Darren McFadden

Darren McFadden

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 210 lbsAge: 30College: ArkansasDrafted: #4 (1st Rd. by Oakland)

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Darren McFadden solid in limited snaps in win

Darren McFadden had two rushes for 21 yards in the Cowboys 24-20 win over the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact

Darren McFadden was outshined by Ezekiel Elliott, and that was the reason for the limitation of snaps. McFadden could be a waiver wire pickup for the weeks for Elliott's suspension, whenever that might be.

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Darren McFadden gets 10 touches against Rams

Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden received nine carries for 59 yards while adding one reception for four yards in Saturday night's preseason win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Fantasy Impact

McFadden started and totaled 63 yards on 10 touches Saturday night against the Colts. However, since Alfred Morris also played well, he ran for 49 yards on nine carries, he could push McFadden for the starting job while Ezekiel Elliott serves his six-game ban to open the upcoming regular season. From a fantasy perspective, McFadden will likely emerge as the RB1 over Morris. He is more versatile and is a greater asset in the passing game, which bodes well for his fantasy value. Due to the extensive time Elliott will be out, McFadden is worth reaching for in upcoming fantasy drafts as early as the ninth round, while Morris is currently going undrafted.

Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris to split regular season carries?

Dallas Cowboys beat writer Todd Archer believes the team could use a by-committee approach to their ground attack while Ezekiel Elliott serves out his six game ban to open the 2017 season.

Fantasy Impact

The Cowboys' backfield is in question in the wake of Elliott's suspension. If the ban is upheld -- there is a chance this could be Deflategate 2.0 and he plays a full 16-game slate -- Archer expects the team to split the running back workload between Alfred Morris and presumed starter Daren McFadden. However, McFadden is the Dallas RB I'm targeting in upcoming fantasy drafts as he is the expected handcuff for the troubled Elliott. Expect to reach for McFadden in the early double-digit rounds.

Darren McFadden invisible in HOF game

Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden received three carries for minus six yards in Thursday night's Hall of Fame Game win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact

McFadden played sparingly Thursday night, which was expected. He is in line to open the 2017 season as the Cowboys' RB1 if Ezekiel Elliott is suspended. Expect to see McFadden get more work with the first team as the preseason progresses.

Darren McFadden re-signs with Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed running back Daren McFadden to a one-year deal Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

Shortly after former Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar signed with the Rams, Dallas re-signed McFadden to tighten up their backfield for the upcoming season. McFadden will likely the year as the team's No. 2 rusher behind Ezekiel Elliott, leaving Alfred Morris on the outside looking in. McFadden, although older and injury-prone, is a more valuable back to the Cowboys than Morris due to his pass-catching ability. However, it is unlikely anyone but Elliott garners fantasy value in the Dallas backfield for 2017.