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Instant Replay: Giants' backfield shift

Updated: December 5, 2010, 10:32 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

We say it often on these pages, but it's worth repeating: Just because you're a starting NFL running back doesn't guarantee you fantasy success. In fact, sometimes it doesn't even mean you're the No. 1 fantasy option in your own backfield.

For a good example, look no further than the New York Giants, who in the past two weeks, while missing their top two wideouts (Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith), have relied heavily upon the run, with a 62-49 combined run-to-pass ratio in Weeks 12-13. Brandon ...

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