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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 Nov 24): In the first half of the loss to Dallas, Jennings looked like he was in a 50/50 RBBC with Andre Williams, but he got a lot more work in the second half, especially in the passing game. He's a borderline RB1 against Jacksonville this week.

Week 13: at Jacksonville Jaguars

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Rashad Jennings is getting back into 'game shape' after his injury-induced layoff, and he looked up to speed vs. Dallas last week with 19/52/0 rushing and 8/68/0 receiving to his credit. Unfortunately for his fantasy owners, Andre Williams siphoned off a rush TD against Dallas (10/35/1 rushing with 1/12/0 receiving), but Jennings appears to be firmly atop the pecking order in New York heading into the final month of the NFL season. We'll see if he can find some pay dirt down in Jacksonville this week. The Jaguars have allowed nine rushing scores over 11 games while ranking 28th in the NFL averaging 130.6 rushing yards given up per game. Last week, Indianapolis hung 35/175/1 rushing on the Jaguars; Dallas had 30/151/1 rushing two games ago. Advantage, New York.

Recent Stats and Projections

11 vs SF 18 59 0 7 4 8 0 0
12 vs DAL 19 52 0 10 8 68 0 0
13 at JAX PROJ-Dodds 21 * * 4 * * *
13 at JAX PROJ-Tremblay 20 * * 4 * * *
13 at JAX PROJ-Bloom 19 * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 11 vs SF (18 / 59 / 0 rush, 7 / 4 / 8 / 0 rec)

Rashad Jennings returned to the Giants backfield and immediately regained control as the number 1 back in this offense. Jennings struggled to produce on the ground however as the stingy 49er defense shut down the rushing attack. The 49ers had good speed on defense and closed down any outside rushing attempts quickly. Jennings tried sweeps and stretch plays often but could never find much room on the outside. The Giants stayed with the running game for most of the game as the 49ers lead was never too large. Jennings was also given a heavy dose of dive plays up the middle against San Francisco but the offensive line was rarely able to create sufficient space. Jennings had one decent gain on the ground as he found rare running room up the middle against the 49ers, using his speed to pick up as many yards as possible. Jennings failed to convert on 4th and inches late in the game on a dive play however and had very few redzone rushing attempts throughout. The Giants were very sloppy with turnovers, mostly from the Quarterback, and the offensive line did not run block well. Jennings was stuffed often at the line of scrimmage and could never get going like he had early in the season.

2014 Week 12 vs DAL (19 / 52 / 0 rush, 10 / 8 / 68 / 0 rec)

Rashad Jennings received the bulk of the carries on the ground for the Giants but accomplished very little. Jennings found very little running room on the majority of his running plays as the Cowboys routinely swallowed him up quickly. The Cowboys overpowered the offensive line frequently and sealed up all holes in the defense before Jennings could get near. Jennings did run hard and was able to "push the pile" for some extra yards after initial contact was made on several occasions. Jennings had a few chances to score late in the game on some goal line carries but Dallas did a good job of holding firm at the line and pushing back the Giants. Jennings was more productive as a receiver out of the backfield and was the second leading receiver for the Giants on Sunday. Jennings showed good hands and concentration he handled many check down passes from Manning in times of pressure. He was utilised well in the screen pass game and followed his blocks well. Jennings managed to find a big hole on a screen pass play outside and burst down the sideline for a much needed first down. The Giants continue to struggle to run the ball but Jennings got a lot of goal line carries on Sunday and showed he can be consistent as a receiver which means he is still a decent fantasy option.


Latest News

Giants | Rashad Jennings off injury report (Wed Nov 19, 10:44 AM) - New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (knee) is not on the injury report this week. He said he came away from the Week 11 game fine.

Our View: Jennings is off the injury report and he should be on (or in) your fantasy lineup. He's back to a high-upside RB2 because of his ability as a runner and receiver out of the backfield.
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Giants | Rashad Jennings returns to action (Sun Nov 16, 09:38 PM) - New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (knee) played in Week 11 against the San Francisco 49ers, his first action since suffered a sprained knee in early October. He posted 59 rushing yards on 18 carries.

Our View: Jennings looked good enough on his touches even though they didn't amount much in the way of fantasy value. He's back to being a strong RB2 heading to Dallas next week.
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Giants | Rashad Jennings active (Sun Nov 16, 11:23 AM) - New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (knee) is active for the team's Week 11 game. Jennings has not played since Week 5.

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Giants | Rashad Jennings may have big role (Sun Nov 16, 11:09 AM) - New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (knee) could receive more than 20 touches in the team's Week 11 game, in the opinion of's Dan Graziano.

Our View: Jennings is a safe RB2 play with RB1 upside in any event. Break ties with Jennings in favor of one of the few feature backs in the NFL.
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