The Chargers have claimed RB Andre Williams off waivers from the Giants. He's worth knowing about in an RB corps that recently lost Branden Oliver for the season, but Williams will still need Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead to go down before he'll become relevant. Even then, we're talking about a guy who failed to deliver for the Giants.
The Giants have waived 3rd-year RB Andre Williams. It's no surprise after he averaged 3.3 yards per carry and 2.8 yards per carry in his 1st 2 seasons. Shane Vereen, Paul Perkins, Orleans Darkwa and Bobby Rainey remain on the roster behind starter Rashad Jennings -- at least for now.
Giants insider James Kratch believes Andre Williams "appears to have all but won the backup running back job." That's behind lead runner Rashad Jennings. Shane Vereen remains locked in as New York's passing-down back. It's pretty remarkable that Williams is getting another shot after averaging 3.3 and 2.9 yards per carry, respectively, in his first 2 NFL seasons. He's mustered just 3.7 yards per carry on 15 totes this preseason. We're not interested in him in fantasy drafts. Rookie Paul Perkins could still make a run at Williams' spot on the depth chart this year.
Giants RB Andre Williams told NJ.com this week that he has shed about 10 pounds since the end of last season. "I like how I feel right now," he said. "I feel faster, stronger, more flexible and more explosive than I've ever been." That came after OC-turned-HC Ben McAdoo projected a "bounce-back year" for Williams at February's Scouting Combine. We're not buying it after Williams averaged 3.3 yards per rush as a rookie and then 2.9 last season. And now the Giants have added RB Paul Perkins (plus Bobby Rainey) to a backfield that already sported Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen, Williams and Orleans Darkwa. That doesn't seem like a vote of confidence for Williams. We'll see what this summer says.
Giants RB Andre Williams (shoulder) is active for today’s
game against the Eagles. It’s unclear
exactly how touches will be divvied between Williams and RB Rashad Jennings,
who is back from his ankle injury. Both
guys are shaky Week 17 fantasy plays against a solid Philly run defense.