|Week 5 (ATL) - Average||7.5||34.5||0.5||1.0||3.0||0||6|
|Week 5 (ATL) - Dave Richard||8||40||0||1||2||0||4|
|Week 5 (ATL) - Jamey Eisenberg||7||29||1||1||4||0||8|
|2014 Season - Average||183.5||821.5||8.0||9.5||75.0||0||125|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||179||774||7||9||63||0||111|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||188||869||9||10||87||0||137|
|Current Player Ranking: 31|
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|10/01/2014||Bernard Pierce, RB BAL|
Rueben Randle, WR NYG
|Torrey Smith, WR BAL|
Andre Williams, RB NYG
|10/01/2014||Doug Martin, RB TB|
Bobby Rainey, RB TB
|Percy Harvin, WR SEA|
Chris Ivory, RB NYJ
Andre Williams, RB NYG
|10/01/2014||Martellus Bennett, TE CHI|
Andre Williams, RB NYG
|Larry Donnell, TE NYG|
Colin Kaepernick, QB SF
Rank Among Leaders
|Andre Williams could surprise again |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(9/30/14) Though I don't know that he's ready for a platoon role, believing his strong showing Week 4 at Washington happened mainly because the Giants saw fit to rest their starting running back in a blowout, rookie Andre Williams has the perfect matchup to make the most of whatever opportunities he gets Week 5 against Atlanta. The Falcons rank 28th against the run, allowing 153.5 yards per game, and have given up nine touchdowns on the ground, four more than any other team.
Even better, they've been sort of the magic elixir for running back tandems this season. Not only did the Vikings' Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon both have big games against them last week, the former rushing for 78 yards and three touchdowns and the latter rushing for 135 yards, but the Bengals' Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill both had big games against them in Week 2, the former rushing for 90 yards and a touchdown and the latter rushing for 74 yards and a touchdown.
Of the two lead CBSSports.com Fantasy Football analysts, Jamey Eisenberg ranks Williams the highest for this week, placing him 28th among running backs, so we're talking little more than an emergency flex option in standard 12-team leagues. Still, you wouldn't be completely out of your mind to play him coming off last week's performance.
|Andre Williams' increased role likely a one-week situation |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(9/29/14) With the Giants up big and Rashad Jennings coming off a 34-carry game, the Giants opted to give backup Andre Williams some extra work in Week 4. He responded with 66 yards and a touchdown, but Fantasy owners probably should not expect the same type of production moving forward.
In Week 3, Williams played just 23 percent of the team's snaps, a number that had declined in every week prior to Thursday's game. The fact that the game was played on Thursday likely played a big part in Williams' increased role, as Jennings was just three days removed from his big workload. The Giants will likely be willing to run Jennings out there more often moving forward, especially with how well he is playing.
That Williams was able to take advantage of his increased role is a good sign for his future, but that future still leaves him as more of a handcuff for Jennings. Though, potentially a very good one, if needed.
|Andre Williams takes advantage of playing time |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/25/14) Giants running back Andre Williams took advantage of extra playing time Thursday.
The Giants went up big pretty early, allowing Williams to get more carries than expected. He toted the rock 15 times for 66 yards. Both figures led the team. Williams also found the end zone late in the contest. With New York up 38-14, Williams plunged in a 1 yard score with 6:20 remaining.
Williams will take on the Falcons Week 5.
|Report: Andre Williams could have bigger role Thursday |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(9/24/14) Giants rookie running back Andre Williams might be more involved in the gameplan Thursday at Washington, reports ESPN.com. That's because starter Rashad Jennings is coming off a career-high 34 carries Week 3 against Houston.
With the short turnaround for Jennings, the team is monitoring him closely, the report said. Williams has received 19 carries in three games, producing just 39 yards (2.1 ypc).
|The Giants drafted rookie running back Andre Williams in the fourth round of the NFL Draft from Boston College. Williams was a beast in 2013 with 355 carries for 2,177 yards and 18 touchdowns. He is a big back at 6-foot, 227 pounds, and looks like he'll be at least a solid complementary option to Rashad Jennings in the Giants run game. He should nail down short-yardage/goal-line situations and potentially take about half of the reps from Jennings. If he succeeds in those roles there's no telling just how much more "leash" the Giants will give him. While Jennings is still the ideal Giants running back to target (especially in PPR leagues), Williams is the better value as he can be had in Round 9 or so in seasonal Fantasy leagues. He'll end up going in about that same spot in dynasty/keeper start-ups and has elevated to a Top 20 pick in rookie-only drafts.
(Updated 5/22/14) |