#20 Darren McFadden
 Pos: Running Back
Injury: OK
 Experience: 7
College: Arkansas
Height: 73
Weight: 218
Born: 8/27/1987
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Running Back Rank: #62All Players: #172
McFadden had a season to forget. He battled injury again and even lost his starting job once he got healthy. McFadden topped 50-rushing yards just three of 10 games. He averaged just 3.3 yards per carry and had five games with fewer than 15-rushing yards. McFadden has been in the league six seasons but gone over 715-rushing yards just once. He has yet to play a full NFL season and averaged just 3.3 yards per carry each of the past two seasons. McFadden has plenty of talent but battled consistency issues and injury problems much of his career. He turns 27 before the start of the season, so he is running out of time to make a huge impact in the league. McFadden seems setup for a timeshare this season with Maurice Jones-Drew but could become the lead back if he plays well. When he is on his game, McFadden is a pretty complete back. He catches the ball well, can churn out the tough yards and has elite speed to make the big play every time he touches the ball. He is a game changer. As mentioned, though, he has a hard time staying healthy and struggles with consistency.
McFadden is a boom or bust pick. He has plenty of upside but past history suggests he is far from a sure thing. He isn't worth an early-round pick but worth a look as a top No. 3 back because of his upside. He can carry a team when all is well with him. But for now, expect him to miss a few games and get around 1,000 total yards and six touchdowns. You can't count on much more from him than that going into a season but he could surprise if all the stars align for him.

comments about Darren McFadden


Dallas Cowboys RBs Darren McFadden, Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle figure to see a good amount of work in 2015. Head coach Jason Garrett said the team would like to continue their emphasis on inside running after losing RB DeMarco Murray to the Philadelphia Eagles. 'Absolutely,' Garrett said. 'It has to be replaced. It was a good style of football for us to play. We will try to continue to do that.'
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Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden's two-year contract includes per-game bonuses each year that will give him incentive to stay healthy or fight through injuries to be on the field. In 2015, McFadden can receive a $9,375 per-game bonus. If he plays all 16 games in 2015, McFadden would receive $150,000 from the Cowboys. In 2016, McFadden can receive a $31,250 per-game bonus.
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Free-agent RB Darren McFadden agreed to a two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys Friday, March 13. The deal is pending a physical.
Fantasy Impact: At this point, he is the starter for the Cowboys but likely will play a backup role for the coming season. Stay tuned.
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Oakland Raiders impending free-agent RB Darren McFadden is not expected to be re-signed this offseason. The Raiders will be looking for competition for RB Latavius Murray.
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Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray had 112 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries against the Kansas City Chiefs, and the team is excited about what he can provide them down the stretch. "I love the way Latavius runs the football," interim head coach Tony Sparano said. "I like what I've seen, but I've seen (14) carries. I want to see more of them. I'm curious, too. I'm curious just like the fans are curious." Despite Sparano's curiosity, he stated that Murray won't immediately be a workhorse back in Week 14 against the San Francisco 49ers. It's likely that RBs Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew will see significant touches this weekend, but Murray will likely have an increased workload than what he's seen in the past.
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Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden carried the ball on 14 of the team's 20 rush attempts in Week 6, and interim coach Tony Sparano said he wants to emphasize the run going forward.
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Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden carried 11 times for 40 yards in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London, while RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) carried twice for just one yard. McFadden also had four receptions for 32 yards, while Jones-Drew had two catches for only two yards.
Fantasy Impact: McFadden is the back to use in Oakland right now.
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to make a third straight start in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London, head coach Dennis Allen said Friday, Sept. 26.
Fantasy Impact: He is going to lose carries to Maurice Jones-Drew this week, though, making him a risky fantasy play.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to receive a heavy workload even if RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is active for Week 3.
Fantasy Impact: McFadden seems to have emerged as the lead back but that still doesn't mean he is a great fantasy play. He has done little with his work this year.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Oakland Raiders RBs Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray will both receive a crack at the running back duties in Week 2 against the Houston Texans with RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) unlikely to play, according to offensive coordinator Greg Olson. The Raiders only had 25 yards rushing on 12 carries in Week 1 against the New York Jets.
Fantasy Impact: McFadden has some value as a flex play but don't overvalue him just because he is starting.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

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