New York Giants RBs deserve more love

Updated: August 10, 2010, 3:44 PM ET
By Eric Karabell

I don't spend much time thinking about NFL team running back hierarchies this early in training camp, so it shouldn't be any different with the New York Giants. Of course, in fantasy football, two players can't really be equal on draft day. Someone has to lead your proverbial depth chart. But if Giants coach Tom Coughlin really does view Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw similarly -- or is that Bradshaw and Jacobs? -- then shouldn't fantasy owners do the same?

Hey, I'm guilty of this as well. I ranked Jacobs 37th overall, quite a bit higher than the ESPN rank of 50, incidentally, and Bradshaw is my No. 89 player (ESPN ranks him 117th), so I think it's safe to say I like both running backs better than most. However, there remains a large disconnect in how I view them against one another. Shouldn't they be much closer in my rankings if what Coughlin is saying pans out?

    "See, you guys are all hung up on that stuff. All I want are healthy bodies and depth. They'll all be utilized and as you know, there are a lot of games to play."