If you own Brandon Jacobs in your fantasy football league, you couldn’t be happier with Eli Manning’s early struggles against the Chicago Bears in Week 6.
Manning threw interceptions on the New York Giants’ first two drives of the game. As a result, Tom Coughlin has relied a little more on the running game, and Jacobs is making the most of the chance. With 10:30 left in the second quarter, the veteran running back had 58 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
Twitter has approached Jacobs’ good performance with a mix of bemusement and comedy.
NFL: Around the League thinks Jacobs is rolling back the years.
Brandon Jacobs is partying like it’s 2007. #NYGvsCHI
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) October 11, 2013
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora thought there could be some sort of commercial tie-in at play.
Brandon Jacobs is running angry, man. it’s like something out of that Machete Kills trailer they keep showing during the TV timeouts
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 11, 2013
In terms of fantasy, you may want to consider putting Jacobs on the trade market after the week is over. His value is never going to be higher. You may be able to fool another owner into giving up way too much in order to get a 31-year-old running back with little upside from here.
This is Brandon Jacobs we’re talking about after all. Don’t expect him to continue with anything close to this going forward.
If you’re set on keeping him, just look at the matchups every week. Jacobs should be a steady enough runner, with some good performances against the right defenses.