Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen (34) makes a second quarter catch as Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) defends in the second quarter of Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
The Running Backs Fantasy Projection:
Especially in PPR leagues, Vereen is the most valuable Giants running back for 2015 Fantasy Football. Vereen will provide some good points for fantasy owners both as a rusher and a receiver out of the backfield. Expect the Giants to use a running back by committee approach which will decrease their fantasy value. Vereen is a good number 2 running back option and would be a perfect fit as your flex player.
Shane Vereen Projection: 500 rushing yards, 42 receptions 550 receiving yards. 2 rushing touchdowns, 4 receiving touchdowns.
Rashad Jennings figures to be the grind it out rusher for the Giants. In short yardage situations (goal line rushing attempts) Jennings will get the rock. Jennings will also be used as a receiver out of the backfield but less so than Vereen. If Jennings stays healthy (that’s a big if) than he has similar value to Vereen.
Rashad Jennings Projection: 750 rushing yards, 25 receptions, 125 receiving yards. 6 rushing touchdowns.
Andre Williams will be used more sparingly in the 2015 season than he was in his rookie season. He will be the change of pace back. Williams doesn’t have very high fantasy value unless he proves otherwise. Williams should go undrafted in many fantasy football drafts. Scoop him up if he becomes the main guy unexpectedly.
Andre Williams Projection: 3oo rushing yards
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