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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 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

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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

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano said the Giants do not trust rookie RB Andre Williams in the passing game.

"They absolutely do not trust him as a receiver, nor should they, based on what we've seen of his hands," Graziano said. "And I'm not entirely certain they trust him in pass protection yet either." Williams will start and get a healthy workload if the Giants hang around with the Eagles, but his opportunities could become a concern if the Giants get down big early. He is a solid RB2 this week, but is somewhat of a risky play.
Oct 11 - 11:39 AM

Coach Tom Coughlin said he is "very confident" in Andre Williams' ability to take on a bigger role.

Coughlin is notoriously hard on rookies, but gave Williams 31-of-37 snaps after Rashad Jennings (knee) went down Sunday. That included some third downs and 13 hurry-up snaps, leaving Peyton Hillis to just sprinkle in as a pass protector. With Jennings expected to sit out through the Week 8 bye, Williams is a serious RB1 candidate in plus matchups against the Eagles and Cowboys. Just realize that Rashad Jennings is fully expected to get his featured job back once healthy, likely after that bye.
Oct 7 - 10:19 AM

Andre Williams will take over as the Giants' feature back in the absence of Rashad Jennings (knee).

Jennings compared his MCL sprain to one that he suffered in 2012 with the Jaguars, costing him two games. A two-game absence would give Williams starts against the Eagles and Cowboys, immediately putting the workhorse rookie into the RB1 conversation. The Giants could work around their Week 8 bye for Jennings' return. Peyton Hillis would take over as Williams' breather back.
Oct 6 - 3:45 PM

Andre Williams rushed 20 times for 65 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 5 win over the Falcons.

He caught 2-of-2 targets for 18 yards, working as the Giants' every-down back after Rashad Jennings' (knee) early exit. Jennings was injured late in the second quarter and never returned. If Williams gets an extended shot as New York's feature back, he'll be an every-week fantasy starter in upcoming games against the Eagles, Cowboys, and Colts. Williams did not average a high yards per carry against Atlanta, but wore down the Falcons' defense and rushed for critical late-game first downs. The announcers described him as a "truck."
Oct 5 - 4:34 PM

Andre Williams rushed 15 times for 66 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 4 win over the Redskins.

Williams' lone target in the passing game resulted in a horrifying drop. It was the only touch of gray on an otherwise fantastic evening. With the G-Men pile-driving Washington in the second half, Williams took a load off for starter Rashad Jennings, notching his first career touchdown in the process. Williams' power shined through, as he was paving over Redskins defenders for tough yards in obvious rushing situations. Williams remains a mere handcuff behind workhorse Jennings, but is carving out a future in New York.
Sep 26 - 12:36 AM

ESPN's Dan Graziano expects Andre Williams to be more involved in Thursday night's game against Washington.

Rashad Jennings is coming off a career-high 34 carries in Week 3, and coach Tom Coughlin said the team is "monitoring his workload" on a short week. Williams is a good bet see his highest snap total of the season on Thursday night. Washington is allowing just 64.7 rushing yards per game, so he'll remain no more than a RB4/5.
Sep 24 - 1:29 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
3Orleans Darkwa
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
3RB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
FB1Henry Hynoski
WR11Rueben Randle
2Preston Parker
3Kevin Ogletree
WR21Odell Beckham
2Corey Washington
WR31Preston Parker
TE1Larry Donnell
2Daniel Fells
3Adrien Robinson
K1Josh Brown