Darren McFadden Fantasy News

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Monday, November 26, 2012, 12:21pm

San Francisco Chronicle - [Full Article]

Teammates expect Raider running back Darren McFadden to return this week, after he missed his third straight start Sunday with a high ankle sprain.

His fill-ins didn't fare too badly, as they ran for 73 yards in the second half. (Why they ran the ball so much down 24 points is another question.)

Marcel Reece had 74 yards rushing and 29 receiving, and rookie Jeremy Stewart showed some nice wiggle, as he had seven carries for 26 yards and six catches for 37 yards off the bench.

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