DeMarco Murray Injury: Joseph Randle Won't Bust out for Fantasy Owners
Despite appearing in practices during the week, DeMarco Murray will miss his second-game for the Dallas Cowboys. Unfortunately, this will not lead to a big day for backup Joseph Randle.
The team's official Twitter account released the inactive list before the start of the Week 8 game against the Detroit Lions:
INACTIVE TODAY: DeMarcus Ware, DeMarco Murray, Miles Austin, JJ Wilcox, DeVonte Holloman, Phil Costa, Darrion Weems. #CowboysNation— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) October 27, 2013
When Murray missed the previous game against Philadelphia Eagles, Randle was the one who took over as the focal point of the running game. He finished with a solid 65 rushing yards on 19 carries while adding 28 yards through the air.
Unfortunately, it was fourth-string running back Philip Tanner who received the goal-line carries, including a one-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
Additionally, Randle will lose out on touches to fellow running back Lance Dunbar, who was inactive last week with a hamstring injury. The second-year player has a lot of talent, and the Cowboys will like to see what they have in the youngster now that he is healthy.
Finally, Dallas remains a pass-first team that has the sixth-fewest rushing attempts in the league this season.
While Randle will still probably get the majority of carries in the backfield, the reduced role with a minimal scoring opportunity makes him a bad fantasy start against the Lions.
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