Bush, Fargas have value with McFadden out

Oakland RB Michael Bush should be a better fantasy option with Darren McFadden out 2 to 4 weeks. (Greg Trott / Associated Press)

Oakland RB Michael Bush should be a better fantasy option with Darren McFadden out. (Greg Trott / Associated Press)

Well, at least Darren McFadden has an excuse for his pathetic stat line in Week 4.

The second-year running back is expected to miss the next two to four weeks due to a torn meniscus in his knee. McFadden was plain dreadful against the Texans, rushing for minus-3 yards on six carries in a 29-6 loss.

Coach Tom Cable didn’t name a replacement for McFadden atop the depth chart, but a rotation between Justin Fargas and Michael Bush appears imminent. I think Bush is the better fantasy option since he’ll likely see the goal-line work, however, so he’s now worth a roster spot in most formats.

But on a team that rarely finds the end zone, that might not matter much.

The bottom line here is simple — there’s isn’t a single member of the Raiders that fantasy owners can trust. Not now, not this week against the Giants, not in Week 6 against the Eagles, and not in Week 7 against the Jets.

It literally is a Black Hole for fantasy owners.

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