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Andre Williams

New York Giants
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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.

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

Giants | Peyton Hillis moves up the depth chart

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:20:54 -0700

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis has moved up to the No. 2 RB on the team's depth chart with RB Andre Williams as the No. 3 RB.

Fantasy Tip: If Williams continues to play like he did in the team's first preseason game, he will move up the depth chart and his fantasy football value will continue to rise.

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

Giants | David Wilson not allowed to return

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:02:01 -0700

New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) has been shut down by team doctors because of the neck injury he suffered last week, according to a source. It is believed the injury could be career ending.

Fantasy Tip: Rashad Jennings likely will be the team's starting running back with Wilson not being able to compete for the job. Jennings should be considered a low-end No. 2 or No. 3 running back in most leagues. Andre Williams could become more valuable with this news and should be seen as a No. 4 running back.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Josina Anderson

Giants | Running back roles shaping up

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:26:14 -0700

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis handled the bulk of the repetitions with the second-team offense Thursday, July 31. RB Michael Cox is also in the mix. RB Andre Williams continued to receive most of the goal line carries.

Fantasy Tip: Whoever wins the backup spot has RB5 value.

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

Giants | David Wilson's career likely over

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:48:17 -0700

New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) "needs a miracle" from his surgeon's evaluation to be able to continue his playing career, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Wilson had some value as a RB4 or RB5. However, his career, and obviously his fantasy prospects for 2014, are in serious doubt. Andre Williams, Peyton Hillis or Michael Cox could elevate to RB5 status.

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

Giants | Could use three-man rotation at RB

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:18:00 -0700

New York Giants RBs Rashad Jennings, David Wilson and Andre Williams could be used in a three-man rotation this season to keep Jennings fresh.

Fantasy Tip: Jennings will be the lead back with Wilson in to change the pace. Williams could be the goal line back. Jennings is a decent RB3 with Wilson an RB4. Williams could be a decent flier as an RB5 with upside in TD-only leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Bergen Record - Art Stapleton

Giants | Andre Williams used as goal-line back

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:53:42 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams served as the team's goal-line back Tuesday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen if Williams becomes the next Brandon Jacobs for the Giants, but as long as he is receiving regular touches around the goal line, he is relevant for fantasy purposes. He will likely be a touchdown-dependent option, but he is still worth grabbing late in drafts to provide some depth at the RB spot.

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

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