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Darren McFadden

Dallas Cowboys
Running Back

Ht: 6.1 | Wt: 218

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Cowboys | Jerry Jones confident in run game

Thu, 14 May 2015 16:41:17 -0700

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.

Fantasy Tip: With McFadden's extensive injury history he'll represent too much uncertainty come draft time. If Joseph Randle remains buried on the depth chart, he'll make for an excellent source of value after he rushed for 6.7 yards per carry on 51 attempts last season.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden to return kicks?

Sun, 03 May 2015 17:26:14 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden could return kicks this season, head coach Jason Garrett said Saturday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: Although Garrett said McFadden could be involved on special teams, it seems unlikely that the Cowboys would risk the health of the oft-injured back on return duty. If McFadden can stay healthy, he has RB1 upside behind Dallas' stout offensive line.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Rainer Sabin

Cowboys | Darren McFadden set to carry load?

Sat, 02 May 2015 21:27:17 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden remains the frontrunner to be the lead back in 2015 after Dallas didn't select a running back in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Tip: If McFadden can stay healthy, he could have a big year behind Dallas' dominant offensive line. He is too much of an injury risk to select in the early rounds of fantasy drafts, but he is one back that will be available in the middle rounds that has the potential to produce like a RB1.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden ready to produce

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 10:03:31 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden is ready to show the world that he's better than what he showed in the last couple of seasons with the Oakland Raiders, and he's confident that he'll produce more behind a great offensive line in Dallas. "I just want to go out there and continue to show people what I can do," McFadden said. "I still don't think the world has seen the best of Darren McFadden."

Fantasy Tip: Talk is cheap. McFadden has only played in 16 games once in his seven-year career, and that came in 2014. However, he averaged a career-low 5.9 yards per carry in his final season with Oakland. Regardless, McFadden is set up to rebound in Dallas, even if he doesn't play a full season. The risk-reward is hard to pass up in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Cowboys | Dallas to continue to pound on ground

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:15:43 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RBs Darren McFadden, Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle figure to see a good amount of work in 2015. Head coach Jason Garrett said the team would like to continue their emphasis on inside running after losing RB DeMarco Murray to the Philadelphia Eagles. "Absolutely," Garrett said. "It has to be replaced. It was a good style of football for us to play. We will try to continue to do that."

Fantasy Tip: Run DMC is listed as the team's No. 1 running back on their depth chart with Dunbar and Randle as the secondary backs. Dunbar is a change-of-pace back and is more of a PPR RB5 flyer. McFadden and Randle are pretty similar, but McFadden has a lengthy history of futility and injuries. It's possible the younger Randle overtakes him in camp. For now, though, McFadden should be viewed as a high-end RB3 and Randle as a RB4.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - David Moore

Cowboys | Darren McFadden has per-game bonuses

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:23:08 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden's two-year contract includes per-game bonuses each year that will give him incentive to stay healthy or fight through injuries to be on the field. In 2015, McFadden can receive a $9,375 per-game bonus. If he plays all 16 games in 2015, McFadden would receive $150,000 from the Cowboys. In 2016, McFadden can receive a $31,250 per-game bonus.

Fantasy Tip: While the monetary motivation should help him fight through smaller injuries, McFadden has suffered his share of serious injuries, as well. He offers great upside now that he is running behind Dallas' powerful offensive line, but if you draft him, make sure you have a solid backup plan.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Brandon George

Cowboys | More on Darren McFadden's deal

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:11:50 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden's two-year deal is worth up to $5.85 million. He received a $200,000 signing bonus.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden agrees with Dallas

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:35:07 -0700

Free-agent RB Darren McFadden agreed to a two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys Friday, March 13. The deal is pending a physical.

Fantasy Tip: "Run DMC" will be in position to share the load with Joseph Randle next season. McFadden has failed to remain healthy and live up to the hype, but Dallas' offensive line is one of the best in football. He'll be a decent RB4 flyer with a little upside in 2015. Randle has the edge for now as a good RB3 target.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Charean Williams

Raiders | Darren McFadden unlikely back with Oakland

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:23:14 -0800

Oakland Raiders impending free-agent RB Darren McFadden is not expected to be re-signed this offseason. The Raiders will be looking for competition for RB Latavius Murray.

Fantasy Tip: The free-agent running back market will be flooded with plenty of talent in 2015, so McFadden isn't likely to find a great deal from interested parties. However, he could still yield some decent fantasy value next year, depending on where he lands. Health has always been the question for him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Bill Williamson

Raiders | Raiders excited about Latavius Murray

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:29:29 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray had 112 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries against the Kansas City Chiefs, and the team is excited about what he can provide them down the stretch. "I love the way Latavius runs the football," interim head coach Tony Sparano said. "I like what I've seen, but I've seen (14) carries. I want to see more of them. I'm curious, too. I'm curious just like the fans are curious." Despite Sparano's curiosity, he stated that Murray won't immediately be a workhorse back in Week 14 against the San Francisco 49ers. It's likely that RBs Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew will see significant touches this weekend, but Murray will likely have an increased workload than what he's seen in the past.

Fantasy Tip: Unfortunately for those itching to use Murray ($4,800) at FantasyScore, this probably isn't the week to do it. McFadden ($3,800) should continue to see most of the work, but if he's sharing touches in what now may be a three-headed monster, we don't recommend him for daily lineups.

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