Darren McFadden could sit until after the Raiders bye week, fantasy owners get contingency plans in place once again

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The Raiders are not expected to get Darren McFadden back this week from his hamstring injury, and may not play him until after the team's Week 7 bye. we break down the fantasy implications.

Raiders running back Darren MacFadden is not likely to be active until after the team's Week 7 bye, according to ESPN's Paul Gutierrez.

McFadden suffered a hamstring injury in the Raiders' 24-14 loss to the Redskins, in which he received five early carries and was then immediately sidelined. Should the team rest him, he will get nearly a full month off to recover. He would miss the Raiders Week 6 matchup versus the Chiefs in addition to Sunday's nightcap versus the Chargers, and return in time for a Week 8 matchup versus the Steelers.

Fantasy Spin: This is the storyline that McFadden's owners should have expected to follow when they drafted him, as the six-year veteran has never played a full 16 game season. Rashad Jennings will assume feature-back duties in the meantime, and can expect to see around 15 touches per game. He is a desperation flex play in McFadden's absence for teams in need of depth. On the season, McFadden has 53 carries for 215 yards and two touchdowns.

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