Darren McFadden, RB Dallas Cowboys

General Info

  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 210 lbs
  • DOB: 08-27-1987
DAL Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Cowboys RB Darren McFadden placed on NFI

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 8:39am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Cowboys placed running back Darren McFadden on the reserve/non-football injury list over the weekend, clearing him from the 53-man roster and leaving him ineligible to play or practice for the first six weeks of the season.

“I don’t know if disappointment is the word for it,” McFadden said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It’s worse than disappointment to me. I was definitely hoping to be back out there for the start. It’s one of those things I have to sit back and get ready.”

Fantasy Impact:

McFadden says he feels like he’s fully healed from the fractured elbow he suffered in June, although a result of the injury is that he may never have full extension of the elbow again, the story said. That’s not something McFadden believes will stand in the way of a return to the field, which explains his reaction to being placed on the list. Look for Ezekiel Elliott and Alfred Morris to get a bulk of the snaps at RB for Dallas.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside
Darren McFadden was sort of reborn after coming over from the Raiders to Dallas last season. He started 10 games and averaged 4.7 yard per carry, his highest average since 2011. He surpassed the 1,000 yard mark for the second time in his career and he caught 40 passes as well. So why no buzz after putting up decent numbers last year...?

Fantasy Downside
Because McFadden is not very likely to see the football more than four or five times a game. Dallas went out and drafted Ezekiel Elliot to be their franchise running back, which leaves McFadden as a back without playing time.

2016 Bottom Line
McFadden is still the Cowboys No. 2 running back and there is still an outside chance Elliot is not what he appears. If that case, McFadden could get another chance, but that's a big if. For now, McFadden has been going around the 16th round area (The third string back Alfred Morris is going ahead of him in drafts). He is a bit risky, but still could find a way to get on the field and get some touches.

2016 Strength of Schedule - DAL
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
1
NYG
31
@WAS
18
CHI
25
@SF
6
CIN
5
@GB
BYE4
PHI
19
@CLE
28
@PIT
9
BAL
31
WAS
15
@MIN
1
@NYG
16
TB
8
DET
4
@PHI

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

2016 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCSnaps%
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3CHI------------
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Previous Games vs. SF
SeasonWeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCSnaps%
201414SF45001.250000-11/6317.46%
Average4.005.000.000.001.250.000.000.000.000.0011.00/63.0017.46%

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