| Jennings expected to be Inactive -- Sun Dec 8 11:30 am --|
Marcel Reese to start at RB for Raiders
|Raiders RB Jennings not expected to go, they'll shift FB Marcel Reece over. Julius Thomas expected to go. Steelers L Bell gets the go too (Jay Glazier via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Rashad Jennings won't be cleared for Week 14. Reece won't be a recommended fantasy play against a tough Jets run defense but owners in desperation mode can certainly take a flier on him.
| Rashad Jennings yet to be cleared -- Fri Dec 6 8:00 pm --|
Will travel with team to New York
|Leading rusher Rashad Jennings has yet to pass all the concussion tests mandated by the NFL but will travel with the team Friday in hopes of being ready to face the New York Jets. "He's still not cleared yet so we've really got the rest of today and tomorrow and we'll see how he's feeling tomorrow,'' Allen said. (Inside Bay Area)|
FF Today's Take: Jennings practiced with the team this week but needs to be cleared by doctors in order to play. If he doesn't play, Marcel Reece would likely handle the bulk of rushing duties for the Raiders in a tough matchup against the Jets strong run defense.
| McFadden will play -- Sun Oct 13 10:45 am --|
Raiders RB will give it a go despite hamstring injury
|Raiders RB Darren McFadden told Colleen Dominguez that he will play today vs. the Chiefs. (Adam Schefter via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: With Rashad Jennings (hamstring) expected to play too, it limits the value any Raiders RB including Marcel Reece. McFadden will be a risky play given his injury and tough matchup against the Chiefs.
| McFadden practices again Thursday -- Thu Oct 10 4:35 pm --|
Rashad Jennings also takes part
|While the Raiders’ running game appears to be getting healthier - Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings were both practicing Thursday - the guys responsible for clearing running lanes were still in flux as C Stefen Wisniewski (sprained right knee) was out, as was rookie LT Menelik Watson (calf). (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: McFadden would be working against his own injury history - and perhaps common sense - to play against the Chiefs with a bye week coming up in Week 7. It is still entirely possible the Raiders rest him and use Marcel Reece and Jeremy Stewart in a committee this weekend.
| Jennings leaves with hamstring injury -- Mon Oct 7 1:00 am --|
Raiders RB doesn't play in second half
|Running back Rashad Jennings suffered a hamstring injury in the first half, and he wasn't able to finish the game.
Jennings started in place of McFadden. Marcel Reece rushed seven times for 32 yards once Jennings departed the game. (Contra Costa Times)|
FF Today's Take: The Raiders have a bye in Week 7 so Jennings may not see the field again until Week 8. Marcel Reece will be the back to own in Week 6 should Jennings not play.
| McFadden misses practice Thu. -- Thu Oct 3 10:00 pm --|
Not likely to play in Week 5
|In Darren McFadden’s case, Allen said Thursday, he doesn’t have to practice Friday — he missed practice Wednesday and Thursday — but at some point between now and Sunday night’s game against the San Diego Chargers, Allen wants “to see something” that indicates McFadden’s hamstring is healed well enough for him to play. (ContraCostaTimes)|
FF Today's Take: We'll follow practice reports tomorrow but if McFadden sits (as expected) he's not likely to play. Rashad Jennings will get the start for Oakland with Marcel Reece playing a complimentary role.
| McFadden exits with hamstring injury -- Sun Sep 29 7:00 pm --|
Rashad Jennings picks up the slack
|Rashad Jennings was called upon to fill in for running back Darren McFadden, who suffered a hamstring injury early in the first half of the Raiders' 24-14 loss to Washington. (Inside the Bay Area)|
FF Today's Take: Jennings carried 15 times for 45 yards and caught eight passes for 71 yards while filling in for McFadden. He'll be a hot waiver wire pickup if McFadden and Marcel Reece (knee) miss any amount of time.