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Running Back, Dallas Cowboys

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Draft: 2008 Round 1 (4)
College: Arkansas
Ht: 6’2”  Wt: 210 DOB: 1987-08-27 Age: 27

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2008 OAK 13 5 113 499 4.4 4 38 29 285 9.8 0 102.4 7.9
2009 OAK 12 7 104 357 3.4 1 36 21 245 11.7 0 66.2 5.5
2010 OAK 13 13 223 1,157 5.2 7 61 47 507 10.8 3 226.4 17.4
2011 OAK 7 7 113 614 5.4 4 23 19 154 8.1 1 106.8 15.3
2012 OAK 12 - 216 707 3.3 2 63 42 258 6.1 1 114.5 9.5
2013 OAK 10 - 114 379 3.3 5 25 17 108 6.4 0 78.7 7.9
2014 OAK 16 - 155 534 3.4 2 56 36 212 5.9 0 86.6 5.4
2015 (Projected) DAL     106 456 4.3 4   12 75 6.3 0 77.1  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
A stellar college career at the University of Arkansas earned McFadden the number four overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft and a starting role with the Oakland Raiders. Seven injury plagued and under-productive seasons later, McFadden looks to restart a once promising career now as a member of the Cowboys. He enters 2015 training camp behind third-year back Joseph Randle on the depth chart, but will likely see playing time as a change-of-pace back in an offense built around the offensive line and ground game. Health has always been a problem for McFadden, who has managed to play a full 16-game season just once in his seven-year career. When he did make the field, he struggled in his last three seasons with the Raiders, managing a paltry 3.3 yards per carry with just nine touchdowns in 38 games. Now as a member of the Cowboys, McFadden has without a doubt the best supporting cast of his career, and an offensive line that will provide the best opportunity for him to return to his career high of 5.4 yards per carry in 2011. McFadden should be viewed as a high risk/high reward pick in drafts this season, with a high ceiling and complete bust floor.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Joseph Randle
RB2RB1 Darren McFadden
RB3RB3 Lance Dunbar
RB4RB4 Lache Seastrunk
Cowboys Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Randle heads into training camp as starting RB
Cowboys RB ready to have career year
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Jun 23, 7:00 am

Dallas Cowboys
Joseph Randle led most of the individual drills throughout offseason workouts and regularly worked with the first-team offense. With a month to go before training camp, taking over as the lead back behind the Cowboys’ talented offensive line appears to be Randle’s job to lose. (Dallas Morning News)

FFToday's Take: Randle's competition currently includes Darren McFadden and Ryan Williams which is part of the reason why Randle's ADP currently sits at 4.04 (RB No.20) in twelve-team leagues. Assuming he can keep his head on straight, Randle has a chance to make a big fantasy impact in his third season.


Injury McFadden back at work, in full for Tuesday's practice
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Jun 16, 2:00 pm

Dallas Cowboys
Darren McFadden a full participant today after being limited the last two weeks by hamstring tightness. (Clarence Hill on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We'll be tracking the Cowboys running game this entire pre-season trying to get some clarity on the expected workload distribution between McFadden, Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar. McFadden has been limited during OTAs, giving Randle the first shot at making a lasting impression.


Cowboys sign RB Lache Seastrunk
Dallas searching for answers at RB position
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Jun 8, 10:35 am

Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys are adding another running back to their 90-man roster as they continue to search for the right mix to replace DeMarco Murray. The Cowboys are signing former Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk, who had a standout high school career at Temple. Seastrunk will compete for a roster spot against Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden, Lance Dunbar and Ryan Williams. The Cowboys are expected to release undrafted rookie running back Synjyn Days out of Georgia Tech. (Dallas Morning News)

FFToday's Take: Despite the team putting on a good face, there's still some uncertainty surrounding the running back position in Dallas. Randle and McFadden are the atop the depth chart but neither inspire confidence or security at the position. Seastrunk in no lock to make the final roster


D-Mac determined to prove he is not a bust
RB coach impressed so far with ex-Raider
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jun 1, 5:05 pm

Dallas Cowboys
Darren McFadden’s seven-year run with the Oakland Raiders was mostly a disappointment. He had one 1,000-yard season, played in a full season just once and did not average better than 3.4 YPC in any of his final three seasons in Oakland. "He wants to prove that he wasn’t the bust that people are talking about," said RB coach Gary Brown. "We are going to give him the opportunity to prove that. ... I like what I see. I can’t wait to see him in pads." Joseph Randle and McFadden split the first-team work, such as it is in OTAs. McFadden took the first turns in individual drills, but that might have more to do with experience than pecking order. (ESPN Dallas)

FFToday's Take: McFadden last played in a zone-running scheme with Oakland in 2012 and averaged only 3.3 YPC, although Brown likely believes Dallas' offensive line will help the 27-year-old back perform better this time around. His long and well-chronicled injury history - usually hamstring-related - is another reason fantasy owners believe Randle will win this competition eventually, but it is unlikely any final decision on the depth chart will be made until early-to-mid August. Ryan Williams could also work himself into the mix with a healthy camp as well.


Joseph Randle eyeing a starting RB role in Dallas
Could Randle be the Demarco Murray successor?
By: paul maland | Wed May 27, 6:25 pm

Dallas Cowboys
With DeMarco Murray now in Philly, the only thing that stands in the way of Joseph Randle and a starting job is free agent addition Darren McFadden. Early signs point to Randle having an edge on the job. After watching Murray put up 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns last season, Randle stated that he felt like "there was a lot of meat left on the bone". (Cowboys Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Rushing behind the best offensive line unit in the NFL, Murray owners cashed in fantasy gold in 2014. Randle is licking his chops looking at the plentiful workload. However, even if he wins the starting gig he would merely be the leader of the dreaded RBBC. Regardless, whoever starts behind that offensive line gets a major fantasy boost and is worthy of an RB2 status.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at NYJ L 14-19 4 15 3.8 0 1 1 6 6.0 0 2.1
2 HOU L 14-30 12 37 3.1 1 3 2 31 15.5 0 12.8
3 at NE L 9-16 18 59 3.3 0 4 4 6 1.5 0 6.5
4 MIA L 14-38 11 40 3.6 0 5 4 32 8.0 0 7.2
6 SD L 28-31 14 80 5.7 0 4 2 6 3.0 0 8.6
7 ARI L 13-24 14 48 3.4 1 8 4 7 1.8 0 11.5
8 at CLE L 13-23 12 59 4.9 0 6 4 26 6.5 0 8.5
9 at SEA L 24-30 13 20 1.5 0 5 4 47 11.8 0 6.7
10 DEN L 17-41 7 14 2.0 0 7 4 22 5.5 0 3.6
11 at SD L 6-13 8 21 2.6 0 3 0 0 - 0 2.1
12 KC W 24-20 12 29 2.4 0 2 2 5 2.5 0 3.4
13 at STL L 0-52 11 27 2.5 0 2 2 18 9.0 0 4.5
14 SF W 24-13 4 5 1.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.5
15 at KC L 13-31 2 13 6.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.3
16 BUF W 26-24 9 54 6.0 0 2 1 0 0.0 0 5.4
17 at DEN L 14-47 4 13 3.3 0 4 2 6 3.0 0 1.9

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at IND L 17-21 17 48 2.8 1 5 3 18 6.0 0 12.6
2 JAC W 19-9 19 129 6.8 0 4 4 28 7.0 0 15.7
3 at DEN L 21-37 12 9 0.8 1 1 0 0 - 0 6.9
4 WAS L 14-24 5 29 5.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.9
6 at KC L 7-24 16 52 3.3 0 3 3 31 10.3 0 8.3
8 PIT W 21-18 24 73 3.0 2 2 2 5 2.5 0 19.8
9 PHI L 20-49 5 12 2.4 0 2 1 3 3.0 0 1.5
13 at DAL L 24-31 5 13 2.6 0 1 0 0 - 0 1.3
16 at SD L 13-26 4 8 2.0 1 3 1 8 8.0 0 7.6
17 DEN L 14-34 7 6 0.9 0 4 3 15 5.0 0 2.1

2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 SD L 14-22 15 32 2.1 0 18 13 86 6.6 0 11.8
2 at MIA L 13-35 11 22 2.0 0 7 2 19 9.5 0 4.1
3 PIT W 34-31 18 113 6.3 1 2 2 2 1.0 0 17.5
4 at DEN L 6-37 13 34 2.6 0 1 1 4 4.0 0 3.8
6 at ATL L 20-23 27 70 2.6 1 4 3 28 9.3 0 15.8
7 JAC W 26-23 19 53 2.8 0 7 4 28 7.0 0 8.1
8 at KC W 26-16 29 114 3.9 0 6 4 23 5.8 0 13.7
9 TB L 32-42 7 17 2.4 0 3 2 0 0.0 0 1.7
14 DEN L 13-26 11 52 4.7 0 4 2 12 6.0 1 12.4
15 KC W 15-0 30 110 3.7 0 4 4 39 9.8 0 14.9
16 at CAR L 6-17 17 33 1.9 0 4 3 15 5.0 0 4.8
17 at SD L 21-24 19 57 3.0 0 3 2 2 1.0 0 5.9

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