Rashad Jennings sustains hamstring injury, fantasy status unclear

Thearon W. Henderson

Oakland Raiders running back sustained a hamstring injury on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings suffered a hamstring injury in the team's Week 5 victory over the San Diego Chargers. Jennings as playing well, with 41 yards off of 10 carries in the first half, but he sustained said injury and did not play a down in the second half.

The injury is especially significant given that starter Darren McFadden is already out with a hamstring injury of his own. McFadden sustained the injury in Week 4, and missed Sunday's game. McFadden seems unlikely to return this week, either, meaning Jennings was likely to get another start in Week 6.

However, the severity of Jennings' injury is unknown. The team disclosed no information about the injury following the late win on Sunday (or Monday morning if you'd like to be technical). It's likely we won't know much until the practice participation reports start coming out this week, unless the injury is severe and he is declared out for Week 6 early on.

Fantasy Impact: Jennings was a solid play in fantasy for owners facing a bye week or owners facing the increasingly common reality of McFadden's injury woes. He's a good handcuff, but only if he actually sees the field. This development is significant as it would leave players like Marcel Reece -- a fullback -- and Jeremy Stewart as the primary runners in Oakland if Jennings cannot go in Week 6.

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