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New York Giants’ Rashad Jennings May Be a 2014 Fantasy Draft Bargain

May 31st, 2014 at 11:00 AM
By Dan Benton

In recent days and weeks, projections for the upcoming fantasy football season have been kicked into high gear. As the diehards and cyber General Managers begin to prepare their 2014 draft strategies, fantasy experts over at NFL Network have also begun adding their two cents. And included among their list of potential fantasy draft bargains was none other than New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings.

Rashad Jennings, RB, New York Giants: Despite the fact that he started just a handful of games for the Oakland Raiders last season, Jennings still ranked among the 25-best running backs in fantasy football. Now the projected feature back for the G-Men, he can be had in the middle rounds as a flex starter with the potential to emerge into a solid No. 2 running back.

The value of a team's  No. 1 running back — regardless of fantasy league size and setup — is always significant. In most non-quarterback heavy league's, depth at running back will either win you a trophy or land you in the basement. As such, Jennings does offer a potential bargain for mid-to-late round hunters — especially in early drafts before players begin to catch wind of his anticipated role.

While there's been much talk about the Giants going with a three-headed monster, the reality is that David Wilson has not yet been cleared for contact and Andre Williams is a rookie who brings little or no value as a receiving threat. Accordingly, that makes Jennings the most valuable Giants back from a fantasy perspective by far.

However, early Walter Football projections have Jennings set to gain only 800 yards on the ground, an additional 300 through the air with six total touchdowns.

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4 Responses to “New York Giants’ Rashad Jennings May Be a 2014 Fantasy Draft Bargain”

  1.  GOAT56 says:

    The NFL is so secretive about these suspensions but I don’t understand why the if a player grants permission why they can’t release details. I don’t know if Hill’s story is true but it definitely appears he’s not guilty of a clear cut violation. Look no further than Daryl Washington who was suspended the first 4 games last year just like Hill and got caught again but is suspended for the entire 2014 season. It doesn’t say Hill is innocent but it does say what he did is lessor.

    Roster wise what happen yesterday is we basically will have 2 more roster spots than we otherwise might have had. Keeping 2 QBs was always possible but now I think it’s close to a given. Also because Hill will be suspended Demps, Berhe and Taylor can all make the 53 man roster.

  2.  Since 1963 says:

    As a resident of the state of Washington, where marijuana is legal, I wonder how long it will take for a member of the Seahawks to fail a drug test and claim that state law trumps NFL rule. (The same, of course, could happen in Denver.) I’m not a lawyer, but I gather that employers can set any standards so long as they’re not discriminatory or impose unfair hardship, so, in theory, all fifty states could legalize pot, and the NFL could still keep its rule. Even so, I suspect the NFL will find itself under legal siege over this, sooner or later.

    •  NM-GIANT says:

      To make a statement to the NFL, What would happen if every NFL player or the majority of players took a hit of weed before taking there piss test. What would the NFL do? they would have to close up shop for a season no, or would they change the rules on certain drugs like marijuana.

  3.  Since 1963 says:

    Interesting idea, but the NFL isn’t the only employer that tests. I’m sure that Home Depot, for instance, doesn’t want its fork-lift drivers toking up before moving around pallets of two-by-fours.

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