Darren McFadden 20 | Running Back

Oakland Raiders

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Oct 19, 2014 Subscribe 
News: McFadden had 14 carries for 48 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to Arizona. He also caught four passes on eight targets for seven yards. Impact: The Raiders seemed to be committed to the running game early on, especially before halftime, when they gave McFadden three straight runs from around the goal line. He finally punched it in on his third attempt, providing the team's lone touchdown on Sunday. They fell behind in the second half though, so the running game was somewhat abandoned, limiting McFadden's touches. He still received more work than backup Maurice Jones-Drew, who had just three carries for six yards. It's becoming obvious that McFadden is the top dog in the Raiders' backfield. He'll get a crack at improving on his current numbers at Cleveland in Week 8.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 17, 2014
News: McFadden said Friday that this is the best he has felt this deep into a season since he joined the NFL in 2008, the Bay Area News Group reports. "I tell a lot of people I talk to, I tell them this is the best I've felt five, six games into the season," McFadden said. "It may not show on the stats but it's the best I've felt. I don't have any nagging injuries, nicks or anything slowing me down. So, I feel like I can go out there and just let it loose 100 percent." Impact: The seventh-year back looked spry coming off the bye week, gaining 80 yards on 14 carries against San Diego, his highest rushing total since Sept. 15, 2013. McFadden failed to exceed 3.8 yards per carry in any of his first four games of the season, but it appears he'll continue to head the Raiders' ground attack, with Maurice-Jones Drew playing a complementary role. However, while his health is intact now, injury concerns will always exist with McFadden, something owners need to remember when considering his rest-of-season value.(RotoWire, )
Oct 12, 2014
News: McFadden rushed for 80 yards on 14 carries and added two catches on four targets for six yards in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Chargers. Impact: Interim coach Tony Sparano suggested earlier in the week that he wanted Maurice Jones-Drew to take on a larger role, but McFadden carried the load again Sunday, with 14 carries to Jones-Drew's four. The 27-year-old McFadden averaged 5.7 yards per carry against San Diego, marking the first time in his last 11 games in which he's exceeded even four yards per attempt. Despite his lackluster overall production this season (3.9 YPC, one touchdown), McFadden appears locked in as the primary rusher for Oakland.(RotoWire, )
Darren McFadden
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 1"  Wt: 218  Age: 27
Born: 8/27/1987, North Little Rock, Arkansas
College: Arkansas
NFL Experience: 7th season
Drafted: 2008 - Rd 1
(4th overall by the Raiders)
Salary: $1,250,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury