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RB Rashad Jennings - New York Giants

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

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New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Dec 15): Jennings managed one carry on Sunday, and promptly re-injured his troublesome ankle - with the Giants out of playoff contention, it is looking like Jennings won't contribute on the field again this season as the ankle apparently won't hold up under game conditions.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 15): Jennings tried to play through his ankle injury, but had to leave the game against Washington. It's very possible that the Giants just shut him down for the season.

General News (Wed Dec 17): did not practice on Wednesday.

General News (Tue Dec 16): Jennings' status for Week 16 is uncertain, because the severity of the injury is not known, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. "He did have a reoccurrence of the ankle and was not able to go back in the game," Coughlin said. "Whether or not we are all the way back to Square 1, I don't know yet. I don't have anything on that today yet."

Week 16: at St. Louis Rams

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

12 vs DAL 19 52 0 10 8 68 0 0
13 at JAX 26 91 2 5 3 3 0 0
14 at TEN 2 5 0 1 1 17 0 0
15 vs WAS 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 at STL PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 0 * * *
16 at STL PROJ-Tremblay 6 * * 1 * * *
16 at STL PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 13 vs JAX (26 / 91 / 2 rush, 5 / 3 / 3 / 0 rec)

Rashad Jennings had a very productive game for New York and was a consistent force on the ground for the Giants. Jennings ran very hard when he made contact and was able to push back defenders routinely. Jennings had one awful run that he tried to salvage by changing direction but ended up simply taking a massive loss instead. Apart from this run, he consistently gained small chunks of yards up the middle repeatedly. Jennings was great at converting short yard situations into first downs and at falling forward at the line of scrimmage instead of getting pushed backwards. Jennings' first touchdown came on a power play as the Giants blocked well enough up front and Jennings scored on a second effort push at the goal line. Jennings scored again shortly after an a very impressive dash into the redzone. Jennings found a hole up the middle of the defense and exploded through it before carrying two defenders into the endzone for the score. Jennings displayed excellent vision and patience on the ground and did not rush his carries. Jennings picked the right hole, allowed his offensive line to block for long enough and got as many yards as were available with his physically tough running style.

2014 Week 14 vs TEN (2 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)

Rashad Jennings was questionable to play all week with an ankle injury but did end up play on Sunday against the Titans. His role was greatly reduced however as the Giants rarely played the running back. Jennings touched the ball only 3 times as the Giants took care of the veteran running back and put Williams as the top back for this game. Jennings was only used to spell Williams, who was heavily used in this game. Jennings got some short carries inside against the Titans but was not able to find much room. He also got a screen pass for 17 yards, which was well set up by Manning and the offensive line. Jennings will likely stay in this role as the backup as his ankle heals. Once he is close to 100%, he will most likely retake the position as number one back but may backup Williams until this point.

2014 Week 15 vs WAS (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rashad Jennings only lasted one play on Sunday as he reinjured his ankle on a short run up the middle. He subsequently left the game and Andre Williams received the bulk of the carries. The Giants may choose to shut down Jennings for the season as the risk of reinjury may not be worth it this late in a lost season. Jennings has shown potential as a reliable number 2 back in fantasy but injuries derailed his season after a promising start.


Latest News

Giants | Rashad Jennings to miss practice (Wed Dec 17, 11:18 AM) - New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Our View: We appreciate Jennings effort, but it doesn't seem like this ankle injury is getting much better. He's tried to play each of the last two weeks, but Jennings doesn't look right. Jennings has three carries for eight yards over that time. We could see Andre Williams with a much larger role once again in Week 16.
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Giants | Rashad Jennings' status uncertain (Mon Dec 15, 05:06 PM) - New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings' (ankle) status for Week 16 is uncertain, because the severity of the injury is not known, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. 'He did have a reoccurrence of the ankle and was not able to go back in the game,' Coughlin said. 'Whether or not we are all the way back to Square 1, I don't know yet. I don't have anything on that today yet.'

Our View: Jennings is just too banged up for fantasy owners to rely on. If he is able to play in Week 16 we can't recommend him as anything more than a desperation flex play at this point.
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Giants | Rashad Jennings aggravates injury (Sun Dec 14, 09:29 PM) - New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) left the Week 15 game against the Washington Redskins after aggravating his ankle injury.

Our View: Jennings could be on the shelf for the season because the Giants have no playoff hopes. Next week at St. Louis is a tough defensive draw either way, and Jennings is outside of our circle of trust even if he is active. Andre Williams hasn't been that effective in place of Jennings, so this is likely a situation to stay away from in the championship week.
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Giants | Rashad Jennings injures ankle (Sun Dec 14, 02:12 PM) - New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 15 and is considered questionable to return.

Our View: Jennings had some uncertainty about his ankle coming into this game and appears to have run into trouble with it in this game. The Giants are out of it, so they could consider shutting Jenkins down for the year.
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Giants | Rashad Jennings dressing, may be limited (Sun Dec 7, 11:17 AM) - New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) passed enough pre-game tests to play Sunday, Dec. 7. The team will ease him in and see how he responds on third down. His role could expand if he reacts well.

Our View: Basically, neither of Jennings and Andre Williams is a safe play this week. The matchup is good, but even the Titans themselves don't know how the running back touches will shake out this week.
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