Peyton Hillis Fantasy News

Giants signed Rashad Jennings to be the starter
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 11:02am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Giants beat writer Dan Graziano gives his take on the Giants backfield:

The Giants signed Rashad Jennings to be their starting running back. They believe he's ready at this stage of his career, after backing up guys like Maurice Jones-Drew in Jacksonville and Darren McFadden in Oakland, to handle a starter's workload. They believe he can catch the ball for them out of the backfield, that he can grind out yards between the tackles and that he's capable of delivering a big play. Assuming he picks up the blocking schemes and can help in pass protection, he's their guy.

That said, Wilson is still on the team, and if the 2012 first-round draft pick shows he's recovered from neck surgery, there is surely going to be a role for a player with his skills. The Giants are hearing good things about Wilson's recovery, but they know they can't count on him, so they signed Jennings and brought back Peyton Hillis in order to construct a backfield in case Wilson can't be a part of it.

I think their plan is for Jennings to get the bulk of the carries with Hillis as his backup, and if they are pleasantly surprised by Wilson's health and availability, they will find ways to work him into the offense. If healthy, he offers a lot.

Fantasy Impact:

Jennings was the #6 RB from Week 9 to Week 15 (when he was playing starter’s snaps for the Raiders) and that included a missed game against the Jets in Week 14. The team still believes in David Wilson, but Jennings is fully capable of winning the RB1 job outright. The Giants had a very difficult time running the ball in 2013, so they need to sort out the offensive line as well. Still, Jennings is a three-down back and has a relatively clear path to a starting gig. For a closer look at Jennings' potential workload and production, click here.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 8:58am

Jordan Raanan on Twitter - [Full Article]

Giants coach Tom Coughlin says the more they watched RB Rashad Jennings, the more they liked.

Fantasy Impact:

The tweet noted that the team thinks he's an 'all-purpose player' and that he's very good at screens, which leads us to believe he could potentially be a three-down back. That's something Peyton Hillis is not, and David Wilson, who is coming off a neck injury, has yet to prove. Jennings could be in store for a big workload in 2014.

Beat: Rashad Jennings expected to take over RB1 job
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 10:52am

NY Daily News - [Full Article]

The line in front of Eli Manning will undoubtedly be stronger after a miserable season that saw him constantly under pressure. And the rebuilding of the line should also thrill the soon-to-be 29-year-old Rashad Jennings, who gained 733 yards in 15 games (eight starts) with the Raiders last season. He figures to take over as the No. 1 back — a role he’s never had for a full season in four years in the NFL — and will split time either with David Wilson, if he recovers enough from neck surgery, or Peyton Hillis, who agreed to re-sign with the Giants on Tuesday for two years and $1.8 million.

Fantasy Impact:

Rashad Jennings was the #6 RB from Week 9 to Week 15 (when he was playing starter’s snaps for the Raiders) and that included a missed game against the Jets in Week 14. The team still believes in David Wilson, but Jennings is fully capable of winning the RB1 job outright. The Giants had a very difficult time running the ball in 2013, so they need to sort out the offensive line as well.

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Andre Brown leaves with concussion
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 9:06pm

bigblueview.com - [Full Article]

Giants RB Andre Brown left the game in overtime with a concussion.

Fantasy Impact:

That left Michael Cox as their only healthy running back, and resulted in tight end Bear Pascoe ending up with his first career carry, which went for two yards. Peyton Hillis suffered a concussion last week so the Giants will have a lot of questions at RB heading into Week 17.

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 2:34pm

Giants Inactives
Allen Bradford LB
Victor Cruz WR
David Diehl G
Peyton Hillis RB
Ryan Nassib QB
Jason Pierre-Paul DE
Cooper Taylor S

Fantasy Impact:

Rueben Randle will start at WR with Cruz out. Jerrel Jernigan is active and will work in as the 3rd WR.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 11:57am

Ralph Vacchiano, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Giants have placed RB Brandon Jacobs on injured reserve, possibly ending his Giants (and maybe his NFL) career.

Fantasy Impact:

Peyton Hillis will continue to hold some value as the Giants goal line back and the backup to Andre Brown.

Sunday, December 1, 2013, 7:12pm

Giants Inactives
Stephen Goodin G
Brandon Jacobs RB
Trumaine McBride CB
Ryan Nassib QB
Jason Pierre-Paul DE
Adrien Robinson TE
Corey Webster CB

Fantasy Impact:

Peyton Hillis is active and will back up Andre Brown.

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Hakeem Nicks OUT for Giants
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 2:55pm

Giants Inactives
Peyton Hillis RB
Markus Kuhn DT
Ryan Nassib QB
Hakeem Nicks WR
Dallas Reynolds OG
Adrien Robinson TE
Corey Webster CB

Fantasy Impact:

Rueben Randle becomes a nice play today against the Cowboys. Jerrel Jernigan and Louis Murphy could also see some work.

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