Raiders coach Dennis Allen stated Monday that he's "hopeful" Darren McFadden (ankle) will return for Week 12 against the Bengals.
The Raiders have been noncommittal throughout the past two weeks on McFadden's game-day statuses. He has not played. Allen was vague again on Monday, and we wouldn't be optimistic about McFadden playing unless he returned to practice this week. Marcel Reece could easily be set up for a third straight start.