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Rashad Jennings could see more goal-line work, possible boost for fantasy value

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Recent roster moves by the New York Giants could lead to the team’s running back getting more opportunities to find the end zone. We explore the fantasy implications.

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New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings may see an increase in his carries around the goal line in 2016, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan on Tuesday. The Giants’ recent release of running back Andre Williams creates a few more opportunities for New York’s current backfield, and Raanan believes Jennings will carry the ball more this season as a result.

Fantasy Impact: After rushing for a personal best 863 yards last year, Jennings will be looking to rush for over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career when he takes the field for the Giants in 2016. The release of Williams will certainly help increase his chances at being able to do so.

A higher number of carries around the goal line could possibly turn Jennings into a top fantasy running back this season. He finished with only four touchdowns last season, but an increase in touches could possibly lead to Jennings’ touchdown total reaching double-digit value.

2016 could be the last year for Jennings to attempt at becoming one of the top running backs in the NFL. At 31, time is running out for the New York running back to significantly contribute to the team.