New York has and what is out there, but Tom Coughlin has been known to do this in the past.
Posted: 9/9/2013 1:39pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin hinted that RB David Wilson could regain his role as the starting running back after being benched in Week 1 following two fumbles. Wilson also struggled to pass protect in the game. 'Give us a little time to work on this thing,' Coughlin said. '(Wilson) is still very much in our thoughts. He's got to play - he's a very talented young man.'
Huddle Up: Coughlin is speaking as if Wilson got terminal fumbleitis. The Giants were auditioning players today in the wake of Wilson's awful night. Even if he can "win back" the starting gig, things aren't looking very good in the short term for him.
Posted: 9/9/2013 10:51am et
New York Giants RB David Wilson was benched in the third quarter of the Week 1 game against the Dallas Cowboys after his second lost fumble of the game was scooped up by S Barry Church for a touchdown. Wilson was replaced by RB Da'Rel Scott.
Huddle Up: Scott was adequate at best, and his inexperience contributed to an Eli Manning interception later in the game. Wilson, meanwhile, has cemented his reputation as a fumbler and his place in Tom Coughlin's doghouse. Look for the Giants to audition veteran backs this week, and for Wilson to spend the next week-plus carrying a football everywhere he goes. Tough to see the Giants giving up on him, but if they're able to bring in a Willis McGahee type it will significantly cut into Wilson's playing time--and, subsequently, his fantasy potential.
Posted: 8/1/2013 7:51pm et
New York Giants RBs David Wilson and Andre Brown are listed as co-starters at running back on the team's first depth chart. Wilson is also listed as the main kick returner.
Huddle Up: You can read more about this RBBC and much more in John Tuvey's Ultimate Running Back By Committee Report, up now on this site for Huddle members, but, in the proverbial nutshell, the expectation is the second-year Wilson will get the majority of the work, while Brown could serve as more of a goal-line/short-yardage specialist. All projections aside, though, it's definitely a situation to closely monitor this preseason.
Posted: 6/27/2013 11:51am et
Retired RB Tiki Barber said New York Giants RB David Wilson is the most dynamic running back the Giants have ever had. 'I wasn't fast. I was quick, I was elusive, I had good vision but I didn't have breakaway speed like he does. I wasn't the athlete like he is. I worked hard to get where I was. As long as he doesn't take that for granted and works hard on top of it, he can be fantastic,' Barber said.
Huddle Up: Wilson came on strong late in his rookie season accumulating 273 of his 392 total yards over the Giants' final 4 games. With Ahmad Bradshaw now out of the picture, Wilson has made one of the largest offseason leaps in the fantasy RB rankings and deservedly so. Draft him with confidence as a mid to low-end RB2.
Posted: 6/8/2013 2:53pm et
New York Giants running backs coach Jerald Ingram said he believes RB David Wilson is in position to earn the starting running back job during training camp. "I think he's grown. He has a fairly good understanding of the offense right now. He's definitely in position to be the guy, but I think just like what we've done in the past here, we're going to be a rotation type team and what certain backs do best, we'll play. I think he's a playmaker. He's definitely going to contribute and help us out. There are some goals that he has to accomplish for us. He's definitely on a better track than he was a year ago in understanding our protections and doing those kinds of things," Ingram said. Wilson has attended every offseason workout this offseason.
Huddle Up: Seeing as the Giants let Ahmad Bradshaw walk in the offseason and have only Andre Brown as a safety net, they'd better hope Wilson is ready to go.
Posted: 5/12/2013 5:40am et
New York Giants special teams coordinator Tom Quinn said he believes RB David Wilson can still be a kick returner this season even though he is expected to be the starting running back. "With his expanded role (in the offense), we'll see where it leads," Quinn said. "He said he'd like to do both, but it all depends on the game and his carries and what his role is in the offense."
Huddle Up: It's certainly possible for Wilson to keep some of his return duties, a la Percy Harvin, DeSean Jackson or Dez Bryant. But those are wideouts, and with Wilson expected to see 15-plus touches from scrimmage as the starting running back look for the Giants to pick their spots with him in the return game. Bottom line, if your league counts return yards and points don't bank on Wilson providing a huge contribution in that area; rather, he'll give you some bonus yards and a couple scores on an irregular basis.
Posted: 4/25/2013 12:07pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson has improved his pass-protection skills, according to running backs coach Jerald Ingram.
Huddle Up: With a 2-time Super Bowl MVP QB in the backfield, that's imperative for Wilson, who assumes the lead-dog role in the Giants' running game this season. Due to fumbling and pass-pro issues, Wilson was limited to 75 total touches from scrimmage in his rookie campaign a year ago, with 45 coming over the final 4 games as the rook gained more trust.