Rashad Jennings Moving Up with Andre Williams Gone

Sep 6, 2016

Rashad Jennings
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New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings ran the ball 195 times last year for 863 yards on a 4.4 yards per carry basis. He scored three rushing touchdowns. Jennings added 29 receptions for 296 yards and another score. Will the departure of Andre Williams bolster Jennings’ fantasy value?
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My initial though is yes.
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Andre Williams had 88 carries last year for 257 yards (2.9 ypc) and one score. With the big back gone, Jennings should see additional goal-line carries, which helps his fantasy stock immensely.
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Jennings was a force down the stretch last year averaging 130.3 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns during the last four games of the year. His success came against the likes of Carolina and Minnesota so it wasn’t like he just took advantage of the bottom feeders of the NFL.
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Jennings is 31 so you have to temper your expectations a little. The presence of pass catching specialist Shane Vereen also impacts Jennings value.
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Still, Jennings is a borderline RB2. I have him inside the top twenty for the first week of the season.
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Meanwhile, Williams landed in San Diego. He’ll work behind Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead. He could eventually carve out some fantasy value for the Chargers.
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