There was some concern of New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings not getting a featured load with the team this season. As it turns out, Jennings has been a three-down back and is even getting the goal-line work despite being a little undersized compared to rookie Andre Williams.
On the season, Jennings has 286 rushing yards, 95 receiving yards, eight receptions and two scores in three games. He's coming off a magnificent 176-yard game against the Texans and will look to carry that momentum against Washington on Thursday.
Surprisingly, Washington has been fantastic against the run, ranking third in rushing yards allowed per game and no rushing touchdowns. Of course, the Jacksonville Jaguars only putting up 25 yards in Week 2 helped their averages. For what it's worth, nobody allowed more rushing touchdowns than Washington last year, and it's not like they made many improvements in the offseason. In other words, that No. 3 rank is a fluke.
Jennings has to be in your lineup this week as a strong RB2. He should have a score and clear the 100-yard plateau.