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Andre Williams | Running Back

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/28/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 230
College: Boston College
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Andre Williams had 18 carries for 44 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win over Washington.
Rashad Jennings re-injured his ankle on the first play of the game, leaving Williams to run away with the carries again this week. Coming off his breakout against the Titans, he was held in check against Washington's dominant run defense. With Jennings up in the air for Week 16, Williams could close out the season as the starter. Dec 14 - 5:08 PM

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ESPN's Dan Graziano reports Rashad Jennings may need another week of a "reduced workload" to get his balky ankle right.

In other words, the Giants may need Andre Williams to play a prominent role in their backfield again, coming off his breakout Week 14 performance. It's possible Williams runs away with the carries like he did in last week's win over the Titans. Jennings is fast becoming a running back to avoid in the fantasy semifinals. Williams can't be trusted as more than a dicey flex, either.
Dec 12 - 2:01 PM

Andre Williams rushed for 131 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries in the Giants' Week 14 win over the Titans.

Williams got the start with Rashad Jennings hobbled by his ankle injury. He had a weak first half, managing 27 yards on 10 carries, but came out in the second half and broke off a 50-yard touchdown run up the left side to open the flood gates. Williams also did some work in the passing game, catching three passes for 16 yards. The Titans will make any running back look good, so we're not heavily chasing these points for Week 15 against the Redskins. Jennings touched the ball just three times Sunday.
Dec 7 - 5:08 PM

Andre Williams is expected to start Week 14 against the Titans, even with Rashad Jennings (ankle) active.

Williams will get the initial work on early downs, with Jennings coming in on passing downs. If Jennings holds up, he'll have the opportunity to increase his role. Most expect a near-even 50-50 split, leaving neither as an enticing fantasy option. Both are low-end RB2 plays. Inactive for the Giants are LB Jacquian Williams, LB Mark Herzlich, OL James Brewer, CB Jayron Hosley, OL Eric Hermain, and RB Chris Ogbonnaya.
Dec 7 - 11:27 AM

Andre Williams had eight carries for 21 yards in Sunday's Week 13 loss to Jacksonville.

He added two catches for 16 yards. Williams was used in a change of pace role behind Rashad Jennings, but got a few drives to himself. Jennings exited with an ankle injury late in the fourth quarter, leaving him to play on the Giants' final two drives. Williams will be on the RB2 radar for a matchup against the Titans' league-worst run defense in Week 14 if Jennings misses time. He averaged 16 touches in four starts earlier this season.
Nov 30 - 5:00 PM

Andre Williams had 10 carries for 35 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 12 loss to the Cowboys, adding one catch for 12 yards.

Williams had an expanded role this week, and vultured a touchdown from Rashad Jennings in the second quarter. He was the more effective back between the tackles, and could continue to see a bigger committee role. The Giants gave Williams goal-line work, but didn't use him in high-leverage situations. Williams is a must-own handcuff for Jennings owners.
Nov 24 - 1:05 AM

Andre Williams rushed two times for two yards and caught one pass for four yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the 49ers.

As expected, the limited Williams was reduced to a bit role as Rashad Jennings (knee) returned. We only saw Williams take one snap in the first half. However, Williams got a bunch of snaps late as Jennings may have aggravated his knee injury. Stay tuned heading into a Week 12 home game against the Cowboys.
Nov 16 - 4:26 PM

Andre Williams rushed 13 times for 33 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 10 loss at Seattle.

Williams is a very limited running back right now, but one thing he can do is violently shed contact and keep his legs churning. He did just that on an impressive 3-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, his fourth touchdown in the last six games. If Rashad Jennings (knee) can't go against the 49ers in Week 11, Williams would be a similar TD-dependent play for desperate owners.
Nov 9 - 8:11 PM

Giants rookie RB Andre Williams has been working with Rashad Jennings (knee) on becoming a more patient runner.

"He’s been trying to get me to understand patience," Williams said. "Certain plays will develop faster than others, some will develop slower depending on the scheme, so he’s just letting me know." Williams has struggled as the lead-back in Jennings' absence, often running into the back of his own linemen and getting stuffed at the line of scrimmage. He is taking steps to remedy those issues, but that work has yet to translate to the field. Williams is nothing more than a touchdown-or-bust option against the Seahawks Week 10.
Nov 8 - 11:37 AM

Andre Williams managed just 22 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries in the Giants' Week 9 loss to the Colts.

Rashad Jennings can continue to rest his knee and come back 100 percent because he's going to reclaim the No. 1 running-back gig. Williams hasn't taken advantage of the opportunity whatsoever, as he's averaging just 2.99 YPC on 101 totes as a rookie. He lost a fumble early deep in his own territory, and the Giants were very fortunate to recover it. All wasn't bad for Williams, though. He broke a number of tackles on a nine-yard run and ran over a few defenders on a 24-yard catch-and-run. Williams should get one more start against the Seahawks in Week 10.
Nov 4 - 12:32 AM

Rashad Jennings was noncommittal Monday when asked if he will return from his MCL sprain following the Giants' Week 8 bye.

"I'm not God," said Jennings. "I'm going through my checkpoints. I want to see where it lays." Jennings will try to run on the knee during the open date. He's not begun doing any running outside of the water yet. "You're talking about a running back coming back from an MCL [sprain]," coach Tom Coughlin said. "This is not an easy thing for Rashad either. He is well aware of that. It's his makeup we're counting on. Again, he's doing everything in his power, I can guarantee you that."
Oct 20 - 5:08 PM

Andre Williams rushed 18 times for 51 yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss at Dallas.

It was Williams' second straight disappointing day. The Giants came out with a plan to feature him heavily, but he only got to the second level once (on a 22-yard run). Similar to Eddie Lacy, Williams is a violent and powerful runner -- but not one that can make people miss in the hole. With Rashad Jennings (knee) tentatively expected back after the Week 8 bye, Williams' arrow is pointing down. He's rushed 35 times for 110 yards with zero touchdowns in his two games as the starter.
Oct 19 - 7:39 PM's Jordan Raanan is forecasting a "BIG game" for rookie Andre Williams in Sunday's clash with the Cowboys.

It'd certainly be refreshing for fantasy owners disappointed by Williams' slow Week 6 against the Eagles, which was the product of New York getting blown out on the road. The Giants are again on the road at Dallas, but the Cowboys' run defense has been soft when tested. If the Giants maintain time of possession, Williams has the potential to pay RB2 dividends as a fantasy start.
Oct 19 - 11:45 AM

Andre Williams was held to 58 yards on 16 carries in Sunday night's Week 6 loss to the Eagles.

It was a worse-case scenario for Williams. The Giants played from behind the entire game and were forced to abandon the run in the second half. He didn't have any mistakes in pass protection, but the offensive line struggled and allowed eight sacks. Williams showed good power on his inside runs, and trucked Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins for an impressive eight-yard gain in the first quarter. Peyton Hillis spelled Williams in some passing situations, but isn't a threat to cut into his workload. Williams will be an RB2 with touchdown-upside in Week 7 against the Cowboys.
Oct 13 - 12:37 AM

The Giants' website projects Andre Williams to get 20-25 carries this week.

With Rashad Jennings sidelined, Williams is going to have an every-down role against the Eagles. He doesn't contribute much in the receiving game, but Peyton Hillis isn't an upgrade in pass protection and unlikely to cut into his snaps. PFF has credited Williams without a single quarterback hurry on 13 pass-blocking chances. He should be a lock for 20-plus touches against a Philadelphia defense that's allowing 132 rush yards per game. Rotoworld ranks Williams as the No. 12 running back for Week 6.
Oct 11 - 6:37 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
3Orleans Darkwa
4Chris Ogbonnaya
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