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Cowboys | Darren McFadden has bounce-back year

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 13:01:36 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden had his best season since 2010, totaling 1,089 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden has put together back-to-back healthy seasons, playing in all 16 games the last two years. He took advantage of his opportunity after Joseph Randle derailed. Whether or not McFadden is the boy crying wolf remains to be seen, but he should be considered a RB2 going into next season's fantasy drafts.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden reaches 1,000 yards

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 17:49:57 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden had 12 carries for 92 yards and five catches for 53 yards in a 34-23 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 17, reaching 1,000 yards rushing for the second time in his career.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden performed well when he was finally made the starter, and if he enters next year in the same role, he should be a solid RB2 in all formats.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden plays well in Week 16

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 14:49:20 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden rushed for 99 yards on 19 carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden has been a solid addition for the Cowboys this season and should be a focal point on offense in Week 17. He has rushed for at least 99 yards in four of his last six games and could be a solid starting option against the Redskins.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden tops 100 yards

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 19:17:42 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden had nine carries for 111 yards in a 28-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: The Cowboys had to abandon the run after falling behind, slowing what could have been an even bigger performance. McFadden has had several big games this year, but don't expect one next week against a solid New York Jets defense.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden finishes up

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 22:44:31 -0800

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (head) left the Week 13 game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Dec. 7, to be evaluated for concussion. He was able to return after a brief absence.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden finished with 53 yards on 14 carries and he had a touchdown in the fourth quarter. He remains a decent RB2 or flex FantasyScore option heading into Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden having head checked

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19:15:14 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (head) left the Week 13 game against the Washington Redskins in the third quarter. He suffered an apparent head injury on a carry which resulted in a fumble, and he was being checked on the sidelines before heading off to the locker room for further evaluation.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden leads the team with 35 rushing yards on nine carries while hauling in one reception for six yards. If he cannot continue it would be Robert Turbin and Rod Smith likely picking up the slack.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden does not do much

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:46:10 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden rushed for 11 yards on 10 carries against the Carolina Panthers in Week 12. He also caught four passes for 45 yards during the game.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden was facing a tough Panthers defense, so there was a chance he was going to struggle. McFadden was involved in the passing game, which helps his fantasy value. He probably will receive a bigger role if Tony Romo is sidelined and could be a solid option next week against the Washington Redskins.

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Cowboys | Three Cowboys expected to play

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:47:50 -0800

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot, knee), RB Darren McFadden (groin) and QB Tony Romo (back, shoulder) are all probable for Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Nov. 26, and they all practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Fantasy Tip: None of this trio should really excite you on FantasyScore this week going up against the Panthers. Bryant ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) is a tough sell to return profit going against shutdown corner Josh Norman. Romo ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) has a tall task against a nasty defense in his second game back. And DMC ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) should have a heavy workload but might not be able to break through against a stout defensive front.

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Cowboys | Three Cowboys limited Tuesday

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:02:38 -0800

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, shoulder), WR Dez Bryant (foot, knee) and RB Darren McFadden (groin) were limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Fantasy Tip: The Cowboys' offense as a whole faces a tough task in succeeding against the Carolina Panthers this week. Romo ($8,100, 16.2% of cap), McFadden ($6,400, 12.8%) and Bryant ($8,300, 16.6%) are each still worth starting, but expectations should be tempered.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden emerges as workhorse

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:12:12 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden had 29 carries in the Week 11 win against the Miami Dolphins, and he is stepping up as the team's workhorse back. Over the past five games he has 122 carries for 494 yards. "I feel great," McFadden said Monday, Nov. 23. "Just taking care of my body. Get a little bit of rest the next couple days."

Fantasy Tip: McFadden has re-emerged as a solid RB2 or flex play in FantasyScore and most other fantasy formats, but keep in mind he has had plenty of injuries in the past. Until he does this workhorse deal for a couple of seasons in a row, there will always be worry. He has played all 16 games only once in his seven NFL seasons.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden limited

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:52:16 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (groin) was limited during practice Monday, Nov. 23.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden was able to play in Week 11 despite the injury and posted 129 rushing yards. He will be facing a solid Carolina Panthers defense Thursday, Nov. 26, but should still be a solid option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden surpasses 100-yard mark

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 14:16:32 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden rushed for 129 yards on 29 carries against the Miami Dolphins in Week 11. He also caught three passes for 20 yards in the game.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden has played well since taking over as the starting running back and has rushed for at least 100 yards in three of his last five games. McFadden will be facing a tough Carolina Panthers in Week 12 but should still be a solid starting option.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden to start Sunday

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 08:07:45 -0800

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (groin) will start in Week 11's game against the Miami Dolphins.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) has a rather favorable matchup versus the Dolphins, who have one of the worst rushing defenses in the league. Only the New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns have allowed more yards on the ground this season than the Dolphins, who have given up an average of 4.2 yards per carry and 135.6 yards per game. McFadden merits serious consideration as a value pick in FantasyScore this week.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden expected to play

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 07:06:09 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (groin) is expected to play in Week 11's game against the Miami Dolphins, even though he was limited in practice with a groin injury.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) could be a decent FantasyScore value pick this week because the Dolphins have had difficulty stopping the run this year. Miami is ranked 31st in the NFL in rushing yards allowed, with an average of 135.6 yards given up per game.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden says he's fine

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:45:47 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (groin) said "I'm good" when talking about his strained groin. He was held to a limited practice as a precaution Friday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Dallas is just being careful with McFadden ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) since their running back depth is lacking these days. In a nice matchup against the Miami Dolphins this weekend, DMC is an excellent value pick on FantasyScore. The Fish allow 28.7 PPR fantasy points to running backs per game this year.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden listed as questionable

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:26:53 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 20, and is listed as questionable for the Week 11 game against the Miami Dolphins.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) may be a game-time decision for the game, so owners should keep an eye out on the situation. McFadden would have a favorable matchup if he plays and could be a starting option, but owners should have other options ready in case he misses the game.

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Cowboys | More on Darren McFadden ailment

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:46:58 -0800

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (groin) started having an issue with his groin Wednesday, Nov. 18, and he didn't do much in practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

Fantasy Tip: There isn't a lot of cause for concern yet. However, if McFadden ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) is limited again Friday, there may be a big red flag surfacing. Run DMC has a decent matchup against the Miami Dolphins, and he's a solid flex option on FantasyScore if healthy.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden limited Thursday

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:57:30 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 19, with a groin injury. The injury is not believed to be serious, however, and the Cowboys were just keeping McFadden fresh.

Fantasy Tip: No extra worry needed here. McFadden ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) will still be able to play in a great matchup with the Miami Dolphins. Miami is allowing over 105 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown per game over the last five weeks to running backs, making McFadden a tremendous option for Week 11 FantasyScore lineups.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden goes the distance

Sun, 08 Nov 2015 22:21:12 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden was the only running back to record carries in the Week 9 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He ran 27 times for 117 yards and he added one reception for five yards.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) has always had the potential to be a stud in FantasyScore, but he has struggled to stay on the field due to a multitude of injuries. He appears to be the top dog in Big D, and a slam dunk play at this price level.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden dominates carries

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 19:54:25 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden had 20 carries for 64 yards and six catches for 49 yards in a 13-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 8.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) continues to dominate the backfield with Joseph Randle sidelined, and until Randle is healthy, McFadden is a viable starting option at FantasyScore.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden dealing with cramps

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 15:49:12 -0800

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (cramps) is dealing with cramping and went to the locker room in the third quarter of the Week 8 game against the Seattle Seahawks to receive intravenous fluids. He was able to check back in late in the third quarter after missing one drive.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) returned and was able to go over 100 total yards from scrimmage to make some fantasy owners very happy. He is a strong mid-tier FantasyScore option when healthy.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden heads to locker room

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 15:28:07 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (undisclosed) jogged off to the locker room midway through the third quarter of the Week 8 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain what the source and severity of Run DMC's injury might be, but he has 50 yards on 13 carries with five receptions for 46 yards. If he cannot return it would be Christine Michael ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) shouldering the load.

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Cowboys | Joseph Randle misses treatment

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 06:08:05 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle (oblique) missed a scheduled treatment Wednesday, Oct. 28, after he was told he was demoted in favor of RB Darren McFadden. Randle is expected back at the facility Thursday, Oct. 29.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) has a tough matchup against the Seattle Seahawks this week. He could figure into the passing game a bit, but he's a risky midrange grab on FantasyScore. As for Randle, he could still have a shot to produce when he returns to health. Keep him stashed if possible in traditional leagues.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden has earned more touches

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 09:38:59 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden ran for 152 yards in Week 7 against the New York Giants, his fourth-highest single-game total of his career. Head coach Jason Garrett thought McFadden was outstanding and that he has earned the right to see more touches moving forward. "Absolutely," Garrett said. "We will get back to work (Tuesday) and we will give him his opportunities and keep the whole thing competitive for everybody. But he has certainly earned some more touches." McFadden was the first 100-yard rusher for Dallas this year.

Fantasy Tip: Joseph Randle is injured and is expected to miss time, so McFadden ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) was already lined up to become the starter at least for Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks. He should now be owned in all fantasy formats, but he's a tough pick on FantasyScore against the Seattle Seahawks this weekend.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden will start

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 06:58:06 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden will be the starting running back in the Week 8 game against the Seattle Seahawks, according to owner/general manager Jerry Jones.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden likely will receive most of the carries with Joseph Randle out of the lineup. He is coming off a game where he rushed for 152 yards and one touchdown. McFadden will be facing a tough Seahawks defense but could still be a starting option for owners.

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Cowboys | Joseph Randle to miss some time

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:44:05 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle (oblique) is dealing with an oblique injury and is likely to miss some time, according to a source. Randle will be re-evaluated Monday, Oct. 26. RB Darren McFadden had a season-high 152 rushing yards in the Week 7 loss to the New York Giants in Randle's absence.

Fantasy Tip: Randle's fantasy stock was already plummeted before the injury, so his owners should've already been making plans to replace him. McFadden is now a must-own in all leagues, and Christine Michael will also see plenty of more work. McFadden shouldn't be a popular daily pick heading into the Week 8 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks, though.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden shines as lead back

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 18:42:49 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden had 29 carries for 152 yards and a touchdown and two catches for 10 yards in a 27-20 loss to the New York Giants in Week 7.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) was a workhorse in the backfield after Joseph Randle ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) left early with an injury, and he showed what he is capable of if Randle were to miss time. Even if Randle returns next week, McFadden may have earned himself a bigger role.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden sees most action

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:33:17 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden played 32 snaps in Week 5, with RB Joseph Randle playing 29 snaps.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) was crucial in the passing game in Week 5. He could be a worthwhile flyer on FantasyScore when the Cowboys return from their Week 6 bye. Randle ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) is a big question mark right now.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden solid in passing game

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 20:32:23 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden had a team-high nine catches for 62 yards and five carries for 16 yards in a 30-6 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: With Lance Dunbar out, McFadden ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards. He is worth a look as a flex play in points-per-reception leagues.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden may be receiver

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 07:19:11 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden is expected to take over RB Lance Dunbar's (knee) role during passing situations, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden's ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) involvement in the passing game will help his fantasy value in all fantasy leagues. McFadden could also receive more carries if Joseph Randle ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) fails to produce. McFadden could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.

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Cowboys | Dallas to use RB rotation

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 20:24:29 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle will start the Week 5 game against the New England Patriots in Week 5, with RB Darren McFadden seeing action a couple of series later and then giving way to RB Christine Michael. According to vice president Stephen Jones, the team will go with the hot hand from there.

Fantasy Tip: Randle ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) is likely going to see more touches than McFadden ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) and Michael ($3,000, 6.0% of cap), but it isn't a guarantee. FantasyScore players likely want to steer far clear of this messy and fluid situation.

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Cowboys | No plans for Dallas to add RB

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:43:14 -0700

Despite the loss of Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) for the season, the team does not plan on bringing in another running back, a source said Tuesday, Oct. 6. RB Christine Michael was added and will serve as the No. 3 tailback behind RBs Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden.

Fantasy Tip: Randle ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) and McFadden ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) will see a majority of the reps, but Michael ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) will see an increase in workload. Still, your best bet for FantasyScore is Randle.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden gets 10 touches

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 22:07:07 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden had 10 carries for 31 yards in the Week 4 game against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) saw a majority of the touches in the second half, and he could see even more reps with Lance Dunbar going down with an injury.

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Cowboys | Christine Michael to see some action?

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:21:01 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Christine Michael took repetitions with the first-team offense in practice this week and is being prepared for game-day duty in Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints. The Cowboys are trying to find a way to carry four running backs on their active roster including RBs Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar. Michael spend the first few weeks in Dallas learning the offense while on the scout team. Michael brings size and a physical style to the run game that the other backs on the team do not. He could serve as the hammer with the Saints expected to use plenty of eight- and nine-man fronts with QB Brandon Weeden at the helm.

Fantasy Tip: The Cowboys have so many mouths to feed at running back that it seems highly unlikely that Michael ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) would come in immediately and make a huge fantasy impact against the Saints. It's not impossible, though, but he'll remain a deep sleeper on FantasyScore for the time being.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden finds end zone

Sun, 27 Sep 2015 22:06:13 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden carried six times for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Week 3 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) did well when we had his chance, but he likely needs a long-term injury to Joseph Randle ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) to have any FantasyScore appeal.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden has light day

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 06:31:44 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden played just 19 of 85 offensive snaps Sunday, Sept. 20.

Fantasy Tip: That could change with Tony Romo (clavicle) likely out. The Cowboys may choose to switch from the West Coast approach throwing to their running backs and rely on the running game more. McFadden ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) could be an option against Atlanta next week on FantasyScore.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden has 12 touches

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 21:51:12 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden carried 10 times for 31 yards in the Week 2 game against the Philadelphia Eagles and he added two receptions for 21 yards on two targets.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has been seeing his fair share of touches, but his FantasyScore appeal is minimal as long as Joseph Randle ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) is healthy and available.

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Cowboys | A true committee in Dallas

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:12:45 -0700

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is unconcerned with who is starting at running back for the team in Week 1 against the New York Giants. RP Joseph Randle has seen most of the first-team snaps over RB Darren McFadden since the spring, and Randle was taking first-team snaps again in a portion of practice open to the media Wednesday, Sept. 9. However, it's clear that Dallas will go with a committee approach in the backfield with Randle, McFadden and RB Lance Dunbar seeing work. The division of labor could change game to game, half to half, quarter to quarter or series to series.

Fantasy Tip: A report yesterday indicated McFadden ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) will be the starter against the Giants, but take that with a grain of salt. We could easily see more of Randle ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) in the second series or for most of the remainder of the game. This backfield will give fantasy owners headaches all year, and hopefully you were able to handcuff both McFadden and Randle. McFadden is the better gamble on FantasyScore in Week 1 because he's cheaper and was "designated" as the starter.

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Cowboys | Christine Michael a backup plan

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 10:31:10 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Christine Michael was acquired as a backup plan due to RB Darren McFadden's injury history and RB Joseph Randle's inexperience, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Michael isn't worth adding unless one of the top two or Lance Dunbar are lost to injury.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden likely to start

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 09:15:29 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden is likely to start Week 1 Sunday, Sept. 13, but the team doesn't have a pitch count on him and RB Joseph Randle.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) and Randle ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) could still see a 50-50 split, but this is a situation you're just going to have to monitor week to week. Randle may be a bit risky as a flex on FantasyScore with this news.

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Cowboys | Starting RB for Dallas undecided

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 21:38:33 -0700

While Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle is listed as the starter on the depth chart released before the Week 1 game against the New York Giants, head coach Jason Garrett and vice president Stephen Jones admitted Tuesday, Sept. 8, that they have not yet decided on a starter. RB Darren McFadden could be the starter, or RB Christine Michael might be the option.

Fantasy Tip: Randle ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) is likely to head up a committee situation with McFadden ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) and Michael ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) lesser FantasyScore options. Lance Dunbar ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is not in the equation for every-down duties.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Clarence E. Hill Jr.

Cowboys | Dallas to add another RB?

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:48:41 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RBs Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden are both unlikely to play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 3, and vice president Stephen Jones stopped short of saying the Cowboys were set at the running back position heading into the regular season. Jones didn't rule out Dallas signing a young running back to add to the mix. General manager Jerry Jones, however, is not surprised that there hasn't been separation between Randle and McFadden this preseason.

Fantasy Tip: Randle has everything needed to perform at an RB1 level this year for Dallas behind an elite offensive line if he can make the most of his touches. McFadden is a necessary handcuff to Randle, though, as a third-down back that could take notable goal-line carries away.

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Cowboys | Joseph Randle could have 10-15 carries

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:28:47 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle could have 10-15 carries per game with RB Darren McFadden slightly below that, in the opinion of beat writer Drew Davison

Fantasy Tip: Randle is a low-end RB2 or a high-end RB3. McFadden is a midrange RB3, and Lance Dunbar will be involved some as an RB5.

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Cowboys | Joseph Randle part of committee?

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:06:11 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle will share reps with RB Darren McFadden and RB Lance Dunbar because the Cowboys "intend to take a committee approach," according to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Fantasy Tip: With Randle unable to separate himself as the lead back, he should be considered a low-end RB2. However, he has plenty of upside if he can eventually earn a bulk of the carries.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden practices fully

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:56:23 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (neck) returned to practice in full Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden has been marred by injuries in camp and is a handcuff to Joseph Randle or RB4 in fantasy right now.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden expects to practice

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:39:10 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (neck, shoulder) said he expects to participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, after being limited Tuesday, Aug. 25, because of neck and shoulder soreness. McFadden believes he will be able to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden has dealt with minor injuries during training camp but appears ready to play in the next preseason game. McFadden is not expected to start this season but could see some carries during games and could be a late-round option as a possible handcuff to Joseph Randle.

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Cowboys | None of Dallas RBs standing out

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:10:54 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle had seven carries for 30 yards in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 23, against the San Francisco 49ers, while RB Darren McFadden had three totes for just four yards. RB Lance Dunbar didn't have a run from scrimmage, and managed just two grabs for three yards. "We didn't run the ball very well," head coach Jason Garrett said. "Obviously we were trying to control the line of scrimmage and didn't do a very good job of that." The team was also playing without three starters along the offensive line, so that needs to be taken into account.

Fantasy Tip: Perhaps Jerry Jones and the Dallas braintrust are re-thinking their decision to let DeMarco Murray walk in the offseason. Randle appears to be the frontrunner for the starting, and all indications are he has had the best camp, but it could be a three-headed monster with a 50-30-20 sort of split until one emerges as the clear-cut bellcow. That's just an estimate and not based on any reports, but it is something to keep in mind, especially for FantasyScore players early in the season.

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Cowboys | Quiet debut for Darren McFadden

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:55:40 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden had three carries for four yards and caught a pass for three yards in two series in a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 23.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden didn't do much in his first game action for the Cowboys, but it is worth noting the offensive line was missing multiple starters. Joseph Randle appears to have the inside track to the starting gig, but McFadden should see his share of touches, as well. Take him in the middle rounds and hope he stays healthy and carves out a large role.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden to start Sunday

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 16:07:23 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden will start at running back in a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 23.

Fantasy Tip: With Joseph Randle sitting out with an oblique injury, McFadden will have a chance to show his stuff. If McFadden shines and Randle's injury lingers, McFadden could open the year as the starter or at least earn a bigger chunk of the carries. He is a high-risk, high-reward pick, but he is worth taking a chance on in the middle rounds of drafts.

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Cowboys | Dallas expected to have top RBs Sunday

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:33:07 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RBs Joseph Randle (oblique), Darren McFadden (hamstring) and Lance Dunbar (ankle) are all expected to receive some playing time during the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 23, according to owner/general manager Jerry Jones.

Fantasy Tip: All three running backs have dealt with minor injuries during training camp, but they appear ready to play. Randle should see most of the work this season and could be a middle-round draft pick. McFadden should see limited work during games and could be a late-round option or a handcuff to Randle. Dunbar should serve as the team's third-down back and could have value in point-per-reception leagues.

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