Fantasy focus: McFadden suffers ankle injury
Darren McFadden left Sunday's game in the first half with an ankle injury. Replays showed McFadden clearly
McFadden has always been known as an injury-prone player, but this injury was pure traumatic randomness. He was fighting through an arm tackle and came out a bit off balance, forcing his ankle to turn awkwardly. Assuming the x-rays are correct -- and they will likely be rechecked with an MRI on Monday -- a sprain can still be a serious injury. For a speed RB like McFadden, he could miss anywhere up to six weeks. Given how he was able to leave under his own power, it usually indicates a low grade sprain. McFadden does historically heal slightly slower than the indicated length, so factor that in to your roster decisions.
If it is a low-grade sprain, McFadden could be back by next week. Again, Goodson will get touches, but watch to see if Jones is available. The Raiders do seem to be throwing a bit more, making Denarius Moore and Derek Hagan good pickups.