The New York Football Giants (3-3) head into an important clash with the division leading Dallas Cowboys (5-1) with an injury report that has just three members. But that does not tell the entire story as New York needs to revamp its lineup again after two more season ending injuries. The Cowboys had eight players who did not practice on Wednesday.
When the New York Giants drafted Andre Williams in the fourth round in May, the move was seen as an insurance policy at running back.
The Giants (3-2) are back and ready to make a run at the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. And the next two weeks should tell the story.
In his first season with Big Blue, Jennings has carried the ball 91 times for 396 yards (4.4 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. He’s also caught 11 passes for 109 yards.
The Falcons have set a tone for their season: it appears they are going to be quite formidable at home, and rather timid when they go on the road.
Rashad Jennings carried the ball a career-high 34 times against the Texans, and it would be unrealistic to expect him to repeat that workload.
Here’s a look at the key fantasy players on the Giants and Redskins, and our recommendations on who to start and sit in your fantasy football lineup.
Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning clearly must have Thursday night’s game. Because once they get done with the Redskins, they face a series of challenges that have the potential to send them to another season of despair.
The New York Football Giants were able to chalk one up in the win column on Sunday, as the squad raised its record to 1-2 on the season. The Washington Redskins have an identical 1-2 record, after losing a heart-breaker 37-34 at Philadelphia on Sunday. Both team face a short turnaround in preparing for their Thursday night battle.
After a couple off iffy performances, the 11-year veteran hit 75 percent of his passes (21 of 28), threw two touchdowns and did not turn the ball over in a 30-17 win over Houston on Sunday. His quarterback rating was a whopping 123.2.
Jennings responded with career highs of 34 carries and 176 yards, including a 1-yard TD run that made it 14-0 late in the first half.
Rashad Jennings’ efforts to motivate his teammates Sunday worked wonders, especially for him. Now, the object is keeping the team together week after week.
Rashad Jennings ran for a career-high 176 yards and a touchdown and Eli Manning threw two TD passes as the New York Giants overcame some early mistakes and beat the suddenly error-prone Houston Texans 30-17 on Sunday.
The two-time Super Bowl MVP told Mike Francesa on Monday during his weekly spot on WFAN that despite their 0-2 record, the Giants aren’t as far away from turning the season around as many think.
The 2014 season is beginning like a repeat of the 2013 campaign for the New York Football Giants. Even with Arizona starting quarterback Carson Palmer sidelined with a bad shoulder, the G-men could not take advantage of backup Drew Stanton seeing his first action since 2010 and handed the Cardinals a 25-14 victory at the Meadowlands.