25-Year-Old Cornerback – New York Giants
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Starting corner on an underrated defense. Notched 85 tackles and could see more chances with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie upgrading the opposite side, ...
Prince Amukamara Contract Information:
Signed a four-year contract (fifth-year option) with the Giants in August of 2011.
Amukamara (biceps) will miss the rest of the year, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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Prince Amukamara: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)A torn biceps is often a season-ending injury, even when suffered earlier in the year. With just eight weeks remaining, the Giants will likely place Amukamara on injured reserve, leaving Zack Bowman as the probable starter across from a banged-up Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (hamstring/back). A once-deep cornerback group has now lost three players to severe injuries, which leaves Jayron Hosley as the likely nickelback, with Chandler Fenner also a candidate to get snaps in the slot. Bowman, who has started just 25-of-81 career games, is the preferred IDP option of the bunch. He'll likely be tested quite often by opposing quarterbacks, but he flashed strong ball skills during his six-year tenure with the Bears from 2008 to 2013.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Amukamara pulled out of Saturday's preseason game after tweaking his groin but said afterward that he could still jog and cut without problem. The cornerback just couldn't run full speed, which is why he sat out the remainder of Saturday's exhibition contest. With his groin now feeling improved, the Giants' No. 1 cornerback will likely be eased back into practice this week, but it appears he avoided a more concerning setback.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Amukamara left Saturday's preseason game with a groin strain, but told reporters afterward that he didn't feel a pop and was able to both jog and cut while on the sidelines. That being said, Amukamara also revealed that he doubted his ability to go full-speed, so that's why he never returned to Saturday's game. For further clarification on Amukamara's ailment, he'll have an MRI performed on his sore groin. While coach Coughlin is reportedly concerned about his No. 1 cornerback's status, the MRI results should be most telling.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Amukamara was ruled out for the game, leaving Walter Thurmond to play across from Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the base defense.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Amukamara now stands to be under contract through 2015, although the Giants could either negotiate a long-term extension or cut the cornerback over that span as well. Keeping Amukamara around gives New York further security in the secondary, a unit that added Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond this offseason. In the only complete season of his three-year career, Amukamara totaled 85 tackles (76 solo) and one interception during 2013.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Former first-round pick, will start opposite Corey Webster. Amukamara is emerging as a top NFL corner, but it's likely more action will go Webster's way as a result, so don't expect huge IDP numbers.
With Terrell Thomas out indefinitely due to a knee injury, Amukamara should get a chance to start opposite Corey Webster. Expect opposing teams to test him early, so the former first-rounder should have a chance to establish himself as a playmaker.
The team's No, 1 pick, Amukamara will likely play in nickel and dime packages initially, but could eventually push Terrell Thomas and/or Corey Webster for a starting role.