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20 Darren McFadden RB

Oakland Raiders

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
72%13%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
4451513.410

Player Updates

Fantasy Analysis | 1412100541
Prioritizing running backs on the waiver wire
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The running back position has been a tough one to pin down for Fantasy owners this season, with so many big names struggling -- if they aren't out of action entirely. With this in mind, it is more important than ever to hit on your waiver-wire pickups. Jamey Eisenberg's top waiver-wire targets at the running back position are as follows:

The Vikings' Jerick McKinnon, The Ravens' Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro, the Browns' Isaiah Crowell and the Texans' Alfred Blue. Additionally, Andre Williams of the Giants, Darrin Reaves of the Panthers and Denard Robinson of the Jaguars are mentioned as possible options worth targeting.

If you need a roster spot, consider dropping Adrian Peterson, DeAngelo Williams and Darren McFadden this week. 

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Darren McFadden does little in starting role vs. Dolphins
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Raiders running back Darren McFadden got the start but failed to make much of an impact in a Week 4 loss to the Dolphins in London.

Maurice Jones-Drew was eased back into action, so McFadden shouldered the load early on. But with the game well out of hand, the Raiders focused more on passing game. He was limited to 11 carries for 40 yards, averaging 3.6 yards per attempt. He also caught four of the five passes thrown his way for 32 yards.

The Raiders will have a bye week before hosting the Chargers in Week 6. Jones-Drew may be healthy enough to earn the starting no by then.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1411747021
Return of Maurice Jones-Drew not exactly good news
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Raiders have been waiting for the return of Maurice Jones-Drew, and that is expected to happen in Week 4 against the Dolphins. Fantasy owners, however, should not be so excited about his return.

Darren McFadden has been ineffective in Jones-Drew's absence, but is not likely to be relegated to the bench just because Jones-Drew is back. In fact, the two players split time nearly evenly in Week 1, with Jones-Drew playing 28 offensive snaps, to McFadden's 24.

The Dolphins have allowed 23.3 Fantasy points per game to opposing running backs this season, though 43 of the 72 points allowed came in last week's game against the Chiefs. On the surface, this seems like a fine matchup, but the Raiders' offense is unlikely to replicate the success the Chiefs' success. With Jones-Drew and McFadden likely to split time, neither makes much sense as much more than a bye-week replacement for Week 4. 

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Maurice Jones-Drew says he's ready to play again
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who has missed the last two games due to a hand injury, told NFL Network Wednesday he is ready to return Week 4 against the Dolphins. 

"Yeah, definitely," Jones-Drew said on NFL AM. "It's not up to me, but I feel like I'll be able to play."

Darren McFadden has started the last two games in Jones-Drew's absence.

"Just trying to get on the field and help my man (McFadden) out," Jones-Drew said. "I feel we both do better if we both out there. So obviously he's been taking the brunt of the carries and the brunt of the reps, so I want to get out there and try and give him a blow here and there and let him get his legs back underneath him so he can run."

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Darren McFadden denied a touchdown
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Raiders running back Darren McFadden, getting another start in place of the injured Maurice Jones-Drew, had a modest rushing total Week 3 at New England, picking up 59 yards on 18 carries. He also had four catches for 6 yards. He nearly scored a game-tying touchdown late in the fourth quarter, plunging into the end zone from 6 yards out, but the play was overturned by a holding penalty. Rookie quarterback Derek Carr threw an interception on the very next play.

Jones-Drew's status for Week 4 is at this point unknown. The Raiders have a favorable matchup against the Dolphins, who gave up 132 yards to Chiefs backup running back Knile Davis in Week 3.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/7/14NYJ41560
29/14/14HOU1237101
39/21/14NE1859100
49/28/14MIA1140120
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Bye: Week 5
610/12/14SD4:05 pm
710/19/14ARI4:25 pm
810/26/14@ CLE4:25 pm
911/2/14@ SEA4:25 pm
1011/9/14DEN4:05 pm
1111/16/14@ SD4:05 pm
1211/20/14KC8:25 pm
1311/30/14@ STL1:00 pm
1412/7/14SF4:25 pm
1512/14/14@ KC1:00 pm
1612/21/14BUF4:25 pm
1712/28/14@ DEN4:25 pm
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2008Oakland Raiders1351134994.4504424
2009Oakland Raiders1271043573.4281113
2010Oakland Raiders131322311575.25771445
2011Oakland Raiders771136145.4704823
2012Oakland Raiders12122167073.3642433
2013Oakland Raiders1071143793.3305416
2014Oakland Raiders43451513.412106
TOTAL715492838644.2702435160
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2008Oakland Raiders135292859.82704014
2009Oakland Raiders1272124511.74803110
2010Oakland Raiders13134750710.86734221
2011Oakland Raiders77191548.1261107
2012Oakland Raiders1212422586.12011011
2013Oakland Raiders107171086.4160003
2014Oakland Raiders4311756.8230105
TOTAL715418616328.867514371
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2008Oakland Raiders13500---0---0001/500---
2009Oakland Raiders12700---0---0000/000---
2010Oakland Raiders1313100.000.000000/00039.6
2011Oakland Raiders7700---0---0000/000---
2012Oakland Raiders121200---0---0000/000---
2013Oakland Raiders10711100.01616.0016100/000158.3
2014Oakland Raiders4300---0---0000/000---
TOTAL71542150.0168.0016101/500116.7
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2008Oakland Raiders1355.000000.0000
2009Oakland Raiders1211.000000.0000
2010Oakland Raiders1322.000000.0000
2011Oakland Raiders722.000000.0000
2012Oakland Raiders1233.000000.0000
2013Oakland Raiders1000.000000.0000
2014Oakland Raiders421.010000.0000
TOTAL711514.010000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2008Oakland Raiders1331010010
2009Oakland Raiders1253000000
2010Oakland Raiders1343000000
2011Oakland Raiders711020020
2012Oakland Raiders1222000000
2013Oakland Raiders1011000000
2014Oakland Raiders400000000
TOTAL711611030030
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/218
Birthdate:
8/27/1987
Age:
27
Hometown:
Little Rock, AR, USA
School:
Arkansas
NFL Experience:
7
Awards:
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