Oakland run scheme is DMC-approved: Raiders running back Darren McFadden told the Contra Costa Times that he loves the power-run scheme that new offensive coordinator Greg Olson has committed to. "That's one of the things I like about it. I'm the type of guy I like to get going downhill, so I'm looking forward to it. I think it's going to be a great fit for our team," McFadden said. "It's a great feeling that they have that confidence in me, so I just want to go out there and prove to them on the field that I can do it, and show them I'm the type of player they think I'm capable of being." (Updated 4/19/13)
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All of McFadden's chips are on the table this year as he enters a contract year and is sure to be stuck in a part-time role for little guaranteed cash if he can't play much of the year and/or is ineffective when he does play. The Raiders figure to lean on McFadden plenty while they have him. Staying healthy is the biggest problem in McFadden's game as he's never played more than 13 matchups in a season. We still consider McFadden a No. 2 Fantasy running back, but not an ideal one since he has a lot to prove. He's worth the gamble in Round 3 because if he plays 13 or more games he should produce at a high level. (Updated 4/19/13).
May 13, 2013: Offseason Extra: Early Dynasty rankings for 2013 How will the Class of 2013 fare in Fantasy, not only this upcoming season but down the road? Our Jamey Eisenberg breaks down the short- and long-term potential of every rookie worth considering.