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Running Back, New York Giants

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Draft: 2009 Round 7 (41)
College: Liberty
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 228 DOB: 1985-03-26 Age: 31
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#24 4 6.07

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2009 JAC 15 39 202 5.2 1 18 16 101 6.3 0 36.3 2.4
2010 JAC 13 84 459 5.5 4 34 26 223 8.6 0 92.2 7.1
2012 JAC 10 101 283 2.8 2 26 19 130 6.8 0 53.3 5.3
2013 OAK 15 163 733 4.5 6 47 36 292 8.1 0 138.5 9.2
2014 NYG 11 167 639 3.8 4 41 30 226 7.5 0 110.5 10.0
2015 NYG 16 195 863 4.4 3 39 29 296 10.2 1 139.9 8.7
2016 NYG 2 31 102 3.3 0 4 3 16 5.3 0 11.8 5.9
2016 (Projected) NYG   173 745 4.3 5   33 242 7.3 1 134.7  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
Veteran Rashad Jennings is expected to once again be the team’s lead back this season. That may not mean as much as it would for other fantasy running backs, as injuries and the staff’s committee approach at the position have led to only 362 carries during his two seasons with the team. Jennings did manage to play in all 16 games last season and finished with 863 rushing yards and caught 29 balls for another 296 yards with 4 total touchdowns. While his dynamic play-making skills are limited, he was generally efficient and is still the best running back on the roster. At 31 years of age it’s hard to imagine much improvement over last season, leaving the door open for Shane Vereen or more likely rookie Paul Perkins to step into the lead back role. While Jennings’ versatility and experience in the system makes him the odds on favorite for lead back duties, it should be noted that Jennings had never handled more than 163 carries in a season before coming to the Giants and topped out at 195 last year. He is an attractive depth option in PPR leagues at late-round ADP, but relying on him as a weekly starter is not advisable.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Rashad Jennings
RB2RB3 Orleans Darkwa
RB3RB4 Paul Perkins
RB4RB5 Bobby Rainey
RB5RB2 Shane Vereen
RB6RB6 Will Johnson
Giants Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Jennings unlikely to play Monday night
Thumb injury
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Sep 29, 8:00 am

New York Giants
New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings is unlikely to play on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings, according to multiple sources. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Coaches are still worried about Jennings' ability to catch the ball and pass protect with a cast on his thumb. Expect a committee approach with Orleans Darkwa being the lead back. Bobby Rainey and Paul Perkins could receive touches as well. Darkwa is a Flex option only against a difficult Vikings defense.


Injury Rashad Jennings expects to practice tomorrow
Thumb
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Sep 28, 5:04 pm

New York Giants
Jennings missed Sunday's loss to the Redskins with a thumb injury, but he said his thumb feels much better, and he anticipates being a full participant in practice. He won't know for sure, though, until Thursday, and the final decision lies with the team's medical staff. But Jennings is approaching this week as he would any other. (NJ.com)

FFToday's Take: This is encouraging news for a Giants backfield that has been hit hard by injuries. Rashad Jennings would get the starting nod if he can return to practice Thursday and not suffer any setbacks. Orleans Darkwa will still be mixed in and may be the favorite for goal line carries if the team wants to limit Jennings' exposure to hits on his injured thumb.


Injury Giants forced to look to Paul Perkins
Rookie RB "ready to step up"
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 27, 11:00 am

New York Giants
Orleans Darkwa ran well against the Redskins, with 10 carries for 53 yards. Diminutive Bobby Rainey can duplicate some of Vereen’s skills as a pass-catcher — though he has had fumbling issues in his career — and rookie Paul Perkins, a fifth-round pick from UCLA, will have to be brought along. HC Ben McAdoo said, "Perkins is ready to step up." Asked how he will replace Vereen, McAdoo said "by committee." (New York Post)

FFToday's Take: With Shane Vereen down for most if not all of the season and Rashad Jennings dealing with a thumb injury, the Giants will likely activate Perkins in Week 4 and get him some touches. He's a RB4 with additional dynasty value.


Injury Shane Vereen out for the year, triceps injury
Giants lose leading rusher
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Sep 26, 1:15 pm

New York Giants
Giants running back Shane Vereen is out for the season with a triceps injury, the team announced today. (ProFootballTalk)

FFToday's Take: Rashad Jennings missed Week 3 with a thumb injury and now Vereen is lost for the season. Orleans Darkwa isn't the receiving threat Vereen is and the Giants expressed concerns of Jennings' ability to catch with a cast on his thumb so it remains to be seen how the backfield duties will be split moving forward. Bobby Rainey and Paul Perkins round out the depth chart.


Injury Rashad Jennings expected to be inactive
Shane Vereen expected to start
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 25, 8:45 am

New York Giants
Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) will be a surprise spectator today. After early optimism, he’s expected to be out vs. Redskins. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Jennings has been dealing with a thumb injury and was previously reported he would wear a cast. However, with him on the sidelines Shane Vereen slides into the starting role and becomes a nice RB2 against the Redskins. Orleans Darkwa and perhaps rookie Paul Perkins could also see snaps.


Injury Rashad Jennings to play with cast on thumb
Flex consideration
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Sep 24, 10:00 am

New York Giants
All week, Rashad Jennings has been confident his injured left thumb wouldn’t prevent him from facing the Redskins, but the Giants are listing their starting running back as questionable to play Sunday. “He’s continuing to try to work around that,” Sullivan said of Jennings’ injury. “It’s something that’s not natural. He’s used to doing that without the cast. … It’s definitely an adjustment that we have great confidence he’ll be able to make.” (New York Post)

FFToday's Take: Jennings is expected to play but given the fact Shane Vereen split carries with Jennings last week, its difficult to trust Jennings as an RB2. Both backs have Flex appeal in the matchup with Washington.


Are the Giants ditching RBBC?
RB coach wants better rhythm to running game
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Aug 2, 2:00 pm

New York Giants
The Giants have no intention of continuing the ill-conceived four-man running back rotation that doomed their rushing attack for most of last season. At least at the start, they plan to hand Rashad Jennings the ball. That's the ideal scenario, running backs coach Craig Johnson said. They want to ride Jennings like they did over the final four games last year. (SNY.tv)

FFToday's Take: This is kind of news tidbit that can spike a player's ADP. Reading into The RB coaches comments, the initial gameplan is less bodies in the committee with Jennings operating as the lead back, Shane Vereen working on third downs and in the two-minute offense, and Andre Williams giving Jennings a breather when needed. At 31 years-old, Jennings durability will be a big question mark but his share of expected touches appears to be increasing.


Giants running back discussion
Beat writers discuss workload of Jennings and Vereen
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Jul 5, 9:00 am

New York Giants
Rashad Jennings is likely to be the primary running back on first and second downs, given his ability to run, block and catch out of the backfield. I would expect him to get around 15-18 carries a game. I think the Giants will look to pick up where they left off last season with Rashad Jennings being the main ball carrier and Shane Vereen as the change of pace/third down back. (Giants.com)

FFToday's Take: The consensus of the Giants beat reporters is that Rashad Jennings are the leaders for touches headed into training camp with Jennings being the lead option on early downs and Vereen operating as the third-down back. Rookie Paul Perkins is the dark horse and someone for redraft leaguers to monitor as a free agent pickup or a late-round flier.



2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DAL W 20-19 18 75 4.2 0 2 1 3 3.0 0 7.8
2 NO W 16-13 13 27 2.1 0 2 2 13 6.5 0 4.0

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DAL L 26-27 13 52 4.0 1 0 0 0 - 0 11.2
2 ATL L 20-24 9 12 1.3 0 2 2 12 6.0 0 2.4
3 WAS W 32-21 11 32 2.9 0 3 3 25 8.3 0 5.7
4 at BUF W 24-10 9 38 4.2 0 2 2 54 27.0 1 15.2
5 SF W 30-27 11 46 4.2 0 4 4 21 5.3 0 6.7
6 at PHI L 7-27 13 63 4.8 0 3 3 20 6.7 0 8.3
7 DAL W 27-20 5 19 3.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.9
8 at NO L 49-52 10 54 5.4 0 3 2 31 15.5 0 8.5
9 at TB W 32-18 13 48 3.7 0 1 1 -1 -1.0 0 4.7
10 NE L 26-27 11 39 3.5 0 3 2 12 6.0 0 5.1
12 at WAS L 14-20 6 14 2.3 0 3 2 14 7.0 0 2.8
13 NYJ L 20-23 5 14 2.8 0 2 1 19 19.0 0 3.3
14 at MIA W 31-24 22 81 3.7 0 2 2 21 10.5 0 10.2
15 CAR L 35-38 16 107 6.7 1 3 1 0 0.0 0 16.7
16 at MIN L 17-49 14 74 5.3 0 3 2 62 31.0 0 13.6
17 PHI L 30-35 27 170 6.3 1 5 2 6 3.0 0 23.6

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DET L 14-35 16 46 2.9 1 5 4 50 12.5 0 15.6
2 ARI L 14-25 18 64 3.6 0 4 4 45 11.3 0 10.9
3 HOU W 30-17 34 176 5.2 1 0 0 0 - 0 23.6
4 at WAS W 45-14 13 55 4.2 0 2 1 -3 -3.0 0 5.2
5 ATL W 30-20 10 55 5.5 0 2 2 17 8.5 0 7.2
11 SF L 10-16 18 59 3.3 0 7 4 8 2.0 0 6.7
12 DAL L 28-31 19 52 2.7 0 10 8 68 8.5 0 12.0
13 at JAC L 24-25 26 91 3.5 2 5 3 3 1.0 0 21.4
14 at TEN W 36-7 2 5 2.5 0 1 1 17 17.0 0 2.2
15 WAS W 24-13 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.3
17 PHI L 26-34 10 33 3.3 0 5 3 21 7.0 0 5.4

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