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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.

Posted: 12/16/2013 6:08pm et
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said he expects RB Darren McFadden (ankle) to participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Huddle Up: The last time McFadden came back from injury, Jennings still got the bulk of the work. Keep an eye on the situation, though, especially if you are relying on Jennings.

Posted: 12/13/2013 6:55pm et
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said the team is considering placing RB Darren McFadden (ankle) on Injured Reserve.
Huddle Up: The Raiders could have saved time and put McFadden on IR in training camp. McFadden is out for Week 15 and likely the season.

Posted: 12/4/2013 7:21pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) missed practice with an ankle injury Wednesday, Dec. 4, after he missed three games this season with a strained right hamstring. 'He actually injured the ankle in the game the other day and it was (hurt) more than what we had initially thought,' head coach Dennis Allen said. 'He wasn't able to go today and hopefully we'll be able to get him out there soon, but I don't know.' It's likely that McFadden sits out against the New York Jets in Week 14.
Huddle Up: It's a credit to McFadden that he doesn't get hurt blowing his nose. If you're starting McFadden during fantasy playoffs, you must be taking a dive. Rashad Jennings will be locked in as a RB2 against a tough Jets' defense assuming he passes his concussion tests.

Posted: 12/4/2013 5:07pm et
The Oakland Raiders are not expected to make an offer to RB Darren McFadden before he becomes a free agent this offseason.
Huddle Up: Filed unde: duh. McFadden has never lived up to his potential, and he is just an injury waiting to happen.

Posted: 11/28/2013 1:44pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) is expected to play in the team's Week 13 game Thursday, Nov. 28 but will not get the start.
Huddle Up: McFadden will play for the first time since Week 9, and that will muddle the fantasy prospects for starter Rashad Jennings, who has been a revelation in McFadden's absence.

Posted: 11/27/2013 5:49pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) will play in Week 13 against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Nov. 28, for the first time since straining his right hamstring Nov. 3. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson said earlier this week that they would ride the 'hot hand' of RB Rashad Jennings. 'The guy that's in there and being the most effective will be the guy that gets the opportunity,' head coach Dennis Allen said. 'But I see them both getting a chance to carry the ball. We'll see how it goes. We'll play (it) out as the game plays along.'
Huddle Up: This sounds like a bit of a nightmare. If you start McFadden, pray that he gets it going early. Otherwise, Jennings might steal the show and run with it.

Posted: 11/27/2013 3:23pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) is listed as questionable for the Week 13 game against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Nov. 28. McFadden practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: He has a great matchup, but it's certainly a risk to put him in your lineup if he does play.

Posted: 11/26/2013 8:40pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: McFadden is expected to play Thursday for the first time in a month and share the workload with Rashad Jennings, which, of course, isn't welcome news for Jennings' fantasy owners who have ridden the RB's 4 straight 100-yard-plus games.

Posted: 11/26/2013 10:20am et
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) said Monday, Nov. 25, that he is hopeful of playing in the Week 13 game against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Nov. 28. He was able to run on the side at practice Monday, and was listed as a limited participant.
Huddle Up: The good news is, you should know of McFadden's availability in plenty of time to set your lineup accordingly this week... though you might have to push away from the pecan pie to do so. Even if McFadden does play the Raiders have already indicated it will be a job-share with Rashad Jennings.

Posted: 11/25/2013 8:43pm et
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) did some running Monday, Nov. 25. Head coach Dennis Allen said the team will see how McFadden feels before deciding on his status for Week 13.
Huddle Up: It's going to be tough for McFadden to get ready given the Raiders' short turnaround this week. In the meantime, backup Rashad Jennings has been more than adequate, rolling up 100 or more total yards in each of the last 4 games.