Darren McFadden Fantasy News

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 6:36pm

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. McFadden is injured again. He’s a talented runner, but just can’t stay healthy.

Thursday, November 28, 2013, 10:22am

ESPN.com - [Full Article]

As expected, Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden will play on Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys for the first time since aggravating his strained right hamstring on Nov. 3.

Fantasy Impact:

McFadden's is expected to back up Rashad Jennings. McFadden's return is a concern, but Jennings still looks like a strong low-end RB1 play in a great matchup with a depleted Cowboys rush defense.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 7:40pm

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Cowboys. Over the past four weeks, Rashad Jennings has been the #2 RB in fantasy, so it wouldn't make much sense to send him to the bench. McFadden's return is a concern, but Jennings still looks like a strong low-end RB1 play in a great matchup with a depleted Cowboys rush defense.

Rashad Jennings still the RB1 in Oakland

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 12:35pm

Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

Raiders running back Darren McFadden was taking reps in practice and looking as if he'll be ready to play Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys.

The question is how much McFadden will play based on the production of Rashad Jennings in his absence.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen said if McFadden is "fully healthy," both backs would play, but it doesn't sound as if Jennings is taking a back seat to anyone.

"You can't deny Rashad Jennings over the last month of the season has led the NFL in yards from scrimmage," Allen said. "I think he's earned the right and deserves the right to continue to get his carries and touches and we'll still do that."

Fantasy Impact:

Over the past four weeks, Jennings has been the #2 RB in fantasy, so it wouldn't make much sense to send him to the bench. McFadden's return is a concern, but Jennings still looks like a strong low-end RB1 play in a great matchup with a depleted Cowboys rush defense.

Monday, November 25, 2013, 6:06pm

Vic Tafur on Twitter - [Full Article]

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) was just on field running today. HC Dennis Allen will see how that went in regards to his status for Thursday.

Fantasy Impact:

The Raiders are on record as saying Rashard Jennings will continue to get his touches even when McFadden returns, leaving McFadden as a pretty risky option against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, if he is activated. McFadden said he hopes to play but should probably be avoided at least this week.

Sunday, November 24, 2013, 2:41pm

Raiders Inactives
Tyvon Branch S
Jason Hunter DE
Lamar Mady OG
Darren McFadden RB
Denarius Moore WR
Menelik Watson OT
Tyler Wilson QB

Fantasy Impact:

With Moore out, Rod Streater is a Sneaky Start, though the Titans are a tough matchup for WRs. Andre Holmes (1-33 in Week 11) is expected to start in Moore's place. Rashad Jennings starts again at RB.

Friday, November 22, 2013, 6:24pm

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 12. This leaves Rashad Jennings as a low-end RB1 against the Titans' shaky rush defense.

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 6:48pm

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. McFadden is likely out this week, though HC Dennis Allen said that he's "definitely getting closer" to a return. If he's out, it would leave Rashad Jennings as a low-end RB1 against the Titans' shaky rush defense.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 6:45pm

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. McFadden is likely out this week, leaving Rashad Jennings as a low-end RB1 against the Titans' shaky rush defense.

Monday, November 18, 2013, 9:39am

Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

When Raiders RB Darren McFadden does return, it's become clear he'll have to wait his turn.

"(Rashad Jennings has) been a guy we've called on to come in and run the ball and he's done a great job at it,'' Allen said. "As he continues to run the ball like he's doing, he's going to continue to get opportunities to run the ball.''

Fantasy Impact:

Jennings signed as an unrestricted free agent after averaging 2.8 yards per carry in Jacksonville last season. Jennings has 340 yards on 57 carries, averaging 6.0 yards per carry in his last three games. He is second to Terrelle Pryor in rushing with 480 yards. He has a couple of very favorable matchups in Weeks 12 and 13 with Tennessee and Dallas on the schedule.

Friday, November 15, 2013, 6:00pm

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 11. Rashad Jennings will continue to start for the Raiders. Consider him a low-end RB2 against the Texans.

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6:02pm

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. McFadden is not expected back this week. Rashad Jennings will continue to start for the Raiders. Consider him a low-end RB2 against the Texans.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 6:19pm

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. McFadden is not expected back this week. Rashad Jennings will continue to start for the Raiders. Consider him a low-end RB2 against the Texans.

Monday, November 11, 2013, 6:21pm

Steve Corkran on Twitter - [Full Article]

Raiders coach Dennis Allen said RB Rashad Jennings has earned more "touches." He stopped shy of saying Jennings will start ahead of Darren McFadden.

Fantasy Impact:

McFadden continues to be out with a hamstring injury.

Friday, November 8, 2013, 6:22pm

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 10. McFadden re-injured his hamstring, so we're probably looking at a multi-week injury. Rashad Jennings should be a decent RB2/flex start due to his probable workload.

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