Running backs are easily the most important commodity you can have on your fantasy football team. You can never have too many running backs on your roster. One of the biggest questions everyone asks me going into another week of the fantasy season is which running back can they pick up for their team.
Many of you took my advice and snatched up Oakland Raiders running back, Rashad Jennings after another injury to the porcelain doll that is Darren McFadden. If you did not put in a waiver wire bid for this guy, you may be asking yourself, “did I make the wrong move?”
The answer is yes. The Raiders are not a pass-first football team. The team just does not have the talent to do that this season. Yes, the Raiders were a very pass-heavy team last year, but that was because they had quarterback Carson Palmer who was successful at it. This season, the Raiders have Terrelle Pryor under center. His biggest skill set is his ability to run. Therefore, running the football is an essential weapon for this Raiders’ team.
In the first two games since McFadden’s injury, Jennings has done a fantastic job in replacing him. He has had 44 touches in those two games for 283 total yards and one touchdown. Jennings is not just going to be a bye week play. I feel that he is going to be a nice addition to your team as long as McFadden is out of the lineup.
Personally, if I were the Raiders with the way Jennings has been playing, I would keep him in the lineup because he is giving them the best chance to win right now. You can’t always go with draft position or salary to determine who plays and who sits. Hopefully, for the Raiders and for your fantasy team (if you own Jennings), they do the right thing and keep Jennings in the lineup.