Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson were held out of practice Thursday, according to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times. Both players are apparently suffering from high ankle sprains, and have yet to practice this week.
No official determination has been yet on the playing status for the Raiders' top two running backs against the Baltimore Ravens this week. If neither McFadden nor Goodson can play, Taiwan Jones is expected to start at running back with Marcel Reece seeing more touches at fullback.
Fantasy Impact: Considering the nature of their injuries, it is looking more and more unlikely that McFadden or Goodson will suit up, leaving Jones (whose only two touches of the season came last week) to handle the rushing load.
Reece could be the real sleeper here, however. The Raiders' rushing game is averaging a league-worst 77 yards rushing per outing, so to expect Jones to do much of anything where McFadden couldn't is asking a lot. Reece, on the other hand, is expected to hog passing targets out of the backfield, where Raiders' running backs have found success this season.
Reece has 27 receptions, 301 yards and two touchdowns on the year. Expect his increased involvement in the offense to potentially produce big dividends.