Darren McFadden to miss 2-4 more weeks: Fantasy implications

Ezra Shaw

Darren McFadden is expected to miss 2-4 more weeks with a nagging sprained ankle, according to reports. We break down the fantasy implications.

Darren McFadden is expected to miss 2-4 more weeks for the Oakland Raiders, according to reports. McFadden suffered a sprained ankle in Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and has yet to practice since. Raiders head coach Dennis Allen called McFadden "questionable" for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.

Allen also reiterated that Marcel Reece will be the Raiders' lead back while both McFadden and Mike Goodson are on the mend. Jeremy Stewart should also see touches, along with Taiwan Jones if he can overcome fumbling issues and improve his understanding of the playbook.

Fantasy Impact: With fantasy playoffs fast approaching, there is a chance that McFadden could be out of lineups for the remainder of the season. Owners should be doing everything they can to secure a replacement. If Reece is still available in your league, he is definitely worth picking up.

Reece could have a big day against the Saints. There is a good chance that Sunday's game turns into a shootout. In which case, Reece's skills as a pass catcher will come in handy for fantasy owners, especially PPR leagues. He has caught 15 passes off 18 targets for 151 yards and a touchdown over his last two games.

For more fantasy info, head over to the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.