May 31, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Giants running back Andre Williams signs autographs during the 2014 NFLPA Rookie Premiere at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Rookie Andre Williams taking goal line snaps for the New York Giants

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Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants have been fantasy football nightmares for years. Since the Giants utilize a running back by committee approach, there is usually no way to tell who Coughlin will bring in in a certain situation.

To compound the issues for fantasy owners is the fact that Coughlin is notorious for putting running backs that fumble in the “dog house”, and essentially not playing that specific running back for a solid period of time.

With that being said, fantasy owners have tried to stay away from Giants running backs for years, but this year may be slightly different. Two weeks into training camp, and the Giants are still utilizing rookie running back Andre Williams in goal line situations. From Rotoworld:

Williams was first spotted in first-team goal-line packages more than a week ago, and nothing has changed. It’s a place the fourth-round rookie can contribute right away, as the 230-pound grinder has a ways to go in pass protection and as a receiver. Rashad Jennings has a potential vulture on his hands.

A “vulture” in fantasy football terms is a player that gets goal line carries and steals touchdowns from the main running back who gets yardage. Considering that a touchdown is worth 6 points in most every fantasy league, a vulture can be a very important tool on a team.

As the preseason is set to get underway, keep an eye out for Giants goal line situations to see if they stick with Williams during game situations.

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