| McFadden getting healthy -- Mon May 14 12:55 am --|
Cutting at full speed after recovery from foot injury
|Darren McFadden is on track to make a successful return to the field after missing the final nine games last season with a severely sprained foot. That’s according to running backs coach Kelly Skipper, who offered the most in-depth report on McFadden’s health since the injury occurred.
“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. You would never know he got hurt. He’s making cuts at full speed, everything.” (Oakland Tribune)|
FF Today's Take: Talent has never been the question with McFadden, but durability has. In four NFL seasons he has yet to play in more than 13 games, suiting up for a career-low seven in 2011. He's a fantasy RB1 when he's healthy, but his inability to play a full schedule makes him a better fit at RB2. Taiwan Jones and Mike Goodson will fight for the right to be his high-upside handcuff.