After missing last week with a concussion sustained in the Thanksgiving game against the Dallas Cowboys, running back Rashad Jennings is probable to play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. If he can go, it would be a huge boost to the Raiders running game.
Jennings leads the Raiders with 588 yards and four touchdowns. Oakland needs to run the ball well in order to be competitive especially to take pressure off quarterback Matt McGloin. With Jennings out last week, fullback Marcel Reece carried the rushing load with 19 carries for 123 yards and a score. The offense will benefit of having both available, but will need to continue to use Reece. In the past, the team has gone away for Reece when other running backs are available.
The Raiders could also get another boost to their offense with the possible return of wide receiver Denarius Moore. Moore is dealing with a shoulder issue that has cost him the last three games. He was able to practice this week on a limited basis, but head coach Dennis Allen likes the progress he has made. In his absence, Andre Holmes and Rod Streater have had very good games.
Other Raiders listed on the injury report include guard Mike Brisiel, tight end Nick Kasa, guard Khalif Barnes, defensive end Jason Hunter, linebacker Sio Moore, and tackle Tony Pashos are all probable. Defensive end Vance Walker and safety Tyvon Branch are doubtful. Running backs Jeremy Stewart and Darren McFadden are out.
You need to satisfy your competitive drive, so why not beat our experts in fantasy football. At FightClub, our official Fantasy Football partner, you can change you team weekly and win cash. Get a free $5 credit when you sign up and try them out. And each week, Sports Media 101 will sweeten the pot and award the player with top points an extra $25. Match-up and show them how good you are. Can you handle FightClub?
Your man cave is your home field advantage for every game. When the game is on the line, you should be able to look around and be reminded of the great moments you've watched unfold in that very room! MJR Sports Integrity offers a wide range or team and player-specific memorabilia that can do just that and take your game day room to the next level. Find your inspiration at MJR Sports Integrity and will your team to victory!Tags: Darren McFadden, Denarius Moore, Dennis Allen, Football, Kansas City Chiefs, Marcel Reece, Matt McGloin, NFL, Oakland, Oakland Raiders, Rashad Jennings, Rod Streater