Rashad Jennings
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By Tim Pilleri, Giants Correspondent, Mon, Nov 24th 12:15am EST

Giants running back Rashad Jennings rushed 19 times for 52 yards and caught eight passes for 68 yards on Sunday Night Football vs the Cowboys. Jennings looked spry and was second on the team with ten targets.

Fantasy Impact: Rookie Andre Williams vultured a goal line touchdown in the second quarter, but Rashad Jennings still had a great game without finding the end zone. Jennings is a good starting running back option in Week 13 in Jacksonville, and has solid matchups in the fantasy playoffs. He should be continued to be deployed by owners.

By Nicky Tapas, Giants Correspondent, Wed, Nov 19th 12:19pm EST

Rashad Jennings is not on the Giants' Week 12 injury report, signifying that he did not suffer any setback in his recovery from a MCL sprain in Week 11. (Source: Art Stapleton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The healthy Jennings projects as a very solid RB2 in both standard and PPR leagues for Week 12 as he will face the somewhat mediocre Cowboys' rush defense. The Cowboys have given up the 6th highest YPC in the NFL this season.

By Nicky Tapas, Giants Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 6:27pm EST

Jennings also added 8 yards on 4 receptions in the Week 11 loss to the 49ers. Although not a particularly impressive game stat wise, Jennings did re-establish himself as the Giants' backfield workhorse.

Fantasy Impact: It was speculated that Jennings would have a limited role in his return to the field after a MCL sprain that sidelined him since week 5. That was not the case. He was the NYG workhorse with 18 rushing attempts compared to only 2 attempts for Andre Williams. Of note, Jennings was not on the field for the Giants' final drive, fueling concern that he may have been hurt; but he did indicate after the game that he came through the game "okay". Keep an eye on Jennings' injury status this week; assuming he is fine, he projects as a solid RB2 next week against the Cowboys.

By Nicky Tapas, Giants Correspondent, Thu, Nov 13th 2:50pm EST

Coach Tom Coughlin indicated today that while he expects RB Rashad Jennings to play in Week 11 against the 49ers, he doesn't intend for Jennings to carry a full load. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Andre Williams should still see a number of carries, despite the fact that Jennings looks like he will be active and starting for the Giants on Sunday. In light of this potentially limited role, Jennings should be viewed as a lower end RB2/Flex play in Week 11, with Andre Williams potentially vulturing some red zone snaps.

By Ilya Keygen, Giants Correspondent, Wed, Nov 12th 11:22am EST

Coach Tom Coughlin confirmed that he expects RB Rashad Jennings to be ready to face the 49ers on Sunday. (Source: Dan Hellie on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jennings had been missed by the Giants offense. Andre Williams has been a poor fill-in, averaging just 2.9 YPC. Although the 49ers are the fourth best team against the run (fourth in fewest fantasy points allowed to RBs), they have lost Patrick Willis for the season due to a toe injury. Given the way Jennings was playing prior to the injury, he should be in fantasy lineups this week as a solid RB2.

By Nicky Tapas, Giants Correspondent, Sat, Nov 8th 11:21am EST

Rashad Jennings is not traveling to Seattle today with the Giants. Accordingly, he is officially ruled out for Week 10. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is no surprise since we had heard all week that Jennings was not going to play in Week 10. He is looking for a Week 11 return when the Giants host the 49ers. Andre Williams will handle lead back duties this week against Seattle.

By Mike Ryan, Giants Correspondent, Thu, Nov 6th 5:05pm EST

Rashad Jennings (knee) was limited in practice Thursday. (Source: Giants.com)

Fantasy Impact: Rashad Jennings was limited in practice this morning for the Giants. Although still doubtful for Sunday's game against Seattle, it is still an encouraging sign to see Jennings at practice. Week 11 seems like the most likely target for his return. Upon return, Jennings should be valued as a RB2 option until he proves his knee is fully healthy.

By Nicky Tapas, Giants Correspondent, Wed, Nov 5th 12:30pm EST

Although Rashad Jennings has been running on his road to recovery from a MCL sprain, it appears more likely that his return will be in Week 11 at home against the 49ers. (Source: Art Stapleton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Andre Williams will likely continue to handle lead RB duties in Week 10 against Seattle, although Peyton Hillis will also be in the mix taking snaps away from Williams (particularly on passing downs). Williams is a low end RB2/RB3 play this week against a tough Seahawks defense. Jennings will be a low end RB1/RB2 when he, hopefully, returns in Week 11.

By Tim Pilleri, Giants Correspondent, Sat, Nov 1st 3:02pm EDT

Giants' starting running back Rashad Jennings did some running, but otherwise didn't practice this week. He has been officially ruled out for Week Nine.

Fantasy Impact: Keep an eye on his practice participation after the Giants play the Colts, but it looks like Jennings is targeting Week 10 to return as the Giant's backfield leader in carries.

By Nicky Tapas, Giants Correspondent, Thu, Oct 30th 11:14am EDT

Coach Coughlin has confirmed today that Rashad Jennings will not play Week 9 due to his injured MCL. (Source: NY Giants on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: For Week 9, Andre Williams will assume lead back duties once again. Williams should have high RB2 upside in Week 9. Jennings will hopefully be ready to go Week 10 against Seattle.

By Nicky Tapas, Giants Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 12:45pm EDT

Rashad Jennings missed practice today as he continues to recover from a sprained MCL. (Source: nj.com)

Fantasy Impact: Jennings is hoping to get back on the field for the Giants' Week 9 game against the Colts next Monday night. Jennings owners should continue to monitor his progress this week to see if he will, in fact, be ready by Monday. Andre Williams owners, particularly those who own him as a Jennings' handcuff, should continue to hold him in the event Jennings can't go in Week 9.

By Tim Pilleri, Giants Correspondent, Sat, Oct 11th 3:25pm EDT

Giants running back Rashad Jennings has been ruled out of Sunday night's game, and did not travel with the team to Philadelphia. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jennings was diagnosed with a sprained MCL on Monday and will miss a few weeks. Andre Williams is a good start until Jennings comes back.

By Nicky Tapas, Giants Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 3:45pm EDT

A MRI taken on Rashad Jennings' left knee on Monday revealed a sprained MCL. Jennings will not need surgery and the knee should heal on its own, but these injuries typically take 3-4 weeks to fully heal. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is likely Jennings will be out through the Giants' Week 8 bye, returning in Week 9 on November 3rd. Andre Williams will likely be called upon to take lead back duties and should be picked up in all leagues as a potential high end RB2 play over the next two weeks, if not more (depending upon how quickly Jennings takes to recover).

By Tim Pilleri, Giants Correspondent, Sun, Oct 5th 5:58pm EDT

Giants starting running back Rashad Jennings left Sunday's game vs the Falcons with a sprained knee. He was seen on the sideline with his left knee wrapped and being iced. He's scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Jennings and the Giants seem positive about Monday's MRI. Andre Williams carried the load in Jennings's absence, and is a must own for Jennings owners.

By Nicky Tapas, Giants Correspondent, Fri, Sep 26th 12:31am EDT

Rashad Jennings was held to 55 yards on 13 carries, and 1 reception for -3 yards, in Week 4 against Washington.

Fantasy Impact: Jennings stats were entirely a product of game situation/circumstance, and the fact he had 34 carries only 4 days ago against Houston, as opposed to any ability of the Redskins to shut him down. Jennings just missed a sure second half TD when he dropped a wide open pass on the Washington-3 yard line (which would have salvaged his fantasy line for the week). Once the game was out of reach, Andre Williams and Peyton Hillis spelled Jennings. Jennings remains a RB1/RB2 heading into Week 5 against the Falcons.

By Nicky Tapas, Giants Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 7:55am EDT

With the Giants' offense finally beginning to click, Rashad Jennings led the way with 176 yards on 34 carries and a TD.

Fantasy Impact: Jennings set a career high in rushing yards in Week 3. As the Giants' offense begins to come together, Jennings' role should continue to be significant. Jennings should be viewed as a high-end RB2 in Week 4 against the Redskins on Thursday night.

By Nicky Tapas, Giants Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 8:26pm EDT

Jennings ran for 64 yards on 18 carries and added 45 yards on 4 receptions against the Cardinals in Week 2.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the 109 total yards, Jennings had a critical fumble at the Arizona-14 in the 4th quarter when the Giants were driving to tie or take the lead. While Jennings may be in Tom Coughlin's doghouse due to the fumble, it is unlikely he would lose any playing time since he has been one of the only bright spots on the Giants' offense. Jennings is a solid WR2/Flex play for Week 3 at home against Houston.

By Ilya Keygen, Giants Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 10:34pm EDT

In his first game for the Giants, Rashad Jennings had a total of 96 yards and a TD. He had 16 carries for 46 yards, including a 1 yard score, and three receptions for 50 yards.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants fell far behind early in the game, but Jennings was able to get 16 carries compared to only 5 for rookie Andre Williams. He got the goal line carries and was able to plunge from the one yard line. Jennings looks to be the clear workhorse for the Giants and he will be used often with the poor play of Eli Manning.

By Tim Pilleri, Giants Correspondent, Fri, Aug 29th 12:05pm EDT

Giants's lead running back Rashad Jennings rushed for 20 yards on 3 carries in the Giants's final preseason game. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Even behind a shaky offensive line and bad quarterback play, Jennings ran well on limited touches. Regardless of these issues, it looks like Jennings is in for a nice RB2 season with significant upside in PPR leagues.

By Nicky Tapas, Giants Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 10:12am EDT

In addition to his 67 yards on the ground, Jennings also had 1 catch for 7 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Despite another poor showing by the Giants' starting offense (until the last two minutes of the first half), Jennings was one of the few bright spots last evening. Even with a potentially suspect Giants OL, Jennings looks like a solid RB2 - particularly in PPR leagues since he should see a fair number of passes.

By Tim Pilleri, Giants Correspondent, Fri, Aug 22nd 12:48pm EDT

Giants starting running back Rashad Jennings is excited about playing in a flexible offense. (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: Jennings believes that Manning's ability to audible at the line with help him be successful. He mentioned he was used to seeing 8 or 9 defenders in the box, because his past offenses (Jax, Oak) called obvious run plays. He said, "I was like ‘What?’ Being a bruiser, getting those extra yards, understanding where the soft spots are going to be, that’s who I am." Jennings expects to have a bigger season than last, and should catch a nice amount of passes.

By Ilya Keygen, Giants Correspondent, Mon, Aug 11th 9:32am EDT

Rashad Jennings had a solid game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Giants 20-16 preseason victory. Jennings burned the Steelers defense for a 73-yard score on the Giants' second possession. He finished the game with five carries for 85 yards and a score. Other than the 73 yard gash, he wasn't able to find much space going four carries for 12 yards.

Fantasy Impact: If Jennings could stay healthy the entire season, he will remain the number one option in New York and has a chance to reach the 1000 yard mark for the first time in his career.

By Tim Pilleri, Giants Correspondent, Mon, Aug 4th 5:52pm EDT

Jennings rushed 7 times for 23 yards against Buffalo in Sunday's Hall of Fame game. However, rookie Andre Williams got the goal line work.

Fantasy Impact: With Wilson now on I.R. for the season, this opens up the passing game for Jennings. He caught 3 passes for 20 yards in limited action on Sunday. If he's not going to get the goal line carries, racking up receptions will help Rashad Jennings live up to his current 5th Round ADP.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Nov 26th
Jennings has RB1 upside against a Jaguars D that ranks 22nd against fantasy running backs.
ESPN | Nov 17th
Christopher Harris analyzes Rashad Jennings for Week 12.
Yahoo! Sports | Nov 14th
Fantasy is a speculative game. Predict the future, and you look like a genius. Don't, and you're painfully human. Gazing into the crystal ball, here's our view on 10 intriguing over/unders for Week 11. Rashad Jennings, back from a four-game absence due to a sprained MCL, combined yards against the Patrick Willis-less Niners 79.5. Dalton – UNDER. Willis hasn’t played in more t...
ESPN | Nov 14th
Christopher Harris analyzes Rashad Jennings for Week 11.