Don’t worry, I’m not going to recommend that you listen to the Run DMC cover of the classic Aerosmith song in your Adidas jump suit this weekend [Jay's Note: Awww, I'm already dressed up for it!], but I’m going to recommend that you start Raiders’ running back, Darren McFadden.
It’s disgusting to read, I get it. How many times have we bought into McFadden only to be let down in the past? If you can tally up the times, please let me know. However, the matchup this week against the Browns is too good to pass up. Since Tony Sparano has taken over as head coach of the Raiders, he’s made it a point to run the ball with McFadden. McFadden has a total of 34 touches (six catches) for 141 yards and one touchdown in his two games under Sparano.
Meanwhile, Maurice Jones-Drew has just seven carries in those contests, so there’s no feeling that he’ll vulture McFadden. The Browns, for whatever reason, are horrible against the run. On the year, they’ve given up seven touchdowns to running backs, and they are coming off a game in which they were gashed by Denard Robinson. Yes, they made a Jaguars running back actually look good.
You can’t trust McFadden to stay healthy for the entire season, but his matchup against the Browns is as good as it gets, and he’s our start of the week for Week 8.Please, blog, may I have some more?