Overall Ranking

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    OAK @ NYJ

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    bye

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    OAK @ NE

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    MIA @ OAK

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    bye

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    SD @ OAK

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    ARI @ OAK

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    OAK @ CLE

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    OAK @ SEA

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    DEN @ OAK

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    OAK @ SD

  • Week 12 - Nov 20

    KC @ OAK

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    OAK @ STL

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    SF @ OAK

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    OAK @ KC

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    BUF @ OAK

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    OAK @ DEN

  • Week 2 - Sep 10

    SD 22 @ OAK 14

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    PIT 31 @ OAK 34

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    OAK 6 @ DEN 37

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    bye

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    OAK @ ATL

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    JAC @ OAK

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    OAK @ KC

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    TB @ OAK

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    OAK @ BAL

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    NO @ OAK

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    OAK @ CIN

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    CLE @ OAK

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    OAK 23 @ DEN 20

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    OAK 35 @ BUF 38

    42 rushes

    222 rush yards

    1 TDs

    8 receptions

    77 rec yards

    1 TDs

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    NYJ 24 @ OAK 34

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    NE 31 @ OAK 19

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    OAK 25 @ HOU 20

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    CLE 17 @ OAK 24

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    KC 28 @ OAK 0

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    bye

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    DEN 38 @ OAK 24

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    OAK 27 @ MIN 21

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    CHI 20 @ OAK 25

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    OAK 14 @ MIA 34

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    OAK 16 @ GB 46

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    DET 28 @ OAK 27

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    OAK 16 @ KC 13

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    OAK 13 @ TEN 38

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    STL 14 @ OAK 16

    30 rushes

    145 rush yards

    0 TDs

    2 receptions

    8 rec yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    OAK 23 @ ARI 24

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    HOU 31 @ OAK 24

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    SD 27 @ OAK 35

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    OAK 9 @ SF 17

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    OAK 59 @ DEN 14

    16 rushes

    165 rush yards

    3 TDs

    2 receptions

    31 rec yards

    1 TDs

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    SEA 3 @ OAK 33

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    KC 20 @ OAK 23

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    bye

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    OAK 3 @ PIT 35

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    MIA 33 @ OAK 17

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    OAK 28 @ SD 13

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    OAK 31 @ JAC 38

    16 rushes

    123 rush yards

    2 TDs

    3 receptions

    86 rec yards

    1 TDs

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    DEN 23 @ OAK 39

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    IND 31 @ OAK 26

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    OAK 31 @ KC 10

    223 rushes

    1,157 rush yards

    7 TDs

    47 receptions

    507 rec yards

    3 TDs

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Darren McFadden

Oakland Raiders

2008 - 2011 Statistics

                           RUSHING                            RECEIVING                            FANTASY



                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm


2011 Stats         113      614      4        19        23        154      1         106.8     15.3


2010 Stats         223     1157     7        47        61        507      3          226.4     17.4


2009 Stats         104      357      1        21        36        245      0           66.2      5.5


2008 Stats         113      499      4        29        38        285      0         102.4       7.9


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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Has started off his last two seasons hotter than most anybody. His first three games last year were huge fantasy games


(+) DMAC won't have to give up carries to Michael Bush any longer


(+) In fact, he doesn’t have much of a threat from anyone stealing his carries this year (best backup is smallish Taiwan Jones or Mike Goodson)


(+) All indications point to RUNDMC being totally healed from his Lisfranc foot dislocation injury


(+) With Carson Palmer at QB and Heyward-Bey, Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford at WR, the Raiders have an explosive offense


(+) When healthy, McFadden is the most dynamic running back in the league


(–) In four NFL seasons, Darren has yet to play more than 13 games in any one of them


(–) Due to his injury history, it's scary to walk out of drafts with him as your RB1. He might be better suited as a studly RB2

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2009 Review

Darren McFadden


~  Ranked 56th in the league with 60.2 RB fantasy points (basic scoring system)


~  Tied for 74th in the league with 1 rushing touchdowns


~  Tied for 228th in the league with 1 total touchdowns


~  Ranked 54th in the league with 357 rushing yards


~  Ranked 53rd in the league with 29.8 rushing yards per game


~  Tied for 49th in the league with 104 attempts


~  Tied for 68th in the league with 1 rush of 20+ yards


~  Tied for 71st in the league with 13 rushes for first downs


~  Lost 4 fumbles on the year


~  Tied for 37th among running backs with 21 receptions


~  Ranked 25th among running backs with 245 receiving yards


~  Set career high in yards/reception (11.7)

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

We wish we had this forum to rip this pick when the Raiders made it a few years ago.  Criminally over-drafted, Darren McFadden is fast, big and strong, but just might not be much of a football player.  He’s relatively skinny through the legs and waist and goes down far too easily because of it, plus heʼs been injured and unproductive from the moment he stepped in the league.  Desperate Raiders fans or guys in your league that want to justify their dynasty picks may talk this guy up and call him their sleeper of the year, but let them waste their breath.

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Darren McFadden (@dmcfadden20) can be followed on Twitter at:  http://twitter.com/dmcfadden20


 


 


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2008 RB Draft Class


 


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McFadden's pimpin' ride


Pimpin' ride McFadden!

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Contract

Darren signed a six-year, $60 million contract back in June of ‘08 that contained $26 million guaranteed and a $6.4 million “log” bonus.  The rest is listed below:


2010 - $3,937,500


2011 - $4,593,750


2012 - $5.25 million


2013 - $660,000


2014 - Free Agent

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Handcuff

Michael Bush is the necessary handcuff to McFadden, seeing that either one could breakout this year

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule


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Injury Report

Yellow

Battled turf toe for most of the ’08 season, had shoulder surgery before the '09 season, then tore his meniscus during the '09 season
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Darren McFadden still a Raider

In a surprising move Darren McFadden will return to the Oakland Raiders after signing a 1-year deal worth $1.75 million (with another $2.25 million available through incentives) contract, not the flat out $4million reported. The Raiders chose not sign Rashad Jennings, who is on a plane to ink a deal with the New York Giants.

Pyro's take: Darren McFadden is betting on himself and must think he can regain his 2010 mojo. Oakland Raider fans must be surprised by this move as Jennings showed everything McFadden was supposed to last season and stayed healthy while doing it. Let's be honest, Darren is more familiar with the operating table than he is with his Raider teammates.

Somewhere Al Davis is smiling because these are the kind of moves that he absolutely loved to make.

03/11/14, 06:13 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.insidebayarea.com

McFadden to test the free agent waters

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie confirmed this week that running back Darren McFadden will test the free-agent market.

"Darren's going to be a free agent and there's been communication with his agent," McKenzie said, per ESPN.com. "He's going to see what his market is. And that's the thing, when you're talking about the games that he's missed, he has no idea -- and when I say 'He,' I'm talking about his agent -- he has no idea what his market value will be and I couldn't tell you what the other 31 teams think."

Pyro's take: Mcfadden has been riddled with injuries and his own agent has no idea what his market value is. That is not a good sign, so let me help you out by explaining what his value should be.

Run DNP should be signed by some team to be their third running back, and he would need to prove that he is worth putting on the field. A smart team will offer him the league minimum and have an incentive laden contract.

That being said, there is going to be a moronic team out there that is going to bring him in to compete for a starting job, and overpay him. If this happens, that team will regret their decision.

McFadden has been a huge disappointment in his career, and he definitely needs a change of scenery, although the chances of him making it through a whole season are about as good as me getting a date with Kate Upton.

01/19/14, 01:20 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.nfl.com

Time Share

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen has suggested that their will be a time share upon Darren McFadden return to the line up, after he has healed from his hamstring injury. Rashad Jennings has forced the coaches hand by rushing for 340 yards on 57 carries, this translates into a 6.0 yards per carry average in the last three games.

Pyro's take: There is no doubt that Jennings has looked top notch in the last three games, and deserves to be credited more playing time. Also, Allen has finally figured out the "Run DNP" is as fragile as his China plateware, and will need to split reps just to keep McFadden healthy. This situation spells out trouble for any fantasy owner. Nobody wants a RBBC on a bad offensive team, and thats what you will now have. At this time ignore Jennings on the waiver wire, unless you have plenty of room, or you want to take the leverage from the McFadden owner. If you own Rashad Jennings then put him on hold, because, it's "Run DNP" and he is a step away from hurting himself on a blade of grass.

11/19/13, 02:21 PM CST by d-Rx
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McFadden looking to be a gmaetime decision

McFadden was listed as questionable Friday by the Raiders after limited practice time and was less than emphatic that he would play against the Kansas City Chiefs.

``I feel pretty good,'' McFadden said following practice. ``We're just going to try and make that decision whenever it comes time to make a decision -- whatever the coaches and the trainers feel like is the best for me.''

Asked if he had run with the burst he would in a game, McFadden said, ``If I haven't done it I feel like I've gotten pretty close to it. I'm just looking forward to whatever decisions the coaches and trainers make.''

``I watched him all week in practice,'' Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. ``I like where he's at. I feel good about where he's at. We'll see how he feels tomorrow. But I think every day he's gotten a little bit better.''

Pyro's take: McFadden has once again hurt owners by getting injured, and when healthy has still not shown the flash that he displayed in 2010, and the beginning of the 2011 season. There is no reason to feel confident about starting him this week when he still might not have the burst he needs to be successful.

10/12/13, 05:29 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.mercurynews.com

RUN DNP out with a hamstring injury

The oft-injured McFadden, who has never played more than 13 games in a season and had missed 13 of Oakland's previous 32 games coming into this season, Allen would not go into detail regarding his latest injury, purportedly suffered on his first carry of the game.

"I wouldn't get into characterizing whether it's minor, major," Allen said. "He's got a hamstring [strain]. I don't expect him to be out a long time but we'll see how he responds. I mean, it's one day after a game."

"We want to make sure that he's healthy. I think hamstring injuries and brain injuries are two totally different things but yeah, we want to make sure that Darren's healthy. We don't want this to be anything that's going to linger."

Pyro's take: McFadden has been an injury risk ever since he came to the NFL and once again he has been snake bitten. Rashad Jennings filled in for RUN DNP and had 45 yards on 15 carries and added another 71 yards on 8 receptions, and could be a candidate to get a few more starts, as the Raiders will be sure McFadden is 100% healthy before putting him back on the field.

09/30/13, 05:33 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: espn.go.com

Darren McFadden continues to struggle in preseason

Darren McFadden has yet to show any signs of life through two preseason games. McFadden has 22 yards on 8 carries in 2 preseason games.

Pyro's take: Darren McFadden had a very poor 2012 season and many feel that was in part to the offense that they were running. This season the Raiders and new offensive coordinator Greg Olsen are employing a power running system, which is supposed to play into McFadden's strengths.

Unfortunately, McFadden is still a major injury risk this season, and through 2 preseason games has not given fantasy owners much to feel good about. The Raiders are not going to be a good team this season and even though Run DMC has game breaking ability, this feels like it is going to be a very inconsistent season for McFadden.

08/18/13, 07:25 PM CDT by Houdini
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McFadden looks good to go for Sunday

Raiders running back Darren McFadden (knee) put in a full week of practice and looks to be ready to return to action against the Chiefs this weekend.

Pyro's take: If we weren't afraid of him splitting carries with Justin Fargas and Michael Bush this week, we'd tell you to go ahead and play him as a flex on your fantasy football team, but we'd stay away from him for at least another week.

11/13/09, 01:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.ibabuzz.com

McFadden still practicing in full

Raiders running back Darren McFadden (knee) practiced again on Wednesday and doesn't seem to have suffered any setbacks in his recovery from surgery. He is expected to be active and playing on Sunday against the Chiefs.

Pyro's take: What his role will be this Sunday is unknown with Justin Fargas and Michael Bush still in the fold, so we'd hold off on playing him even at the flex position if you can on your fantasy football team.

11/11/09, 03:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.ibabuzz.com

McFadden practices on Monday

Raiders running back Darren McFadden (knee) was out on the practice field going through all the normal warm-ups and drills on Monday. He should be in line to start on Sunday against the Chiefs.

Pyro's take: We would continue to check back with us throughout the week just to make sure he doesn't suffer a setback, but he does have a juicy contest against the Chiefs, so if he's active, think about using him as a low-end RB2 or flex on your fantasy football team next weekend.

11/09/09, 04:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.ibabuzz.com

McFadden should play in Week 10

Raiders running back Darren McFadden (knee) was back practicing in full on Wednesday and if he doesn't experience any setbacks, he should be able to play when the team comes out of the bye in Week 10.

Pyro's take: Whether or not he'll jump back into the starting lineup at that point is up in the air. Either way, his fantasy football value just went up a notch, so if he's on the waiver wire in your league, you might want to think about grabbing him.

11/05/09, 10:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.insidebayarea.com

McFadden practices with team Wednesday

Raiders running back Darren McFadden (knee) was on the practice field with the team when they started doing warmups and drills in front of the media on Wednesday.

Pyro's take: This doesn't necessarily mean he'll play in the game after this, their bye week, but it's a good sign nonetheless. If he's out there to be had, you might want to add him to your fantasy football bench just in case.

11/04/09, 03:45 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.ibabuzz.com

McFadden back making cuts on Monday

Raiders running back Darren McFadden (knee) was back working with the training staff on Monday working on footwork and cutting. “We went out there today and worked on cuts. I was kind of winded,” McFadden said. “That was one of the main things, see if I can get out there and do a little running around and get good footing.”

Pyro's take: When asked about his chances of playing in Week 10 after the team's Week 9 bye, McFadden said, “Realistic. That’s what we’re shooting for. We’re pushing for it.”
He wasn't much of a fantasy football contributor before the injury, but you could do worse if you're looking to make a pickup for your team (if available).

11/02/09, 06:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.ibabuzz.com

McFadden seen jogging at practice Friday

For the first time since his knee surgery, Raiders running back Darren McFadden was seen doing some light jogging and agility work on the side at practice Friday.

Pyro's take: He still won't be back until Week 10 at the earliest, but at least we know he's alive now. Keep him at the end of your fantasy football bench for now.

10/30/09, 01:15 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.ibabuzz.com

McFadden still not able to practice

Raiders running back Darren McFadden (knee) is still unable to practice with the team and when he will return to the field is unknown at this point.

Pyro's take: Knee surgeries take a little more time to come back from than people realize. We don't expect to see him until at least Week 10, and possibly not for a week or two beyond that. Keep him stashed away on your fantasy football bench for now.

10/28/09, 04:00 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.ibabuzz.com

Darren McFadden already ruled out for Week 7

Oakland running back Darren McFadden (knee) has been ruled out for the Week 7 game against the Jets.

Pyro's take: This was expected, so being ruled out this early isn't much of a shock. We'll see if the Raiders can get him back healthy in Week 8, but it's looking more like it will be after the team's Week 9 bye.

10/19/09, 09:15 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.ibabuzz.com

McFadden already ruled out for Week 6 game

Raiders running back Darren McFadden (knee) has already been ruled out for the Week 6 game against the Eagles. McFadden is rehabbing a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Pyro's take: McFadden might be back before the team's Week 9 bye, but it's not likely. Michael Bush and Justin Fargas will continue to split the carries until then, though neither is worth a fantasy football play anytime soon.

10/13/09, 02:00 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.insidebayarea.com

McFadden inactive, Bush and Fargas to split carries

Raiders running back Darren McFadden is inactive for the game against the Giants today. Michael Bush and Justin Fargas will split the carries while McFadden is out.

Pyro's take: With McFadden out for a few weeks, lets see if Michael Bush can step it up and make himself an interesting fantasy football option for a bit. Fargas still should not be on your team.

10/11/09, 11:30 AM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nfl.com

Darren McFadden out 2-4 weeks with meniscus tear

Raiders running back Darren McFadden will be out 2-4 weeks as he undergoes surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Pyro's take: Justin Fargas and Michael Bush will take over in the interim, but neither will be worth a fantasy football play as the Raiders have tough match-ups the next three weeks.

10/05/09, 06:15 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Raiders starting tailback to be named next week

Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable told reporters on Wednesday after practice that he will name his starting running back next week after seeing what happens in their final preseason game.

Pyro's take: The Raiders still have Justin Fargas listed atop the team's depth chart, but that's bound to change as Fargas won't be suiting up for that last preseason game. Darren McFadden's versatility and game-breaking abilities give him the edge over Michael Bush, though Bush should still get 10-15 touches a game. Handcuff these two together regardless of who comes out on top.

09/02/09, 11:30 AM CDT by
Source: www.ibabuzz.com

Michael Bush to start Raiders third preseason game

Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush will get the starting nod for the team's third preseason game on Saturday. Darren McFadden is expected to back him up as Justin Fargas might not play due to his injured hamstring.

Pyro's take: Coach Tom Cable said earlier in camp that the third preseason game would closely resemble what the Raiders would be coming out with in Week 1 of the regular season. Whether that means Michael Bush would be the team's starting RB, or if it only means he would be showing the general rotation of backs is unknown. We'll see on Saturday just how much Cable is willing to reveal. As far as fantasy goes, McFadden is still the guy to draft first on this team, but absolutely must be handcuffed to Bush as both backs could see close to an equal amount of time.

08/25/09, 08:00 AM CDT by
Source: www.ibabuzz.com

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