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Rashad Jennings | Running Back

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 231
College: Liberty
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Rashad Jennings (knee) said Monday he's "hopeful" he can return after the Giants' Week 8 bye, and will begin running this week.
Jennings claims he's "right on track" and considers himself "day to day." As Andre Williams had something of a limiting effect on New York's offense while serving as feature back, and is only averaging 3.15 YPC on the season, Jennings should return as the Giants' clear-lead runner. It's worth noting Jennings wasn't 100 percent committal when discussing a Week 9 return. In 12- and 14-team leagues, Williams is worth holding through New York's bye in case Jennings suffers a setback. He's a 29 1/2-year-old running back dealing with a multi-week MCL sprain. Oct 20 - 3:52 PM

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Rashad Jennings (knee) said he is targeting the Giants' Week 9 game against the Colts for his return.

Jennings has already been ruled out this week, and the Giants have a bye Week 8. Jennings plans to begin running in a pool next week, and will hopefully get some practices in leading up to Week 9. Andre Williams will get at least one more start.
Oct 18 - 9:20 AM

Rashad Jennings (knee) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Cowboys.

As expected. The Giants have a Week 8 bye before hosting the Colts in Week 9. Coach Tom Coughlin said the "hope" is that Jennings is back from his sprained MCL for the Indy game. In the meantime, Andre Williams will get another start for the Giants against what has proven to be a very underrated Dallas defense.
Oct 15 - 11:10 AM

Rashad Jennings (MCL) has been ruled out for Week 6.

As expected. Jennings did nothing during the Giants' practice week, and his Week 7 status is in doubt, as well. The Giants have a bye in Week 8.
Oct 10 - 1:04 PM

Rashad Jennings has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL, and is week to week.

He is fully expected to miss Week 6. Jennings said he does not need surgery, and that his MRI indicated the injury will "heal up." However, the New York Daily News considers it a "good guess" that Jennings will be sidelined through the Giants' Week 8 bye. That means rookie handcuff Andre Williams is a must add in all formats, and will immediately flirt with high-end RB2 value despite his lack of involvement in the passing game. Williams is a violent downhill runner with big-time touchdown upside. Jennings should remain stashed in 10-12 team leagues.
Oct 6 - 2:37 PM

The "early word" on Rashad Jennings Sunday night was a left knee sprain.

The exact diagnosis on Jennings will come following Monday's MRI. But the initial belief is a sprain that could keep him out a "week or two," per the New York Daily News. Andre Williams, a chain-moving power back with goal-line chops, is a must-add this week.
Oct 6 - 10:40 AM

Rashad Jennings will undergo an MRI on his left knee Monday.

Jennings "indicated that he thinks he's going to be OK tomorrow," but the MRI will be critical. Andre Williams carried the load impressively off the bench in Sunday's win over the Falcons, busting several first-down runs in clock-killing mode and setting an obvious tone. Even if Jennings returns to play in Week 6 against the Eagles, it's possible Williams has earned more work. We did notice Williams playing ahead of Jennings in deeper red-zone packages early in the game, before his injury.
Oct 5 - 5:05 PM

Rashad Jennings exited Sunday's game with a left knee injury.

His return was initially considered questionable, but Jennings was spotted with a wrap on the knee and ruled out for the remainder of the game late in the third quarter. Andre Williams is in at running back. FOX reported Jennings has a knee sprain. Jennings finished with 10 carries for 55 yards and 17 yards on two receptions.
Oct 5 - 3:05 PM

Rashad Jennings is on pace for 324 carries.

Jennings has 48 touches over the last five days. The Giants rested him in the second half on Thursday night, allowing rookie Andre Williams to run for 66 yards and a touchdown. 29-year-old Jennings has never had more than 163 carries in a season and isn't going to hold up on his current workloads. Williams showed well in mop-up duty and is a candidate for an expanded role. Outside of his Week 3 matchup with the Texans, Jennings is averaging 3.5 yards per carry.
Sep 27 - 5:36 PM

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano says Rashad Jennings is the Giants' "clear No. 1" running back.

Rookie Andre Williams saw more carries than Jennings on Thursday night, but Graziano said that would not have been the case in a "normal Sunday game." "The split workload Thursday had more to do with keeping Jennings from breaking down under a too-strenuous five-day workload than it did anything else," said Graziano. Jennings is still the No. 1 back in New York, and will be in the RB1 conversation against the Falcons Week 5.
Sep 27 - 11:48 AM

Rashad Jennings rushed 13 times for 55 yards in New York's Week 4 win over the Redskins.

Jennings lost three yards on his lone reception. His only other target was a dropped touchdown. Curiously, Jennings' final touch came midway through the third quarter, but it appeared to be nothing more than the G-Men resting a veteran back in a blowout four days after he took the rock 34 times. The scoreboard read 31-14 when Jennings checked out. Rookie Andre Williams and Peyton Hillis were called on to kill the clock. Reactionary fantasy owners will no doubt panic, but there appears to be zero reason for worry. A volume back doing everything that's been asked of him, Jennings will remain in the RB1 conversation against the Falcons' shaky defense in Week 5.
Sep 25 - 11:56 PM

Rashad Jennings rushed for 176 yards and one touchdown on 34 carries in the Giants' Week 3, 30-17 drubbing of the Texans.

It was a career day for Jennings, who set a new career-high in rushing yards by 68 yards over his previous mark. He's now totaled 381 yards and two scores through three games as the Giants' clear-cut every-down workhorse. Jennings plays in every situation and gets the goal-line looks, as he pounded his score in from one yard out in this one. Jennings gets the Redskins next Thursday night.
Sep 21 - 4:14 PM

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano has gotten indications from the coaches that Rashad Jennings will be asked to help in pass protection this week.

The Giants' shaky offensive line is going to need all the help they can get dealing with J.J. Watt. It appears they'll ask Jennings to stay in and help, or at least chip. Jennings, who has four catches in each of the first two games, may not get there this week.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 19 - 11:06 PM

Rashad Jennings rushed 18 times for 64 yards and caught 4-of-4 targets for 45 yards in the Giants' Week 2 loss to Arizona.

He also got stuffed at the goal line and lost a fourth-quarter fumble on a reception. Giants coach Tom Coughlin didn't bench Jennings, though, as he's done to so many running backs in the past. That's good news entering a Week 3 matchup with a Texans defense that is soft up front, aside from LE J.J. Watt. With at least 20 touches in back-to-back games to open the season, Jennings is locked in as an every-week RB2 in fantasy leagues.
Sep 14 - 4:16 PM

Rashad Jennings rushed for 46 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries in the Giants' Week 1 loss to the Lions on Monday night.

Jennings added four catches for 50 yards on five targets. Just as Giants media members have been saying for much of summer, Jennings was the team's bellcow back, handling every-down and goal-line work. He got two carries from the one-yard line, getting stuffed on one before pounding a one-yard touchdown in later in the second half. Jennings was really the only offensive player on the Giants to show up Monday. He has a plus matchup against a depleted Cardinals defense in Week 2. Jennings is comfortably settled in as an RB2.
Sep 8 - 10:43 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
3Peyton Hillis
4Michael Cox
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
3RB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
FB1Henry Hynoski
WR11Odell Beckham
2Preston Parker
3Kevin Ogletree
WR21Rueben Randle
2Corey Washington
WR31Preston Parker
TE1Larry Donnell
2Daniel Fells
3Adrien Robinson
K1Josh Brown