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Oakland Raiders v Houston Texans

This week was a big one for fantasy football owners with Steve Slaton as their running back. The young runner had yet to have a strong week this season and this was a game he needed to step up and produce.

Slaton Benched

Slaton got off to a horrible start in this game as the Raiders’ defense bottled him up and did not allow him much room. Not only did Slaton run to ineffectively but he fumbled the football for the fourth time this season and was benched after.

Seeing Slaton get benched was not surprising to me as he needs to stop fumbling the ball, but I was surprised to see who replaced him.

The Texans went to Ryan Moats instead of Slaton’s traditional backup Chris Brown. Not only did they go to Moats but Brown didn’t even play in the game.

Slaton Comes Back In a Big Way

After a series the Texans put Slaton back in the game, and he responded with a 32-yard touchdown run. Then on the next series he had a very nice 18-yard touchdown catch and run.

Oakland Raiders v Houston Texans

With Brown out of the game, the Texans kept Slaton in the game when they got inside the 10 yard line. If this continues, Slaton’s fantasy football ranking will increase as he will get goal line opportunities.

Hopefully, Slaton’s fumbling issues are behind him as fantasy football owners will need his production to make a championship run.

Darren McFadden Goes Down

Not only did Darren McFadden have a horrible game, but he is going to miss up to four weeks with a torn meniscus. The Raiders need all their talented players healthy and having McFadden out won’t do the Raiders any favors.

Stay away from all Raider players for fantasy as they are a horrible team right now.

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