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: Joseph Randle is the best fit for the team's running game

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:34pm

Dallas News - [Full Article]

Question: It seems to me that there is a growing perception that Joseph Randle is the lead for most carries among the committee of running backs. This seems to be a reasonable assumption based on his one-cut skill set aligning better to the Cowboys running scheme as opposed to the other backs. Would you agree with that assessment?

Cowboys beat writer Rainer Sabin: Yes. I agree with that. Plus, he has played more regularly in this particular system and behind this line before. And he has experience as a starter. Don't forget that as a rookie he replaced DeMarco Murray as the primary running back in 2013 when Murray was injured.

Fantasy Impact:

Darren McFadden is going ahead of Randle in early drafts, but Randle may be 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. Don't forget about McFadden's struggles when the Raiders' moved to a zone-blocking scheme in 2012.

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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