Rashad Jennings, RB, Giants
|RB - #17||76.30||NYG||Active||6 years||29||6'1||228||@RashadJennings|
2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jul-15-2014 by Rob Warner
After three seasons in Jacksonville as MJD's handcuff, Jennings signed with the Raiders and posted career highs with 733 rushing yards (4.5 YPC) and six TDs on the ground. He also added 36 receptions for 292 yards. The 29-year-old signed a four-year, $10 million contract and is expected to the be the workhorse runner for the Giants. He's solid in pass-protection and has demonstrated reliable ball security during his four-year career, which should keep him in the starting role. Head coach Tom Coughlin has expressed faith in using Jennings on third downs, which should translate into RB2 numbers for fantasy owners. He is averaging a respectable 4.3 yards per carry for his career (387 carries) and is hearing his name called in Round 7 with an 80.65 ADP.
Editor's note: Jennings has never been the featured back and this is his big opportunity. The Giants are not likely to lean on him too hard and keep Andre Williams and David Wilson in the mix since Jennings has had his own injury issues in the past.
Giants running back David Wilson underwent a battery of tests last night after suffering a neck burner during Tuesday's practice. He'll have more tests done on Aug. 4 and won't practice until then at the earliest. Next week's tests will be performed by Dr. Frank Cammisa, who also performed Wilson's spinal fusion surgery during the offseason.
According to Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger, Wilson is optimistic about his situation and even sent some encouraging text messages to a teammates after completing his tests last night.
Dr. Robert Watkins, who has worked with Wilson in the past, told Orr that a burner is "a compression of the nerve going out to your arm ... most of the time, it's transitory and goes away."
And so we wait. Rashad Jennings would benefit most if anything kept Wilson out of game action for a big chunk of time. The Giants have a few other running backs to chip in -- rookie Andre Williams, Peyton Hillis, Michael Cox -- but none of them are as naturally talented as Wilson or possess his tremendous quickness. He would be the perfect complement to Jennings' powerful style. If Wilson's absence runs into the regular season, that will probably mean a few more touches for Jennings while Williams vultures some goal-line carries. Jennings should be viewed as a solid RB2 until Wilson returns.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/30 - Giants RB David Wilson to be examined by neck surgeon, out for the week
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7/22 - Giants might use 3-man rotation in backfield, including rookie RB Andre Williams
7/21 - Giants RB David WIlson 'cleared for everything'
7/19 - Giants WR Odell Beckham might be a decoy often this year
7/17 - Giants expect RB David Wilson to be medically cleared and ready to go
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