For one quarter, the New York Giants saw the David Wilson they envisioned when they announced him as the team’s starter before the year began. Running confidently, Wilson was looking like the feature back that the Giants drafted him to be. After capping off the Giants first drive with a 5 yard touchdown run and two back flips, it seemed like Wilson would finally break out of his season long slump.
As the first quarter drew to a close, however, Wilson’s day came to a screeching halt. On a handoff that was stopped immediately, Wilson was thrown to the ground, his head bouncing off the MetLife Stadium turf. Fearful of a concussion, Wilson was accompanied to the locker room by Giants medical staff and was ultimately ruled out with a neck injury as second half play began.
While it seemed like Wilson and the Giants were in for another bad break, reports after the game have all pointed to Wilson suiting up Week 6 against the Chicago Bears. Team beat writer, Mike Garafalo, reported Wilson was only held out for precautionary measures. Wilson even took to twitter to state that he had passed all the necessary tests to be cleared for next week.
Although his day was cut short, Wilson fantasy owners should feel good about his performance on Sunday. Seeing a majority of the first quarter snaps, it seems as if the Giants realize not much more can go wrong this season by giving their young back some more work. This means more carries and more opportunities for Wilson to break a long one each week. While Andre Brown’s return will obviously hurt his value, Wilson’s new workload makes him a decent start until then.