Is Jacobs too risky as a No. 1 RB?

The Giants back has size and talent, but there's the matter of injuries and split carries

Updated: August 18, 2009, 12:21 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

Can you count on Brandon Jacobs as your No. 1 running back?

Haven't you seen the ESPN.com "Follow Your Sports: Fantasy Football" commercial yet? (If you haven't, click here to watch it.) When Jacobs makes his appearance, it clearly reads "Round 1."

I'm a company man, and I think we all can agree that Round 1 clearly equates with "No. 1 fantasy running back." So there's your answer, in one word: Yes.

OK, I kid. There's a little more to the debate than the mere one-word ...

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