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Andre Williams | Running Back | #44

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/28/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 230
College: Boston College
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (113) / NYG
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Giants coach Ben McAdoo reportedly believes Andre Williams is poised for a bounce-back season.
If he means bounce back as into the backfield for a loss, he may have a point. The owner of a career 3.2 yards-per-carry average, Williams should not be taking work from Rashad Jennings or fifth-round rookie Paul Perkins. Jul 23 - 2:04 PM

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The New York Post's Paul Schwartz believes Giants RB Andre Williams is competing with Orleans Darkwa for a roster spot.

In a telling case study of the sunk-cost fallacy, the Giants have yet to give up on Williams despite his terrible performance through two seasons. His fourth-round pedigree certainly has something to do with that decision, and that draft cost could prevent New York from moving on even if Williams is outperformed by Darkwa in camp.
Jun 28 - 11:57 AM

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano believes Andre Williams may not make the final roster.

Based on his play through two years, he shouldn't. A fourth-round pick in 2014, Williams has managed a paltry 3.2 yards per attempt on 305 career carries and somehow regressed as a sophomore. With fifth-rounder Paul Perkins now in the mix, Williams is certainly on the bubble.
Source: ESPN
Jun 2 - 12:11 PM

Giants RB Andre Williams lost 10 pounds this offseason.

He now checks in at 220 pounds. The lost weight should allow him to slam into the backs of his blockers with more velocity.
Source: Giants.com
May 23 - 6:38 PM

Coach Ben McAdoo insisted Wednesday that the Giants aren't ready to give up on third-year RB Andre Williams.

McAdoo went so far as to say Williams can "make a jump" in his third pro year. With 305 carries on his NFL resume averaging 3.21 yards a pop, the sample size is big enough that the Giants would be smart to give up this ghost. "No one's going to outwork him," said McAdoo of Williams. Tim Tebow worked hard, too.
Mar 23 - 12:42 PM

Andre Williams rushed five times for 26 yards in the Giants' Week 17 loss to the Eagles.

He finishes the season with 88 carries for 257 yards (2.92 YPC) and one touchdown in his second year out of Boston College. Williams posted a 217-721-7 line as a rookie, and the Giants smartly got the ball out of his hands in 2015, even though his 88 carries were still 88 too many. He's averaged 3.21 YPC on his first 305 carries. Williams will likely be kept throughout the offseason and into training camp, but odds are probably high that he doesn't play another snap for the Giants. There's even a good chance he's out of the league altogether in 2016.
Jan 3 - 5:52 PM

Andre Williams had three carries for five yards in Week 16 against the Vikings.

Williams opened the game in a short-yardage role, but didn’t see the field with the Giants in comeback mode. He remains just a low-volume backup.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 12:36:00 AM

Andre Williams rushed six times for 21 yards in the Giants' Week 15 loss to the Panthers.

It was one of Williams' best games of the season, which is all you need to know. If coach Tom Coughlin is fired this offseason, Williams' roster spot will be far from assured for 2016.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 06:40:00 PM

Andre Williams rushed three times for three yards in the Giants' Week 14 loss to the Dolphins on Monday night.

He was benched after a lost fumble midway through the game. Although Eli Manning was charged with the lost fumble, Williams was the one to blame, as he failed to secure the handoff and proceeded to kick the ball into the defensive backfield for an easy Dolphins recovery. It's quite hilarious that Williams is still getting carries for the Giants. He was the worst running back in football as a 2014 rookie and is in the running for the same "award" this season. He's averaging 2.77 YPC on the year, and may be one of the single-worst players at any position. Williams is closer to being out of the league than he is making an impact.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 12:52:00 AM

Andre Williams collected 22 yards on six carries and couldn't catch his lone target in the Giants' Week 13 loss to the Jets.

Williams got off to a strong start with a bruising 13-yard run in the second quarter. Tom Coughlin forced the issue by continuing to give him carries, which predictably backfired. Williams had a chance to score on the goal line but was dropped for a loss on third down. He also committed a brutal drop on a play that would have gone for a big gain in the third quarter. He had at least a step on linebacker David Harris. The fact that this was statistically one of Williams’ more efficient games of the season tells you all you need to know. Williams won’t be a fantasy option against the Jets in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 05:30:00 PM

Andre Williams rushed two times for one yard Week 12 against the Giants.

He does not need to be on fantasy rosters.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:53:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 08:44:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 06:40:00 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.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 10:16:00 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.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 08:06:00 PM