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20 Darren McFadden RB

Oakland Raiders

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Fantasy Analysis | 1414102398
Darren McFadden a worthy start?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Thanks to a season-high 80 rushing yards in one game and a rushing touchdown in the other, Raiders running back Darren McFadden has been at least passable in Fantasy the last couple weeks. In Week 8, he has a rare opportunity to be something more than that.

The Raiders are visiting the Browns, who rank dead last against the run, allowing 155.5 yards per game and 5.0 yards per carry. They were responsible for Denard Robinson's breakthrough 127-yard performance in Week 7 and Lorenzo Taliaferro's 91-yard effort that got everyone so excited back in Week 3. The Browns also don't have such an explosive offense that the Raiders will be forced to pass all day.

McFadden has a good enough chance of delivering respectable numbers that you should at least pay him a second thought as a flex option in a standard 12-team league. Both Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard rank him among their top 24 running backs for this week.

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Darren McFadden still carries limited value
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Raiders running back Darren McFadden has fallen on such hard times that even a three-week span with one double-digit Fantasy performance counts as a career renaissance. Does he have another level he can take his game to?

McFadden ranks 29th among running backs in Fantasy points over his last three games, but has just 25 Fantasy points. This might be more indicative of just how bad the position has been recently, as he isn't exactly lighting the world on fire. McFadden has topped 4.0 yards per carry just once this season, and has registered one or more Fantasy points through the air in just two games.

McFadden gets work, which will always make him an interesting Fantasy option, no matter how mediocre he is. Still, there are higher upside options out there than McFadden, who also carries the constant risk of injury. As a third Fantasy running back, McFadden is fine, but he doesn't have much more value than that at this point.  

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Raiders' Darren McFadden leads the way Week 7
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Raiders running back Darren McFadden led the way on the ground Week 7.

McFadden again received the majority of the carries for Oakland, picking up 48 yards on 14 carries. He averaged just 3.4 yards per attempt during the contest. McFadden did manage to plunge in on a 1 yard run near the end of the second quarter. McFadden also hauled in four passes, but only gained 7 yards. 

He'll look for more Week 8 against the Browns. 

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Fantasy Analysis | 1413319452
Does Darren McFadden matter again?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Darren McFadden's performance Week 6 against San Diego was notable. Not only did he again stave off Maurice Jones-Drew, who played only 25 percent of the snaps in his second game back from minor hand surgery and carried only four times, but McFadden also ran for a season-high 80 yards against a defense that ranks ninth against the run.

McFadden hasn't exactly been a workhorse for the Raiders, but for the season he's averaging 3.9 yards per carry. He has been good enough to keep getting chances.

So does he deserve a second chance (or third or fourth) in Fantasy? That might be going a bit far. Given McFadden's injury history, the Raiders may never trust him to carry a full load and may gradually increase Jones-Drew's carries as he works his way back into form. Also, a big reason McFadden didn't get more carries in Jones-Drew's absence is because the 0-5 Raiders were so often playing from behind. That doesn't figure to change.

McFadden deserves to be owned in Fantasy because the opportunity is there for him to exceed expectations, but as things stand now, you probably shouldn't start him except as a bye-week replacement.

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Raiders' Darren McFadden has semi-vintage performance Sunday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Raiders running back Darren McFadden had somewhat of a vintage performance in a Week 6 defeat to the Chargers on Sunday.

McFadden got the start and had three runs of 10-plus yards, including a 17-yard run late in the third quarter for his longest gain of the day. He took 14 handoffs for a season-high 80 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry.He was thrown to four times and finished with two catches for 6 yards in a 31-28 defeat. He has 231 rushing yards on the year.

The Raiders will host the Cardinals in Week 7.

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2008Oakland Raiders1351134994.4504424
2009Oakland Raiders1271043573.4281113
2010Oakland Raiders131322311575.25771445
2011Oakland Raiders771136145.4704823
2012Oakland Raiders12122167073.3642433
2013Oakland Raiders1071143793.3305416
2014Oakland Raiders65732793.8172013
2008Oakland Raiders135292859.82704014
2009Oakland Raiders1272124511.74803110
2010Oakland Raiders13134750710.86734221
2011Oakland Raiders77191548.1261107
2012Oakland Raiders1212422586.12011011
2013Oakland Raiders107171086.4160003
2014Oakland Raiders6517885.2230105
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2010Oakland Raiders1313100.000.000000/00039.6
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2012Oakland Raiders121200---0---0000/000---
2013Oakland Raiders10711100.01616.0016100/000158.3
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Defensive Stats
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2009Oakland Raiders1211.000000.0000
2010Oakland Raiders1322.000000.0000
2011Oakland Raiders722.000000.0000
2012Oakland Raiders1233.000000.0000
2013Oakland Raiders1000.000000.0000
2014Oakland Raiders621.010000.0000
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2009Oakland Raiders1253000000
2010Oakland Raiders1343000000
2011Oakland Raiders711020020
2012Oakland Raiders1222000000
2013Oakland Raiders1011000000
2014Oakland Raiders600000000
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