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.
They'll likely share the load against Philly.
The other running back in New York of interest,
Jennings missed Week 16 with the injury.
The Giants are currently 2 1/2-point favorites against Philadelphia for Sunday's game.
If Jennings can play, he'll mix in with rookie
Carrying the load for the third straight game with Rashad Jennings sidelined by an ankle injury Week 16 at St. Louis,
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.
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