By Nick 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 Nick 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 Nick 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 Nick 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 Nick 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.
EDSFootball | Sep 21st
With two difficult matchups to open the season, Giants running back Rashad Jennings had averaged just 3.24 yards per carry in those games.
Despite his modest YPC average and the offense's general struggles, Jennings had been productive from a fantasy perspective with 205 yards from scrimmage, eight receptions and a touchdown.
Against the Texans, who had allowed a league-high 5.8 YPC going into ...
ESPN | Sep 17th
Christopher Harris discusses Rashad Jennings' value for Week 3.