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Rashad Jennings | Running Back | #23

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 231
College: Liberty
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 7 (250) / JAC
Contract: view contract details

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Rashad Jennings collected 15 yards on nine carries while catching all four of his targets for 20 yards Sunday in the Giants' Week 6 win over the Ravens.
Jennings looked healthy on Sunday but the Giants showed no interest in running the ball. They threw it 46 times compared to just 17 rushing attempts. On the rare occasions when Jennings was called upon, he was mostly ineffective. He rushed five times for only five yards in the second half. Jennings’ fantasy prospects against the Rams in Week 7 are minimal at best. Oct 16 - 5:32 PM

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Rashad Jennings (thumb) is active for Week 6 against the Ravens.

As expected. Jennings is back after missing the last three games with a thumb injury that prevented him from blocking or catching passes. CB Eli Apple, S Nat Berhe, QB Josh Johnson, WR Tavarres King, OT Marshall Newhouse, LB Deontae Skinner and S Darian Thompson round out the Giants' Week 6 inactives. Dwayne Harris (toe), Devon Kennard (concussion), Jason Pierre-Paul (groin) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin) are all active.
Oct 16 - 11:44 AM

Rashad Jennings (thumb) is expected to return for Sunday's Week 6 game against the Ravens.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport cautioned that the Giants will check him out one last time during pregame warmups, though Jennings is full expected to get the green light. His return will be a big boost to a Giants' running game that's been running on fumes the past several weeks. It's not an enticing matchup but Jennings should still see enough work to warrant RB3 consideration on Sunday.
Oct 16 - 8:43 AM

Rashad Jennings (thumb) is listed as questionable for Week 6.

Jennings indicated he fully intends on playing against the Ravens, who have the NFL's No. 1 run defense according to Football Outsiders' DVOA. Jennings won't be a playable fantasy option and takes Orleans Darkwa off the board.
Oct 14 - 1:33 PM

When asked about his status for Week 6, Rashad Jennings (thumb) said "we're rocking this week."

Giants OC Mike Sullivan had previously said he was "crossing his fingers" Jennings would be ready for Week 6. Now it looks like he's been given the green light. Jennings practiced throughout his three-game absence, but was held out due to concerns over his ability to catch and pass protect. He'll slide in as the Giants' workhorse Sunday against Baltimore. Jennings' return should make Orleans Darkwa irrelevant in fantasy.
Oct 13 - 2:37 PM

Giants OC Mike Sullivan is "crossing his fingers" Rashad Jennings (thumb) returns this week.

It's not exactly a forceful statement about Jennings' Week 6 status after missing the past three games. Jennings was "limited" on Wednesday. We've yet to see his Thursday status. Owners shouldn't be counting on Jennings playing. Even if he does, he'll be an uninspiring RB3 against the Ravens' tough run defense.
Oct 13 - 1:56 PM

Rashad Jennings (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Jennings was limited in practice all last week before ultimately being inactive for the Sunday night game against the Packers. This time around, he seems more certain to play after another week of rest. Having missed two games and running into a buzzsaw that is the Ravens' run defense, Jennings won't be a recommended fantasy option outside of desperation territory.
Oct 12 - 11:58 PM

Rashad Jennings (thumb) is inactive for Week 5 against the Packers.

Jennings practiced all week, but still can't pass protect or catch. Orleans Darkwa will get the start, with Bobby Rainey remaining in a pass-down role. The rest of the Giants inactives are QB Josh Johnson, TE Larry Donnell, S Darian Thompson, OT Marshall Newhouse, DT Robert Thomas, and S Nat Berhe.
Oct 9 - 7:02 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Rashad Jennings (thumb, questionable) will not play Sunday night against the Packers.

ESPN's Jordan Raanan reported Saturday Jennings was unlikely to play. Dealing with a thumb injury, Jennings is compromised both as a receiver and pass protector. Orleans Darkwa will get the start, but Bobby Rainey should have a role on passing downs.
Oct 9 - 6:42 PM

ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan reports Rashad Jennings (thumb, questionable) is unlikely to play Week 5 against the Packers.

Jennings was able to practice on a limited basis all week, but he still is a liability as both a receiver and pass protector. With Jennings out, Orleans Darkwa should once again get the start. He managed 48 yards on 12 carries against the Vikings last week, but will face an even better run defense on Sunday night. He is no better than an RB3. Bobby Rainey will once again handle the passing-down work and is a viable play in PPR formats.
Source: ESPN
Oct 8 - 8:55 AM

Rashad Jennings (thumb) is listed as questionable for Week 5 against the Packers.

He was limited in practice all week. Jennings seemingly came down to a game-time decision in Monday night's loss to Minnesota, and he will probably go down to game time again versus the Packers. Pass-catching specialist Bobby Rainey looks to have the most secure role in New York's backfield at this point.
Oct 7 - 1:35 PM

Rashad Jennings (thumb) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Jennings was limited last week before missing his second straight game. ESPN's Jordan Raanan has reported Jennings has a "realistic chance" of returning against the Packers, but we're going to need more information for penciling him back into our lineups as an RB3.
Oct 6 - 2:40 PM

ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan reports Rashad Jennings (thumb) has a "realistic chance" to play Sunday night against the Packers.

Jennings has sat out the last two games with a thumb injury. He will have to show he is able to both pass protect and catch the ball before he returns the lineup. Orleans Darkwa and Bobby Rainey will form a committee if Jennings cannot play, and both should have a role even if he suits up.
Source: ESPN
Oct 6 - 9:26 AM

Rashad Jennings (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Jennings was held out after being limited all last week. His status will come down to his ability to block and catch passes. Orleans Darkwa, Bobby Rainey, and Paul Perkins will form a committee if Jennings doesn't return this week.
Oct 5 - 4:27 PM

Rashad Jennings (thumb) is inactive for Monday night's Week 4 game against the Vikings.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin) is active. Orleans Darkwa will make the start in place of Jennings, with Bobby Rainey handling pass-game work and rookie Paul Perkins serving as the No. 3. Also inactive for the Giants are CB Eli Apple, S Nat Berhe, S Darian Thompson, RT Marshall Newhouse, DT Robert Thomas, and QB Josh Johnson.
Oct 3 - 7:18 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
3Josh Johnson
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Orleans Darkwa
3Bobby Rainey
4Paul Perkins
5Shane Vereen
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Orleans Darkwa
3RB1Bobby Rainey
2Shane Vereen
WR11Odell Beckham
2Dwayne Harris
3Tavarres King
WR21Sterling Shepard
2Victor Cruz
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Larry Donnell
2Will Tye
3Jerell Adams
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Will Beatty
LG1Justin Pugh
2Bobby Hart
C1Weston Richburg
2Brett Jones
RG1John Jerry
RT1Marshall Newhouse
K1Josh Brown
2Robbie Gould