Brandon Jacobs (27) of the New York Giants talks with Ahmad Bradshaw (44) against the Detroit Lions at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 17 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Picking Ahmad Bradshaw as the sleeper of the week is a bit ironic, considering that a curfew violation kept him out of the first half of last week's game in Dallas. But hear me out. Brandon Jacobs is running like a man possessed, but with Bradshaw healthier and likely to start Sunday against Washington, paired with the Redskins being ranked 17th against the rush, the elements are there for Bradshaw to have a pretty big day.
I'll give you another theory as to why Bradshaw (and Jacobs) might get more work than usual. Yes, Tom Coughlin's Giants always try to control the clock, but considering how bad our defense has played lately, controlling the clock to keep our defense on the sideline is not such a bad idea.
I'm throwing a lot of hypothetical situations out there, but, well, as sleepers go, Bradshaw seems to be as good a pick as any!