Darren McFadden | RB | Oakland Raiders
Posted: 4/21/2013 11:37pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden said he has not talked with the team about a contract extension and is not sure when the two sides will talk. McFadden is entering the final year of his current contract.
Huddle Up: Run-DMC has been more about potential than production in his 5 NFL seasons, missing at least 3 games each year and only recording a single 1,000-yard rushing season (1,157 in 2010). Like fantasy owners, the Silver & Black is going to need to see some more production in a contract year before making a long-term commitment.
Posted: 4/7/2013 11:16pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden said he is looking forward to the team's switch to a power blocking scheme in their running game. 'This is very exciting for me,' McFadden said. 'I am the type of guy who likes to go downhill, make a cut and go; that's my thing. We'll mix it up like we used to, and get some zones in there, but for the most part, I will be keeping my shoulders toward the line of scrimmage.' McFadden averaged 4.5 yards per carry his first four years when the team used a power-blocking scheme.
Huddle Up: McFadden exceeded his career average by playing in 12 games last season, but was limited to a career-low 3.3 yards per carry and scored only 3 total TDs. If he plays 12 or more games again in 2013, look for the Run to be put back in Run-DMC with McFadden notching his second career 1,000-yard rushing season.
Posted: 3/20/2013 10:47am et
There has been speculation the Oakland Raiders could be interested in trading RB Darren McFadden in order to acquire extra draft picks. The Raiders do not have a second or fifth-round pick in the NFL Draft. However, McFadden is in the final year of his contract and he is often injured, so the team may not be able to receive a premium pick in return. The Raiders also have a thin backfield and may not be able to afford trading McFadden.
Huddle Up: The Raiders don't seem to be building their offense around McFadden, and his being in the last year of his contract--as well as the trade rumors--suggests they don't plan to. If something is to be done, expect it to happen before the draft so the Raiders can add picks and focus on rebuilding.
Posted: 2/9/2013 11:24pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden averaged 3.3 yards a carry this past season, the fewest by a Raiders running back (minimum 150 carries) in franchise history.
Huddle Up: Not only was McFadden bad last year, he was historically bad. Oakland's return to a power blocking scheme should help McFadden get back on track, but he's burned a lot of bridges with fantasy owners.
Posted: 1/7/2013 1:25pm et
The Oakland Raiders could look to trade RB Darren McFadden if they were able to receive a second or third-round draft pick in return. The Raiders currently do not have a second and fifth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. McFadden could also be asked to take a pay cut.
Huddle Up: It's typical for the Raiders to be shy on draft picks, but maybe the new regime wants to try a different approach. McFadden didn't work in Greg Knapp's zone blocking scheme last season, but it appears Oakland plans to scrap both the scheme and the back if they're able to turn McFadden into a first- or second-day draft pick.
Posted: 12/14/2012 9:11pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 14, and is probable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: McFadden came back from a 4-week absence to accumulate 64 total yards and a TD in Week 14, and has a decent matchup this week against the Chiefs, who allow the 10th most points to opposing fantasy backs.
Posted: 12/11/2012 11:40pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) expects to play in Week 15 after practicing Monday, Dec. 10. 'It made my nerves kind of jittery,' McFadden said of his ankle injury late in Week 14. '(But) it was more of a scare than anything. It was cool today. I was moving good, making all my cuts. I'm not concerned.'
Huddle Up: McFadden returned from a 4-game absence with 74 total yards and a TD last week, but starting the RB in a fantasy contest remains a roll of the dice -- particularly in a playoff matchup.
Posted: 12/10/2012 5:20pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) participated in practice Monday, Dec. 10, despite re-injuring his ankle in Week 14.
Huddle Up: McFadden is hard to trust these days with his ongoing injury issues.
Posted: 12/7/2012 10:03am et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden tweaked his ankle in the game Thursday, Dec. 6, but it's not believed to be as serious as the initial injury.
Huddle Up: Super. It's not as serious as the original injury, so maybe he'll just miss two weeks instead of four. Hope you enjoyed your touchdown.
Posted: 12/7/2012 12:16am et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden rushed for 52 yards on 11 carries and caught 2 passes for 12 yards and a TD Thursday night in a 26-13 Week 14 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: McFadden ran well after coming off a 4-game injury absence, and made up for a mediocre yardage night with a 6-yard scoring reception in the second quarter. No. 2 back Mike Goodson was also making his return, but FB Marcel Reece was the only other Oakland back to touch the ball with 4 rushes for 10 yards and a catch for 5, leaving a bigger pecentage of the backfield work to Run DMC than many expected.
Posted: 12/6/2012 7:35pm et
RBs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson, who have both been dealing with ankle injuries, are active for Thursday night's game against the Denver Broncos. Meanwhile, the team declared WR Derek Hagan, DL Jack Crawford, RB Jamize Olawale, RB Jeremy Stewart, OG Lucas Nix, DL Richard Seymour, OT Willie Smith inactive.
Huddle Up: Well, after 4-week absences, McFadden and Goodson finally will play tonight, and now the question is, how much? Start McFadden if you need to, but it's not too hard to envision Run DMC, Goodson and FB Marcel Reece all sharing in the workload.
Posted: 12/5/2012 6:59pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5, and is listed as probable for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Again, it's looking good for Run DMC owners, but then again, that was the case a week ago before McFadden was ruled out on game day. Check and double-check Thursday evening just to make sure.
Posted: 12/4/2012 6:26pm et
Oakland Raiders RBs Darren McFadden (ankle) and Mike Goodson (ankle) were limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: Both still are expected to play this week after sitting out the past 4 games, but you'll likely have to wait until Thursday evening for official pre-game confirmation.
Posted: 12/3/2012 12:15am et
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said Sunday, Dec. 2, that he expects RB Darren McFadden (ankle) to play in the Week 14 game Thursday, Dec. 6, against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: McFadden was expected to play Sunday, but was declared a pregame inactive for a fourth straight week, leaving many of his playoff-hopeful fantasy owners high and dry. As for Week 14, wait until the inactive lists are released Thursday evening and then double-check again if you're planning on using Run DMC.
Posted: 11/30/2012 11:34pm et
Oakland Raiders' RBs Darren McFadden (ankle) and Mike Goodson (ankle) were limited participants in practice for a third straight day Friday, Nov. 30, and are officially considered questionable for the Week 13 game against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Both McFadden and Goodson should play this week, and that would create a backfield logjam with coach Dennis Allen saying that Marcel Reece is going to continue to get his share of carries as well. That would relegate any of the 3 to a flex spot at best.
Posted: 11/29/2012 3:46pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) practiced for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 29.
Huddle Up: We'll see if Run DMC can make it 3 for 3 on Friday, and then we might start believing he'll actually suit up and play Sunday.
Posted: 11/29/2012 12:06pm et
Oakland Raiders FB Marcel Reece will likely not see much time at running back if RBs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson are able to play in Week 13; however, it's likely that Reece will become more of a focal point of the offense in light of his solid showing as a runner and receiver the past three games. Reece has 672 yards rushing and receiving.
Huddle Up: We'll believe it when we see it as far as McFadden and Gooden being available this week. Reece did plenty of damage as a receiver prior to taking over feature back duties, but any work given to McFadden and/or Goodson would obviously take food off of Reece's plate. Plan on him being a viable PPR flex option for now, and if/when McFadden and Gooden are scratched again you can elevate Reece accordingly.
Posted: 11/28/2012 2:53pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) returned to the practice field Wednesday, Nov. 28, for the first time since suffering an ankle sprain Sunday, Nov. 4.
Huddle Up: Cautious optimism about McFadden's playing status this week is apropos. Run DMC has been out with an ankle injury for several weeks, and fantasy owners have been burned before by promises of return. Practicing is an excellent sign, though. He might have a limited workload since Mike Goodson is returning as well, not to mention Marcel Reece has been excellent in their absence.
Posted: 11/26/2012 4:08pm et
Oakland Raiders teammates expect RB Darren McFadden (ankle) to return for their Week 13 game.
Huddle Up: We'll take it with a grain of salt until he actually practices for a few days and gets tagged something other than doubtful. If he does return for a full complement of snaps the Marcel Reece fun times may be over.
Posted: 11/21/2012 11:51pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) was unable to practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.
Huddle Up: It's early in the week, but the clock has begun ticking down on McFadden's chances of avoiding a third straight missed game.
Posted: 11/17/2012 7:21pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) was able to do some running during practice Friday, Nov. 16; however, he has been ruled out for Week 11. 'McFadden was out today and ran around on the side with the trainers, which was, obviously, a good sign,' head coach Dennis Allen said.
Huddle Up: Start the Week 12 McFadden Watch with the RB out Sunday for his second straight game. A Week 12 return, however, is far from a certainty with McFadden dealing with a sprain of the high-ankle variety.
Posted: 11/16/2012 5:02pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Week 11.
Huddle Up: No surprise here. With Mike Goodson also out, Marcel Reece will have a big-time opportunity to score a lot of fantasy points against the Saints defense. Considering this should be a shootout, Reece is a borderline RB1.
Posted: 11/15/2012 12:11pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden was moving well and walking without a limp Wednesday, Nov. 14, as he left the team's facility and headed to his car in the parking lot. McFadden still was wearing a walking boot on his right foot, however, and head coach Dennis Allen didn't sound overly optimistic, saying McFadden was 'questionable' for Week 11. When McFadden suffered his ankle injury in Week 9, the team felt that it would keep him out of the lineup for two to four weeks.
Huddle Up: While McFadden may be listed as questionable, don't expect to see him in action this week. Marcel Reese will handle Oakland's RB touches in McFadden's absence.
Posted: 11/14/2012 3:25pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Huddle Up: Rumors swirl that McFadden could be back early this week, but when was the last time Run DMC came back from an injury early? The likelihood is that he misses this week and perhaps more; treat it as a pleasant surprise if he starts, but do not expect him to have a huge game if he does.
Posted: 11/12/2012 7:37pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) may be able to play Week 11 after sitting out Week 10 because of an ankle injury. However, both McFadden and backup Mike Goodson both were still wearing walking boots Monday.
Huddle Up: This may be wishful thinking on McFadden's part, or it may be something more concrete. Either way, McFadden's participation (or lack of it) in practice this week will tell most of the tale.
Posted: 11/10/2012 8:19pm et
Oakland Raiders RBs Darren McFadden (ankle) and Mike Goodson (ankle) will not play in Week 10 and they may miss the team's Week 11 game as well, according to head coach Dennis Allen. '(Neither) of them made enough progress this week that they were able to be up,' Allen said. 'We'll probably be going through the same thing next week and we'll see where we're at.'
Huddle Up: For Sunday, the Raiders said they plan to use RB Taiwan Jones and FB Marcel Reece in 2-back sets and Reece in 1-back sets as he is the better pass receiver.
Posted: 11/8/2012 10:43am et
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said he will determine Friday, Nov. 9, whether RB Darren McFadden will play in Week 10. At this point, it appears a long shot he will play.
Huddle Up: The Raiders played the week-to-week game with McFadden last year as he missed the second half of the season, so the suggestion here is to not hold your breath on McFadden being back any time soon.
Posted: 11/7/2012 10:51am et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is currently listed as day-to-day with a high ankle sprain.
Huddle Up: We've been down the day-to-day and week-to-week road with McFadden before, and it didn't end well. High ankle sprains are usually four-week injuries, so despite McFadden's alleged day-to-day status fantasy owners should be counting on much from him any time soon. Of course, given the way McFadden's season has gone to this point, his fantasy owners are used to not expecting much from him.
Posted: 11/5/2012 5:23pm et
Oakland Raiders RBs Darren McFadden (ankle) and Mike Goodson (ankle) are both dealing with high ankle sprains.
Huddle Up: McFadden continues to find his way to the trainers table, leaving his owners scrambling. The Raiders may be dumpster diving this week if neither of these guys can go.
Posted: 11/5/2012 11:33am et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden sprained his left ankle on his first carry of the Week 9 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played through the injury before aggravating it later, ultimately leaving the game in the second quarter. X-rays on his leg were negative, and he is scheduled to get an MRI exam Monday. He is considered week-to-week.
Huddle Up: Some reports suggest the injury is in fact a high ankle sprain, which would extend the time frame for McFadden's return. Given his track record, it's tough to expect him back in action any time soon. Backup Mike Goodson was also injured in the loss to Tampa Bay, so Oakland's backfield plan going forward is unclear at the moment. Versatile Marcel Reece would be in line for an uptick in touches, and Taiwan Jones might wind up as the team's interim feature back.
Posted: 11/4/2012 11:47pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) left the Week 9 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to an ankle injury. X-rays were negative. 'He's got an ankle. I'm not sure the extent of it,' head coach Dennis Allen said after the game. McFadden finished with just 17 yards (still a team high) on seven carries, and he had two receptions for no gain.
Huddle Up: The ankle isn't broke, but it still leaves the door open for any grade of sprain. In the end, this only leaves more questions and doubt to a season already filled with them for McFadden.
Posted: 11/4/2012 6:10pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden suffered a right ankle injury in the second quarter of Sunday's Week 9 game. McFadden underwent X-rays and did not return.
Huddle Up: Here we go. After seven weeks of sub-standard play, the injury bug has bitten McFadden yet again. McFadden had 7 carries for 17 yards and a pair of receptions for 0 yards before the injury, and we'll likely have to wait until Monday for an official prognosis on his status going forward. Nonetheless, we've seen this movie before, and ending never turns out well for McFadden's fantasy owners.
Posted: 10/22/2012 7:09pm et
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said he believes RB Darren McFadden has the same explosiveness that he had last season. Allen said the coaches called more power and gap plays to try to get McFadden going during the game Week 7. McFadden averaged 3.1 yards per carry in the game.
Huddle Up: Allen may not say he's concerned about McFadden, but the RB's fantasy owners are a little more vocal. McFadden only has two TDs and has only one game with more than 70 rushing yards this season. Overall, Run-DMC is averaging 3.1 yards per carry, and he'll be appearing on more than a few midseason fantasy disappointment lists.
Posted: 10/12/2012 2:18pm et
The Oakland Raiders spent plenty of time during their bye week trying to find ways to involve RB Darren McFadden more, according to head coach Dennis Allen. The Raiders are last in the league in rushing with 60.8 yards on the ground per game. Oakland feels McFadden is ready to break out, and the Atlanta Falcons, their Week 6 matchup, have allowed 5.4 yards per carry.
Huddle Up: This should be welcome news to anyone who took McFadden with a high draft pick. The stud running back has been a Chris Johnson-like bust this season, though expectations were tempered a bit by his injury history. It seems like his line has not been blocking well for him, but McFadden has also seemed reticent as a runner. Hopefully this means bigger things for him going forward.
Posted: 10/11/2012 10:01pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 11.
Huddle Up: So far so good -- at least health-wise -- for McFadden who has made it through the first quarter of the season without serious injury. Now if only Run DMC's fantasy stats can get well with the RB only posting one game with more than 34 rushing yards out of the team's first four.
Posted: 10/11/2012 12:04pm et
The Oakland Raiders are committed to improving their run game despite a sluggish start. The team ranks last in the NFL at 60.8 rushing yards per game. They have averaged 2.3, 1.6, 5.7 and 3.5 yards per carry in their four games. RB Darren McFadden's 3.5 yards per carry are also 1.3 below his career mark heading into the year. "We're not discouraged," QB Carson Palmer said. "I know a lot of people outside of this facility are discouraged in our run game, but we're going to continue to work at it. We're not going to give up, we're not going to stop running the football. If anything, we're going to run the football more."
Huddle Up: The marriage of McFadden and run-oriented offensive coordinator Greg Knapp has yet to yield the anticipated results, primarily because McFadden and the Oakland line are still adjusting to Knapp's run-blocking scheme. The week off hopefully helped all parties get on the same page, and Atlanta's defense has been susceptible to the run so we should know quickly if the Raiders run game is back on track.
Posted: 9/29/2012 12:56am et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (shoulder) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 28, and he is listed as probable for the Week 4 game against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: It looks like McFadden will be a go in a strong fantasy matchup against a Denver defense now without a pair of starting LBs. Moreover, McFadden has rushed for 119 or more yards in each of his past 3 games against the Broncos.
Posted: 9/28/2012 12:21pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 27.
Huddle Up: Has it begun? Run DMC has not been a picture of health throughout his career. This seems like a minor issue, but his fantasy owners were baited into waiting for a return from what seemed like a minor foot injury rather than cutting bait last season. Mike Goodson might get a few more carries this week as a precaution.
Posted: 9/19/2012 11:23pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden had a message to frustrated fantasy football owners of his Wednesday, Sept. 19. "'I don't too much care for fantasy football, I play real football," McFadden said.
Huddle Up: McFadden's fantasy owners can counter by asking for a few more "real" yards and TDs. Even though he leads the Raiders with 15 catches for 105 yards, McFadden has gained all of 54 yards on 26 rushing attempts and has yet to find the end zone. He is healthy -- so far -- but the production has been severely lacking for a player who cost a first- or second-round pick in the majority of leagues.
Posted: 9/17/2012 12:07am et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (eye) carried 11 times for just 22 yards in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins. He also added two catches for 19 yards. McFadden had to finish the game with a visor after being poked in the eye in the first half.
Huddle Up: McFadden now has 54 yards on 26 carries this season, so there's been a little more than just a finger to his eye behind his issues. With teams not fearing QB Carson Palmer or the Raiders' passing game, they're keying on McFadden, and he's been unable to break loose.
Posted: 9/11/2012 10:13am et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden carried 15 times for 32 yards in Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Sept. 10. He also added a game-high 13 receptions for 86 yards.
Huddle Up: McFadden was Carson Palmer's primary target on the evening, salvaging his fantasy value in PPR leagues. The plan to get McFadden the ball in space makes a ton of sense, so don't be surprised if Run DMC morphs into Receive DMC this year.
Posted: 9/11/2012 1:50am et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden rushed 15 times for 32 yards and had 13 catches for 86 yards in the team's 22-14 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football.
Huddle Up: McFadden was kept in check on the ground, but he was a PPR monster, totalling 21 fantasy points on his 13 catches. He had 19 receptions in seven games last season but was the only player in the league to reach double digits in catches in Week 1.
Posted: 8/27/2012 11:52am et
Oakland Raiders RB Taiwan Jones likely secured the team's backup running back spot with a strong preseason showing Saturday, Aug. 25. Starting RB Darren McFadden figures to see extensive work this season, however.
Huddle Up: Greg Knapp offenses typically produce around 500 carries, and McFadden has topped 115 just once in four pro seasons, so even if McFadden stays healthy and gets 20 carries a game there will be touches for Jones. He's best served in the 10-12 touch range anyway, but he has the speed and explosiveness to be productive even with a limited workload. And of course there's always the possibility McFadden misses time...
Posted: 8/22/2012 9:22pm et
Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Gregg Knapp believes that the No. 1 running back, RB Darren McFadden, should get the goal line carries.
Huddle Up: Who else would it be now that Michael Bush has moved on to Chicago? This only adds value to the enticing but risky McFadden.
Posted: 8/22/2012 4:54pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is 100 percent healthy, according to head coach Dennis Allen. Allen said that McFadden looks like his best, explosive self, and the team does not plan on holding him back in the regular season for fear of him getting hurt again.
Huddle Up: This is excellent to hear if you plan on taking this gamble. You will likely need to spend a first round pick to nab McFadden in your leagues, and he has the ability to be the top fantasy running back in the league. The problem, of course, is that he has averaged just 11.25 games played per season since entering the league.
Posted: 8/22/2012 12:15pm et
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said RB Darren McFadden is healthy entering the season and in no way will the team "baby" him in order to ensure the running back stays injury-free. McFadden has missed 19 of a possible 64 games during his four-year pro career, missing at least three games in each season. The bulk of those games lost to injury came due to a Lisfranc foot injury during the second half of last season. "He's 100 percent," Allen said of McFadden. "I think the thing that you look at is as a running back, I mean, it's a tough position. They take some shots and that's part of football. We can't baby him. We can't protect him. We got to go out there and play football and give him an opportunity to carry the ball, and we hope that he's able to stay healthy."
Huddle Up: The typical Greg Knapp offense produces about 500 carries, so there will be ample opportunity for McFadden if he can stay on the field. Right now he's good to go, and it's good news for those risking a high first-round pick on him that the Raiders will throw as much at him as he can handle.
Posted: 8/16/2012 10:12am et
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said RB Darren McFadden will get more work moving forward in the preseason after receiving limited work in the preseason opener. McFadden, however, was impressive, netting four yards on a run, 18 on a catch-and-run play in which he lined up as a wide receiver and 16 on a burst around the left side during a three-play span. "Darren needs to get his touches so that he goes into the regular season ready to go," Allen said, "and that's the most important thing for him is to make sure he's fully ready to roll when the opening game comes off on Monday night."
Huddle Up: McFadden has been getting more preseason work almost by necessity, as the two players competing to back him up--Mike Goodson and Taiwan Jones--have been sidelined by injuries of their own. In a Greg Knapp offense there will be plenty of touches to go around, but if McFadden can stay healthy he'll get the bulk of them--and we've seen what he's capable of doing with them.
Posted: 8/14/2012 11:11pm et
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said RB Darren McFadden needs more touches in the preseason in order to hit the ground running in Week 1 of the regular season. McFadden will welcome the increased work in the preseason, and he'll likely see an increase in touches in the team's next preseason action against the Arizona Cardinals Friday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: Interesting approach considering McFadden's well-documented injury history. To review, the RB never has played in more in 13 games in any of his 4 NFL seasons, and last year was limited to 7 games and 768 yards from scrimmage due to a broken foot. Still, fantasy owners don't seem overly concerned as McFadden (as of this report) was being drafted 11th overall and seventh among RBs on average, according to the The Huddle's ADP tabulation.
Posted: 8/6/2012 2:13pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden said he is desperately trying to stay healthy in 2012. McFadden has suffered injuries in all four of his pro seasons. 'It drives me crazy. I want to go out there and prove I can stay healthy a full season,' McFadden said.
Huddle Up: McFadden's fantasy owners have shared in the frustration with the RB averaging only 8 starts per year over his first 4 pro seasons. Last year, a foot injury KO'd the Raider for the final nine games of the season, and he finished with only 768 yards from scrimmage and 5 total TDs after racking up 1,664 and 10 the season before. Despite his injury issues, Run DMC's talent and potential are hard to pass up, and he will go among the top 10 backs in almost every fantasy draft. You can count on some monster games and some stretches where you'll have to rely on your bench.
Posted: 6/30/2012 3:55pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden said he is fully recovered from his foot injury suffered last season and is looking forward to carry his strong 2011 performance into this upcoming season.
Huddle Up: There's no question that, when healthy, Run DMC is among the most productive backs in the league. Additionally, the club didn't bring back Michael Bush to siphon carries and new OC Greg Knapp is implementing a decidedly run-friendly scheme. All McFadden has to do now is stay healthy.