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|10/01/2014||Andrew Hawkins, WR CLE|
Darren McFadden, RB OAK
Philip Rivers, QB SD
|Calvin Johnson, WR DET|
LeGarrette Blount, RB PIT
|10/01/2014||Darren McFadden, RB OAK|
Philip Rivers, QB SD
|Andre Ellington, RB ARI|
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB HOU
|10/01/2014||Matt Asiata, RB MIN|
Adrian Peterson, RB MIN
Darren McFadden, RB OAK
C.J. Spiller, RB BUF
|LeSean McCoy, RB PHI|
Steven Jackson, RB ATL
Rank Among Leaders
|Darren McFadden does little in starting role vs. Dolphins |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/28/14) Raiders running back Darren McFadden got the start but failed to make much of an impact in a Week 4 loss to the Dolphins in London.
Maurice Jones-Drew was eased back into action, so McFadden shouldered the load early on. But with the game well out of hand, the Raiders focused more on passing game. He was limited to 11 carries for 40 yards, averaging 3.6 yards per attempt. He also caught four of the five passes thrown his way for 32 yards.
The Raiders will have a bye week before hosting the Chargers in Week 6. Jones-Drew may be healthy enough to earn the starting no by then.
|Return of Maurice Jones-Drew not exactly good news |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(9/26/14) The Raiders have been waiting for the return of Maurice Jones-Drew, and that is expected to happen in Week 4 against the Dolphins. Fantasy owners, however, should not be so excited about his return.
Darren McFadden has been ineffective in Jones-Drew's absence, but is not likely to be relegated to the bench just because Jones-Drew is back. In fact, the two players split time nearly evenly in Week 1, with Jones-Drew playing 28 offensive snaps, to McFadden's 24.
The Dolphins have allowed 23.3 Fantasy points per game to opposing running backs this season, though 43 of the 72 points allowed came in last week's game against the Chiefs. On the surface, this seems like a fine matchup, but the Raiders' offense is unlikely to replicate the success the Chiefs' success. With Jones-Drew and McFadden likely to split time, neither makes much sense as much more than a bye-week replacement for Week 4.
|Maurice Jones-Drew says he's ready to play again |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(9/24/14) Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who has missed the last two games due to a hand injury, told NFL Network Wednesday he is ready to return Week 4 against the Dolphins.
"Yeah, definitely," Jones-Drew said on NFL AM. "It's not up to me, but I feel like I'll be able to play."
Darren McFadden has started the last two games in Jones-Drew's absence.
"Just trying to get on the field and help my man (McFadden) out," Jones-Drew said. "I feel we both do better if we both out there. So obviously he's been taking the brunt of the carries and the brunt of the reps, so I want to get out there and try and give him a blow here and there and let him get his legs back underneath him so he can run."
|Darren McFadden denied a touchdown |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(9/21/14) Raiders running back Darren McFadden, getting another start in place of the injured Maurice Jones-Drew, had a modest rushing total Week 3 at New England, picking up 59 yards on 18 carries. He also had four catches for 6 yards. He nearly scored a game-tying touchdown late in the fourth quarter, plunging into the end zone from 6 yards out, but the play was overturned by a holding penalty. Rookie quarterback Derek Carr threw an interception on the very next play.
Jones-Drew's status for Week 4 is at this point unknown. The Raiders have a favorable matchup against the Dolphins, who gave up 132 yards to Chiefs backup running back Knile Davis in Week 3.
Playing the Waiver Wire for Week 5
Some interesting names worth considering off the waiver wire this week, including a two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback and an impressive rookie. Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his favorites.
Week 5 Fantasy Trade Values
LeSean McCoy owners are starting to hit the panic button. Is it too soon? Our Dave Richard shares his take on that and unveils his Fantasy Trade Values for Week 5.
NFL Week 4 snap count snapshot
Catching up on Week 4's playing time divide at the Fantasy Football Today blog.
Darren McFadden does little in starting role vs. Dolphins
Week 4 Fantasy Cheat Sheet
Owners are being forced to consider some less-than-ideal options as we hit Week 4. Our Dave Richard shares his outlook on every Fantasy option for every game on the schedule.
|In a surprise move, the Raiders brought back Darren McFadden on a one-year deal this season. Then, even more shocking, they signed Maurice Jones-Drew to share playing time. We'll find out in training camp how the Raiders plan to use McFadden and Jones-Drew, but we expect Jones-Drew to have more Fantasy value coming into the season. That said, McFadden is worth a late-round flier, and he could still end up as a flex option if he gets enough touches. There's no denying McFadden's talent, but injuries continue to ruin his career. He started last season with double digits in Fantasy points in his first three games, but he only reached that mark one more time in Week 8 and was relegated to backup duties behind Rashad Jennings. We could envision McFadden playing on passing downs and being a change-of-pace runner to Jones-Drew. Draft him as your No. 4 or 5 running back in standard leagues, and hopefully he can surprise you with 16 games of consistent production.
(Updated 6/5/14) |