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RB Darren McFadden - Dallas Cowboys

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

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He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

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General News (Thu Nov 23): has been declared inactive for the team's Week 12 game.

Week 12: vs Los Angeles Chargers

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FBG says: Great matchup. Before abandoning the run last week due to the Cowboys falling behind, Alfred Morris looked very solid behind this number one ranked offensive line. Morris is averaging 5.1 yards per carry since taking over the starting role from Ezekiel Elliott and went up against one of the best run defenses in football in the Philadelphia Eagles last week. Morris answered the question last week as far as who the number one running back is in this offense and should be the guy moving forward until Elliott's return. The Chargers are the third worst team in football against opposing running backs in terms of fantasy points allowed this season. The big issue for the Chargers is that while they are last in terms of rushing yards allowed at 138.9 per game, they also have really struggled against pass receiving running backs as they have allowed seven receptions per game for 54 yards per game. This could open up more opportunities for Rod Smith in this game as of the two active running back each week, Morris has had an inability to catch passes throughout his career and if this game stays close or if the Cowboys fall behind, you could see Rod Smith getting additional snaps to be a receiver as the team will abandon the run. This is what we saw last week where Smith out-snapped Morris. Both running backs are in good spots this week ad a vast majority of the success is going to be determined based on game script.

Recent Stats and Projections

10 at ATL 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
12 vs LAC PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * 0 * * * *
12 vs LAC PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 10 vs ATL (1 / -2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

McFadden was active with Ezekiel Elliott beginning his six-game suspension this week against Atlanta, but was a distant third in the running back rotation. Alfred Morris was the lead back with Rod Smith in the secondary role and seeing passing game work. McFadden did not get into the game until the fourth quarter and was stuffed on his lone carry with backfield penetration, a common theme of Dallas' offensive line play in the blowout road loss.


Latest News

Cowboys | Week 12 inactives for Cowboys (Thu Nov 23, 03:14 PM) - The Dallas Cowboys have declared CB Bene Benwikere, TE Blake Jarwin, DE Daniel Ross, RB Darren McFadden, LB Justin March-Lillard, PK Mike Nugent, LB Sean Lee inactive for Week 12.

Cowboys | Dallas Week 11 inactives (Sun Nov 19, 07:10 PM) - The Dallas Cowboys have declared TE Blake Jarwin, PK Dan Bailey, DE Daniel Ross, RB Darren McFadden, FS Jeff Heath, LB Sean Lee, OT Tyron Smith inactive for Week 11.

Our View: McFadden being out leaves the Cowboys with only two active running backs for the first time this year.

Cowboys | Darren McFadden not utilized (Mon Nov 13, 12:04 AM) - Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden lost two yards on his only carry in a 27-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10.

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