| Jennings practices, McFadden sits -- Wed Dec 4 3:45 pm --|
Jennings still needs to pass concussion tests
|Rashad Jennings was at practice Wednesday, but he is fresh off a game in which he suffered a concussion. He won't be cleared to play Sunday against the New York Jets until he passes a series of league-mandated tests for players that suffer a concussion. Darren McFadden and Jeremy Stewart missed practice Wednesday. (Inside Bay Area)|
FF Today's Take: Jennings ability to practice Wednesday is a good sign for his availability in Week 14. McFadden has been bothered by a hamstring injury and Taiwan Jones actually got reps at RB with McFadden on the sidelines.
| McFadden practices Tuesday -- Tue Nov 26 2:00 pm --|
Likley to play in a backup role to Jennings
|Running back Darren McFadden was taking repetitions at running back and could get playing time along with Rashad Jennings against the Cowboys. (Inside Bay Area)|
FF Today's Take: The Raiders are planning on starting Rashad Jennings this Thursday against the Cowboys even if McFadden is healthy enough to play. This will downgrade Jennings' value but he should still be considered a low-end RB2 for Week 13.
| McFadden, Moore unlikely for Raiders -- Fri Nov 22 2:00 pm --|
Both miss practice on Friday
|Running back Darren McFadden was still working with the training staff Friday as the Raiders began practice, an indication he won't play against the Tennessee Titans. Also not practicing for the Raiders on Friday were wide receiver Denarius Moore (shoulder) and Tyvon Branch (ankle). (Inside Bay Area)|
FF Today's Take: It will be another week of Rashad Jennings at the running back spot and the loss of Moore, means Rod Streater will be the best option in the Raiders passing attack. Streater is a desperate play however against a Titans defense has given up the fewest fantasy points in the league to wide receivers.
| Jennings to continue lead-back duties -- Mon Nov 18 2:50 pm --|
McFadden wil have to "wait his turn" when healthy
|With a career-high 150 yards on 22 carries, including the 80-yard touchdown run that stood up as the Raiders' final points, Rashad 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.
Darren McFadden, who had a hamstring injury early in the Philadelphia game which made Jennings the lead back, has 352 yards in seven games. When McFadden does return, it's become clear he'll have to wait his turn. (Contra Costa Times)|
FF Today's Take: It's a ridiculous notion that McFadden is now the second-best running back on his own team after entering the season as his offense's centerpiece. Coaches nowadays tend to ride the "hot hand" and, at the moment, that is Jennings. However, it doesn't mean much right now anyway since McFadden appears unlikely to return anytime soon. Jennings will have a shot to tighten his grip on the starting job over the next two weeks against the weak run defenses of the Titans and Cowboys.
| Pryor, McFadden miss practice Wed -- Wed Nov 13 2:30 pm --|
Status of both is uncertain
|Raiders' quarterback Terrelle Pryor was wearing a baseball-style cap and watching practice Wednesday during the media window as backup Matt McGloin took snaps with the first team. It remains to be seen whether Pryor will get in any work or be able to practice later in the week. Running back Darren McFadden (hamstring) and cornerback D.J. Hayden (groin) were on a separate field and not in uniform working with the athletic training staff before going inside when practice began. (Inside Bay Area )|
FF Today's Take: Pryor's knee injury bothered him more than expected last Sunday so it won't be a shock if he's given more time off practice this week and/or declared inactive. Pryor owners should have a backup plan in place for Sunday.
| Pryor practices, McFadden sits Wed. -- Wed Nov 6 3:20 pm --|
Raiders QB should be fine for Sunday
|Quarterback Terrelle Pryor was practicing and appeared to be moving without pain Wednesday, an indication a knee sprain won't keep him out of the Raiders' game against the New York Giants. Running back Darren McFadden, who left in the second quarter because of a hamstring strain, was not at practice. (Inside Bay Area)|
FF Today's Take: It looks like Pryor will be fine and ready to suit up against the Giants. McFadden is less likely to play after re-aggravating his hamstring injury. Expect Rashad Jennings to get the start at running back and be a viable RB2 or Flex play in Week 10.
| McFadden, Pryor hurt in loss -- Sun Nov 3 6:10 pm --|
McFadden re-aggravates hamstring injury
|Running back Darren McFadden, meanwhile, aggravated the right hamstring he strained against Washington on Sept. 29. McFadden was injured on a 5-yard carry early in the second quarter. It would appear as though Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor's pride was hurt more than his right knee. Pryor was taken out of the game midway through the fourth quarter after being hit going out of bounds. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: It sounds like Pryor was removed from the game simply as a precaution. He will be re-evaluated on Monday. McFadden may be a different story. His troublesome right hamstring flared up again and he might have a difficult time returning to the field in Week 10. Rashad Jennings will be a hot waiver wire pickup this week.
| 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.
| McFadden doubtful, strained hamstring -- Fri Oct 4 9:00 pm --|
Rashad Jennings expected to start
|Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is officially listed as doubtful to play Sunday night against the San Diego Chargers with a strained right hamstring. Realistically, McFadden likely will not play again until Oct. 27, at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers. That would give McFadden two-plus games and a bye week to heal after he pulled the hamstring in the first half against Washington last week. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: McFadden will likely be a gameday inactive giving Rashad Jennings the start. Jennings will be a RB2 consideration against the shaky Chargers run defense.
| 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.
| Terrelle Pryor unlikely to play -- Thu Sep 26 5:45 pm --|
Matt Flynn would get the start
|Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor, who suffered a concussion Monday night, is unlikely to play Sunday vs. Washington, per sources. (Adam Schefter via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: A slight hit to the fantasy prospects of Denarius Moore and Darren McFadden as Pryor's running ability opens ups the Raiders offense for bigger chunk plays. Even against the Redskins porous defense, Pryor would be nothing more than a QB2.