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44 Andre Williams RB
Height/Weight: 5-11/230 | Birthdate: 8/28/1992 | Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, NY, USA | Team: New York | College: Boston College | NFL Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 53/2 | Average Draft Position: 112.22
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Andre Williams not totaling a lot of rushing yards


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Giants rookie running back Andre Williams rushed for 12 yards on eight carries during a Week 2 loss against the Cardinals. He added two catches for 7 yards.

Williams has rushed for 21 yards on 13 carries (1.6 yards per carry) through his first two NFL games. The Giants are back in action Week 3 against the Texans.


Andre Williams limited to five touches in Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) Giants running back Andre Williams showed some growing pains with an uneventful performance Week 1 against the Lions at Ford Field.

Williams checked in late in the first quarter for his first game action. However, he didn't get his first carry until the second quarter. He took a backseat to Rashad Jennings and also failed to convert a fourth-and-two with 3:02 remaining in the game. The rookie finished with five carries for nine yards. He was targeted once and was held without a grab in a 35-14 defeat.

Williams will look to make more of an impact in Week 2 at home against Arizona.

Andre Williams not worth the risk in Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Giants rookie running back Andre Williams has the potential to be a touchdown vulture heading into the season opener at Detroit.

Williams is expected to take a backseat to Rashad Jennings throughout the season, so his touches will likely only come on third downs or goal line situations. Detroit has also fared pretty well against the run, permitting only 13.38 Fantasy points per game in standard CBSSports.com formats, which ranked fifth in the league.

Like many rookie running backs, Williams won't have many opportunities to showcase his skills right away. If you drafted Williams, you're investing on his Fantasy impact down the road for the Giants, especially in deeper leagues and keeper/dynasty leagues. Continue to keep him stashed on you bench for now.

Andre Williams 'still a bit too raw'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Giants coaches told ESPN.com that rookie running back Andre Williams is "still a bit too raw for them to count on him extensively, at least at the beginning of the season." As such, starter Rashad Jennings "should factor significantly into the passing game and be their workhorse ball carrier when the regular season begins."

Andre Williams scores late TD in preseason tuneup vs. Jets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Giants rookie running back Andre Williams took a backseat to Rashad Jennings during Friday's preseason game against the Jets.

Williams didn't receive his first handoff until the third quarter with the backups. He scored from 1-yard out in the fourth quarter. He finished the game with 11 carries for 49 yards and a touchdown. Through four exhibition games, he has compiled 151 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Rashad Jennings to get the 'bulk of the carries'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Giants running back Rashad Jennings will get the "bulk of the carries" in Week 1, reports ESPN.com. Impressive rookie Andre Williams will mix in behind Jennings and possibly get the goal-line carries.

Rashad Jennings, Andre Williams have quiet preseason games


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Giants running backs Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams had quiet games Saturday night against the Colts in preseason action.

Jennings got the start and worked with the first-team offense for four drives. He took seven handoffs for 17 yards, averaging 2.4 yards per attempt. His longest run was an 8-yard dash on the third drive of the night.

Williams saw most of his work with the backups. He entered the game on the fourth drive with the first-team and took four handoffs for 14 yards on the ground. He finished the game with eight carries for 19 yards, averaging 2.4 yards per attempt. His longest run was also an 8-yard dash on the fourth drive of the night.

Rashad Jennings impressed with Andre Williams


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Giants rookie running back Andre Williams carried five times for 37 yards, including a touchdown, in the Hall of Fame Game. He had a 21-yard jaunt and a three-yard score. Starter Rashad Jennings came away impressed.

"He did exactly what we thought," Jennings told ESPN.com. "He's a physical guy, a downhill runner. He's a talented guy who wants to play, wants to learn and wants to be great."

The Giants love Williams as a runner but want him to work on his pass protection and receiving skills, the report said. He was in the game for two pass plays but there were no blitzes to pick up.


Andre Williams finds paydirt in first preseason game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Giants rookie running back Andre Williams had an impressive debut during the team's first preseason game Sunday night against the Bills.

Williams didn't get the start but shared the load with Rashad Jennings and found the end zone during the third offensive series, the only touchdown scored by the first unit. Williams ripped a three-yard run for a touchdown late in the first quarter. He finished with seven carries for 48 yards, averaging 6.9 yards per attempt. He was not targeted in the passing game.

Williams was selected in the fourth round of this year's draft. He led the NCAA in rushing yards with 2,177 last year and scored 18 rush touchdowns. He's not much of a pass-catcher, having only totaled 10 catches during his collegiate career.

Giants still plan committee approach at running back


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Despite the likely loss of David Wilson to a neck injury, Giants coach Tom Couglin indicated he'll use a running back-by-committee approach. Rashad Jennings is the starter, with rookie Andre Williams, veteran Peyton Hills and Michael Cox and Kendall Gaskins also in the mix.

"I think we have some talented guys at that spot," Coughlin told The Star-Ledger on Thursday. "I think Rashad has done well. I think the young kid (Williams) has come along the more we have given him to do. Michael Cox has had his spots.

"Gaskins did some pretty good things today. We’ll let this thing play out. It’ll be some kind of combination of people involved. They’ll have plenty of opportunities in the preseason to show us what they can do and where they fit."


Rashad Jennings atop Giants' depth chart


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) As expected, the Giants listed Rashad Jennings as their starting running back. The unofficial depth chart, which could change quickly, has David Wilson as the No. 2 back followed by Peyton Hillis and rookie Andre Williams.


Andre Williams shining early


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Giants rookie running back Andre Williams impressed coaches at Wednesday's practice and continued to be used in goal-line packages, reports the team's website. Williams "is a rookie, he’s got a lot of burst, a lot of energy and he’s very fresh, so I was excited about what he did," running backs coach Craig Johnson said.

Williams is trying to carve out a niche in a backfield that includes Rashad Jennings, David Wilson and Peyton Hillis.


Andre Williams working in goal-line package


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Giants rookie running back Andre Williams worked in the goal-line package as the team opened training camp Tuesday, reports the New York Daily News. Williams is a 5-11, 230-pound hammer who ran for 2,177 yards and 18 touchdowns for Boston College last season.

He'll vie for carries with starter Rashad Jennings and newly cleared David Wilson.


Rashad Jennings set to start for Giants?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/1/2014) When the Giants signed running back Rashad Jennings this summer, it was with the intention of making him their workhorse back, ESPN reports. His ability to run between the tackles as well as catch passes makes him the most versatile back on their roster. 

However, that was before they drafted Andre Williams and expected David Wilson to return. ESPN believes Wilson could push Jennings for carries and catches once he's cleared and has impressed the coaches enough with his abilities. If he's healthy he'll play a role.

Williams could also develop as a rushing downs type of back though he'll have to make strides in training camp first.


Giants add RB Andre Williams in Round 4


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) With the 113th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected running back Andre Williams from Boston College.

Williams is a tough physical back that had some issues in receiving drills at the combine, which is why his draft stock took a hit. However, he rushed for 2,177 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2013, averaging 6.1 yards per carry. He also broke out for a 339-yard, two-touchdown performance on the ground against N.C. State.

The Giants currently have Rashad Jennings, Peyton Hillis and David Wilson under contract.