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Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers.  He was never going to play in this one.  RB Michael Bush will start and should see 20+ touches.  He's a solid RB2.

Raiders HC Tom Cable says RB Darren McFadden is "very, very doubtful" for Sunday's game against the Chargers.  As we've been saying all along, he's not playing.  RB Michael Bush will draw the start and is a solid RB2.  "I think Michael's ready to take that load," Cable said.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) missed practice again on Thursday.  He remains highly unlikely to play Sunday against the Chargers.  Michael Bush is a rock-solid RB2 play.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) missed practice on Wednesday.  The Raiders continue to say that McFadden's injury isn't serious, but multiple beat writers believe that Run DMC will not play this Sunday against San Diego.  Expect RB Michael Bush to draw the start.  He's a solid RB2.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden appeared to pull his hamstring on a run in the 4th quarter of today's game against the Texans.  It's unclear if he'll return.

Raiders beat writer Jerry McDonald noticed RB Darren McFadden running with a lot more authority in the season opener than he has the previous two seasons.  "He broke tackles, ran hard," McDonald said of Run DMC. "[The Titans] weren't trying to let him gain yards. He consistently broke the first hit and finished runs."  We noticed the same thing.  And it's important to point out that McFadden has taken a lot of heat for running soft in the past.  We don't want to get too excited over one game, but it looks like McFadden may have turned the corner.  He's a virtual must-start this Sunday against the Rams.

The Raiders offense was its usually anemic self in Sunday's season opener.  RB Darren McFadden was the lone bright spot, rushing for 95 yards and adding 55 yards and a score through the air. "He was a real positive for our football team," HC Tom Cable said. "He did a lot of things we needed him to do. Catching the ball, blocking, running with the football, he was able to convert some plays. So that's the kind of player we envisioned him being.  As I have said all along, if he is healthy, that's what he's capable of."  While RB Michael Bush will still be involved when he returns from that thumb injury, McFadden has definitely earned himself a sizeable role.  For now, consider him a RB3 with RB2 upside.

Raiders HC Tom Cable says RB Darren McFadden is a "full go" and will start Saturday night's game against the 49ers.  McFadden has missed the first 2 preseason games with a bum hammy, so this is his chance to make a statement.  As it stands now, RB Michael Bush is the favorite for the starting job.  But the Raiders would love to see their former #4 overall pick pass Bush on the depth chart.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) has been cleared to play in the team's 3rd preseason game.  He's reportedly looked good over the last couple days of practice, displaying the burst that made him the 4th overall pick back in 2008.  Saturday night's game against the 49ers will be a big opportunity for McFadden to make up some ground on RB Michael Bush.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden returned to practice on Tuesday after missing about 2 weeks with a bum hammy.  He's fallen way behind RB Michael Bush for the starting job and will need an excellent performance in Oakland's 3rd preseason game to have a chance at winning it back.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden has been ruled out of the team’s Week 2 preseason game against the Bears. McFadden insists his hammy is getting better, but it looks like the Raiders will him hold him out again. He’ll need to put on a show in the 3rd preseason game if he wants to reclaim the starting role from Michael Bush. We wouldn’t count on it.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden has been out 10 days now with a hamstring injury.  "I feel like I'm coming along pretty good," McFadden said. "It wasn't bad… It's feeling good right now, but I don't feel like I can open all the way up like I need to still. At this point, it's something I just need to take care of just so I don't have to deal with it all season. So I'd rather get it healthy now, and then it won't bother me all season."  McFadden has fallen well behind RB Michael Bush for the team's starting RB job.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to miss Thursday’s preseason opener with a bum hamstring. It doesn’t seem like a serious injury, but McFadden can’t afford to miss much action as he battles RB Michael Bush for snaps. McFadden has reportedly been sidelined with the injury since last Saturday.

Raiders HC Tom Cable implied that he’ll use RBs Darren McFadden and Michael Bush equally during the 2010 season. “I think they’re both doing something exciting each day, whether it’s running the ball or pass protecting,” Cable said. “Each one of them has their own strength but they both show up every time we come out here. I actually think they’re both number 1s and I think it’s a great deal we got going here.” Cable previously said he wants one back to emerge, but apparently he’s changed his tune. We expect Bush to see more touches than McFadden, but not by a significant margin.

According to Oakland HC Tom Cable, the Raiders backfield will be a hot topic within the team this summer as Darren McFadden and Michael Bush battle it out for the starting RB job.  "We'll move forward with those two guys," Cable said Tuesday. "I think it will help both of them that they will get more work. The question with [McFadden] is, now that he's healthy, can he be an every-down back? And I think he can be."  While we don't necessarily disagree with Cable's remarks, we like Bush's chances of ending the season with the majority of the carries.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (knee) put in his 3rd straight full practice on Friday.  He's good to go for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.  It's a favorable matchup, but how the Raiders will split up the RB workload is anyone's guess.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden is active as expected against the Chiefs today.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (knee) practiced with the team on Wednesday.  The Raiders are off this week, but McFadden looks on track to return to action next week.  He's missed the past 4 games but will likely return to the starting lineup against the Chiefs next Sunday.  McFadden is worth a pickup in all medium to deep leagues.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (knee) resumed practicing on Monday. He has been out of action since a Week 4 knee injury required arthroscopic surgery. As long as there aren’t any setbacks during practice this week, he is expected to start Sunday against Kansas City, according to the Oakland Tribune. Although he has yet to live up to the hype around him coming out of college, he is still an explosive player who is capable of providing some big plays for the Oakland offense.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (knee) sat out Wednesday's practice.  This was expected, as McFadden still does not have a timetable for his return.  Justin Fargas will continue to assume lead RB duties in McFadden's absence, and makes for a borderline RB2 play this week against the Chargers. 

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