New York Giants running back Andre Williams had a team-high 11 carries for 35 yards Sunday against the Buffalo 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.
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.
Despite their reported agreement with free agent running back
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.
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.
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