Overall Ranking

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 08

    NYG @ DET

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    ARI @ NYG

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    HOU @ NYG

  • Week 4 - Sep 25

    NYG @ WAS

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    ATL @ NYG

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    NYG @ PHI

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    NYG @ DAL

  • Week 8 - Oct 26


  • Week 9 - Nov 03

    IND @ NYG

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    NYG @ SEA

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    SF @ NYG

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    DAL @ NYG

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    NYG @ JAC

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    NYG @ TEN

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    WAS @ NYG

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    NYG @ LAR

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    PHI @ NYG

  • Week 1 - Sep 05

    DAL 24 @ NYG 17

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    TB 34 @ NYG 41

  • Week 3 - Sep 20

    NYG 36 @ CAR 7

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    NYG 17 @ PHI 19

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    CLE 27 @ NYG 41

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    NYG @ SF

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    WAS @ NYG

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    NYG @ DAL

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    NYG @ CIN

  • Week 11 - Nov 18


  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    GB @ NYG

  • Week 14 - Dec 03

    NYG @ WAS

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    NYG 14 @ WAS 28

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    LAR 16 @ NYG 28

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    NYG 29 @ PHI 16

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    NYG 31 @ ARI 27

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    SEA 36 @ NYG 25

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    BUF 24 @ NYG 27

  • Week 7 - Oct 23


  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    MIA 17 @ NYG 20

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    NYG 24 @ NE 20

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    NYG 20 @ SF 27

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    PHI 17 @ NYG 10

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    NYG 24 @ NO 49

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    GB 38 @ NYG 35

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    NYG 37 @ DAL 34

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    WAS 23 @ NYG 10

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    NYG 29 @ NYJ 14

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    CAR 18 @ NYG 31

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    NYG 14 @ IND 38

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    TEN 29 @ NYG 10

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    CHI 3 @ NYG 17

    8 receptions

    110 rec yards

    0 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    NYG 34 @ HOU 10

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    DET 20 @ NYG 28

  • Week 7 - Oct 25

    NYG 41 @ DAL 35

  • Week 8 - Oct 31


  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    NYG 41 @ SEA 7

    6 receptions

    128 rec yards

    1 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    DAL 33 @ NYG 20

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    NYG 17 @ PHI 27

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    JAC 20 @ NYG 24

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    WAS 7 @ NYG 31

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    NYG 21 @ MIN 3

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    PHI 38 @ NYG 31

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    NYG 17 @ GB 45

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    NYG 17 @ WAS 14


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Hakeem Nicks

New York Giants

2009 - 2011 Statistics

                           RUSHING                            RECEIVING                            FANTASY

                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats           0        0      0           76        133      966     7        161.2     10.7

2010 Stats           0        0      0           77        128     1448   11        171.2     13.2

2009 Stats           2        8      0           47         74      117     6         115.8      8.3

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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Nicks could blow up this year—with his talent, he's due for that really big breakout season

(+) With Manningham gone, more targets will go Hakeem's way

(+) Trend Alert: Nicks played exceptional down the stretch last year—in his final five games, Super Bowl included, he had 33 receptions, 520 yards, three 100-yard games and five TDs

(+) Nicks has the biggest hands in the league and uses them to make remarkable catches

(+) Only Larry Fitzgerald and Brandon Lloyd have better body control than Nicks

(+) A solid 133 targets last year will go up this season

(+) Victor Cruz is bound to take on some double-teams now so Nicks should be freed up a bit more this season

(+) Put up 6+ catches in six games

(+) Hakeem is a level-headed dude that cares enough about the sport to want to be great

(–) Growing into the nickname of "Nicked up Nicks"

(–) Currently has a broken foot with pins in it, though it should heal okay

(–) Still lots of question marks for the Giants and Nicks after their Super Bowl win

(–) Eli Manning tends to spread the ball around, so Nicks does have the chance of being a bit inconsistent 

(–) Because of a few big games, the game logs don't look as good as the final stats

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2009 Review

It didn’t take long for the big wide receiver out of North Carolina to show the fantasy world why he was the Giants choice to fill the Plaxico Burress void when they took him in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft.  After missing Weeks 2 and 3 at the beginning of the season due to a foot sprain, in just his second game in a Giants uniform, Hakeem Nicks took an Eli Manning screen pass 54 yards to paydirt and off he ran to a four-game scoring streak.  Not too shabby for a rookie to catch 4 TDs in his first five games along with a 100-yard effort to boot.  The rest of the season wasn’t spectacular, as he ended up with just 47 catches for 790 yards and 6 TDs, but he was clearly a matchup nightmare for defenders.  His size was obvious at a hulky 215 pounds, but he also showed to have enough speed to do damage with the ball when caught in the open field.  Being within a crowded WR situation in New York didn’t seem to bother the youngster too much as there was no doubt by the end of the year Hakeem belonged at the top of the depth chart.

~  Ranked 27th in the league with 115.8 WR fantasy points (basic scoring system)

~  Tied for 28th in the league with 6 receiving touchdowns

~  Tied for 39th in the league with 790 receiving yards

~  Ranked 37th in the league with 56.4 receiving yards per game

~  Tied for 74th in the league with 47 receptions

~  Ranked 80th in the league with 75 targets

~  Ranked 24th in the league with 13 receptions of 20+ yards

~  Tied for 58th in the league with 32 catches for first downs

~  Ranked 22nd in the league with 411 yards after the catch (YAC)

~  Set career highs in every major statistical receiving category

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

Hakeem battled a myriad of injuries during different parts of his rookie season, but none of them should slow him down in 2010.  His talent won’t be what holds him back either, because even though the Giants seem to be swarming with good young receivers, Nicks is the obvious stand-out of the crew.  Steve Smith will still pull in the most receptions on the team because of his slot position, but we fully expect to see a major increase in Nicks’ targets, and thus his receptions.  74 targets in 2009 weren’t even close to what he should see in 2010.  By the end of the year, it should look more like 110-120, which will up his receptions into the 70 range.  With his nose for the endzone, that amount of touches could very well mean 8-10 TDs in addition to putting him up over 1,000 yards.  Mario Manningham and possibly Ramses Barden will be fighting for Nicks’ playing time, and they’ll get a bit of it, but with the Giants backfield being questionable at best lately, there will be enough passes over the year to satisfy Hakeem’s fantasy owners.

~ His combination of size and speed makes him the most talented WR on the team and biggest matchup problem for defenses

~ The Giants running game has gone to crap, which means another big year for Manning and whoever he chooses to throw the pill to

~ Nicks went through a bit of offseason surgery, but he’ll be 100% in training camp

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Hakeem does not have a Twitter account.  The official Team Twitter account comes through here:  Giants Player Tweets



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Holy F#(&!?!?  Whatever gaming system he learned this from, we want it:

Nicks never lost a game in High School and went on to set 14 North Carolina Tar Heel records in college.  Now you know why.

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Back in August of ‘09, Hakeem signed a five-year, $12.54 million rookie contract that included a $6.5 million signing bonus.  The terms of the deal are listed below:

2010 - $400,000

2011 - $575,000

2012 - $750,000

2013 - $925,000

2014 - Free Agent

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Mario Manningham is a nice upside handcuff to Nicks

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Strength of Schedule

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College Stats

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Combine Results

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Injury Report


Nixon hasn't had much of a problem with injuries, but he did miss 2 early games in 2009 with a foot sprain. No worries here

Hakeem Nicks worked out for the Bengals on Tuesday.


Pyro's take: There was a time that Hakeem Nicks was a top talent wide receiver, but that time has passed. He is only 28-years old, but plays the game as a 33-year old.

04/06/16, 03:23 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Dan Graziano expects Hakeem Nicks to be move involved this week.


Pyro's take: Watch for the Giants to get newly signed wide receiver Hakeem Nicks more involved this week against the Jets. Nicks played only a couple of series in his first game back, but it's noteworthy that they used him in Rueben Randle's spot. Randle's consistency and performance have been disappointing, and as Nicks continues to get up to speed in Ben McAdoo's offense, he could eat into Randle's snaps. The coaching staff likes the way Nicks looks in practice and believe he's showing a speed component he didn't have the last time he was here. -- Dan Graziano

12/01/15, 12:08 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Rams will work out free agent WR Hakeem Nicks on Monday


Pyro's take: Adam Caplan has reported via Twitter "#Rams expected to work out WRs Hakeem Nicks, Wes Welker, and Vincent Brown today. Nicks worked out for #Ravens last week."

Who will be the one?

11/09/15, 04:54 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Through a Nicked View

Hakeem Nicks is not shy about how he feels about himself. In the locker room he decided to announce "I still view myself as the best receiver in the league." This wasn't addressed to Reggie Wayne of course, but Nicks had more to say on top of his boasted statement: "That expectation ain't never going to change," he said. "I'll get a chance to prove it eventually."

The target dispersion hasnt really affirmed Nicks' beliefs as "s targets, T.Y. Hilton (38) and Wayne (33) are first in line after four games. Nicks has been thrown to only 10.5 percent of time, 18 throws, which stands fourth among the plethora of potent Colt receivers.

Tight end Coby Fleener has been targeted 19 times, and following Nicks are running back Ahmad Bradshaw (17), tight end Dwayne Allen (15), running back Trent Richardson (14), rookie receiver Donte Moncrief (nine) and reserve blocker Jack Doyle (six)."

Pyro's take: Nicks has converted 12 of his opportunities into 94 yards and a pair of touchdowns. As important is the attention he draws. History says he's a must-cover."Just have to be patient; you know it's going to be a long season," Nicks said. "Being a receiver we all want the ball every play, but we understand that sacrifice is part of being on a team. You have to understand the play, the concept, understand to play team ball and everything will work out in the end for everybody."

Nicks has performed well in a deep crew of wide receivers and running backs capable of catching the ball out of the back-field. Keep him on your bench or radar for now, but be ready to roll with him, if something should happen with Hilton or Wayne.

10/02/14, 11:46 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.indystar.com

Nicks off to a slow start

Fans are excited to see Nicks on the field with the Colts.

Those who have seen Nicks on the field with the Colts, however, don't seem to be as impressed. At least Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton still wants to see more from Nicks, that's for sure. In his presser on Friday, Hamilton was asked whether he's seen enough from Nicks:

"I don't know if I can say that I've seen enough. I think he is still working to get himself in game shape. His talent is well documented and his ability to be a productive receiver in the league is without a doubt something that we are not questioning, he's a special talent. Hakeem and I had the same high school coach and I've been watching him for quite some time."

Pyro's take: Sounds like Nicks is out of shape and not picking up the offense very quickly. The Colts only invested a one-year contract on Nicks, but they were hoping for the Hakeem of old. This is good new for T.Y. Hilton and Reggie Wayne. The Colts are going to use a two tight end, two receiver set as their base set, which means Nicks is not going to see a lot of snaps each game. Add to this that he is not in shape, and he is a player I want to avoid in drafts this year,

08/05/14, 09:36 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.stampedeblue.com

Nicks to Colts

Hakeem Nicks is now an Indianapolis Colt, according to NFL beat writer Chris Wesseling. Nicks will be the third wide receiver, and is under contract for one year. The Colts will pay Hakeem $3.5 million with a chance to get more. Nicks has been hurt and his production has dropped, but the one year contract hedges the risk for the Indianapolis franchise. The Colts will now rely on Reggie Wayne, TY Hilton, and Nicks as primary receivers.

Pyro's take: What kind of player are the Colts going to get? If Hakeem Nicks can play up to pre-injury form, then the Colts have themselves a great steal off the free-agent board, if not, then they can still develop LaVon Brazill and Da'Rick Rogers. Nicks is only 26 years of age, and has great cut-back ability with run after the catch skills, but last year, he was the only player not to catch a touchdown while being targeted 100 times. With Andrew Luck throwing the ball, look for that goose-egg streak to be broken quickly.

03/14/14, 08:13 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.nfl.com

Nicks' TD futility puts him in rare company

2013 Stats: 56 recs, 896 yards, 0 TDs, 16.0 YPC

Whether you play fantasy football or not, if you're a football fan, you've probably at least heard about Hakeem Nicks and his horrific 2013 season.

However, my guess is you haven't heard these two little-known facts:

- Nicks became just the SIXTH wide receiver in the Super Bowl era (1966-2013) to post 55 or more receptions in a season without scoring a single touchdown.

- 175 different wide receivers caught at least one pass this season and of those 175 WRs, 119 caught at least one touchdown pass. Nicks and his 56 receptions was not one of them.

- The receiver with the next highest reception total who was also held without a TD was Chris Givens, who had 34 catches - 22 fewer than Nicks.

Pyro's take: Wherever the talented Mr. Nicks ends up next season, I'd like to warn future fantasy drafters against underestimating his worth. I mean the kid just turned 26 years old, so he at least still has a handful of productive years left in him. It's possible a change of scenery is all he needs to rise back up in 2014.

Granted, he may never become the super-stud we all thought he would be after his first few years in the league, but he shouldn't be ignored on draft day, either. If he's still available after your three WR positions have been filled, he could end up being one of the major steals of your draft.

01/28/14, 05:09 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.pro-football-reference.com

Hakeem Nicks minor injury should be fine

After having a pass hit him awkwardly, right on the tip of his middle finger, Hakeem Nicks felt an intense pain.

"They just popped it back into place," Nicks said. "It hit it dead on, it was bent the opposite way. The knuckle was facing down."

Nicks finished the game, though, and doesn't foresee himself missing any time.

Pyro's take: This should be nothing to worry about, but this is just a reminder that Nicks is still an injury prone player, and due to his history it is worth noting.

09/16/13, 07:08 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.nj.com

Hakeem Nicks "I'm as good as I can be"

"I definitely feel like I’m as good as I can be at this point," Nicks said. "It’s game time now. We’re opening the season up now. Everything counts. Every play counts. It’s time to get it."

Nicks said he was happy with the path he took, even if it meant sitting out some valuable practice time during the preseason.

"It definitely did," Nicks said. "I definitely benefited from it. At the same time, it helped me get to this point as well. My body feels extremely good. It’s the best it’s felt in a long time. I just have to make sure I keep going uphill."

Pyro's take: Hakeem Nicks is healthy, which is a rare occurrence for the wide receiver heading into his 5th season. Nicks has been nicked up throughout his career and that has hurt his fantasy owners who seem to always be waiting for this guy to finally breakout.

Nicks does have the potential to be a dominant receiver in this league, and in fantasy, but the fact that he is always dealing with something that keeps him off the field (groin issue this preseason) he is hard to count on for the full slate of games. If you did grab Nicks then at least you can feel good about starting him in week 1, while he is still healthy.

09/05/13, 01:08 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.nj.com

Here we go again, Hakeem Nicks nicked up

Hakeem Nicks has been dealing with a groin injury and has not been able to practice. Head coach Tom Coughlin had this to say.

"He came in excited about being able to go but he had this little groin injury which I hope is not going to set him back for very long. But obviously, we're taking all the necessary precautions...Certainly I want to see him on the field, and he wants to be on the field...It's frustrating, but I've got to learn to control myself when it comes to that as well and just realize he's trying like heck to get out here and he knows he needs to practice and work at it...It's a day to day type thing,"

Pyro's take: This is unfortunately nothing new for Nicks, who seems like he is constantly dealing with some sort of injury. Entering his 5th season, Nicks has yet to play a full slate of games. Nicks can be one of the most exciting players in the game, but he is also the MOST frustrating player with his nagging injuries. Another season, but looking like more of the same from Nicks.

08/01/13, 09:00 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.nj.com

Nicks realizes importance of 2013 season, starts working with Eli

Coming off an injury-plagued, lackluster 2012 season, wide receiver Hakeem Nicks needs to prove himself in 2013 if he wants the big contract. In realizing so, Nicks has started working out with QB Eli Manning and said he plans "...to do it again about two or three more times before (training) camp starts.”

Pyro's take: Nicks missed all nine of the Giants' OTA practices earlier this spring, but seems to at least be trying to make up for lost time here. Granted, his hooking up with Eli to get some work in was at the behest of coach Tom Coughlin, but it's still good news for his upcoming fantasy season regardless.

“It’s definitely big,” Nicks said of the upcoming season. “Talking about it can’t do it justice. I just have to go out there and do what is expected.”

Nicks also said he’s completely healthy after undergoing a “clean up” procedure on his left knee this offseason. We shall see.

06/28/13, 03:45 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nj.com

Nicks hamstring doing fine

Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks says that his injured hamstring "feels pretty good" and that he didn't even need an MRI to be taken on it.

Pyro's take: Nicks will be suited up and ready to go this Sunday as the Giants take on the Panthers. The Eli-led offense is clicking right now, so go ahead and take the chance on Nicks as a WR3 or flex for your fantasy team this weekend.

12/23/09, 01:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Nicks leaves MNF with hamstring injury

Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks left in the 2nd quarter of the Monday Night Football game with a hamstring injury and did not return.

Pyro's take: Nicks said that his hamstring has been tight lately but that he didn't pull it or strain it and that it's not even close to as serious as the one he suffered in training camp. He should be fine for Week 16 action.

12/22/09, 11:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nj.com

Nicks fine after X-rays, ready to play Thursday

Giants rookie wide receiver Hakeem Nicks went in for X-rays on an undisclosed injury after the game against the Falcons last Sunday. Nothing of note was found to be wrong and Nicks is expected to play on Thursday as usual.

Pyro's take: Nicks didn't miss any time in the game, so the injury couldn't have been too serious. He's not on the injury report for Thursday against the Broncos, so go ahead and play him as a deep WR3 or flex on your fantasy football team this week.

11/25/09, 09:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Rookie Nicks returns to practice Monday

Giants rookie wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (foot, flu) was back at practice on Monday after taking the bye week off.

Pyro's take: Nicks has proven to be a pretty good fantasy football player this year at the flex position at least. Feel free to start him from time to time depending on your league's format and Giants match-up.

11/16/09, 05:45 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Hakeem Nicks not at early practice

Giants rookie wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was not at the early portion of practice on Wednesday.

Pyro's take: The Giants are on bye this week, so they could just be resting the rook to prevent him from hitting the proverbial rookie wall. Nicks has a nice fantasy football match-up when he comes back from the bye, so keep him stashed on your bench.

11/11/09, 10:30 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Nicks likely to slide back into WR3 role with Mario back

Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham (shoulder) practiced for a third straight day on Friday and coach Tom Coughlin said that he is "on track" to play Sunday against the Chargers. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

Pyro's take: Manningham would likely go back into the starting role if he plays, but expect rookie Hakeem Nicks to take away a bunch of his snaps as he has been outplaying him for a few weeks now. Either one could be worth a WR3 spot on your fantasy football team this week against the Chargers, but a flex play is more reasonable.

11/06/09, 03:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Giants rookie WR Nicks to get the start Sunday

Giants rookie wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will get the start against the Eagles today with Mario Manningham sitting out with a banged up shoulder.

Pyro's take: Nicks has been outplaying both Manningham and Steve Smith as of late anyway, so if you have him on your fantasy football team, feel free to start him as a WR3 today.

11/01/09, 10:45 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nfl.com

Nicks moving into starting lineup?

With fellow wide receiver Mario Manningham resting today with a shoulder injury, Giants rookie Hakeem Nicks moved into the starting slot during practice Friday.

Pyro's take: It is unknown if this is because of Mario's injury, or because Nicks has finally beaten out Manningham for the position. Check back with us for fantasy football implications as it was said that coach Tom Coughlin will be addressing the situation after practice.

10/30/09, 02:00 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.newsday.com

Nicks could get the start on Sunday

Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham sat out practice Friday after injuring his shoulder on the last play of practice on Thursday. Coach Tom Coughlin said that Mario is "sore" and will be listed as "questionable" on the team's injury report for Sunday.

Pyro's take: If Manningham can't go, rookie wideout Hakeem Nicks will benefit the most as he will be thrust into the starting lineup opposite Steve Smith. Check back on Sunday morning to find out what to do fantasy-wise with these two guys.

10/30/09, 12:15 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com