SMITTY: He isn’t practicing, so it’s not looking good for Jennings for Week 16. Expect, for now, Andre Williams to get starter carries in Week 16, which makes him a fine flex option, and in some cases, a low-end RB2! Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?
TAKE: Smitty and Russ Bliss breakdown all of the Week 14 injuries, including the players just listed above (and more), in the very beginning of the Radio Show linked here:
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SMITTY: The runner is suggesting he will be fine, but he didn’t return to action, so there is definitely reason to be worried here. Andre Williams is a must-own for all Jennings owners right now, and if Jennings sits Week 14, Williams would have strong flex upside. We will keep you posted on Jennings.
SMITTY: He was limited during practice on Wednesday, though, but assuming he suffers no setbacks, he should grab ahold of the majority of carries in Week 11 against the 49ers. This makes Andre Williams a RB3-type play at best. Looking for Week 11 Power Rankings?
SMITTY: It sounds like the team is just hopeful that Rashad Jennings will return for Week 11, so he could be out longer than expected. This makes Andre Williams an excellent low-end RB2 for at least two more weeks. A-Williams will start against the Colts tonight and he should have a strong outing just as long as the Giants can keep it close for at least a couple quarters. Expect Andrew Luck, TY Hilton, Ahmad Bradshaw, Dwayne Allen and Donte Moncrief to all have strong performances tonight — Luck is always 3TD-capable. Odell Beckham has the most appeal of those Giants WRs this week.
SMITTY: The diagnosis is a sprained MCL and appears to be week to week, which is a strong indication that he will miss at least Week 6. The Giants have a bye in Week 8, so we could easily see the Giants holding him out through that point. Andre Williams has strong RB2 appeal for as many games as he starts – he is a must-own for all Jennings owners, and while it’s highly unlikely he is available in your league, check waivers just in case. If he was available, he would be the No. 1 pick-up this week, or at least tied with Branden Oliver for that claim.
Donald Brown left Week 5 with a concussion. Branden Oliver dropped 182 total yards and 2TDs in Week 5, and he now becomes a must-own in all leagues and this week’s top waiver wire grab.
Montee Ball suffered a groin injury in Week 5 and is getting an MRI. He is looking very questionable for the next couple games. Ronnie Hillman is a must grab this week.
Calvin Johnson suffered a setback in Week 5; his week 6 status is in question.
Rashad Jennings left Week 5 with a knee injury and will undergo an MRI. Andre Williams is not likely available in any leagues, but do check. If Jennings is out, Williams could produce fantasy RB2 numbers if getting starter carries.
Jimmy Graham injured his shoulder in Week 5, but early word is that it isn’t serious. Stay tuned.
Reggie Bush left Week 5 with an ankle injury. It is not though to be serious, but stay tuned. Hopefully Joique Bell will be back in the next contest.
Drew Stanton suffered a concussion in Week 5; Carson Palmer could be back next week, so keep tabs on this one. Palmer back would be good for Floyd, Fitz and Ellington.
Zac Stacy exited Week 5 with a calf injury. He did not return to the game, so there is concern here. Benny Cunningham is a must-grab if for some reason he is available. It’s not likely, though, but check waivers.
SMITTY: This was definitely a strange game with an unexpected direction, but Larry Donnell is absolutely proving to be a strong low-end TE1 moving forward. We don’t yet trust Eli Manning despite an amazingly-strong outing in this one, but his uptick in production is clearly fantastic news for all Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle and Donnell owners. As for Jennings’ quiet night, he didn’t get a carry in the fourth quarter, as the Giants turned to rookie Andre Williams in a blowout. Jennings was on our Week 4 Sell-High List because we feared, and still fear, that his workload will be inconsistent — selling him coming off his 170+ rushing performance was just smart if the price was right. And, even though Williams saw his 15 touches (to Jennings’ 13) due to the game being a blowout, you have to think that the Giants might look to use Williams more moving forward — Williams can’t catch, but he sure runs with force. As for Kirk Cousins and his 4INT night, we didn’t see that coming at home against the Giants. Everyone should allow him another week of play before we starting jumping to conclusions, but he looked like a different player in this game, not the passer we saw last week and in previous outings where he has shined. Looking for Week 4 Power Rankings?
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?
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?