2014 DRAFT GUIDE
 #20 Darren McFadden
 Pos: Running Back
NFL Team: OAK
Injury: OK
 Experience: 7
College: Arkansas
Height: 73
Weight: 218
Born: 8/27/1987
 Year  Tm  Gm  Rush  Yds  TDs  Fum  Catch  Yds  TDs  Tgt 
PROJ065852925610
2013OAK101143795117108025
2012OAK122167072242258163
2011OAK71136144119154123
2010OAK1322311577347507361

Summary

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.
FANTASY OUTLOOK
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.

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Notes

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.
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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.
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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
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden will get the start in Week 2 against the Houston Texans if RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is unable to play.
Fantasy Impact: McFadden seems to have a decent shot to start but still isn't a great fantasy play. We would consider him a flex option.
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden has performed well during training camp and shown some explosiveness during his runs, according to head coach Dennis Allen. 'I think Darren is probably running the ball as well as I've seen him run it since I've been here. I think he's probably more explosive than I've seen him since I've been here. I think part of that is that he's remained healthy throughout the offseason, throughout training camp. There haven't been any kind of nicks or nagging little deals that have slowed him down. So, hopefully that trend will continue because I've seen a lot of positives in what he's done in the running game,' Allen said.
Fantasy Impact: McFadden is falling way down in drafts and is worth grabbing as a backup for fantasy teams. He has the potential for the big game.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden worked as a kick returner during organized team activities Monday, June 9. Head coach Dennis Allen would not rule out the possibility of McFadden being used as returner this upcoming season.
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Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to be the starting running back this upcoming season if he is able to stay healthy.
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  #5  J. CharlesKAN6
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  #11  LeSean McCoyPHI7
  #12  Lamar MillerMIA5
  #13  Alfred MorrisWAS10
  #14  Mark IngramNOR6
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  #18  D. FreemanATL9
  #19  Joique BellDET9
  #20  J. ForsettBAL11
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  #22  Carlos HydeSFO8
  #23  Dan HerronIND10
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  #26  Bishop SankeyTEN9
  #27  Stevan RidleyNWE10
  #28  Chris IvoryNYJ11
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  #47  S. JacksonATL9
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  #53  Matt AsiataMIN10
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