Found June 07, 2013 on FF Locker Room:
The Oakland Raiders were not very good last season and shouldn’t be any better in 2013 but they do still have perennial fantasy disappointment Darren McFadden. And when you consistently have issues staying on the field (McFadden has never played more than 13 games in 5 seasons) it tends to give the next guy a shot to make a fantasy impact. In the case of the Raiders in 2012, Marcel Reese was the recipient of playing time and made waves as a PPR monster. McFadden has never played more than 13 games in 5 seasons Coming into 2013, the Raiders have seen backup Mike Goodson fly to the Jets and drafted Latavius Murray in the sixth round. Murray was given high marks during OTA’s a week ago with coach Allen saying, “Probably the thing that’s been most impressive is that he’s picked up everything offensively from a schematic standpoint, assignment wise… He’s done a great job. He’s done a nice job in pass protection. That’s one of the things you see with young backs that th...

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