Darren McFadden Will Lead the NFL in Rushing
This season, McFadden looks to build upon the success he had two years prior. In 13 games, he rushed for 1,157 yards and 7 touchdowns. His yards per carry was a staggering 5.4 while he contributed out of the backfield as well with 507 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns. If he stays healthy, he should lead the league in all-purpose yards as well. Also, Michael Bush is no longer in town to steal goal line carries, another reason his yards and scoring output should increase.
Carson Palmer also has the benefit of working with his receiving corps through a training camp and preseason, which will only benefit McFadden in the backfield as Palmer's arm will keep the defense honest. With a quarterback like Palmer, opposing defenses will be unable to stack the box against the run, thus allowing McFadden to do his thing.
Now this may appear as an optimistic article by most readers, but Darren has all the tools to succeed with the personnel around him. He is only 25 years old and is only just reaching the prime of his career. In order to convince those who label him 'injury-prone', McFadden realizes this season will make or break his future financial security.
Fantasy football players who have yet to draft should look into the investment. He does come with a hint of risk, but what player with tremendous upside doesn't? His ability to affect the game from both the backfield and as a receiver is only rivaled by Darren Sproles, but he doesn't see nearly the amount of carries McFadden will. Take the risk, because he will pay dividends.