Joseph Randle, RB, Cowboys
|RB - #72||DAL||Active||2 years||22||6'0||204||@JRAN_1|
2014 Outlook:Last updated on Jun-30-2014 by Larry Gold
Injuries in the backfield gave Joseph Randle an immediate opportunity to show the Cowboys what they were getting with their 2013 fifth round pick. Unfortunately for Randle, he did not impress and now finds himself down a bit on the depth chart. Randle averaged a pedestrian 3.0 yards per rush on 54 carries and started two games during DeMarco Murray's absence. With the signing of Ryan Williams, Randle is going to have to earn a roster spot and improve on his running between the tackles.
Running back DeMarco Murray got in a limited practice session for Dallas on Thursday, taking handoffs and catching passes with his surgically repaired left hand wrapped for protection. After news broke Monday that he needed surgery, the automatic assumption was that he'd be unable to play for the Cowboys when they host the Colts in Week 16. Now, that assumption is not so clear.
He'll still likely be a game-time decision. But the fact that he's practicing at all points toward the Cowboys preparing to have him on the field this week.Fantasy Analysis:
Well, this could be a big deal. Murray has led the league in rushing all season, and his presence for fantasy owners in Week 16 could be the difference between being a champ or a chump. It's hard to fully buy-in on him playing, but if he's practicing tomorrow -- and it's to a greater extent than today -- all signs would indicate that he intends to suit up Sunday.
For fantasy purposes, it's simple: If you have Murray and he's active, you want him in your lineup. The bad news is that this game kicks off at 4:25 Eastern. If he's a true game-time decision, you may be forced to go with a "safer" option that plays at 1 p.m. If you've been lucky enough to pick up one of his backups, Joseph Randle or Lance Dunbar, then it's probably best to just wait it out with Murray.
It will be interesting to see what Friday's practice report states regarding the stud RB.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors12/18 - Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray limited in Thursday practice, optimism mounting
12/17 - Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray goes through individual drills Wednesday
12/16 - Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: RB DeMarco Murray could be game-time decision, can play without practice
12/15 - Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray to undergo surgery for broken hand, not yet ruled out for Week 16
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