| Running Back, Dallas Cowboys
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|Draft: 2008 Round 1 (4)
Ht: 6’2” Wt: 210 DOB: 1987-08-27 Age: 28
|Itís fair to say that the light came on for McFadden in 2011. With 761 total yards and five touchdowns over the first six games, the 2008 1st round pick appeared on the verge of establishing himself as one of the premier running backs in the league. However, a severely sprained foot in Week 7 caused him to miss the remainder of the season and his fantasy owners were mystified that the Raiders failed to fully disclose the extent of the injury until late in the year. That was a huge blow as McFadden had the potential to be the top fantasy producer at running back despite having to share time with Michael Bush. In 2012, Bush has left for Chicago providing McFadden with an opportunity to be a workhorse back but his injury history suggests that is unlikely to happen. In his four seasons in the league, he has failed to produce a 16 game season and has missed 19 games due to injury. In McFadden, you are getting an extremely talented player who will likely average 20 touches a game but he also is a major injury risk. The injury risk was negated in prior years because fantasy owners knew they could grab Michael Bush and expect him to produce with McFadden out. That isnít the case this season. Consider McFadden a low-end fantasy starter with major upside but grabbing him likely means using a high mid-round pick on your RB3.
| Tony Romo out for the season -- Fri Nov 27 4:00 pm --|
After re-fracturing collarbone
|Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Friday that quarterback Tony Romoís season is done after he fractured his left collarbone for the second time this season. During a radio interview on KRLD-FM radio in Dallas, Jones said that Romo suffered a hairline fracture that will not require surgery. The injury, suffered late in the third quarter of Thursdayís 33-14 loss to the Carolina Panthers, will sideline the 35-year-old Romo for the remaining five games of the regular season. Romo, who played in just two complete games this season, threw five touchdowns and seven interceptions in four games. After returning from the original broken collarbone ó which occurred at Philadelphia in Week 2 ó Romo threw a combined five interceptions against the Miami Dolphins and Panthers. (USA Today)|
FF Today's Take: With Matt Cassel likely under center for the rest of the season, it's hard to get too excited about the fantasy outlook for players like Terrance Williams and Jason Witten. Darren McFadden and Dez Bryant are currently the only Cowboys' players worth owning for fantasy purposes.
| McFadden added to injury report on Thursday -- Thu Nov 19 5:55 pm --|
|The Dallas Cowboys added starter Darren McFadden to the club's official injury/practice report Thursday. McFadden fully participated in practice Wednesday but was limited Thursday because of a strained groin.
McFadden, who has a long history of injuries that derailed his career in Oakland after he was the fourth overall pick, has been healthy for the most part all season. But over the last four games, McFadden has averaged 23.3 carries as he's taken over the starter role following Dallas' release of Joseph Randle. (Dallas Morning News)|
FF Today's Take: The Cowboys have said Thursday's absence was in an effort to "keep him fresh", but McFadden is notorious for getting hurt. Typically, it has been his hamstrings that have given him the most problems. Friday's practice report will be important. Rod Smith is likely the first man up if he cannot go, but newly-acquired Robert Turbin could also figure into the mix.
| Cowboys expected to sign Robert Turbin -- Wed Nov 18 8:09 am --|
Christine Michael released earlier this week
|Cowboys are signing RB Robert Turbin, recently cut by Browns. He's third former Seahawks RB signed w Christine Michael, Rod Smith (Todd Archer on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: The Cowboys released Christine Michael earlier this week and currently have Rod Smith and Trey Williams behind starter Darren McFadden. Turbin will likely step into the No.2 role behind McFadden in due time.
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