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Fargas' best days ahead?

Justin Fargas

For a long time people criticized the way Justin Fargas ran the ball. Too upright, they said. Too prone to injury. Now that he's supplanted LaMont Jordan as the Raiders' featured back, Fargas is still running with the same reckless abandon that he always had, only now the criticisms have stopped.

Justin Fargas rushed for 104 yards in last week's 24-17 loss to Houston, the second time this season that he's topped the century mark. His 5.4 yards-per-carry average is third highest among all NFL running backs with at least 100 carries or more and he's on pace to set a career high for rushing yards. "I think what's happened with Justin, Justin's really improved," Oakland coach Lane Kiffin said... Recommended Stories

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