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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:33:21 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers are interested in Boston College RB Andre Williams.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:33:02 -0700
The New England Patriots are interested in Boston College RB Andre Williams.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:32:43 -0700
The New York Jets are interested in Boston College RB Andre Williams.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:32:26 -0700
The Cleveland Browns are interested in Boston College RB Andre Williams.
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.
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.