In his second game back from a four-game absence for a knee injury,
Basically, he stole Jennings' touchdown. That's one way of looking at it, anyway. And given that Williams got 10 carries to Jennings' 19, it probably wasn't a fluke occurrence. The Giants made a point to involve Williams and have always considered him the better power back of the two.
It wasn't so evident in Week 11, when Jennings got 18 carries to Williams' two. But Jennings played 84 percent of the Giants' snaps then compared to 64 percent in Week 12. And he wasn't so clearly the team's primary option until the fourth quarter, when they required a pass catcher after falling behind.
Clearly, Jennings is still a great option in PPR leagues, but in standard formats, this timeshare is some cause for alarm. Fortunately, his matchup Week 13 at Jacksonville should make him worth starting in all formats.
Jennings drew the start and out-touched rookie Andre Williams 27-11 but watched his teammate score from three yards out in the second quarter. Despite averaging just 2.7 yards per carry, Williams was able to stay involved by being the second-most targeted receiver on the team. Though Jennings hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 3, his total yardage represented his best performance since rushing for 176 yards in his third game of the year. Jennings is set to face the Jaguars in Week 13.
Jennings missed the previous four games with knee sprain before rushing for a team-high 59 rushing yards on 18 carries. He also caught four passes for 8 yards in the 16-10 defeat. He has 455 yards on the ground and two touchdowns this season.
Williams touched the ball just three times in the game, as the Giants seemed disinterested in working Jennings back in slowly. He had 18 carries and four receptions in his first game in nearly a month, ending up with 67 all-purpose yards in the loss.
Williams got plenty of work with Jennings out, and showed only that he isn't ready for a bigger role yet. He averaged just 3.3 yards per carry on 50 rushes over four games, so it isn't surprising to see Jennings get a heavy workload as soon as he was ready.
The split might be a bit less extreme in some games, but it looks like Jennings is going to get as much work as he can handle. Of course, the last time the team tried to do that, the oft-injured back ended up sidelined for more than a month. Still, as long as he is healthy, Jennings looks like a solid Fantasy option moving forward.
Jennings totaled a team-high 59 rushing yards on 18 carries, while adding four catches for 8 yards in the 16-10 loss. The Giants were really hurt by Eli Manning's five interceptions.
The Giants are back in action Week 12 vs. Dallas.
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