Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (ankle) is active on Thursday night football against the Denver Broncos, as expected. McFadden has missed four games with a high ankle sprain, same as backup Mike Goodson who also suffered a high ankle sprain and is also active on Thursday.
Marcel Reece, who has filled in for McFadden and Goodson in the interim and was dealing with a hamstring injury, is also active. So, the Raiders have a full backfield, because Taiwan Jones (ankle) is also active.
Fantasy Take: I would not expect McFadden to have a significant fantasy performance tonight, nor do I expect any of the Raiders many running backs to have big games. There seem to be a lot of hands in the cookie jar right now, the teams are coming off of a short week, McFadden is coming off of injury, and the Broncos are much better than the Raiders.
It's a risk to start McFadden, who I would consider to be a low-end flex play this week. Perhaps something more by next.