Report: Raiders RB Darren McFadden unlikely to play today
What are you looking for?
Latest NFL News and Rumors...

As expected, the Raiders unloaded quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday. Less expected is that they actually got something ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Marquess Wilson has some more competition in his... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday that quarterback Sam Bradford is doing really well as he rehabs from reconstructiv... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
A wide majority of NFL teams begin their offseason program this week. One of those teams is the Dallas Cowboys, who actual... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson was a seventh-round pick in last year's draft. He played in nine games and caught two ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
We've been tracking 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore's long road back from his latest devestating knee injury. Most rec... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post wrote Friday that Dolphins wide receivers Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson are exp... [read more] [All News & Rumors]

Report: Raiders RB Darren McFadden unlikely to play today

Raiders running back Darren McFadden @dmcfadden20 went through three days of limited practice this week and looked to be on track to playing this afternoon against the Browns. But ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that while there was optimism toward that end earlier in the week, McFadden is "unlikely" to play. McFadden has missed the past three games because of a high ankle sprain. Marcel Reece @CelReece45, who has done a very nice job of filling in, will likely see the majority of the touches for another week.

Fantasy Analysis:

Big news if you were looking for clarity on this situation. We didn't really know how the Raiders were going to use McFadden and Reece, but with this news, Reece is safe to deploy as an RB2 against Cleveland. Heavy rain and wind is expected today by the Bay, so the Raiders may need to run the ball and depend on a short passing game more than usual, which is perfect for Reece. McFadden will still return next week, probably, and make this situation rather murky. But let's just take this one week at a time. If you have Reece and are fighting for a playoff spot today, you should be very pleased with this report.


1 Comment | Add Yours

Lynch or reece in point per reception league??? Please help!

Posted by:
beaudaiker 12/02/12 12:31 PM

You must login in order to comment:

If you do not have an account yet, register here -- it's free

Warning: You don't have cookies enabled in your internet broswer. Without cookies, you will not be able to login. Some web browsers allow cookies to be managed on a per-site basis.

News Archive
NFL News Feed: XML Feed
Subscribe to FFToolbox NFL News and Rumors by Email
Brian Murphy -
Follow on Twitter
Los Angeles, CA
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2002
Follow me on Twitter: @Spokes_Murphy.

I have played fantasy sports since 2001, specializing in fantasy football and baseball. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I am a journalism/mass communication grad student at Cal State University, Northridge. I am aiming to be a sports reporter for a website, newspaper, magazine, anything. I am a graduate from the University of Central Florida. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties