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Sep 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) runs with the ball during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 37-21. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders lose Darren McFadden to hamstring injury


If you were fortunate enough to have drafted Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden in fantasy football, you would have loved his prospects of a big game entering today against the league’s worst defense in the Washington Redskins.

It looked early like he was going to have one of the bigger days by a RB, rushing for 29 yards on five carries early as the Raiders jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead, and looked ready to ride him to just their second win of the season.

Alas, that won’t happen after he suffered a hamstring injury that will keep him sidelined the rest of the way:



His return was initially ruled questionable but he returned from the halftime locker room in street clothes and later ruled out. The Raiders also lost fullback Marcel Reece to a knee injury in the first half

McFadden, who is in a contract year, has never played more than 13 games in a season.


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