Darren McFadden (ankle) ruled out of Sunday's game: Fantasy Implications

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden has been ruled out of Sunday's game. We breakdown the fantasy implications.

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden has been ruled out of Sunday's game, via Jerry McDonald. The Raiders' franchise back will be sidelined with an ankle injury, putting his team in a very bad spot.

The Raiders will play the Saints in Week 11 -- a game that would have daunting even if McFadden were to start. Raiders backup Marcel Reece will start in place of McFadden on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis: This is very unfortunate for fantasy owners that invested a high draft pick in Darren McFadden. Given his athletic ability, his ceiling is as high as any fantasy player one could hope to own. However, combined with being on a struggling Raiders team and sustaining injury, McFadden has been outplayed by some backups in this league.

If you're in need of a replacement back, look to replace McFadden with Marcel Reece or someone like New York Giants' Andre Brown.

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