With the Week 11 RB Fantasy Football Rankings published, we are only a few weeks away from the start of many league playoffs. Some players like Marshawn Lynch have been full-on beast mode over the last few games, while others haven't quite panned out as fill-in options. Lets take a look at one of them:
Is Rashad Jennings Bad Or A Product Of A Bad Offense?
While MJD was staging a holdout during many drafts, there were a lot of owners who took Jennings as a possible RB2 if Jones-Drew were to miss any games at the beginning of the season. MJD showed up, started Week One, and the rest was supposed to be history. But when MJD went down in Week 7 with a foot injury, Jennings owners rejoiced. However, that jubilation was short lived. Between 2009-2010, Jennings was averaging a whopping 5.4 yards a carry. Since taking over as the lead back, that number has plummeted to 2.7, and he has yet to reach 60 yards rushing in any one game. Some will argue that Jennings clearly isn't meant to be a featured back for a long stretch, while others will point out that Blaine Gabbert and the passing game has done the running game no favors. Either way, I'm not ranking Jennings any higher than a flex option going up against the Texans. The Colts ranked 25th against the run going into Thursday night's game, but Jennings was held in check with 27 yards off 11 carries.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
With Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson out with high-ankle sprains, last week's reports had Taiwan Jones starting Week 11. Not Marcel Reece. This left a few owners scrambling to pick up Jones as last week's "Big Sleeper Option." That didn't pan out. Boy did that not pan out. Not only did Jones not start, but he acted as the third-string option behind Reece and Jeremy Stewart. Jones touched the ball just 3 times against the Ravens. And HC Dennis Allen was quick to change his tune from "we have confidence in Jones" last week to admitting he doesn't trust Jones following the Week 11 loss. This just goes to show you that actions speak louder than words. Don't expect Jones anywhere near my rankings this week.
Also, make sure to check the rankings again between now and Friday to see if anyone has moved up or down due to latest news.
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