Rashad Jennings questionable for battle against Jets
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/6/13) Raiders featured back Rashad Jennings has been deemed questionable for Sunday against the Jets with a concussion. His absence would end a streak of four straight starts.
Rashad Jennings a candidate to bench in Fantasy leagues
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (12/4/13) Raiders running back Rashad Jennings wasn't around at the end of a Week 13 loss at Dallas because he suffered a concussion in the final minutes of the game. However, it's looking like Jennings will be ready to roll Week 14 at N.Y. Jets, giving Fantasy owners the opportunity to start the fifth-year back.
Though, you might want to keep Jennings on your bench Week 14. It's hard to fathom seeing how Jennings has scored in double digit in Fantasy points four of the last five games, averaging 15.8 Fantasy points in that span. But the Jets do pose a difficult matchup.
Running backs are averaging 11.3 Fantasy points per week against New York, which is the second-lowest average. Running backs are also averaging just 66.3 rushing yards and 21.4 receiving yards, while totaling seven touchdowns (six rushing) in 12 games. Only four running backs have totaled at least 10 Fantasy points against New York. They are Doug Martin, Fred Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers and Stevan Ridley.
It's probably to consider other alternatives over Jennings Week 14 since the Jets have been very good against the run this season. Jennings is at best a low-end No. 3 Fantasy running back or flex option.
Rashad Jennings back on practice field Wednesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/4/13) Playing his Week 13 game on Thanksgiving could result in playing in Week 14 for Raiders new featured back Rashad Jennings.
The extra time to recover allowed Jennings to complete concussion protocol and return to practice on Wednesday, per the Contra Costa Times. It remains to be seen if he's cleared to play Sunday against the Jets.
Rashad Jennings diagnosed with concussion
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (11/28/13) Raiders running back Rashad Jennings was diagnosed with a concussion after leaving late in the fourth quarter Week 13 at Dallas, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. The paper noted Jennings "looked foggy in the locker room."
Rashad Jennings records two TDs before leaving game
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (11/28/13) Raiders running back Rashad Jennings managed the first multi-touchdown game of his career Week 13 at Dallas. However, he wasn't around for the finish of the game as he suffered an apparent head injury late in the fourth quarter.
After falling to the turf following an 8-yard catch with 1:48 remaining, Jennings was inadvertently kneed in the head by a Dallas defender. Jennings stayed down for a few minutes before walking off the field with the help of trainers. Jennings did look woozy walking off the field.
Prior to getting hurt, Jennings rushed for only 35 yards on 17 carries, but he recorded two rushing touchdowns for the first time in his career. He added the one catch for 8 yards.
Jennings' first touchdown was a 1-yard run on 3rd-and-goal in the second quarter, which came one play after the officials overturned an Andre Holmes' 16-yard touchdown. The officials ruled Holmes down at the 1-yard line. Jennings' second touchdown was also a 1-yard run with 1:56 left in the second quarter.
Jennings has totaled four rushing touchdowns in his last five games. The Raiders are back in action Week 14 at N.Y. Jets.
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Rashad Jennings signed with the Raiders in early April where he'll battle for the backup job behind starter Darren McFadden. Eventually he'll come across some playing time since McFadden has a hard time staying healthy. After missing all of 2011 with a knee injury Jennings averaged a weak 2.8 yards per carry over 101 totes last year with the Jaguars adding 130 yards on 19 catches (6.8 avg.) before shoulder and head injuries ended his year. He scored twice in 10 games with one carry for more than 20 yards. He's worth a late pick, especially if you draft McFadden with a pick in Round 3 or 4, but expectations shouldn't be too high. (Updated 4/25/13)