Week 7 React (Podcast)
Darren McFadden got off to a hot start this year but after his big game against the Jets, he’s failed to play like one of the true elite running backs in fantasy, and then an ankle injury derailed him last week against the Chiefs. McFadden has all the tools to be a future top selection on draft day, but if his health problems continue to be an issue, fantasy owners will have to knock him for it.
Seen coming into the Raiders facilities on crutches a day after the teams’ loss, McFadden will have a couple of weeks to get healthy as Oakland is on a bye week. Don’t be surprised if McFadden is out week nine but in the end, it’s for the best as you don’t want to have him re-aggravate the ankle and then be out longer.
Michael Bush would be the main runner in the Raiders backfield if and when McFadden misses time, but don’t forget about rookie Taiwan Jones as an explosive compliment runner. Bush is prone to injuries in his own right, so for those of you in deep leagues and in dynasty leagues, you might want to remember this kids name for the future.
For more check out the full podcast on this article and I’ve also included our week eight rankings below to help you get ready for the coming week.