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RB Darren McFadden - Dallas Cowboys

6-1, 211Born: 8-27-1987College: ArkansasDrafted: Round 1, pick 4

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Summary

Jerry Jones coveted Darren McFadden coming out of Arkansas (his alma mater). Eight years later, Jones finally has his man; albeit under much different circumstances. McFadden will be asked to fill a cavernous hole in the Cowboys ground game, having lost DeMarco Murray (and his league-leading 2,261 yards from scrimmage). Fortunately, McFadden won't be asked to fill that hole by himself -- but will rather serve as part of a committee. On the surface, McFadden seems ill equipped for a meaningful role. He's only started 63 games out of a possible 112, and has averaged a disappointing 3.3 yards per rush over the last three years. The Cowboys believe McFadden can bounce back running behind the NFL's best offensive line. Fantasy owners shouldn't make that bet. (May 16)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 35, 25, 28, 30, 31, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 37, 39, 40, 40, 43, 44, 45, 48
Overall Redraft - 96, 53
RB Redraft PPR - 36, 25, 28, 30, 31, 31, 32, 34, 34, 37, 38, 39, 39, 40, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45
RB Dynasty - 53, 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, 64

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2012 OAK 12 216 707 2 63 42 258 1
2013 OAK 10 114 379 5 25 17 108 0 1
2014 OAK 16 155 534 2 56 36 212 0 1
2015 PROJ-Dodds 14 140 * * 32 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 165 * * 28 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 180 * * 21 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 200 * * 23 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 68
RB: 29
Overall-PPR: 72
RB-PPR: 29

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Latest News

Cowboys | Joseph Randle handing bigger load (Fri May 29, 09:15 AM) - Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle took the majority of the first-team repetitions the first two days of organized team activities this week. RB Darren McFadden split the reps with Randle Wednesday, May 27.

Our View: Place your chips on Randle now if you're betting on a Cowboys back. We'll see this battle continue through training camp, but Randle is the younger player and doesn't come with the long injury history that McFadden does. Any featured back in Dallas could be at least a RB2 for fantasy owners behind that monstrous (and incredibly talented) offensive line.
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Cowboys | Dallas splitting reps at RB (Wed May 27, 09:26 PM) - Dallas Cowboys RBs Darren McFadden and Joseph Randle have been splitting reps with the first-team offense during organized team activities this week.

Our View: Fantasy owners need to be dialed in here. Any running back with a decent skill set could look like a star behind the Cowboys incredible offensive line. McFadden has a lot of talent, but injuries have always held him back as a pro. Randle has a good burst with the ball in his hands, but he's yet to truly flash his potential with the Cowboys. Keep an eye on this battle as it rages through training camp.
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