Darren McFadden turns in another strong fantasy football performance in Week 2

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Could McFadden be turning a corner?

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden rushed for 129 yards in the team's 19-9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In addition to his 129 rushing yards, McFadden caught four passes for 28 yards. He now has 177 yards and a touchdown through two games and is averaging 4.9 yards per carry, a vast improvement over his average a year ago.

Fantasy spin: McFadden has been surprisingly solid through two weeks of the season. The Raiders lost a close game against the Colts to open the year and then beat the Jaguars in Week 2. Few expected Oakland to as competitive as they have, but the having Terrell Pryor under center has done wonders for McFadden.

It's also worth noting that McFadden has played a friendly schedule of run defenses in the first two weeks of the season, so things will undoubtedly get tougher on the Raiders' running back. Still, it's encouraging to see him run well after last season's terrible performance.

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