Darren McFadden rumbled for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries and added 86 more yards and another touchdown on three catches as the Raiders fell 38-31 to the Jaguars in Week 14.
Amid "committee" concern in the Raiders’ backfield, McFadden controlled the workload by a touches ratio of 19:5 over Michael Bush. Oakland’s coaching staff hasn’t been inclined to use a two-back system all year, so it’s not surprising that McFadden has resurfaced as the clear-cut lead back. A fourth-quarter 37-yard touchdown run was vintage 2010 McFadden, as he busted about six tackles and stiff-armed Jaguars DB Don Carey en route to the end zone. Expect a monster finish from a white-hot running back against the Broncos and Colts in Weeks 15-16.
Rashad Jennings posted five carries for 109 yards and one touchdown in the Week 14 win over Oaktown.
Our View: Jennings has only compiled 22 carries over the last three weeks, but scored from 74-yards out in the third quarter and has three touchdowns in the past three games. Though the Liberty product has had a knack for finding the end zone lately, he’s nothing more than a risky flex option going forward.
Louis Murphy reeled in six receptions for 59 yards and one touchdown in the Week 14 loss at Jacksonville.
Our View: Murphy’s eight-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter as his first since Week 2. In other words, he’s a risky play during the remainder of the fantasy playoffs.
Jason Campbell completed 21-of-30 passes for 324 yards with two touchdowns against zero interceptions in the Week 14 loss at Jacksonville.
Our View: Campbell exited the game in the fourth quarter after taking a helmet-to-helmet shot, but returned and finished the game. The Auburn product could be a sneaky play in Week 14, as Oakland plays host to the Broncos, who rank 31st in points allowed to the quarterback position.
Darren McFadden notched 16 carries for 123 yards and two touchdowns, while chipping in three receptions for 86 yards and another score in the Week 14 loss at Jacksonville.
Our View: McFadden piled up 209 scrimmage yards, looking extremely explosive, while scoring from 67, 51 and 36-yards out. In the last two games, he has scored four touchdowns and in Week 15 faces the Broncos, who rank 30th in fantasy points surrendered to the running back position.
Jason Campbell exited the game at Jacksonville in the fourth quarter with a possible concussion.
Our View: Campbell took a helmet-to-helmet shot and looked woozy leaving the field. Kyle Boller has entered the game and will likely finish it. We’ll provide additional updates as they become available.
Raiders MLB Rolando McClain (foot) is inactive for Week 14 against the Jaguars.
Sporting a walking boot, McClain was held out of practice all week. Coach Tom Cable expressed confidence that the rookie would play, but that may have been gamesmanship. Ricky Brown will fill in. It’s yet another reason to love Maurice Jones-Drew this week. Other Raiders inactives: QB J.T. O’Sullivan, CB Walter McFadden, CB Jeremy Ware, RB Michael Bennett, OG Daniel Loper, OG Bruce Campbell, and WR Nick Miller.
Raiders Week 14 inactives: 3rd QB J.T. O’Sullivan, OG Bruce Campbell, OG Daniel Loper, CB Jeremy Ware, RB Michael Bennett, WR Nick Miller, LB Rolando McClain, CB Walter McFadden.
Our View: With McClain (foot) out, Ricky Brown is expected to fill in at inside linebacker. The Raiders’ secondary does get some good news, as CB Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle), CB Chris Johnson (groin) and SS Tyvon Branch (shoulder) are all active and will start.
Rolando McClain missed Thursday’s practice to rest his sore foot, according to Vittorio Tafur.
Our View: No reason to worry. Coach Tom Cable says he still expects McClain to be good to go against Jacskonville. He’ll be needed to help slow down Maurice Jones-Drew.
Jarvis Moss suffered a broken right hand in practice today, according to Aaron Wilson of National Football Post.
Our View: Of course, coach Tom Cable also said he still might play this weekend. Moss has been a disappointment since being taken 17th overall by the Broncos in 2007, racking up just 4.5 sacks over that time. Still, the Raiders believe he’s a better fit in their system than he was in Denver’s 3-4.