Rashad Jennings
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  • 231 lbs
  • 6' 1"
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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Rashad Jennings - Week 18, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Wild Card Round at Green Bay
Rashad Jennings saw his snaps decrease toward the end of the season, including a mere 39% of the snaps in Week 17. He finished the season with 593 yards rushing, his lowest total since 2012, when he was a backup in Jacksonville. The Giants have been using rookie Paul Perkins more and more, making the 31-year-old Jennings difficult to trust in most fantasy leagues.

Green Bay had an above average run defense this year, although that might be a little skewed because their potent offense often forced opposing teams to abandon the run early. Jennings is risky because you don’t know how many touches he’ll get, and fantasy owners should consider him on the low-end of the available starting RBs this week.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Rashad Jennings - Week 17, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. Washington

Rashad Jennings only had nine carries for 44 yards against Philadelphia last week, and although he did catch four passes, he only gained seven additional receiving yards. Meanwhile, rookie Paul Perkins received 15 carries, making it clear that the Giants RB situation appears to be a straight up time share at this point, damaging the fantasy value of both backs.

Jennings has a good matchup against Washington this week. Washington has allowed 18 touchdowns on the ground this year. However, with workload a question mark, it’s hard to trust anyone in the Giants backfield, and fantasy owners should look elsewhere if possible.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Rashad Jennings - Week 16, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 at Philadelphia

Rashad Jennings had only 38 yards rushing last week against Detroit, but he did get a full workload with 18 carries on the day, despite Paul Perkins also receiving 11 touches. Jennings got only 39% of the snaps, tying Perkins, but a lot of that was because of the return of Shane Vereen. Vereen got hurt again and is back on IR, so Jennings may get back to 50% or so of the offensive snaps this week.

The Eagles have allowed only 10 rushing touchdowns this season, but they rank 17th in the league in yards allowed per game on the ground, so the opportunity is there if Jennings gets another 18 touches. His workload is inconsistent, making it hard to trust him, but he should be good for low-end RB3 numbers if you’re in a league that goes that deep.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Rashad Jennings - Week 15, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 vs. Detroit

Rashad Jennings had 45 yards on 15 carries against the Dallas Cowboys last week in what turned out to be a low-scoring slug fest. He added 12 yards on a pair of receptions, but it was disconcerting that rookie Paul Perkins got the same amount of carries in the run game. Jennings was still on the field for 54% of the team’s snaps, but his workload remains a concern.

This week, Jennings faces a surprisingly stout Detroit run defense. The Lions are tied for third in the league with only six rushing touchdowns allowed this season, and they’re one of only 13 teams allowed less than 100 yards per game on the ground. Jennings should continue to get touches, so he has low-end value, but his upside is limited with Perkins lurking and a tough matchup this week. If you can look elsewhere, you should.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Rashad Jennings - Week 14, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 vs. Dallas

Rashad Jennings had on six carries for 19 yards last week against the Steelers, but he added six receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown in the passing game. Jennings continues to have his workload encroached upon by rookie Paul Perkins, with Perkins in on nearly 40% of the snaps over the past four games.

This week, Jennings may struggle against a Dallas defense that is second in the NFL in both rushing touchdowns and rushing yards allowed to opposing teams this season. Jennings should make up for some of his struggles with more activity in the passing game, but he’s a low-end RB2 in most leagues due to the tough matchup and a dwindling workload.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Rashad Jennings - Week 13, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 vs. Pittsburgh

Rashad Jennings had 15 carries and two receptions last week against the Browns and wound up with 59 total yards from scrimmage. Jennings has had some of his workload decrease over the past few weeks with rookie Paul Perkins getting some touches, but he’s still the main cog in the New York backfield and should continue in that role.

This week, he goes up against a Pittsburgh defense that has only allowed 95.3 yards per game on the ground, but has given up 10 rushing touchdowns this season, tied for the 10th most. Jennings should get plenty of opportunities this week but because he shares carries, he’ll continue to be a little risky. We have him as a low-end RB2 this week, which is where he should be hovering for the rest of the season.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Rashad Jennings - Week 12, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 12 vs. Cleveland

Rashad Jennings put much of the Paul Perkins talk to rest the past two weeks, especially last Sunday against the Bears when he ran for 85 yards and a touchdown and added five receptions for 44 yards receiving. Perkins will continue to get change-of-pace work, but Jennings had 21 carries and was targeted six times in the passing game against the Bears and should get a full workload as long as he stays healthy.

He has a great matchup against the Browns this week. Only the Chargers have given up more rushing touchdowns than Cleveland has this season, and only San Francisco gives up more rushing yards per game. Jennings has the potential to put up borderline RB1 numbers this week in an excellent matchup and fantasy owners should have him active in all league formats.

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