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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 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

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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

Andre Williams is expected to get some of the Giants' goal-line work.

Williams mostly struggled in his jump from the ACC last year, but was effective in the red-zone with six touchdowns. After a nondescript OTAs, Williams will open training camp behind Rashad Jennings. The Giants want to use a three-man committee of Jennings, Williams, and pass-back Shane Vereen. An annual health risk, Jennings is coming off knee/ankle injuries and entering his age-30 season. Williams averaged 20 carries over the final month of 2014.
Jul 4 - 5:41 PM

Andre Williams is lacking a clear role heading into training camp.

Rashad Jennings is the starter and short-yardage back. Shane Vereen is the change-of-pace option and passing back. That leaves Williams without much to do even though he rushed 217 times and scored seven touchdowns as a rookie last season.
Jun 23 - 9:46 AM

The Newark Star-Ledger's Nick Powell believes Andre Williams role is "up for question" heading into 2015.

We agree. Some seem to believe Williams has a pretty good chance at being the Giants' lead back on early downs, but we're not so sure. He was really bad as a rookie, averaging an awful 3.3 YPC on 217 totes. It was a Trent Richardson-level performance. In a perfect world, Rashad Jennings would be the Giants' lead dog with Shane Vereen mixing in on passing downs and Williams serving as an occasional hammer. Williams will likely see his carries decline significantly in 2015.
Apr 8 - 10:58 AM

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano expects Andre Williams to earn a greater share of the carries in 2015.

With Rashad Jennings missing five games to injury, Williams led the Giants backfield with 217 carries. He averaged just 3.3 YPC, but was featured as the goal-line back. Williams has a chance to open 2015 in a starting role over Jennings if he continues to develop. He could push for 7-10 touchdowns in OC Ben McAdoo's Power Run scheme.
Feb 7 - 5:39 PM

Andre Williams rushed 15 times for 43 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Eagles.

Williams was forced to share time with Rashad Jennings, something we'll certainly see more of next season. Although Williams flashes impressive power in the open field, he rarely gets there thanks to a lack of short-area quickness. We can see that in his disappointing 3.32 YPC mark on 217 rookie-year totes. Williams is also a liability in the pass game. All that said, he's a 22-year-old goal-line back with room to improve on his limited skill set. There's plenty of non-PPR keeper appeal here.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:59:00 PM

Andre Williams (shoulder) and Rashad Jennings (ankle) are both active for Sunday's Week 17 game against the Eagles.

Expect a relatively even timeshare for Williams and Jennings in this one. We'd rather try to exploit the Eagles' defense with Eli Manning, Odell Beckham and the pass game. The Giants inactives: CB Jayron Hosley, LB Devon Kennard, G Eric Herman, OL Adam Gettis, TE Jerome Cunningham and DT Dominique Hamilton.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:26:00 AM

Andre Williams (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

He was a limited participant in practice each day this week. The Giants' beat writers have expressed no real worry about Williams' Week 17 availability, although beat writers around the country took it easy this week due to the holidays. We suspect Williams will play against the Eagles, though it will be a situation worth monitoring on Sunday morning.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 01:38:00 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
WR21Rueben Randle
2Dwayne Harris
3Geremy Davis
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Larry Donnell
2Daniel Fells
3Jerome Cunningham
4Will Tye
LT1Ereck Flowers
LG1Justin Pugh
C1Weston Richburg
2Dallas Reynolds
RG1Geoff Schwartz
2John Jerry
RT1Marshall Newhouse
2Bobby Hart
K1Josh Brown