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Oakland Raiders

Position
RB
 
Jersey
20
Name  Darren McFadden
Born  8/27/1987
Height  6-2
Weight  210
College  Arkansas
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.
 
11/26/2013 11:09:00 AM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden practiced Monday and could be ready to go Thursday in Dallas.
Insight: With Rashad Jennings playing some of the best football of his career right now, there's no guarantee McFadden sees enough work to be of value to fantasy owners.
 
11/23/2013 6:01:00 PM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden will be out again Sunday against Tennessee.
Insight: He's been working his way back from a hamstring injury but as usual with McFadden, the recovery process has taken all kinds of twists and turns. With Rashad Jennings playing some of the best football of his career right now, there's no guarantee McFadden would get the starting job back anyway. It's too early for fantasy owners to cut the chord completely but that doesn't mean they should expect a speedy recovery.
 
11/21/2013 3:15:00 PM
Description: Oakland RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.
Insight: The oft-injured McFadden shouldn't be counted on for anything at the moment. Even if he were to get back on the field, he'd likely be the backup to Rashad Jennings.
 
11/20/2013 9:21:00 PM
Description: Oakland RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) is "definitely getting closer" to returning, coach Dennis Allen said, according to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times.
Insight: The oft-injured McFadden has rushed for 1,059 yards on 314 carries (3.4 ypc) in 19 games the last two seasons, while Rashad Jennings has produced 431 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns the last three games. If McFadden returns Sunday, he likely will be in a timeshare with Jennings, which will put a damper on the fantasy value of both players.
 
11/18/2013 9:28:00 AM
Description: Oakland RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) missed a second straight game Sunday and given Rashad Jennings' performance might not be the starter when he is healthy.
Insight: Jennings rushed 22 times for 150 yards and a touchdown in Week 11's win at Houston and has totaled 431 yards from scrimmage over his last three games.
 
11/17/2013 12:31:00 PM
Description: Oakland RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) will miss a second straight game Sunday against the Texans.
Insight: McFadden is a notoriously slow healer. Rashad Jennings, who has picked up 22 touches in each of the last two games, will start again and is a high-end flex option.
 
11/14/2013 2:53:00 PM
Description: Oakland RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) missed another practice.
Insight: Nothing new here. McFadden is a notoriously slow healer. Barring a miracle, it's another weekend to start Rashad Jennings. Jennings totaled 107 yards from scrimmage last week and 176 yards from scrimmage against Philadelphia in Week 9.
 
11/8/2013 4:40:00 PM
Description: Oakland RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 10 against the Giants.
Insight: McFadden, who is a notoriously slow healer, suffered the injury in Week 9 and didn't practice at all this week. Rashad Jennings, who had 176 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown on 22 touches in relief of McFadden Sunday, will start and is a top-20 running back this week.
 
11/8/2013 2:10:00 PM
Description: Oakland RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) missed another practice on Friday.
Insight: McFadden is looking very questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, particularly given his past history for not playing with injuries. Rashad Jennings is a worthwhile top-20 running back after picking up 176 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown on 22 touches in Week 9.
 
11/7/2013 4:32:00 PM
Description: Oakland RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) missed Thursday's practiced.
Insight: McFadden is looking doubtful for Sunday's game against the Giants. Rashad Jennings is a worthwhile top-20 running back after picking up 176 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown on 22 touches in Week 9.
 
11/6/2013 3:39:00 PM
Description: Oakland RB Darren McFadden was absent from the team's practice session on Wednesday. SOURCE: Vic Tafur, San Francisco Chronicle
Insight: McFadden left Sunday's game early after re-injuring his hamstring. With McFadden probably out for this week's game against the Giants, backup Rashad Jennings should be a respectable fantasy option for Week 10.
 
11/3/2013 5:57:00 PM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden will not return to Sunday's game after leaving with a hamstring injury.
Insight: What else is new? The oft-injured running back had 12 yards on five carries before leaving the game.
 
10/27/2013 7:56:00 PM
Description: Oakland halfback Darren McFadden doubled his season touchdown total with two scores Sunday versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: McFadden wasn't overly efficient (24 carries for just 73 yards) but the workload was there and so were the touchdowns. Fantasy owners can roll him out as legitimate RB2 as long as he stays healthy.
 
10/25/2013 3:30:00 PM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden should be close to 100 percent when the Raiders face Pittsburgh Sunday following a bye week.
Insight: That's good news for McFadden owners though there may not be many holes to run through with the Raiders playing a makeshift offensive line.
 

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