Found July 18, 2013 on Football Nation:
When discussing Darren McFadden, the initial reflex among pundits is often to point out what he has not accomplished as a professional.He has never participated in more than 13 games in any of his five seasons, and only one of his limited campaigns has yielded more than 1,000 yards rushing.He has never faced significant competition in the backfield, but still makes a habit of squandering some of the greatest physical gifts in the game and compiles replacement-level numbers. The only thing that most fans have come to expect from McFadden on a regular basis is a yearly dashing-of-the-hopes party, to which all fantasy owners willing to invest in his services are invited.Finally, the fantasy world has began to break away from McFadden’s tantalizing hold and banish him high round consideration. In a year that craves the presence of dominant running backs like an expecting mother does strange culinary concoctions, McFadden is holding onto his spot as a latter-half RB2 for dear life.The ra...

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