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Rashad Jennings 2014 Season Outlooknew team, not much competition, improved o-line


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#1 RMJ_12

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:24 PM

it looks like the job is his and only his since andre brown is gone.  the o-line has improved a little bit, is this guy gonna be a steal where he's drafted?

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:29 PM

David Wilson is presumably still a factor and there is still the draft.
When the season starts, I see Jennings in a complimentary role (8-14 touches) rather than as the Giants feature back...
Nice player, but not the guy.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:33 PM

Not a fan, David Wilson gets fumbling under control he is a much better back. Thought they shouldve went after MJD, he has some still left in the tank, just got tired of giving his all for losers, the Randy complex
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:20 PM

View PostWinky, on 18 March 2014 - 12:29 PM, said:

David Wilson is presumably still a factor


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:28 PM

View PostWinky, on 18 March 2014 - 12:29 PM, said:

David Wilson is presumably still a factor and there is still the draft.
When the season starts, I see Jennings in a complimentary role (8-14 touches) rather than as the Giants feature back...
Nice player, but not the guy.

So, you're saying that either David Wilson, Peyton Hillis, or some other RB not yet on the roster is going to be the NYG featured RB in 2014.  What leads you to this conclusion?  Is it David Wilson fumbling away the opportunity in both 2012 & 2013 or his assured full recovery from a serious neck injury (and subsequent surgery) that ended his 2013 season? Perhaps Hillis' stellar showing when signed off the street and forced into action in 2013?

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:40 PM

Wow... settle down.

I am saying David Wilson is far more gifted a RB than Jennings and if he is healthy, he is the guy.
If he is not healthy, then, yes, the primary ball carrier for the Giants is not yet on the roster.

Jennings is not a feature back.
I like him as a player, but he's 29 and I am not expecting a late career renaissance for him.
If the Giants are still concerned with Wilson, they will draft someone.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:05 PM

View PostWinky, on 18 March 2014 - 01:40 PM, said:

Wow... settle down.

I am saying David Wilson is far more gifted a RB than Jennings and if he is healthy, he is the guy.
If he is not healthy, then, yes, the primary ball carrier for the Giants is not yet on the roster.

Jennings is not a feature back.
I like him as a player, but he's 29 and I am not expecting a late career renaissance for him.
If the Giants are still concerned with Wilson, they will draft someone.

I dont think Wilson is the answer, his neck injury is just a disaster waiting to happen. My gut feeling is that Giants will get one in the draft.
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:11 PM

I think if NYG is smart they'll draft someone. Doesn't half to be early just a guy with some potential. I wouldn't trust Jennings to get me more than 12 carries a game. Their offense could use another playmaker or 2, even better if its a versatile guy out of the backfield

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:23 PM

Hmm.. Im in a weird predicament. I own Jennings (undrafted) in a keeper league, and was happy with his performance after McFadden went down. Great cause he got goal line carries and caught balls for PPR. Plus i think hes a strong back, atleast for Year 1 with Giants.

I would expect 12-15 touches a game from jennings and playing atleast 65% of the snaps.

Should I be considering keeping him in the 10th round or go with a better player like keep TY Hilton in the 7th round. I am not sure whos a better value.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 03:19 PM

Jennings, Wilson, Brown look like a very watered down version of  Earth, Wind and Fire  (Jacobs, Ward, Bradshaw)


Look their names even match up

Fantasy wise? Staying away from 'em all
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:43 PM

View Postripwalkertv, on 18 March 2014 - 03:19 PM, said:

Jennings, Wilson, Brown look like a very watered down version of  Earth, Wind and Fire  (Jacobs, Ward, Bradshaw)


Look their names even match up

Fantasy wise? Staying away from 'em all
I'll throw a late rounder on Wilson just for a lottery scratchoff. Could you imagine paying a seventh for a starting running back if he stays healthy? Could be a great buy low candidate barring the price tag.
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:16 PM

Can't say I agree with you there. There is still major value around 7. Coughlin knows there is now way he can be a lead back in the NFL. Heck even I know that. He's a compliment to a bigger back.
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:48 PM

I'm not sure the Giants really think and are hoping Wilson can come back as the feature back as they so embarrassingly attempted last year. He looks like a complimentary, 6-10 touches a week, guy with a fringe starting RB talent like Jennings picking up the rest of the dirty work as well as goal line looks.

Wilson is a roll of the dice to try and grasp at boom or bust flex value next year, whereas Jennings looks like an RB3 with pretty decent TD potential. Not crazy about Jennings as a player at all, but his fantasy situation could disclose flex, even RB2 upside with  guy that should be hogging the rushTD upside I suspect. I sure don't see Wilson getting goalline carries, and someone in that backfield is liable for at LEAST 6-8 TDs. And the key is Andre is gone, so Coughlin needs a strong back to replace Brown with at the goal line. And despite marginal talent, Jennings can fill-in decently as a 15touch guy.

Of course drafting an RB, especially in the first 3 rounds would do a lot. I agree with the above poster, there's not enough to work with here, they could do a lot with a Mason, Hill or Carey type in May.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:59 PM

He can be a 20 touch guy and produce RB2 value. However, I have no idea how the Giants are going to use him. If he isn't a feature back then probably everyone above is right. What I know they are wrong about is his individual quality as a runner. He ran great in Oakland for a bad team when he was given the chance.
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Posted 19 March 2014 - 01:30 AM

View Postfunkybudda, on 18 March 2014 - 02:05 PM, said:

I dont think Wilson is the answer, his neck injury is just a disaster waiting to happen.
I said the same thing about Peyton Manning.  Boy do I feel silly!
I don't think Wilson will end up being a stud 20 touch guy, but I also think his fumbling issue is over blown.
AP puts the ball on the ground constantly, no one says a word.  Regardless, if Wilson is cleared to play, there's no reason the giants won't put him on the field, even if only in a change of pace role.  I agree, he could be a factor.  That doesn't mean he'll be the lead dog, just one potential reason to not get over zealous on Jennings is all.
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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:18 AM

I think the missing note here is that Coughlin's Giants never really "feature" a back to begin with.
The 1-2 punch of Wilson/Jennings just has the aroma of unfinished business.

If the Giants go into the season with this starting tandem, it speaks to Wilson's health, but it is also just a stopgap measure.
Seems like a bonafide job share... a poor man's Spiller/Jackson.
Wilson is obviously the homerun hitter and he's a bit underrated at the stripe while Jennings is the bigger RB and is a reasonable pass protector.

This combo just has too many question marks to be considered complete.  
I do not think the Giants backfield is set yet.

Guys like MJD, Andre Brown, Blount, Moreno, & Mendenhall (retired*) are all still out there.
Nothing splashy here which would be typical for the Giants, but signing any of these guys will muddy the waters even further... and then there is still the draft.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:55 AM

Jennings is the guy to own here if they don't sign any other backs. I don't get why they won't resign Brown on the cheap. I bet they draft a midround RB to groom.

RB3/Flex with room to grow.

He showed what he is capable of last year while healthy.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 12:12 PM

I expect Jennings to put up similar numbers as andre brown briefly did last year

He had 1000+ total yards while averaging only 13 touches/game ... Doesnt need a big workload to produce.

A poor man's Jackson/Spiller is exactly what I expect from Jennings/Wilson this year.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 06:18 PM

View PostWinky, on 19 March 2014 - 08:18 AM, said:

I think the missing note here is that Coughlin's Giants never really "feature" a back to begin with.
The 1-2 punch of Wilson/Jennings just has the aroma of unfinished business.

If the Giants go into the season with this starting tandem, it speaks to Wilson's health, but it is also just a stopgap measure.
Seems like a bonafide job share... a poor man's Spiller/Jackson.
Wilson is obviously the homerun hitter and he's a bit underrated at the stripe while Jennings is the bigger RB and is a reasonable pass protector.

This combo just has too many question marks to be considered complete.  
I do not think the Giants backfield is set yet.

Guys like MJD, Andre Brown, Blount, Moreno, & Mendenhall (retired*) are all still out there.
Nothing splashy here which would be typical for the Giants, but signing any of these guys will muddy the waters even further... and then there is still the draft.

Fair point. Coughlin isn't aching to even feature back. He is prone to always finding multiple capable RB's that can be in a timeshare. I still maintain Jennings having the most upside as a true feature back, but even as a timeshare guy that can get 13-15 touches could definitely merit low-end RB2 status.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 09:16 AM

View PostFFCollusion, on 19 March 2014 - 01:30 AM, said:

View Postfunkybudda, on 18 March 2014 - 02:05 PM, said:

I dont think Wilson is the answer, his neck injury is just a disaster waiting to happen.
I said the same thing about Peyton Manning.  Boy do I feel silly!
I don't think Wilson will end up being a stud 20 touch guy, but I also think his fumbling issue is over blown.
AP puts the ball on the ground constantly, no one says a word.  Regardless, if Wilson is cleared to play, there's no reason the giants won't put him on the field, even if only in a change of pace role.  I agree, he could be a factor.  That doesn't mean he'll be the lead dog, just one potential reason to not get over zealous on Jennings is all.

There's a huge difference between rb and qb and neck injuries. At 6'5, Peyton may sustain a couple sacks n a couple more knockdowns a game but as a 5'9 rb, Wilson has to take tackles head on on just about every play he touches the ball or picks up a blitz. Also AP can fumble all he wants as long as hes the only offensive weapon they have and he is still one of the top workhorse rbs for the past 8 years. Fumble a ball on Coughlin's team and you're riding the bench as a punishment. Keep fumbling and you'll be replaced. I agree that he will be a change of pace back and he could be a factor though. Hes a homerun hitter and all he needs is one big play to salvage a fantasy week but to compare his fumbling issue to AP's is ridiculous and to compare his neck injury to Peytons doesnt take all the factors into consideration

All of that considered, and what i saw of Jennings when McFadden went down, I'd say Jennings is the lead back with a complementary role from Wilson. Wouldn't want to own either but if the price is right, anyone is worth a shot.

Edited by justzeetip, 20 March 2014 - 09:20 AM.

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