Darren McFadden, RB Dallas Cowboys

2015 Strength of Schedule - DAL
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
21
NYG
26
@PHI
31
ATL
32
@NO
18
NE
BYE21
@NYG
3
SEA
26
PHI
22
@TB
4
@MIA
14
CAR
9
@WAS
17
@GB
6
NYJ
2
@BUF
9
WAS

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCSnaps%
1NYJ415003.7516016.0024/5147%
2HOU1237103.082310315.5043/6269%
3NE1859003.2846041.5055/5895%
4MIA1140003.64432058.0044/6568%
5BYE------------
6SD1480005.7126043.0044/5975%
7ARI1448103.4347081.7540/5178%
8CLE1259014.92426066.5054/8266%
9SEA1320001.544470511.7533/6154%
10DEN714002.00422075.5031/6349%
11SD821002.620003-21/5836%
12KC1229002.4225022.5034/6949%
13STL1127002.45218029.0034/7844%
14SF45001.250000-11/6317%
15KC213006.500000-12/8015%
16BUF954006.0010020.0015/7221%
17DEN413003.2526043.0018/5831%
Totals155534213.45362120565.89513/103050%

Most Recent News

Cowboys Beat: RB Joseph Randle will open OTAs as starter

Monday, May 25, 2015, 12:42pm

Dallas Cowboys - [Full Article]

Cowboys site writer Bryan Broaddus on the team's running back situation:

When practices are open to the media on Wednesday, I believe that you will see Joseph Randle running with the first offense while Darren McFadden, Ryan Williams and Lance Dunbar will serve as the main backups. Randle will get the nod over McFadden for the simple reason that he was the backup to DeMarco Murray last season. McFadden appears to be motivated to take this job, and with the target on Randle’s back, I am wondering if he in fact can hold McFadden off for the job? If you asked me who I felt was the most complete back for the job, I would say that it is McFadden. Randle is talented for the scheme but the question will always be is if he mature enough to not let the pressure of trying to win the job affect how he performs. We will be able to see how serious he really is about the job and responsibility now that DeMarco Murray is no longer in the picture.

Fantasy Impact:

McFadden is going ahead of Randle in early drafts, but we view Randle as the better bet. He was highly effective (6.7 YPC) in 2014 and is reportedly showing more maturity after several off-the-field issues. He's not going to see a DeMarco Murray-type workload, but 225-250 carries is feasible if he wins the lead back job.

Scouting Report

Week 17 – Darren McFadden at Denver Broncos

Darren McFadden had one of his stronger performances of 2014 last weekend as Oakland upset Buffalo. McFadden wasn’t terribly active in a reserve role behind Latavius Murray, but averaged six yards a carry and accumulated 54 yards. Nevertheless, with limited work and Denver’s tough run defense on tap, McFadden is off the flex radar.

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