Posted: 8/11/2016 3:08 pm UTC
New York Giants RB Andre Williams saw first-team reps in practice Wednesday, Aug. 10. Beat writer Jordan Raanan said Williams is in the lead for the No. 2 job behind RB Rashad Jennings.
Huddle Up: Williams has been a bit of a disappointment since coming out of Boston College, averaging just 3.2 yards per carry. He is a short-yardage and goal line type back who is not draftable, regardless of what the depth chart might say. His touchdown total dipped from seven to one from 2014 to 2015, so it's debatable if Williams will even pop in scoring-only leagues.
Posted: 6/29/2016 5:06 am UTC
New York Giants RBs Andre Williams and Orleans Darkwa are likely competing with each other for a roster spot, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.
Huddle Up: With exciting fifth-round rookie Paul Perkins added to the N.Y. RB mix headed by Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen, Williams and Darkwa have fallen even farther off the fantasy radar. Keep your draft distance.
Posted: 6/13/2016 5:06 am UTC
New York Giants RB Andre Williams appeared quicker and more fluid after transforming his body in the offseason, and he caught the ball out of the backfield well, according to NJ.com's James Kratch.
Huddle Up: The 2014 fourth-round pick certainly is going to have to show a little extra something this summer as the Giants' RB stable keeps growing, with fifth-round pick Paul Perkins joining the mix.
Posted: 3/24/2016 5:03 pm UTC
New York Giants RB Andre Williams won't be outworked by anyone, according to head coach Ben McAdoo, who said not to give up on the running back.
Huddle Up: We had hoped it was deposed Giants coach Tom Coughlin whom Williams had the incriminating photos of, but apparently it's McAdoo. What other reason can there be for the Giants continuing to give the league's most inefficient back opportunities? Unless it's a pre-draft smokescreen as the Giants eye Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott with the 10th overall pick...
Posted: 8/25/2015 10:08 pm UTC
New York Giants RB Andre Williams could overtake RB Rashad Jennings as the lead back sometime this season, maybe even to open the season. Williams has worked on his receiving game this offseason and studied Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's patience with the ball.
Huddle Up: The raw numbers (5 rushes-11 yards, 1 catch-16 yards) say the second-year Williams isn't exactly tearing it up this preseason, but it sounds like he's showing some definite strides in practice. Something to definitely keep an eye on as Williams is currently the 49th RB being drafted, on average, while Jennings is 24th and Shane Vereen is 39th.
Posted: 12/08/2014 5:12 pm UTC
New York Giants RB Andre Williams rushed for a season-high 131 yards in Week 14 against the Tennessee Titans, including a 50-yard touchdown scamper.
Huddle Up: Rashad Jennings was active but lightly used as the Giants rolled, so Williams saw plenty of work against the softest run D in the league--and paid dividends to fantasy owners who took a chance on him.
Posted: 10/07/2014 10:10 pm UTC
New York Giants RB Andre Williams has the confidence of head coach Tom Coughlin and the rest of the coaching staff that he can take on a bigger workload with RB Rashad Jennings (knee) injured. 'I am very confident (in Williams taking a bigger role),' Coughlin said. 'The other thing that he did that was great was the third-and-seven first-down run. A lot of that was on his own outside the flank of our blockers. He was able to pick up that first down. That was really indicative of people trying to tackle the ball and get the ball out, and he made that play. When you have a young guy, you really get into great, great detail even more about pass protection. He has done a good job when he has been in there. He is going to have to do even better.'
Huddle Up: As a No. 2 back, the fourth-round pick and 2,177-yard rusher at Boston College last season, has rushed for 170 yards and 2 TDs on 54 carries and has even caught 4 passes for 25 yards so far. 131 of his 170 yards and both of his TDs have come over the last 2 games, and now he'll be the lead back for the new next few weeks on one of the league's most rapidly improving offenses. In other words, the rookie is definitely a must-add if he's somehow still available in your league.