Rashad Jennings Fantasy News

Giants RB Orleans Darkwa on IR; RB Shane Vereen could return

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 7:26pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The league year began for New York Giants running back Orleans Darkwa with an injured leg. It ended because of a related problem to the leg.

Darkwa was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with the return of running back Shane Vereen (triceps) on the horizon. Vereen could be back as early as next week to play against the Dallas Cowboys.

Related players: Rashad Jennings

Fantasy Impact:

Vereen may be a forgotten player in your league as reports came out early after his injury he was done for the year. But a possible return next week may be a good enough reason to take a shot on him if he's on your wire, especially in PPR leagues. Vereen was averaging about 13 touches in his only three games of the season, and that actually included over 10 carries a game.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) took full practice reps all week. Jennings handled 13 of the team’s 25 running back touches last week, but should see his share increase this week after a full week of practice.

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:10pm

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) took full practice reps again Thursday. Jennings handled 13 of the team’s 25 running back touches last week.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) practiced fully Wednesday. Jennings handled 13 of the team’s 25 running back touches last week.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:47am

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Giants running back Orleans Darkwa had 29 carries for 112 yards (3.9 ypc) in the three games starter Rashad Jennings missed with a thumb injury. Jennings returned to the lineup in Sunday's 27-23 win over the Ravens and Darkwa went back to the bench.

Darkwa didn't play a single snap on offense or special teams on Sunday despite a woefully unproductive rushing attack. Jennings had nine carries for just 15 yards, while Bobby Rainey (six carries, 13 yards) and Paul Perkins (two carries, 10 yards) didn't fare much better.

No one wants a return to the running back committee that was ineffective last season. But it hasn't been clear this season that Jennings, who is averaging just 2.9 yards per carry, is the team's top back.

Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:25pm

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 6. Jennings continues to work his way back, but he’s no sure thing at this point. The best play in the Giants backfield is Bobby Rainey in PPR formats.

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:01pm

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Jennings continues to work his way back, but he’s no sure thing at this point. The best play in the Giants backfield is Bobby Rainey in PPR formats.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:42pm

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Jennings seems to be nearing a return, but given the injury, his role is likely to be limited.

Giants RB Rashad Jennings inactive vs. Packers

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 7:48pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Giants Inactives

Robert Thomas NT
Darian Thompson FS
Josh Johnson QB
Rashad Jennings RB
Larry Donnell TE
Nat Berhe FS
Marshall Newhouse OT

Fantasy Impact:

Orleans Darkwa figures to get the most carries with Bobby Rainey in a significant role on passing downs.

Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:27pm

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 5. Jennings was limited all last week and didn’t play on Monday night. Orleans Darkwa will likely get the start against a stout Green Bay rush defense. Whether or not Jennings plays, look for Bobby Rainey to handle most of the passing down work.

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:05pm

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Jennings was limited all last week and didn’t play on Monday night. Orleans Darkwa will likely get the start against a stout Green Bay rush defense. If Jennings does play, he won’t be ranked very high given the matchup and his inability to help much in the passing game.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:35pm

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Jennings was limited all last week and didn’t play on Monday night. Orleans Darkwa will likely get the start against a stout Green Bay rush defense.

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) officially OUT vs. Vikes

Monday, October 3, 2016, 7:26pm

Giants Inactives
RB Rashad Jennings
CB Eli Apple
S Nat Berhe
S Darian Thompson
RT Marshall Newhouse
DT Robert Thomas
QB Josh Johnson

Related players: Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Bobby Rainey

Fantasy Impact:

Orleans Darkwa will make the start in place of Jennings, with Bobby Rainey seeing time in the passing game now that Shane Vereen is on IR. Paul Perkins could also see time, but it's a tough matchup against the Vikings.

Report: Giants RB Rashad Jennings OUT for MNF

Monday, October 3, 2016, 1:02pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings will miss his second straight game Monday night with a thumb injury, a source told ESPN. The Giants play the Minnesota Vikings.

Related players: Orleans Darkwa, Bobby Rainey

Fantasy Impact:

Jennings was a surprise scratch last week and with the loss of Shane Vereen for the season, some thought the team may push Jennings along to play this week. However, it looks like the Giants will go with a backfield of Orleans Darkwa, who is expected to start, and Bobby Rainey. Rainey should see a lot of time on third down according to reports last week.

Week 4 MNF Injury Report: Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) questionable

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 4:21pm

Giants at Vikings
Giants (New York did not conduct a practice on Saturday. The Saturday practice report is an estimation.)

OUT
S Nat Berhe (concussion), T Marshall Newhouse (calf), DT Robert Thomas (illness), S Darian Thompson (foot)

DOUBTFUL
CB Eli Apple (hamstring)

QUESTIONABLE
RB Rashad Jennings (thumb), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin)

Vikings
QUESTIONABLE
DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), TE David Morgan (knee)

Fantasy Impact:

Jennings (thumb) was a bit of a surprise scratch last week and is questionable coming into Week 4. With Shane Vereen on IR, the Giants may opt to let Jennings play if he's close this week. If not, Orleans Darkwa figures to possibly get a big chunk of the workload. Bobby Rainey could see passing downs, according to those who follow the team. Paul Perkins could also be a factor.

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