David Wilson good, Fitzgerald bad (again) 

December, 9, 2012
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It was mid-October when underutilized New York Giants rookie running back David Wilson announced confidently that he was a future Hall of Famer, issuing his declaration with little to back it up with. From a football sense, Wilson's rookie year had been disappointing; he fumbled on his second career carry and entered the proverbial doghouse, delivering positive fantasy points in only three contests entering Sunday. Of course, he changed all that on Sunday.

Wilson erupted for an impressive and versatile 28 fantasy points against the New Orleans Saints, breaking the franchise mark with 327 all-purpose yards. The Virginia Tech speedster is currently owned in 40.3 percent of ESPN standard leagues, but after becoming the first player to rush for 100 yards and accumulate more than 200 return yards in the same game, and knowing the durability issues surrounding starting running back Ahmad Bradshaw, things will obviously change moving ahead.

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Rich Schultz/Getty ImagesHas Giants starter Ahmad Bradshaw had his role usurped? We shouldn't assume so.
A confident fellow to be sure, Wilson's ability hasn't really been in question, but even he admitted he needed to regain the coaches' trust. Bradshaw left Sunday's game because of a knee injury, though he later returned, and Wilson was given the opportunity to run the ball 13 times. With prior goal-line running back Andre Brown out for the season and the team subsequently lacking position depth, plus not knowing Wilson's potential impact, the Giants signed veterans Ryan Torain and Kregg Lumpkin recently. Don't look for them to matter after Wilson sprinted through gaping holes to return a kickoff 97 yards for one score, began the second half with a hard-earned 6-yard touchdown run and then closed the 52-27 rout with a 52-yard scamper.