Darren McFadden injury: Raiders RB still out at practice, fantasy value unclear

Ezra Shaw

Darren McFadden, along with backup Mike Goodson, sat out practice Wednesday for the Raiders with an ankle injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Darren McFadden sat out practice yet again for the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday due to a nagging ankle injury, according to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times. Mike Goodson also missed practice.

There is no official word yet on the status of either running back for Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals, though the fact that neither one has yet to participate in practice since Week 9 does not inspire much optimism. Marcel Reece has paced the Raiders' ground game the last two weeks, and is expected to do so again if McFadden and Goodson sit.

Fantasy Impact: Reece had a monster game last week, rushing for 103 yards on 19 carries and picking up 90 yards receiving on four receptions. He should be a solid starting fantasy option going forward, especially in PPR formats. Reece's involvement as a rusher and receiver gives owners some nice insurance in case the Raiders are forced to abandon the running game.

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