Is Darren McFadden Worth the Fantasy Football Draft Day Risk?

August 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Drafted fourth overall in the 2008 draft by the Oakland Raiders, the expectations on Darren McFadden have been extremely high. 
What would you expect?  He was coming off a junior year where he rushed for 1,830 yards and 16 TD in just 13 games at the University of Arkansas.
You have to wonder if things may have been different for McFadden if he had landed on a team with more stability.  Instead, he has been labeled a bust after rushing for just 856 yards and 5 TD over his first two years in the NFL.
Things in Oakland do appear to be improving, however.  Jason Campbell was brought in, by far the best QB that will be under center during McFadden’s NFL tenure.
After the JaMarcus Russell debacle, the fact that the Raiders have improved at QB has to be music to fantasy owners' ears. 
While there may be some question marks surrounding the wide receivers (click here to view my breakdown of the group), the threat that they can m...

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