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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 - 31, 19, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 31, 31, 32, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 37, 40, 44, 45, 48
Overall Redraft - 98, 53
RB Redraft PPR - 31, 19, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 31, 31, 31, 32, 32, 32, 34, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 45
RB Dynasty - 53, 51, 51, 55, 56, 59, 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: 76
RB: 30
Overall-PPR: 77
RB-PPR: 30

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Latest News

Cowboys | Jerry Jones confident in run game (Thu May 14, 07:41 PM) - Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones expressed confidence in the team's overall run game Thursday, May 14. “You say the entire running game, and that would be including our tight ends, including our fullback – the entire game – we’re better,” Jones said. The Cowboys have yet to determine roles for their running backs. As it stands, RB Darren McFadden is at the top of the depth chart, with RBs Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar and Ryan Williams in the mix.

Our View: Darren McFadden is constantly hurt, and his fifth round ADP shows a general distrust by owners so far. Consider that this is a fifth round pick behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. Joseph Randle is going in the late ninth round, while Ryan Williams is a common pick late in round 12. Lance Dunbar is hanging on with an ADP of round 14. All this goes to show is that nobody has much faith that this will be productive for all the backs and are cautious about McFadden and his injury issues.
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