McFadden suffered a hamstring injury in Week 4 and missed last week's win over the San Diego Chargers. An injury-prone running back throughout his career, he has been limited in practice this week. The two practice sessions are a good sign, and he could be ready to suit up for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. McFadden has 215 rushing yards and two touchdowns through four games.
Fantasy impact: Backup Rashad Jennings also practiced on Thursday, suggesting that he will be ready to play. The Raiders' backfield depth is precarious with those two out. Either way, McFadden is not a recommended fantasy play against the Chiefs' strong run defense, especially with a gimpy hamstring. Fantasy owners can afford to sit him one more week -- the Raiders get their bye in Week 7, and will be facing the Steelers, Eagles and Giants after that.