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Position
RB
 
Jersey
20
Name  Darren McFadden
Born  8/27/1987
Height  6-2
Weight  210
College  Arkansas
Cold12/8/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden rushed just four times for five yards.
Insight: The only fantasy relevant player for the Raiders is Latavius Murray. McFadden cannot be counted on for any production. It's about time.
 
Cold11/30/2014 7:17:00 PM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden rushed 11 times for 27 yards.
Insight: The only fantasy relevant player for the Raiders is Latavius Murray, and he was not on the field on Sunday. McFadden cannot be counted on for any production.
 
Cold11/21/2014 9:12:00 AM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden rushed 12 times for 29 yards.
Insight: McFadden can't be counted on for any fantasy help and should never be used. Now that Latavius Murray has shown what he can do, McFadden abd Maurice Jones-Drew should be benchwarmers.
 
Cold11/17/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden rushed a team-high eight times, but for just 21 yards.
Insight: McFadden can't be counted on for any fantasy help and should never be started.
 
Cold11/10/2014 9:56:00 AM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden rushed a team-high seven times for 14 yards and caught four for 22 yards.
Insight: Not pretty, but once again he's getting the opportunities. Maurice Jones-Drew ran three times for 10 yards. Fantasy owners should avoid the backfield at all costs.
 
Cold11/3/2014 9:35:00 AM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden rushed 13 times for 20 yards and caught four for 47 yards.
Insight: Not pretty, but once again he's getting the opportunities. Maurice Jones-Drew ran two times for minus two yards. Unfortunately, he's still an emergency fill-in ... at best.
 
10/27/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden rushed 12 times for 59 yards and caught four for 26 yards.
Insight: Not pretty, but at least he's getting the opportunities. Maurice Jones-Drew ran six times for eight yards. He's an emergency fill-in ... at best.
 
10/20/2014 10:17:00 AM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden rushed 14 times for 48 yards.
Insight: Not pretty, but at least he's getting the opportunities. Maurice Jones-Drew was supposed to get a larger share of the rushing attempts, but that isn't happening. McFadden is the only fantasy option out of the Raider backfield.
 
10/13/2014 11:12:00 AM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden rushed 14 times for 80 yards.
Insight: Maurice Jones-Drew was supposed to get a larger share of the rushing attempts, but that didn't happen. We still don't know what to make of the Raiders backfield and at this time don't recommend either back, but if you must then McFadden is the option.
 
9/26/2014 8:35:00 PM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden is expected to start in Week 4 against the Dolphins according to ESPN.
Insight: Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is ready to go, but McFadden apparently keeps the starting role because he received more practice time. Both running backs should see time along with Latavius Murray, so none of Raiders running backs should be used.
 
9/21/2014 11:15:00 PM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden had the backfield all to himself for another weekend and still he couldn't come up with a fantasy-worthy total.
Insight: He rushed for 58 yards on 18 carries and caught four balls for six yards. It's time to give up on him as a viable fantasy asset.
 
9/16/2014 12:42:00 PM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden had the backfield all to himself in Week 2 with Maurice Jones-Drew sidelined and produced mediocre results.
Insight: He rushed for 37 yards and a score and caught two balls for 31 yards.The tailback posted double-digit fantasy points (12) for the first time since Oct, 27 last season and just his third time in the last 14 games he's played dating back to 2012. It's likely MJD will reutrn rendering both useless in fantasy leagues.
 
9/14/2014 8:05:00 PM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden rewarded those fantasy owners brave enough to start him after Maurice Jones-Drew was declared inactive.
Insight: The tailback posted double-digit fantasy points for the first time since Oct, 27 last season and just his third time in the last 14 games he's played dating back to 2012.
 
7/30/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: According to mmqb.si.com, Raiders running back Darren McFadden has the starting edge over Maurice Jones-Drew but McFadden's injury history should make it a committee backfield.
Insight: McFadden has missed 29 games in his six NFL seasons and never played more than 13 in any year, but the bigger concern might be his play when he's been healthy. He's rushed for 3.3 ypc and averaged 6.2 yards per catch in two seasons under coach Dennis Allen and OC Greg Olson. MJD should get a chance to start at some point, though he too struggled last year (3.4 ypc).
 
3/11/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Darren McFadden's new deal with Oakland is a one-year, $4 million contract. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Rashad Jennings signed with the Jets earlier today, which will only help McFadden's fantasy value. McFadden's lone 1,000-yard season came in 2010 when he rushed 223 times for 1,157 yards. As most fantasy owners already know, McFadden has never played an entire 16-game season.
 
3/11/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area says free agent running back Darren McFadden will return to the Oakland Raiders.
Insight: The Raiders were thought to be more interested in keeping Rashad Jennings than McFadden, but perhaps not.
 
3/6/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: ESPN's John Clayton suggested Miami as a possible suitor for free agent running back Darren McFadden.
Insight: Starter Lamar Miller was a relative disappointment for the Dolphins last season, rushing 177 times for 709 yards in 16 games. It might be hard for McFadden, who is also being pursued by the Bengals, to find more than a one-year deal given his recent injury history.
 
12/4/2013 4:47:00 PM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden missed Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury, according to Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area.
Insight: McFadden just returned from a hamstring injury last Thursday at Dallas, but he's already dealing with another issue. He's firmly behind Rashad Jennings on the depth chart and is not a fantasy option even if he plays in Week 14 against the Jets.
 
11/28/2013 3:32:00 PM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden (hamstring) will play Thursday at Dallas.
Insight: McFadden will back up Rashad Jennings in his return to the lineup after missing three straight games. He should not be used in fantasy leagues with all 32 teams active this week.
 
11/27/2013 10:09:00 AM
Description: Darren McFadden's days of leading the Oakland running attack appear to be over. SOURCE: Contra Costa Times
Insight: If McFadden (hamstring) does suit up Thursday against the Cowboys, he won't be used as the starter. Rashad Jennings, a relative unknown before the season started, has emerged as a top-ten fantasy running back. With free agency looming, the injury-prone McFadden may not be a Raider for much longer.
 

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