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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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Giants | Rashad Jennings to miss Week 14?

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:30:35 -0800

New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) is still recovering from an ankle injury he suffered in Week 13. The team signed RB Chris Ogbonnaya Tuesday, Dec. 2, perhaps indicating that Jennings might not be able to go this week.

Fantasy Tip: Andre Williams ($4,500) would get the start if Jennings is unable to play and has a terrific matchup versus the Tennessee Titans, who have given up the most rushing yards to running backs this year.

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Giants | Andre Williams to continue to share

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:41:38 -0800

New York Giants RB Andre Williams is expected to continue to lose carries to RBs Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox.

Fantasy Tip: Williams ($3,800; 7.6% of your cap) had 12 carries in a lopsided game last week and faces a tough Seattle Seahawks defense in Week 10. Rashad Jennings (knee) is on the mend, so Williams' fantasy light is dimming. Look elsewhere this week on FantasyScore. Hillis and Cox aren't worth the flier.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Giants | Andre Williams could be part of rotation to start the year

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:46:26 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams could unseat RB Peyton Hillis as the power back by the start of the year and become a part of a three-man rotation with RB Rashad Jennings and RB David Wilson, according to Giants.com writers John Schmeelk and Dan Salomone.

Fantasy Tip: Jennings is the favorite to be the featured back, but with Wilson's injury history, there is a chance Williams could carve out a worthwhile role in the offense. He probably isn't worth drafting at this point, but he is worth keeping an eye on to see how his role develops.

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Giants | David Wilson update

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:09:50 -0700

New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) met with doctors Wednesday, June 4, and will do so again in July. He expects to be cleared for full contact in camp.

Fantasy Tip: Wilson will compete not only with his own health but also Rashad Jennings and rookie Andre Williams in this new offense. Wilson is still a notable late-rounds selection in most fantasy drafts.

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Giants | Andre Williams unsure of three-headed monster at RB

Fri, 23 May 2014 10:16:41 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams said he is unsure if the Giants will use a three-headed monster at running back with him, RB Rashad Jennings and RB David Wilson. "I can't really say they're going to build that three-headed monster," said Williams. "I'm not really too sure yet. I'm just getting here and learning as much as I can. I think each running back brings a lot of different specialties, and I'm just excited to see what we'll be able to do once we're out on the field."

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Giants | Andre Williams not a receiving threat

Fri, 23 May 2014 05:22:42 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams is a power back that doesn't figure to be much of a receiving threat. He has drawn comparisons to former Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner.

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Giants | Sign Andre Williams

Fri, 16 May 2014 10:24:40 -0700

The New York Giants signed RB Andre Williams Friday, May 16. Per NFL rules, all rookie deals are four years in length. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Giants | Second round grade on Andre Williams

Sat, 10 May 2014 13:51:00 -0700

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said the team had a second-round grade on RB Andre Williams.

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Giants | Hopeful Andre Williams provides competition

Sat, 10 May 2014 13:31:09 -0700

New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team is still hoping RB David Wilson (neck) is able to return, but that Andre Williams provides some competition at the position.

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Giants | Select Andre Williams in fourth round

Sat, 10 May 2014 09:43:37 -0700

The New York Giants have selected Boston College RB Andre Williams with the 113th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Steelers | Interested in Andre Williams

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:33:21 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers are interested in Boston College RB Andre Williams.

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Patriots | Interested in Andre Williams

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:33:02 -0700

The New England Patriots are interested in Boston College RB Andre Williams.

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Jets | Interested in Andre Williams

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:32:43 -0700

The New York Jets are interested in Boston College RB Andre Williams.

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Browns | Interested in Andre Williams

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:32:26 -0700

The Cleveland Browns are interested in Boston College RB Andre Williams.

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NFL | Andre Williams scheduled to meet with four teams

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:17:58 -0800

Boston College RB Andre Williams is scheduled to meet with the Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens at the NFL Scouting Combine.

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NFL | 33 tailbacks invited to Combine

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:46:35 -0800

Western Kentucky RB Antonio Andrews, Kent State RB Dri Archer, Notre Dame RB George Atkinson III, Colorado State RB Kapri Bibbs, LSU RB Alfred Blue, Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey, UNLV RB Tom Cornett, Alabama State RB Isaiah Crowell, Sam Houston State RB Timothy Flanders, Toledo RB David Fluellen, Florida State RB Devonta Freeman, Stanford RB Tyler Gaffney, Arizona State RB Marion Grice, LSU RB Jeremy Hill, Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde, UCF RB Storm Johnson, Missouri RB Henry Josey, Auburn RB Tre Mason, Georgia Southern RB Jerick McKinnon, San Diego State RB Adam Muema, Mississippi State RB LaDarius Perkins, USC RB Silas Redd, Washington RB Bishop Sankey, Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk, West Virginia RB Charles Sims, Syracuse RB Jerome Smith, Coastal Carolina RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas, Towson RB Terrance West, Wisconsin RB James White, Florida State RB James Wilder Jr., Boston College RB Andre Williams and Oklahoma RB Damien Williams have been invited to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.

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