Sun, Aug 30th 9:50pm EDT
By John Muguerza
According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports, the Cowboys believe Darren McFadden is the best RB in Dallas. (Source: Yahoo! Sports)
Fantasy Impact: McFadden had a good showing against the Vikings as he had four carries for 37 yards (9.7 avg) and caught 1-of-1 targets for six yards. So at least for one game McFadden was the Cowboys best RB, but he was third off the bench to see action. The Cowboys should be successful replacing DeMarco Murray's 1,845 rushing yards with all three RBs (Randle, McFadden, Dunbar) and the leagues best offensive line. However, for fantasy owners the problem will be predicting which RB Dallas will ask to carry the load "week to week" or if the Cowboys will ride the "hot hand" during in-game situations. As of now the only thing that can clear up this mess would be an injury to either Randle or McFadden. And with McFadden's extensive injury history it might just be a matter of time before Randle becomes the workhorse fantasy owners are hoping for. McFadden's current ADP is RB #39 and the 135th player overall off the board, making him a must own handcuff for Randle owners and a legit sleeper for those looking to steal him in the later rounds.
After playing just four snaps against San Francisco and none in the team's first preseason game, McFadden relieved starter Joseph Randle against Minnesota on Saturday and had four carries for 37 yards to go with one catch for six yards. Randle finished with 15 yards on six carries and one catch for eight yards. (Source: The Dallas Morning News )
Fantasy Impact: Mcdadden looked explosive on a nifty 15-yard scamper in the second quarter, prompting owner Jerry Jones to say, "I think that what you saw was vintage McFadden. You saw that acceleration. You saw his abilities." Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News believes Randle is still the starter Week 1, but McFadden will be used often as long as he can stay healthy. “If they’re healthy, I’ll take the skill and what they can bring to our offense,” Jones added, “I’ll take that and go to the [Week 1] game against the Giants and won’t ask for any more.”
Category: Game Recaps