Darren McFadden | RB | Oakland Raiders
Posted: 4/3/2015 5:15pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden is ready to show the world that he's better than what he showed in the last couple of seasons with the Oakland Raiders, and he's confident that he'll produce more behind a great offensive line in Dallas. 'I just want to go out there and continue to show people what I can do,' McFadden said. 'I still don't think the world has seen the best of Darren McFadden.'
Huddle Up: McFadden is certainly right that the world hasn't seen his best as he's missed 29 games in eight seasons. Be wary, though, of an old dog showing new tricks, and if the Cowboys add another RB as expected -- via the draft, trade or free agency -- it will only further diminish McFadden's already iffy fantasy stock.
Posted: 3/15/2015 11:17pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden's two-year contract includes per-game bonuses each year that will give him incentive to stay healthy or fight through injuries to be on the field. In 2015, McFadden can receive a $9,375 per-game bonus. If he plays all 16 games in 2015, McFadden would receive $150,000 from the Cowboys. In 2016, McFadden can receive a $31,250 per-game bonus.
Huddle Up: You knew any kind of contract Run-DMC signed would (wisely) be loaded with incentives after the RB has missed an average of four games a year during his seven seasons with the Raiders. In any case, expect the Cowboys to add another prominent back this offseason -- most likely in the RB-loaded draft.
Posted: 3/13/2015 11:46am et
Free-agent RB Darren McFadden agreed to a two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys Friday, March 13. The deal is pending a physical.
Huddle Up: McFadden has only managed to make it through a full season once (last year) in seven years in the league, but as long as he can remain on the field, he'll find plenty of running room behind one of the league's best offensive lines. That said, there's no way McFadden can be seriously counted on to approach Murray's huge workload from a season ago, and whether it's a high draft pick or another free agent, expect another RB to be added to the stable in Big D.
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.