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RB Rashad Jennings - New York Giants

6-1, 231Born: 3-26-1985College: LibertyDrafted: Round 7

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 24): One of these weeks, the Giants are going to try to see what they have in rookie Paul Perkins, but for now, Jennings is still the lead back and he got the goal line carries against the Rams. The Giants are on bye this week, but if you are super thin at running back and need emergency depth, Jennings can help.

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Recent Stats and Projections

6 vs BAL 32 9 15 0 4 4 20 0 0 3.5
7 at LA 28 13 25 1 3 2 24 0 0 10.9

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 7 vs LA (13 / 25 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)

Rashad Jennings had another typically subpar performance against the Rams. It is clear at this stage that the Giants are immensely struggling to move anyone at the line of scrimmage for their running game. Jennings hasn't had much success this year on the ground in any game, with a poor yard per carry average to back this up. The Giants were not able to create many running lanes against the Rams, a typically stout defense vs the run. Jennings was tackled for a loss on many carries, and the Rams almost scored a safety as the Giants were backed up in their own endzone. He was able to pick up a big first down from a screen pass however, with nice blocks and set up from his team. Jennings also hit the goal line hard on consecutive plays in the redzone to secure the only offensive touchdown for the Giants. The Giants offensive line created a nice seal to his left and Jennings simply crashed through over the goal line. Fantasy owners should treat Jennings as a low RB 3.

2016 Week 6 vs BAL (9 / 15 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 20 / 0 rec)

Rashad Jennings and the Giants rushing attack was stifled on Sunday. Jennings was held to incredibly mediocre numbers as the Ravens simply did not allow the running back any room when he got the handoff. Baltimore could not be pushed around up front and practically no holes were opened for Jennings. The Ravens swallowed him up quickly at the line of scrimmage on most occasions. Jennings had some action in the passing game, mostly as a checkdown option for Manning. He showed a reliable pair of hands and was likely desperate to catch the ball with some room to work with as there was none on the ground. The Giants were not too creative with their running plays, mostly dive and basic runs left/right with a predictable tendency to run on first down.

2016 Week 2 vs NO (13 / 27 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Rashad Jennings struggled heavily to gain yards on the ground in this game. The Giants offensive line didn't create much of a push up the middle, where Jennings took most of his carries. The Giants gave him a lot of inside handoffs and dive plays up the middle but few running lanes were created. He did manage to convert some short down and distances, which was crucial. Jennings did run with power on several occasions, knocking back defenders and falling forward to pick up as many yards as he could. Jennings also showed a nice stiff arm for an incoming defender to extend his run. Jennings wasn't much of a factor in the passing game either, getting a few checkdowns from Manning when he couldn't find open receivers downfield. The Giants struggled in the redzone heavily in an attempt to score and Vereen received a lot of the redzone work which disappointed Jennings owners but is not surprising. Jennings split time almost evenly with Vereen on the ground but Vereen tends to be a bigger factor in the passing game as it suits his skillset better. The passing game is clearly the Giants strength as an offense and Jennings' production will be lacklustre in most games as a result.

2016 Week 1 vs DAL (18 / 75 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Rashad Jennings had decent success on the ground vs the Cowboys on Sunday but played a key role in securing the Giants first victory. Jennings worked up the middle of the defense for most of the game and enjoyed above average run blocking up front. The Giants set up runs very effectively, with key blocks in the right areas that allowed Jennings to burst through into the secondary. Jennings wasn't a factor in the passing game, as he typically sticks to the ground as the starting running back. The Giants also heavily favour Vereen in passing situations which will sideline Jennings often. Jennings was often getting into the secondary untouched as he ran with good vision. Jennings wasn't much of a factor in the redzone as the Giants were relying on Manning and the passing attack as it is a strength of the team. Jennings repeatedly pushed back Dallas defenders past the line of scrimmage was the game clock was winding down, showing toughness as he picked up key first downs.


Latest News

Giants | Rashad Jennings finds end zone (Sun Oct 23, 12:57 PM) - New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings rushed for 25 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 7. He also caught two passes for 24 yards during the game.

Our View: Jennings is bye/injury/emergency filler at running back at best. The team did feed him on goal-to-go downs, but sooner or later they will want to take a longer look at rookie Paul Perkins.
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Giants | Rashad Jennings not on injury report (Fri Oct 21, 07:14 PM) - New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 21, and is not on the injury report for Week 7. The Giants did not practice Friday, so this is an estimation.

Our View: Jennings thumb might not be limiting him, but the Giants stalled out running game makes it a moot point. The team should give rookie Paul Perkins a long look sooner or later.

Giants | Rashad Jennings likely to play (Fri Oct 21, 10:16 AM) - New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) was listed as probable for Week 7 by the team Friday, Oct. 21.

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Giants | Rashad Jennings fully participates (Thu Oct 20, 04:21 PM) - New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) put in a full practice Thursday, Oct. 20.

Our View: As they say in London (according to Google), the Giants run game is "dred" or in American "bad" so you can't expect much. Jennings is, at best, an RB3.
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Giants | Rashad Jennings practices in full (Wed Oct 19, 03:35 PM) - New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 19.

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