RB Darren McFadden is Raiders' goal-line back
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RB Darren McFadden is Raiders' goal-line back

Not that there seemed to be any thoughts toward the contrary, but Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp made sure people knew Wednesday that Darren McFadden @dmcfadden20 will be the team's goal-line back this season.
"I've always had a belief that the No. 1 back can still be a goal-line back, doesn't have to necessarily be a bigger, stronger guy," Knapp said.

Fantasy Analysis:

This falls in line with what head coach Dennis Allen said earlier today about how the Raiders weren't going to "baby" McFadden. Ever since Michael Bush left for Chicago, I was under the impression that McFadden would take over the goal-line duties. At 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, it's not like he's a small guy. The Raiders have a couple of stockier backs on their roster, Mike Goodson @GoodNplenty33 and Lonyae Miller @yeezy35. But the Raiders are going to give McFadden all he can handle this year. Good on them; he is their best player. If he gets hurt again, so be it. But if he has just enough luck to stay healthy ... man, oh man.

Source:
CSN Bay Area

2 Comments | Add Yours

Fantasy Leagues have been drooling for years for a full healthy season from this guy! If I get a shot at him on my roster I'm taking a chance.

Posted by:
EUKillas 08/31/12 06:35 PM

I sure hope he stays healthy because he is a beast

Posted by:
thundercats33 09/05/12 06:46 PM

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