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Andre Williams | Running Back

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/28/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 230
College: Boston College
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Andre Williams recorded 30 yards on seven carries and hauled in his only target for seven yards in the Giants' Week 9 win over the Buccaneers.
Aside from a surprising 11-yard run in the fourth quarter, Williams was his usual plodding self. Fantasy owners can ignore him next week against the Patriots. Nov 8 - 8:44 PM

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Andre Williams rushed five times for seven yards in New York's Week 8 loss to the Saints.

True to form, Williams got brick-walled on both his goal-line carries. Giving Williams work is a complete waste of time for all involved, but coach Tom Coughlin insists on doing it. With half the year in the books, Williams is on pace for 147 yards on 54 carries (2.72 YPC). He's not a good NFL player. He needs to be phased out of the offense.
Nov 1 - 6:40 PM

Andre Williams is expected to be the odd man out in the Giants' backfield following the emergence of Orleans Darkwa.

Mercifully. It's been a long time coming for Williams, who has shown barely more than nothing across his first 266 carries in the NFL. He has eight touchdowns, mostly in short-yardage situations, but is averaging just 3.2 YPC. His touches had already started to be limited more in recent weeks, and with Darkwa earning a bigger role, Williams may not see the field Sunday.
Oct 30 - 10:16 AM

Andre Williams rushed four times for 13 yards in New York's Week 7 win over the Cowboys.

It remains unclear why the Giants keep giving Williams looks. Perhaps they'll stop after fourth-stringer Orleans Darkwa provided a spark on the ground Sunday. Williams is barely worth holding onto in Dynasty leagues.
Oct 25 - 8:06 PM

Andre Williams is expected to remain part of the Giants' backfield rotation.

Williams sports a 2.8 yards-per-carry average this season after managing just 3.3 yards per tote last season, but the Giants still "believe" he can be productive. "He hits the holes, he does whatever we ask him to do there. Perhaps it's the defense, perhaps it's whatever," coach Tom Coughlin said. "I don't think it really has anything to do with what he's not been able to do." Despite their public comments, Williams' declining carries and snap totals tell the real story. New York would be better served trimming Williams from the rotation.
Oct 24 - 10:08 AM

Andre Williams rushed five times for six yards in the Giants' Week 6 loss to the Eagles.

Again, he wasn't involved in the pass game. Every run play called for Williams is a wasted down. He shouldn't be getting any carries at Rashad Jennings' expense. It wouldn't be a surprise if Williams is out of the league in 2016.
Oct 20 - 12:35 AM

Andre Williams didn't have any yards on three carries in Week 5 against the 49ers.

Williams took a backseat to Rashad Jennings, who had 15 touches. He failed to convert his only red-zone chance, getting stuffed on a third-down play inside the five-yard line. Williams isn't more than a touchdown-dependent RB4.
Oct 12 - 12:43 AM

Andre Williams rushed for 35 yards on 11 carries in the Giants' Week 4 win over the Bills.

He was targeted once in the passing game but dropped it. Williams continues to rotate early-down snaps with Rashad Jennings and remains irrelevant in season-long leagues as an RB4. The sophomore is on pace for 484 yards rushing with four touchdowns a quarter of the way into the season. He's averaging 3.27 YPC.
Oct 4 - 5:12 PM

Andre Williams rushed 14 times for 29 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 3 win over the Redskins.

If you like watching running backs slam into brick walls, this was a performance for you. Williams' "power" rarely translates to anything more than a 2-3 yard run. Even when Williams managed to deliver a devastating forearm shiver in the second half this evening, he got tackled from behind two yards later. Williams is an RB3/4 for touchdown desperados. Avoid him in next week's tough matchup with the Bills.
Sep 25 - 12:17 AM

Andre Williams rushed six times for 43 yards in New York's Week 2 loss to the Falcons.

That's as many carries as Williams got in Week 1, but 29 more yards. Williams was the G-Men's leading rusher on a day where they stuck with a three-man rotation at running back. Williams is going to vulture some scores this season, but isn't in line for enough carries to be a serious FLEX consideration.
Sep 20 - 7:03 PM

Andre Williams had six carries for 14 yards in Week 1 against the Cowboys.

Williams played behind Rashad Jennings, who finished with 13 carries. The Giants have packages for both Williams and Jennings, and he should remain part of a three-back committee with Shane Vereen. Williams is just and RB5 stash.
Sep 14 - 1:13 AM

Andre Williams rushed eight times for 28 yards in Thursday’s preseason game against the Patriots.

Williams couldn’t reel in his only target of the night. The Boston College product has followed up a lackluster rookie year with a similarly unproductive preseason (15 carries for 39 yards). He’s a plodder but Williams’ 230-pound frame could earn him some goal-line work this year. That should be enough to make him a late-round flyer.
Sep 3 - 10:46 PM

ESPN's Dan Graziano believes Andre Williams has "the best shot" at getting the goal-line work for the Giants.

Williams was pretty unimpressive as a rookie, but if he had success with anything, it was capitalization near the goal line with six touchdowns. He worked on his all-around game in the offseason, and Rashad Jennings has failed to stand out much this summer. Jennings and Shane Vereen will have roles, but Williams could have the most important one in the red zone. He makes for a fine dart-throw at the running back spot currently going in the 12th round of drafts.
Aug 28 - 9:09 AM

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano believes "it's not out of the question" that Andre Williams overtakes Rashad Jennings on the depth chart this season.

Graziano added that a change could perhaps even happen prior to the regular season. Williams has been working on his hands and patience this offseason, and that work has apparently showed up on the practice field. With Jennings nonexistent in the second preseason game, it is time to take Williams' reported climb up the depth chart seriously. Williams is a great flier in the 12th round, and Jennings has become a risky selection in the sixth.
Aug 25 - 10:55 AM

Andre Williams rushed twice for -2 yards in the Giants' preseason opener.

The stat line is not pretty, but the real story is Williams rotated in with the first-team offense. Williams is not as complete or talented a back as Rashad Jennings, but the Giants may use him to keep the injury-prone Jennings fresh late into the season.
Aug 14 - 8:43 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