Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 6:36pm
Thursday, November 28, 2013, 10:22am
Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 7:40pm
Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Cowboys. Over the past four weeks, Rashad Jennings has been the #2 RB in fantasy, so it wouldn't make much sense to send him to the bench. McFadden's return is a concern, but Jennings still looks like a strong low-end RB1 play in a great matchup with a depleted Cowboys rush defense.
The question is how much McFadden will play based on the production of Rashad Jennings in his absence.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen said if McFadden is "fully healthy," both backs would play, but it doesn't sound as if Jennings is taking a back seat to anyone.
"You can't deny Rashad Jennings over the last month of the season has led the NFL in yards from scrimmage," Allen said. "I think he's earned the right and deserves the right to continue to get his carries and touches and we'll still do that."
Over the past four weeks, Jennings has been the #2 RB in fantasy, so it wouldn't make much sense to send him to the bench. McFadden's return is a concern, but Jennings still looks like a strong low-end RB1 play in a great matchup with a depleted Cowboys rush defense.
Monday, November 25, 2013, 6:06pm
The Raiders are on record as saying Rashard Jennings will continue to get his touches even when McFadden returns, leaving McFadden as a pretty risky option against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, if he is activated. McFadden said he hopes to play but should probably be avoided at least this week.
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 2:41pm
Friday, November 22, 2013, 6:24pm
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 6:48pm
Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. McFadden is likely out this week, though HC Dennis Allen said that he's "definitely getting closer" to a return. If he's out, it would leave Rashad Jennings as a low-end RB1 against the Titans' shaky rush defense.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 6:45pm
Monday, November 18, 2013, 9:39am
"(Rashad Jennings has) been a guy we've called on to come in and run the ball and he's done a great job at it,'' Allen said. "As he continues to run the ball like he's doing, he's going to continue to get opportunities to run the ball.''
Jennings signed as an unrestricted free agent after averaging 2.8 yards per carry in Jacksonville last season. Jennings has 340 yards on 57 carries, averaging 6.0 yards per carry in his last three games. He is second to Terrelle Pryor in rushing with 480 yards. He has a couple of very favorable matchups in Weeks 12 and 13 with Tennessee and Dallas on the schedule.
Friday, November 15, 2013, 6:00pm
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6:02pm
Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. McFadden is not expected back this week. Rashad Jennings will continue to start for the Raiders. Consider him a low-end RB2 against the Texans.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 6:19pm
Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. McFadden is not expected back this week. Rashad Jennings will continue to start for the Raiders. Consider him a low-end RB2 against the Texans.
Monday, November 11, 2013, 6:21pm
McFadden continues to be out with a hamstring injury.
Friday, November 8, 2013, 6:22pm
Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 10. McFadden re-injured his hamstring, so we're probably looking at a multi-week injury. Rashad Jennings should be a decent RB2/flex start due to his probable workload.