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Who is the handcuff to Murray? Randle or Dunbar?

The predictions I've seen say RBBC with Randle handling the bulk of the 1st and 2nd down work and GL carries, with Dunbar sprinkled in on the first two downs but the primary 3rd down back. So, Randle tends to be the more popular pick for handcuff.

To be completely honest I have not followed the situation personally but that's what I remember.

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This guy is by far the best player in fantasy this year.

Luck is in that conversation.

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Rotoworld:

DeMarco Murray rushed 28 times for 128 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's Week 31-21 Week 7 win over the Giants.

Murray gave owners a scare when he rolled both of his ankles on a first-half run, but he returned and looked 100 percent. He's now gone over 100 yards in each of the season's first seven games, an NFL record. He's also on pace for an NFL record 427 carries along with 2,086 yards and 16 touchdowns. With Jermey Parnell handling himself well in place of RT Doug Free (ankle), this ridiculously dominant offense line will continue to let Murray eat weekly. He's a great bet to keep the 100-yard streak alive against the Redskins on Monday Night Football in Week 8.

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427 carry pace.

30 carries less than Murray had in 14 games last year (his career high in carries).

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No point in worrying at this time, were halfway thru the season. If he stays healthy you got a 2k back, if he gets hurt you have Randle on the bench behind an awesome O-line with 20 carries a game.

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No point in worrying at this time, were halfway thru the season. If he stays healthy you got a 2k back, if he gets hurt you have Randle on the bench behind an awesome O-line with 20 carries a game.

Preach it

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i would roster both dallas handcuffs at this point, this pace for murray isnt sustainable... he looked dog tired at the end of the game... he's getting people to the playoffs but will he be around to help you when the playoffs start?

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i would roster both dallas handcuffs at this point, this pace for murray isnt sustainable... he looked dog tired at the end of the game... he's getting people to the playoffs but will he be around to help you when the playoffs start?

Dal has a late bye this year, week 11. If Murray makes it to that point I think there is little to worry about for the fantasy playoffs.

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The workload thing is way overblown at this point.

Ride him into the ground. ADP will be the back in Dal next year unless Murray signs a reasonable contract, something that's becoming less and less of a possibility with each 100 yard game.

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The workload thing is way overblown at this point.

Ride him into the ground. ADP will be the back in Dal next year unless Murray signs a reasonable contract, something that's becoming less and less of a possibility with each 100 yard game.

has there been talk of tagging him? i thought the days of stupid overpays for RB's were over... but i guess it is dallas

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The workload thing is way overblown at this point.

Ride him into the ground. ADP will be the back in Dal next year unless Murray signs a reasonable contract, something that's becoming less and less of a possibility with each 100 yard game.

has there been talk of tagging him? i thought the days of stupid overpays for RB's were over... but i guess it is dallas

Apparently you're as bad at reading comprehension as you are at spelling and sentence structure.

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This guy is by far the best player in fantasy this year.

IDK I would say Demaryius has something to say about that.... He is avg more points per game in ppr and he even had 2 80 yard tds taken away from penalties early in the year. The last three games for Demaryius in ppr are just insane nasty 47, 31, 40 thats 118 ponts thru 3 and avg aboug 39.3 over last 3 games.

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I don't think Murray is that great of a back. He's a linear runner with a nice straight-line burst, but not much else. I'm not sure where I'd rank him among all NFL RBs, but he probably wouldn't be in my top 15. I wouldn't be surprised if he came in a lot lower than that even.

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yea pretty dumb eh... not top 15 please guy that was moronic.

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Given the discussion of who the most valuable player has been so far, here are the current paces of each of the top 3 players...

Luck: 5328/43 TDs, plus 224/4 rushing

Murray: 2086/16 rushing, 363/0 receiving

Demaryius: 104/1765/16

Given those, in non-ppr I'd probably take Murray. Peyton isn't far behind Luck (5000/51 pace) but Murray is absolutely blowing everyone else away at RB.

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I don't think Murray is that great of a back. He's a linear runner with a nice straight-line burst, but not much else. I'm not sure where I'd rank him among all NFL RBs, but he probably wouldn't be in my top 15. I wouldn't be surprised if he came in a lot lower than that even.

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yea pretty dumb eh... not top 15 please guy that was moronic.

Kind of reminds me of people's perceptions of Shaun Alexander before and at the beginning of his great fantasy run...

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Given the discussion of who the most valuable player has been so far, here are the current paces of each of the top 3 players...

Luck: 5328/43 TDs, plus 224/4 rushing

Murray: 2086/16 rushing, 363/0 receiving

Demaryius: 104/1765/16

Given those, in non-ppr I'd probably take Murray. Peyton isn't far behind Luck (5000/51 pace) but Murray is absolutely blowing everyone else away at RB.

In standard Murray is only averaging .4 more PPG than Foster. In PPR Forte is averaging .3 more PPG than Murray.

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Given the discussion of who the most valuable player has been so far, here are the current paces of each of the top 3 players...

Luck: 5328/43 TDs, plus 224/4 rushing

Murray: 2086/16 rushing, 363/0 receiving

Demaryius: 104/1765/16

Given those, in non-ppr I'd probably take Murray. Peyton isn't far behind Luck (5000/51 pace) but Murray is absolutely blowing everyone else away at RB.

In standard Murray is only averaging .4 more PPG than Foster. In PPR Forte is averaging .3 more PPG than Murray.

yep funny thing is I have Murray in a league that gives 3 point bonus for 100 plus yards so that's 24 extra points added on. 204 total tied with Antonio Brown. Then comes Forte 202 Demaryius and Foster round out top 4

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Given the discussion of who the most valuable player has been so far, here are the current paces of each of the top 3 players...

Luck: 5328/43 TDs, plus 224/4 rushing

Murray: 2086/16 rushing, 363/0 receiving

Demaryius: 104/1765/16

Given those, in non-ppr I'd probably take Murray. Peyton isn't far behind Luck (5000/51 pace) but Murray is absolutely blowing everyone else away at RB.

In standard Murray is only averaging .4 more PPG than Foster. In PPR Forte is averaging .3 more PPG than Murray.

Well...now. Neither of those were the case when this was posted.

And given that we were talking about the most valuable player so far, we can't really just ignore that Foster missed a game and a half.

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Given the discussion of who the most valuable player has been so far, here are the current paces of each of the top 3 players...

Luck: 5328/43 TDs, plus 224/4 rushing

Murray: 2086/16 rushing, 363/0 receiving

Demaryius: 104/1765/16

Given those, in non-ppr I'd probably take Murray. Peyton isn't far behind Luck (5000/51 pace) but Murray is absolutely blowing everyone else away at RB.

In standard Murray is only averaging .4 more PPG than Foster. In PPR Forte is averaging .3 more PPG than Murray.

Well...now. Neither of those were the case when this was posted.

And given that we were talking about the most valuable player so far, we can't really just ignore that Foster missed a game and a half.

Whoops, didn't notice the date. It was still rather close with Forte in PPR when you posted that (I believe Forte was averaging .2 less per game).

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I've been high on Murray before he came into the league and one issue that had hampered him in the past was a weak offensive line but I'm really impressed with how Dallas has rebuilt and strengthened their O-Line.

Fluff piece for the most part that indicates DeMarco should see an increased number of carries but I think the key is the mention of the improved Dallas offensive line.

I think Murray can do damage behind that line if he stays healthy.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/demarco-murray-feels-he-can-handle-an-elevated-workload-in-2014-071614

DeMarco Murray feels he 'can handle' an elevated workload in 2014

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DeMarco Murray isn't a numbers guy. But there's no doubt in his mind that can be a running back who can withstand the pounding of an entire season.

"If they decide to do that with me, of course," Murray told FOXSports.com, when asked if he could handle a 300-carry-a-season workload. "Whatever they decide to do with me, I think I can handle it."

The talented running back has had trouble staying on the field during the first three years of his NFL career, as he missed six games with a sprained foot in 2012 and another pair of games last season with a sprained MCL. He finished 2013 with 217 carries, the most of his career, but was tied for 17th in the league.

How will Murray be able to able to withstand the workload that could put him among the league leaders in carries, a la Marshawn Lynch and LeSean McCoy?

"You just have to take care of your body and know when to go and fight for that extra yard or inch and know when not to," said Murray, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract. "That's something about just being a smarter football player in general and knowing when you're helping your team and when you're hurting your team."

Preparing to take the pounding is on top of Murray's agenda when it comes to his offseason workout regime.

"Definitely tried to change up a few things and stay fresh," he said. "You know you have to be in shape for training."

Whether Murray actually gets those carries will be largely up to Scott Linehan, the man brought in by the Cowboys to "run" the offense. While Bill Callahan is technically the team's offensive coordinator, Linehan -- the "passing game coordinator" -- is widely believed to be the man calling the shots when it comes to calling plays.

Linehan is known around the league as a pass-happy kind of play-caller. In fact, as the offensive coordinator with the Lions from 2009-13, Detroit was consistently among the league leaders in pass attempts. But Linehan has said his thinking has changed since arriving in Big D.

"Things that were done last year in the running game with DeMarco, the running style that was created here is really a good fit," Linehan said in May on a Dallas radio station. "That's going to be our strength, being able to lean on that running game a little bit more than they have in the past.

Murray has liked what he has seen and heard from the man in charge this offseason during OTAs and minicamps.

"I feel great about it. Definitely think he's a very smart coach, definitely brings a lot to the table. Throwing, running, different type of zone runs ... I think he does a good job of getting his best players the ball and getting us the ball a lot. I'm excited."

Linehan might want to tape this stat to his clipboard: The Cowboys are 11-0 when Murray gets 20 carries in a game. Makes sense, right? After all, this is a player who has averaged almost 5.0 yards per carry over his career.

Murray downplays that stat, saying that he doesn't "know what kind of factor that plays into us winning or losing," but the numbers are pretty clear. Feed him the ball and good things will happen. Murray feels that he's definitely a running back who grows stronger as the game goes along.

"The more touches you get, the more time you're actually on the field, you get in a zone. You get into a great rhythm and you feel comfortable," he said.

Another factor in Murray's favor is the Cowboys' offensive line. The front office has quietly put together a solid group over the past couple seasons. Tackles Tyron Smith and Doug Free are dependable players who rarely make mistakes and second-year center Travis Frederick has proven the doubters who scoffed at his first-round selection in 2013 wrong.

"Once you have a group that are constantly working out together and playing together, I think they build chemistry. It's good that we've been able to keep the same five guys and add a new guy," Murray said.

That new guy is rookie Zack Martin, the No. 1 draft pick who played tackle at Notre Dame, but who will most likely play at guard in 2014.

"He looks real good. Really good," Murray added.

A beefed-up offensive line and a play-caller who likes what Murray brings to the table could mean a breakout season for the fourth-year running back. That means his career-high 1,121 rushing yards and Pro Bowl selection in 2013 is just the beginning. And that's ideal as he will be facing a contract decision at the end of the season.

However, with the running back position seemingly declining in value, does that mean a big-money contract isn't in his future? After all, Browns running back Ben Tate -- the big prize at the position during the offseason -- scored just a two-year deal worth just more than $6 million from the Cleveland Browns.

It's hard to imagine Murray won't get significantly more than that, but regardless, he doesn't care.

"I'm not a numbers guy, I don't pay attention to that," said Murray, who was in Los Angeles to promote Old Spice body wash, shampoo, deodorant and their latest "Head to Toes" freshness campaign. "When the time comes, something will get done. I don't know what [Tate] got or what he deserves or anything like that. Who is to say what anyone deserves? I think you deserve what you work for in life."

And the Cowboys are working to end that streak of falling short of the playoffs, which stands at four seasons. As in every season in Dallas, there's a lot of talent. It's just a matter of whether putting it together.

So, are the Cowboys built to win a Super Bowl?

"Definitely," Murray said. "The front office did a great job of adding components and giving us a great chance to win and win now.

"I think it's about being a selfless individual and a selfless person and making sure you're prepared. You're a man and this is your job."

This was a great post in hindsight.

Called it on the oline being better and also the article where Linehan explained exactly what he was planning to do with Murray.

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I've been high on Murray before he came into the league and one issue that had hampered him in the past was a weak offensive line but I'm really impressed with how Dallas has rebuilt and strengthened their O-Line.

Fluff piece for the most part that indicates DeMarco should see an increased number of carries but I think the key is the mention of the improved Dallas offensive line.

I think Murray can do damage behind that line if he stays healthy.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/demarco-murray-feels-he-can-handle-an-elevated-workload-in-2014-071614

DeMarco Murray feels he 'can handle' an elevated workload in 2014

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Updated JUL 16, 2014 5:13p ET

DeMarco Murray isn't a numbers guy. But there's no doubt in his mind that can be a running back who can withstand the pounding of an entire season.

"If they decide to do that with me, of course," Murray told FOXSports.com, when asked if he could handle a 300-carry-a-season workload. "Whatever they decide to do with me, I think I can handle it."

The talented running back has had trouble staying on the field during the first three years of his NFL career, as he missed six games with a sprained foot in 2012 and another pair of games last season with a sprained MCL. He finished 2013 with 217 carries, the most of his career, but was tied for 17th in the league.

How will Murray be able to able to withstand the workload that could put him among the league leaders in carries, a la Marshawn Lynch and LeSean McCoy?

"You just have to take care of your body and know when to go and fight for that extra yard or inch and know when not to," said Murray, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract. "That's something about just being a smarter football player in general and knowing when you're helping your team and when you're hurting your team."

Preparing to take the pounding is on top of Murray's agenda when it comes to his offseason workout regime.

"Definitely tried to change up a few things and stay fresh," he said. "You know you have to be in shape for training."

Whether Murray actually gets those carries will be largely up to Scott Linehan, the man brought in by the Cowboys to "run" the offense. While Bill Callahan is technically the team's offensive coordinator, Linehan -- the "passing game coordinator" -- is widely believed to be the man calling the shots when it comes to calling plays.

Linehan is known around the league as a pass-happy kind of play-caller. In fact, as the offensive coordinator with the Lions from 2009-13, Detroit was consistently among the league leaders in pass attempts. But Linehan has said his thinking has changed since arriving in Big D.

"Things that were done last year in the running game with DeMarco, the running style that was created here is really a good fit," Linehan said in May on a Dallas radio station. "That's going to be our strength, being able to lean on that running game a little bit more than they have in the past.

Murray has liked what he has seen and heard from the man in charge this offseason during OTAs and minicamps.

"I feel great about it. Definitely think he's a very smart coach, definitely brings a lot to the table. Throwing, running, different type of zone runs ... I think he does a good job of getting his best players the ball and getting us the ball a lot. I'm excited."

Linehan might want to tape this stat to his clipboard: The Cowboys are 11-0 when Murray gets 20 carries in a game. Makes sense, right? After all, this is a player who has averaged almost 5.0 yards per carry over his career.

Murray downplays that stat, saying that he doesn't "know what kind of factor that plays into us winning or losing," but the numbers are pretty clear. Feed him the ball and good things will happen. Murray feels that he's definitely a running back who grows stronger as the game goes along.

"The more touches you get, the more time you're actually on the field, you get in a zone. You get into a great rhythm and you feel comfortable," he said.

Another factor in Murray's favor is the Cowboys' offensive line. The front office has quietly put together a solid group over the past couple seasons. Tackles Tyron Smith and Doug Free are dependable players who rarely make mistakes and second-year center Travis Frederick has proven the doubters who scoffed at his first-round selection in 2013 wrong.

"Once you have a group that are constantly working out together and playing together, I think they build chemistry. It's good that we've been able to keep the same five guys and add a new guy," Murray said.

That new guy is rookie Zack Martin, the No. 1 draft pick who played tackle at Notre Dame, but who will most likely play at guard in 2014.

"He looks real good. Really good," Murray added.

A beefed-up offensive line and a play-caller who likes what Murray brings to the table could mean a breakout season for the fourth-year running back. That means his career-high 1,121 rushing yards and Pro Bowl selection in 2013 is just the beginning. And that's ideal as he will be facing a contract decision at the end of the season.

However, with the running back position seemingly declining in value, does that mean a big-money contract isn't in his future? After all, Browns running back Ben Tate -- the big prize at the position during the offseason -- scored just a two-year deal worth just more than $6 million from the Cleveland Browns.

It's hard to imagine Murray won't get significantly more than that, but regardless, he doesn't care.

"I'm not a numbers guy, I don't pay attention to that," said Murray, who was in Los Angeles to promote Old Spice body wash, shampoo, deodorant and their latest "Head to Toes" freshness campaign. "When the time comes, something will get done. I don't know what [Tate] got or what he deserves or anything like that. Who is to say what anyone deserves? I think you deserve what you work for in life."

And the Cowboys are working to end that streak of falling short of the playoffs, which stands at four seasons. As in every season in Dallas, there's a lot of talent. It's just a matter of whether putting it together.

So, are the Cowboys built to win a Super Bowl?

"Definitely," Murray said. "The front office did a great job of adding components and giving us a great chance to win and win now.

"I think it's about being a selfless individual and a selfless person and making sure you're prepared. You're a man and this is your job."

This was a great post in hindsight.

Called it on the oline being better and also the article where Linehan explained exactly what he was planning to do with Murray.

Absolutely! Thx for sharing

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He runs like a man. No shake n bake razzle dazzle shuffling nonsense. Finds the hole, hits it, and knocks over anyone who gets in his way. Hope he stays healthy so we can see a new record.

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I keep waiting for that injury to happen. I pray to God it doesn't or that sinks my fantasy team. If Randle get cut, I got nothing.

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I don't care about the 100 yards rushing I want to see TD or two and receiving yards in the box score.

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Agreed, he's been super industrial strength consistent each week with 20+ points, but no 30+ games yet. Man I sound super greedy. LOL

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I keep waiting for that injury to happen. I pray to God it doesn't or that sinks my fantasy team. If Randle get cut, I got nothing.

Is Dunbar the play for backup now that Randle threw his teammates under the bus?

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I keep waiting for that injury to happen. I pray to God it doesn't or that sinks my fantasy team. If Randle get cut, I got nothing.

Is Dunbar the play for backup now that Randle threw his teammates under the bus?

Dunbar might never be the play since he's cut out for more of COP/3rd Downs. Randle or Ryan Williams is my guess.

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I'd love to be buying, but his price is through the roof. When healthy he's always been productive. He's running behind THE BEST O-LINE in the NFL. Reminds me of what Priest Holmes did when he was running behind the best O-line with the Chiefs for all those years.

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I'd be selling if I owned. I was offered Murray for Gordon, but I'm not even considering it (3WR/2RB start) even without seeing Gordon on the field. It's nothing but gut, but I'm waiting for that Dallas implosion. As long as Romo isn't 100%, watch for defenses to key out Murray and Dez exclusively.

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I'd be selling if I owned. I was offered Murray for Gordon, but I'm not even considering it (3WR/2RB start) even without seeing Gordon on the field. It's nothing but gut, but I'm waiting for that Dallas implosion. As long as Romo isn't 100%, watch for defenses to key out Murray and Dez exclusively.

this can't be serious? you could have traded Josh Gordon for DeMarco Murray and said no? you are assuming Gordon will be better than someone having the best fantasy season in the last two seasons?

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Rotoworld:

DeMarco Murray is confident he can keep up at his current workload.

Murray is averaging 27.8 touches per game. "As the year goes on, you feel better," Murray said Tuesday. "I feel like I’ve gotten stronger throughout the year, so I have to continue to work hard during the week and it’ll show up on Sundays." The Cowboys have actually eased off the throttle a bit with Murray in recent weeks, giving him an average of "just" 25 touches over their past four games. Murray's workload is more likely to catch up with him in future seasons than 2014.
Nov 25 - 6:28 PM

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