Giants might use 3-man rotation in backfield, including rookie RB Andre Williams


Giants might use 3-man rotation in backfield, including rookie RB Andre Williams

Rashad Jennings @RashadJennings is the Giants' lead running back. That is known. David Wilson @4stillRunning, now that he has been medically cleared, should be the change-of-pace backup. That is pretty much a lock as long as he stays healthy.
But there could be room for a third consistent contributor to this running game. That is if you believe Art Stapleton, Giants reporter for the Bergen Record. He tweeted Tuesday that he "could see" Jennings, Wilson, and rookie running back Andre Williams being used in a rotation, "especially to keep Jennings fresh."

Fantasy Analysis:

It's only an opinion, but one that could have some merit. Williams actually worked with Eli Manning and the first-team offense during goal-line drills in today's practice. Wilson was with the second team.
Williams reportedly has a lot to work on in terms of technique, but if the Giants keep it simple and just ask him to convert by the goal line this year, they may be able to get the most out of the rookie while he polishes his all-around game on the side.
Williams is listed at 5-foot-11, 230 pounds. Jennings is no small dude either; he's 6-foot-1, 230 pounds. But last season's 163 carries with the Raiders marked a career high for him. Plus, Jennings has been injured fairly often in his career, including 2011 when he missed the entire season due to a knee injury.
Moving to such a rotation sounds smart for the Giants. But it will drive fantasy owners absolutely bonkers. Jennings is being drafted in the mid-20s among RBs. Maybe lower him just a tad until we get deeper into training camp and a better picture of how the carries in this backfield will be divvied up develops.

Art Stapleton via Twitter

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