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Rashad Jennings | Running Back

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 231
College: Liberty
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Rashad Jennings was nonexistent in Saturday's preseason game against the Jaguars, rushing once for four yards.
The G-Men threw 31 passes with just eight rushing attempts in the first half, so obviously New York didn't put much of an emphasis on the run. Jennings couldn't reel in his only target of the night. Shane Vereen logged four touches while power-back Andre Williams received three. Aug 22 - 9:37 PM

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Rashad Jennings rushed twice for 14 yards and caught two passes for one yard in the Giants' preseason opener.

Jennings started the game, but he rotated series with Andre Williams and ceded third-down work to Shane Vereen. Jennings is a more talented and complete back than Williams, but the Giants could restrict his workload in an effort to keep him healthy. Jennings brings some upside at the end of the fifth round, but the workload concerns appear to be legitimate.
Aug 14 - 8:36 PM

The Giants' initial preseason depth chart lists Rashad Jennings as the first-team running back.

Andre Williams is No. 2 and Shane Vereen is third. Jennings, Williams, and Vereen have shared first-team reps throughout camp, but Jennings remains the favorite to start games while ceding some no-huddle and passing-down snaps to Vereen. Williams' role is undefined, but he would likely need another injury to Jennings to become a significant fantasy factor this season. Jennings continues to offer value-pick potential at his seventh-round ADP.
Aug 11 - 4:41 PM

Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen worked with the Giants' first-team offense at Friday's training camp practice.

Andre Williams was with the twos, which is also where he'll open the season. A singular beat writer story on Thursday suggested Jennings might have lost his starting job, but that doesn't appear to be the case. Jennings won't get as much usage as he did last year when he was healthy, but he's the favorite to start for the Giants and for as long as he stays off the shelf. Williams is the No. 3 back.
Aug 7 - 2:51 PM's Jordan Raanan still considers Rashad Jennings the favorite to lead the Giants in 2015 carries.

Jennings is the Giants' best all-around back, holding a career 4.18 YPC average despite never playing on good teams. Although his average slipped to 3.83 last year, the rest of the Giants' 2014 rushers combined for a 3.42 average behind putrid run blocking. Jennings' average was easily the best on the team. Reports of Jennings potentially slipping down the depth chart are worth monitoring, but most Giants beat writers don't see that as realistic. Jennings is the heavy favorite to start Week 1 against Dallas.
Aug 7 - 11:26 AM's Jordan Raanan "wouldn't make too much" of Rashad Jennings' apparently-reduced first-team reps at Giants camp.

The New York Daily News reported Thursday that Jennings was taking fewer first-team reps than both Shane Vereen and Andre Williams. Raanan says the Giants "are just rotating their running backs constantly" in training camp practices, and apparently isn't buying that Jennings has slid down the depth chart.
Aug 7 - 10:06 AM

Rashad Jennings has seen "a great many" second-team reps at Giants camp, and is also working on special teams units.

Per beat writer Ebenezer Samuel, both Shane Vereen and Andre Williams have taken more first-team reps than Jennings. We're not yet sure what to make of this news -- other Giants beat writers haven't noted anything like this -- but at very least it's a situation to monitor. Samuel anticipates a "backfield-by-committee," perhaps with Vereen, Williams, and Jennings all sharing time.
Aug 6 - 10:59 PM says Rashad Jennings looks "big, strong, fast and quick" early on at training camp.

Jennings, fully recovered from last year's knee and ankle woes, is turning heads early in camp even though he's 30 years old. Remember this is a versatile player who Ben McAdoo gave 19.2 carries per game to in the first eight weeks of last season. He's a far better option than backup big back Andre Williams and is wildly undervalued at a seventh- or eighth-round ADP right now.
Aug 4 - 9:26 AM

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano expects Rashad Jennings to lead the Giants in running back touches.

Shane Vereen has generated a considerable amount of buzz this offseason, but Graziano believes the Giants still want Jennings to handle the early-down work "as long as he can stay healthy." The healthy part is a concern as Jennings has missed time with injuries in four of the last five seasons, but Vereen and Andre Williams could help to limit Jennings' touches and keep him healthy. Even with Vereen in town, Jennings is a good bet for 200 touches.
Jun 13 - 12:59 PM's Jordan Raanan suggests Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen, and Andre Williams could be utilized in a "45-40-15" split this season.

Raanan concedes this is a "complete guess." Jennings remains the lead runner, and the Giants' best all-around back. Vereen has generated the most offseason buzz, which could result in him being overdrafted. He is a career role player. Williams was ineffective as a rookie and is a limited, two-down back. Jennings makes for the best fantasy target at his current sixth-round Average Draft Slot.
Jun 12 - 3:10 PM's Nick Powell expects Rashad Jennings to remain the Giants' starting tailback this season.

There were whispers the Giants might cut Jennings after signing Shane Vereen, but Powell refers to Jennings as the "starter" and to Vereen as a "complement." Vereen is best suited for a passing-down and change-of-pace role. Jennings will lose some PPR value to Vereen, but should come at a big discount in 2015 drafts. He regularly went in the fourth and fifth rounds last year. This offseason, Jennings often lasts until rounds eight and ten in MFL10 best-ball drafts.
Apr 20 - 4:10 PM

The Giants are fully expected to keep Rashad Jennings despite the signing of Shane Vereen.

The Giants now have a crowded backfield with Andre Williams in addition to Vereen, Jennings and Chris Ogbonnaya. But cutting Jennings would barely save any money and he's still a quality all-around back. Expect a full-blown timeshare, capping Jennings' fantasy upside. He's not going to come close to the 17.9 touches per game he averaged last year.
Mar 10 - 2:44 PM

Rashad Jennings rushed 10 times for 33 yards and caught three passes for 21 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Eagles.

Jennings fought back from his latest nick (this time an ankle sprain) to play in this meaningless finale. He was strong when healthy in his first year as a Giant, but wilted badly late on the weight of both ankle and knee issues. It's a terrible sign for a 29-year-old running back who has a history of injuries. Jennings finishes with 167 carries for 639 yards (3.82 YPC) and four touchdowns, as well as 30 catches for 226 yards. He will be back for the second year of his contract, but he'll be hard to count on as more than a timeshare back with Andre Williams.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:11:00 PM

Rashad Jennings (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 17 game against the Eagles.

Jennings could have just packed it in for the season, but returns for a meaningless finale. He'll share time with Andre Williams.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:32:00 AM

Rashad Jennings (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 17.

He was limited in practice all week, but is fully expected to rejoin the lineup against the Eagles. Jennings and Andre Williams figure to form a timeshare in Week 17, assuming Williams plays. Like Jennings, Williams was "limited" in practice all week. Unlike Jennings, Williams is listed as questionable.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 01:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
3Ricky Stanzi
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Shane Vereen
3Andre Williams
4Orleans Darkwa
5Akeem Hunt
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Rashad Jennings
FB1Henry Hynoski
2Nikita Whitlock
WR11Odell Beckham
2Victor Cruz
3Corey Washington
4Preston Parker
5Julian Talley
WR21Rueben Randle
2Dwayne Harris
3James Jones
4Geremy Davis
5Juron Criner
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Larry Donnell
2Daniel Fells
3Adrien Robinson
4Jerome Cunningham
5Will Tye
K1Josh Brown