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Giants | Andre Williams on the hot seat

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:41:10 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams likely needs a stellar training camp to avoid being cut, in the opinion of SNY's John Fennelly.

Fantasy Tip: Williams has done very little in his first two seasons. He would need that stellar camp and then some to be worth taking as an RB5 right now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: SNY - John Fennelly

Giants | Andre Williams drawing praise from coach

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:30:40 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams is poised for a bounce-back year in the opinion of head coach Ben McAdoo.

Fantasy Tip: It is unclear exactly what McAdoo means by "bounce-back year" for Williams, whose best season was averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rookie in 2014. Williams reportedly dropped weight in the offseason, but he has no business stealing reps from Rashad Jennings or rookie Paul Perkins unless he has completely transformed his running style. Consider him an extreme longshot to be a fantasy factor in 2016.

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

Giants | Orleans Darkwa playing catch-up

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:21:53 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) missed the entire spring practice sessions due to a lower leg injury, and that set him back in the pecking order among the team's tailbacks. He is expected to battle RB Andre Williams for the No. 3 job, while RB Bobby Rainey is also in the mix. The team invested a fifth round pick on RB Paul Perkins, so he is expected to make the team, too.

Fantasy Tip: The winner of the No. 3 job will be behind Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen on the depth chart, so they can mostly be avoided in all fantasy leagues initially.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Paul Schwartz

Giants | Andre Williams fighting for spot?

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:35:03 -0700

New York Giants RBs Andre Williams and Orleans Darkwa are likely competing with each other for a roster spot, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.

Fantasy Tip: Williams hasn't played to his full potential in his first two seasons, but he did have a solid rookie campaign two years ago. Darkwa hasn't really done much in New York, and he may be the odd man out. Williams is the more intriguing fantasy option, but even he should be viewed as a late-round flier.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Paul Schwartz

Giants | Andre Williams quicker during OTAs

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 06:49:14 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams appeared quicker and more fluid after transforming his body in the offseason, and he caught the ball out of the backfield well, according to NJ.com's James Kratch.

Fantasy Tip: The Giants backfield was a fantasy mess in 2015 because of the committee approach, and it doesn't project to be much different this season. Williams scored seven touchdowns in his rookie season but dropped to just a single score last year and only received 88 rushing attempts and three targets. At this point, Williams is a speculative flier to grab late in cavernous leagues and should be left to the waiver wire in most setups.

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

Giants | Andre Williams shed weight over offseason

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 16:57:11 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams said his body change was drastic after losing 12 pounds over the offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Williams is hardly on the fantasy radar as it stands, but he did score seven touchdowns in his rookie campaign, and his plodding running style might be a thing of the past with him in better shape. Still, leave Williams to the waiver wire in most leagues, as he is nothing more than a speculative stash in setups with deep benches.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Giants.com - Michael Eisen

Giants | Minimal impact from Paul Perkins?

Thu, 12 May 2016 14:05:17 -0700

New York Giants rookie RB Paul Perkins isn't expected to have much of an impact in his rookie season, in the opinion of Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. Vacchiano anticipates RB Andre Williams to have the first shot at being the short-yardage running back and Jennings' backup, with RB Shane Vereen reprising his pass-catching and third-down role.

Fantasy Tip: Rashad Jennings will start, but the hype train on Perkins may need to hit the brakes a little bit before the season starts. Perkins will need to work his way up to take playing time away from Jennings, Williams and Vereen, so don't draft him as more than a speculative RB5 in traditional leagues.

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

Giants | Andre Williams still a Giant

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:12:24 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams won't be outworked by anyone, according to head coach Ben McAdoo, who said not to give up on the running back.

Fantasy Tip: A good work ethic is all well and good, but that hasn't translated much to the field of late for Williams. His 2015 season was a big letdown after he ran for 721 yards and seven touchdowns in his rookie year in 2014. There's still a role for him on the Giants, apparently, so don't completely rule out drafting him.

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

Giants | Andrew Williams could be released

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:21:30 -0800

New York Giants RB Andre Williams isn't versatile enough in today's NFL and could be released this offseason. Former head coach Tom Coughlin had a soft spot for Williams.

Fantasy Tip: Williams had just 88 carries for 257 yards and one touchdown after scoring seven times in 2014. He was little used by the G-Men in 2015 and doesn't have much of a role moving forward. Williams is a bruiser in short-yardage and goal-line situations, but he's too hard to rely on in most fantasy formats.

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

Giants | Orleans Darkwa, Shane Vereen do little

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 22:34:24 -0800

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa carried three times for 10 yards in the Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins Monday, Dec. 14, and he added a six-yard catch. RB Shane Vereen had one grab for 10 yards and one carry for no gain. RB Andre Williams ran three times for just three yards.

Fantasy Tip: Darkwa appears to slowly (and unofficially) have jumped Vereen and Williams on the depth chart for the second spot on the running backs pecking order. Still, as long as Rashad Jennings is healthy none of the trio is worth a look in most fantasy formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

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