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NEWS: Rashad Jennings explodes for a 73-yard TD in preseason contest against Steelers.

Rashad Jennings ran the ball five times for 85 yards and 1TD in his team’s second preseason game against the Steelers.

SMITTY: Rashad Jennings as an absolute beast in this one, ripping off a 73-yard touchdown in the first quarter. While his current ADP is considered somewhat high at a glance, as it’s in the middle of the 4th-round, he could still outperform that kind of draft slot by quite a bit. I admit, despite Andre Williams likely stealing most of the goal line work this upcoming season, I’m really starting to buy into Jennings more and more as we near Week 1. Looking for Week 1 Rashad Jennings Power Rankings?

NEWS: David Wilson placed on injured reserve, ending his season/career.

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?

NEWS: Andre Williams and Rashad Jennings both look sharp in preseason opener.

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?

NEWS: Sammy Watkins owners should be concerned about EJ Manuel?

Bills WR Sammy Watkins pulled in zero of his three targets during Sunday night’s preseason opener against the Giants; EJ Manuel completed just 2-of-7 passes for 19 yards, Robert Woods pulled in four passes for 49 yards and 1TD, Mike Williams pulled in 1 pass for 11 yards, CJ Spiller ran the ball one time for two yards, and Bryce Brown ran the ball seven times for 40 yards. On the Giants side of the football, Eli Manning completed 6-of-7 passes for 43 yards, Andre Williams ran the ball seven times for 48 yards and 1TD, and Rashad Jennings ran the ball seven times for 23 yards.

SMITTY: Sammy Watkins owners could be in some trouble early on in 2014 if EJ Manuel can’t find a way to deliver him the football. Manuel haters need to give it more than seven passes before they completely write him off as a legitimate NFL passer, but I can’t say he looked good on Sunday night, that’s for sure. He telegraphed everything, something he will need to remedy moving forward he he wants to get his rookie the football. Despite some early EJ Manuel concerns, we still have Sammy Watkins set for some pretty good full-season projections.

NEWS: David Wilson suffers a setback in practice; Jennings the uncontested starter.

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.

NEWS: Andre Williams the Giants goal-line back in 2014; David Wilson looks explosive?

According to nj.com, Giants RB Andre Williams could kickoff the 2014 season as the team’s goal-line runner. The report also states that RB David Wilson looks explosive right now.

SMITTY: While any one of Rashad Jennings, Andre Williams, and David Wilson could be an effective fantasy football rusher if getting starter-type carries, this could shape up to be a three-back rotation in 2014. Honestly, who you invest in, if you even touch this situation in 2014, depends on draft value. ADPs for all three: Jennings =4.08, Williams = 10.9, and Wilson = double-digit rounds; I’m not sure about you, but 4.08 is way to expensive for Jennings. Checkout where Rashad Jennings ranks on our Week 1 Power Rankings.

Article: 2014 Rookie Rankings & Analysis

smitty staffIt’s late July, so it’s time to reevaluate the 2014 Fantasy Football Rookies. Below is a one-player taste of our Premium 2014 Rookie Rankings with Analysis, so if you aren’t a 2014 STARTERS Subscriber, get access right after you read this sample (who is #5 on our Rookie Rankings)… after you read this, there are 11 more rookie write-ups just like it waiting for you, along with a complete ranking of my top 50 rookies… here we go!

5. Jordan Matthews | PHI WR

Date: 7/24/14

This 2014 rookie receiving class is just flat-out phenomenal, as we are talking about the 4th receiver ranked, and this receiver can be a fantasy WR1 if he develops properly. Jordan Matthews is 6-3, 212 pounds, but he plays like he is 6-5, 225 pounds. He has a long reach and has phenomenal spacial awareness. View this exact play right here to see what I mean… if you watched that play, you should have noticed not only Matthews’ timing pulling in the reception, but his innate ability to use his body to defend the area around the football. It’s an instinct most players don’t develop until their second or third NFL season, but Matthews has a natural instinct to use his body to position the defender where he wants the defender. It’s masterful if you take the time to watch him in acton. Like Brandin Cooks, Matthews couldn’t have landed in a more potent offense. And, in Matthews’ case, the Eagles are in need of a big-time possession receiver, and it appears Chip Kelly is going to immediately lean on the rookie. Don’t be surprised if Matthews makes a strong case for Rookie of the Year in 2014! It wouldn’t be shocking if the guy pulled in 55-60 receptions for 900-1000 yards and 6-7 scores as a rookie. The rookie receiver position is changing, and these guys are maturing much faster than they use to.



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NEWS: Rashad Jennings the RB1 despite David Wilson being cleared?

According to Ebenezer Samuel on Twitter, Giants RB Rashad Jennings remains the Giants RB1 despite David Wilson’s recent medical clearance.

SMITTY: While David Wilson shouldn’t be written off just yet as a potential fantasy threat, he certainly has an uphill battle ahead of him in terms of grabbing anything but change-of-pace type work heading into 2014. Should Rashad Jennings get hurt, though, things could quickly change. Andre Williams doesn’t pull in passes, but he too would command first- and second-down consideration should Jennings ever get banged up. Check out where we have Rashad Jennings ranked for Week 1!

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