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    Ignore 2008 when drafting McFadden

    Darren McFadden averaged a solid 4.4 yards-per-carry in 2008.
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - For Darren McFadden, 2008 was an utterly forgettable season and as a fantasy owner that's exactly how you should look at it.

    The former Arkansas Razorbacks star was expected to have a huge rookie season and disappointed everyone from fantasy owners to Oakland Raiders fans. But it should be noted that the cause of all the dissatisfaction was injury, not lack of talent.

    So in 2009 you should keep expectations high for the 6'2" tailback.

    Here is why.

    Despite just 113 carries, McFadden averaged a solid 4.4 yards-per-carry. That puts him right in line with running backs like Michael Turner (4.5 ypc), Jonathon Stewart (4.5), Ronnie Brown (4.3), Frank Gore (4.3), Clinton Portis (4.3) and Maurice Jones-Drew (4.2).

    This even though the team had no passing attack what-so-ever, finishing 32nd (dead last) in passing with 148.1 yards-per-game. With no deep threat, it's a testament to the offensive line that the Raiders finished 10th in rushing offense.

    McFadden suffered through a neck stinger, shoulder injury and turf toe for most of 2008, but if he can stay healthy, should produce much better results in 2009.

    Raiders' coach Tom Cable has already indicated that the team will get him the ball more often in 2009. That doesn't mean just running either. In his limited time on the field in 2008, McFadden caught 29 balls for 285 yards.

    Oakland also went out and got the fastest receiver they could find in Darrius Heyward-Bey and even if he doesn't catch many balls, he should take some of the attention away from the running game. If JaMarcus Russell can mature into even an average NFL quarterback, there should be plenty of opportunities for McFadden to shows his abilities, which are many.

    In 2008, McFadden was the 18th running back selected (Average Draft Position - 40), between Laurence Maroney and Willie Parker. Unfortunately, due to his injuries, he finished with the 46th-most points from a running back (96 fantasy points).

    This year, his ADP is around 43 (the 25th running back off the board) and I believe he will be a bargain at that price.

    Comments? Criticism? Applause? Contact Steve Schwarz at sschwarz@sportsnetwork.com.

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    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

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      Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

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      Great 38 News Now got an exclusive look at the newly renovated Al Lang Stadium while it was still under construction. More>>

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      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

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      PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

      Trio talks about 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

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      You may remember these familiar faces. Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie stopped by Great 38 News Now in January before they set off on their 900 mile trek across the state of Florida. More>>

      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

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      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

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      • Comfortable start to the work week in Tampa Bay

        Comfortable start to the work week in Tampa Bay

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        With a mostly sunny sky and relatively low humidity, it should be a comfortable start to the work week.
        With a mostly sunny sky and relatively low humidity, it should be a comfortable start to the work week.
      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-03-18 15:05:08 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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