Giants WR Nicks unlikely to play Sunday

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 12:50 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Giants WR Hakeem Nicks has a broken big toe and will likely miss the team's final regular-season game against the Redskins.

He broke the toe in the Giants' 45-17 loss to the Packers last week.

Nicks leads the Giants in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns this season and has recorded 79-1,052-11 in just 13 games.

The way we see it

The Giants were already thin at the WR position with WR Steve Smith (pectoral) out for the year. QB Eli Manning has a career-high 24 interceptions and likely won't see a lot of open receivers next week as the Giants try to sneak into the playoffs without their top two receivers.

Fantasy spin

Mario Manningham has played well with Smith and Nicks out in the past and will likely see increased targets on Sunday. WR Derek Hagan could get more looks, as well.