Rashad Jennings RB NYG 1 Day4 Comments

Jennings had 18 carries for 64 rushing yards and four catches on four targets for 45 receiving yards, but he lost a costly fumble late in Sunday's 25-14 loss to the Cardinals.

The overall yardage totals were good, but Jennings was benched in favor of rookie Andre Williams after the fumble. He's still likely to get a fair number of carries, and he's got four receptions in both games this season, but Williams could get a few more looks if Jennings can't hold onto the football. Up next is a tough matchup in Week 3 against the Texans.

Rashad Jennings RB NYG 7 Days19 Comments

Jennings had 16 carries for 46 yards and a touchdown, adding four receptions for 50 yards, in Monday's 35-14 loss to the Lions.

Jennings turned in a strong fantasy game, despite recording just 2.9 yards per carry. According to Nathan Janke of Pro Football Focus, Jennings played 42 snaps while Andre Williams logged 20. The snap split was about what was expected, yet the workload division was still encouraging for Jennings' owners, as the veteran handled the goal-line carries. That had been a major question heading into the game, with both Williams and Jennings weighing in around 230 pounds. Also worth noting is that Jennings ran better than the stats indicate, as his teammates didn't play particularly well against a talented Detroit defensive line.

Rashad Jennings RB NYG 24 Days

Jennings gained 67 yards on 13 carries and seven yards on one reception in Friday's preseason game against the Jets.

Jennings has been perhaps the biggest bright spot in an ugly preseason for Big Blue, flashing a nice combination of explosive running, receiving skills and pass blocking. While he figures to blow Andre Williams out of the water when it comes to third-down work, Jennings may lose some or most of the goal-line carries to the rookie. Jennings figures to lead the way in touches early on, but if he doesn't play well, he may find Williams breathing down his back.

Rashad Jennings RB NYG 1 Month

Jennings gained 17 yards on seven carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts.

It was a quiet night for both Jennings and rookie Andre Williams, who ran for 19 yards on eight carries. For a third consecutive week, Jennings started while Williams worked as the clear No. 2 running back. Both figure to play a role in the offense, and Williams may eventually push for the starting job. Jennings figures to see more of the third-down work, but Williams could carve out a goal-line role.

Rashad Jennings RB NYG 1 Month3 Comments

Jennings ran for 85 yards and a touchdown on five carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers.

Jennings hogged the first-quarter touches, which included a 73-yard touchdown scamper. The long scoring play was largely the result of good blocking, but Jennings did well to make a defender miss, and then outrun the entire Pittsburgh defense. Andre Williams looked sharp in the second quarter and has seemingly already staked his claim to the top backup role. It looks like Williams will be a major part of the offense, but Jennings remains the likely starter.

Rashad Jennings RB NYG 1 Month1 Comment

Jennings gained 23 yards on seven carries and 20 yards on three receptions in Sunday's Hall of Fame Game against the Bills.

Rashad Jennings RB NYG 2 Months

Rashad Jennings is listed as the No. 1 running back on the Giants' unofficial depth chart.

David Wilson is No. 2, Peyton Hillis is No. 3 and fourth-round rookie Andre Williams is No. 4. It's as expected, though Williams has already gotten first-team reps with the goal-line offense. Hillis' roster spot is in grave danger. Jennings' No. 1 position is legitimate, but it would be surprising if the Giants ultimately didn't go with a committee.

Rashad Jennings RB NYG 2 Months

The Bergen Record's Art Stapleton suggests the Giants may use a "three-back rotation" involving Rashad Jennings, David Wilson, and rookie Andre Williams this season.

They also have Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox on the roster. Stapleton believes the theoretical three-headed monster could help "keep Jennings fresh," as the career backup will be 29 1/2 years old in Week 1, and has never handled more than 163 carries in a season. (He's also never played 16 games.) In this scenario -- based on the first practice of Giants camp -- Jennings would be the starter and lead back, Wilson would come off the bench to change the pace, and hammerhead power back Williams would vulture short-yardage work.

Rashad Jennings RB NYG 2 Months

The NY Daily News' Ebenezer Samuel confirms Rashad Jennings remains the Giants' top running back despite David Wilson's medical clearance.

Jennings is a capable three-down performer who excels in areas where Wilson is deficient, like pass blocking and ball security. Wilson does give the G-Men more of a big-play threat, although Samuel anticipates the 2012 first-round pick sticking to "spurts and select situations." Wilson is likely to open the season as the change-of-pace complement to lead runner Jennings.

Rashad Jennings RB NYG 3 Months7 Comments

ESPN New York expects Rashad Jennings to lead the Giants in carries and be the team's "workhorse" at running back.

This lines up with what GM Jerry Reese said following minicamp, when he called Jennings a "bellcow type of running back." Jennings can run it between the tackles, catch the ball out of the backfield, and pick up the blitz. Although Jennings is 29, he's carried the ball just 387 times in his NFL career. There's plenty of tread on his tires. David Wilson figures to be Jennings' biggest threat once he's cleared, while Andre Williams and/or Peyton Hillis could steal some short-yardage/goal-line work. Jennings is squarely in the fantasy RB2 mix heading into camp.