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Fantasy owners are cut-throat, throwing talent under the bus at the drop of a hat. Some never seem to remember anything past a couple weeks of production. If you asked any fantasy owner (who wasn’t a Raiders fan) what they thought of Darren McFadden, their reaction would be lukewarm at best. Yet, if Darren McFadden hadn’t suffered a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot week 7 of last year, he would have had a chance to crack 2,000 all-purpose yards. McFadden was also on pace to punch in 14 touchdowns for the silver and black.
Kelly Skipper, the Raiders running back coach, had some reassuring things to say about this fallen fantasy stud.
The thing about Darren is, he didnt have any major surgeries, so hes able to come back here healthy and hes playing at a high level right now and its offseason, Skipper said. So, thats a good thing. He didnt have surgery so hes going to be off the whole spring. Nah, thats not the case. Hes out here. You would never know he got hurt. Hes making cuts at full speed, everything.
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Fantasy Factor: McFadden’s history of injuries has fantasy owners skeptical of his value. In four seasons, the Raiders have yet to get a full 16 games out of McFadden, making his 2012 fantasy value very high risk/high reward. At the moment, there is no threat to lose carries to the running backs behind him on the Raiders depth chart, making McFadden’s role in the offense a non-question.
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According to NFL.com, Oakland Raiders running backs coach Kelly Skipper has stated that Darren McFadden is making cuts at full speed on the field.
“The thing about Darren is he didn’t have any major surgeries, so he’s able to come back here healthy and he’s playing at a high level right now and it’s offseason,” Skipper told the San Francisco Chronicle per...
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