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Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) did some running on Monday and has a chance to play against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.  "To me, I could have been back last week, but I have to take my time with it," McFadden said. "I know if I rush it, this time it will probably be over for the season."  We'd still consider McFadden questionable to play on the short week.  We'll have a better idea of his status on Wednesday.  McFadden is expected to return to a timeshare with RB Rashad Jennings.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) did not practice all week and is out for Sunday’s game against the Titans.  RB Rashad Jennings is a good bet for another 20+ touches and is a borderline RB1 vs. the league’s 27th-ranked RB defense.

Raiders HC Dennis Allen says RB Darren McFadden is "definitely getting closer" to returning from his latest hamstring injury.  McFadden spent Wednesday working off to the side of practice with a trainer.  He still seems unlikely to play against the Titans this Sunday, but a Week 13 returns seems doable.  Allen has recently hinted that McFadden will share the backfield with RB Rashad Jennings when he gets healthy.  That might leave both guys as shaky fantasy plays down the stretch.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) remained sidelined on Wednesday.  There's still no timetable for his return.  Consider him doubtful for this weekend's game against the Titans.  That makes red-hot Rashad Jennings a virtual must-start in fantasy.

Raiders HC Dennis Allen suggested that Rashad Jennings will remain the lead back even when Darren McFadden returns from his latest hamstring injury.  "(Jennings has) been a guy we've called on to come in and run the ball and he's done a great job at it," Allen said after Sunday's win. "As he continues to run the ball like he's doing, he's going to continue to get opportunities to run the ball."  Jennings ripped off a career-high 150 yards against the Texans, highlighted by an 80-yard TD that turned out to be the game-winner.  He's now averaging 5.2 yards per carry, compared to McFadden's 3.6 mark.  Jennings is a weekly RB2 at least until McFadden returns and should remain a fantasy starter even beyond that.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) did not practice all week and is out for Sunday’s game against the Texans.  He remains without a timetable for return.  RB Rashad Jennings is a good bet for another 18+ touches, making him a relatively safe fantasy starter.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) missed practice on Wednesday.  The free agent to-be remains without a timetable to return.  Rashad Jennings is likely to draw another start Sunday against Houston.  On volume alone, he’ll carry plenty of RB2 appeal. 

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Giants.  Consider him week-to-week with that reinjured hammy.  Rashad Jennings will start in McFadden’s place and could see around 20 total touches. 

Raiders RB Darren McFadden reinjured his hamstring in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Eagles.  He's been standing on the sidelines without his helmet ever since.  McFadden appears done for the day.  Remember that he missed the team's Week 5 game with a bum hammy.  Consider him questionable for Week 10.  Rashad Jennings will serve as Oakland's lead back as long as McFadden is sidelined.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) is officially active for today’s game against the Chiefs.  The chance of an aggravation, plus a tough matchup, makes McFadden a high-risk, moderate-reward fantasy option.  RB Rashad Jennings should be on benches.

ESPN's Colleen Dominguez reports that Raiders RB Darren McFadden told her he'll play today against the Chiefs.  McFadden missed last week's game with a hamstring injury and headed into today questionable.  He'll remain a risky fantasy play with an injury ripe for recurrence.  D-Mac also faces a tough matchup.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) is listed as questionable after a limited week of practice.  ESPN's John Clayton expects him to play against the Chiefs on Sunday.  In that case, McFadden would be a risky RB3 or flex.  RB Rashad Jennings wouldn't be a fantasy option.  If McFadden is out, Jennings would be a RB3 or flex.  Your best bet is to avoid the situation this week.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) returned to practice on Wednesday.  Here's a video of him going through individual drills.  McFadden will likely be listed as limited and is still iffy for this weekend's game against the Chiefs.  Getting on the field today is certainly a step in the right direction, though.  RB Rashad Jennings (hamstring) also practiced and is expected to be ready for Sunday.

Raiders RB Rashad Jennings believes he'll be ready for Week 6 after leaving last Sunday night's game with a hamstring injury.  “I do think I’ll be able to go,” he said. “I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure I’m ready. You can count on that.”  HC Dennis Allen seemed to confirm that, saying he doesn't expect Jennings' hamstring "to be a big issue."  We'll keep an eye on his practice participation this week.  With RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) likely out again, Jennings would be Oakland's lead back.  But he'd be just a RB3 or flex against a tough Chiefs defense.

Raiders RB Rashad Jennings suffered a hamstring injury near the end of the 2nd quarter of Sunday night's game.  He didn't play in the 2nd half, finishing with 10 carries for 41 yards.  Marcel Reece finished out the game as Oakland's lead back, carrying 7 times for 32 yards and catching 3 balls for 25 more.  With Jennings and Darren McFadden (hamstring) now looking iffy for Week 6, Reece could find himself in the starting lineup.  He'd be just a RB3 or flex option against a tough Chiefs defense.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) is inactive for tonight's game against the Chargers.  Most of the Oakland media expects him to be sidelined through the team's Week 7 bye.  RB Marcel Reece (knee) is active tonight and figures to see an increased role in the passing game.  Rashad Jennings will be the lead back and is a good bet for 15+ touches.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday night's game against the Chargers.   He still can't run full speed.  “Don’t want to push it too much now,” McFadden said Friday.  He might be sidelined through Oakland's Week 7 bye.

Raiders insider Jerry McDonald suggests that RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) might be held out through the team's Week 7 bye.  McDonald seems to be speculating, but it'd make sense to give the oft-injured McFadden 4 full weeks to heal up.  RB Rashad Jennings might be more than just a 1-week spot starter.  Oakland gets the Chargers this Sunday and the Chiefs in Week 6.

This week's Chargers-Raiders game has been moved from a 4:25 pm ET kickoff to 11:35 pm ET to accommodate for the field switch after the Oakland A's playoff game.  Both teams are from the west coast, so the late start time shouldn't impact performance.  But the news could make things difficult for fantasy owners planning to start a player who is as game-time decision.  QB Terrelle Pryor (concussion) and RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) could both fall in that bucket.

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