This week's 'Fantasy Sleeper' for the New York Giants has to be running back Da'Rel Scott. With Ahmad Bradshaw out for the second straight week and the Giants possibly using Scott on kickoff returns this could be the week the speedy rookie from the University of Maryland makes an impact.
"With the injury to Bradshaw, we have had the opportunity to work him. That has been a good thing," said Giants coach Tom Coughlin. "If he gets some opportunities, I think he has had a couple good weeks in practice."
Scott has just one pass reception and one run for five yards so far this season.
"He's a good player. We've tried to get some things formatted for him and it just hasn't unfolded the way we wanted," said offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride. "When we called something that we thought would go to him it wound up going somewhere else because of what the defensive structure was."
Special teams coordinator Tom Quinn announced this week that either Scott or Danny Ware will take over kickoff returns duties from Devin Thomas.
"He is fast so you would like to put the ball in his hands at some point," Quinn said.
So, opportunity is coming for the seventh-round draft choice. If you want to take a flier on a running back, especially if your league counts points for kick returners, give Scott a try.