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Andre Williams

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Giants | Peyton Hillis favored on passing downs

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:18:03 -0700

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis played 31 snaps in the team's Week 6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles because the coaching staff doesn't yet trust RB Andre Williams on passing downs. Williams and Hillis are expected to share the workload in the backfield without RB Rashad Jennings (knee) again in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Tip: Hillis should see a healthy amount of snaps again this weekend, especially if the Giants fall behind again and are forced to air it out. He's intriguing and probably worth a flier because of his cheap FantasyScore price of $3,200 (6.4% of cap), but Dallas' recently stout run defense will make him a risk.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Giants | Rashad Jennings ruled out

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:44:41 -0700

New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (knee) will definitely not play in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Jennings sprained the medial collateral ligament in his knee in Week 5. The team is hoping he can return after their bye week. RBs Andre Williams and Peyton Hillis will be relied on again, and Hillis could see additional snaps if QB Eli Manning is under heavy pressure.

Fantasy Tip: Hillis actually played more snaps than Williams last weekend. An improved Dallas defensive front against a shaky Giants offensive line could spell trouble for the running game for the second straight week. Williams ($5,100; 10.2% of cap) is a shaky investment at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

Giants | Andre Williams has favorable spot start

Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:44:33 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams faces a Philadelphia Eagles defense that is allowing just under 104 rushing yards per game. Williams will start in place of Rashad Jennings this week.

Fantasy Tip: Williams is a bargain this week at just $5,200 on FantasyScore.

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Giants | Giants confident in Andre Williams

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:35:03 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams has the confidence of head coach Tom Coughlin and the rest of the coaching staff that he can take on a bigger workload with RB Rashad Jennings (knee) injured. "I am very confident (in Williams taking a bigger role)," Coughlin said. "The other thing that he did that was great was the third-and-seven first-down run. A lot of that was on his own outside the flank of our blockers. He was able to pick up that first down. That was really indicative of people trying to tackle the ball and get the ball out, and he made that play. When you have a young guy, you really get into great, great detail even more about pass protection. He has done a good job when he has been in there. He is going to have to do even better."

Fantasy Tip: Williams ($5,200 at FantasyScore) becomes a nice option in Week 6 against a Philadelphia Eagles defense that has had trouble stopping power rushers this year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Star-Ledger - Conor Orr

Giants | Rashad Jennings won't need surgery

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:03:50 -0700

Updating previous reports, New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (knee) will not need surgery to fix a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. However, he's expected to miss at least a few weeks due to the injury. RB Andre Williams will take over as the starting running back in the meantime, with RB Peyton Hillis as the backup. Williams ran for 65 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries after taking over for Jennings in Week 5. Jennings compared this injury to the one he had in Week 1 in 2012, which kept him sidelined for two games.

Fantasy Tip: Obviously you'll want to stay away from Jennings at FantasyScore for at least a few weeks, but Williams should be a popular waiver wire acquisition leading up to Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles will give Williams a tasty matchup, too.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Dan Graziano

Giants | Andre Williams has 22 touches

Sun, 05 Oct 2014 14:29:58 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams carried 20 times for 65 yards and a touchdown in the Week 5 game against the Atlanta Falcons, and he added two receptions for 18 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Williams was getting extra work with Rashad Jennings leaving the game early due to a knee injury. If Williams gets the start in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles, he will be an intriguing FantasyScore option if his salary remains low.

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Giants | Andre Williams solid in blowout

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:44:22 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams had 15 carries for a team-high 66 yards and a score Thursday, Sept. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Williams saw plenty of action after the Giants turned their Week 4 meeting with the Redskins into a blowout early in the second half. Don't expect Williams to see such a heavy workload most weeks.

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Giants | Could use Andre Williams more

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:39:22 -0700

The New York Giants could use RB Andre Williams more in Week 4 if the team gets an early lead and has to rely on the running game, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN New York. The team is monitoring RB Rashad Jennings after he carried the ball 34 times in Week 3, and believe he will be at full strength, but with the short week the team could rely on Williams a bit more.

Fantasy Tip: It would make sense for Williams to see more carries in this spot, but it may not be enough to justify using him in FantasyScore this week, especially since there is no doubt Jennings will see the majority of the workload.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Dan Graziano

Giants | Andre Williams punches one in

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:40:05 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams carried 11 times for 49 yards and a touchdown in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 22 against the New York Jets. He was also targeted once, but he did not have any catches.

Fantasy Tip: Williams is looking like the short-yardage back for the G-Men, and he could be the worst enemy to fantasy owners of Rashad Jennings while serving as a potential touchdown vulture. In scoring-only leagues, the rookie Williams could emerge as a must-start option.

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Giants | Andre Williams needs to pass protect

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:16:57 -0700

New York Giants rookie RB Andre Williams needs to prove that he is valuable in the passing game, both as a receiver and pass blocker, before he will see significant playing time. "I have the pass protection down to a good degree," Williams said. "I think the thing they look for, first and foremost, is just making sure the running back knows who he has in protection. The technique can always be worked on." Williams saw time with the first-team in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 3, because the team wants to see if he can be brought along quickly to contribute immediately.

Fantasy Tip: Williams could easily earn the backup role to Rashad Jennings if he proves he can handle passing situations early in the year. Peyton Hillis is listed as the backup for now, but Williams clearly has more upside as the handcuff to Jennings.

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