McFadden finished the regular season with 59 tackles (36 solo), including two sacks, and forced one fumble over 17 games in his rookie campaign.
Analysis: While McFadden played in every game for the Giants this season, there was a three-game stretch between Weeks 5 and 7 during which he logged a combined four defensive snaps. However, the rookie out of Indiana subsequently displaced Tae Crowder as a starter and played at least 40 percent of New York's defensive snaps in every contest from Week 8 onward. McFadden tallied at least seven tackles in three of his final six contests to gain momentum heading into the playoffs, and he appears to have worked his way into the team's future plans with his solid campaign.
Jan 13, 2023 7:28 PM EST
McFadden tallied eight tackles (three solo) during Saturday's 27-24 loss to the Vikings.
Analysis: McFadden tied with cornerback Fabian Moreau for the Giants' second-most tackles behind veteran linebacker Jaylon Smith. The rookie has now played at least 44 percent of defensive snaps in every game since the team's Week 9 bye. McFadden will look to build upon his 47 tackles this coming Sunday versus the Colts.
Dec 26, 2022 2:26 PM EST
McFadden (neck) was a full participant at practice Wednesday ahead of Sunday's game at Washington, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: McFadden was forced out of the Giants' loss versus Philadelphia in Week 14 early with a neck injury, but it now appears he should be good to go Sunday night. The rookie fifth-rounder should step back in as a starting linebacker next to Jaylon Smith in Week 15.
Dec 14, 2022 1:04 PM EST
McFadden exited Sunday's game against the Eagles with a neck injury, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: McFadden logged five solo tackles before sustaining this injury against Philadelphia, and his return is now up in the air. With the starting inside linebacker sidelined for the time being, Tae Crowder and Cam Brown could be in line for increased usage Sunday.
Dec 11, 2022 12:32 PM EST
McFadden recorded nine tackles (four solo) and a forced fumble during the 20-20 tie against the Commanders on Sunday.
Analysis: McFadden finished tied for second on the team in tackles and was also one of three players to force a fumble. The rookie fifth-round pick had the best game of his career setting new highs in both tackles and snaps played. McFadden played more than 60 percent of the team's snaps for the second week in a row as his usage has continued to increase as the season goes on.
Dec 6, 2022 12:51 PM EST
McFadden will start Sunday's contest against Houston in place of Tae Crowder, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Crowder is being benched, paving the way for McFadden to step into a starting role. The rookie fifth-round pick has totaled 14 tackles (10 solo) and one sack across 104 defensive snaps, but he'll likely have increased production as a starter.
Nov 13, 2022 7:58 AM EST
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