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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 rushed nine times for 38 yards and caught both of his targets for 54 yards and one touchdown in the Giants' Week 4 win over the Bills.
As has been the case the first month of the season, Jennings, Andre Williams, and Shane Vereen rotated snaps in the Giants' backfield. Jennings wasn't making much noise before scoring from 51 yards out in the fourth quarter on a catch-and-run dump-off at the line of scrimmage. Two Bills defenders missed tackles on the play. Through four games, Jennings is averaging a mere 3.19 YPC and is on pace for just 536 yards rushing with 28 catches. He's barely on the FLEX radar. Oct 4 - 4:57 PM

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Rashad Jennings is in danger of losing his starting job to Andre Williams.

"Based on what the coaches have seen on film, Williams could surpass Jennings as the No. 1 back," ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported. Jennings started the first three games, but is averaging 2.8 YPC. It's possible Jennings could lose lead back duties with his struggles likely to continue against Buffalo this week. Williams averaged 7.2 YPC on six Week 2 carries and scored a touchdown in the Giants’ Thursday night win over Washington.
Oct 3 - 6:40 PM

Rashad Jennings rushed 11 times for 32 yards in New York's Week 3 win over the Redskins.

That's 2.9 yards per carry, though Jennings did manage to add three receptions for 25 yards. Bizarrely, Jennings' biggest play of the night came on special teams in the first quarter, where he blocked a Redskins punt. Otherwise, he found himself in a three-way timeshare with Andre Williams and Shane Vereen, with none of the three earning any separation. Neither the G-Men's preferred goal-line or third-down back, Jennings is watching his FLEX value wash away. He won't be a recommended play in Buffalo next week.
Sep 25 - 12:13 AM

Rashad Jennings rushed nine times for 12 yards in New York's Week 2 loss to the Falcons, adding two receptions for 12 additional yards.

Jennings got the start, with three of his 11 touches coming on New York's opening drive. He was out-touched by Shane Vereen, however, and out-gained by both Vereen and Andre Williams. The G-Men were never in a goal-line situation, but Jennings was an afterthought after halftime. Jennings should still be considered the leader of the G-Men's three-man committee, but it's a maddening position from a fantasy perspective. He'll be a shaky FLEX option for next week's game against the Redskins.
Sep 20 - 6:41 PM

Rashad Jennings tells ESPN's Dan Graziano he was told not to score on 1st- and 2nd-and-goal on New York's final drive Sunday evening.

The idea being, to drain clock. Only the Giants then made the worst call of the young season, opting to pass on third down. They didn't complete it, and the Cowboys got an extra 40 seconds. Tony Romo promptly marched the Cowboys down the field for the game-winning touchdown after the Giants settled for a field goal. If true, it's a mind-bogglingly bad decision from coach Tom Coughlin, who has seemed increasingly out of his element in recent seasons.
Sep 14 - 2:56 PM

Rashad Jennings rushed 13 times for 52 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 1 loss to the Cowboys.

Jennings started, but was replaced by Shane Vereen in pass situations and lost rotational snaps to Andre Williams. He was held in check before a 25-yard run late in the fourth quarter. Jennings has gameflow and workload concerns, but will be a low-end RB2 for next week's matchup with Atlanta.
Sep 14 - 12:31 AM

Rashad Jennings was listed as the starting running back on the Giants' initial depth chart.

Jennings started the first three preseason games as well before rotating series evenly with Andre Williams. The Giants could have just been resting Jennings while getting Williams important snaps with the first-team offense, but the usage could also hint at a full-blown running back by committee. Jennings is a risky play even in a good matchup Week 1 against the Cowboys.
Sep 8 - 10:09 AM

Rashad Jennings rattled off 28 yards on nine rushes in Saturday’s preseason loss to the Jets.

He also scored a one-yard touchdown. Jennings out-touched Andre Williams nine to two, a noticeable improvement from last week when Williams had three carries to Jennings’ one. If Jennings wants to fend off Williams and Shane Vereen, he’ll have to do better than the paltry 3.8 yards per carry he averaged last season.
Aug 29 - 10:29 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Shane Vereen
3Andre Williams
4Orleans Darkwa
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Rashad Jennings
FB1Nikita Whitlock
WR11Odell Beckham
2Victor Cruz
WR21Rueben Randle
2Dwayne Harris
3Geremy Davis
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Larry Donnell
2Daniel Fells
3Jerome Cunningham
4Will Tye
LT1Ereck Flowers
LG1Justin Pugh
C1Weston Richburg
2Dallas Reynolds
RG1Geoff Schwartz
2John Jerry
RT1Marshall Newhouse
2Bobby Hart
K1Josh Brown