Darren McFadden Fantasy News

Monday, December 10, 2012, 4:57pm

Steve Corkran on Twitter - [Full Article]

Raiders RB Darren McFadden is practicing today despite re-injuring ankle Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact:
McFadden Received 13 touches and gained 64 yards including a TD reception in a bad matchup with the Broncos. McFadden looks on track for a much better matchup against the Chiefs this week.

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Darren McFadden tweaks troublesome ankle

Friday, December 7, 2012, 10:53am

San Jose Mercury News - [Full Article]

Raiders running back Darren McFadden was back Thursday night, but maybe not for long. After missing four weeks with a high right ankle sprain, McFadden rushed for 52 yards on 11 carries and caught a 6-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of a 26-13 loss to the Denver Broncos at O.co Coliseum. By the end of the game, McFadden was back on the sideline, and in the postgame locker room, he was getting treatment on the same right ankle that cost him a month of the season. "We just got off the field, so I don't really know exactly where it is, I just know he wasn't able to finish the game," coach Dennis Allen said. Jason Cole of Yahoo added this tweet: "Talked to a source after Den-Oak game last night. He said McFadden 'tweaked' his ankle and injury is not as serious as before. We'll see."

Fantasy Impact:
McFadden turned 13 touches into 64 yards and a receiving TD, while Marcel Reece touched the ball five times (four carries, one catch) for 15 yards. Mike Goodson was active, while Jeremy Stewart was inactive. If McFadden misses any time, Goodson figures to form a RBBC with Reece, who played less halfback in Week 13 (leading to several carries for Stewart). The Raiders play Kansas City and Carolina in Week 15-16, so the remaining schedule is favorable.

RBs Darren McFadden & Mike Goodson active for Raiders

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 7:08pm

Raiders Inactives Jack Crawford DE Derek Hagan WR Lucas Nix G Jamize Olawale RB Richard Seymour DT Willie Smith T Jeremy Stewart FB

Fantasy Impact:
RBs Darren McFadden & Mike Goodson return to the lineup tonight. McFadden is expected to get starter work. Marcel Reece is banged up, but will also be in the mix. It's a tough matchup and a muddy situation. We'd steer clear if possible. McFadden was averaging only 3.27 YPC before his ankle injury.

Injury report for TNF - Broncos @ Raiders

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 6:41pm

Denver Broncos


DOUBTFUL
LB Wesley Woodyard (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE
WR Brandon Stokley (hip)
   
PROBABLE
TE Virgil Green (hamstring), G Chris Kuper (ankle), G Manuel Ramirez (back), WR Matt Willis (knee)
 

Oakland Raiders


OUT
DT Richard Seymour (knee, hamstring)

QUESTIONABLE
CB Phillip Adams (concussion), DE Jack Crawford (toe)
   
PROBABLE
T Khalif Barnes (triceps), S Tyvon Branch (neck), WR Juron Criner (shoulder), S Matt Giordano (concussion), RB Mike Goodson (ankle), RB Taiwan Jones (ankle), RB Darren McFadden (ankle), S Michael Mitchell (concussion), TE Brandon Myers (shoulder), QB Carson Palmer (right thumb), RB Marcel Reece (hamstring, quadricep)

Fantasy Impact:

Darren McFadden is expected to return to his RB1 role with Marcel Reece sliding back to his FB/utility position. Brandon Stokley is very iffy for Thursday's game -- he's probably going to miss his second straight game.

Marcel Reece has hamstring, quadricep injuries

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 2:42pm

Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

Raiders RB Marcel Reece is hobbled by hamstring and quadriceps injuries right now. The Raiders signed fullback/running back Jamize Olawale from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. Olawale takes the place of suspended middle linebacker Rolando McClain, who is out until Dec. 10, at the least.

Fantasy Impact:
The Raiders expect running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson to return for Thursday night’s game against the Broncos. Expect Reece to be limited if he plays. Drop him if you need the roster spot.

Monday, December 3, 2012, 11:35am

Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

Raiders running back Mike Goodson worked out before the game in Week 13 but was not active. Coach Dennis Allen said he expected Goodson to play Thursday.

Fantasy Impact:
RB Darren McFadden is also expected back for Thursday Night Football, so Goodson figures to back up McFadden and Marcel Reece.

Darren McFadden expected back Week 14

Monday, December 3, 2012, 9:11am

Steve Corkran on Twitter - [Full Article]

Raiders coach Dennis Allen said he expects RB Darren McFadden to play Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact:
It was speculated that McFadden was ready Week 13, but the team kept him out due to poor field conditions because of the rain prior to the game. McFadden would be a tough start because he takes on the Broncos on Thursday night. Marcel Reece should be involved behind McFadden.

McFadden & Goodson OUT again for Raiders

Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:10pm

Raiders Inactives Jack Crawford DE Mike Goodson RB Darren McFadden RB Lucas Nix G Richard Seymour DT Willie Smith T Rolando McClain LB

Fantasy Impact:
McFadden & Goodson remain out for the Raiders in what looks to be a sloppy affair. Marcel Reece will once again carry the load. Terrelle Pryor is active for the first time this season but it remains to see if he will get any playing time.

Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:41pm

Raiders RBs Darren McFadden (ankle, questionable) and Mike Goodson (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and are questionable for Week 13. The weather is supposed to be bad in Oakland on Sunday, so that's another factor that may affect McFadden's availability. HC Dennis Allen said that Marcel Reece (hamstring, quadricep, probable) has earned carries going forward and implied that DMC would be eased back into the offense. There are too many unknowns here to recommend McFadden as anything more than a desperation start.

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 7:36pm

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday, while Marcel Reece (hamstring, quadricep) practiced fully. Don't expect a full workload for McFadden. Reece will get 5-10 carries and his normal work in the passing game. He's probably the better start (especially in PPR formats) since this is McFadden's first game back. The Browns are a good matchup for RBs. By the way, Mike Goodson (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Darren McFadden needs to get back into football shape

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 5:37pm

Steve Corkran, Twitter - [Full Article]

Raiders OC Greg Knapp also said that FB Marcel Reece will be used primarily as a halfback Sunday, while Darren McFadden gets back into football shape.

Fantasy Impact:
Don't expect a full workload for McFadden. Reece will get 5-10 carries and his normal work in the passing game. He's probably the better start since this is McFadden's first game back. The Browns are a good matchup for RBs.

Darren McFadden "looking good" for Week 13

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 3:25pm

Steve Corkran, Twitter - [Full Article]

Raiders RB Darren McFadden is at practice once again. Looking good for Sunday's game.

Fantasy Impact:
HC Dennis Allen said that Marcel Reece has "earned the right to carry the ball some," so it sounds as if Reece will have a role in the running game regardless of the status of McFadden or Mike Goodson. He should remain a flex start, especially in PPR formats where his receiving skills are even more valuable. McFadden probably won't get a huge workload, but could make some noise in a nice matchup against the Browns.

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 12:21pm

The Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

Both Raiders RBs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson were limited, and while it's not known if either will play, or how much, coach Dennis Allen said fullback Marcel Reece has staked his claim to some more carries. While both backs were out, Reece carried 48 times for 225 yards in three games, averaging 4.7 yards per carry. "Marcel has earned the right to carry the ball some,'' Allen said. "We'll use him in that capacity.''

Fantasy Impact:
It sounds as if Reece will have a role in the running game regardless of the status of McFadden or Goodson. He should remain a flex start, especially in PPR formats where his receiving skills are even more valuable.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 8:04pm

Raiders RBs Darren McFadden (ankle) and Mike Goodson (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It appears possible that one or both RBs will play in Week 13 in a good matchup with the Browns. Marcel Reece may go back to his role as pass-catching specialist if McFadden is deemed healthy enough to carry a big workload. Reece (hamstring, quadricep) practiced fully Wednesday.

Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson return to practice

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 2:19pm

Paul Gutierrez, Twitter - [Full Article]

Raiders RB Darren McFadden is practicing, along with Mike Goodson

Fantasy Impact:
Their level of participation is not yet known, but it appears possible that one or both RBs will play in Week 13 in a good matchup with the Browns. Marcel Reece may go back to his role as pass-catching specialist if McFadden is deemed healthy enough to carry a big workload.