Rashad Jennings still the RB1 in Oakland

Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

Raiders running back Darren McFadden was taking reps in practice and looking as if he'll be ready to play Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys.

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."

Fantasy Impact: 

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.

Filed Under: 2013, W13

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