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In standard leagues - Jennings is a good RB2 who should be very productive.
In PPR leagues - He is a high end RB2. Catches a lot of passes, and is also a good runner.
Either way - This guy is being severely underrated this year. Better than most people realize.
I'm not as high on him as the other post. He played very well when given the opportunity in Oakland last season and I picked him up and frequently started him in 2 leagues, but Jennings has issues which cause me to downgrade him to the low end RB2 range.
He's not an efficient goal line back and cedes close in TD work to Williams and Hillis. Coughlin's tendency is to run the ball close in as much as anyone, but that doesn't help Jennings and capping his close in TD potential hurts.
Jennings all around skillset is good, but not outstanding. The OC won't specially scheme to get the ball to him in space as typically occurs with high talent playmakers and that hurts his volume of touches.
And there are a number of miscellaneous issues that collectively cause a slight bump down in value. He's never been the lead back, so how well does he hold up? Coughlin typically favors a committee system: how significant is the timeshare split? Does McAdoo's scheme follow the Packers habit of rarely involving the back in the receiving game? Is the OLine improved or are the issues evident in preseason endemic? What is to be made of Jennings' supposed problems in pass protection (he graded out in the top 15 at that skill last season)?
Finally, and most importantly, this offense has been stinking up the preseason. If it's truly as bad as it appears...and I don't think it is...you don't want to invest here.
I think so. high end rb2 with rb1 upside any given week, especially in ppr. people are so obsessed with "big name" guys, so seeing rashad jennings on your roster doesnt look pretty or nice. CJ spiller looks way better on paper, but rashad jennings with outperform him this year, and i dont really think its even close. spiller gets almost no 3rd down work, and comes out when they get in the red zone. he also never gets goal line looks. yea, andre williams may steal some goal lines, but he wont steal all of them. plus jennings is a 3 down back, and is very good at receiving and pass protection, so coughlin will absolutely trust him more, leading to many more snaps than williams. rashad isn't exceptional at anything, but is good at all things. he isn't a sexy name, but will be very reliable. take him and make sure you handcuff him with williams, cause if rashad goes down, williams becomes an absolute workhorse back.
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