Giants Fantasy News

Chargers release RB Andre Williams

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:14pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

There was little question this weekend the Chargers would promote tight end Asante Cleveland from their practice squad, needing help at the position with Antonio Gates expected to be sidelined Sunday against the Colts.

It was a matter of how they’d create the roster room.

On Saturday, Andre Williams was notified. It’s him.

San Diego waived the former Giants running back to sign Cleveland to its 53-man roster. Williams theoretically could return next week, but he first must clear waivers Monday afternoon. Gates officially is listed as doubtful to play Sunday with a hamstring injury.

Related players: Melvin Gordon, Dexter McCluster, Kenneth Farrow

Fantasy Impact:

Kenneth Farrow gained some positive press this summer and is shaping up to be the team's RB2 behind Melvin Gordon. The Bolts also signed Dexter McCluster this week.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 3. Jennings is expected to play through the injury in Week 3. He’s only an RB3 option after not producing as expected against the Saints.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) took full practice reps all week. Jones looked better in Week 2, though the Giants seem to be much improved on the defensive side of the ball. For what it’s worth, HC Jay Gruden said that he wants to run the ball more in the red zone.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Jennings is expected to play through the injury in Week 3. He’s only an RB3 option after not producing as expected against the Saints.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday. Jones looked better in Week 2, though the Giants seem to be much improved on the defensive side of the ball. For what it’s worth, HC Jay Gruden said that he wants to run the ball more in the red zone.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Jennings is expected to play through the injury in Week 3. He’s only an RB3 option after not producing as expected against the Saints.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday. Jones looked better in Week 2, though the Giants seem to be much improved on the defensive side of the ball.

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) doesn't plan to miss time

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:53pm

New York Post - [Full Article]

Giants running back Rashad Jennings’ status against the Redskins appeared uncertain as he walked across the locker room Tuesday with a splint on his left thumb and a heavily wrapped hand. But Jennings said he plans to practice Wednesday and doesn’t expect to miss any time.

“I plan on practicing, going out there and running, going through the normal stuff,” Jennings said Tuesday. “We’ll tape it how I need to and keep playing ball.

“It’s just something you’ve got to deal with, the cost of playing football. I don’t look at it as slowing me down at all. Just part of the game, that’s really it.”

Fantasy Impact:

Jennings, who hurt his thumb in Sunday’s win over the Saints, said X-rays were negative and it primarily is a pain-management issue. He doesn’t believe his play will be affected by the injury, even if he has to wear a wrap or cast, the story said.

Giants RB Rashad Jennings dealing with hand injury

Monday, September 19, 2016, 2:04pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Giants running back Rashad Jennings was limited in the second half of Sunday's win over the Saints, but he is expected to practice later this week, head coach Ben McAdoo said.

Jennings "banged his hand up a little bit" in the second half against New Orleans, but he should work when the Giants resume practice Wednesday. McAdoo did say he expects Jennings to be limited in some capacity, however.

"We'll see how practice goes," McAdoo said Monday on a conference call with the Giants press corps. "We'll know more when we see him out there on Wednesday. ... We'll know more when we see him."

Fantasy Impact:

The story said Jennings told WFAN's Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on Monday morning the injury would not hold him back, and that, "we'll be rocking it." He's shaping up to be a solid play against Washington in Week 3.

Friday, September 16, 2016, 6:38pm

Saints TE Josh Hill (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 2. Coby Fleener should be a full-time player in Week 2 and has a great matchup against the Giants, who gave up a ton of catches to Jason Witten in Week 1.

Giants WR Victor Cruz gets full workload in return

Monday, September 12, 2016, 4:57pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Giants coach Ben McAdoo had no intention of easing receiver Victor Cruz back into the lineup after a nearly two-year layoff.

"There's no dipping your toe in," McAdoo said on Friday. "We're full bore, ready to go."

McAdoo was true to his word, playing Cruz for 50 of 56 offensive snaps in Sunday's season-opening 20-19 win over the Cowboys. Cruz only logged 38 snaps in two preseason games.

Fantasy Impact:

Cruz had played in every snap on Sunday until the Giants' final drive when Tavarres King was inserted at receiver as the team tried to kill the clock with seven straight runs. Cruz caught a TD in his return and appears on track to be a big part of the team's offense with Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard.

Giants put K Josh Brown back on roster

Monday, September 12, 2016, 4:38pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Giants kicker Josh Brown is back on the active roster.

Brown drew a one-game suspension from the league as a result of a 2015 domestic violence arrest.

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 3:14pm

Giants Inactives
Josh Johnson QB
Paul Perkins RB
Mykkele Thompson DB
Will Beatty OT
B.J. Goodson OLB
Roger Lewis WR
Robert Thomas NT

Cowboys Beat: RB Lance Dunbar could be X factor

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 12:16pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

I wonder how much of an X factor Lance Dunbar will be against the Giants. He has made a tremendous recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn patellar tendon suffered Week 4 last season in order to be ready for Week 1 this season.

Dunbar did not play in the preseason, but he has been back to practice for two weeks. He said he feels fine and as explosive as he was before the injury.

Fantasy Impact:

The story pointed out in last year’s season opener against the Giants, Dunbar caught eight passes for 70 yards, including two for 40 yards on what was the Cowboys’ game-winning drive in the final minute. He was on quite a pace for catches last year before the injury and is certainly a name to monitor for PPR leagues, especially once he's back up to game speed.

Monday, September 5, 2016, 12:16pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Quarterback Josh Johnson’s next stop will be the Giants.

Per his agent, Johnson will sign with the Giants Monday. He was released by the Ravens on Saturday.

The Giants are adding an insurance policy at quarterback with backup Ryan Nassib entering the final year of his rookie contract.

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