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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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The New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano believes Rashad Jennings is the "likely workhorse" in the Giants' backfield.
Vacchiano sees Jennings handling the majority of the carries after seeing just 48 percent last season. Jennings is the favorite for the lead role entering training camp, but he is 31 with a checkered injury past. It is far from a given he is able to stay healthy and hold off fifth-round RB Paul Perkins all season. Vacchiano also thinks Andre Williams will remain the secondary back over Perkins. Considering Williams is one of the worst running backs in the league, we have a difficult time believing that one. May 12 - 9:50 AM

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Rashad Jennings rushed for 170 yards and one touchdown on 27 carries in the Giants' 35-30, Week 17 loss to the Eagles.

He also caught 2-of-5 targets for six yards. The 170-yard effort was Jennings' second-highest single-game total of his career, and his 863 yards in total this season is a new career-high. Jennings finished the season extremely strong with 432 yards and two of his three rushing scores over the final four weeks. It took the Giants entirely too long to abandon their RB-by-committee approach this season, and things may have turned out differently for them if they'd have done this earlier in the year instead of wasting carries on Andre Williams and Orleans Darkwa. Jennings will turn 31 in March, but entered the league as a 24-year-old and barely played before the 2013 season. He has plenty of tread left on the tires and is due just under $3 million in 2016. The Giants will likely add a running back and get rid of Williams, but Jennings should have a firm role next year.
Jan 3 - 4:19 PM

Rashad Jennings rushed 14 times for 74 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 62 yards in the Giants' Week 16 loss to the Vikings.

Jennings was the lone bright spot for the Giants. He managed 100 total yards in the first half, but wasn’t much of a factor the rest of the night. Jennings has went over 100 total yards in three straight games since the Giants abandoned their four-back committee. He’ll be an RB3 play against the Eagles in Week 17.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 12:20:00 AM

Rashad Jennings rushed 16 times for 107 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 15 loss to the Panthers.

For the second straight week, Jennings operated as the Giants' clear lead back, and it led to his first 100-yard rushing effort of the season. He's now cleared 100 yards from scrimmage in back-to-back games. It took three months, but coach Tom Coughlin has finally figured out what to do with his backfield. Jennings will be a low-end FLEX option against the Vikings' banged up run defense in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 06:26:00 PM

Coach Tom Coughlin admitted Rashad Jennings had a terrific Week 14 performance but wouldn't fully commit to abandoning the four-man committee backfield.

"I have no idea why you people are so hung up on this," Coughlin said. "We have, again, different ability ranges and guys who can be tapped and utilized in many different functions, (Shane) Vereen being another. And we’ll continue to do that as well." All Coughlin would confirm is that Jennings will remain the starter coming off a season-best 24-touch, 102-yard performance Monday night. Jennings should see 15-plus carries against the Panthers this week, but won't be more than a borderline RB2/3.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 09:42:00 AM

Rashad Jennings rushed 22 times for 81 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for 21 yards in the Giants' Week 14 win over the Dolphins on Monday night.

His 22 carries were by far a season-high after Jennings hadn't seen more than 13 in a single game. And it's no surprise that the Giants have more success with Jennings in the backfield instead of wasting snaps on Andre Williams and Orleans Darkwa. After Williams fumbled midway through the game, he appeared to be benched for good, and Jennings handled backfield duties from then forward. Jennings hasn't scored in nine games, however, and remains a questionable RB3 ahead of a tough Week 15 date with the 13-0 Panthers.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 12:29:00 AM

Rashad Jennings delivered 14 yards on five carries and caught one of two passes for 19 yards in the Giants' Week 13 loss to the Jets.

He’s now gone eight straight games without a touchdown. Jennings has been held under 20 yards rushing each of the last two weeks and is beginning to lose work to Orleans Darkwa and Andre Williams. Fantasy owners would be wise to look elsewhere for running back help when the Giants travel to Miami next week.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 06:02:00 PM

The Giants plan to "get back to the rushing game" against the Jets.

"We need to play with balance," OC Ben McAdoo said. "We don’t want to be a throwing team. We have to get our run game going, we know that." The Giants ran only 13 times last week. They rank in the bottom-five in yards (983) and touchdowns (3), and are averaging 3.7 YPC. Rashad Jennings hasn’t had more than 63 yards in any game and isn’t a fantasy option against the Jets top run defense. Orleans Darkwa has just seven carries over the last two weeks.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 08:27:00 PM

Rashad Jennings carried the ball six times for 14 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 14 yards Week 12 against the Redskins.

Jennings is the lead in the Giants’ backfield rotation, but that matters little. He does not get enough work to be useful anywhere.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:43:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 08:08:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 08:46:00 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.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 06:34:00 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.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 08:00:00 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.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 12:19:00 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.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 12:39:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
3Logan Thomas
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Shane Vereen
3Paul Perkins
4Andre Williams
5Bobby Rainey
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Rashad Jennings
FB1Nikita Whitlock
2Will Johnson
WR11Odell Beckham
2Dwayne Harris
3Geremy Davis
4Roger Lewis
5Donte Foster
WR21Sterling Shepard
2Victor Cruz
3Myles White
4Tavarres King
5Kadron Boone
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Will Tye
2Larry Donnell
3Matt LaCosse
4Jerell Adams
5Ryan Malleck
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Emmett Cleary
3Byron Stingily
LG1Justin Pugh
2Adam Gettis
C1Weston Richburg
2Shane McDermott
3Brett Jones
4Dillon Farrell
RG1John Jerry
2Ryan Seymour
RT1Marshall Newhouse
2Bobby Hart
3Jake Rodgers
K1Josh Brown
2Tom Obarski