Justin Fargas, Michael Bush and Darren McFadden RB for the Oakland Raiders.
The SF Chronicle's David White disagrees with fellow Raiders beat writer Jerry McDonald's idea that Darren McFadden will overtake Justin Fargas to be Oakland's starting tailback by Week 1.
White expects Fargas to keep the job, at least early on, because the Raiders "like how Fargas handles the heavy workload," but admits that Fargas getting hurt is "inevitable" (he hasn't played 16 games since 2006). White also doesn't foresee Fargas getting released; he already took a pay cut in January.
Jul. 22 - 5:17 p.m. ET
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Guys here is the spin. Michael Bush put up 27 rushes for 177 yards and 2 TD versus Tampa in week 17 last year. He finished the season with a 4.5 yard average. Darren McFadden finished with a 4.4 yard average. And Justin Fargas finished with a 3.9 yard average. What all this mean? Oakland has three good RB but they all got hurt multiple times last year because they had to run against a stacked box. No one feared the run at all! Unless they get a pass game going you can't start a Oakland Raiders RB. If you had to take a late round flier look to Michael Bush or Darren McFadden with Michael Bush being my hot pic. Bush has the size (245 lbs) for short yardage, and "conventional wisdom" has him phasing out Justin Fargas in-season to form a more explosive and versatile two-back offense with Darren McFadden.