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Darren McFadden

26-Year-Old Running Back – Oakland Raiders

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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114

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2013 Rush/Rec Projections

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2013 Fantasy Football Outlook

There's little doubt about McFadden's talent, but injuries have interrupted all five of his NFL seasons. In fact, McFadden's missed at least three games every year, and an ankle injury last season lim...

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2013 ADP:  37

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Bye Week:  7

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 218   DOB: 8/27/1987  College: Arkansas  Show ContractHide Contract

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Darren McFadden Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Raiders in March of 2014.

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McFadden's new teammate, Maurice Jones-Drew, confirms that the duo are on track to work as a tandem this coming season, csnbayarea.com reports. "I know they want Darren and I to split carries, which is perfectly fine," said Jones-Drew, who signed with the Raiders last month. "But we'll get a chance to compete."

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Darren McFadden NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 20 13 113 499 4 4.4 - - - - - 29 285 9.8 0 38 - - - - - -
2009 21 12 104 357 1 3.4 1 0 - - - 21 245 11.7 0 36 - - - - - -
2010 22 Oak 13 223 1157 7 5.2 14 4 6 1 0 47 507 10.8 3 61 0 0 0 0 4 3
2011 23 Oak 7 113 614 4 5.4 5 2 2 2 0 19 154 8.1 1 23 0 0 0 0 1 1
2012 24 Oak 12 216 707 2 3.3 4 1 3 0 0 42 258 6.1 1 63 0 0 0 0 2 2
2013 25 Oak 10 114 379 5 3.3 4 0 0 0 0 17 108 6.4 0 25 0 0 0 0 1 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Darren McFadden Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2008 20 13 7.9 10.1 9.0 9 38 19 - - 2 22 7.5 1 - -
2009 21 12 5.5 7.3 6.4 9 30 6 2 2 2 20 6.8 2 0 0
2010 22 Oak 13 17.4 21.0 19.2 17 89 32 13 6 4 39 8.3 9 2 1
2011 23 Oak 7 15.3 18.0 16.6 16 88 15 8 2 3 22 6.7 2 1 0
2012 24 Oak 12 9.5 13.0 11.3 18 59 31 11 6 4 22 4.1 5 2 0
2013 25 Oak 10 8.3 10.0 9.2 11 38 15 9 5 2 11 4.3 2 1 0
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Darren McFadden – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

301

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Darren McFadden was on the field for 301 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Darren McFadden was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 593 0
2013 301 0

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Darren McFadden 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Ind 57 0 17 48 1 2.8 0 0 3 18 6.0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0
2 Jax 45 0 19 129 0 6.8 4 0 4 28 7.0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Den 47 0 12 9 1 0.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
4 Was 7 0 5 29 0 5.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 SD
6 @KC 49 0 16 52 0 3.3 0 0 3 31 10.3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Pit 48 0 24 73 2 3.0 0 0 2 5 2.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 2 0 0 0
9 Phi 17 0 5 12 0 2.4 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
10 @NYG
11 @Hou
12 Ten
13 @Dal 11 0 5 13 0 2.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @NYJ
15 KC
16 @SD 20 0 4 8 1 2.0 0 0 1 8 8.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
17 Den 0 0 7 6 0 0.9 0 0 3 15 5.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Darren McFadden  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   6' 1"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   218 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.33 sec
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Shuttle Time
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Cone Drill
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Vertical Jump:   33 in
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Broad Jump:   128 in
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Oakland Raiders Team Injury Report
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Darren McFadden: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Raiders have re-signed McFadden to a one-year, $4 million contract, ESPN.com reports.

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It remains to be seen whether the Raiders will bring in additional backfield competition as the offseason rolls along, but with Rashad Jennings headed to the Giants, it looks like the Raiders are comfortable with giving McFadden -- who can be productive when healthy -- another shot at heading their backfield after an injury-marred 2013 campaign in which ran for 379 yards and five touchdowns on 114 rushing attempts and adding 108 yards on 17 receptions in 10 games.
The Raiders plan to meet with McFadden's agent Saturday at the NFL scouting combine, NFL.com reports.

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It has been generally assumed that McFadden would head elsewhere in free agency, but evidently the Raiders aren't ruling out the possibility of bringing back the 26-year-old back after he's averaged just 3.3 yards per carry in each of the last two seasons. The report suggests that is not a likely outcome though, with the Bengals (who employ former Raiders coach Hue Jackson) mentioned as a possible fit for McFadden, who has demonstrated in the past that he can be an explosive and productive back, when healthy.
McFadden ran for 379 yards and five touchdowns on 114 attempts, and added 108 yards on 17 receptions (26 targets), in 10 games in 2013.

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McFadden (ankle) had just four carries for eight yards, but scored a touchdown in Sunday's loss at San Diego. He also caught one pass on three targets for eight yards.

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McFadden (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

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McFadden returns, after missing back-to-back games, but the Raiders announced earlier in the week that Rashad Jennings will remain the starter. McFadden will split the backup duties with Marcel Reece, though it is probably wise to temper your expectations for all Oakland backs, against a Chargers defensive front that is playing very well lately.
McFadden (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

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The 26-year-old returned to a full practice Friday, after being limited earlier in the week, thus eliminating any real doubt about his availability for Sunday. Coach Dennis Allen has already said Rashad Jennings will remain the team's starting running back, with McFadden and Marcel Reece then splitting the backup carries. McFadden's heading into what may very well be his final two games in a Raiders uniform, and while he'd surely like to end his tenure in Oakland on a high note, it's hard to expect much from him against San Diego.
McFadden (ankle) practiced again Thursday, ESPN.com reports. He was officially a limited participant for the second day in a row.

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McFadden (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday, the Contra Costa Times reports.

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McFadden evidently has a shot to return to action Sunday against the Chargers, but given the solid play of Rashad Jennings and Marcel Reece of late, we suspect that the Raiders would be inclined to ease McFadden (who was officially limited Wednesday) back into their backfield mix, if he is indeed able to suit up this weekend.
McFadden (ankle) is reportedly feeling better and has a chance to suit up against San Diego in Week 16, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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2013

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2012

McFadden was off to a strong start last year, totaling 768 yards with five touchdowns before a foot injury ended his season in Week 7. It was only supposed to keep him out a few weeks but was later revealed to be a more serious Lisfranc sprain. At press time, however, McFadden is presumed healthy and expected to be 100 percent for training camp. When on the field, McFadden is one of the most explosive backs, and heís also developed into a far more powerful runner than when he first entered the league, rarely going down at first contact. Still, heís never played more than 13 games during any of his four seasons in the league. Oakland let Michael Bush walk via free agency, and the teamís RB depth chart is rather thin, so the team will once again ask McFadden to carry the load. With Bush gone, these duties may now also include goal-line work, where McFaddenís converted 6-of-7 attempts for scores over the past three years. With Carson Palmer now under center and a young WR corps featuring Denarius Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey, the offense has plenty of potential. Thereís some concern with the new coaching staff that will be implementing a zone-blocking scheme, which has proven in the past to be unsuited to McFaddenís strengths. Still, new offensive coordinator Greg Knapp typically uses a run-heavy system, and ultimately, production is unlikely to be the worry when it comes to McFadden. Itís all about how many games heíll play.

2011

While his teammate Michael Bush was typically drafted higher in fantasy leagues, McFadden ended 2010 as the sixth-best fantasy back, despite missing three full games and parts of others. In all, he totaled 1,664 yards with 10 touchdowns, so his season could have been epic had he stayed healthy. Of course, durability has always been a concern with McFadden, whoís never played more than 13 games in any of his three years in the league, and last seasonís 223 rushing attempts were more than he had in his first two years combined. Known as a burner with sprinter type speed, which was evidenced by his NFL-high 14 rushes for 20-plus yards, McFadden also recorded 3.5 YPC after contact, which was the second best mark in football. Heís also developed into one of the leagueís most dangerous receivers out of the backfield. Nonetheless, McFadden was given just four goal-line carries, and though he converted three, Michael Bush (13 goal-line attempts) appears to be the teamís main short-yardage option. McFadden carries more risk than most backs who will be drafted early, but he also possesses as much upside as just about any running back in the league.

2010

McFadden followed a poor rookie season with an even more disappointing sophomore campaign, as his YPC dropped from 4.4 to 3.4, and he scored just one touchdown while fumbling five times. He averaged 15.7 touches before suffering a knee injury in Week 4, which sidelined him until Week 10, and he never saw more than 12 carries in a game over the rest of the season. Injuries have been a problem for McFadden over each of his first two years in the NFL, but the former No. 4 pick is going to get another chance as his teamís lead back with Justin Fargas now gone. Heís only been given four goal-line attempts throughout his career, and while heís converted three of those for scores, Michael Bush figures to dominate short-yardage work. The key here is which back gets the early down work, because the competition is wide open. McFadden has the pedigree and has been mostly productive when healthy. With Jason Campbell taking over QB duties from JaMarcus Russell, the Raidersí offense should improve immensely. Itís up to McFadden to take advantage of the opportunity.

2009

McFadden got off to a fast start during his rookie season, rushing for 164 yards and a touchdown on just 21 carries during a Week 2 game against the Chiefs. Unfortunately, he suffered a debilitating turf toe injury that same game that hampered him for the remainder of the year. He also underwent minor shoulder surgery during the offseason, so his durability remains a question mark. Itís tough to evaluate McFaddenís rookie season since he was playing at far less than 100 percent, but 4.4 YPC and success as a receiver (9.8 yards per catch) reveal potential. The Raidersí franchise may be viewed as something of a laughingstock, but Tom Cableís system can be productive for running backs. After Justin Fargas got just 3.9 YPC last season, his days as the teamís starter should be over. Of course, Michael Bush ran for 177 yards with two scores during Week 17 in Tampa Bay in a must-win game for the Bucs, so itís not like McFadden is without competition for touches. McFadden isnít ideal as a goal-line back, but he did convert both opportunities there last year, and the Raiders didnít select him fourth overall in the draft not to give him significant playing time. If healthy, McFadden displays terrific speed and is a threat to score anytime he touches the ball. Since heís also likely to be a big contributor as a receiver, thereís plenty of upside here.

2008

McFadden racked up nearly 5,000 yards with 43 touchdowns during his three seasons at Arkansas, getting 5.8 YPC in the process, and because he shared backfield duties with Felix Jones, he enters the NFL far from overworked. McFadden is the total package, combining size (6-2, 215) with tremendous speed (4.33 in the 40) and quickness. Extremely athletic, McFadden also possesses good hands and change of direction skills. However, his legs are a little thin, and questions remain about how great of a tackle breaker he'll be. Although he was probably the best pure talent in the NFL Draft, off- field concerns shied some teams away. While Oakland had four capable backs on its roster before drafting McFadden, the Raiders are actually a pretty good landing spot. Dominic Rhodes was cut, and LaMont Jordan likely will be. Michael Bush (leg) is still a huge question, and Justin Fargas has a history of injuries. Owner Al Davis is enamored with McFadden's ability, so there's no way the team took him fourth overall not to give him plenty opportunity to play. Although often compared to Reggie Bush, McFadden is more of a conventional running back who can run between the tackles, and coach Lane Kiffin plans on treating him as such and lining him up in I formations. The Raiders called the fourth-most run plays in the NFL last season, and no matter who lined up in the backfield, they often ended with success. That's due in large part to Tom Cable's fantastic system, which led to the sixth-most rushing yards in the league. JaMarcus Russell is still a work in progress, but the additions of DeAngelo Hall and Javon Walker should lead to an improved Raider team regardless. McFadden still needs to work on his pass blocking, he's had trouble with fumbles in college and he'll be in somewhat of a timeshare, but combining Oakland's successful running system and his physical gifts, there's quite a bit of upside.