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#20 Darren McFadden, RB
Oakland Raiders
Height: 6'-1"
Weight: 218
Birthdate: August 27th,1987
Age: 26
College: Arkansas
Year: 2008
Round: 1   Pick: 4
Season Statistics
-- Rushing ---- Receiving --
YEARGPATTYARDSTDRCPTYARDSTD
2008131134994292850
2009121043591212450
20101322311577475073
201171136144191541
2012122167072422581
2013101143795171080
2013 Fantasy Points by Week
Last Five Games
-- Rushing ---- Receiving --
WeekATTYARDSTDRCPTYARDSTDPTS
1351300001
164811806
1776031501
Total1627142308
Strength of Schedule
Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the RB position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Fantasy Analysis
Would you believe that injuries were not the main reason why McFadden had a terrible 2012 season? Run DMC struggled mightily because Oakland's zone-blocking rushing scheme didn't jibe with his "hit-the-hole-and-go" power running style. In 12 games played, McFadden averaged a career-worst 3.3 yards per carry. He also notched just four runs of 20-plus yards after racking up 22 of them during the previous two years. Did McFadden make it through 2012 healthy? Nope. He missed four games because of a bum ankle, which means that McFadden has missed at least three contests due to injuries in each of his five NFL seasons. The Raiders have switched back to a power-blocking scheme, so the dual-threat McFadden, who turns 26 in August, is a bounce-back candidate. The sixth-year pro was very productive while running in power-blocking schemes from 2010 (5.2 yards per carry) through 2011 (5.4 yards per carry). When healthy, very few running backs can duplicate the lanky 6-foot-1, 210-pound McFadden's unique mix of power, sprinter's speed and receiving ability. However, as usual, McFadden a high-risk/high reward player because of his track record of durability problems. If McFadden, who is in a contract year, can play at least 12 full games, he would have top-10 fantasy running back upside.

Rushing: 358 Yards, 3 TD.
Receiving: 40 Receptions, 281 Yards, 0 TD.


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