Running Back Rashad Jennings May Keep Starting Job in Oakland

Jennings may keep the starting role once McFadden returns

Jennings may keep the starting role once McFadden returns

In the last three weeks, Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, and his replacement, Rashad Jennings, has put on a good enough show to be the potential starter for the rest of the season.

Raiders Head Coach Dennis Allen hasn’t announced that Jennings will become the starter when McFadden returns, but has declared that Jennings will be a significant factor in the game if he continues to produce like he has been.

Since replacing McFadden, Jennings has rushed for 340 yards, averaging 6 yards per carry and caught 11 passes for 91 yards.

As Rashad Jennings pertains to Fantasy numbers, in the month of November he has put up 55.1 points, but his productivity will diminish once McFadden returns. Jennings will simply not get over 15 carries a game. Fantasy owners should bench him or throw him in the flex once McFadden returns just to see how he fairs with split carries.

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