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By Brian Squires, Raiders Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 10:37am EDT

Darren McFadden again was the 2nd running back into the game on Friday against Detroit with Maurice Jones-Drew getting his second straight start. However, the Raiders first offensive drive went 11 plays and 60 yards, culminating in a McFadden 1-yard plunge for a TD.

Fantasy Impact: McFadden actually got three straight attempts inside the 5-yard line leading to his score. He also ended the game with more carries, yards and yards per carry. While this is encouraging for McFadden, it only leads to more uncertainty as far as the Raiders backfield situation altogether. Is MJD the starter in time-share? Will Jones-Drew also be the third-down back? But will McFadden be the goal-line back? And to what extent will Marcel Reece take away from these roles? After two preseason games, the answers seem to be: Probably, probably, maybe and who knows? Fantasy owners or potential drafters would be advised to look at MJD first (ADP 86) and hopefully handcuff with McFadden (ADP 125). And cross their fingers

By Scott Poppen, Raiders Correspondent, Wed, Jul 30th 5:21pm EDT

Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko reports that "at this stage" Darren McFadden has the "starting edge" over Maurice Jones-Drew in the Raiders' backfield. (Source: Rotoworld on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Expect to see these two veteran running backs splitting carries throughout the pre-season. McFadden has a history of injury, having missed 29 games over the past 6 seasons due to a laundry list of different ailments. Trusting him to remain ahead of Jones-Drew is a dicey decision at best. Any edge McFadden may have now would quickly be lost should the injury bug bite him again in 2014. Draft both players as nothing more than an RB3. McFadden may be the starter for now, but Jones-Drew is the better player.

Breaking Football | Aug 27th
McFadden still has talent and upside. He's never healthy and MJD is a problem, though.
The New York Times | Aug 27th
2nd fiddle to MJD seems likely for the injury prone back who closed out '13 in a backup role.
The Football Girl | Aug 27th
An obvious injury risk, but he's still a better bet than a washed-up MJD.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 25th
With MJD in the house he will lose most of his upside. He has a lot to prove this year and he could be a RB with upside. He is still a gamble of a pick so make sure he is not one of your starters until he can prove he is worthy.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 25th
McFadden surprisingly signed a one-year contract to stay in Oakland. He was limited to 114 carries for 379 yards and five touchdowns in a contract year. He is likely to be the backup to MJD, but it remains to be seen how that timeshare ends up being split.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 25th
He'll be back in Oakland on a one-year deal but will be battling veteran stud MJD for playing time.
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 23rd
Darren McFadden is still a very talented running back with RB1 skills but is a perennial injury risk who will be in a time-share with Maurice Jones-Drew leaving him as an upside RB3 option.
Breaking Football | Jul 30th
The Oakland Raiders don’t seem to be settled on a starting running back quite yet. One thing we know, though, is they are hoping by bringing back Darren McFadden and adding veteran back Maurice Jones-Drew, is that they can get better. Getting better, at least for now, may involve McFadden sticking as the team’s starting running back come week one, as McFadden apparently has the “...