Darren McFadden news, rumors and stats

 

Darren McFadden

Oakland Raiders
Running Back

Ht: 6.1 | Wt: 218

News | Stats | Stat vs. Team | Targets | Injury | Depth Chart | Roster

Week By Week

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 | Darren McFadden to have big role

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:11:18 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to receive a heavy workload even if RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is active for Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden has been fairly quiet so far this season but should have a chance to have a solid performance this week. McFadden costs $4,800 on FantasyScore, but owners could consider spending a little more money on a better option.

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

Raiders | Raiders to split carries without MJD

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:15:59 -0700

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.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden and Murray will each cost only the minimum for running backs ($3,700) at FantasyScore this weekend. How they'll be used is anyone's guess at this point. Consider both backs weak flex options against the Texans.

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

Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew likely out

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:32:38 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is expected to miss the Week 2 game, according to multiple sources. Jones-Drew had a small bandage covering a surgical site below his index finger, and his hand was swollen Thursday, Sept. 11. He said he didn't break his hand, however, multiple sources have reported that he did break his hand. He's not expected to miss a lot of time.

Fantasy Tip: Darren McFadden ($3,700; 7.4% of your cap) becomes a great bargain on FantasyScore against the Houston Texans this weekend. Latavius Murray should see some action as well, at the same fantasy price tag.

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

Raiders | Darren McFadden might start Week 2

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:04:43 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden will get the start in Week 2 against the Houston Texans if RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is unable to play.

Fantasy Tip: If Run DMC gets the start, he could be a solid mid-level FantasyScore play heading into Week 2. Latavius Murray and Marcel Reece also could be bargain bin grabs, as they would see increased touches as well.

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

Raiders | Coach impressed with Darren McFadden

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:04:47 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden has performed well during training camp and shown some explosiveness during his runs, according to head coach Dennis Allen. "I think Darren is probably running the ball as well as I've seen him run it since I've been here. I think he's probably more explosive than I've seen him since I've been here. I think part of that is that he's remained healthy throughout the offseason, throughout training camp. There haven't been any kind of nicks or nagging little deals that have slowed him down. So, hopefully that trend will continue because I've seen a lot of positives in what he's done in the running game," Allen said.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden is competing with Maurice Jones-Drew for the starting running back job but both should receive carries this season. Owners should consider McFadden as a weekly flex option, because he will not be the main option in the running game for the Raiders.

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

Raiders | RB battle rages on

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:17:34 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew started the preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings Friday, Aug. 8, and he carried twice for 10 yards while also hauling in two passes for 14 yards. RB Darren McFadden had just one tote for 23 yards and he did not have any receptions.

Fantasy Tip: Pocket Hercules was listed as the starter on the team's initial depth chart of the preseason, but the battle will continue on as training camp and the preseason goes on. Right now, Jones-Drew is the more attractive fantasy selection on draft day, and Run DMC is too injury-prone anyway.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: KFFL.com

Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew motivated

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:17:16 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew is motivated by the competition he has with fellow RB Darren McFadden. Jones-Drew said he has to continue to push himself and strive for greatness in order to stay ahead of McFadden.

Fantasy Tip: Jones-Drew is listed ahead of McFadden on the team's depth chart, but there will likely still be a backfield committee of sorts in Oakland. If either one gets injured for an extended period of time, the other attains low-end RB2 potential.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Raiders.com - Rebecca Corman

Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew ahead of Darren McFadden

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:54:38 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew was listed ahead of Darren McFadden on the depth chart Monday, Aug. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Neither back is going to shoulder the load alone unless the other is injured, but for now, Jones-Drew seems to have the edge on McFadden. Both backs are worth drafting with Jones-Drew making a decent RB3 option if he remains the top back.

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

Raiders | Unclear how carries will be divided

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:05:33 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden and RB Maurice Jones-Drew could struggle while splitting carries this season, according to ESPN.com's Paul Gutierrez. Gutierrez noted that both backs have traditionally performed better later in games, and splitting carries could prevent both backs from finding a rhythm.

Fantasy Tip: It will be interesting to see how the carries will ultimately be divided between McFadden and Jones-Drew, and it could end up being the unfortunate situation where the lead-back role changes hands on a weekly basis. Both players are backup options at the RB spot for fantasy purposes.

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

Raiders | Plan to run it often

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:56:12 -0700

Oakland Raiders OT Donald Penn said the team plans to run the ball often in 2014. "We're gonna run the ball, run the ball, then run it again, until the defense stops us," Penn said.

Fantasy Tip: Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew should have ample opportunities to run the ball. However, they're going to need an effective passing game to keep eight defenders out of the box limiting their daylight. The winner of the lion's share of carries should be an RB3 with the second back and Latavius Murray as flex options.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: SiriusXM NFL Radio

More player news ...


Also see

07/10 - Make sure you draft these rebound candidates
07/09 - Fantasy Football Rankings: ESPN Scoring
03/12 - Fantasy Football Free Agency Fun
02/18 - Fantasy Football: Ranking the top unrestricted free-agent running backs
01/17 - Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Friday, Jan. 17
01/14 - Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Tuesday, Jan. 14
12/20 - Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Friday, Dec. 20
12/19 - Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Thursday, Dec. 19
12/18 - Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Wednesday, Dec. 18
12/17 - Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Tuesday, Dec. 17