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Injury report for TNF - Broncos @ Raiders
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 6:41pm

Denver Broncos

DOUBTFUL
LB Wesley Woodyard (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE
WR Brandon Stokley (hip)
   
PROBABLE
TE Virgil Green (hamstring), G Chris Kuper (ankle), G Manuel Ramirez (back), WR Matt Willis (knee)
 

Oakland Raiders

OUT
DT Richard Seymour (knee, hamstring)

QUESTIONABLE
CB Phillip Adams (concussion), DE Jack Crawford (toe)
   
PROBABLE
T Khalif Barnes (triceps), S Tyvon Branch (neck), WR Juron Criner (shoulder), S Matt Giordano (concussion), RB Mike Goodson (ankle), RB Taiwan Jones (ankle), RB Darren McFadden (ankle), S Michael Mitchell (concussion), TE Brandon Myers (shoulder), QB Carson Palmer (right thumb), RB Marcel Reece (hamstring, quadricep)

Fantasy Impact:

Darren McFadden is expected to return to his RB1 role with Marcel Reece sliding back to his FB/utility position. Brandon Stokley is very iffy for Thursday's game -- he's probably going to miss his second straight game.

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Marcel Reece will continue as lead RB
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 10:30am

The Oakland Tribune - [Full Article]

Raiders HC Dennis Allen said that the rotations would be similar to what they were in Sunday's 55-20 loss to Baltimore. Marcel Reece would be the lead back, with Jeremy Stewart getting work and Taiwan Jones getting a shot if he continues to show progress in the areas of ball security, general health and ability to execute the playbook.

Fantasy Impact:

Reece has a terrific matchup with the Saints, who have been brutal against the run this season, though they did manage to shut down Michael Turner in Week 10.

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Taiwan Jones running with first team
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 1:07pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

With neither Raiders RB Darren McFadden nor Mike Goodson able to practice Wednesday, Taiwan Jones picked up the first-team reps at running back Wednesday.

"He’s been a little up and down," Raiders coach Dennis Allen said of Jones. "A little injury-prone, or injury-plagued, and so it’s been kind of tough to evaluate because he’s missed some time. But we've got confidence in Taiwan and if he’s called on to step in and play, then we fully anticipate him stepping in and perform and do his job."

Fantasy Impact:

Jones is a smaller speed back who has never carried the ball more than seven times in a regular-season NFL game. Last year, he carried the ball 16 times for 73 yards (4.7 YPC). He's likely to be the main ballcarrier with both McFadden and Goodson out, but Marcel Reece will be heavily involved, even if it's just in the passing game.

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Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson both have high ankle sprains
Monday, November 5, 2012, 4:44pm

Paul Gutierrez on Twitter - [Full Article]

Raiders RBs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson BOTH have high ankle sprains.

Fantasy Impact:

Oakland will turn to some combination of Marcel Reece and Taiwan Jones as the dreaded high ankle sprain means McFadden and Goodson could miss significant time. However, McFadden hasn't officially been ruled out, according to the team.

Reece is a fullback and Jones a speed guy, so the two are likely to both see carries - depending on situation - if McFadden is out. Reese seems like the more usable pickup and was the Raiders leading receiver with 8 catches this week. The team has also said they don't trust Jones because of ball security issues. The Raiders will likely move to a more pass-heavy attack and split RB touches.

Darren McFadden suffers ankle injury
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 10:48pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Raiders RB Darren McFadden suffered an ankle injury midway through the second quarter Sunday during a 42-32 loss to Tampa Bay and didn't return.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen said X-rays on McFadden's ankle were negative.

"I'm not sure the extent of (the injury)," Allen said. "We'll have to obviously take a look at it and see where it's at."

Backup Mike Goodson took over for McFadden, but he left the game with an ankle injury early in the fourth quarter and gave way to Taiwan Jones.

Adam Schefter had this to say about the injury: "Raiders RB Darren McFadden suffered a high ankle sprain on his first carry of the game, played through it before aggravating injury later. McFadden is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Mondy and is considered week to week for now."

Fantasy Impact:

Depending on the severity of the injuries to both McFadden and Goodson, the latter could be a hot pickup this week. The Raiders only ran the ball 11 times on Sunday, but Marcel Reece caught eight passes and scored a TD, so if both DMC and Goodson are out, he might be the best play in the Raider backfield. High ankle sprains are typically multi-week injuries.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 12:59pm

Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

Raiders backup running back Mike Goodson suffered a turf-toe injury Sunday and center Stefen Wisniewski hurt an ankle. The Raiders are hopeful that Goodson and Wisniewski will recover well enough to play against the Buccaneers on Sunday. Goodson’s injury is the one of most concern, Allen said. If Goodson can’t play Sunday, second-year back Taiwan Jones and fullback Marcel Reece would pick up the slack behind lead back Darren McFadden.