Rashad Jennings' Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 11

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistNovember 17, 2013

Nov 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings (27) rushes during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

With one 80-yard touchdown run in the third quarter against the Houston Texans, Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings handsomely rewarded those fantasy football owners savvy enough to add him on waivers and start him this week. 

For the third week in a row, Jennings eclipsed 85 rushing yards, and for the second time in the past three weeks he exceeded 100 rushing yards and managed to find the end zone.    

Jennings finished the day with 22 carries for 150 yards and a score in the win over Jacksonville.

Jennings has always possessed talent, but he has generally been an inconsistent performer and was stuck behind Maurice Jones-Drew on the depth chart in Jacksonville. With the Oakland Raiders, however, it appears he has found a home. 

Jennings no longer needs Darren McFadden to be out of action to have value. Quite frankly, Run DMC can't be trusted as a franchise running back with his constant string of injuries, and he may not be re-signed by Oakland after the season. 

Dennis Allen already said that Jennings has earned more touches going forward, and he may decide to take a long, hard look at him in the starting role with McFadden potentially not returning next season. Jennings is a solid RB2 with McFadden out, and he's at worst a promising flex option once McFadden is healthy. 


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