If you stashed Phillip Tanner or Lance Dunbar on your roster in hopes the two would receive more carries today with injuries to DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones, you’re probably not happy with the news of Jones playing today against the Washington Redskins.
Jones was listed as questionable due to injuries to both his knees.
On the season, Jones has 321 yards rushing, 215 yards receiving and four touchdowns.
With all of the Bills-Cowboys talk on the blog today you wouldn’t be remiss to think we’ve time warped to the early 90s — let us never speak of those days again. We continue with another story out of Dallas, one that will sadden fantasy owners who are relying on RB DeMarco Murray to return to the Cowboys lineup this Sunday.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Clarence Hill:
But in answering a question about Murray walking on crutches to avoid putting weight on the foot, Garrett all but confirmed his absence for Sunday’s game against the Giants. “Oh, I think we’re just being very careful about any weight that we’re putting on him,” Garrett said. “The more time we give him the better.”
Felix Jones (bruised knee) missed practice today, but is likely to start in Murray’s place. Keep an eye on Jones’ status as the week progresses. Phillip Tanner, who played 35 snaps in place of an injured Jones against the Panthers, should see a similar amount of opportunities even if Jones is declared fit. The Giants run defense — 126.4 yards per game, good for 23rd in the league — isn’t exactly daunting. Tanner is worth a play for those of you in bye week trouble.
Did your first-round pick tear a muscle you can’t pronounce? Is your top running back doing more sucking than running? Welp, Let’s look for sleepers and waiver wire gold together, and be wrong together, and cry together.
Putting a claim in on Felix Jones is the easiest decision you’ve ever made. Or maybe the decision to eat a pack of Nibs for breakfast this morning was easier (#bloglife).
There are many, many other ways in which the waiver wire this week is both not easy, and painfully thin. Strap on your snorkel, let’s go exploring.
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