Darren McFadden, RB, Cowboys: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Darren McFadden, RB, Cowboys

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #23 108.78 DAL Probable 7 years 28 6'1 220 @dmcfadden20

2015 Outlook: Gamble (high risk)

Last updated on Nov-20-2015 by Shawn Childs


UPDATE (11/20): McFadden has emerged as the top back in Dallas. However, it was pretty much by default. Lance Dunbar was lost for the season, Christine Michael is awful and the underwear thief was kicked off the team. McFadden had a three-game span where he had more than 25 carries per game. He topped the 100-yard mark twice in that span. Outside of that it's been the same old McFadden, except shockingly healthy. If you rely on him, he will disappoint.

Over a 17-game stretch from the start of 2010 until Week 4 in 2011, McFadden was one of the best backs in the game. He ran for 1,605 yards on 298 carries, caught 62 passes for 639 yards and scored 13 total TDs. He averaged 137 yards and 21.96 Fantasy points per game. Unfortunately, over the past three years, Darren has averaged only 3.34 YPC over 485 carries and just 6.1 yards per catch. I'd love to put the blame on the Oakland Raiders' offensive line, but McFadden's length of failure is too long. McFadden will open the season at age 28. He's been a talent receiver but has never been an asset in pass protection. He has high injury risk and has been great for only short periods of time during his seven-year career. I won't dismiss the former first-rounder, but I won't overpay for his poor resume.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

11/22 - Cowboys RB Darren McFadden expected to play today Injury
11/22 - Cowboys RB Robert Turbin is expected to be active today
11/22 - Cowboys RB Darren McFadden will be used 'as much as possible' this week Injury
11/22 - Cowboys RB Robert Turbin is expected to be the RB2 this week
11/22 - Cowboys RB Darren McFadden is active for Week 11 Injury
11/18 - Cowboys waive RB Christine Michael
11/18 - Cowboys sign RB Robert Turbin
11/9 - Cowboys RB Christine Michael plays no snaps Week 9
11/4 - Cowboys sign RB Trey Williams
11/3 - Cowboys waive RB Joseph Randle

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
10.08 KFFL - Yeah, yeah, I know ... DMC is still a steal in Round 10. He has to play 16 games in a season at some point in his career, right? Low risk, high reward.
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