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|With a major void at the backup running back position behind Darren McFadden, the Raiders acquired Goodson from the Panthers in the offseason. Goodson was barely used in 2011 after playing surprisingly well in extensive playing time in 2010. With injuries in the Panthers backfield, Goodson started three games, posting two 100-yard rushing games and topping 100 total yards in all three. In 2012, Goodson will battle second year player Taiwan Jones to backup McFadden and the winner of that battle should be considered a high-upside handcuff given McFadden’s lengthy injury history. Even if Goodson loses that battle, he could be a solid flex play in larger leagues in the event McFadden goes down given Jones’ diminutive stature and Goodson’s superior skills as a short yardage runner.
| RB Goodson has torn ACL, MCL -- Mon Oct 14 11:00 am --|
Out for the year
|Mike Goodson's season ended only two weeks after it began.
The New York Jets' running back tweeted Monday that he tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee in the 19-6 loss Sunday to the Pittsburgh Steelers. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Goodson was part of Jets' RBBC that also includes Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory. Ivory should a slight bump in opportunities on third down but his fantasy value remains minimal.
| Powell shines after Ivory's injury -- Mon Sep 23 6:10 pm --|
Ex-Saint sidelined by another hamstring injury
|Before training camp, Bilal Powell was projected as the No. 3 running back, behind Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson. It changed quickly when Ivory hurt his hamstring and Goodson didn't show because of off-the-field issues. Powell 's career day in Week 3 - 149 rushing yards, including 109 in the second half - began on the bench, as Ivory got the start. Ivory lasted only four plays before he injured his "good" hamstring, setting it up for Powell. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Per ESPN New York's Rich Cimini, the injury is to the same leg Ivory pulled his hamstring on the first day of training camp. The new injury is in a different spot, but Ivory took several weeks to recover from the initial one and probably will again this time around. The Jets face the Titans and Falcons over their next two games before squaring off with the Steelers and Patriots. Powell figures to remain a flex option in all but the most favorable matchups until Ivory and/or Goodson return.