2014 Strength of Schedule - OAK
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2014 Game Stats
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Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:25am
At running back, Oakland coach Dennis Allen told reporters in London on Friday that Darren McFadden is in line to make his third straight start, but Maurice Jones-Drew is probable to play for the first time since suffering a hand injury in Week 1. McFadden is getting the start based on more practice time.
It most likely doesn't matter a whole lot who the starter is because it doesn't necessarily mean McFadden will get the bulk of the work. MJD, assuming he plays, is very likely to factor in as well which means it's committee situation. It's a good matchup against the Dolphins, but we see both backs more of RB3 or flex options at best.
Posted by Andy Rioux
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:35pm
Week 4 – Darren McFadden vs. Miami Dolphins
In Oakland’s last two games, Darren McFadden served as Oakland’s main back with Maurice Jones-Drew sidelined due to injury. The results were mixed. McFadden rushed for 59 yards on 18 carries last Sunday, after accumulating 68 total yards and a touchdown the week before. With Jones-Drew potentially rusty, McFadden is the best choice among Oakland’s backs in a decent matchup with a below-average Miami run defense. That said, McFadden is nothing more than a risky flex option.