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23 Rashad Jennings RB

New York Giants

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
100%91%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
4813414.221

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Fantasy Analysis | 1412116772
Rashad Jennings should come roaring back
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

After being limited to just three touches in the second half of a blowout victory Week 4 at Washington, Giants running back Rashad Jennings has a chance to get back in his Fantasy owners' good graces in Week 5. He'll be facing a Falcons defense that just gave up 241 rushing yards to the Vikings, making them 28th against the run. They've also allowed nine touchdowns on the ground, four more than any other team.

Because rookie Andre Williams performed so well in relief of Jennings last week, rushing for 66 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, you may be worried the two will split carries in some form or fashion going forward. While I don't think that's much of a concern -- Williams was already getting 5-10 carries a game and not doing much with them -- I'm not sure it really matters with this matchup. The Falcons have been the magic elixir for running back tandems this season. Not only did the Vikings' Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon both have big games against them last week, the former rushing for 78 yards and three touchdowns and the latter rushing for 135 yards, but the Bengals' Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill both had big games against them in Week 2, the former rushing for 90 yards and a touchdown and the latter rushing for 74 yards and a touchdown.

Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank Jennings among their top six running backs for Week 5, and I agree wholeheartedly. He remains a must-start despite the disappointment of last week.

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Rashad Jennings has a light day Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Giants running back Rashad Jennings received just 13 carries Thursday against Washington.

With the Giants up big early, Andre Williams received more playing time in the second half. Jennings was effective when he had the ball, picking up 55 rushing yards. He also had a chance to catch a touchdown pass, but couldn't handle the ball. Jennings was wide open on the play, and could have walked into the end zone. He dropped the pass from Eli Manning. Jennings had received a lot of work prior to this game, so the low workload may be good for his long term health.

Jennings will take on the Falcons Week 5. 

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FFT Blog: Rashad Jennings worth a start
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Giants have made some noise about limiting Rashad Jennings' workload in Week 4 against Washington Thursday, coming off a 34-carry performance last week. Howver, running backs have fared pretty well on Thursday Night Football in the past, so Fantasy owners shouldn't be too concerned.

I examined the history of running backs on Thursday night at the Fantasy Football Today blog, with a look ahead at Jennings' matchup. Here is the relevant part: 

"[Jennings] has a tougher matchup against Washington, who have held backs to a miniscule 2.7 yards per carry and 5.7 Fantasy points per game. That number is inflated a bit by games against the hapless Jaguars rushing attack and an Eagles' offensive line that has been destroyed by injuries so far. Still, both Dave Richard and Jamey Eisenberg have Jennings ranked as a top-7 back for Week 3, so he should be worth the gamble, even if the team does try to limit his workload on the short week."

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Report: Andre Williams could have bigger role Thursday
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Giants rookie running back Andre Williams might be more involved in the gameplan Thursday at Washington, reports ESPN.com. That's because starter Rashad Jennings is coming off a career-high 34 carries Week 3 against Houston.

With the short turnaround for Jennings, the team is monitoring him closely, the report said. Williams has received 19 carries in three games, producing just 39 yards (2.1 ypc).

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Fantasy Analysis | 1411413866
Rashad Jennings continuing to push Andre Williams out
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Giants drafted Andre Williams in the fourth round last June with the hopes that he would be able to push newly-signed Rashad Jennings for the starting role as a rookie. After three weeks, however, Jennings' job seems as safe as can be, given how little Williams has done.

Williams put up another subpar performance in Week 3 against the Texans Sunday, and now has just 39 yards on 19 carries, with a long run of just 5 yards. Jennings, on the other hand, ranks third in the NFL with 286 yards, and has doubled Williams' yards-per-carry average behind the same line.

The Giants have responded to the disparity in the duo's performance by adjusting their roles in the offense. Williams has gone from playing 30 percent of the snaps in the opener to 26 and 23 percent in the last two games. Unless Jennings gets hurt, there is little reason to think this pattern will reverse.

Williams is still owned in 49 percent of CBSSports.com leagues, and has little value beyond serving as a handcuff for Jennings, who missed just one game a year ago. 

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/8/14DET1646141
29/14/14ARI1864130
39/21/14HOU34176181
49/25/14WAS1355120
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
510/5/14ATL1:00 pm
610/12/14@ PHI8:30 pm
710/19/14@ DAL4:25 pm
Bye: Week 8
911/3/14IND8:30 pm
1011/9/14@ SEA4:25 pm
1111/16/14SF1:00 pm
1211/23/14DAL8:30 pm
1311/30/14@ JAC1:00 pm
1412/7/14@ TEN1:00 pm
1512/14/14WAS1:00 pm
1612/21/14@ STL4:05 pm
1712/28/14PHI1:00 pm
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2009Jacksonville Jaguars150392025.228128
2010Jacksonville Jaguars133844595.5744125
2011Jacksonville Jaguars0000---0000
2012Jacksonville Jaguars1061012832.8212116
2013Oakland Raiders1581637334.5806434
2014New York Giants44813414.2182024
TOTAL572146820184.380158107
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2009Jacksonville Jaguars150161016.3140004
2010Jacksonville Jaguars133262238.6250208
2011Jacksonville Jaguars0000---00000
2012Jacksonville Jaguars106191306.8260205
2013Oakland Raiders158362928.12402012
2014New York Giants4499210.2210103
TOTAL57211068387.92607032
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2009Jacksonville Jaguars1535618.72400
2010Jacksonville Jaguars1300---000
2011Jacksonville Jaguars000---000
2012Jacksonville Jaguars101024124.12900
2013Oakland Raiders1500---000
2014New York Giants400---000
TOTAL571329722.82900
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2009Jacksonville Jaguars1500.000000.0000
2010Jacksonville Jaguars1300.000000.0000
2011Jacksonville Jaguars000.000000.0000
2012Jacksonville Jaguars1011.000000.0000
2013Oakland Raiders1543.010000.0000
2014New York Giants410.010000.0000
TOTAL5764.020000.0000
Punting
YearTeamGNo.YdsLgAvgBlkI20TBDownedNoRet YdsTDNet Avg
2009Jacksonville Jaguars15000---0000000---
2010Jacksonville Jaguars13000---1000000---
2011Jacksonville Jaguars0000---0000000---
2012Jacksonville Jaguars10000---0000000---
2013Oakland Raiders15000---1000000---
2014New York Giants4000---0000000---
TOTAL57000---2000000---
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2009Jacksonville Jaguars1500000000
2010Jacksonville Jaguars1300000000
2011Jacksonville Jaguars000000000
2012Jacksonville Jaguars1031000000
2013Oakland Raiders1500000000
2014New York Giants411000000
TOTAL5742000000
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Height/Weight:
6-1/231
Birthdate:
3/26/1985
Age:
29
Hometown:
Forest, VA, USA
School:
Liberty
NFL Experience:
6
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