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Running Back, New York Giants

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Draft: 2014 Round 4 (13)
College: Boston College
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 230 DOB: 1992-08-28 Age: 22
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#53 7 10.02

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2014 NYG 7 - 88 279 3.2 2 11 4 25 6.3 0 42.4 6.1
2014 (Projected) NYG     95 397 4.2 4   9 77 8.6 0 71.4  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Andre Williams led the nation in rushing yards as a Boston College Eagle last season. His size and running style is very reminiscent of former Giant Brandon Jacobs. Williams lacks any real wiggle, but has very impressive straight-line speed for his size and is tough to bring down once he gets momentum. Camp reports indicate that he has seen work with the first-team unit during goal-line drills, which makes Andre the Giant an interesting late-round flier in redraft leagues. While he doesn't have pass-catching ability, he could punch in some touchdowns early in the season and earn some first and second down work. An injury to Rashad Jennings or David Wilson could open the door further to an expanded role that the big back may not let close behind him.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Andre Williams
RB2RB3 Peyton Hillis
RB3RB1 Rashad Jennings
RB4RB4 Michael Cox
RB5RB5 David Wilson
Giants Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Rashad Jennings ruled out Week 9
Will miss third straight week with knee sprain
By: Doug Orth | Thu Oct 30, 3:15 pm

New York Giants
The New York Giants hoped starting RB Rashad Jennings would be able to return from his knee injury and play Monday night against the Colts. He will not. Giants HC Tom Coughlin said Thursday that there was no chance Jennings would be able to play Monday, leaving the running game once again in the hands of rookie Andre Williams and fading veteran Peyton Hillis. Jennings will miss his third game in a row since spraining his knee in the Week 5 victory against the Falcons. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Williams will get another start against a Colts' middling defense (versus opposing fantasy running backs) that will be looking to rebound from giving up 51 points to the Steelers last weekend. The rookie contributes next to nothing in the passing game and hasn't been overly impressive as a runner thus far, meaning Indianapolis may be a sneaky defensive play against a Giants' offense without Victor Cruz.


Injury Rashad Jennings in doubt for Week 9
Recovering from MCL sprain
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 27, 2:25 pm

New York Giants
The Giants had some reinforcements on the field in their first practice after the Week 8 bye. But one player was still conspicuously absent. RB Rashad Jennings, who has missed the last two weeks with an MCL sprain in his left knee, was nowhere to be found on the practice field. The Monday night meeting with the Colts is still seven days away, so Jennings has plenty of time to get healthy, but his absence remains somewhat concerning. (New York Daily News)

FFToday's Take: ESPN's Dan Graziano echoed similar thoughts after speaking with Jennings himself on Monday and coach Tom Coughlin told New Jersey Online "he's not ready to go". The Giants play on Monday Night Football in Week 9, meaning owners will probably either need to ride it out at least one more game with rookie Andre Williams or find another healthier alternative.


Injury Rashad Jennings noncommital about Week 9
Recovering from MCL sprain
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 20, 7:15 pm

New York Giants
Rashad Jennings sprained the MCL in his left knee two weeks ago. He's eyeing a return when the Giants take the field next on November 3 against the Colts. "As the doctors said, they think I'm right on track to be back here soon and it's going to be a day to day [situation]," Jennings said. Jennings did not commit to anything. Next on the schedule is to hit the field during the bye week and begin running and cutting on the knee. He has not yet done anyone running outside the water. (Newark Star-Ledger)

FFToday's Take: Rookie Andre Williams hasn't exactly made a case for a timeshare, rushing 35 times for 110 yards (3.1 YPC) in the two full games Jennings has missed. This is yet another situation in which owners need to add depth at the position while hoping that he can clear some hurdles during the Giants' bye week.


Injury Coughlin: Andre Williams ready for bigger role
Jennings injury opens door for rookie RB
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Oct 7, 10:30 am

New York Giants
Giants RB Andre Williams carried the ball 20 times for 65 yards and a score and caught both of his passes despite coming into the league with a reputation as a poor receiver. With running back Rashad Jennings out at least a few weeks with an MCL sprain, Williams will have to take a bulk of the carries and handle a bulk of the blitz pickup duties when Eli Manning drops back to pass. Peyton Hillis is a nice second option, but the Giants sound like a team prepared to ride the hot hand. "I am very confident (in Williams taking a bigger role)," coach Tom Coughlin said Monday. "The other thing that he did that was great was the third-and-7 first down run. A lot of that was on his own outside the flank of our blockers. He was able to pick up that first down. That was really indicative of people trying to tackle the ball and get the ball out, and he made that play. When you have a young guy, you really get into great, great detail even more about pass protection. He has done a good job when he has been in there. He is going to have to do even better." (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: Williams has been working hard at becoming a complete running back, and with favorable matchups in weeks 6 and 7, he's worth plugging in as an RB2.


Injury Rashad Jennings likely out "a few weeks"
Sprained MCL
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 6, 6:20 pm

New York Giants
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings won't need surgery to repair his injured left knee, but an MRI on Monday revealed a sprained MCL, and Jennings is expected to miss at least a few weeks with the injury. Rookie Andre Williams will take over in the meantime as the Giants' starting running back, with Peyton Hillis serving as his backup. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The Giants have a Week 8 bye, so it makes some sense that Jennings will sit out the next three games. Williams isn't much of a receiver out of the backfield, but has more than enough ability as a runner to perform at a high-end RB2/low-end RB1 level while Jennings is out. Peyton Hillis might become a bit of a factor on third down as well.


Giants list Hillis as No.2 running back
Rookie Andre Williams has more fantasy value
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Aug 5, 4:15 pm

New York Giants
Former "Madden" cover boy Peyton Hillis has moved up to No. 2 on the New York Giants' running back depth chart in the wake of Monday's news that former first-round pick David Wilson's career is over due to neck injuries. Hillis and rookie Andre Williams are the two backs who appear to have the best opportunities to take the snaps that had been slated for Wilson. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Rashad Jennings remains the favorite to lead the team in carries while the veteran Hillis and the rookie Williams strive to carve out their own role in the offense. Williams is the more talented runner and the better long-term fantasy bet. He will easily take over Hillis' No.2 role should he proved to be adequate in pass protection.


Injury David Wilson informed NFL career is over
Suffered neck burner last week after undergoing 2013 surgery
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 4, 4:50 pm

New York Giants
Informed he can never play football again, David Wilson at the incredibly tender age of 23 offered perspective rare in someone so young. Wilsonís dream of playing in the NFL came to an end after two seasons and only 21 games as the worst-case scenario unfolded around him. He was examined Monday by Dr. Frank Cammisa, the spine specialist who last January performed a cervical fusion on Wilson, an evaluation prompted by the neck burner injury he experienced last Tuesday in practice. Along with Dr. Russell Warren, the Giantsí team physician, Wilson was given the news he braced for but did not want to hear. (New York Post)

FFToday's Take: The Giants and Wilson were both prepared for this news, but it doesn't make it any less disheartening. Wilson will receive his scheduled salary of $997,682 when he is officially placed on IR. As for the Giants, they added Rashad Jennings in free agency to be the lead back in 2014 and drafted Andre Williams, who figures to be the goal-line back and take on more carries as a result of Wilson's departure.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at DET L 14-35 5 9 1.8 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.9
2 ARI L 14-25 8 12 1.5 0 4 2 7 3.5 0 1.9
3 HOU W 30-17 6 18 3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.8
4 at WAS W 45-14 15 66 4.4 1 1 0 0 - 0 12.6
5 ATL W 30-20 20 65 3.3 1 2 2 18 9.0 0 14.3
6 at PHI L 0-27 16 58 3.6 0 0 0 0 - 0 5.8
7 at DAL L 21-31 18 51 2.8 0 3 0 0 - 0 5.1

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