Darren McFadden helps the Raiders and fantasy owners score a win

Thearon W. Henderson

The Raiders' running back helped seal the deal in a win over the Steelers. We break down the fantasy implications.

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden carried the ball 24 times for 73 yards and got into the end zone twice in a 21-18 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 8. McFadden also added two receptions out of the backfield for five yards in the game.

Fantasy impact: If you own Darren McFadden in your fantasy league, you're probably just happy to see him in the lineup as the injury-plagued running back has never played a full season in the NFL. McFadden is continuing to improve since returning from a hamstring ailment against Kansas City last week.

His 24 carries in the game were the most he's had all season and the two touchdowns he scored in the game doubled his season total to four.

Considering the Pittsburgh Steelers are usually pretty good against the run, it was good to see McFadden get a lot of action and really test out his legs. He only averaged three yards per carry in the game, but it seemed he was able to find his way into the end zone when it mattered. Now that he's healthy, fantasy owners can continue to start him regularly.

More fantasy football news from SB Nation:

Get live advice daily in the Fantasy War Room

Today's fantasy football player updates

Latest News

In This Article

Teams
Players
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.