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NFL Network's Jason La Canfora doesn't expect RB Darren McFadden (foot) to play this Sunday, and hears that he could be out even longer.  "They just don't know at this point," La Canfora said. "It could be a couple of more weeks to be honest with you."  McFadden is out of his walking boot, but he hasn't started practicing yet.  RB Michael Bush will continue to be a high-upside RB2 as long as McFadden is out.

Good news and bad news on Raiders RB Darren McFadden (foot).  He was spotted walking around without his walking boot on Monday.  But he didn't participate in the team's practice.  Consider Run DMC questionable for this weekend's game against the Vikings, and check back Wednesday for an update.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (foot) is still in a walking boot and on crutches.  "That mid-foot sprain is really something," HC Hue Jackson said. "You have to get back to walking first before you can do anything, so my main thing is to get him out of that walking boot first. That would be huge progress, and I think he's closer to having that happen."  Run DMC is out for Thursday night's game against the Chargers and isn't a lock to be ready for Week 11.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (foot) has officially been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Chargers.  No surprise here.  RB Michael Bush gets another start and should see around 20 total touches.  Taiwan Jones will be the #2 back but carried just twice last week.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (foot) was held out of practice again on Tuesday.  According to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora, McFadden "can't explode, can't sprint, can't jog ... and can't even really put weight on his foot."  He won't play against the Chargers Thursday night.

Raiders insiders Steve Corkran and Vito Tafur both expect RB Darren McFadden (foot) to miss Thursday night's game against the Chargers.  McFadden didn't participate in Oakland's practice on Monday and hasn't even started running yet.  RB Michael Bush will get another start.

6:23pm EDT 11/4/11

As expected, Raiders RB Darren McFadden will miss Sunday's game with his mid-foot sprain. Michael Bush will get the start in his absence and looks like a near-RB1 for fantasy purposes.

Raiders beat writers Steve Corkran and Vittorio Tafur both believe RB Darren McFadden (foot) will be held out of this weekend's game against the Broncos.  "Raiders should be able to beat Tebows Sunday with [Michael] Bush and [Taiwan] Jones at running back," Tafur reasons.  In that case, Bush would serve as the lead back and be a good bet for about 20 total touches.  Jones would operate as a change-of-pace and probably only see a handful of looks.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (foot) was held out of practice on Wednesday.  It's a definite concern considering Oakland is coming off a bye week.  Run DMC is iffy for Sunday's game against the Broncos.  If he can't go, Michael Bush would start and make for a high-upside RB2 option.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (foot) was held out of Monday's practice.  It doesn't necessarily mean he won't be ready for Week 9, but it's definitely not good news either.  Beat writer Jerry McDonald confirms that McFadden is "no slam dunk" for Sunday's game against the Broncos.  RB Michael Bush would start if McFadden isn't ready and needs to be owned in all leagues.

Raiders HC Hue Jackson revealed that tests on RB Darren McFadden's injured foot revealed no structural damage.  Jackson also said that McFadden "might" return to practice next week.  While he avoided a serious injury here, it still sounds like McFadden is iffy for Week 9.  RB Michael Bush needs to be rostered in all leagues.

8:10pm EDT 10/24/11

Raiders RB Darren McFadden showed up to the team's facility on Monday on crutches.  Oakland is calling his injury a "mid-foot sprain," but they haven't announced a timetable for his return.  HC Hue Jackson did say that they hope to get McFadden back after the Week 8 bye.  We probably won't have a good idea of his Week 9 status until next Wednesday.

Raiders insider Steve Corkran hears that RB Darren McFadden's foot injury is not serious.  "Coach Hue Jackson opted against putting McFadden back into the game for fear of losing his most potent offensive weapon for the long term," Corkran writes.  Oakland has a Week 8 bye, and it sounds like McFadden will be ready the following Sunday.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden has been diagnosed with a sprained right foot.  He's back on the sidelines in full gear, but it's unclear if he'll return to today's game.  Michael Bush is currently operating as Oakland's lead back.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden appeared to injure his ankle early in Sunday's game against the Chiefs.  The team has yet to update his status, but McFadden was seen heading back to the locker room with trainers.  It's unclear if he'll return to the game.

The Raiders have acquired QB Carson Palmer from the Bengals in exchange for a 2012 1st-round pick and a conditional pick in 2013 that could become a 1st-rounder.  We're not sure what's more surprising -- that the Bengals dealt Palmer, or that they could get two 1st-rounders for him.  Palmer was once an elite QB, but his play has dropped off preciptiously of late. Over his last 2 seasons, he's completed a mediocre 61.2% of his passes with 47 TDs and 33 INTs.  He's still only 31 years old, but arm strength is a concern after elbow problems.  In Oakland, he'll be learning a new system, operating a run-heavy offense, and working with a talented but unproven group of WRs.  Consider Palmer no more than a mid-range QB2.  His addition is excellent news for the rest of the Raiders' skill-position players though.  It would have gotten ugly with QB Kyle Boller at the helm.  But the threat of Palmer will open up running room for RB Darren McFadden and keep WRs Darrius Heyward-Bey, Denarius Moore, and Jacoby's Ford's fantasy values afloat.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (groin) practiced on Wednesday.  Barring some sort of setback, he'll be a full-go for Sunday's game against the Patriots.  Run DMC is the top fantasy back through 3 weeks.

Raiders HC Hue Jackson confirmed that RB Darren McFadden (groin) is fully expected to be ready for Week 4.   "I think he’ll be fine. I really do," Jackson said.  "It tightened up on him moreso than anything. I’m going to be very cautious with him to make sure he’s OK, but he’ll be fine.”  Run DMC could be limited in practice this week, but owners can count on him being out there against the Patriots Sunday.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden suffered a groin injury during Sunday's game against the Jets. He never left the game and said afterward that it just tightened up on him. "I'm good," Run DMC said. "I didn't have any (injury)." It doesn't sound serious, but McFadden's injury history makes this worth monitoring.  We'll update his status when we learn more.

ESPN.com AFC West blogger Bill Williamson points out that Darren McFadden ran particularly well to the outside against Denver last year. He shares that McFadden tallied 12.2 yards per carry on 13 rushes to the left, 10.5 per carry on 8 runs to the right and just 2.9 yards per rush on 15 tries up the middle. With Wesley Woodyard filling in for injured WLB D.J. Williams, that tact will be even more inviting. Look for the Broncos to test Woodyard's side often and for the veteran backup to produce a surprisingly strong tackle total. He'll only be a temporary factor, but Woodyard is worth a Week 1 shot.

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