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The Giants don’t need to beat just any opponent this Sunday, they need to beat the 11-2 Falcons. And they won’t face just any pair of receivers, they’ll face Roddy White and Julio Jones, who many consider the best tandem in the league. Nicks would make a different argument, for himself and Victor Cruz. “We’re going to always feel like we’re the best. We strive to be the best,” Nicks said.
So there’s today’s debate: Who you taking? Roddy White and Julio Jones or Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz? Is the answer obvious or not so obvious.
Hit the jump to see the tale of the tape and our pick……..
In Defense of Cruz and Nicks
We will provide combined stats for 2011-2012:
Victor Cruz: 29 Games Played, 2540 Yards, 18 Touchdowns
Hakeem Nicks: 25 Games Played, 1844 Yards, 10 Touchdowns
What you don’t see: Victor Cruz has made some of the most important plays for the Giants over the past two years. One of those years I might add they won a Super Bowl. Nicks has been hurt a lot this year and his stats are down. How do we consider health in this debate?
Hit the next page to see the Falcons’ duo….
BEST OF MAXIM
Earlier this season, Falcons wide receiver Roddy White claimed that Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is only a slot receiver and that he can’t play on the outside with the “big boys”. He also claimed that he and Julio Jones are the best receiver tandem in the league.
Cruz stated that he didn’t care about White’s comments because he now has a Super Bowl ring.
Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks (knee) returned to practice Thursday. SOURCE: Jenny Vrentas, Newark Star-LedgerFantasy Spin:Nicks caught four passes for 67 yards and a score Sunday against the Saints. He's certainly not at 100 percent but should be able to play against Atlanta this week.
Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants took time out of their schedule to film a new commercial for Foot Locker. The commercial demonstrates the differences between a good and a bad Christmas gift. In all honesty the commercial is god awful, I hope when Cruz said “I know a thing or two about bad acting” he knew this was exactly that.
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Falcons WR Roddy White didn’t practice again today, according to the team’s Twitter account.
“He will not probably do a whole lot tomorrow or Saturday, and then we’ll get him out there on Sunday and see where he’s at,” said Falcons HC Mike Smith. “But it’s hard to keep Roddy White out of a football game.”
White is suffering from a knee injury but is not an injury...
Tweet Last season New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz was perhaps the most talked about Pro Bowl snub, so he’s trying his best to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen this year. On the field Cruz is doing his part with 76 catches (6th in NFC), 1,004 yards (also 6th), and 9 [...]
Fantasy Football News - According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons wide receiver Roddy White underwent an MRI on Wednesday and will be listed on the teams injury report when it is released later today.
FFLockerRoom Take - This is some unexpected news for White owners. Many were hoping to have their stud WR ready for the playoffs. It is unclear what ailment Roddy is suffering...
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (knee) hasn’t practiced at all this week and has been listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Giants.
Down here in Atlanta, WR Roddy White did not practice again. Listed as questionable.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 14, 2012
I don’t believe White has missed a game in his NFL career and I don’t expect him...
While New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and
defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul were able to return to practice Thursday,
running back Ahmad Bradshaw was once again sidelined due to lingering knee and
foot injuries, reports Kieran Darcy of ESPN New York. Beyond Bradshaw,
cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring), safety Kenny Phillips (knee) and
linebacker Michael Boley...
Julio Jones isn't interested in discussing his accomplishments. Bravado is not his style.
When the Atlanta Falcons (11-2) host the New York Giants (8-5) on Sunday, Jones could move into a bigger role and become quarterback Matt Ryan's top target.
Roddy White, the team's leading receiver, has a sore right knee and did not practice this week.
If Jones becomes Ryan'...
The battle of who has the best wide receiver duo will take place this week and just in case you need a refresher on the situation, we got all the info for you right here. Back in late September during an interview with NFL Network, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White said that he Julio [...]
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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Giants with a knee injury. He missed practice all week and is expected to be could be a game-time decision. White, who has not missed a game since being drafted in 2005, has 77 catches for 1,140 yards with five touchdowns this season.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White and safety William
Moore missed practice for the third consecutive day and are questionable to
play this weekend against the New York Giants, while cornerback Asante Samuel
participated fully in Friday’s session and is probable to suit up, according to
D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Falcons wide receiver...
While Atlanta Falcons
wide receiver Roddy White missed practice Wednesday due to a minor knee injury,
the dynamic wide out is expected to play Sunday when the team takes on the New
York Giants, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
who adds that cornerback Asante Samuel was limited in his first practice in two
Pro Bowl wide receiver Roddy...
I am looking specifically at the guys that went in the first couple of rounds because those are the injuries that hurt most. Disappointments, duds, $#&*, call them what you will as I present you the most devastating injuries of the 2012 fantasy football season.
The Atlanta Falcons will face a shorthanded secondary on Sunday when they host the New York Giants at the Georgia Dome in a game freighted with meaning for the NFC playoff race, but the Falcons themselves have some injury questions about their receivers.
Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (knee), whose 1,140 receiving yards leads the team, is listed as questionable, as is No. 3 wide...