Hakeem Nicks sits out end of practice with groin tightness

Provided that he can stay healthy for a full season, Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks could deliver a big season — and be a nice value — for fantasy owners.

Nicks, the team's first-round pick in 2009, will certainly be motivated to put up big numbers as he enters his contract season, but he certainly has been far from durable.

Through his first four seasons in the league, Nicks has yet to play a full 16-game season and has missed a total of nine games during that span. Last year, Nicks missed three games, but he was never 100 percent in the games he played due to the foot injury he suffered during OTAs.

Although the injury appears to be minor, Nicks sat out the end of practice due to tightness in the groin, according to ESPN New York's Ohm Youngmisuk.

Since his breakout season in 2011, Victor Cruz (168-2,628-19) has significantly outperformed Nicks (129-1,884-10). Although Cruz has played four more games than Nicks during that stretch, he is averaging almost 15 more yards per game than Nicks.

In my updated fantasy wide receiver rankings, Cruz and Nicks are my 10th- and 14th-ranked wide receivers.





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