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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
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Rashad Jennings rushed six times for 19 yards and caught all six of his targets for 34 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Giants' Week 13 loss to the Steelers.
Jennings did nothing on the ground and was actually given one less carry than Paul Perkins. However, he played a substantial role in the passing game by providing a season-high six catches. Jennings scored his only touchdown on a 13-yard screen pass from Eli Manning about midway through the third quarter. He was fortunate the play held up as Ereck Flowers was clearly guilty of holding. Jennings’ six carries were a season-low. With Perkins cutting into his workload, Jennings won’t be more than an RB3 next week against the Cowboys. Dec 4 - 8:15 PM

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Rashad Jennings rushed 15 times for 55 yards in the Giants' Week 12 win over the Browns.

Jennings "added" two catches for four yards. If you throw out the fact that the Giants won 27-13 to send Cleveland to 0-12, it was an extremely disappointing performance from Ben McAdoo's offense against one of the league's worst defenses. Cleveland entered the afternoon a distant 31st in rushing yards allowed, but a struggling Eli Manning made it hard for the G-Men to sustain drives. Jennings will be a low-end RB2 against the Steelers in Week 13.
Nov 27 - 5:36 PM

Rashad Jennings played 47-of-67 (70%) snaps Week 11 against the Bears.

After closing out the Week 10 win with some strong running in the fourth quarter, Jennings was rewarded with a workhorse role against the Bears. He out-touched Paul Perkins 26-to-6 and out-snapped him 47-to-20. Seemingly entrenched as the lead back, Jennings will be an upside RB2 in a great matchup against the Browns this week.
Nov 21 - 10:40 AM

Rashad Jennings rushed 21 times for 85 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 11 win over the Bears, adding five receptions for 44 additional yards.

Jennings' strong Week 10 carried over in the form of his most total yards of the season. There was no timeshare with Paul Perkins, with Jennings out-touching his rookie teammate 26-6. Perkins can provide a spark as a change of pace, but the Giants have been wise to finally commit to Jennings on all three downs. He'll be a high-upside RB2 against the Browns' pathetic run defense in Week 12.
Nov 20 - 5:35 PM

Rashad Jennings rushed 15 times for 87 yards and caught 3-of-6 targets for 22 yards in the Giants' 21-20, Week 10 win over the Bengals.

The 87 rushing yards set a new season-high for Jennings and was his first time over 27 yards since Week 1. His long run of 25 yards Monday night was also Jennings' longest gain of the season, which tells us all we really need to know about how this Giants' running game has been performing this season. New York entered Monday dead last in rushing, but climbed to No. 31 with this effort. Jennings played 45-of-75 snaps, compared to 30 for rookie Paul Perkins, but Jennings' work late in the game was really impressive. The Giants got the ball back, up one, with 3:01 left in regulation, and Jennings ripped off a number of first-down runs to salt the clock down to zero. The performance probably buys him another week atop the depth chart heading into a Week 11 home game against the Bears.
Nov 14 - 11:51 PM

Rashad Jennings rushed 11 times for 26 yards and caught three passes for 13 yards in Week 9 against the Eagles.

Jennings started, but rotated evenly with Paul Perkins. He was the slightly less effective back, though both didn't do anything. Jennings is still the favorite for red-zone work, but he's going to remain in a committee going forward. Perkins has the upside to overtake Jennings.
Nov 6 - 5:26 PM

Rashad Jennings rushed 13 times for 25 yards and a touchdown and caught 2-of-3 targets for 24 yards Week 7 against the Rams.

Jennings saved his fantasy day with a short touchdown run in the fourth quarter, but he was terrible most of the game. Not coincidentally, the Giants' one good drive came with Paul Perkins handling the majority of the work. The rookie, of course, was nowhere to be found in the second half. Jennings is averaging 2.7 yards a carry this season. His role could be dramatically reduced coming out of the bye week.
Oct 23 - 1:42 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
3Josh Johnson
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Paul Perkins
3Bobby Rainey
4Shane Vereen
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Paul Perkins
3RB1Rashad Jennings
2Shane Vereen
WR11Odell Beckham
2Dwayne Harris
3Tavarres King
WR21Sterling Shepard
2Victor Cruz
3Roger Lewis
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Larry Donnell
2Will Tye
3Jerell Adams
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Will Beatty
LG1Justin Pugh
2Bobby Hart
C1Weston Richburg
2Brett Jones
RG1John Jerry
RT1Marshall Newhouse
K1Robbie Gould