Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson not practicing: Fantasy implications

Thearon W. Henderson

Oakland Raiders running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson were both absent from practice on Wednesday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Oakland Raiders running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson did not practice on Wednesday after both players suffered high ankle sprains in last weekend's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Neither player has been ruled out for Sunday's game with the Baltimore Ravens.

Marcel Reece and Taiwan Jones would likely see an increase in carries if McFadden and Goodson are inactive. Reece had eight catches for 95 yards and a touchdown in Week 9.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on McFadden or Goodson on Sunday against the Ravens. High ankle sprains usually require more time to heal and these injuries should clear the way for a tandem of Reece and Jones.

Reece would seem to have more value for fantasy owners, falling into the category of a low-end No. 2/3 fantasy running back. Jones figures to be a flex play at best.

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