Posted: 7:40 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013
By SB Nation Fantasy
The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first steps, and maybe David Wilson is prepared to make those steps. The New York Giants running back finished the Giants Week 4 loss with 55 rushing yards on 13 carries, and two receptions for eight yards.
It was not a spectacular performance, but given his recent performances, it was a step in the right direction. More importantly, he held on to the ball on his 17 touches.
Fantasy impact: Wilson is showing improvement, but most of the rest of the roster (aside from Victor Cruz) is not. The Giants have lost their last two games by a combined score of 69-7. It is hard for a running back to get going when his team is constantly battling from a deficit. The Giants did keep this game close into the fourth quarter, but they could just get nothing going.
Week 5 will see the Giants host the sieve that is the Philadelphia Eagles defense. The Giants have a chance to climb into the NFC East race, while also getting their offense going. Wilson remains no better than a flex play for now, but another improved performance could move him into spot duty as an RB 2.