Rashad Jennings
RB NYG (8)
2 months ago

Jennings was released by the Giants on Monday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings had a disappointing season in 2016. He entered the season as the Giants' top running back but produced just 794 total yards while having the lowest yards per catch of his career and the lowest yards per carry average since joining the Giants in 2014. His release gives the Giants an extra $2.5 million in cap space and leaves Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen as the team's top running backs. Jennings is now free to sign with any team.

Rashad Jennings
RB NYG (8)
4 months ago

Jennings totaled 29 yards on five rushes and secured his only target for four yards in Sunday's 38-13 wild-card loss to the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tailback was actually more effective than starter Paul Perkins, but received half of the latter's rushing touches, while also seeing two less targets in the passing game. After opening the 2016 campaign as the clear-cut starter, Jennings eventually gave way to his rookie counterpart, who came on strong over the last four games of the season in expanded opportunity. Jennings thus finishes his third Giants season with the lowest yardage total (593) and YPC (3.3) of his New York tenure.

Rashad Jennings
RB NYG (8)
4 months ago

Jennings carried 18 times for 52 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's game against the Redskins. He also caught his only target for five yards in the 19-10 victory.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings plowed into the end zone from two yards out in the second quarter and totaled his second-highest number of carries this season as the Giants ground out a win to eliminate the Redskins from postseason contention. While he was able to produce a useful day from a fantasy perspective, Jennings saw Paul Perkins produce 102 rushing yards on 21 carries as the Giants utilized both of their backs to help seal the win. Jennings continues to lose touches to the rookie, but the Giants seem likely to lean on both players in the postseason.

Rashad Jennings
RB NYG (8)
4 months ago

Jennings gained 44 yards on nine rushes and secured four of five targets for seven yards in Thursday's 24-19 loss to the Eagles. He also fumbled once but it was recovered.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tailback gave way to Paul Perkins as the lead runner, but did provide much better returns than he'd mustered against the Lions just four days earlier. Jennings' 4.9 YPC figure was his best since back on Nov. 14 versus the Bengals. While Perkins has definitely begun to make his presence felt in the Giants running attack, Jennings still figures in for a relatively solid role next week against the Redskins' vulnerable run defense.

Rashad Jennings
RB NYG (8)
4 months ago

Jennings carried 18 times for just 38 yards in Sunday's game against the Lions. He was not targeted through the air in the 17-6 win.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings tied his second-highest total of carries this season but he struggled to produce and finished with an unimpressive average of 2.1 yards per carry. Meanwhile, Paul Perkins gained 56 yards on just 11 carries and was in the game in some red zone situations. Jennings and Perkins should continue to split carries next week against the Eagles, with the former carrying the slight edge in touches of late, but if he continues to struggle he could see his role diminish.

Rashad Jennings
RB NYG (8)
5 months ago2 Comments

Jennings carried 15 times for 45 yards and caught both of his targets for an additional 12 yards in Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings found the sledding tough against a respectable Dallas front, and he ended up with a modest yardage total despite touching the ball 17 times. Paul Perkins notably received the same amount of carries as Jennings, totaling the same amount of yards, and the two seem to be locked in an even timeshare at the moment. Jennings should continue to see the more favorable share of the work down the stretch and will look for more favorable results next week against the Lions.

Rashad Jennings
RB NYG (8)
5 months ago

Jennings had just six carries for 19 yards in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh, but caught all six of his targets for 34 yards and a touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings did hardly anything on the ground, but was second to Odell Beckham in receptions and receiving yardage. His six receptions were a season high, and the receiving touchdown was his first of the year. Meanwhile, rookie Paul Perkins was more effective as a ball carrier, running seven times for 38 yards. Next up for Jennings will be the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.

Rashad Jennings
RB NYG (8)
5 months ago

Jennings gained 55 yards on 15 carries and added another four yards while catching both of his targets in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings was presented with a matchup against one of the worst run defenses in the NFL, but he only managed a long gain of 11 yards en route to an average of 3.7 yards per carry on the day. His fantasy stock had been trending up after he compiled his two best back-to-back performances heading into this game, so the results likely came as something of a disappointment for his owners. Jennings and company will face a Steelers defense that has been generous to opposing back fields next week, but in a game that could trend pass-heavy and with Paul Perkins (11 touches) still in the picture, he is not guaranteed to see a full allotment of touches.

Rashad Jennings
RB NYG (8)
5 months ago

Jennings had 21 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown Sunday and caught five passes for 44 more yards.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings did most of his damage in the first half, running well and breaking tackles. His YPC average (4.0) was dragged down by telegraphed running plays into the teeth of the defense during the second half. Jennings has been effective the last two games, and given his strong pass protection skills, seems to have maintained the lion's share of the halfback job over rookie Paul Perkins.

Rashad Jennings
RB NYG (8)
5 months ago

Jennings rushed 15 times for 87 yards and caught three passes (on six targets) for 22 yards in Monday night's win over the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings did his work in chunks Monday night, when he reeled off runs of 24 and 25 yards during the second half to clinch a season high in rushing yards. That came despite rookie Paul Perkins getting a decent amount of work during the first half, but with a 5.8-yard rushing average compared to Perkins' 3.4, Jennings proved the superior option over the game's entirety. He also was the team's fourth-leading receiver Monday, when he caught at least three passes for the third time over New York's current four-game winning streak. With 109 total yards of offense Monday, Jennings enters his Week 11 matchup against the Bears with a head full of steam.