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.
Reese: Rashad Jennings a bell cow
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (6/24/14) Giants general manager Jerry Reese is excited about running back Rashad Jennings this season, reports CBS radio station WFAN in New York.
"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," Reese said.
Giants to use Rashad Jennings in screen game
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (6/20/14) Giants quarterback Eli Manning will be throwing screens this year, and running back Rashad Jennings will be the prime recipient, reports the New York Post.
"He's someone I have a tremendous amount of respect for," offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said. "I think he has a nice skill set for the position."
Jennings is expected to start for the Giants, but he could receive some competition for touches from rookie Andre Williams and David Wilson, if he's healthy from last year's neck injury.
Giants add RB Andre Williams in Round 4
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/10/14) 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.
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Rashad Jennings turned a career season with the Raiders in 2013 into a nice contract and potential starting job with the Giants this year. He signed a four-year, $14 million deal this offseason, and he should be No. 1 on the depth chart ahead of David Wilson, who is coming off neck surgery, and rookie Andre Williams. Jennings was great last season in relief of Darren McFadden. He had163 carries for 733 yards and six touchdowns and 36 catches for 292 yards. Every stat was a career high, and he had six games with double digits in Fantasy points. Jennings should be considered a flex option on Draft Day. Even if he does start then Wilson, if healthy, will get touches, as will Williams, so take that into consideration. We also caution that Jennings, 29, has had trouble staying healthy in his career. He should only be drafted with a mid-round pick since his upside is minimal.