Darren McFadden | RB | Oakland Raiders
Posted: 10/14/2014 11:37pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden carried the ball on 14 of the team's 20 rush attempts in Week 6, and interim coach Tony Sparano said he wants to emphasize the run going forward.
Huddle Up: As long as -- or if -- he can remain healthy and the Raiders don't keep falling too far behind and remain committed to the run, McFadden could find himself with some sneaky value as a low-end RB3/flex option.
Posted: 9/27/2014 12:23am et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to make a third straight start in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London, head coach Dennis Allen said Friday, Sept. 26.
Huddle Up: Despite starting, McFadden is nothing more than a low-end flex play.
Posted: 9/20/2014 1:43pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to receive a heavy workload even if RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is active for Week 3.
Huddle Up: It's a good news, bad news scenario. It's great that McFadden will get most of the work but he's nothing more than a low-end flex option right now for fantasy owners in the Raiders struggling offense.
Posted: 9/12/2014 6:52pm et
Oakland Raiders RBs Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray will both receive a crack at the running back duties in Week 2 against the Houston Texans with RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) unlikely to play, according to offensive coordinator Greg Olson. The Raiders only had 25 yards rushing on 12 carries in Week 1 against the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: The Raiders should find more room to run against the Texans, but that doesn't mean McFadden or Murray are great fantasy options in 10- or 12-team leagues -- especially if it's a split.
Posted: 4/20/2014 4:53pm et
If healthy, Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to be the team's starting tailback with RB Maurice Jones-Drew as his backup.
Huddle Up: The key words above, of course, are the first two with McFadden having missed nearly the equivalent of 2 full seasons (29 combined games) over his first 6 years in Oaktown. In other words, MJD should see plenty or work even though he's longer a clear-cut No. 1 as he was in J'ville.
Posted: 3/11/2014 6:13pm et
The Oakland Raiders have re-signed free-agent RB Darren McFadden to a one-year deal worth $4 million. However, only $100,000 of the deal is guaranteed.
Huddle Up: After it appeared that McFadden was headed elsewhere, he'll remain in Oakland for a 7th season on an incentive-stacked deal. But unless his durability improves, that does little to change his fantasy outlook as an injury-prone, underachieving back.
Posted: 1/16/2014 10:38pm et
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he expects impending free-agent RB Darren McFadden to hit the free-agent market this offseason.
Huddle Up: It's looking like McFadden's health will be some other team's concern after an injury-filled 6-year run in Oakland.
Posted: 1/14/2014 7:20pm et
Ian Greengross, agent for Oakland Raiders impending free-agent RB Darren McFadden, said McFadden would like to re-sign with the Raiders this offseason but no contract talks have taken place at this time. Greengross said McFadden is open to accepting a complementary role next season.
Huddle Up: After a 6-year run with the Raiders filled with injuries (29 missed games) and unrealized expectations (only 1 1,000-yard rushing season), McFadden's days in Silver & Black appear to be over. If so, you can count on some team signing McFadden to a low-risk deal, and one immediate guess is Cincinnati, where former Raiders coach and McFadden supporter Hue Jackson has been promoted to offensive coordinator.
Posted: 12/20/2013 6:30pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (knee, ankle) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 20, and is probable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: It totally figures that after McFadden already waylaid your initial fantasy plans but still led you to discover productive backup Rashad Jennings, he's now coming back just in time to take a piece out of Jennings' playoff value.