Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson conceded it’s going to take awhile to get running back Darren McFadden up and running once he returns to the practice field.
"It’s hard to come back when you’ve been gone that long to just hit the ground running and expect him to be exactly what he was before he left," Jackson said. "We’ll have a plan to take care of that. We just want him back; that’s the most important thing. I want to get the player back out here at practice at some point in time."
Keeping in mind how McFadden played when less than 100 percent his first two seasons, it would be better to have him for three or four games full strength at the end of the regular season than have him at less than his explosive best for five or six.
It's frustrating right now, but fantasy general managers should remain patient with McFadden. He will have the potential to make a difference in the fantasy playoffs provided he gets healthy.