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RB Darren McFadden - Oakland Raiders

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

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Week 9: at Seattle Seahawks

Mark and Joe say: Bad matchup. Oakland's rushing attack is 32nd in the NFL averaging 69.6 yards per game, with two rushing scores to date. Darren McFadden isn't as good at 'real football' as he thinks he is (85/338/2 rushing and 21/114/0 receiving this year, 23rd-ranked fantasy running back in the land), but he is better than Maurice Jones-Drew (24/56/0 rushing with 6/30/0 receiving), but so are 89 other NFL running backs this year. Oakland's rushing attack is pathetic this year, folks. Most recently McFadden posted 12/59/0 rushing and 4/26/0 receiving at the Browns. The Seahawk's rush D is ranked sixth in the NFL averaging 89.6 yards allowed per game, with just three rushing scores given out to date. They allowed 31/114/0 to the Panthers last week, and 27/102/1 to the Rams two weeks ago. Advantage, Seattle.

Recent Stats and Projections

6 vs SD 14 80 0 4 2 6 0 0
7 vs ARI 14 48 1 8 4 7 0 0
8 at CLE 12 59 0 6 4 26 0 1
9 at SEA PROJ-Dodds 12 * * 3 * * *
9 at SEA PROJ-Tremblay 11 * * 3 * * *
9 at SEA PROJ-Bloom 11 * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs SD (14 / 80 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)

Mcfadden had a good day running the ball and was mediocre in the passing game. He showed good burst when his line gave him a hole and better vision than he has this year. McFadden's 12 yard carry came on an inside draw on 3rd and 8 that was very well blocked and caught the Chargers off guard. He also had a 17 yard carry on another draw where he spun out of an arm tackle at the second level to keep the run alive. In the passing game, McFadden dropped a perfectly thrown ball deep down the right sideline and fell down on a screen play that could have gone for good yardage. As a runner he looks 100% and is running with as much confidence and decisiveness as he has in several years.

2014 Week 7 vs ARI (14 / 48 / 1 rush, 8 / 4 / 7 / 0 rec)

McFadden had two really nice runs and a whole lot of running into the pile. He picked up 12 yards out of the Wildcat formation, sprinting around the left edge. McFadden also had a 15 yard carry off left tackle that included a broken tackle at the second level. His other 12 carries went for 21 yards. McFadden did get 3 carries from the 3 yard line and punched the 3rd in for a touchdown. He had good blocking on the play and spun off the only tackler to lay a hand on him. McFadden had no success in the passing game, being hit immediately every time he caught the ball.

2014 Week 8 vs CLE (12 / 59 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec)

McFadden started out hot in this one with 28 yards on his first 3 carries, then the Raiders questionable play calling and use of Maurice Jones-Drew completely killed the offensive rhythm. His first carry of the game was a shifty run through an arm tackle for a 15 yard gain and his second was an 8 yard sprint through a huge hole. After those first 3 carries McFadden saw 1 carry in the next 19 minutes of game time as the team tried unsuccessfully to get Jones-Drew involved. In the third quarter McFadden saw a big hole and burst through it but 9 yards down the field a defensive back put a helmet on the ball and he coughed it up. He saw only one carry in the 4th quarter due to the game script.


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