The Raiders of the Lost Al
I like Darren McFadden. I really do. If he was selected by any other team in the league he’d have a much better career path by now. Now’s he out for 2-4 weeks with torn meniscus in his knee.
Even when he returns things aren’t going to get better until someone other than JaMarcus Russell is under Center. He just isn’t equipped at the time to be a starting QB on any team, let alone a dysfunctional one like the Raiders. Unfortunately they cut the QB that gave them the best chance to win — Jeff Garcia. With a strong defense and a seemingly mediocre division they would have been better off trying to grind out some Wins with Garcia.
The Raiders do not have one player you can count on for fantasy football production. Even Zach Miller, who managed to have a great year despite Russell’s ineptness last season, can’t be counted on. Even with Run DMC out a couple of weeks, you can’t count on Michael Bush to produce at the rate their offense is performing.