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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 11 times for 39 yards in the Giants' Week 10 loss to the Patriots.
He caught 2-of-3 targets for 12 yards. With the Giants continuing to use a three- to four-man backfield, none of these running backs are worthy of starting in fantasy leagues. Jennings leads the way here, but it's not enough. Nov 15 - 8:08 PM

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Rashad Jennings amassed 48 yards on 13 carries and caught his lone target for -1 yard in the Giants' Week 9 win over the Buccaneers.

Jennings remains in fantasy purgatory. He’s still getting enough touches to warrant fantasy consideration but never enough to really move the needle. It feels like it's been forever since Jennings’ last touchdown. He’ll be hard to trust next week against New England.
Nov 8 - 8:46 PM

Rashad Jennings rushed 10 times for 54 yards in New York's Week 8 loss to the Saints, adding two receptions for 31 additional yards.

Jennings got the start, but quickly found himself rotating with Orleans Darkwa. Darkwa then departed with a back injury, leaving No. 1 duties to his veteran teammate. The 85 yards from scrimmage were the second most of the season for a back who is on pace for a middling 958. With Darkwa, Shane Vereen and apparently even Andre Williams not going anywhere, Jennings remains a mid-range RB3.
Nov 1 - 6:34 PM

Rashad Jennings rushed five times for 19 yards in New York's Week 7 win over the Cowboys.

He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Jennings got the "nominal" start, but was out-touched on the ground by Orleans Darkwa, who shockingly led the G-Men in carries. Darkwa averaged 6.0 yards per tote to Jennings' 3.8, while it was actually Shane Vereen who led in yards. What was a confusing three-man committee is now a labyrinth four-man affair. Jennings can't be trusted as a FLEX option in Week 8 against the Saints.
Oct 25 - 8:00 PM

Rashad Jennings rushed for 63 yards on 13 carries and caught all three of his targets for 20 yards in the Giants' Week 6 loss to the Eagles on Monday night.

Jennings was looking good early in the first quarter picking up chunk gains as the Giants marched right down the field on their opening possession. But the offense got nothing going the final 45 minutes of play, and Jennings contributed to the mess by losing a fumble at the Eagles' 37-yard line after catching a screen pass. Jennings was also blown up for a loss on a 4th-and-inches carry to turn the ball over on downs at the Philadelphia 40-yard line. Jennings won't be anything more than an RB3/FLEX next week against the Cowboys.
Oct 20 - 12:19 AM

Rashad Jennings managed 46 yards on 11 carries and caught four passes for 21 yards in the Giants' Sunday night Week 5 win over the 49ers.

Jennings continued to rotate early-down work with Andre Williams. He outsnapped Williams, but played behind him in red-zone situations. Through five weeks, Jennings is averaging 3.4 YPC and has just one touchdown. None of the Giants' running backs are viable options outside of Shane Vereen.
Oct 12 - 12:39 AM

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

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

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
3Myles White
WR21Hakeem Nicks
2Rueben Randle
3Dwayne Harris
4Geremy Davis
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Larry Donnell
2Will Tye
3Jerome Cunningham
LT1Ereck Flowers
LG1Justin Pugh
C1Weston Richburg
2Dallas Reynolds
RG1Geoff Schwartz
2John Jerry
RT1Marshall Newhouse
2Bobby Hart
K1Josh Brown