Darren McFadden managed 37 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and caught two passes for 31 yards in the Raiders' Week 2 loss to Houston.
Raiders OC Greg Olson said both Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray will get a chance at getting the running game going against the Texans.
Darren McFadden will start at tailback in Week 2 against the Texans if Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) can't play.
Darren McFadden rushed for 15 yards on four carries in the Raiders' Week 1 loss to the Jets.
Darren McFadden is listed as the No. 2 running back on the Raiders' "unofficial" depth chart.
Darren McFadden rushed three times for five yards and caught one pass for negative-two yards in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.
Coach Dennis Allen said Darren McFadden "is probably running the ball as well as I've seen him run it since I've been here."
Darren McFadden rushed eight times for 27 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' second preseason game Friday night.
Darren McFadden is listed as the Raiders' No. 2 tailback on their first depth chart of training camp.
Coach Dennis Allen said the Raiders have changed up Darren McFadden's weight room routine to help keep him on the field.
Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko reports "at this stage" Darren McFadden has the "starting edge" over Maurice Jones-Drew in the Raiders' backfield.
The Contra Costa Times' Steve Corkran expects Darren McFadden to be the Raiders' starting running back if healthy.
The Raiders have given Darren McFadden reps on kickoff returns during OTAs.
ESPN's Paul Gutierrez expects Darren McFadden to open the season as the Raiders' starting running back.