RB Rashad Jennings - New York Giants
|6-1, 231||Born: 3-26-1985||College: Liberty||Drafted: Round 7|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 5): Jennings actually had fewer carries than Paul Perkins in the loss to the Steelers, but he also had six receptions including an easy screen pass touchdown. He should be the favored back against the tough Dallas run defense this week and merit flex consideration.
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Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 13 vs PIT (6 / 19 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 34 / 1 rec)
Rashad Jennings had a below average performance on Sunday against the Steelers and fantasy owners were only barely rescued by his touchdown in the second half. Jennings had less carries than Perkins who looked more effective but Jennings was a bigger factor in the passing game. Jennings was an important check down option for Manning who faced pressure early and often in this game. Jennings ran with typical determination and hit the line hard, falling forward to pick up as many yards as were available. He also got hit quickly when he received the handoff and failed to make much of an impression on the game. The Giants were also in pass happy mode as the game progressed and they fell behind the Steelers on the scoreboard. Jennings was able to get into the endzone on play action screen pass play. He got the short pass and took advantage of some key blocks to navigate his way over the goal line, relatively untouched. The Giants more or less abandoned their running game in the second half and Jennings got very few touches from that point
2016 Week 12 vs CLE (15 / 55 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)
The Giants kept Rashad Jennings involved throughout the game as they did not give up on the run while they maintained a solid lead over the Browns for the most part. Jennings was not terribly effective however and Cleveland did a good job of containing the back. He was frequently met at the line of scrimmage and sometimes taken down in the backfield, barely after getting the ball from his quarterback. The Giants offensive line were porous at times in their run blocking and failed to get enough of a push against Cleveland. Jennings made the most out of this, using vision to exploit any minor hole that appeared. He ran tough and pushed back defenders several times as he took simple carries up the middle. Jennings had a few redzone carries but never really threatened to score in this game. The Giants short yardage came was poor on the ground and several 3rd and 1 situations came up empty. Jennings remains the Giants lead back however and is a worth a play in most weeks, especially in PPR leagues as he always catches a few screen passes from Manning.
2016 Week 11 vs CHI (21 / 85 / 1 rush, 6 / 5 / 44 / 0 rec)
Rashad Jennings has looked like a different running back in the past two weeks as the Giants have found a way to revitalise their running game. Jennings was an effective rusher on the ground, providing a stable and reliable attack when his number was called. He was also a factor out of the backfield in the passing game as he has good hands. Jennings was able to take advantage of a few key situations where the Giants offensive line blocked out the Bears defensive front. He had a nice catch and run early on a screen pass that was well executed with blockers positioned in front. He can thank his offensive line for his touchdown as they made it extremely easy to score on the play. The Giants sealed the Bears defensive line up front and Jennings just had to poke through over the goal line on a dive play. Jennings was occasionally stuffed as the Bears won their fair share up front but the Giants did not give up on the running game. He is not known for his physical downhill running style but Jennings showed power and determination on several plays. He was able to evade a tackler on a 4th and 2 pass outside for a big first down. Jennings later got the Giants out of their own endzone with a terrific run on the outside that he picked up thanks to a vicious stiff arm. His vision and burst are also underrated aspects to his game; he just needs to hope the Giants can continue to provide him with some breathing room up front.
2016 Week 10 vs CIN (15 / 87 / 0 rush, 6 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)
Rashad Jennings had a nice day on the ground for the Giants and perhaps the running game can be reenergised after this performance. Jennings started off slowly and things were not going well on the ground, as he was getting taken down quickly at the line of scrimmage. Jennings dropped a screen pass and failed on a few short conversion attempts but the Giants stayed with the rushing attack throughout. He become involved in the passing game with a few screen passes short and began to rip off bigger gains as the game developed. The offensive line created some big gaps in the Bengal front late in the game which lead to clear lanes for Jennings to exploit. Jennings had back to back big runs up the middle against Cincinnati to put the nail in the coffin. He showed good vision and patience throughout this game and the Giants rushing woes has never been because of Jennings. The offensive line seems to get stronger as the games progress as we have seen for two weeks in a row, it will be interesting to see if the Giants can continue to run the ball. Jennings remains the goal line back but the Giants were throwing into the redzone on Monday night as they rarely got within 2 yards of the goal line to attempt short yard plays.
2016 Week 9 vs PHI (11 / 26 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)
Rashad Jennings ran into another brick wall facing the Eagle run defense on Sunday. This should not surprise fantasy owners however as Jennings has failed to live upto expectations in this offense and rarely produces well. The Giants found it difficult to run against Philadelphia for most of the game but stayed committed to it somewhat throughout, despite the lack of success. Jennings was routinely met at or behind the line of scrimmage and taken down quickly. Jennings was unlucky not to score on a goal line carry, his knee just touching the ground 1 yard shy of the white marker. Jennings was occasionally effective when the Giants were able to get a push up front and did pick up more meaningful gains as the game developed. Jennings had to contend with sharing the workload as Perkins got just as many carries on the ground. He should no longer be played ahead of Perkins in every game as the Giants seem willing to spread the workload more evenly amongst the two backs.
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 NewsGiants | Rashad Jennings into the end zone (Mon Dec 5, 02:00 AM) - New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings rushed six times for just 19 yards in the Week 13 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He added six catches for 34 yards and a touchdown. link to story Giants | Rashad Jennings totals 59 yards (Sun Nov 27, 11:36 PM) - New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings rushed 15 times for 55 yards in the Week 12 game against the Cleveland Browns. He also added two receptions for four yards on his two targets. link to story
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