Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings had a huge game a week ago against the Philadelphia Eagles, gaining 176 yards from scrimmage and scoring a touchdown. Sunday, with starter Darren McFadden likely out with injury, Jennings looks to continue that hot streak against the New York Giants.
Jennings took over for an injured McFadden after the star running back had only five carries in the Eagles' blowout of the Raiders. He averaged nearly seven yards a carry over the game. On the year, Jennings has 51 carries for 242 yards and 19 receptions for 171 yards.
Fantasy impact: Jennings has shown promise over the years as the backup to Maurice Jones-Drew and, now, McFadden. Now in his fifth year in the league, Jennings has averaged 4.3 yards per carry and 7.8 yards per reception over his career. McFadden is still the best running back the Raiders have, but Jennings is a fine complement. As the guy likely dominating the touches Sunday, against a woeful Giants defense, Jennings could return RB2 value. He's a good start this week.