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Andre Williams

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Giants | Andre Williams could move up

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:20:05 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams could overtake RB Rashad Jennings as the lead back sometime this season, maybe even to open the season. Williams has worked on his receiving game this offseason and studied Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's patience with the ball.

Fantasy Tip: Williams figures to at least be active in the red zone and is in the RB4 conversation.

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

Giants | Andre Williams working with first-team

Sat, 08 Aug 2015 18:12:08 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams has been receiving a majority of the reps with the first-team offense during practice.

Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen if Williams is going to replace Rashad Jennings as the starter, but at the very least, it sounds like Williams is going to have a big role in the offense, even if Jennings is healthy. For now, consider Williams a RB4.

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

Giants | Rashad Jennings working with twos

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:22:49 -0700

New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings has seen quite a bit of second-team repetitions in camp with RB Shane Vereen and RB Andre Williams seeing most with the first team.

Fantasy Tip: Jennings should still be a factor, but the receiving back and the ground-and-pounder seeing more starter reps is concerning. Jennings is an RB3 in fantasy, while Vereen is a high-end RB2 in PPR leagues. Williams is a low-end RB4 right now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Ebenezer Samuel

Giants | RB roles TBD for Giants

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:26:10 -0700

New York Giants RBs Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen and Andre Williams will use training camp to determine their roles in the offense, according to running backs coach Craig Johnson. "I think that as we get closer to games and time for the opener, we will find out more role defining roles for them," Johnson said. "Right now, I try to put them in every situation so I can see what they can do. I try not to say, for instance, 'Shane is only going to run the ball.' I want to see if Shane can catch the ball. I know he can, but I want to see if he can under pressure situations and vice versa. I do that for all of our guys because that way you can kind of find out what they all can do."

Fantasy Tip: Jennings likely will receive most of the carries this season and may have the most fantasy value among the running backs. Vereen probably will be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues because of his ability to catch the ball. All three running backs should be selected in drafts this season since they will all receive playing time.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NJ.com - Nick Powell

Giants | Andre Williams struggled to gain yards

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:48:19 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams gained two or fewer yards in over half of his rushing attempts last season and 23.6% of his carries went for zero yards or negative yards, according to Pro Football Focus. Williams did average 3.1 yards per carry after he was contacted behind the line of scrimmage, which was fourth best in the NFL.

Fantasy Tip: Williams' role will be determined during training camp, but he will likely be used when Rashad Jennings needs a break and possibly in short-yardage situations. Williams could be a handcuff to Jennings in fantasy leagues this season since he likely would replace Jennings if he was injured.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NJ.com - Nick Powell

Giants | Andre Williams likely to see larger role

Sat, 07 Feb 2015 16:24:17 -0800

New York Giants RB Andre Williams will likely see a larger role in the offense in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: It was reported last month that the team was seeking a veteran, change-of-pace back for Rashad Jennings. That would have slotted Williams back a bit, but this report bodes well for his prospects. He'll be a decent RB4 in traditional drafts.

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

Giants | Andre Williams expected to play

Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:21:41 -0800

New York Giants RB Andre Williams (shoulder) is expected to play in Week 17 even though he is listed as questionable.

Fantasy Tip: Williams likely will lose some carries since Rashad Jennings is back but will still receive some carries. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options than Williams this week.

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

Giants | Friday practice report for Week 17

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:16:38 -0800

New York Giants LB Devon Kennard (toe) did not practice Friday, Dec. 26, and has been ruled out. RB Andre Williams (shoulder) was limited in pratice and is questionable. LB Paul Hazel (hamstring) and LB Jameel McClain (knee) both were limited in practice and are probable.

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Giants | Wednesday practice report for Week 17

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:52:16 -0800

New York Giants LB Devon Kennard (toe) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 24. LB Paul Hazel (hamstring), LB Jameel McClain (knee) and RB Andre Williams (shoulder) all were limited in practice.

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Giants | Andre Williams goes off in win

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 20:27:21 -0800

New York Giants RB Andre Williams rushed for a season-high 131 yards in Week 14 against the Tennessee Titans, including a 50-yard touchdown scamper.

Fantasy Tip: Williams was a great FantasyScore addition with Rashad Jennings banged up and limited due to an ankle injury.

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