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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
Contract: view contract details

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Recent News'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

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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

Rashad Jennings (ankle) resumed practicing Wednesday.

Jennings isn't going to just pack it in even though he's repeatedly aggravated his ankle sprain in meaningless games down the stretch. If he can play against Philly Sunday, he'll likely share the work with Andre Williams.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 12:25:00 PM

Rashad Jennings (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's Week 16 game at the Rams.

Jennings was ruled out early in the week, suggesting he's no lock to return for the meaningless Week 17 finale. Andre Williams will carry the mail in a tough spot at St. Louis Sunday. The rest of the Giants inactives: CB Jaron Hosley, LB james Davidson, OL Adam Gettis, OG Eric Herman, DT Dominique Hamilton, TE Jerome Cunningham.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 02:54:00 PM

Rashad Jennings (ankle) missed Giants practice on Friday.

Old Man Jennings has been ruled out against the Rams. Rookie Andre Williams will handle feature back work at St. Louis, likely seeing 17-24 touches.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 01:00:00 PM

Rashad Jennings (ankle) is not practicing Thursday.

It would be a major surprise if the oft-injured Jennings suits up Sunday, one week after aggravating his lingering ankle sprain. Andre Williams, who rushed 18 times for 44 yards against the Redskins last week, would be a candidate for a similar workload plus any goal-line duties.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 12:29:00 PM

Rashad Jennings (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

Jennings played one offensive snap last week against the Redskins and aggravated his previous ankle injury on the play. If Jennings can't play -- and it seems unlikely that he will -- Andre Williams will handle a big bulk of the carries against the Rams. Williams would come into play as a back-end RB2.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Giants coach Tom Coughlin didn't update Rashad Jennings' (ankle) status at Monday's presser.

What Coughlin did have to say wasn't exactly encouraging. "Whether or not we're all the way back to Square 1, I don't know that." At best, Jennings will be limited for Week 16. At worst, he's played his final down of the season. Fantasy owners can't be counting on Jennings suiting up against the Rams, while Andre Williams is a must add on the off chance he's still available.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 02:02:00 PM

Rashad Jennings aggravated his lingering ankle injury during Sunday's win over the Giants.

Jennings re-sprained the joint on his very first carry of the game. Andre Williams finished it out, rushing 18 times for 44 yards and catching one ball for nine yards. With just two games left in this lost season for the Giants, we wouldn't be surprised if Jennings shuts it down. Williams would be a weak plug-n-play at St. Louis in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 08:24:00 PM

Rashad Jennings left Sunday's Week 15 game against Washington with an ankle injury.

It's the same ankle that limited Jennings to three touches last week. The Giants are listing him as questionable to return, but he's done for the game. Andre Williams will continue to handle all the carries in his absence.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 02:13:00 PM

Giants coach Tom Coughlin hinted the team may take a hot-hand approach at running back in Week 15 against the Redskins.

Keep in mind the Redskins consistently play strong run defense, so it's entirely possible neither Andre Williams nor Rashad Jennings establishes a hot hand on Sunday. Still, this is a big concern for Jennings' fantasy outlook and an indication Williams may have earned more of the carry share after his Week 14 breakout game. Coughlin called the starting running back "not important," and said the Giants will "see how things go after the first 15 plays" when determining which running back will get more work. Jennings is a dicey RB2/flex play in fantasy semifinals week.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 01:23:00 PM

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano expects Rashad Jennings to resume his role as the full-time starter in Week 15 against the Redskins.

After playing just 16-of-76 snaps and seeing three touches in Week 14 due to an ankle injury, Jennings isn't even on the injury report this week. He's expected to get the start against Washington and handle his normal workload, sending Andre Williams back to a limited role as the No. 2 despite rushing for 131 yards and one touchdown last week. Jennings is our No. 14 running back for Week 15.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 10:22:00 AM

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
4Marcus Harris
5Julian Talley
WR21Rueben Randle
2Dwayne Harris
3Preston Parker
4Geremy Davis
5Juron Criner
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Larry Donnell
2Daniel Fells
3Adrien Robinson
4Jerome Cunningham
5Matt LaCosse
K1Josh Brown
2Chris Boswell