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The Giants are "hopeful" Brandon Jacobs (knee) can resume practicing on Friday.

The "hope" comes from coach Tom Coughlin. Even if Jacobs suits up Friday, he'll be no better than 50-50 to play against the Chargers. Our guess is that Peyton Hillis will back up Andre Brown in San Diego. Jacobs' status will be updated on Friday.

Brandon Jacobs RB NYG 10 Months

Brandon Jacobs (knee) is not practicing Thursday.

Jacobs hasn't played since the Dallas game back on Nov. 24. Peyton Hillis will back up Andre Brown against the Chargers Sunday.

Brandon Jacobs RB NYG 10 Months

Brandon Jacobs (knee) has been ruled out for Week 13.

Jacobs rushed for 75 yards off the bench last week, but has chronic knee problems at this stage of his career and couldn't make it through the ensuing practice week without a setback. Expect Peyton Hillis to get a game-day helmet behind Andre Brown. Jacobs' absence is good news for Brown's Week 13 fantasy outlook because the washed-up veteran had been a threat for goal-line carries.

Brandon Jacobs RB NYG 10 Months

Brandon Jacobs (knee) missed Giants practice on Friday.

Per the NY Daily News' Mitchell Abramson, Jacobs' absence was a "bad omen" for his chances of playing Sunday. If Jacobs is inactive, the Giants would likely activate Peyton Hillis to be Andre Brown's change-of-pace back.

Brandon Jacobs RB NYG 10 Months

Brandon Jacobs (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

Jacobs never practices on Wednesdays as he manages his chronically sore knee. He's rushed 14 times for 84 yards with one touchdown in two games since Andre Brown returned to the lineup.

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Brandon Jacobs rushed nine times for 75 yards in the Giants' Week 12 loss to Dallas.

Jacobs ran through some of the biggest holes you'll ever see against a Cowboys defense missing ILB Sean Lee, but failed to finish the run down near the goal line on his long gain, a 37-yarder. Jacobs hasn't suddenly come back to life. He's a breather back and sometimes-goal-line vulture who's comfortably behind Andre Brown on the depth chart. The Giants face the Redskins next.

Brandon Jacobs RB NYG 10 Months

Brandon Jacobs is active for Week 12 against the Cowboys.

He'll serve as the goal-line specialist behind Andre Brown.

Brandon Jacobs RB NYG 10 Months

Brandon Jacobs (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 12.

Jacobs was also listed as questionable for Week 11 against Green Bay. He went on to play and vulture a goal-line touchdown from Andre Brown. We suspect Jacobs will be active again this week. He just isn't a fantasy option.

Brandon Jacobs RB NYG 10 Months

Brandon Jacobs (knee) returned to practice Thursday.

Jacobs managed his chronically sore knee by sitting out Wednesday. He'll be fine to serve as a short-yardage and goal-line option behind Andre Brown against the Cowboys.

Brandon Jacobs RB NYG 10 Months

Brandon Jacobs (knee) will not practice Wednesday.

It's likely just a day off for Jacobs to manage his chronically sore knee. He should be fine to serve as the short-yardage and goal-line complement to Andre Brown against the Cowboys Sunday.