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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, particularly with McFadden already nursing a hamstring injury at the start of camp. (July 30)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 43, 33, 33, 35, 36, 39, 39, 39, 41, 43, 43, 44, 45, 47, 49, 49
RB Redraft PPR - 45, 32, 35, 37, 38, 39, 41, 41, 43, 43, 43, 44, 45, 45, 49
RB Dynasty - 56, 51, 54, 56, 57, 57, 59, 65

Stats and Projections

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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 14 105 * * 25 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 15 150 * * 18 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 140 * * 16 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 171 * * 19 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 87
RB: 35
Overall-PPR: 94
RB-PPR: 35

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Latest News

Cowboys | Darren McFadden's injury not the same (Thu Jul 30, 04:54 PM) - Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden's (hamstring) hamstring injury is not the same hamstring he injured during organized team activities. Head coach Jason Garrett said he is hopeful McFadden will be back in a week.

Our View: The story with McFadden will always be the same: the guy just can't stay healthy. This new hamstring injury won't help him win the starting job in Dallas. We'll see him as the backup behind Joseph Randle this year.
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Cowboys | Darren McFadden on PUP list (Thu Jul 30, 01:31 PM) - Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 30.

Our View: McFadden is talented, but injuries have held him back as a pro. He'll work as the backup behind Joseph Randle when healthy.
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Cowboys | Dallas still not interested in veterans (Tue Jul 28, 08:50 PM) - The Dallas Cowboys are still not interested in veteran RBs Chris Johnson and Ray Rice, following the release of RB Ryan Williams Tuesday, July 28.

Our View: Guys like Johnson and Rice want to get back into the league, but at this time they're on the outside looking in. The Cowboys are likely to have a strong rushing attack regardless of who is lining up in the backfield. The Cowboys remain confident in RBs Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar.
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