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Fantasy Football Stock Report: Projecting the New York Giants backfield

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“Rashad Jennings is likely to be the primary running back on first and second downs, given his ability to run, block and catch out of the backfield. I would expect him to get around 15-18 carries a game. Shane Vereen will be the primary third down back, and get some action on earlier downs as well. He’ll probably get around 5-10 carries a game.”

John Schmeelk,

Per Rotoworld, Rashad Jennings averaged just under 20 carries per game to finish out the Giants’ 2015 season and it seems as if they want to keep that rolling into 2016. Jennings’ health will be the key, as he has rookie Paul Perkins breathing down his neck for early-down opportunities. Shane Vereen has third down duties on lock, so neither will be huge or consistent fantasy options in 2016.

“I had 50 catches last year, so I just want to be a guy who people look at me and say, ‘he’s one of the top backs in the league hands-down. Somebody that you have to respect and know where he’s at on every snap.”

Mark Ingram via New Orleans Advocate

Mark Ingram performed like a RB1 through 12 games until his season was once again cut short due to injury, but it looks like he wants to prove that his 50 grabs were not a statistical outlier. It has never been the talent with the former Alabama star, but it has been his inability to stay on the field. If Ingram can play 14-plus games, he can easily be a top-five fantasy back.

“Zach Zenner enters the competition as the fan favorite, and it’s reasonable to call the former undrafted rookie out of South Dakota State the early front-runner. After missing most of his debut season in 2015 with broken ribs and a punctured lung, he’s back at full strength and taking much of the first-team reps in the early stages of the offseason.”

Justin Rogers,

We have been updating our readers on Ameer Abdullah’s emergence as the every-down back in Detroit, yet it looks like we may have a vulture issue with Zach Zenner leading the way to be the thunder to Abdullah’s lightning. We did not expect Adbullah to take every carry in Detroit, but it looks like Zenner or old friend Stevan Ridley (if healthy) will be stealing six points from Abdullah throughout the season.

“The Texans envision a multidimensional role for [Braxton] Miller. He could line up at several positions, have a role on special teams returning kicks. With his background, he’s an ideal fit for any Wildcat plays that offensive coordinator George Godsey might call after running some of those plays last season with wide receiver Cecil Shorts and running back Jonathan Grimes.”

Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle

Braxton Miller has been the best athlete on every field he has ever touched and it looks like Bill O’Brien feels the same way. The Texans used their third rounder on the former Buckeye, who transformed himself from a quarterback to a receiver last season, and it looks like they will want to utilize his elite athleticism in multiple ways. We do not see a reason to draft Miller quite yet, but if he polishes his route running, he could be a possible dynasty target in a year-or-two.

Not strictly fantasy:

  • So, I guess Ciara believes that Future wants to murder Russell Wilson. That would be unfortunate for Doug Baldwin’s draft stock.
  • Jag’s RB Denard Robinson was found asleep at the wheel in a retention pond. Weirdly enough, he was completely sober and was not charged with a DUI.
  • Screw Kevin Durant, but this is pretty funny.


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