McFadden expected to start for Raiders-- Fri Sep 12 9:00 am --
Murray to see action as well
Maurice Jones-Drew said Thursday that he had a procedure performed on his right hand — not for a broken bone, he said — and the running back and the Raiders’ coaching staff are essentially ruling him out for Sunday’s game.
"I would like to go out there (Sunday), but it’s a long season," said Jones-Drew, whose hand was very swollen.(SF Gate)
FF Today's Take:OC Greg Olson said Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray would be the running backs this week. "Last week we wanted to see Maurice Jones-Drew in a full-time role," Olson said. "This week, I don't know if we'll see that. We'll start with Darren, and it probably will be more series-wise with Latavius and Darren."
MJD recovering from right hand surgery-- Thu Sep 11 6:25 pm --
Appears unlikely to go in Week 2
Maurice Jones-Drew said he had a procedure on his right hand — not for a broken bone, he said — and the running back and the Raiders coaching staff essentially ruled him out for Sunday’s game. "I would like to go out there (Sunday), but it’s a long season,” said Jones-Drew, whose hand was very swollen. Raiders OC Greg Olson said that Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray would both get a crack at it if/when Jones-Drew can’t go against the Texans.(San Francisco Chronicle)
FF Today's Take:In a bit of an irony, McFadden came out of Week 1 healthy and should be expected to be the lead back on Sunday. Oakland should enjoy more success on the ground versus Houston than it did against the stout Jets' run defense, so McFadden's owners should feel comfortable using him as a flex or even RB2 if MJD is ruled out.