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.