Darren McFadden news, rumors and stats

 

Darren McFadden

Oakland Raiders
Running Back

Ht: 6.1 | Wt: 218

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YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2008OAK131134994.4240292859.83001427841
2009OAK131043563.42102124511.67001256013
2010OAK1322311575.19704750710.793027016643
2011OAK71136145.4340191548.11101327681
2012OAK122167073.2720422586.14102589652
2013OAK101143793.3250171086.35001314871
Average:147619440292609101768782
Total:8833712423017515579501058526911

Raiders | Raiders excited about Latavius Murray

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:29:29 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray had 112 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries against the Kansas City Chiefs, and the team is excited about what he can provide them down the stretch. "I love the way Latavius runs the football," interim head coach Tony Sparano said. "I like what I've seen, but I've seen (14) carries. I want to see more of them. I'm curious, too. I'm curious just like the fans are curious." Despite Sparano's curiosity, he stated that Murray won't immediately be a workhorse back in Week 14 against the San Francisco 49ers. It's likely that RBs Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew will see significant touches this weekend, but Murray will likely have an increased workload than what he's seen in the past.

Fantasy Tip: Unfortunately for those itching to use Murray ($4,800) at FantasyScore, this probably isn't the week to do it. McFadden ($3,800) should continue to see most of the work, but if he's sharing touches in what now may be a three-headed monster, we don't recommend him for daily lineups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Scott Bair

Raiders | Latavius Murray to be more involved?

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:21:54 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray had four carries for 43 yards in the team's Week 11 loss to the San Diego Chargers, and his 23-yard run late in the third quarter was the team's longest rushing gain for a running back of the season. "They've been wanting to get me in the mix more and that's all I can ask," Murray said. "When they do, I have to make sure they give me a reason to put me back in there." Murray is a much bigger back than either RBs Darren McFadden or Maurice Jones-Drew, and he runs with an upright style. Oakland finished with 71 yards on 19 carries, which was their highest rushing output since Oct. 12 in their first matchup with the Chargers.

Fantasy Tip: At this point in the Raiders' winless season, they just might be motivated to make a drastic change in the backfield in hopes of better results. Murray will continue to be cheap at FantasyScore if you're feeling very bold in Week 12.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - Jerry McDonald

Raiders | More carries for Darren McFadden?

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:04:58 -0700

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.

Fantasy Tip: With McFadden looking like the clear No. 1 back, an increased emphasis on the run game should boost his value going forward. He probably isn't a great play at FantasyScore in Week 7 when the Raiders face the third-ranked run defense of the Arizona Cardinals, but McFadden could turn into a useful option when the matchups are favorable.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Bill Williamson

Raiders | Bigger role coming for MJD?

Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18:10:15 -0700

Oakland Radiers RB Maurice Jones-Drew has just 11 carries for 12 yards in two games this season, but interim head coach Tony Sparano said he wants him to share the load with RB Darren McFadden. "I'd like Maurice to take a little bit greater role, maybe get some snaps off of Darren," Sparano said. "If we could, keep them both fresh that way, but we also have got to be running the football and doing some things that way too."

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Jones-Drew will be eating into Darren McFadden's carries with Sporano taking over, and the situation is worth watching going forward. However, neither back is a great option at FantasyScore in Week 6 against the ninth-ranked run defense of the San Diego Chargers.

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Raiders | Darren McFadden goes distance

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:37:10 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden carried 11 times for 40 yards in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London, while RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) carried twice for just one yard. McFadden also had four receptions for 32 yards, while Jones-Drew had two catches for only two yards.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden received a majority of the touches in the Oakland backfield before the team mostly abandoned the run with a lopsided score in the second half. For now, McFadden has more fantasy appeal between the two backs.

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Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew active today

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 08:43:38 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is active Sunday, Sept. 28, for Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: MJD and Darren McFadden are expected to have a 50-50 split this week. It's probably best to find other options until this situation reveals a clear front runner.

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Raiders | Oakland RBs likely 50-50 split

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:55:05 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden and RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) are likely to receive a 50-50 split of the carries in Week 4, in the opinion of beat writer Vic Tafur.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden ($4,800; 9.6% of your cap) and Jones-Drew ($4,900; 9.8%) cancel each other out a bit as it could be a toss-up as to which one will be valuable enough to start on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Vic Tafur

Raiders | Darren McFadden to start in London

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:54:50 -0700

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.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden is expected to be re-joined by Maurice Jones-Drew in the backfield, but McFadden is projected to get more touches and therefore has more value in FantasyScore. At just $4800 (or 9.6 percent of the salary cap), McFadden could be a solid flex play against a Miami Dolphins run defense which ranks 20th in the NFL by allowing 125.3 yards per game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Bill Williamson

Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew expected to play

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:17:25 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 25, and appears primed to play in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London. It was his first full practice since injuring his hand in Week 1. Jones-Drew will likely have a big role, along with RB Darren McFadden, against the Dolphins.

Fantasy Tip: Jones-Drew will cost you $4,900 (9.8% of cap) at FantasyScore. It's unclear exactly what the split will be in the backfield between MJD and McFadden, so relying on either running back as more than a flex is a risky proposition.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Bill Williamson

Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew out

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:55:07 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is out for Week 3. RB Darren McFadden is expected to start.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden doesn't have a great matchup against the New England Patriots. He's still worth of considering as a flex with his $4,800 (9.6% of your cap) FantasyScore price tag.

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