It’s not easy to find an NFL running back slower than Brandon Jacobs. But if Jacobs can’t go again this week for the Giants they’ll have to turn to Peyton Hillis to be their main ball carrier.

Tom Coughlin might be able to outrace Hillis and he’s 67.

Jacobs is questionable with a hamstring. Lost in the horrendous glare of Josh Freeman was the Giants’ rushing attack, which averaged two yards a carry on 32 attempts.

The news might be more positive for two other running backs. Steven Jackson is practicing this week for the Falcons after being out since Week 2 with a hamstring injury. The Falcons rushed 18 times last Sunday against Tampa Bay and gained a grand total of 18 yards on those runs.

DeMarco Murray also has practiced this week. He missed last week with a knee injury that was estimated to sideline him at least two weeks. The Cowboys may play things safe and hold Murray out another week since they are playing on carpet against the Lions.

C.J. Spiller hasn’t missed any time despite being less than 100 percent because of a sore ankle. Maybe it’s time he did miss a game or two in order to get right since he’s averaging 4.0 yards a carry and has scored only one touchdown. It’s old reliable Fred Jackson who is leading Buffalo in rushing.

Those who have Jimmy Graham in their fantasy league need to play things safe and find another tight end, at least for this week. Graham hasn’t been practicing due to a foot injury. The Saints don’t need Graham to beat the Bills at home.

Michael Vick has been practicing in full and barring anything unforeseen will start against the Giants. Vick may be at only 80 percent, but he still should put up strong numbers against the Giants whose vulnerable defense got a week off facing Freeman in their last game.


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