Darren McFadden still on crutches

Steve Corkran, Twitter - [Full Article]

Corkran on the Raiders RB: "Darren McFadden leaving building on crutches. Right foot still in protective boot. Not the look of a guy who might play Sunday."

Fantasy Impact: 

It appears that DMC is unlikely to play in Week 9 which means that Michael Bush and Taiwan Jones would get the majority of the work against the Broncos. Bush is definitely the better start and is even active in the passing game, so he should be a borderline RB1 play this week. Jones will fill the change-of-pace role and has limited upside due to Bush's stranglehold on the goal-line work. DMC owners shouldn't worry too much about the injury -- it sounds as if the Raiders are just letting him heal another week with a winnable game against the Broncos at home. It might not be a bad time to try to buy low on McFadden if his owner is particularly skittish.

Filed Under: 2011, W9