Rashad Jennings was signed to be the Giants workhorse back and is likely to lead the team in carries if everyone stays healthy. They like him as a between-the-tackles runner and as a receiver out of the backfield, and they will work with him in camp to make sure he can handle the necessary protection responsibilities to play on third downs.
But the wild card is Wilson, the 2012 first-round pick who's coming off neck surgery. Wilson still hasn't been cleared for contact, and while he hopes to receive his clearance July 21, it's no sure thing until it happens. If Wilson can play, he has a chance to become a major factor and challenge Jennings for carries and catches. The Giants believe Wilson offers a home-run threat from the running back position, and if he's healthy they will find a way to get that into their lineup.
We've been waiting what seems like forever for Wilson to emerge as the team's big threat, and until that happens Jennings has a chance to put up solid fantasy numbers. Rookie Andre Williams is called a work in progress while vet Peyton Hillis shouldn't be too much of a threat. When Jennings had a chance to start last year he put up the sixth best point totals for RBs from Weeks 9-15 (includes a missed game). We rank him 20th coming into this season which is a low-end RB2.