• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Andre Williams leads Giants with 11 carries in Week 4 victory over Bills

    Giants running back Andre Williams had a team-high 11 carries for 35 yards Sunday against the Bills.While Williams got the most carries, Rashad Jennings led the team in rushing yards (38 on nine carries) and receiving yards (two catches for 54 yards and a touchdown). Additionally, Shane Vereen rushed five times for 21 yards. The Giants' backfield seems to be clearly working as a committee right now, making all three options very tough to start in most fantasy formats.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Giants' Andre Williams gains 29 yards, scores TD in Week 3 win

    Giants running back Andre Williams had 14 carries for 29 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 32-21 win over the Redskins. Williams got both of the Giants' goal-line carries and converted one for a touchdown, but he otherwise didn't have much luck on the ground. He did lead his team's running backs with 23 snaps, just barely edging out Shane Vereen (22) and starter Rashad Jennings (21), according to Pro Football Focus. Williams will likely handle most of the goal-line and short-yardage work, but he's part of a true committee and still isn't involved in the passing game.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Giants expected to keep Rashad Jennings despite landing Vereen

    Despite their reported agreement with free agent running back Shane Vereen, the Giants are expected to retain running back Rashad Jennings in a crowded backfield with second-year bruiser Andre Williams, reports The Star-Ledger. Jennings averaged 17.9 touches in the 11 games he played last season, averaging 3.8 yards per carry and rushing for four touchdowns while catching 30 passes for 226 yards. Williams ran for seven scores while averaging 3.3 yards per carry. It's unclear how the Giants will divide up backfield work. Cutting Jennings after June 1 would save the team $2.25 million against the cap.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Andre Williams, Rashad Jennings split workload Week 17

    Giants running backs Andre Williams and Rashad Jennings combined for 31 touches in the Week 17 loss to the Eagles. Williams, a rookie, ran 15 times for 43 yards and a touchdown, his seventh this year. He caught all three of his targets for 19 yards. Jennings, returning from an ankle injury, rushed 10 times for 29 yards and caught three of five targets for 21 yards. The duo should enter 2015 in a backfield timeshare.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Giants RBs Rashad Jennings, Andre Williams active vs. Eagles

    Giants running backs Rashad Jennings (ankle) and Andre Williams (shoulder) are active for Sunday's game against the Eagles after being listed on the injury report. Jennings has not been a factor since Week 13, while the rookie Williams has rushed for more than 100 yards in two of the past three weeks. They'll likely share the load against Philly.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Giants release final injury report for Week 17 against the Eagles

    Giants running back Andre Williams is dealing with a shoulder injury and listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles. Williams was limited in practice all week after rushing 26 times for 110 yards in Week 16 against the Rams. The other running back in New York of interest, Rashad Jennings, was limited in practice all week with an ankle injury and is listed as probable. Jennings missed Week 16 with the injury. Linebacker Devon Kennard (toe) will be out after missing practice all week and linebackers Paul Hazel (hamstring) and Jameel McClain (knee) are both probable. The Giants are currently 2 1/2-point favorites against Philadelphia for Sunday's game.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Giants RB Rashad Jennings returns to practice

    Giants running back Rashad Jennings, who sat out Week 16 with an ankle injury, returned to practice Wednesday ahead of the season finale against the Eagles. Jennings has been a non-factor since Week 13 when he ran for 91 yards and two touchdowns against Jacksonville. If Jennings can play, he'll mix in with rookie Andre Williams. The Giants are 3-point home favorites Sunday.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Andre Williams showing more ability

    Carrying the load for the third straight game with Rashad Jennings sidelined by an ankle injury Week 16 at St. Louis, Giants rookie running back Andre Williams delivered his second 100-yard effort during that stretch, picking up 110 yards on 26 carries. Of course, just like in Week 14, it wasn't the steadiest performance. He had a 50-yard run in that one en route to a career-best 131 yards. He had a 45-yard run en route to his 110 yards in this one. But that's true for most 100-yard rushing performances. The best backs break long runs occasionally, which makes up for all the 2- and 3-yard gains in between. It's easy to discount Williams' performance because of a long run here or a long run there because he's been so bad on a per-carry basis this season (take that 45-yard run away, and he averaged only 2.6 yards per carry -- oh noes!), but the fact is those long runs count, too. And he barreled over a couple of tacklers to complete it, which was nice to see. Because Williams is short on receiving ability, his numbers don't look so great when he doesn't break a long run, but with all the carries he's getting now, his chances are better than not of breaking one. He's worth starting in standard leagues Week 17 against Philadelphia.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Rookie RB Andre Williams punishes Rams in Week 16

    Giants rookie running back Andre Williams powered his way to 110 yards on 26 carries in Sunday's win at St. Louis. Williams (5-11, 230) showed his brute strength on a 45-yard run in the third quarter when he ran over Rams safety Rodney McLeod. This was Williams' second 100-yard game during his team's three-game win streak. Williams handled the bulk of the carries with Rashad Jennings out with an ankle injury. With Jennings iffy for Week 17, Williams could get another big workload against the Eagles.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Giants RB Rashad Jennings gets the red-light for Week 16

    Giants running back Rashad Jennings (ankle) was unable to practice this week and was officially ruled out for Week 16 against St. Louis, per the team's final injury report. Rookie Andre Williams will earn the start in the place of Jennings. New York is a 6.5-point road underdog on Sunday.