Raiders add backup RB Rashad Jennings
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Raiders add backup RB Rashad Jennings

Raiders fans have a new name to know for that inevitable time when Darren McFadden @dmcfadden20 gets injured. Oakland signed former Jaguars running back Rashad Jennings @RashadJennings to a one-year deal on Wednesday. He has spent all of his four-year career acting as the backup to Maurice Jones-Drew.

Fantasy Analysis:

Jennings is a good player, but he has been done in by serious injuries the past two seasons. A concussion finished him off last year, and he missed all of the 2011 season due to a torn ACL. But he's got good size and can catch. Marcel Reece @CelReece45, who really broke out over a month's time last season, is a very good receiver as well, but the Raiders would like to use him only on passing downs. Jennings will take over the role that once belonged to Mike Goodson, who signed with the Jets last month. Jennings, 28, will be the handcuff here to start this season. Considering whom he is backing up, Jennings will always be a player to watch.

Rashad Jennings via Twitter

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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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