The New York Giants will likely stick with a running back by committee for the remainder of the 2015 season. Running backs coach Craig Johnson confirmed as much on Monday.
“I think all of them have deserved to play,” Johnson said of his running backs, per Giants.com. “Rashad Jennings has done a lot of good things, Andre Williams probably had the best game of all the backs a week ago, Orleans has been consistent, so what I’m trying to do is give them all some opportunities and then the guys that really seem to be in a rhythm within each game, you try and give them a little bit more reps.”
Each back offers the Giants a different skill set for every down and distance. While Orleans Darkwa has arguably looked the most consistent between the tackles, he has not proved to be an asset in the passing game. If he can improve that aspect of his game, he is the best bet to emerge as a lead back over the final seven weeks.
The story didn't mention Shane Vereen who has excelled as the team's third down, pass catching RB. Even if Darkwa improves in his pass catching, he's not likely to replace Vereen in that role, but it could help Darkwa at least earn more time on the field ahead of Jennings and Williams. Other than Vereen in PPR leagues, it's probably a situation to avoid.