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RB Darren McFadden - Dallas Cowboys

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

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Darren McFadden fractured his elbow and underwent surgery in mid-June. He is expected to miss about two months, which leaves open the possibility that he will not be ready by the start of the regular season.

Summary

Darren McFadden resurrected his career in his first season in Dallas thanks to a change of scenery and a dominant offensive line. He hadn't run for 1,000 yards in five seasons but ended up becoming Dallas' workhorse and only reliable contributor to an offense that finished 31st in points. Although he only found the end zone three times (more of a byproduct of the offenses' ineptitude), he had a terrific season with 1,417 yards from scrimmage. Unfortunately, the eight year veteran was rewarded for his hard work with a significant step up on competition. Dallas' selection of Ezekiel Elliott with the 4th overall pick assures McFadden will be no better than #2 on the depth chart; but that's only if he can hold off free agent Alfred Morris. (May 21)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 52, 38, 44, 45, 45, 46, 46, 48, 50
RB Redraft PPR - 53, 38, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48
RB Dynasty - 79, 65, 74, 74

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2013 OAK 10 114 379 5 25 17 108 0 1
2014 OAK 16 155 534 2 56 36 212 0 1
2015 DAL 16 239 1089 3 53 40 328 0 3
2016 PROJ-Dodds 14 90 * * 33 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 16 105 * * 35 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 120 * * 31 * * *
2016 PROJ-Tremblay 16 59 * * 17 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 176
RB: 59
Overall-PPR: 171
RB-PPR: 59

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Latest News

Cowboys | Darren McFadden eyeing preseason return (Fri Jul 22, 09:29 PM) - Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (elbow) will have a scan on his broken elbow Monday, July 25, and he said hopes to return during the preseason.

Our View: McFadden's status becomes more important with the specter of league discipline now hanging over Ezekiel Elliott related to an alleged domestic violence incident. If McFadden isn't ready for Week 1, or if he has a setback in his conditioning to return to the field, Alfred Morris will be set up to be an early-season sleeper.
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2016 Schedule

1vs New York Giants
2@ Washington Redskins
3vs Chicago Bears
4@ San Francisco 49ers
5vs Cincinnati Bengals
6@ Green Bay Packers
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8vs Philadelphia Eagles
9@ Cleveland Browns
10@ Pittsburgh Steelers
11vs Baltimore Ravens
12vs Washington Redskins
13@ Minnesota Vikings
14@ New York Giants
15vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
16vs Detroit Lions
17@ Philadelphia Eagles