Taking everything into consideration between these 2 players who would you pick and why?
Darren McFadden has top 5 RB ability and with Michael Bush leaving will be relied upon heavily in that offense. More carries = more production...but a higher risk to get injured?
Let's face it. This guy is an injury risk and with no legit hand cuff for him could really hurt your team if he gets injured. No doubt he's a better RB but do you trust his health?
Murray on the other hand was very very good last season when he got a chance and looks like he can be solid this season. The problem with him is he won't get the touches that McFadden will get because Felix Jones will still be utilized by the Cowboys.
Who do you go with with your 2nd/3rd round pick? The top 10 potential RB who will stay healthy and lose some touches/TDs to his back-up or the top-5 potential RB with a work load that will very likely lead him to another injury plagued season?
Re: Better Pick: Darren McFadden or Demarco Murray?
Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-
Odds of McFadden going all 16 games is like 20%
Odds of Murray going all 16 games is like 50%
I think that's the wrong way to look at it though. If you look at it as their chance to play all 16 games that could mean alot. McFadden could miss 1 game and thats not playing all 16 while Murray could miss 5.
I think the better way to look at it would be how many games you expect them to miss. Which predicting injuries is pointless but if you look at the average games missed since both were drafted I guess that could give you a better feel.