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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Andre Williams - 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Andre Williams regressed in his second season, putting up only 257 yards and a single touchdown on 88 carries last year. He’s a powerful back who was very productive in college, but he has yet to progress into a legit option in the running game. As a result, he’s sliding down the depth chart in New York, and may have lost the backup job to rookie Paul Perkins. He’ll definitely be behind starter Rashad Jennings and the versatile Shane Vereen, but he may have his work cut out for him fighting off Perkins and Orleans Darkwa as well. He has no fantasy value at this point and should not be drafted in any league format.

Update:
Williams had very little fantasy value, but now that he's been released in the final cut-down to 53, he shouldn't be on a fantasy roster. He could catch on elsewhere, but it's hard to imagine him winning a significant job anywhere when he couldn't do much with ample opportunities in New York.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Andre Williams - Week 7, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 vs. Dallas
Andre Williams’ role in the Giants offense has been decreasing as starter Rashad Jennings has been more effective running the ball. He was only on the field for 13 percent of the team’s offensive snaps last week against the Eagles and wound up with only five carries for six yards on the day. Williams has potential as a goal line back and a handcuff, but should remain on the bench in virtually all fantasy leagues while Jennings is healthy.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Andre Williams - Week 6, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 at Philadelphia

Andre Williams had just three carries on Sunday night against the 49ers and he wound up with zero total yards. He took a back seat to Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen in the Giants narrow victory, and he remains a short yardage, situational guy only while Jennings is healthy.

Philly has been really good against the run this season, and it’s unlikely Williams will get the workload needed to produce decent fantasy points. Aside from an outside chance at a short yardage touchdown, he has limited value as more than a handcuff. Sit him.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Andre Williams - Week 5, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 vs. San Francisco
Andre Williams continues to get work in the Giants offense behind starter Rashad Jennings. He had 11 carries and 35 yards against the Bills last week as part of what has become a three-back timeshare between him, Jennings and Shane Vereen. There’s no reason to assume his role will change while all three backs are healthy, and even with a nice matchup against the 49ers, it’s hard to recommend starting him. In TD only leagues, Williams has a little value, since he tends to get some short yardage work and the 49ers have allowed fewer rushing touchdowns than only the Falcons this year. Otherwise, he’s still more of a handcuff option in most leagues.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Andre Williams - Week 4, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 at Buffalo

Andre Williams continues to eat into Rashad Jennings’ production. He saw almost equal time on the field with the other two Giants running backs against Washington, and actually wound up with 14 carries and a touchdown. Unfortunately, he only averaged 2.1 yards per carry, similar to what we saw from him at times last season.

This week, he’ll face a Buffalo defense that has one of the best defensive front sevens in the league. Williams is a risky start anyway because he splits time, but he’s worth rostering in case something happens to Jennings. Fantasy owners should leave Williams on the bench for now.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Andre Williams - Week 3, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 at Washington

Andre Williams is slowly, but surely nudging Rashad Jennings out of the way. He had 43 yards on six carries last week against the Falcons, and while he remains the backup in New York behind Jennings, he should continue to get touches.

This week, he faces a revamped Washington run defense that has fared well so far this season. However, until the Giants lean on Williams over Jennings in a consistent way, both backs are dangerous options. Williams should be on a fantasy roster as a Jennings handcuff or as a stash player in case he takes over in a bigger way, but he should probably stay out of lineups this week.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Andre Williams - Week 2, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs. Atlanta

Andre Williams got some change-of-pace touches last week against Dallas, but finished with just 14 yards on six carries. He still has a hard time getting more yards than what is blocked for him and he remains third in the Giants backfield behind Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen.

The Falcons did a good job against the main running backs in Philly last week, aside from the shifty Darren Sproles, and it’s doubtful Williams will get enough carries against Atlanta to make him worth using. He remains a handcuff option for Jennings owners only.

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