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Raiders RB Darren McFadden was asked if he would take a pain-killing injection in his toe(s) to get back on the field. "Nah, I ain't taking no shot," McFadden said. We don't blame him, and surely coach Tom Cable told him not to bother as well. This team is going nowhere in 2008 and McFadden has his whole career ahead of him.  Justin Fargas carried 22 times for a respectable 89 yards in week 10.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden is inactive today. RB Justin Fargas will be busy.

Raiders reporter Jerry McDonald writes: "Seeing Darren McFadden walk on to the practice field in a protective boot has been a fairly common occurance. Except usually it is on his right foot. When McFadden made his way out of the facility Wednesday, the boot was on his left foot. Which means one of two things: either the left ankle which was taped early in the Jets game is actually the injury that kept him out of the Ravens game, or the Raiders’ high-performance draft pick has two flat tires."  McFadden was inactive last week and the news just doesn't get better. His 164-yard game in week 2 is a distant memory now. Justin Fargas is a worthy RB3 or flex in all leagues now.

The Raiders have declared RB Darren McFadden inactive. McFadden was believed to be probable but was then listed as questionable on the official injury report. Still, we expected him to play. This means RB Justin Fargas is a near lock for 20 touches against the Ravens today.

Raiders reporter Jerry McDonald writes: “Darren McFadden’s right turf toe is acting up again. McFadden was limited in practice Thursday and was walking gingerly out to practice both days this week.” Shucks, this guy might be hindered by that toe all year. We slid McFadden down the Weekly Rankings and kicked Justin Fargas up a few notches. Baltimore won’t allow easy yards, but Fargas could get 20+ carries again.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (toe) was limited all week but interim HC Tom Cable says he'll share the load with Justin Fargas. “I see those guys being able to do a lot, like we did in Kansas City, a good mix of the two of them,” said Cable. "To win games, you've got to be tough at the end of the game, and I think having them back will really give us that opportunity." McFadden is listed as questionable, but coming off the bye week he's simply got to be feeling better. We just added McFadden to the Weekly Rankings on a hunch that he makes plays at New Orleans.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden is will play today against the Saints. He'll split time with RB Justin Fargas, who is returning from a groin injury.

Oakland Raiders interim HC Tom Cable said RB Darren McFadden (toe) was held out of practice Monday for precautionary reasons: "We probably could have done a little with him out there today but we thought, 'Hey, why not? Let's just rest it, be smart about it, give him a couple more days off it with tomorrow off and then we'll go for it Wednesday.'"  McFadden was in a walking boot even *after* the bye rest.  That's disconcerting to hear. However, today wasn't even a real practice - just a walkthrough - so let's see if he practices Wednesday. Note: Justin Fargas (groin) dressed out Monday after being inactive since Sept. 14.

Raiders reporter Jerry McDonald says RB Darren McFadden (toe) is out of his protective boot. He's listed as a "limited" participant on Wednesday. Justin Fargas (groin) is listed as a full participant. Let's wait until Friday before we write McFadden off at New Orleans. He's had a full bye week to rest that toe.  

Raiders beat blogger Jerry McDonald just wrote about Darren McFadden's turf toe: "McFadden looked as if he were walking on hot coals [in Thursday's practice]."  At least he was out there. McFadden will benefit greatly from the bye next week.  Note: Justin Fargas (groin) is out again. Michael Bush remains viable in deep leagues.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (toe) is a game-time decision. He plays at 4:05 so you won't know his status when fantasy lineups are submitted. With the week 5 bye, we'd bet Lane Kiffin is leaning toward sitting him. Let's see how McFadden fares in the Saturday walkthrough.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden is active for today's game against San Diego. That turf toe is still bothering him, though, so he will be a bit limited. Expect a 50-50 split between McFadden and Michael Bush much like last week.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Al Davis fired Lane Kiffin today by phone. He will not honor the rest of Kiffin's contract either.  Davis did the same thing years ago when he canned a young Mike Shanahan (also with a 1-3 record) and didn't honor the contract.  

Darren McFadden was in a walking boot Wednesday because of his turf toe.  We'll see if it calms down in a couple days. Justin Fargas is 99% sure to be out this week. Michael Bush is on deck.

The Sacramento Bee reports Darren McFadden (turf toe) returned to practice Thursday morning. They are referring to the morning media-open session - the team drills occur after reporters leave. Unless we hear McFadden totally sat out this afternoon, we're assuming he's good to go. Lane Kiffin has already said McFadden could have finished vs. the Chiefs (and likely gone over 200 yards).

Raiders reporter Jason Jones says Darren McFadden (toe) practiced Thursday with a steel plate in his shoe "and looks on course to play Sunday in Buffalo." McFadden was present for the Friday media-open morning session. He's listed as probable. "I feel like once I get used to practicing with that [steel plate], playing with that, I'll be all right," said McFadden. Justin Fargas (groin) won't play. Michael Bush will get a bunch of touches.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (toe) is active and will start in today's game against Buffalo. We still expect RB Michael Bush to see around 10 carries.

Darren McFadden left the Monday night game in the 4th quarter with an injury to his left shoulder.  He carried 9 times for 46 yards in a platoon with Justin Fargas before exiting. Fargas was breaking arm tackles more than McFadden. Though McFadden obviously has a different gear, he just didn't get to use it. ESPN sideline reporter Michelle Tafoya saw McFadden going to the tunnel and said, "I thought he was either just dejected or injured, but it didn't look serious." 

Raiders HC Lane Kiffin called RB Darren McFadden's injury a neck stinger but expects him to play at Kansas City. It will be interesting to see how McFadden deals with discomfort and pain at the pro level.

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