Fantasy football waiver wire, Week 16: Andre Williams may handle workload, Rashad Jennings injured again
Rashad Jennings is once again dealing with an ankle injury, leaving Andre Williams as the primary back in New York. We take a look at his fantasy value moving forward.
Rashad Jennings played just one snap in Sunday’s win over Washington, but Andre Williams didn’t overly impress with his inherited workload. Williams rushed for 44 yards on 18 carries, adding one reception for 9 yards.
Once Williams took over lead back duties, he saw virtually no competition. At this point, it’s unlikely that Jennings will see the field for the remainder of the regular season. The New York Giants will likely activate some players for backfield help moving forward, but it’s Williams’ job to lose for just two more games.
Fantasy impact: In all fairness, Washington is one of the more stingy teams in fantasy points allowed to running backs. However, Williams hasn’t proven to be anything above average for the majority of the season. His season-high performance was against one of the softest defenses in the league. His date with the St. Louis Rams is an intimidating one.
He’s worth a flex consideration simply due to the quantity of touches he’ll likely get. Of course, it’s always possible that Jennings suits up again, but he’s far from 100 percent. Williams will likely maintain the workload out of the backfield for the remainder of the season.