According to reports, the Giants have placed RB David Wilson (neck) on injured reserve, ending his season. His career is over.
SMITTY: David Wilson, like Jahvid Best, was a serious NFL talent that had monster fantasy football upside. It’s a shame we never got to see him at his best. We wish him all the best. Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams both have the ability to be strong fantasy contributors in 2014, but they could also diminish each other’s values. It’s possible they co-exist, and Jennings could be a 50-reception back this season given that Williams flat-out can’t catch. As of now, goal-line and short-yardage work is expect to go to Williams, making him flex-worthy in deep leagues this upcoming fantasy season. And, Jennings will get a grip of rushing yards, maybe less touchdowns than his owners would like, but 50+ receptions, thus making him a sneaky RB2 in 2014 (if you don’t have to overpay by the time you draft, at which point we’d take a pass). Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?
Giants RB Rashad Jennings ran the ball seven times for 23 yards and pulled in 20 yards on seven catches during Sunday night’s preseason opener against the Bills. Andre Williams ran the ball seven times for 48 yards and scored a three-yard touchdown.
SMITTY: Both Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams looked solid in their limited play. Jennings could be a PPR force given his 5th-round ADP, but he could lose goal line work to Andre Williams, a player I called back in January one of the toughest runners I’ve ever seen. If only Williams could catch, he’d be an elite fantasy prospect. Let’s hope he learns to pull in passes! As for how to value these two guys heading into 2014, Jennings, if he can stay healthy, should be a good bet for 1,000+ rushing yards and 40+ receptions. At roughly 11th-round ADP, Williams has some good upside for any team’s fantasy RB3/4 slot. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?
According to reports, Giants RB David Wilson left practice today with a “neck burner” – He will undergo tests.
SMITTY: David Wilson is a tough player to even roster in 2014, despite his insane athletic ability. Rashad Jennings, althouh his ADP is higher than I’d like it, doesn’t have much standing in his way of a decent season in 2014. Andre Williams could steal goal line work, and he is a beast-of-a-runner, but he can’t catch an oversized basketball. He could work on that deficiency, and if he does I’ll be a long-term supporter of his. For now, though, Jennings looks like the Giants’ uncontested workhorse heading into August – See where we have him ranked on our Week 1 Power Rankings.
According to CBS New York, Giants RB David Wilson will be ready for 2014. Giants general manager Jerry Reese had this to say about his running backs: “We brought in Rashad Jennings and he’s definitely a bell cow type of a running back – he can run it, he can catch it, he can block, he can do everything with it. David Wilson is an explosive player, but first and foremost we’re concerned about his health. We do think all systems are go pretty much for him to be healthy and ready for contact during training camp.”
SMITTY: If you’re examining this rushing attack from a fantasy perspective, don’t write off rookie Andre Williams. He may not pull in passes, but he is one of the hardest running rushers I’ve seen in quite some time. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he got a few starts this year. As for Jennings, he does have some low-end RB2-type upside, but I’d only buy/draft him at flex-like value myself (and hope for that low-end RB2-type output). David Wilson is a player you grab near the end of a draft and just hope for the best, but it can’t be assumed, at least at this point, that he can help you in 2014.
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