Darren McFadden
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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.

Category: Rumors


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


Fantasy Football Empire | Sep 4th
Dallas ran the ball frequently in 2014, but with DeMarco Murray now in Philadelphia and new offensive coordinator Scott Linehan in the mix, look for a decline in running percentage this season. Lineham was the OC for 5 years in Detroit where he never exceeded a 40.4% run percentage. Joseph Randle is no DeMarco Murray, but miss the RB run in the early rounds, you can draft Randle in round 4 or Darren McFadden in rounds 7 or 8.
Breaking Football | Sep 3rd
Still has the speed to kill and role/Cowboys o-line makes him pretty appealing. RBBC is scary but he's the guy I want in this backfield due to the value
Win My Fantasy League | Sep 3rd
Cannot shake off the injury bug, if he can he runs with starting job to high end RB2 upside
RotoBaller | Sep 3rd
McFadden's going to hope that his lack of fit is made up by how good his OL is. It's a real toss up if Mcfadden performs or not.
WalterFootball | Sep 2nd
McFadden has not shown his incredible ability since '10-'11 when he topped 5 yards a carry and looked like the second coming of Bo Jackson, but since then he's averaged 3.3 yards per carry and has shown little of his electric ability. The only reason he's even a thought this year is that any running back who has a pulse and is getting snaps behind the Cowboys' offensive line could have fantasy value. Until he's taking all the first team reps in training camp I doubt I'll be drafting him. UPDATE: He is now taking first team snaps in training camp, but all is tenuous. Him and Randle will continue to battle for the job, but neither has a lot of upside.
The NY Times | Sep 2nd
Hard to get behind a guy who has averaged less than 3.5 YPC the last three years and is made of glass.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 31st
Here. We. Go. DMC is now in Dallas pending a physical. After losing Murray, the Cowboys acted quick on getting one Jerry's favorites from a prior lifetime. It will be very interesting to see how this plays out. I've always liked McFadden more than I should.
Breaking Football | Aug 6th
The Dallas Cowboys running back situation has taken on a life of its own since losing DeMarco Murray. Everyone is well aware the Cowboys have…