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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 17): Jennings wasn't exactly impressive, but he is clearly the lead back again, and he'll get a ton of work every game from here on out as long as he can stay on the field. He's a solid RB2 play against Dallas next week.

Week 12: vs Dallas Cowboys

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. The Giants lost to Dallas 21-31 back on October 19 - they were doing without Rashad Jennings at that time, leaving Andre Williams (18/51/0 rushing) and Peyton Hillis (now on IR) as the main running threats at Dallas. This week, Jennings is back in the saddle, so looking back to Week 7 won't tell us a lot about his prospects in MetLife Stadium on Sunday night. He had the bulk of carries vs. San Francisco last week (18/59/0 rushing out of 21/65/0 rushing attempted) and added 4/8/0 receiving to his totals last week. We expect Jennings to be fed the ball frequently again here in Week 12. Williams handled 2/2/0 rushing and 1/4/0 receiving for the Giants last week. The Dallas rush D is ranked 12th in the NFL averaging 109.0 yards allowed per game, with nine rushing TDs given out over 10 games. They coughed up 24/71/2 to the Jaguars during their most recent game, after allowing 29/102/1 to the Cardinals two games ago. This is a respectable, but not a shut-down, defensive front. This looks like a neutral matchup for the home team - neither New York nor Dallas hold an edge in this phase of the game.

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
12 vs DAL PROJ-Dodds 18 * * 3 * * *
12 vs DAL PROJ-Tremblay 22 * * 3 * * *
12 vs DAL PROJ-Bloom 19 * * 3 * * *

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.


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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Giants | Rashad Jennings probable (Fri Nov 14, 02:15 PM) - New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and is probable for Week 11.

Our View: Jennings might not get his full workload, but his involvement in the passing game should make him a suitable RB2 this week against the 49ers.
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